Ranking MBA Programs in Terms of Happiness

prenticeRobert Prentice, professor of business law at the McCombs School of Business, published a fascinating article in the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this week which asked, what’s an MBA worth in terms of happiness? Prentice argues that happiness, not income earned, is how we should judge MBA programs.

“I propose that short-term measures of starting salaries or salary differentials be replaced in the rankings by those of long-term happiness,” the professor writes, adding that “Measuring happiness would encourage business schools to focus less on training students for the highest-paying jobs and more on preparing them for careers they will find satisfying in the long term.”

To read more of Prentice’s commentary, see his original article on the McCombs Today website.

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