Is the investment really worth it?

The case for sponsoring an employee who is pursuing an MBA
By Christopher Lynch
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2013

A master of business administration (MBA) is probably the best-known professional degree. Initially a general management degree, it has evolved to the point where it’s possible for a person to specialize in hundreds of different areas.

At its core, an MBA provides an individual with fundamental business and management skills, but it also requires a substantial financial investment. So why should an employer support an employee pursuing an MBA? Here’s why:

Improved job performance: An MBA will provide an understanding of business fundamentals such as accounting, marketing and finance. Employees will expand their ability to think strategically across business functions. Understanding the bigger picture and interactions at play will lead to better decision-making and creative problem-solving.