ROI for BUS 234

When talking about business opportunities, investors almost always focus on “rate of return”. The return has to be large enough to reward the investor for assuming the high level of risk.

The same evaluation process must be employed by the entrepreneur. Unless the risk of starting a new venture can be shown to be offset by the potential rewards of a successful outcome, there is no reason for the either the entrepreneur or an investor to proceed. Knowing that in advance, prevents the loss of time and resources for both investor and entrepreneur.

Is BUS 234 a good investment? The risk does appear high, especially at the start of the course. Over time, I am confident that you will find your rate of return on the hours invested in this class will exceed your expectations.

The payoff for you will begin immediately at the end of the semester. But, the best time to measure the value of BUS 234 is after you have graduated and worked a couple of years. At that point, you will have been able to apply the skills, concepts, and knowledge of the course to improve your success at work. I hope you will keep me informed about your achievements.

Businesses want employees who can work in a group, are able to solve problems and have strong communications skills. I firmly believe that your hard work in this class will payoff in terms of future business success. I sincerely hope that you reach your goals and dreams, and look forward to continuing to serve you as a business resource and mentor in the years to come.

— Mike

One response to “ROI for BUS 234

  1. http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/05/best-business-schools-09-leadership-careers-intro.html

    Our ranking of M.B.A. programs is based on the return on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2004. We surveyed 17,000 alumni at 103 schools and heard back from 24% of those grads. We compared their earnings in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and required fees). We adjusted for cost of living expenses and discounted their earnings gains using a rate tied to money market yields.

    We also discounted tuition to account for students who pay in-state rates and for the non-repayable financial aid that schools dole out. This year for the first time we also accounted for required fees that students must pay on top of tuition. Only two-year full-time M.B.A. programs were included in the U.S. ranking.

    Holders of master of business administration degrees have taken it on the chin in the last two years. B-school alums like Richard Fuld, Vikram Pandit and Richard Wagoner have been dragged in front of Congress for public floggings. The job picture for new M.B.A.s is bleak right now, with only 50% of them having a job offer three months before graduation, down from 62% last year, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council. Bank of America ( BAC – news – people ) was reportedly forced to pull job offers from 50 2009 M.B.A. graduates after it accepted Troubled Asset Relief Program funds.

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