Are Those Three Little Letters Still Worth It?

It’s a common saying across the business world: “You gotta spend money to make money.”


Whether it’s investing in stocks or bonds, taking out a business loan and paying it back with interest, or cutting a check to help fund a friend’s (hopefully successful) artisanal pickle shop aspirations, that simple phrase is just a fact of economic life.  

When it comes to your education and career ambitions, the same adage holds true. Indeed, you often have to spend a significant chunk of change on educational pursuits if you hope to increase your potential earnings and lifetime income.  

But what about the return on investment for an MBA program? Sure, those three little letters might spice up your LinkedIn profile and lend your resume a certain je ne sais quoi, but is an MBA still worth it in this day and age? After all, no one wants to throw their hard-earned cash away—it’s only wise to make sure your investment decisions are sound. 

So, let’s talk about the ROI on an MBA. Ask anyone at Regis if it’s worth it, and you’ll receive a resounding “yes!” Here’s what makes our Professional MBA program distinct:  

Graduate Sooner for Less

We’ve reduced the number of credit hours needed to graduate down to 36 and have lowered tuition by 4%, meaning you’ll save around $4,500 if you start your MBA this year. We’ve also recently added two new MBA specializations in Business Analytics and Strategy & Innovation to help you broaden your skillset.

Increased Earning Potential 

According to the Graduate Management Admission Councilthe median starting salary among 2018 MBA grads was more than $105,000. That number only goes up with experience and specialization, meaning the potential earnings boost from an MBA degree makes it a solid investment and wise career move. 

Scholar Practitioner Model 

Our faculty have real-world experience and have spent decades working at companies both large and small. Combining sound business theory with the type of wisdom that only comes from years in the C-suite, our faculty are at the forefront of business trends, and are more than happy to share their extensive professional networks and know-how with students. 

Professional Peers 

Students in the Professional MBA program at Regis are working professionals, with diverse backgrounds and networks of their own. They have already demonstrated a knack for business, meaning faculty don’t have to “teach down” to newcomers, and can elevate the level of instruction to match students’ work experience. Our Alumni Events keep peers connected long after graduation.  

Convenient and Flexible 

Professional MBA classes can be completed online and/or on campus in the evening, meaning we’ll work around your busy schedule. Keep your day job and work toward your future when it suits you—we aim to help individuals succeed on their own terms. 

Experiential Learning 

Business doesn’t happen in a classroom. That’s why our MBA offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities, including the Innovation CenterWorkforce, Ethics & Lifelong Learning (WELL) Center, and Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development (SEED) Institute. Our Innovation Challenge sees teams compete in a Shark Tank-style matchup as they vie for a $10,000 top prize. 

Focus on Stewardship 

Leadership, communication and relationships are essential components of the Professional MBA program, and align with Regis’ mission students of all ages to take leadership roles and to make a positive impact in a changing society. 


Ready to make an investment in your future? Apply today and take the first step toward rich returns on a fulfilling new career. There’s no GRE or GMAT scores required, no letters of recommendation needed, and you can apply today using our no-fee application.

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