Growing Number of Business Graduates Pursuing Careers in Education

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There appears to be a growing trend among professionals with a business management degree on their resume, as an increasing number of these graduates are turning to education as a full-time career.


According to the the Chicago Tribune, more business students from high-profile schools are increasingly seeking jobs in the policy, technology and management of education.

Education Pioneers, a nonprofit that places graduate students in leadership and management roles at more the than 160 education institutions, said it has also seen a steady increase in the number of master of business administration (MBA) students applying for educational fellowships.

Julie Angilly, Education Pioneers vice president of external relations, told the news agency that the country’s educational system has started to look beyond the teaching certificate for its future leaders.

In general, the education space is becoming more open to skills and experience outside of the traditional education world, Angilly noted.

Dennis Jiang, an MBA student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School, said education is going through a technological face lift focused on personalized and online teaching that is appealing to many business graduates.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job opportunities for teachers are expected to increase by 13% through 2018.

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