School Districts Prove Attractive To MBA Graduates

NEW YORK NY – Could school districts like Pottsgrove, Spring-Ford and Pottstown – which are scrambling to deal with 2011-2012 preliminary budget shortfalls amounting to millions of dollars – make use of some extra MBA-level talent?

Many masters of business administration graduates from the nation’s top business schools hope so, Business Week magazine reported Monday (April 4, 2011). They’re increasingly interested not only in joining the administrative, business and human resources staffs of districts like those locally and elsewhere, either as interns or employees, but they also say they want (gasp!) to work as teachers.

Several nonprofit programs have emerged to place a growing number of executives with graduate degrees into management positions or teaching internships in charter schools, urban school districts, and state and federal departments of education.