What do b-school profs and Lady Gaga have in common?

Earlier this week we posted about the high – and increasing — cost of college.

As a throwaway point, we mentioned that the annual tuition in Georgetown’s MBA program is about $50,000 … $49,638 to be precise.

That caught some attention, so let’s put the number in perspective.

A Gtown MBA student takes 18 module-courses per year … so. the tuition works out to about $2,750 per module-course.

Each module-course is two classes per week for 7 weeks … so, the tuition works out to about $200 for each of the 14 class sessions.

Let’s put that number in perspective.

According to SeatGeek.com, Lady Gaga ticket prices averaged $182.43 on last year’s Monster Ball Tour … about the same as an MBA class session.



A couple of hours of Lady Gaga or 75 minutes soaking in some b-school wisdom … bring your wallet and take your pick.


P.S. For the record, I think of that $200 number every time I walk into a classroom. Move over Gaga.

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3 Responses to “What do b-school profs and Lady Gaga have in common?”

  1. Scott Says:

    Maybe you should start wearing platform shoes and suits made of meat.

  2. Jennifer Folsom Says:

    I put myself through undergrad and once I did the same math and figured out what each class was costing me (and continues to cost me, thanks to a combined student loan with Georgetown) I laughed when my friends asked if I wanted to skip a class with them.

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