If you are going to have a career in business, an MBA is a very valuable degree. However, you might want to weigh your costs, and you certainly need a plan to put into action. You don’t want to be completely saddled with debt by the time you graduate. Are you going to start working already? Perhaps you can grab your bachelor’s degree and then work for a company while you obtain your masters degree offline or online.
Education is valuable all the way around. However, when it comes to some people’s career paths and life paths, continued education and its inflated costs can sometimes be called into question. If you currently feel this dilemma in your life, weigh your options. It will certainly always benefit you to go to college, but is it for you?
As a college graduate myself, I would often argue in favor of continued education. This can especially be true for people who want to work as executives for other companies. However, there can be a case made for people not necessarily needing an MBA if they are wanting to go into business for themselves. Would it help? Yes it would, so do it if you can. I am speaking to the people who are about to take on thousands upon thousands in student loans without having a plan.
Listen, not everyone that gets a degree is going to be successful. It is what you do with that degree that counts. What do you plan to do with your MBA? One of my friends, a J1 student that was here working for the summer, is going for his degree in business. He attends school in the Philippines, and then he plans to come here after graduation. He might start a business here he says. He has a good head on his shoulders and knows what he wants to do.
My friend is also paying for school as he continues along. That will always help. For those seeking out an MBA, you might think that you should always have a job first where an MBA can get you a promotion. On other words, people think that it might not be a good idea to get the MBA first and then look for a job. Well, there are all different types of positions, and some of them require an MBA right out of the gate. Furthermore, you want to again understand that situation for individuals are always different.
You do what you need to do, based on the plans you have for you life. Life is full of decisions, and you will be glad that you have your degree, no matter what. It is an experience, you will learn quite a lot, and you can use that degree to advance your career in business. Decide what your options are, weigh them all and then take your next step forward. You have to pick a school and take on this challenge if you move forward, so be prepared.