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McLovinII
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Thinking of getting my MBA


Been thinking of going back to school. Is getting your MBA something that is smart or would I be wasting my time?






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ClydeFrog
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re: Thinking of getting my MBA


I'm in an MBA program now and it does open doors. You should have some work experience first though so you can show you are more than just a degree earner.


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AUCE05
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Dime-a-dozen.





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Ignignokt
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If you're getting it just to get it then it's a waste. It it helps you where you're currently at to move up then it's worth it.





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RummelTiger
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quote:

Been thinking of going back to school. Is getting your MBA something that is smart or would I be wasting my time?




Seriously?






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TiGeRTeRRoR
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I'm in an MBA program now and it does open doors.
Is this the slogan of every grad school ever? I don't doubt it does, but every single person I know with a Masters says that word for word.

I'm planning to go get my MBA starting next year. Will have roughly three years of work experience under my belt, and my work has a tuition reimbursement program.






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Beerinthepocket
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You will get better responses on the Money board, but there are a multitude of factors that would determine whether a MBA is right for you.

How much work experience do you have? Are you currently in management? Looking to change careers? Would it be a check the box exercise for a promotion? What tier school could you get into? Would you have to go into debt? That's just a few o the questions you would have to answer before you can really get a meaningful response.






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Cracker
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STUPID






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RummelTiger
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If you're getting it just to get it then it's a waste. It it helps you where you're currently at to move up then it's worth it.



lol...

So it couldn't help you down the road at maybe another company?

It's always worth it.

I don't care what anyone else on here tells you...having your MBA is always a good thing.






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wiltznucs
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It really depends on where you are in your career. I personally think an MBA without 5 or more years of professional experience is a bit of a liability. MBA's are not uncommon any more and most employers place a high value on having legitimate managerial/leadership experience plus the MBA. An MBA without said experience is often viewed as an unproven commodity and has a harder time gaining employment and commanding a higher salary.

The MBA is a tough but rewarding experience and the networking you get is immeasurable. If you do choose to pursue an MBA be sure it's an AACSB accredited program.






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HarryBalzack
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Yeah, graduate school types don't make shite.





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Lucas Jackson
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re: Thinking of getting my MBA


MBA?

Just go to law school.






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Cracker
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re: Thinking of getting my MBA


if you are asking the question





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I Love Bama
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wasting my time






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ULalum06
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I grad from UL in 06 (obviously) got my MBA right after at a different school....grad in 08 with the MBA. The only thing that employers see is that they have to pay you more and you are suppose to know more. In reality most companies operate on their own terms...what you learn in your MBA program will only half-way apply.

Having an MBA has done moderately well for me. I had a grad assist. job that paid for everything sans books. Had I paid for my MBA I wouldn't think it was worth it.

JMO.






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kevv824
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Yeah, graduate school types don't make shite.
What he said. You should just go work at the plant as an operator. I hear they rake in the money.






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ArkLaTexTiger
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If you decide against the MBA at least take an introduction to economics, accounting and finance.





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redneck
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Having an MBA has done moderately well for me. I had a grad assist. job that paid for everything sans books. Had I paid for my MBA I wouldn't think it was worth it.



Kind of in the same boat, I went right from undergrad because I had the opportunity to have it paid for. I graduate in May so I am about to start sending out the resume like crazy






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HurricaneDunc
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What school?





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NawlinsTigah270
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My company has told me I can move to our Austin office and pursue mine at UT fully paid for on their dime. I am seriously considering doing it





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