re: Thinking of getting my MBA (Posted on 1/4/13 at 8:14 pm to McLovinII)
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.
wiltznucs South Florida Fan Apollo Beach, FL Member since Sep 2005 4364 posts Online
re: Thinking of getting my MBA (Posted on 1/4/13 at 8:15 pm to McLovinII)
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.
ULalum06 LA-Lafayette Fan Lafayette Member since Jun 2012 51 posts
re: Thinking of getting my MBA (Posted on 1/4/13 at 8:28 pm to Cracker)
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.