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Deciding on MBA Programs

Date Added: May 19, 2012 09:58:04 AM
Author: Pams
Category: Business: Business Schools

First, you have to decide if an MBA program is going to be right for you in the first place. They are often geared towards students that have long-term goals in mind rather than short-term. This is a commitment that you should not take lightly. If you don’t know what you want to do in life or which career path you want to follow, it may be best to stay away from these types of programs. But, if you do, by all means this should be something that you consider doing.

Ask the Experts

The second thing that you should do is your homework, no pun intended. Ask around to the people that you know have gone through similar programs in similar career paths. Find people in your industry that you can ask about it. After all, they are going to know better than anyone, since they have personally been through the program that you are thinking about going into. You can also find graduates and ask them, although they might not be so inclined to answer. Most of them will be nice though and give you the information that you are looking for.

You Need More to Offer

These days just having an MBA is not enough to immediately get you hired. You have to realize that you also need some work experience in there that can really take your resume to the next level. You need to also work on building the rest of your resume up while you are going through the process of an MBA program. The sooner you can get started on this the better; as this will be a huge factor in whether or not you get hired after you are done with the program. You would be surprised at how many people don’t partake in this crucial step until after they graduate, when it is too late.

Consider the Price

The next thing that you have to take into consideration is the price. I know a lot of people don’t like to consider or talk about the price, but it really does decide a lot for you. The average cost of an MBA program comes out to be $100,000. Are you going to be able to afford that? Are you going to be able to get financing without putting yourself into debt forever. These are all things to think about before you make the decision on such a big commitment.

What Does This All Mean For You?

The moral of this article is that you really need to decide whether or not this is going to be right for you. There are a lot of pros and a few cons that you have to weigh before making your final decision. It is a big step in anyone’s life, and should be taken seriously. You should use your friends and family as a support structure to help you with this decision, but make sure that the final decision is ultimately yours to make. Take your time and make sure you make the right one for your needs.

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