Is an MBA now worth it? Should I apply?


Sleepla

I have recently been laid off due to the effects of coronavirus. This was bad timing but hey when would it be good timing, right?

I am exploring the idea of doing an MBA. I graduated from university in 2015 with a 3.7 GPA. I have about 4.5 years of work experience in consulting (front office, not a big firm). I would get a good letter of recommendation.

I guess I am not really sure what to do now. I have started looking for other jobs but I guess hiring has slowed down, hence the idea of an MBA.

Does anybody have any advice? Should I apply now? If I was to go back to school I would prefer an MBA over another type of degree. I would stick to schools in the US.

I have recently been laid off due to the effects of coronavirus. This was bad timing but hey when would it be good timing, right?

I am exploring the idea of doing an MBA. I graduated from university in 2015 with a 3.7 GPA. I have about 4.5 years of work experience in consulting (front office, not a big firm). I would get a good letter of recommendation.

I guess I am not really sure what to do now. I have started looking for other jobs but I guess hiring has slowed down, hence the idea of an MBA.

Does anybody have any advice? Should I apply now? If I was to go back to school I would prefer an MBA over another type of degree. I would stick to schools in the US.
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Duncan

It's a great time do an MBA because the opportunity cost is lowest now.

It's a great time do an MBA because the opportunity cost is lowest now.
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Duncan

I'd also say... I expect currently-open rounds to be undersubscribed and later rounds to be over-subscribed at top schools, so there's a big advantage to applying now.

I'd also say... I expect currently-open rounds to be undersubscribed and later rounds to be over-subscribed at top schools, so there's a big advantage to applying now.
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Larry

From the limited information you've provided, it does seem like you fit the profile for doing an MBA. Have you taken the GMAT?

From the limited information you've provided, it does seem like you fit the profile for doing an MBA. Have you taken the GMAT?
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Sleepla

I have taken the GMAT and scored 720. I am working on applications for Duke, UCLA, and Purdue. Are there other schools that you suggest?

I have taken the GMAT and scored 720. I am working on applications for Duke, UCLA, and Purdue. Are there other schools that you suggest?
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Ayon

What do you want to do after your MBA? I would suggest you to apply at higher ranked schools than Purdue unless that's your safety.

What do you want to do after your MBA? I would suggest you to apply at higher ranked schools than Purdue unless that's your safety.
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