Is it worth waiting a year or two for MBA


Oke146

Hello,

I've recently began looking at the possibility of doing an MBA - my father has done an MBA and advised that it would it be a good course to continue my development over the next few years.

I don't have a business background prior to my role in recruitment, which was my first job after completing my degree(STEM subject) from a non Russell Group University. I have been fairly successful since then with 3+ years of experience in recruitment but it's not something I want to do forever. I believe that an MBA would provide me with a strong means of development and support the possibility to change career and enter consulting for a big firm.

Ideally, I would be looking to do a part time course in London but I understand how important prestige is and I believe that ideally will need a business school from the top 100 for the MBA to be truly worth its value in gold for me.

I will get about hit the threshold of experience for the likes of Warwick/City/Imperial but don't have the capital right now to self finance.

Is it better waiting a year or two and re-evaluating? Or am I being too snobbish and should I be more open and consider unis such as University of Westminster/Brunel?

Others have said that I should consider as I can afford the fees and would be able to start this year but I'm just not sure if that's the best option.

Hello,

I've recently began looking at the possibility of doing an MBA - my father has done an MBA and advised that it would it be a good course to continue my development over the next few years.

I don't have a business background prior to my role in recruitment, which was my first job after completing my degree(STEM subject) from a non Russell Group University. I have been fairly successful since then with 3+ years of experience in recruitment but it's not something I want to do forever. I believe that an MBA would provide me with a strong means of development and support the possibility to change career and enter consulting for a big firm.

Ideally, I would be looking to do a part time course in London but I understand how important prestige is and I believe that ideally will need a business school from the top 100 for the MBA to be truly worth its value in gold for me.

I will get about hit the threshold of experience for the likes of Warwick/City/Imperial but don't have the capital right now to self finance.

Is it better waiting a year or two and re-evaluating? Or am I being too snobbish and should I be more open and consider unis such as University of Westminster/Brunel?

Others have said that I should consider as I can afford the fees and would be able to start this year but I'm just not sure if that's the best option.
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Duncan

Hardly anyone self-finances an MBA. Why let that limit you? Aim at the best available  school for your goal. There's no point aiming at weak schools when the return is larger from top schools.

Hardly anyone self-finances an MBA. Why let that limit you? Aim at the best available&nbsp; school for your goal. There's no point aiming at weak schools when the return is larger from top schools.<br>
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mba hipste...

Agreed, but do the math yourself. See what grads at the weaker schools make on average, and calculate this sometime far out in the future (20 years?). Compare that to the proven salary outcomes at the better schools. My sense is that the ROI will be much better for the top schools, regardless of taking a couple more years to start. 

Agreed, but do the math yourself. See what grads at the weaker schools make on average, and calculate this sometime far out in the future (20 years?). Compare that to the proven salary outcomes at the better schools. My sense is that the ROI will be much better for the top schools, regardless of taking a couple more years to start.&nbsp;
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