Is an MBA (grad school) right for me?


meted12

Ok, i will make this short and sweet.

I am 25 y/o. I have a pretty good job at a blue chip company, making six figures and I own a consulting tech company. This year I am estimating to make around 180k to 200k.

I always wanted to get a masters degree, in entrepreneurship or something specific, but also an MBA - specially if it is flexible (Booth, I am looking at you!). My wife is getting her PhD, my dad has an MBA..

Now, I do not know what to do. I never thought my company would do well, and at my age I'd be in this position. It makes little sense for me to get an MBA (no sense to start a full time program) because I do not want a career change, and I am pretty satisfied in my current position right now. I do want to start another company and I wanted to join an entrepreneurship program at a good school for the connections. I love learning and going to college was an amazing experience for me, so I just get excited thinking how awesome an MBA program will be.

Do you think it is worth it for me to go to grad school or get an MBA?

A little more about me, I am South American, came to the US to go to college at 17. I have lived in 4 countries (writing to you from Paris right now).

Ok, i will make this short and sweet.

I am 25 y/o. I have a pretty good job at a blue chip company, making six figures and I own a consulting tech company. This year I am estimating to make around 180k to 200k.

I always wanted to get a masters degree, in entrepreneurship or something specific, but also an MBA - specially if it is flexible (Booth, I am looking at you!). My wife is getting her PhD, my dad has an MBA..

Now, I do not know what to do. I never thought my company would do well, and at my age I'd be in this position. It makes little sense for me to get an MBA (no sense to start a full time program) because I do not want a career change, and I am pretty satisfied in my current position right now. I do want to start another company and I wanted to join an entrepreneurship program at a good school for the connections. I love learning and going to college was an amazing experience for me, so I just get excited thinking how awesome an MBA program will be.

Do you think it is worth it for me to go to grad school or get an MBA?

A little more about me, I am South American, came to the US to go to college at 17. I have lived in 4 countries (writing to you from Paris right now).
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Razors Edg...

What are your goals?

What are your goals?
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meted12

Goals:
- find the right connections, like minded people/team, to form startup.
- make connections in the business world
- build solid soft skills (leadership, people management, etc) - pun intended.

Goals:
- find the right connections, like minded people/team, to form startup.
- make connections in the business world
- build solid soft skills (leadership, people management, etc) - pun intended.

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blitzkrieg

Goals:
- find the right connections, like minded people/team, to form startup.
- make connections in the business world
- build solid soft skills (leadership, people management, etc) - pun intended.

I think an MBA would definitely be more suitable, especially if you can get into a top B-school

[Edited by blitzkrieg on Jun 25, 2017]

[quote]Goals:
- find the right connections, like minded people/team, to form startup.
- make connections in the business world
- build solid soft skills (leadership, people management, etc) - pun intended.

[/quote]I think an MBA would definitely be more suitable, especially if you can get into a top B-school
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Razors Edg...

Yes, if you have the time to do a full-time MBA at a top school, by all means, that would help you meet all of those goals. Otherwise, if commitment to a long-term program and flexibility is a consideration, why not a General Management Program? Or specialized exec ed in entrepreneurship / business building. MIT Sloan has a few options.

Yes, if you have the time to do a full-time MBA at a top school, by all means, that would help you meet all of those goals. Otherwise, if commitment to a long-term program and flexibility is a consideration, why not a General Management Program? Or specialized exec ed in entrepreneurship / business building. MIT Sloan has a few options.
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