By Jordie Kern @JordieKern
If you’re considering getting your MBA immediately after graduating, I want to give you something to think about before you start applying to schools.
A graduate degree is expensive and a huge time commitment.
My advice…get a job for a year or two before you sink $50,000 or $100,000 into a business degree.
You can always get your MBA after you get your feet wet in the working world.
Here’s why I think this is a smart move:
Once you start working, you may realize that you can advance up the corporate ladder and make the money you want just as easily without an MBA.
You may change your mind and switch careers…it happens all the time.
One of my friends got her MBA and then decided she’d rather teach elementary school…it was an expensive lesson to say the least, and I’m sure she’d love to have those two years of her life back.
You’ll be more focused a few years from now, so if you do decide to go to business school, you’ll work harder and appreciate the opportunity much more.
Plus, you’ll know with more clarity exactly what area of business you want to focus your studies on haven already had a glimpse of what you like and don’t like.
And best of all, if you wait, your employer may pay for it, saving you a ton of money.
If your heart is set on an MBA, check out programs that offer night classes so you can work at the same time…that’s a possible alternative.
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