Sometimes ago , I wrote about going for Masters immediately after bachelors degree and why any Masters you intend to go for should add value to you as a person and to your career. Read the article here https://www.247insight.com/2018/07/25/just-before-you-go-for-that-masters-degree/
The post was viewed by over 100,000 people on LinkedIn with arguments for and against the line of thought.
The truth is Masters degree should not just be a tick the box project. You must be clear of what you intend to achieve after the Masters.
Your career plans and long term aspirations are part of the considerations in deciding whether to go for a research based Masters or a professional masters.
An MBA is a professional masters offered by Business Schools around the world. If you are not sure or you need some guidance on whether going to Business School may be the right option for you, consider the following;
1. You feel stuck in your career
We all get to a position in our lives , career or business where we feel we are stuck and we are not sure of what the future holds.
A good MBA will provide you with clarity on what other career options you may consider and how to move your business forward as an entrepreneur.
Whether you have 2 years or 7 years experience in a particular field, with an MBA you can start a new career and succeed in it.
2. You want accelerated Growth
If you want to achieve accelerated growth in your career , you may consider an MBA. A friend recently finished his MBA in a well ranked business school. He had about 3 years experience prior to his MBA in a Finance related field and upon completion , he got an offer as a Senior Product Manager with Amazon. That’s the type of edge a well ranked MBA will give you.
3. You want to work for an International Organisation
If you want to work for a company that has no presence in your country of residence , an MBA may be a route to do this. You need to check the schools you want to attend and see if that company recruits from any of the school.
You can also look out for alumni of those schools working in the company to ask how they got into the company.
4. You are tired of what you are doing
The moment you don’t enjoy your career again, and you feel tired, an MBA may be the next option for you. Whether you are a scientist, a medical doctor, a pharmacist , an auditor or even a programmer, you can move to a different career field upon completion of your studies and you are not starting from entry level.
5. You need valuable network of contacts that cuts across the globe
If you are an entrepreneur or you have big plans to change the world and you need contacts from North America, Asia Europe , Middle East and even Australia, you need to consider an MBA.
Your classmates will be drawn from different parts of the world and you will work together on different assignments and projects during the course of your study. Your faculty members who are well experienced with good access to an array of people may also be a good route to fulfill your plans.
Strong contacts is always a game changer in career and business. So it’s worth considering.
6. You want more money
If you want more money from what you are doing or from what you want to do, you may consider an MBA. The Return on Investment is usually huge depending on the school. Most schools show you average post MBA salary and most rankings also provide this information. You can check out Financial Times , US News and Economist MBA rankings to aid your research.
The time to take that bold step is now as applications have started opening for most schools.
Feel free to drop your comments in case you have any clarification.