Is an MBA Right for You?

If you’ve ever thought about getting an MBA, this chapter is for you. I believe getting an MBA is valuable, but not for all people, and not in all ways they are delivered. There are many considerations to take into account when making a decision as big as this. An MBA will stretch you personally and professionally. It will vacuum up all available time you have. It may cause you to take on student loan debt. Whether the benefits of the MBA are greater than the cost you pay (in time, effort, and money) is not guaranteed, either—so you must give it careful consideration.

In this chapter, we will explore key questions: Should you do a full-time MBA, or one designed for working professionals? Do you go for the best ...

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