WHEN TO GET YOUR MBA
You’re about to gett your bachelor’s degree … now what? If you’re considering getting your MBA, your choices are to pursue it immediately while you’re in a college student state of mind or get a few years of work (and life) experience before focusing on school again.
Why we recommend first option is because,
You’re already in an education mindset and in a routine of writing strategic marketing papers, attending leadership classes, taking accounting tests and doing finance homework.
From a financial perspective, it may make sense for you to continue directly to Post Graduation to potentially boost your earning potential when you do enter the workforce. Some jobs (especially those with higher salaries) require an advanced degree, but keep in mind, these same jobs will typically expect work experience as well.
Why not second option then ?
By giving yourself breathing room after your undergraduate studies, you can deveote more attention to preparing for the entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT, SNAP, NMAT, MHCET, ATMA etc.
Having a career in place prior to pursuing your MBA may help ease the burden of paying for your degree. Your company may offer tuition benefits that will fully or partially cover your continued education. And if your employer doesn’t, earning a regular salary should make it easier for you to handle tuition costs or loan repayment.
The choice is yours: The right route to an MBA is going to be different for everyone. Take the time to consider the pros and cons of each option for your situation. The destination is same no matter how you get there.