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Is doing an MBA in the US worth it?

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Is doing an MBA in the US worth it?

by mymbadreamz » Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:03 am
I graduated from a top MBA program (one of Cornell, Ross, Duke) in the US a couple of years ago and have been working in the industry for a few years now. I didn't know many things at that time and perhaps my decision to apply to the US would have been very different if I had known what I do know now. Some of the things to consider while applying are

1. Does the school have no cosigner loans?
2. Age range that you fall in
3. Does your industry/target job post-MBA really require an MBA
4. Job prospects after MBA
5. Visa challenges to consider

I've gone through the entire circus, writing GMAT not once, but 5 times to cross the magic 700 and submitted my application in several rounds, with acceptances, waitlists and dings before getting into the school of my dreams. However, I would caution applicants to give this some serious thought before taking the plunge.