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.
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by Uliashamilt » Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:17 pm
Isnt there a curse that goes May you have an interesting life?

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Re: Is doing an MBA in the US worth it?

by noblekeon » Tue Oct 24, 2023 5:23 pm
Are there no omens that go I hope you live an exciting life.

Fantastic article; I'll be keeping you in my New Year's wishes.

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Re: Is doing an MBA in the US worth it?

by robertwolf1 » Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:25 am
Thanks for sharing your experience and insights. It's really valuable for those of us considering an MBA. The points you mentioned, like checking for no cosigner loans, understanding the age range, evaluating if your target job really needs an MBA, considering job prospects, and being aware of visa challenges, are all crucial. Your journey through multiple GMAT attempts and the application rounds shows great perseverance. Your advice to think carefully before diving into an MBA is something I'll definitely keep in mind.