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Route to my MBA

Greg ChancellorGreg Chancellor Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Business Major
Whether I decide to major in business or engineering for undergrad, I want to get my MBA at Texas A&M. Would it be better for me to get it right after finishing undergrad, or wait and work for 2-3 years, then go? I'd prefer finishing all of my schooling at once, but I heard it is better to work first.
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Replies to: Route to my MBA

  • OminousRunOminousRun Registered User Posts: 690 Member
    Often having a MBA with no work experience can put you in the awkward spot of being overqualified for education and underqualified for work experience. I recommend getting the work experience.

    Ideally you may find an employer that has education reimbursement as part of their benefits package, which will pay for a portion (or all) of your MBA tuition. Take advantage of that.

    There are many "executive-MBA" programs that are designed around your busy work schedule. Some are night classes once or twice a week, others offer Saturday classes. Take one or two classes a semester and get your MBA after 3 or 4 years of part time schooling.
  • FutureVpFinanceFutureVpFinance Registered User Posts: 1,671 Senior Member
    no semi-respectable MBA program will look at you with no experince. In fact, that is one of the most important criteria (more important than undergrad school and GPA)
  • tomofbostontomofboston Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    All top MBA programs require at least two years of post bachelor's work experience. Most of the rest also have that requirement.
  • UriA702UriA702 Registered User Posts: 965 Member
    2-3 years at minimum. most common age of MBA is about 27-30 at top schools. That's usually about when in your career the MBA will help most. You need the business experience to apply what you learn in the classroom.
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