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Should I get an MBA

cestBCcestBC Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
I am a business undergrad from Temple and and Educational Leadership master's from St. Lawrence. I got into an MBA program at West Chester University and I am not sure if I should do it. I have always wanted an MBA but I do not necessarily need one. I work from home as a medical broker. Will I regret doing an MBA because I could have spent my time and money on other things, or will I regret not doing an MBA because who knows what possibilities it could open up.... I fear regret either way.

I got a master's in Education bc I was offered an assistantship and it was free but it did not really get me anywhere so I am scared I will feel the same way about an MBA. I also fear the regret of not taking this opportunity to get the MBA bc I am young and have the time/energy. SO CONFUSED and I need to tell the school ASAP.

Any advice? West Chester is fully online. Is this school looked down on? Is online bad? Are MBAs worthless...?



Replies to: Should I get an MBA

  • CheddarcheeseMNCheddarcheeseMN Registered User Posts: 2,408 Senior Member
    Since you are hoping that the MBA will create opportunities for you that your last master's didn't, I would spend more time thinking of how you can advance from your current position without the MBA. What is the next step on the career path if a medical broker? What kinds of networking are you doing right now?
  • cbreezecbreeze Registered User Posts: 4,522 Senior Member
    No, an online MBA wouldn't do much for you either.
    Most people go to get an MBA from a school that can help them get a job. Since an online U does not a have an on campus recruiting office, it wouldn't help you much seeking a job that requires an MBA and pays accordingly.
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