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RE: Value of an MBA
MBAs can be really valuable for certain jobs, especially management consulting and investment banking. Those jobs will also pay you enough to not worry about the debt. There's also some finer filters you can apply to which schools are worthwhile. For sure Harvard is all around the best as far as prestige goes, but Stanford has a less vanilla reputation of being undoubtedly the best and a lot of Stanford MBAs want to do startups or work in Silicon Valley. For Marketing, Kellogg (Northwestern) is generally considered the best, UCLA is good for the entertainment industry, for quant stuff University of Chicago has a great reputation and a totally non-Ivy League, Thunderbird business school (in Arizona or something) is really good for international business mainly due to its big network around the world.

I think the key factors for how much you'll get out of it are:
1) Where you went to undergrad
2) what kind of job you had before and for how long.
3) what you want to do with it after

(1) and (2) are going to play a big part in how successful you are in getting your dream job if you're going for blue-chip companies or high paying jobs. (3) is probably the most important. If you don't know why you're going, it's a big investment to make if you're just hoping it will help you find out.

I know a guy who went to a pretty good undergrad school, but nothing super then decided to get an MBA. He got rejected by all the top American business schoools and only got accepted by one in a 2nd world country (not Western, not 3rd world) where he only applied on a whim because he was there for work a lot and thought it was a cool place. So he went there beacuse he really wanted to learn finance and make money and he was super good at math. After he graduated he moved to London got a job in finance and made tons of money. So it can work if you have a good plan.
(This post was last modified: 04-08-2018 12:08 PM by JohnQPublic.)
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Value of an MBA - Sammy - 05-26-2014, 06:46 PM
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RE: Value of an MBA - Kapitalist - 05-26-2014, 07:28 PM
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RE: Value of an MBA - Vice - 05-27-2014, 10:53 AM
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RE: Value of an MBA - anonymous123 - 05-27-2014, 11:00 AM
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RE: Value of an MBA - sonoran_ - 04-07-2018, 01:55 PM
RE: Value of an MBA - SteezeySteve - 04-07-2018, 02:50 PM
RE: Value of an MBA - Dragan - 04-07-2018, 03:20 PM
RE: Value of an MBA - edlefou - 04-08-2018, 08:30 AM
RE: Value of an MBA - JohnQPublic - 04-08-2018 11:59 AM
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