Never a Bad Time for B-School
Last week we asked you to start thinking about how ready you are for business school (and to let our Readiness Quiz help you find out), so now let’s get down to specifics.
People choose to go to business school at various times in their lives for all kinds of reasons. Maybe you’ve been planning this education path for years. Maybe you’re just out of undergrad and want to boost your marketability out there in “the real world.” Perhaps you’ve been out of school for awhile, and the job market is not what you had hoped it would be for a degree holder in your field. Or, maybe you absolutely love your job and wouldn’t dream of leaving, but you want to go after a particular promotion—or your company has offered to chip in for your MBA.
Of course, people go to business school for more than just an MBA, or Master of Business Administration. While the MBA is still the most popular degree pursued among prospective business school students, more than a quarter of them go for either a Master of Finance or a Master of Accounting, and some also earn part-time MBAs or MBAs with master’s degrees.
But whatever—and whenever—you choose to study in business school, you’ve got to start somewhere getting there. If you’re business-school bound but still gaining momentum, maybe you’re looking longingly at classmates or colleagues who are dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s on applications. But don’t let get discouraged. There’s something nice about having your options still open to you. Use it as an opportunity to tackle decisions the right way in the first place without succumbing to common pitfalls.
So whether you’re ahead of the game, right on track, or narrowing down your options in search of the right business school program—an MBA or a specialized business degree—all you need is a plan and a bit of guidance—and that’s where we come in.
Subscribe to our blog to find out more in the next few weeks: What motivates business school students, and how does that influence which degrees they’re likely to earn? How much are they projected to make over time?
Start by answering five questions about yourself in our Readiness Quiz, and unlock a digital goodie bag of free stats, tips, timelines, testimonials, and handy downloadables—all customized to your specific readiness stage. This info will help you challenge yourself to get to the next stage of readiness, and give you useful tips on how to wrap it all up if you’re almost there.