I seem to be having a lot of conversations about ‘getting an MBA’ with various friends. My conversations normally consist of the following themes:
- Take the GMAT – it’s all fluff until that’s taken care of
- Pick a school that is respected
- Pick the school that is the best fit for personality
- Don’t sleep during it
The benefits part of the conversation is pretty standard as well. I was able to change industries and jobs, great experience, loved the travel, yes London was great; hard to believe I got to sit beside some of the most remarkable people on the planet (my fellow 2007s and those who attended the school during my time there).
I’m in the process of realizing that the value of the MBA extends past the obvious learning about business and helping me become a better thinker. The value also lies in the wealth of resources at your finger tips three years later. I’m doing some work right now that requires diving into some of my second year classes to find models, good approaches and ideas.
And, it’s all here. The notes, the templates and approaches. In fact, I’ve gotten more out of some of the course designs right now then I did during the class. Good stuff.