MBA: My decision on starting a new career
University of Phoenix
I used to wake up in the morning whishing I had another job. I used to ask myself why I’m not making enough money. I used to tell myself my undergraduate degree was a waste of time. I was tired of just having jobs that didn’t pay well and not having a career with a decent salary. So I decided to make a change. I decided I needed to get my life back and be content with both my career and my salary. I decided to do a career change to business administration (MBA) which I believe will get me the satisfaction of a career and a better salary. With so many options out there it made it easier to confront my own objections. I thought it was too expensive, that it will take too long and I thought I was too old for it. Most people would agree with me that after starting a family our priorities change. And one had to admit that money is the principal subject in family nucleus. Adding today’s unstable economy, one has to make important decisions for the family wellbeing.
An article by Rattle (1998) demonstrates that the MBA career is in high demand and is one of the highest paying fields in the business. In the Graduate Management News (2007) a survey made to MBA graduates showed more than three quarters of a group of 3,677 students think that pursuing a graduate management degree was the right decision and 81% said they could not have gotten their jobs without this degree. Another article positions the MBA graduates earning an average of $92,360 for the year 2006. These numbers play a big factor in my decision to make that career change.
One of the objections I had to overcome was the factor of cost. I thought getting a MBA was too expensive. To my surprise and after long research, I discover that it was just an excuse. The first thing that I investigated was if my job offered any type of aid to achieve this goal. Thankfully, they do have a reimbursement program, but...