Going back to school was one of the most challenging things that I have done in a long time. I am in the process of venturing in unchartered territories, both professionally and personally. I am looking forward to the many expected and unexpected challenges and opportunities during this journey. This journey will reap great benefits and will prove to be challenging and interesting. One of my expectations during this adventurous course is knowing that in the end, great rewards await me.
Deciding to pursue my Masters of Business Administration was not a difficult choice. I have been debating for a long time to continue with my education and now have the opportunity as well as the means to do so. The difficult choice was deciding which university to attend. Making the decision was not only concerning, but timely. I needed to make sure that I would receive the specific degree that I was seeking while meeting the demands of professional and personal life.
In making this decision, I researched three universities; the University of Georgia1, Georgia Tech2, and the University of Phoenix3. Upon completion of my research, it was evident that the University of Phoenix proved to be the best university for me to attend. It will not only meet my demanding schedule, but I liked the idea of attending school one day a week versus two to four days a week. And there is a campus within five miles from my home. Talk about convenience!
The most important deciding factor is that I will be able to complete my MBA program in approximately 20 months instead of the five to six years (on a part-time basis) the other universities were offering.