An MBA Degree Helps Further My Career
My decision to pursue an MBA degree to help further my career is what is needed to help me understand the requirements to start and maintain operation of a company from a business aspect. With the courses offered in the MBA program I can learn new methods and also refresh on old methods learned while I completed my bachelor’s program.
Supporters of the MBA program argue that degrees allow graduates to obtain better paying jobs. They say that without a degree non-graduates will have to settle for the lower paying positions within a company. According to Altaf Sahibzada, author of High Paying Jobs with MBA Degrees – The Right Business Education, “It is estimated that MBA salaries are generally higher by about 35 per cent than regular graduates. They hold prestigious jobs. They position their businesses strategically and help in the growth of companies and economies.” This statement is one of common repetition as many students decide to further their education after completing their bachelor’s programs.
Opponents of the MBA program argue that the same paying job can be obtained without the credentials of completing an MBA program. They say non-graduates have the same opportunities as those who obtain an MBA degree. Gabriel Hammond, a founding partner of Alerian Capital Management, is noted as one such person who “decided to forgo an M.B.A.. Instead, he raised $5 million and started his own hedge fund in 2004. The fund now manages $300 million out of offices in New York and Dallas, and Mr. Hammond, 28, enjoys seven-figure payouts.” (L. Story, 2007). Another example of success without the aid of an M.B.A is that of Samir Ahmad, 25. Ahmad has worked at Citi since college and was promoted to associate, an M.B.A.-level position this past summer.
““Despite advice from his older brother that he should attend business school, Mr. Ahmad says he cannot see what he would gain to justify the time. “If I were to spend two years at...