FT MBA Reasoning?

Still pretty new here but wondering about the justification to leave a well paying job to attend a full time MBA program.

I understand the prestige and networking opportunities but it just seems like a huge shot in the dark that could leave you unemployed afterwards if you don’t do well in recruiting. I attended an extremely non target undergrad so maybe I’m missing something about how recruiting pipelines work at better schools.

 

If you went to a top MBA program and followed the recruiting advise to a T, it is highly unlikely you would end up unemployed. The reason why you do it is that some careers are very difficult to pivot into once you are out of undergrad. For example, if you went into consulting out of undergrad and wanted to do banking or vice versa, the most natural transition would be through an MBA program.

 

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