Hey Fellow Monkeys.
I'm about to start at a good MBA program in the fall, and it's hitting me that business school is an opportunity to reset and try new things. I applied with a certain end goal in mind, but now I'm cognizant that perhaps my goal was too restrictive and wanted to think about business school with a wider lens.
Curious what experienced monkeys' advice for choosing a job / career path in business school would be. Here are some topics to spark conversation, but answers don't have to be related to any of this:
* Specialist vs Generalist? Is it worthwhile to focus on a specific industry that is on the rise and try and learn as much about it as possible or is it better to build up a general skillset that will allow you to do "anything" within your chosen career path?
* Any types of classes that I should 100% take? I've heard people mention courses on negotiation, leadership-related courses, specialized financial modeling courses.
* Entrepreneurship. Business school seems like a pretty risk free time to try this, but are there hidden costs that I might not be thinking of? For example, reduced ability to find a good internship / FT job, or less time for social interaction?
* Any strong opinions, good or bad, about going into IB / Consulting / PE?
I realize this is a very open ended post and I sincerely appreciate any generosity with answers!