Middle of the week here. Hope everyone is doing well.
Once again my title is pretty indicative of the discussion I want to create and hopefully gain insight toward.
In case you just follow me blindly and see my name on a post and click on the posts without reading the title (which I highly recommend you do) I am proposing the question can you be too old or too young for an MBA?
An article I came across today was asking the question and I wanted to hear what our community of professionals, students (both MBA and undergrad), and clowns who waste their time trolling, believe a good age (or time frame) to get an MBA is.
I understand that age is not an important factor in an MBA necessarily. As the article wrote,
it's not about chronological age. It's more about maturity, readiness, and where you are in your career. Sometimes these things can be linked to age, but that's not a certainty.
I completely agree with the quote above. However in banking isn't it very common to get an MBA after your analyst stint?
If you went and completed your MBA already (or are currently enrolled) do you think you went at the right time? If not what would you have changed? What drove you to get your MBA in the first place?
Current professionals or students without an MBA, when do you want to get an MBA? When do you think is realistic? Why do you want an MBA
To provide everyone with my background I am current an undergraduate student, about to start my summer internship in consulting. I want to go into investment banking, and as of right now my plan is to attempt to get a full time IB offer after graduating in December, (if your firm wants an analyst to join around then HMU fam) do my analyst stint, and if I feel like a change purse an MBA. However if I really enjoy IB and the firm I am working for things may change. I want to pursue an MBA to gain exposure to the bigger picture, become a better leader (though if your actually going to contact me about a job I bleed leadership quality and have great experiences in leadership), and expose my mind to different styles of thinking (I actually love education and reading... sue me).
Thanks all, sorry this got rather long winded. Rather bored in class as I have a very rare down week and I am already ahead of assignments and studying.
P.S. No I do not expect anyone to contact me with a job through this random post with no info on my background. It is a (half) joke.
P.P.S. You gotta diversify yo bonds