I am applying to a top 10 Evening and Weekend Program. My undergrad GPA from major but not particularly prestigious public university is 3.5. My GMAT is slightly above 700. I have worked in energy and finance fields as an Analyst. I need to write fantastic essays as the rejection rate is still about 2/3.
My dilemma is this question:
What are your short and long term career goals. How will the MBA Program help you achieve them?
I am a career advancer. I want the mba for all the generic reasons I won't list. Its not just a stamp for me I do really believe in its value and have classes that would benefit me picked out.
The problem comes with my long term goal. I am planning on either continuing on my current path (with advancement and a few changes) or start my own business. My boyfriend is in athletic industry. He needs to go back to school, get doctorate, certifications, etc. It is an endeavor that is 6-10 years out. He is amazing at what he does, but would never be able to start his own business on his own. I feel like with our different skills sets we can grow a business with personal training, physical therapy, chiro etc. We've talked about it. I don't have much experience with entrepreneurship. I want to use the mba as an opportunity to learn even more. I also have to do soul searching on whether it is good for my partner and I to live and work together. It may be too stressful or it may be the most amazing career choice.
I want to be honest and tell Hass that my long term goals can go into one of two directions or possibly a hybrid. All I read about is how career goals should be well defined so I feel like it may be suicide to say my long term goals aren't completely defined and dependent on future events.
What do you think? Should I be 100% honest and discuss the two path option or should I just stick to what I know which as a career advancer????
Thanks so much in advance.