[b]My name is David. Before I post my question I first want to say that I feel blessed that I have found the GMAT Club! This club is really helping me prepare for the dreaded GMAT. We need forum/clubs like this not only for the GMAT but for all other subjects for graduate school. I am currently preparing to take the GMAT for Belmont University's PMBA program. I am also working on my first book of four. I graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a PBBA Bachelor's Degree in Business-Accounting. Not many of us get the chance to go to graduate school and I would really hate to turn down this opportunity to pursue the MBA degree. However, how would the MBA-Entrepreneurship Degree help me as a new writer/author who seeking to get published? Would pursuing the degree be a waste of time? Or, would it highly benefit me by helping me to start a business by promoting my books? I have already submitted my application to the business school. All I lack is taking the GMAT. I look forward to hearing your response. [/b]
Hey buddy, I think it's so cool that you're pursuing your dream of writing!! Don't give up on that!!
Getting back on the subject of MBA, I think that while it's definitely a priviledge for folks like us to go for our MBAs, we need to fully understand the impact and capacity that an MBA holds. Here's the simple breakdown - an MBA is really just for people to be together with the type of companies that you're looking to join (or to incubate an entreneurial idea, should it be good enough) and interact/mingle with the connections you gain at b-school. An MBA will teach you the fundamentals of business, whether it's business ethics, accounting, managerial economics, or corporate finance. However, no matter what you do in school, it really is all theoretical. It's up to the students themselves to turn theorems into practicums. An MBA is not there to help you learn how to start your own business, or how to get your books published, but it's there to help you learn about the different scenarios that you may encounter in life, or rather, at a professional setting. I think that an MBA is a huge investment on an individual and it's only best that the student fully understands what an MBA entails before his/her feet is too deep in the water. At your current stage, I'm not entirely sure if this MBA will help you and if I were you, I'd seek out additional opinions from others, from counselors, from the career centers at your school of choice, and from just anyone on this club. Get to know more about what an MBA does for you because the last thing you want is misaligned information that gets you nowhere afterwards (but end up with a huge chunk of debt)!
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