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Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 14:13
Imagine that u have to answer this question to your friend or someone that u can't bull***t about saving the world and helping the poor and unprotected.

Why do u really want an MBA?

A real question requires a real answer...

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1. money
2. more money
3. and yet more money

But what do u really want to do with all that money? Drive a better car? Live in a spacious home?
Afford expensive goodess-like looking brunettes?

OR perhaps

Enjoy a better working quality conditions eg replace ur cubicle with an office with a big beautiful window ...

Share ur honest thoughts folks :)
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 14:16
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...saving the world and helping the poor and unprotected.


never hurts to meet more ladies as well i suppose ;)
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 14:20
It's not about the money for me. If I were interested in money only, I'd just get a job with a law firm and use my law degree and bill out 2500 hours in a year. My list:

1. Satisfaction/Enjoyment from the work I do. I want to pair my law degree and MBA together to help keep companies out of the court room. I think it a company is making decisions in a court room (i.e., in litigation) then that company is not running as efficiently as possible.

2. I think along the lines of marketing, financial risk/reward, systems, etc more than I do in a purely legal aspect. This just makes sense to bring these two things together.

3. Learn more about business. I enjoy business problems and trying to find solutions. I can learn more, in a shorter time period in b-school than I can at On the job training or by trial and error. It's academically economic.

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Imagine that u have to answer this question to your friend or someone that u can't bull***t about saving the world and helping the poor and unprotected.

Why do u really want an MBA?

A real question requires a real answer...

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1. money
2. more money
3. and yet more money

But what do u really want to do with all that money? Drive a better car? Live in a spacious home?
Afford expensive goodess-like looking brunettes?

OR perhaps

Enjoy a better working quality conditions eg replace ur cubicle with an office with a big beautiful window ...

Share ur honest thoughts folks :)

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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 14:27
It's probably a financial negative for me to get my MBA. I want one to expand my options for my career and for the experience itself.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 16:00
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1) Not be bored in my job every single day. Not that I was expecting glamour and excitement in accounting but still... a challenge every once in a while would be nice. I'm operating so far below my potential and it's aggravating to be told that there's nothing else to be done when I'm begging for more challenging assignments.

2) Not have to work for someone who I shouldn't be subordinate to... man do I hate my current boss with a passion.

3) Make a decent living, nothing ridiculous but enough to be more comfortable than I currently am...

4) Get a different experience than what I had in undergrad... I really settled in my undergrad school choice and need to make up for it now and really push myself academically like I haven't since high school.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 16:04
jallenmorris wrote:
1. Satisfaction/Enjoyment from the work I do.


Same here. The possible money is a bonus, but to truly enjoy my job is paramount.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 16:29
i just wanna Quit my job and figure something out over the next 2 years
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 16:45
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jallenmorris wrote:
1. Satisfaction/Enjoyment from the work I do.


Same here. The possible money is a bonus, but to truly enjoy my job is paramount.


Same here.

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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:06
1. The education - the ability to gain the knowledge to effectively change industries and be good at my role in that new industry. Gain the fundamentals I didn't acquire during my undergrad, and have the credibility that an MBA does have.
2. Enjoy what I do - which is why I want to change industries. ;)
3. Money. If you enjoy what you do, you'll be good at it, and you'll provide well for your family. I'm not going to lie, I want my kids to be better off than I was - we all do I'm sure, that's natural.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:30
1.Move up the management chain.

2.Money.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:45
Ugh...all this introspection. It hurts! First the apps, now this.

1. Open up opportunities in my industry that might not be available without an MBA.
2. Continue my education. I'm a nerd, sorry. I like to learn. There's a lot about my industry (and others) that I don't know and won't learn on the job. Learning it in the classroom will make me that much stronger of a leader in the future.
3. Expand my network. My parents always told me, "it's not what you know, it's who you know." It certainly can't hurt to connect with smart, innovative, driven professors and students.
4. Maybe a little extra $$ along the way won't hurt either.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:54
Well... some of you really sound sincere and some of you sound like u r just redoing ur application essay :)

Money itself is just a magic spell which can make things easier..

However, I would like to align with Freud and make a point that I am doing an MBA to afford a greater variety of girls :) and this is not a joke

really

its not

I also think that having a job u like is a very important but that is not achievable even with an MBA in my humble opinion.

I wanna make enough money so i can retire in 10-15 years, buy a decent arc and become a fisherman :)

Now... i cant put this in my application right

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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:55
what cereal255 said. +1 to him!

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1) Not be bored in my job every single day. Not that I was expecting glamour and excitement in accounting but still... a challenge every once in a while would be nice. I'm operating so far below my potential and it's aggravating to be told that there's nothing else to be done when I'm begging for more challenging assignments.

2) Not have to work for someone who I shouldn't be subordinate to... man do I hate my current boss with a passion.

3) Make a decent living, nothing ridiculous but enough to be more comfortable than I currently am...

4) Get a different experience than what I had in undergrad... I really settled in my undergrad school choice and need to make up for it now and really push myself academically like I haven't since high school.
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i want an MBA so I can go to some third world country and become its dictator..

and as spiridon said..girls are an added HUGE plus..
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 18:26
hah well I'm not going for men since I'm married, or for getting up the management chain because I know I can do that without an MBA. What else is left, wanting to be in debt? ;)

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Well... some of you really sound sincere and some of you sound like u r just redoing ur application essay :)

Money itself is just a magic spell which can make things easier..

However, I would like to align with Freud and make a point that I am doing an MBA to afford a greater variety of girls :) and this is not a joke

really

its not

I also think that having a job u like is a very important but that is not achievable even with an MBA in my humble opinion.

I wanna make enough money so i can retire in 10-15 years, buy a decent arc and become a fisherman :)

Now... i cant put this in my application right

:)
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I would say "spiridon" puts it across quite clearly for everyone... look if it isn't for the money you wouldn't be doing the investment-return calculations and all, while factoring in the opportunity costs of the forgone pay. So its definitely about the money but the real question (as the guy who posted the original question pointed out) what 'end' is that money the 'means' to. So, there lets be honest Freud takes the huge chunk for all of us...But my guess is there is one more thing, the MBA gives u this opportunity to move upwards in the food-chain... grab power over the society via corporations. I agree not all or even many MBA graduates manage this but lets be honest, we all who might just get that dream school MBA have this chance. That said when u r at the top of the wealth curve, it bends back (wealth-lesiure curve) and there u satisfy urself with the power hold and the ability u have in changing the society... i wont delve much back in the history...just look more closely at someone like Hank Paulson... i wudn't agree with the guys policies and all but thats besides the point... you and I both know we would love to peak our career at a job like that! THATS why u really want the MBA!
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 19:42
spiridon wrote:
Well... some of you really sound sincere and some of you sound like u r just redoing ur application essay :)

Money itself is just a magic spell which can make things easier..

However, I would like to align with Freud and make a point that I am doing an MBA to afford a greater variety of girls :) and this is not a joke

really

its not

I also think that having a job u like is a very important but that is not achievable even with an MBA in my humble opinion.

I wanna make enough money so i can retire in 10-15 years, buy a decent arc and become a fisherman :)

Now... i cant put this in my application right

:)


I personally just want to be in the financial sector to feel plugged in, learn how the sector works, then branch out and run my own company. Nothing like working for yourself. The MBA comes as the quickest bridge in getting to my end point. That is it.
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 20:59
to find a job I'm passionate about and not dread work every Monday morning... :)
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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 22:17
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I wanna make enough money so i can retire in 10-15 years, buy a decent arc and become a fisherman :)

Now... i cant put this in my application right

:)


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Re: Why do u really want ur MBA>? [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 22:54
Find happiness, which means do something I'm passionate about, which means help to make the world a better place.

I hope the adcom believes me since I actually mean it. You guys need to quit using my line ;-)
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