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# Are you in MBA for the money or yourself?

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25 Dec 2006, 22:32
If the money is not there, would you still do it?

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25 Dec 2006, 23:42
i wouldnt...

i would be enjoying life with my hobbies and family/friends

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26 Dec 2006, 00:18
I wouldn't no. I'm not doing it FOR the money, but I wouldnt do it if I had a negative ROI. I can think of more interesting things to do with negative ROIs

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26 Dec 2006, 07:23
Like the others, I am pretty sure I wouldnt do it if not for the money but at the same time that is not my primary motivation.

Although I do wonder if business education would be as expensive if not for the ROI.

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26 Dec 2006, 07:29
a529612 wrote:
If the money is not there, would you still do it?

Both..

Obviously money is one of the factors .. but then there are lots of other nice things which you get outta your mba, like gettin to meet new people and experiencing diferent cultures while competing rigorously to make your mark amongst your peers and ur school.

As rhyme said, it also depends on the roi..

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26 Dec 2006, 08:38
Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or has lots of money already.

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26 Dec 2006, 08:53
I'd still consider doing it for at least a couple of reasons; the knowledge and leverging an MBA as a stepping stone into the teaching world after working for 15~20 years. Ultimately, (in our 50s or 60s) teaching younger students can be just as (intrinsically) rewarding as running our own businesses. keep in mind, an MBA is essentially a master's degree, a degree that meets the minimum requirements to lecture at most community colleges and even some universities. Teaching, at least in my opinion, is a noble profession and great way to give back to the community.

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26 Dec 2006, 08:55
hmmm...i can chime in as someone who is not likely to make much after b-school. I am a non-profiteer. If I hit \$100k, I will be doing very well for myself. So I am not doing it for the money, but for the experience and the knowledge. On the other hand, I am also very very keen on attending a school that has a loan repayment assistance program for bleeding hearts like me.

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26 Dec 2006, 09:00
GMATT73 wrote:
I'd still consider doing it for at least a couple of reasons; the knowledge and leverging an MBA as a stepping stone into the teaching world after working for 15~20 years. Ultimately, (in our 50s or 60s) teaching younger students can be just as (intrinsically) rewarding as running our own businesses. keep in mind, an MBA is essentially a master's degree, a degree that meets the minimum requirements to lecture at most community colleges and even some universities. Teaching, at least in my opinion, is a noble profession and great way to give back to the community.

I would still get my MBA.

Most of the professors I had in JC were better than the professors I had at UCLA.

Teaching part-time at a JC is something I would like to do.

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26 Dec 2006, 09:42
GMATT73 wrote:
I'd still consider doing it for at least a couple of reasons; the knowledge and leverging an MBA as a stepping stone into the teaching world after working for 15~20 years. Ultimately, (in our 50s or 60s) teaching younger students can be just as (intrinsically) rewarding as running our own businesses. keep in mind, an MBA is essentially a master's degree, a degree that meets the minimum requirements to lecture at most community colleges and even some universities. Teaching, at least in my opinion, is a noble profession and great way to give back to the community.

My real long term goal? Teach business somewhere.

An MBA is a step in that direction. A PHD would be better.

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26 Dec 2006, 11:02
What about the reason that you are so bored with your job that you would do anything to get away.

And if something much better (MBA) comes along, why not?

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26 Dec 2006, 13:23
jaynayak wrote:
What about the reason that you are so bored with your job that you would do anything to get away.

And if something much better (MBA) comes along, why not?

LoL thats a good one - I know a lot of people that go for exactly that reason. For me its a little of everything, money, boredom at work, the desire for a new academic challenge, meeting new people etc.

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26 Dec 2006, 20:08
I'll do it for several reasons (some of them mentioned such as money and then teaching) but, right now, I am doing it as an unemployment insurance.

I know that when all hell breaks loose back home (typically every 10 to 15 years) I will have much better chances with an MBA title.

Cheers. L.

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26 Dec 2006, 20:14
OasisNYK wrote:
jaynayak wrote:
What about the reason that you are so bored with your job that you would do anything to get away.

And if something much better (MBA) comes along, why not?

LoL thats a good one - I know a lot of people that go for exactly that reason. For me its a little of everything, money, boredom at work, the desire for a new academic challenge, meeting new people etc.

Thats basically my reasons. In no particular order:

Money
Bored
Challenge
Something different
Meet people
Power
Risk management
Prestige
Total world domination

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26 Dec 2006, 20:39
rhyme wrote:
Total world domination
How ?

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26 Dec 2006, 21:30
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Total world domination
How ?

By taking the bayesian probability theory and developing a black scholes model, specifically:

and redirecting that through the flux capacitor located on the rear axel of the fontifoo,

I believe that I can open a vortex into the Nth dimension by solving the equation:

In so doing, I will have developed a method for total world domination.

Right?

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26 Dec 2006, 22:04
rhyme wrote:
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Total world domination
How ?

By taking the bayesian probability theory and developing a black scholes model, specifically:

and redirecting that through the flux capacitor located on the rear axel of the fontifoo,

I believe that I can open a vortex into the Nth dimension by solving the equation:

In so doing, I will have developed a method for total world domination.

Right?

Okay so you open a vortex into the Nth dimension, but which world are you talking about. Once the vortex opens you don't know how many worlds will creep in.

Right?

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26 Dec 2006, 22:06
jaynayak wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Ozmba2006 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Total world domination
How ?

By taking the bayesian probability theory and developing a black scholes model, specifically:

and redirecting that through the flux capacitor located on the rear axel of the fontifoo,

I believe that I can open a vortex into the Nth dimension by solving the equation:

In so doing, I will have developed a method for total world domination.

Right?

Okay so you open a vortex into the Nth dimension, but which world are you talking about. Once the vortex opens you don't know how many worlds will creep in.

Right?

UH... NO!! Didn't you see that I bound the limit function by the bipolar radial axis on the y dummy variable during my anova regression? Jeeeeeeeeeez....

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26 Dec 2006, 22:19
If Chicago only knew what they were about to breed 2 years from now...
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Best Regards,

Paul

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26 Dec 2006, 22:23
Paul,

Nice to see your post...Howz life after LBS?

cheers

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