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Why an MBA ?

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11 Sep 2010, 10:40
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I am sure if someone searches the net and considering all the essay materials there are almost 101 Reasons to do an MBA ... most of then cliched ( and hence True ) . However can someone share purely whimsical or childish reasons for doing and going through the rigmarole.

For me the money is the factor not the Pay Check... but the fact that an MBA would up my going rate in the marriage market. This sounds amazingly stupid but it is true.

Would love to hear from someone else ??
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so my asian parents can stop saying "oh so and so's son got an MBA - what you got?"
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11 Sep 2010, 15:53
For that one line on my resume.
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12 Sep 2010, 20:59
shaselai wrote:
so my asian parents can stop saying "oh so and so's son got an MBA - what you got?"

Haha, I hear you. If you go to a community college you are disowned.
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12 Sep 2010, 21:13
yep... the pressure is on (from parents side too!) for me...
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12 Sep 2010, 21:25
To add official degree's backing to all gyan I give to people around me
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12 Sep 2010, 22:03
that one line on my CV...money..!!! wealthy honey !!!(lolzz)
honestly... I wanna prove someone what I am capable off... n no that someone isnt my parent !!!
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13 Sep 2010, 08:08
Speaking of the value of an MBA, I'm a bit torn because there's family pressure for me to go for a legitimate professional degree, i.e. a JD, rather than an MBA. The thought is that an MBA is not as rigorous or well-respected as a JD...it's also because I was considering a JD during college, but now I've been more drawn to the value of an MBA. Would appreciate perspective from others who have thought about this.
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23 Sep 2010, 10:58
devashish wrote:
but the fact that an MBA would up my going rate in the marriage market. This sounds amazingly stupid but it is true.

Would love to hear from someone else ??

Haha, this works the other way too...my mom has become my biggest supporter after I informed her business schools are typically only around 30% female..."Well I just know you will meet a nice, smart man there who has a good job, unlike the guys you typically date" ummm...thanks mom, maybe I should include that in my essays.
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23 Sep 2010, 11:02
Not sure you need one, Lebron James doesn't have an MBA. JK...

I would be interested in it purely to prove that I can do it - it is arguably the apex of higher education in business. So in summation - to be one of the elites.
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23 Sep 2010, 11:53
After graduation I started up own company, and this was the worst decision I ever had in my whole scholar and professional lifetime. Now I have to buy back my sins with an MBA.
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27 Sep 2010, 16:20
Michmax3 wrote:
devashish wrote:
but the fact that an MBA would up my going rate in the marriage market. This sounds amazingly stupid but it is true.

Would love to hear from someone else ??

Haha, this works the other way too...my mom has become my biggest supporter after I informed her business schools are typically only around 30% female..."Well I just know you will meet a nice, smart man there who has a good job, unlike the guys you typically date" ummm...thanks mom, maybe I should include that in my essays.

My perspective here is a bit skewed, as Girls doing MBA are usually very high in demand(due to the skewed ratio in class ) and this means lesser chance of getting a girl in college ... one reason why not to do an MBA .
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27 Sep 2010, 19:52
devashish wrote:
Michmax3 wrote:
devashish wrote:
but the fact that an MBA would up my going rate in the marriage market. This sounds amazingly stupid but it is true.

Would love to hear from someone else ??

Haha, this works the other way too...my mom has become my biggest supporter after I informed her business schools are typically only around 30% female..."Well I just know you will meet a nice, smart man there who has a good job, unlike the guys you typically date" ummm...thanks mom, maybe I should include that in my essays.

My perspective here is a bit skewed, as Girls doing MBA are usually very high in demand(due to the skewed ratio in class ) and this means lesser chance of getting a girl in college ... one reason why not to do an MBA .

You are assuming that as an MBA you will be going after the other girls in your program. That is normally not the case. Hence your career prospects and earnings power are still higher making a wider pool of potential mates more attracted to you. So I think the assumption still stands.

Come to think of it I think there is even a dating site out there that is exclusively set up for Harvard MBAs to join for free then single females pay a subscription fee in order to have access to this supposed "pool" of mates.
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27 Sep 2010, 22:25
Come to think of it I think there is even a dating site out there that is exclusively set up for Harvard MBAs to join for free then single females pay a subscription fee in order to have access to this supposed "pool" of mates.[/quote]

unbelievable...you wouldn't think these guys would even want to date someone paying for potential access to their money. Just terrible.
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27 Sep 2010, 23:45
devashish wrote:
Michmax3 wrote:
devashish wrote:
but the fact that an MBA would up my going rate in the marriage market. This sounds amazingly stupid but it is true.

Would love to hear from someone else ??

Haha, this works the other way too...my mom has become my biggest supporter after I informed her business schools are typically only around 30% female..."Well I just know you will meet a nice, smart man there who has a good job, unlike the guys you typically date" ummm...thanks mom, maybe I should include that in my essays.

My perspective here is a bit skewed, as Girls doing MBA are usually very high in demand(due to the skewed ratio in class ) and this means lesser chance of getting a girl in college ... one reason why not to do an MBA .

You can replace every "MBA" with "banking job" and it would still hold true

Maybe the 30% goes down to 20%
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30 Sep 2010, 14:25
To apply for MBA preferred/required positions when re-locating. Like most, career/money related.

Never considered the dating/marriage angle. Any stories of the MBA leading to a wedding out there?
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12 Oct 2010, 02:03
To live in NY City for a couple of years
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12 Oct 2010, 03:58
Supasubi wrote:
To live in NY City for a couple of years

There are definitely easier and cheaper ways of doing this ...
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