"Making an impact on my community has been the driving force in my life and I can become a better agent for change by augmenting my skills with the enhanced finance, management, and operations skills of an MBA."
Posts in MBA – About the MBA
55% of female Fortune 100 CEOs earned their MBAs. Find out the background behind each of these successful women and how their MBA influenced their career path.
An important key to success in completing an MBA program is building your network. Seek out women leaders and inspiring professionals, and find ways to connect two them. Here are several tips to consider.
Case competitions are an important part of the MBA experience. They teach a valuable lesson in collaborating in teams and working under pressure to find a solution in an ambiguous setting. At the same time, successfully tackling a challenge was very rewarding and many find themselves looking for the next one.
When I was first visiting schools, info sessions seemed to deliver similar messages, yet it was still hard to fully visualize. The most useful moments, for me, were when I had the opportunity to speak with current students about their background, daily life as a student, and students’ future plans.
Going to business school full time is a significant investment in yourself. Between lost income from not working and high tuition rates, you have to consider whether an MBA will provide a valuable return on investment.
Starting business school isn’t always the smooth process one thinks it may be. I describe my first few weeks so you have an example of what you, or your peers, might experience.
For current MBAs, prospective students, and professional women - these conferences are a great way to develop your vision of the future. Whitney attended Ross's Women in Leadership Conferences and shares lessons learned, urging you to remember these words of wisdom from Angela Guido "You have to be yourself because everyone else is already taken. If you don’t, then no one else will and the world will miss out.”
Making the decision to pursue an MBA may appear to be the most challenging hurdle to pursuing the next stage of your professional development. Do you leave your job (even if you hate it), or try push yourself through scheduling hell by working and studying? How do weddings or babies factor in to the picture?
Considering business school? Dream of the day when you'll have your MBA? Need an advanced degree to progress in your career? If so, then it is likely that the GMAT is in your not-so-distant future.