I started looking at jobs this week. Get a job vs get an MBA… hmmm…
I already have a MS in Finance, but it’s from a tier 12 school (if there is such a thing). All my experience is in the military; useful for sure, but doesn’t directly correlate to any job on the outside.
2 years without income would not be fun (I’m married with 2 kids), but the lifetime earning potential would probably be higher with the MBA. In the end, I think the decision will come down to whether I can find a job in the field in which I’m interested. Since I don’t want to go into i-banking or consulting, the MBA isn’t quite as necessary. It would be nice to get into the MBA “club” (access to the alum network), but I have to determine whether it’s worth 2 years of financial misery.
Anyone have any thoughts?