Decison to Pursue Mba

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Decision to Pursue MBA Degree
Dorothy Hall
August 5, 2010
Professor John Quesnel

Decision to Pursue MBA Degree
Deciding to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. The master’s program is challenging and will take time from an individual’s personal life. An MBA can further a career, begin a new career, or fulfill a personal goal. In contemplating whether to obtain an MBA degree, I had to decide what value this degree would afford me. In obtaining this degree, it would further my education and could definitely be an asset to any future career choice that I may undertake when I retire from State Farm Insurance in a couple of years. In constructing and supporting this argument on whether to pursue an MBA, as a choice, I used the Jungian Personality Self-Assessment to foster insight into possible career paths and how other individuals perceive me. The self-assessment of the Jungian personality gives an individual through 16 personality types a better understanding of him or herself. The assessment measures thinking styles of individuals, modes of dealing with information and interactions for potential managers in group settings. My personality type was the INFP result that describes individuals reserved, creative, and highly idealistic with a possible career as an architect, journalist, educational consultant, missionary, actor, artist, and poet. I agreed with some of the result tactics but some of the career choices noted would not be choices that I would have chosen for myself. The Jungian 16 Type Personality test helped me to understand how my coworkers may perceive me as I perceive them and it also gave me insight of the advantages and disadvantages that I have experienced in the workplace. The benefits of undertaking the MBA program will include better career prospects, opportunity to gain not only theoretical knowledge but also read and...
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