Entering the workforce or continuing on the education path are the main choices available. Those who finished college a long time ago may also be looking for a change or a chance to learn something new. Though there are many personal reasons a person might pursue a graduate degree, there are also several common reasons people seek out higher degree programs.
After working over the years, I decided to pursue MBA because I realized that by completing my MBA, I will have a better career opportunity especially in this challenging and competitive job market. Many employers like to see or even require Masters / MBA on resume and even they set a bar in job advertisements. Going to graduate school not only will help me to find a better job but it will expand my understanding and learn new information that can increase my skills and knowledge. Besides securing a better job prospect, the other reason for me to do MBA is my personal gratification and determination. On the other hand, some people do not agree that MBA could be a paramount of a career prospect, as people feel that its time consuming and need 100% commitment to go back to study life after relatively many years in real world. Also, some feel its quite intimidating to back to school .
In this day and age of rapid economic and technological developments, and regulatory changes, planning anything for more than 3 years is fraught with danger. It is very likely that your idea of 'tomorrow' will change before 'tomorrow' actually arrives, hence your focus should be on immediate to mid foreseeable future. In my opinion anything more than a 5 year plan should be strictly at a very high level (philosophical) in nature. For example don't aim at becoming a CFO, rather target a management position that is equivalent of a CFO position. Given this, your focus should be on how good your competencies are in the present day and how you may further improve them. What kind of initiatives you'd take to enhance your skill...
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