I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
Is taking the GMAT in August realistic? And is this even a good idea? [more inside]
Please help me evaluate whether or not I should aim to go to business school (many personal details inside). [more inside]
I'm at business school, and we have regular social functions, mainly happy hours, promoted by the school with the aim of expanding our networks. It's not like I'm bad at them. I'm actually pretty sociable. But I'm there for a reason, and I wouldn't be there if I had a choice. Can anyone suggest ways to optimize this socialization time, for example, exercises I might practice at these events to be more witty, funny or charming? Thanks! [more inside]
What exactly do they teach in MBA programs? [more inside]
How old is too old for an MBA? [more inside]
Does my (big, big, big) failure from 4+ years ago preclude my getting into a good business school? [more inside]
How do I fulfill my dream of getting my MBA in Spain? (Argentina is on the menu too). My main goal is to get my MBA, and I am currently a United States Citizen, however I have family in Spain. [more inside]
What kind of jobs are open only to a JD/MBA, or would be likely to express a strong preference to someone with both degrees? I have a general idea, but I'm looking for specific examples so I could justify (or, if there are few/no examples, forget about) the time & expense of a dual degree (vs. only a JD).
I need suggestions for a good MBA program guidebook, and anything else that will help me be a good MBA candidate. [more inside]
I'm beginning an mba program this fall and I'd like to hear the things other mefiers wish they'd known when they started the mba experience. More details inside... [more inside]
Can one get into a top business school with a very low GPA? [more inside]
I am interested in hearing the experiences on applying to MBA programs in Europe (specifically to IESE, IMD, INSEAD, LBS and Oxford/Said) and [the US]. [more inside]
Where should I live in the US while I go to business school? [more inside]
A couple years ago, I took the GMAT and thus got subscribed (to be fair, I think I opted in) to get on a bunch of schools' marketing lists. I seem to have fallen off of that list, despite the fact that right now I am starting to seriously look into MBA programs. How do I get back on the "please spam me" list for B-Schools?
Right now, I plan to start business school in the fall. It's a top five program, and in all likelihood, my salary after school will be about twice what I make now. That said, I'll be borrowing about $80K to cover the costs in the short-term. Is this a good idea? I'm excited about b-school in general but perhaps not to the extent that I'm willing to incur a debt that will burden me for decades to come.