So I’ve been thinking about what I want to do. Do I just want to get a General MBA and be more rounded or do I want to get a Finance MBA and be more stuck, but be more educated in my job area that I’m in right now.
Well, I’ve decided to graduate in the Fall of 2012 and get my MBA. But I’m still undecided if I want a Finance or General MBA. They require the same amount of credits but I’m afraid that I might be too Finance specific since I’ll have my MBA-Finance, CFA and ASA, and then if I ever don’t want to be in Finance, I’ll be stuck because employers might not be able to look past all of those.
So I figure if I wait until next Fall, then I have more time to decide about what I want to do.
I also talked to my work yesterday, and they didn’t really seem to care either way, and I talked to the BF, and he didn’t really have an input either (he just wants me to do what I want to do). I just wish I had a magic ball to tell me what to do.
Thanks everyone though for your inputs. They have definitely helped!
Married...with a Pup says
I struggled with this as well. I started out with both my MBA and my MHA (masters in hospital administration). However, there was way too much overlap for me, and since I was forking out the money for this, I decided to just go with the MHA. I'm so glad that specialized. It has assisted me with focusing my career. Also, I feel like you can pursue just about any route once you build up your work experience and resume!
My best (and only) advice is to pick the JOB and CAREER that you want and then use that information to determine your course of study.I chose a broader MA psych program because I thought it would give me more options but now I wish I was more specific to what I actually want to do…
No Spend Days says
Hi love the keep calm & eat cake slogan!. I am sure you will find your answer. I think you are very good with your finances at a very young age. I guess money makes the world go round! Yes I have a son to. I think he prefers it when my daughter is not here(he is 12). He is an angel!, funny how two can be so different!have a lovely weekend x x
In my experience it is your work history that will have the most effect on the next job you can get. Employers want to know that you have demonstrated the capabilities to do the job they are hiring you for. If you are thinking of a career outside of finance however, then get the general MBA or specialize in marketing as that will probably open the most doors. Have you talked to the career placement folks at your school? They can at least tell you what the trends are right now. Keep in mind that you can always educate yourself in another specialty area and gain experience in it through high level volunteer work. I'm sure you will make a good decision.
AMD @ amomsdime says
Have you taken a look into what the recruiters for places you want to work (if you're hoping for a new job out of this) prefer? That might give you a better idea if a general or specific MBA is required.
Michelle P says
Thanks everyone. Most of you had the same questions so I think I can answer it all at once.I've looked into what other employers want also (just in case) and they don't really care or specify if they want a general or specific MBA, that's why I'm kind of thinking general, so that I can be more rounded.
I think the best option is to go general then but I am glad you have figured out the bulk of the problem.