i'm thinking about getting my MBA. soon. my plan is to enter a program next fall (yep, that's less than 1 year from now, Sept 2008).
BYU's Marriott School is ranked number 18th, and is my #1 choice. (tuition is practically a quarter of what it would be elsewhere; as my alma mater, it is near & dear to my heart; get to spend quality time with those friends i've left back in utah; cost of living, blah blah blah). 2nd choice? University of Washington, for the obvious reasons (wouldn't have to move, my family is near, i LOVE seattle).
so that's 'Decision Numero Uno".
"Decision Numero Dos" brings me to the bewildering question: how the heck do I narrow down my interest to one field, like the MBA recruiters all recommend? right now, my interests lie in 4 divergent directions:
- Human Resources/Organizational Behavior (pretty obvious due to my current career path)
- Information Systems (my friend Sami & I would like to develop a more intuitive HR software; it's all dreamed up in our heads, but needs focus, direction and planning)
- Real Estate (the only thing that gets me more excited than houses and fixing up houses is travel)
- the GREAT UNKNOWN (maybe there's something i haven't even considered yet, that's staring me right in the face)
of course, this all hinges on a) how well i do on the GMAT, and b) whether i'm even accepted AT ALL....
so, dear readers, what do YOU think? any of you out there with a MBA? any considering an MBA? any out there with a Master's? any without? any and all insight is much appreciated. . .