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One of the most common essay questions on business school applications is "Why are you pursuing an MBA?" Although you are not expected to map out your entire life plan, you should be able to provide at least a thoughtful, well-reasoned response.
There are plenty of good reasons to pursue an MBA. Higher starting salaries, fast-track to management, career change, and starting a business are just a few. However, it's important that you establish why attending business school is the right choice for you. An MBA can open up a world of opportunity but attending business school is hard work. Whatever your reason for attending, you should be prepared to make a serious commitment.
A World of Opportunity
Business school graduates are in hot demand. Traditionally, an MBA meant entree into the top businesses and financial institutions in the country. Although that's still true, many recent b-school graduates have found themselves starting their own businesses or joining a start-up. Yes, even the most seat-of-the-pants Internet companies are now looking for well-educated managers to build and grow the business and make it profitable - especially since many are now answerable to shareholders.
An MBA can equip you to:
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