Why get an MBA?

 There are a lot of reasons people get an MBA. While everyone has their own motivations, some common reasons include:

  • Pivoting careers (either function, industry, or both)

  • Get a promotion or better title at current job

  • Grow personal and professional networks

  • Learn specific hard and/or soft skills (analytics, negotiations, etc.)

  • Take a break from work

Each MBA program offers unique benefits to its students that go beyond the reasons above (a major motivation the creation of TCP!). These include things such as:

  • Dual degree programs (e.g. MBA + JD)

  • Specialty concentrations (often in a particular industry, like Healthcare)

  • Connections to specific industries (e.g. Consulting)

  • Accomplished faculty

  • Class sizes that fit your learning style

  • And more!

Before attending (or even applying to) an MBA program, consider what you want to get out of the experience. Ask yourself what would make the next two years “worth it.” This could be one or a combination of anything from the first section of this page (changing industries, getting a better job at your current company, a pay raise, etc.), or something else. Remember that getting an MBA is meant to enrich your life, you decide what makes the experience worth it.