Hey that's great, that part time friday job will definitely cover your books.
I don't think you comprehend what a top MBA program takes out of you daily. You have cases, teamwork projects, out of class lectures to attend and onsite explorations.
And the huge amount of reading.
And then there are the internships. Most companies do not pay what the groups I landed in. You are expected to work through your MBA with these low quality experiential programs, but top consultancies hire out for it too.
But beyond that I gotta point out you have two things I don't
-Help from parents
I was an advertising copywriter for 3 years before this, they don't make very much. Ad shops also don't have tuition reimbursement and my parents are scraping by as it is, they can't throw money towards a 70k a year program.
Did your parents also pay for your undergraduate degree? Mine didn't.
So this was my solution to kill 2 birds with one albeit disgraceful stone.
I can get tuition and living expenses covered while chipping away quickly at my existing student debt.
To be honest, I do not think I could have seriously gotten to the point I am fiscally without this.
The deeper question is - Why do you care that your work helps make someone else richer? If you worked for Goldman Sachs, would you really be upset that at 27 you are helping make Gary Cohn rich?
My thought is, 'I am getting rich in the process'.
So I took a short cut that you consider a terrible trade. But I will graduate without debt, great leads into solid companies and savings to spare. When I'm 30, I'll be in a position to make 250-350 thousand a year. In my mind, that seems like a real win. Who cares that someone else is making 600,000 a year because of me?
What dream do you want to do with your MBA? Make the next facebook? You don't just jump from graduating into doing that, venture capitalists don't climb out of the walls to fund those ideas. You need to pay your first developers.