High school student here going into business, going to try and get an MBA

happy_sad
happy_sad

High school student here going into business, going to try and get an MBA. Give me every bit of wisdom that you can give me

5mileys
5mileys

Don't party every weekend

Skullbone
Skullbone

Drop out rn get a job and save to start a biz instead. Fuking normalfag

Evilember
Evilember

@happy_sad
step 1. don't get an MBA

RumChicken
RumChicken

Get a hard undergraduate. The worst prep for an MBA is whatever watered down business administration degree they have for undergrads.

If you want to go into finance get econ, stats, math, CS, accounting or finance as a degree.

If marketing focus on something humanities and media related.

If HR get a pysch, sociology or organizational psych type degree.

MBAs are really only worth it if you can crack into the top 30, maybe top 50, schools. Look internationally as well. INSEAD, etc are great.

TechHater
TechHater

@Evilember
Explain please

Lunatick
Lunatick

I wouldn't get an MBA unless if your company pays or will promote you for it.

My wisdom is the same as this anons:
@RumChicken
Me personally as an accountingfag, a CPA is worth more than a masters tbqh.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@happy_sad
LOL gonna try and get an MBA

Let's see you in 4 years

5mileys
5mileys

@Lord_Tryzalot
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BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@happy_sad
Dont listen to anything Veeky Forums tells you, especially if every single one of them give you advice that conflicts with all the other posters.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@happy_sad
LOL gonna try and get an MBA

Most of my highschool buddies that said they were going to get their MBA when they started Uni are either not motivated enough to get it now and/or don't make the grades.

FastChef
FastChef

Falling for the MBA meme

It isn't 1998 anymore, bud; the market's oversaturated with MBAs with waaaay better quals than you'll have. Major in accounting with a marketable specialization that interests you; if you want the MBA that fucking badly, you can have a future employer fund it for you.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@happy_sad
It's way too early for you start worrying about an MBA. Now your primary focus should be on getting good grades in uni and learning relevant things (accounting and finance basics). Then in 6yrs time (you'll need work experience first) if an MBA looks like it would help your career then go for one.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@RumChicken
forgot engineering for your finance list

TreeEater
TreeEater

@TechHater
Tons of diploma mill MBAs out there now. It means nearly nothing unless it's a top 25. Even then, you have to weight the cost benefit of spending $100,000 on it.

Emberfire
Emberfire

MBA is a masters degree?
thats no big deal, even more so if you go for trivial fields like economics or business administration..

Supergrass
Supergrass

@happy_sad
Don't listen to the haters. MBA is god-tier and one of the top paying degrees.

Only thing is DON'T PAY FOR IT. Try to get on as an grad assistant or something. I've only met like 3 fools in my entire life who are paying for their MBA.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@BlogWobbles
That's the way this board works
no degree is objectively good
When will this meme end

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@GoogleCat
@FastChef
You could say the same things about engineering degrees. Yet there are still plenty of very successful engineers. It really depends on your actual merit for you to succeed with an MBA

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

What about an MSc in Management, specializing in either Analytics or Logistics/Supply Chain?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@happy_sad
I got an MBA from a local satellite of a public university in the US.

I do the night audit at a hotel for $10/hr.

Fortunately, the GI Bill paid for the degree. However, now that I have it, I make less money from this job than I made from the GI Bill stipend I was getting while I was in school.

If you can go to a private university, an MBA is a good way to meet the right people. Otherwise, unless you're getting it for free, and getting paid to get it, don't get it.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@FastChef
I don't see the point in getting an MBA for hiring/resume purposes. If OP has worked in the industry/field for a number of years, an MBA isn't going to teach him anything new. A CPA would literally put him on the map as someone who actually knows what the fuck he's doing with Audits/Tax/Consulting/etc. An MBA now days is just there for companies to cockblock you from promotions and raises and get you to stay for 2 years getting it. It is worth it in some way if you aren't paying for it, but there are better choices for a masters.

idontknow
idontknow

@Evil_kitten
You've literally missed the part to learn selling yourself.

farquit
farquit

@5mileys
Why not? It would make connections, right?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Don't get an MBA.

Only exception is if your employer will pay for it, and they are gonna give you a raise if you have it.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@New_Cliche
@New_Cliche
@New_Cliche
This. Planning on a degree that takes 6 or more years is overplanning, doesn't allow for the realities of life.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@happy_sad

It's hard to get into an MBA program without work experience. You also won't really make much use of it, everyone thinks they can learn business strategy but until you've actually worked in a business it won't really make any sense

That being said, yeah come do business it's fun :)

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