Decide Your Career Path
MBA applicants who have solid career goals tend to do best in the admissions process and are most likely to be happy with the outcomes of their degree.
Figuring out your career path ahead of time is incredibly important for 4 reasons:
- MBA programs don't allow you the time or opportunity to change your mind about what you want to study.
- MBA applicants who have solid career goals tend to do best in the admissions process and are most likely to be happy with the outcomes of their degree.
- Choosing a career direction will make it easier to choose the school, program, courses, and MBA concentration that will help you succeed.
- MBA programs have recruiting relationships with different companies, so make sure that the schools you apply to can help get you a job where you want to work.
Just as you look for the schools that suit your goals, admissions officers look for applicants who are a "good fit" with their programs—people whose goals match what the program has to offer.
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