Construct and Support

My Decision To Pursue My MBA Degree
Roxana Noboa
MGT/521: Management
March 7, 2011
Susan M. Jolley

My Decision To Pursue My MBA Degree

Obtaining an MBA is a big decision and investment and it requires serious commitment. Receiving an MBA would help me in personal and professional growth. According to Mintzberg there are many problems with a conventional MBA program. “First, the typical program attempts to teach management skills to those who have never managed anything or anyone.   This is a waste of time and it demeans current managers” Mintzberg, H. (2004). Manangers Not MBA’s. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.   I am writing this paper to construct and support an argument on my decision to purse my MBA degree.   In my current position as a project lead I am constantly working with individuals at all levels of my company and my current knowledge have taken me quite far but to take my career to the next level either in my current company or another organization, I need to expand my skill set.   I believe that the skills that I will learn as I pursue an MBA will give me an opportunity to do that.   While I do know it is not required to have this degree to succeed in today’s economy, it would help to make me more of an asset wherever I decide to go and help to ensure a more fulfilling future for me, and a more financially secure future for my family.  

I disagree with Mintzberg. The skills I acquired while pursuing my education have helped me become a leader in my workplace.   I trained to work effectively in a team and to be an “out of the box” thinker.   I also learned the importance of setting clear goals, which in turn helped me to organize my personal, work, and school life.   As a result, I was able to complete my Bachelors degree in three years and get the career I desired which benefited me and my children financially.  
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