Pursuing a Mba Is Worth the Time and Effort

Pursuing a MBA is Worth the Time and Effort

Paige Hearn


November 30, 2009
Jason Miller

Pursuing a MBA is Worth the Time and Effort

    To pursue a MBA during an economic crisis may seem strange to some, but for those of us trying to make a bad situation better, it is the logical choice. Given the current unemployment rate with a grim future at best, one might ask if it is worth the time and effort to pursue a graduate degree. Finding and keeping a career has become more difficult as companies cut back and layoff workers. Choosing a career is more than filling out an application, interviewing, and starting work the next day. Besides possessing real-world experience, more companies are looking for the education to back it up. My past education, job and life experience, and personality type, proves that I am a perfect candidate for obtaining my MBA with an emphasis in human resources and that it is well worth the time and effort to invest.
    Unemployment is at an all-time high of 9.8% and climbing (Rosato, 2009) and I am one of those statistics.   I hold a Bachelor’s degree that is not currently utilized for its intended purpose. Although I own a business, my current degree is neither necessary in the operation of day-to-day affairs, nor is it useful in the skills used. After taking the Jungian 16-Type Personality Self-Assessment test, I find that the results favorably support my choice of an MBA with an emphasis on human resources in conjunction with my bachelor’s degree and teaching experience. My score is an INFP, which translates that I am an introvert, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007). I consider these qualities to be an advantage in my career choice as I want to work with people in human resources and in the employ education and training.
    Today’s employment market is fast becoming a competition of education and “soft skills.” These skills include communication, interpersonal, time management,...