In 2000, I decided to take the plunge and attend grad school. Specifically, I was going for my Masters in Business Administration, or MBA. My college degree was in Economics and Management, so I had a good business background. I was a professional in the IT industry and wanted to get a better handle on the business side of things, because I quickly saw that IT was filled either with techies who didn’t understand business or businesspeople who had no idea about how IT worked. I figured having the knowledge of both would give me a leg up.
And it’s served me well.
That was my main motivation for attending. Other reasons are as you might expect;
- Standing out – I figured that all things equal, if I had a Masters and someone else didn’t, it would help me in my career.
- Money – I wanted access to better opportunities and promotions that I hoped would come from an MBA
- Education – I’ve always enjoyed learning and wanted to learn more.