Is it necessary to acquire an Undergraduate Degree before pursuing MBA?
I'm planning to directly pursue MBA after completing High School and was wondering if it's advisable. Kindly share your views on being a business professional since I would really love to get a few more insights on business. Thanks in advance! business
I pursued a undergraduate program in the field of Business with an emphasis on Information Technology. I considered getting my MBA but have decided to forgo it given the opportunity costs of time and tuition debt. In the IT space (especially cyber security), the demand and growth potential is great without the expectation of a MBA degree ! A MBA is generally viewed as a " nice to have" to sell yourself above other candidates but it not as crucial as other professionals. In lieu of an MBA, I did complete other technical certifications which was very helpful in advancing my career. Such certifications are recognized as competitive as having an MBA but without the massive tuition investment or the investment of time. That's something to consider. :)
I would also advise you that before you enroll on an MBA, you acquire work experience at least 2-3 years. Like this, you can relate to previous examples and experience while doing the course and you will benefits and get the most out of the MBA. I would say work experience is crucial before any MBA is considered.
Best of luck!