This is such a great question! An MBA can open so many doors for you because an MBA gives you a great foundation in a variety of business subjects from marketing, to finance, to accounting, to management information systems, to human resources. At the end of your studies you take a capstone course that allows you to use and apply all the courses you took during your program. An MBA is hard work but it is so worth the effort. You meet exceptional teachers and students. You can even pursue an MBA while working. I was not sure that I would use all the classes I took but when I graduated and started working I use everything I was taught every day. This is a very useful degree because it teaches you the language of business and commerce. There are even MBAs in government, industry, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers, and the arts. MBAs are literally everywhere and employers hire MBAs because they know that you have a well-rounded business education. MBAs are often combined with a specialty like cyber security, human resources, finance, area studies/languages, and many other fields.
I have included a link to a good article to give you an idea of how versatile this degree choice really is.
Victoria recommends the following next steps:
- Check out the link, try to find other articles about MBAs, look at the bios of executives and professors. Read as much as you can. Find an industry you really like and try to do an internship or shadow an executive.