How do I know if I should get an MBA?

Today I participated in a panel for prospective students, and as usual, this made me reflect on my decision to come back to get an MBA.  Each time I speak to a prospective student, I find myself dispensing advice (because I think I have a lot of it!).  And I hear other current students, admissions members, professors, loved ones, random people on the street, etc. doing the same thing.

But you know what?  No one else can make this decision for you.

You are the expert on your life!

But while no one can tell you the best way to live your life, I do think there is a purpose to all that (sought after and not-so-sought after) advice.

Listen to the advice that resonates with you.  As people share their experiences and advice with you, pay attention to the stories that excite you.  You can use these stories and experiences to guide you through the process of deciding whether or not you want to get an MBA, which program you want to attend (full time or working professional), and even what school will fit you the best.

In the end, you’ll make the right decision.  Because – the decision you make will be the right decision for you.  Good luck!