MBAs & Graduate Degrees: Not Always Worth It


Readers always ask me if it’s worth their time and energy to go back to school and get their MBA degrees. Here’s what I think.

  • Not every job requires a MBA.
  • You might not earn more money with your MBA degree.
  • You definitely won’t be promoted just because you earned a graduate degree.

It’s always smart to invest in yourself if you are motivated, smart, and savvy.

  • Are you lazy?
  • Do you just want to earn more money?
  • Do you feel insecure when you talk to friends and colleagues who have MBA degrees?

There are easier and more effective ways to inflate your ego—and your paycheck—beyond a graduate degree.

What do you think?

What about thoughts on receiving an MBA degree online? They’re more affordable but what about the quality and reputation of the education?

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