Saturday, April 17, 2010

Executive MBA information session

Executive MBA programs are frequently structured with weekend courses that meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Today, I attended a Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program information session. I sat through 2 classes, had lunch with the students, and chatted with the Managing Director of the Executive MBA program. It was great to experience a day in the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program.

This year, I've taken the time to attend 4-5 different MBA information sessions and I'm trying to make some decisions regarding business school. I'm trying to find the right program and the right format that makes the most sense for me given my family schedule, my work schedule, and my ultimate career goals. Some physicians pursue MBA degrees because they want to have more medical management responsibilities in the world of administrative medicine. They want to be better physician executives. Others may get MBAs because they have some unique business ideas and they wish to be entrepreneurs. I also know several physicians who don't have a great explanation as to why they got an MBA. As for me, my reasons for wanting an MBA seem to evolve each year. Last year, I wanted to focus on marketing and business issues that revolved around the health care industry. Recently, I've found myself more interested in the world of entrepreneurship and I've been listening to more business podcasts from iTunes. How about you? Have you been thinking about B-school?

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