Wednesday, July 20, 2011

5 reasons why I chose to enroll in business school

There are many different reasons why people choose to attend business school. Unlike many MBA students, I already have an advanced degree. Here are the main reasons why I chose to pursue an MBA:
  1. I didn't take any business courses in college. In hindsight, I regret that and I wish that I had enrolled in some business classes when I was at MIT.
  2. To learn how to avoid making mistakes in the business world. Many people learn through trial-and-error. In business school, you'll learn from your classmates and from their stories of past mistakes. 
  3. Physicians value formal education and degrees. There's a level of formal credibility that comes with a degree or a certification. 
  4. To network with other pharmaceutical and health care executives. It's been a great experience so far.
  5. I'm a continual learner. Call me a nerd, but I'm a lifelong student. I enjoy learning new things and going to class. I enjoy homework. I don't enjoy exams, but I'm sure I'll manage since business school is more about writing papers and working through group projects. 
This list could go on, but these are some of the reasons why I chose to enroll in business school. Are you thinking about pursuing an MBA?

I am currently a business school student in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Executive MBA program at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. The Nationally-ranked and AACSB-accredited Haub School of Business, centrally located in the mid-Atlantic pharmaceutical and healthcare corridor, is able to bring together industry experts and a world-class faculty for a unique industry-focused, immersive executive program.

You can read about my business school experience by reading all the blog posts tagged "Business School Blog."

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