By pursuing my MBA I will further my career in the current work environment that I am in. First, I need to establish the importance of how others perceive me and how I fit in the profile of a manager; this will be done using the Jungian Personality Self-Assessment Test. Then I will construct an argument that will prove the advantage of pursuing an MBA to further my career is the right choice. All higher level managers in my corporation have MBA’s. It is a prerequisite in the current corporation that I am in. My mentor suggests I receive my MBA to advance in the corporation.
Not only with this help me professionally, it will also help me grow and use its vital aspects in my personal life. By applying the managerial information learned through the MBA program I will become a better manager for any management position. Learning valuable information by studying different topics, research, and case studies will help me incorporate valuable lessons into my managerial style. Having an MBA is easier to move across industries if my job does not pan out. Contacts and friendships gained while pursuing an MBA are a valuable asset.
The higher my position and more skills I possess, the more beneficial I will become to the company, the more money they will offer, and the less likely they will want to let me go. This is why I need to pursue my MBA to advance my career. Pursuing an MBA will further my career By pursuing my MBA I will further my career in the current work environment that I am in. To pursue an MBA I must be able to discern the numerous advantages that will benefit me not only in my professional career but also in everyday life.
Getting an MBA is a huge commitment of time, resources, and money. The advantages must outweigh the disadvantages in order for a person to want to pursue this type of commitment. I have weighed both the advantages and disadvantages and have decided to pursue my MBA to further my career path. First I need to establish the importance of how others perceive me and how I actually fit in the profile of a manager; this will be done using the Jungian Personality Self-Assessment Test.
Then I will construct an rgument that will prove the advantage of pursuing an MBA to further my career is the right choice. Taking the Jungian Personality self-assessment on how others perceive me I scored an ENTJ (E-Extrovert, N-Intuitive, T-Thinking, J-Judging). This describes me as outgoing, visionary, argumentative, have a low tolerance for incompetence, and often seen as a natural leader. The possible career fields for the people with this type of assessment are: manager, management trainer, stockbroker, lawyer, chemical, engineer, or police officer (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007).
This is good because I plan on moving up into a higher level of management and possibly management trainer. According to the Personality self-assessment I should be able to fit a higher management level job with no problem. All higher level managers in my corporation have MBA’s. It is a prerequisite in my current corporation to have experience and an MBA to get hired into any higher level management position. My company will not let me divulge any numbers of its business, but they told me the median income is much more than I make now at a middle management position.
My higher level managers have also told me that the areas that I want to work in I will definitely need an MBA to back up my experience to be competitive for the job. Once I have my MBA, I can apply for the positions when they come open and will be a leading candidate according to my work experience and the knowledge I have gained from the MBA degree. My mentor suggests I get my MBA to advance in the corporation. When my mentor was hired into the position of my manager, the vice president of our corporation saw that he had an MBA and it turned into a big talking point that they had during the interview.
It didn’t seem to matter that he also gained his MBA from an online school. Once they saw he had an MBA from an accredited university, it was a check in the box which meets the criteria for an upper level management job in our corporation. My mentor tells me that people with MBA’s are more likely to reach top management levels with higher salaries. Being able to apply management information learned by getting my MBA I will become a better manager. I will be able to take new information and apply it to my current management style.
Learning about different subjects, interacting with other students, hearing their stories of both successes and things they can improve, I can take the best of what will work and incorporate it into my everyday management style. By having an MBA, it is easier to move across industries if my job does not pan out. With the median salary around $85, 000, down $5, 000 from 2009 (Damast, 2010), for students just out of the MBA program, I will be able to leverage my experience along with the MBA to do rather well in the salary field. Experience along with an MBA makes me a more viable commodity when competing for a job.
Most employers look for a good mix of experience and education. Contacts and friendships I will gain while pursuing an MBA will be a valuable asset. Networking is an important asset in today’s society and economy. One never knows who can or will be able to give valuable information or advice on who to contact or where to go for new job opportunities. Not only have I used networking to get my current job, I still stay in touch with friends and coworkers from previous jobs to keep an eye out for any new and interesting positions that come along that I may be interested in.
Being a government contractor I am at the discretion of government budgets and contracts. I never know, especially with the economy the way it is, if my job will be done when the money runs out. That is another reason I need to have the added benefit of having an MBA, if nothing else to be more competitive in the job market. This is why I need to use my MBA to further my career in the corporation. The higher my position and more skills I possess the more valuable I will become to the company, the more money they will offer, and the less likely they will want to let me go. This is why I need to pursue my MBA to advance my career.