When I communicated with a lot of MBA’s the first thing that I ask is “Why MBA?” some of them remain clueless to give any answers, while other wanted to complete an MBA to maintain their status quo but few of them were clear on their career path and how an MBA degree would add credibility in the long run. I have always suggested a young professional or a fresher out of college that before thinking of enrolling yourself for an MBA, get some hands-on experience in any noble profession that will or not give you a path to pursuit with your career.
Being in corporate for 8+ years, I still ask myself that do I need an MBA to progress ahead with my career or shall I keep learning without pursuing an MBA further. I have also realized that no matter you have a degree or not, the learning process never stops. To progress in your life & career, be a life long student.
The world moving ahead with the advancement in technologies, AI, automation & machine learning being the buzz word we need to have that paradigm shift in our thoughts to achieve faster & better results towards our work.
Getting an MBA degree or graduating from one of the ivy colleges has no longer been the main criteria to get a job in one of the MNC’s or high profile jobs in this 21st century. If you see companies from the likes of Google, Microsoft, or Tesla no longer need an MBA or a 4-year college degree to land a job there.
You need to be an expert in your profession and as I mentioned earlier the learning process should never stop.
Your five years of life & career will entirely depend on the kind of books that you read and the people you are around it.