It isn’t one of the great questions of life, the universe, and everything, but “When should I do an MBA?” is a query I hear all the time. Assuming that you’re fixed on doing one, the usual answer is do it 2-5 years after graduating — that way you have enough work experience to be more than dead-weight in the classroom.
Well, a senior banker at investment banking firm Friedman, Billing, Ramsey begs to differ in today’s Wall Street Journal. He says:
“We like to see that they have an M.B.A., and we’d prefer it to be right out of undergrad rather than going back to school later. If they were good at what they were doing after school, they probably never would have gone back to begin with.”