I know I want to get my MBA ( online or part time ) but no idea what I want to do after. Already 30 and feel clueless.Goal is to end up in industry ( strategy or operations ). How did you decide?

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I talked to the students and alumni of the programs I've been interested in to figure out whether or not an MBA would support my goals, and whether the programs would have the resources to support my goals. I looked up descriptions for jobs that interested me, and many of them required skill sets that an MBA would train me in. I did my research on LinkedIn, Google, and Wikipedia to learn about the backgrounds of the types of people I aspire to become. That's how I decided that an MBA was best for me.

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Because MBA programs can go by so quickly you need to tell admissions that you have a goal, and what steps you'll take to get there (they know that most students will change upon matriculation). They want you to be successful (both for yourself and their peace of mind when they start gathering statistics). If you don't know, it's really hard for them to give you a chance. They don't want to see you unfocused.

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Thanks BA1, the reason I know I want an MBA is primarily because the people I look up to all have excellent education , that’s the common denominator. Just need to figure out what roles interest me so much that I can do it till retirement. Thanks for your input

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