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Worst reasons to do an MBA?

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Disagree. I feel like half the people who were single *and looking* at my school found partners they’re happy with. And now I love to see the power couple dynamic. some are going into MBB and the other into IB. Don’t know how they’ll have time for each other but at least they’ll be living a good DINK life for a bit lol.

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To work for Deloitte after

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Knew a HBS who came back to Big D. At least he got his MBA fully paid from sponsoring.

"Two year break" Like bruh, you're really willing to pay 500k+, opportunity cost included, for a "break"??

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I think the opportunity cost is with the mental break I need from the years of grind to get to where I am . I know I’m gonna make a shit load after , so a break with some positive outcome and a fun time is def worth it

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Pedigree from a T15-T20 program. Because of the parent university.

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Can’t think of anything. It has to be beneficial in some way. It’s a question of how much. Tough one to answer.

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