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Running Head: OPTION II: MBA ARGUMENT

Week Two: Option II: MBA Argument

Joseph A. Worch

University of Phoenix

MGT-521

September 15th, 2012

Professor Roberto Guzman

Running Head: OPTION II: MBA ARGUMENT

Option II MBA Argument: Introduction

There many influences on why an individual would or would not want to pursue there MBA. For some the desires of career progression or personal pride and achievement serve as motivators. For others the time, money and effort required sways them to take the opposite course of action and not pursue the MBA. In short there are reasons for each position, to pursue or not to pursue the MBA degree. This paper will presents some of those factors and discuss the positions of each.

Why Pursue the MBA Degree?

Of the many reasons offered for continuing ones’ education in pursuing an MBA degree, the strongest and most common are the degrees benefits in securing a career opportunity, and the improvement of ones lifestyle with higher pay and greater employer interests. “According to the MBA Career Services Council, an association of business school career management offices and companies who hire MBA students, 70% of business schools reported and increase in on-campus recruitment activity for full time positions compared with the previous year.”(Symonds,2012). In today’s slow market economy, this is welcomed news and highlights a very positive benefit of pursuing an MBA. As seen here companies, are actively seeking MBA students and are increasing their efforts to secure them within their organizations. When this is accompanied with the expected raise in salary from having and MBA the motivation is even greater.

Running Head: OPTION II: MBA ARGUMENT

As seen in the recent CNN Money (2011) report, “Just as crucial, grad from two year full-time MBA programs reported a 73% increase in their post-degree base salary compared with what they earned before...