But my answer will be more like a miniature version of the history of civilizations than a sentence (and of course, it’s different for everyone). Here it is:
Years go by so fast that at one point, you will outgrow what you are wearing, literarally. For me, that moment was when I decided to immigrate to Canada, start a new life and follow my dreams. Immigration was a turning point in my life. It exposed me to a diverse spectrum of cultures and endless opportunities. You don’t have to be a so-called rocket scientist to learn that education here is synonymous with investment in success. In a moment, all the pieces of my future plans shaped in my mind. I turned my whole life upside down, so I didn’t want to still be working at the same job. I come from an entrepreneurial background with years of experience in industry and am always ready for challenges; characteristics which identify an MBA candidate! It was time for my challenge.
I spent my teenage years working in our family business where I learned many fundamentals. After years of experience in the engineering field, I realized it was the best time to take the plunge and change my career path. The MBA is the tutor that will give me the tools and knowledge I need to make this transition as smooth as possible. In a world where successful managers are the inevitable partners of every profitable and productive activity, the firsthand knowledge of modern business concepts along with managerial skills are inevitable. An MBA is like a beacon in the dark and winding path ahead. Knowing “how” to reach your goals is the difference between success and failure.
The topics that are taught in the MBA program cover a wide range of expertise required for a successful manager. My short term career goal is to obtain an entry-level managerial position. My long-term goal is to establish my personal business line. Being my own boss has been one of my dreams for a long time. Knowing what is going on in the real business and management world is a must. My long term educational outlook is to continue my academic life and get into the PhD program either in business or management. All those objectives are arrows pointing to the MBA.
Even the economic recession, which affected everyone, was one of my incentives. I witnessed a lot of job losses in every imaginable field and rank, but I realized that people with more versatile qualifications suffered the least. The MBA is one of those programs that offers you this versatility. Diversity is the spice of life and that is what an MBA can give you. GCA, CRA, HR manager, financial advisor or even a real estate broker are some of the imaginable designations an MBA graduate can acquire. Jack-of-all-trades may be master of none but in a recession period, he is most likely the one who gets a job.
This was my version of a “miniature history of civilizations,” where for me, all roads lead to getting an MBA.