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Old 02-22-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Default Need advice on grad school!

Hello everyone!

I need some advice - I recently got into grad school a few weeks ago (an MBA program for arts administration) and though I was originally excited about it, I'm starting to have second thoughts. Just a background, I graduated last year with a BA in Drama/Mass Comm and I've been working in Marketing for almost a year now. The reason I'd like to get an MBA is so that I can focus on arts management and soon start my own performing arts academy for children and young adults. But I've been reading everywhere that there's not much value in an MBA anymore, and that you should get more experience before going back to school. I'm wondering, should I wait a little longer before going back to grad school? Would it be worth getting an arts admin MBA? Or should I go for a semester and see how it is? I'd be going full time and finding an internship or part time job on the side to further my experience, but at this point, I really don't know what to do - plus I don't wanna make a mistake and it be a $30,000 mistake. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Why would you get an MBA in Arts Administration? Do they even have that degree? I'd just get a general MBA since you already have a BA in Drama/Mass Communication. If your goal is to start a performing arts academy, you don't need an advanced degree to do that.

In my opinion, an MBA would be a waste of time in your situation since business skills are taught by experience a lot of time and you already have an artsy background.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Given your goals, I don't see the point of an MBA. Also, is your MBA accredited by the folks who matter?
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Given your goals, I don't see the point of an MBA. Also, is your MBA accredited by the folks who matter?
It's accredited by the IACBE, but I think you're right; the more I think about it, I'm not sure if I really need an MBA for what I want to do.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Yeah now a day there is an MBA for everything..
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