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Old 10-18-2011, 12:48 AM
Location: Rocking the 609
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So after getting laid off in 2009, I started working part-time on an MBA. I was fortunate enough to have some contracts over the last two years but whenever I faced a longer stretch (or what I thought would be a longer stretch) of unemployment, I just took more MBA classes. I didn't go full time but I completed most of a 60 credit program so far and am now on track to graduate this spring.

Since the fall semester has begun, I've gotten more interest from employers than I did all from January - August combined. Is the economy starting to pick up or is this all coming from the MBA? I'm still a little shocked that I went from having 2 or 3 interviews a month (at best) to 2-3 per week minimum. I doubt things have improved greatly in the economy but I'm curious if other people are seeing signs that things might be getting a little better out there and if this is part of it.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Location: GA
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An MBA "in-progress" is sometimes enough to generate interest I would imagine depending on how tightly you are networked. If it's on your linked in profile and you have that built up then that could be working as well. I would also think that some companies see MBA's as a bargain these days so hope to get you for cheaper. I've seen jobs advertised asking for an MBA that previously never would have bothered. It's a new type of filter. So I don't believe it's a sign of the economy unless it's something specific to your industry.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:14 AM
Location: somewhere in the Midwest
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I have a bachelor's degree, and I was thinking about pursuing an MBA later on. I would be interested on the responses on this thread.
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