Anyone have their MBA? I am considering going back to school. I have a friend who works for a large company that has seen nurses with MBAs do very well.
Apr 1, '07
I graduated in 1996 with a BSN - then returned to school for the MBA in 2005. So I was out of school for 9 - 10 years.
The school that I am attending did not require the GMAT.
The only classes that I took prior to this MBA cirriculum were a statistics and some accounting. The rest of my business background came from performing case management duties for an insurance company. But not a lot really. This proved to be very difficult for me...
Other nurses like me in my class came from a clinical background and most of their managment experience came from budgeting for their department. Also, some internal instruction from their finance department. The rest of my class come from pharmacy backgrounds, accounting, and I think one is a physical therapist.
I choose this graduate school because it was highly recommended by the upper management at two of the hospitals near where I live. Another incentive was that it did not require the GMAT.
I am attending a college called Indiana Wesleyan. I had to drop down to part-time and I took out student loans. The program is an accelerated program. You attend class one night a week for four hours, the rest of the time you are doing online work, instruction, homework, projects and presentations. The entire length of the program is 2 years and you go straight through with about a 2 week break at Christmas and that is it.
I would highly recommend brushing up on accounting, statistics, and economics. Also, get very acquainted with Microsoft Office prior to beginning this rigorous cirriculum. You will definitely be glad you did.
Last edit by Ginger35 on Apr 1, '07