There are all types of leaders, with all types of personalities and reasons for pursuing an MBA – usually it’s a unique combination of goals, challenges, behaviors and drivers. But there are several motivators we see again and again among Executive MBA students. Here are the top five.
- They feel stuck.
They’ve gone as far as they can go on their current education and experience; they don’t know what they don’t know, but they’re sure they need new skills and connections to keep moving up.
- They want a new career path.
They’ve been there and done that in their industry – gone as high as anyone can go, learned as much as they can learn – they need new opportunities in new industries and positions to keep learning and growing.
- They want to grow their business.
They’re already the movers, shakers and decision-makers, but they know they need a better understanding of business strategy and the way organizations work as a whole to take their business to the next level.
- They want to stay on the fast track to the c-suite.
Rather than feeling stuck, this person just wants to move faster. They are a real go-getter who’s ready to start making big waves in their organization. They’re looking for a boost.
- They’re investing in something new, later in life.
Perhaps the most surprising reason to pursue an MBA is retirement – whether it’s a service member who’s earned their pension but wants to continue working in the private sector or a business leader who wants to keep earning a living while spending more time with family. These leaders are looking for insight and connections to invest in a profitable enterprise that doesn’t demand all their time.
Of course, people aren’t types – they’re individuals. That’s why the TCU Neeley Executive MBA program offers a personalized experience, from professors who tailor the curriculum to the needs of each class, to one-on-one leadership coaching designed to get to the heart of what you’re good at, and what you need to improve – including how to improve – based on feedback from the people you actually work with, analyzed by a leadership expert who takes the time to get to know you.
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