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5 Reasons Leaders Pursue an MBA Mid-Career

There are several motivators we see again and again among Executive MBA students.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Want to learn more about the Neeley Executive MBA program and if it’s right for you? Get in touch.



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