Argument: Enrolling in MBA can break stride in career
Francesca Di Meglio. "Save your cash." Business Week. May 15th, 2007 "The average age for B-school is 28, when most people are just starting to hit their stride on the job. And those who usually enter top MBA programs already have high salaries and exceptional skill levels. If you want to get ahead, you can do so without an MBA."
"Why Achieving an MBA is No Longer My Goal." Cash Money Life. April 13th, 2009: "My ROI has decreased in the last year and a half. When I first wrote about selecting an MBA program, I wasn’t making much money from either my day job or my business. However, things changed rather quickly. In the last year and a half I have received several raises and I now earn substantially more than I did a year and a half ago. My small business has also grown, and while I am earning more money with it, it also takes up more of my time. Starting an MBA program would mean that I would be giving up a higher salary and have less time to grow my business, and that means it would take much longer to achieve a positive ROI from an MBA program."