Mary Ellen Slayter wrote a great article on getting an MBA and how important it is to get experience first.
An MBA from a top school is often seen as a guaranteed investment, boosting your earnings as well as your career trajectory.
But how do you know when it's the right time to pursue a master's degree in business?
"You have to be ready," said Sam Kang, associate director for recruiting at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business at College Park. "You have to ask yourself three questions: Why an MBA, why now and why a particular school?"
This decision should factor in your family responsibilities and finances, as well as the strength of your application and your long-term career goals.
Link to complete article:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/17/AR2007111700683.html