MY MBA EXPERIENCE: ‘I FELT I COULD DO MUCH MORE, I HAD TO GROW, TO SHARE’
Last summer, while on the beach with kids, I read about new Algebra’s e-leadership MBA. The program sounded great and I realized – this is my MBA adventure! How? No idea yet, no plan, no budget, just a vision.
I started the feasibility study – probing questions to my husband and my mother – will they take care of kids while I’m at school? Sure, no problem, but – why do you need to go to a school at 40? Your career is just fine, why MBA?
I felt I could do much more, I had to grow, to share.
So I applied for a scholarship – a long shot I thought, but it should be an energizing experience. And boy it was! I met amazing people, we created solid propositions in no time, we had fun – and I got the scholarship!
Asking my great flexible employer to fund the second half of tuition was easier once I’ve done the initial part of winning the first 50%.
So, trust your intuition, act upon it! Do not be afraid to be honest, and ask your family and your employer for help – they may surprise you.
Author: Ana Zrno