In life each individual has to make decisions on what they want to do in their life. The decision should benefit him or her in their personal and career life. The argument in discussion for this paper would be getting my MBA degree will better prepare me when I become a manager again. The results of the assessment will be discussed.
Constructing an Argument
Pursuing an MBA degree will better prepare me for becoming a manager again. The question is that may come to many individuals mind is will it better prepare me for becoming a manager? So many individuals that have obtained their MBA degree might agree. In the next section we will discuss the support of the argument. Now I can take what I know from being a previous manager and what I learn from the classes taken to obtain my MBA degree and utilize it when I become manager of the organization I work for.
Supporting the Argument
Many say that the qualifications they received after obtaining his or her MBA degree has enabled to get opportunities that he or she might not have gotten if he or she has not obtained their degree. Their confidence and their assertiveness have increased in the workplace. (Anonymous, 2000) “Over 40% of the respondents wish to become self-employed and over a quarter aspire to run their own business.” (Anonymous, 2000) Approximately 50% of those surveyed stated he or she would like to take more time for developing his or her own professional career since they obtained their degree. The director of the MBA association stated that many organizations acknowledges the importance of the MBA degree and therefore provides financial support to individuals who choose to pursue his or her degree; these organization even offer the individuals a raise in his or her salary after they obtain their degree. (Anonymous, 2000)
According to Bradford (2007) the MBA program has secured the future of the Rockware Glass organizations future. (Bradford, 2000) The MBA program that Rockware Glass uses “has developed a network of strategically aware managers who are helping to give directions to the business and deliver real results in an increasingly challenging environment.” (Bradford, 2000) Rockware had faced a delima and needed to make some changes to secure their future in the business world. Through the MBa program the organization was able to create a management team that will help in the changes that needed to be made as well as developing a strategic plan for future organizational challenges. (Bradford, 2000)
The senior mangers choseseven individuals to participate in the MBA program. Although the individuals faced challenges whith their jobs and the school work they were able to succeed with working together as a team. All seven participants graduated and achieved their degree; one with honors. Now these graduates are working in the company with a more strategic and bigger role. (Bradford, 2000)
The response from the participants of the program is remarkable. Mr. Parkes states that his way of thinking has changed since he have completed the program. Mr. Robertson stated that the team members now believe in themselves and have a greater vision of what he or she needs to do. Ms. Crayton states that the program has changed her way of thinking as well as broadened her perspective. The organization is in a positive standing and now has a new outlook. Changesof improvement has been seen through the organizations customers. Instead of receiving complaints the organization is now receiving complements about the changes of improvements they have seen. (Bradford, 2000)
Results of Assessment
The results from the “What’s my Jungian 16-Type Personality?” assessment shows my score as ENTJ. The study showed that I am a visionary, my level of tolerance is low when it comes to incompetence, I am seen as a natural leader, I am outgoing, and I am argumentative. The study shows with these characteristics that the possible career for me would be a stockbroaker, police officer, manager, chemical engineer, management trainer, and lawyer. (What’s my Junngian 16-Type Personality?, 2007)
Every individual has a choice of careers. There are things he or she can do in helping improve his or her skills in the career of their choice. Obtaining an MBA degree is one of them. There are some jobs you do not need much skills for like some fast food restaurants. To work in a medium or big corporation there are skill an employer is looking for in order to get hired. Even if an individual wants to start his or her own business there are some skills that you need to have in order to be successful.
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