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Do You Need An MBA In Gases and Welding?

Should an individual pursue a masters in business administration (MBA)?  Or does experience outweigh the time and money?

The definition of a MBA states that it attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The core classes in MBA programs are designed to introduce students to various areas of business, such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations management, etc. In the welding and gas industry, I have found that experience has given many the knowledge required to get to that next level in business, so I asked myself…do I need an MBA to succeed in this industry, or should I just gain as much experience as possible in our specific industry to get to the next levels of management. The answer for me is both.

August 29 I am beginning my MBA program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Technic Institute. Although I am enrolled full-time in this program for fall, I am also going to continue my day to day responsibilities at Noble. I decided that this is the path that I wanted to take in order to take our business to the next level in January. Upon making this decision I enrolled in Kaplan courses to prepare for my GMAT, took the GMAT and spoke to the admissions department on a specific plan on how I am going to help Noble succeed. This fall I will be taking courses in sales, marketing, accounting and operations. I will also be heading up all stores, customer service and our marketing initiatives. Something tells me that the fall of 2011 is going to be a busy one!

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