When Should I Start My MBA Job Search?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on January 13, 2011

A number of readers have asked when, exactly, they should begin their MBA job search. We asked Jack Oakes, Darden’s career services guru, for the answer:

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Reader Comments


January 17, 2011 7:27 AM


Considering the economic depression is it worth doing an MBA in US or look at other options ?


May 19, 2011 11:12 AM

I finished my B. Tech (IT) in 2004 and since then have been working in Google with the AdWords programme. I am currently a strategist at Google. My work here involves daily workflow planning, data analysis and project management. I am thinking of doing an MBA now but somewhere in India. Want to know whats your opinion and suggestions if any, please.

Barry H

September 19, 2011 11:13 AM

Greetings from the USA. As the holder of an MBA from a US university I can tell you it's always a good time to study for your MBA. You always have to think ahead 2-3 years out. Some may say in a bad economy you need an MBA even more, in order to compete for the limited jobs. Go for it!

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