Coming Soon: MBA!

August is almost here and in September I begin the St. Kate’s MBA program! I started considering an MBA last fall when I attend the Minnesota Bloggers Conference held on the St. Kate’s campus. It was a gorgeous fall day, and the campus was so welcoming.

MNBlogCon at St. Kates

In January I started researching schools and options. I looked into Duluth options, I dismissed St. Cloud options (I’m sorry, but I am not a fan of the St. Cloud area), and realized there were some huge differences in the programs offered in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Life Map Happy Hour Effect

Ultimately St. Kate’s was the website I kept going back to. They have the program I was most interested in, MBA with a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communications. After encouragement from friends who have gone through the advanced degree process I started my application! I reached out to two wonderful women and mentors who agreed to write my reference letters. (it would be great if I had a photo with them, but instead you get a selfie, sorry).

curly selfie

I have no idea how the blog will change as I get back into education. I suspect that my posts will become more irregular. Maybe one post per week instead of the two – three posts per week I prefer.

Have you considered adding to your education?

Have you made other changes that significantly impacted your daily life?

17 thoughts on “Coming Soon: MBA!

  1. Congrats on starting your MBA! I did my undergrad at St. Kate’s and I loved it, I know they have a number of great MBA programs and have heard nothing but good things about it, you’ll be in good hands!

  2. Congrats! I was at the blogger conference too and the campus was just beautiful! I’ve heard great things about their MBA program. I got my MBA at Concordia – St Paul and I’m really happy with it. Extra education never hurts and you can do a lot with an MBA.

    • The “extra education never hurts” is exactly why I’m taking the program now! I know if I didn’t do it now, it would be another 15-20 years before I considered it.

  3. Congrats! That is exciting! A good friend of mine did her undergrad at St. Kate’s and loved it! I got my MBA from the Carlson School at the U of M back in 2009. I can’t believe it’s been 6 six years since I graduated. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like that long ago, other times it feels like it was a lifetime away!

  4. I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to get my Master’s. At least for this year I’m gunna focus on the whole transplanting to Maine thing and see where it takes me. Congrats to you though my friend! 😀

    • Good call! It wasn’t my plan to do a new job and new school and moving in the same time…I thought I was going to be doing school while having my former job when the process started, but that’s okay. It looks like Maine is going really really well for you so far!

  5. Congratulations! I am so excited for you and this next big adventure/career step/education excursion! You will absolutely love the Integrated Marketing Communications and I am so pumped that I’ll be able to see your face around campus!

    • Thank you! And yes, I will be much less stressed when I can make plans in the cities without factoring in the drive time!

  6. Congrats on making the big decision! I’ve heard good things about the MBA program at St. Kate’s! Good luck! I’ll probably have to pick your brain on grad school once you’ve started a bit.

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