Most of us have at some point had a job we just did not like. Perhaps your boss resembled one of the supervisors in the black comedy Horrible Bosses - the Psycho, the Man-eater, or the Tool! Okay, maybe they are not that bad, but you still don't love working for them. Perhaps your paycheck isn't cutting it. Perhaps your job does not seem to have any opportunities for growth, is not stimulating, or perhaps it just feels like your job is sucking the life out of you and you need out, NOW!
That is the point at which some of my career counseling clients come to me. They are smart, determined, skilled people who are burned out and need some help figuring out what the next step is for them. Many of them are considering getting an MBA as a way to expand their option and their paychecks. When I talk to them about the MBA, they have often not done the research to find out if it will really lead them to what they are looking for.
Before you invest the considerable time and money it takes to get an MBA, there are some basic questions you will want answered. This brief, but very helpful article in Bloomsberg BusinessWeek will give you some pointers about what you should consider, and the questions you want to ask business schools before applying to their programs.