I guess it's something I'm wondering about lately. I have current mindset to apply to an MBA program in 3-5 years, (When I'm 28-ish) I'm fairly certain I'll be accepted to a top 5, though I'm aiming for LBS. (International work is by far my preferred choice, I doubt I'll stick around North America). However, I'm worried I might be mis-selling myself on an MBA. I view it as more of a passport to more freedom. I.E: If I wanted to work in management at a fashion industry, or say within a specific country, etc. Part of this reason is that I currently am lost on my long term goals. I know what I'd be happy doing, but at the same time it wouldn't allow me to provide the life I want for my family. (I,e: I loved hosting a radio show in university, but the chances of turning it into a profitable career are fairly low, realistically speaking. The starving-artist life is nice from a distance, but I don't feel like experiencing it) Do they open up the doors I imagine? (Any industry, basically.) The combination of finding a comfortable job (financially) without it being soul crushing? Or is the MBA simply a good tool for advancing yourself a couple rungs in specific industries/fields?