Building a Career Change

After more than 25 years in the business, this interior designer went back to school for an MBA. Here's a look at a typical day in her new job

Going back to school, even for a part-time MBA, is a major decision. Before I went back, I was a partner in an architectural practice and already experiencing a very full workweek. School added 30 to 40 hours per week to my very jammed schedule. But it was worth it. I had hit the ceiling in my company, and I wanted more. I was a business owner, I sat on boards, I chaired a foundation, but knew I was lacking in the fundamentals.

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