Considering getting a MBA

Epic itanguy
Aug 2, 2017 19 Comments

I can make 200k without the MBA. I'm trying to point my finger at positions other than C-Level that get to that figure but can't. What is the value of a MBA if you don't use it to get a higher salary or better yourself? I would likely get the same experience and knowledge from staying at my job.

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  • Deloitte dRDn10
    Same. I got my MBA to get a salary jump and brand myself for future c-suite roles. If you're already hitting $200k no point. But if you can afford to go, it's the funniest and most amazing experience of your life
    Aug 2, 2017 2
    • Microsoft / Other 🐒c🐒💩
      Funniest?
      Aug 2, 2017
    • T-Mobile
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      LOL. How is your 4th year as a senior consultant going? Are you really good at making slide decks?
      Aug 2, 2017
  • HauteLook XYGd56
    Let me put it this way - you're getting a lot of opinions in here and everyone is right in their own way. The MBA experience will be what you make of it. There were many in the program concerned about their GPA and having a paper degree. The truly dynamic people were there soaking up the resources, learning a crap ton, engaging with hotshots in different industries, winning case competitions, and fostering their abilities and leadership skills. I got ALOT out of it. I can't say the same for about 80% of my class. If you're a loser when you go in, you're not gonna be a badass coming out. You have to make it your own experience. Pick the school based on their legacy - what are they focused on? Are they innovating? You want to come out being clearly differentiated from your competitors. Nothing will magically make you baller. Go in with the intention that you are going to consume more value than others.
    Aug 3, 2017 1
    • Facebook / Eng instandidl
      Can you describe what kind of job you were doing before and after your MBA and how exactly the MBA helped?
      Aug 7, 2017
  • CareOregon / Eng
    tpterx

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    MBA is becoming as useless as undergraduate degree.
    Aug 2, 2017 1
    • CareOregon habg47
      Bet you don't have either 😂😂
      Aug 7, 2017
  • HauteLook XYGd56
    Depends where you get your MBA. I got mine for a fresh network and looking into what the phds were doing.
    Aug 2, 2017 2
    • Deloitte / Other Ajgr34
      And what were the phds doing?
      Aug 2, 2017
    • HauteLook XYGd56
      Talking about the convergence of design and management. It's what I am now focused on. Not to be construed with design management.
      Aug 2, 2017
  • Amazon ddNI38
    Dude...stay put and don't take a debt of 250k in mba
    Aug 2, 2017 0
  • Microsoft pqpisixhbe
    If you can get into Harvard or Stanford yes. If you can't then no.
    Aug 2, 2017 0
  • Multek / Sales w.a.c.k.
    you may be able to expand your connections... who knows your classmates may be the next warren buffet or something...
    Aug 2, 2017 0
  • New / Mgmt iwtgbtp
    It's not for everyone. If it doesn't fit into your strategy don't do it. If you don't know what to do, then it's worth a look
    Aug 2, 2017 0
  • Facebook / Eng instandidl
    If you can get into the top 5, it might be helpful. Otherwise, useless
    Aug 2, 2017 1
    • Microsoft pqpisixhbe
      So who's out Columbia and Sloan?
      Aug 3, 2017
  • Bank of The West GordonG
    It's all about the alumni network, so top 10 only. If you already know where you gonna be afterwards, get your degree there. Helps with the networking, summer internship, interviewing etc
    Aug 6, 2017 0
  • Epic epic498
    MBA schools I was considering are Ross and Kenan Flagler. But it seems like most folks only get this for the connections or the pay bump:
    Aug 3, 2017 0
  • Herbalife / Mgmt DaveH
    The MBA is great brings lots of new ideas in your head,.
    makes you smarter. It will better yourself as a person if you go to a good school. But the people at your work will be impressed with it when they see growth in you. The people outside will not.
    Aug 2, 2017 0