Harvard MBA while at FAANG

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May 21 18 Comments

Which of the FAANG and similar companies help sponsor MBA at Harvard? What are the rules?

me: SDE II at Amazon

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  • Microsoft M💰FT
    None of them. It’s also very difficult for engineers to get in...I had a perfect 800 GMAT and got rejected a few years ago.
    May 21 5
    • Amazon cnnfox
      That’s very sad to know! Do you know the reason? Did you try MIS track or Finance?
      May 21
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      It’s the same application regardless of your area of interest. Beyond having a great gmat, you need 2 recommenders to bullshit about how great you are and are going to change the world, a job with the title “manager or analyst” and a top undergrad school are the things that matter.
      May 21
    • Amazon cnnfox
      I see. Did you try any other school?
      Are you SWE? Does being SDM increases chance?

      BTW, 800 GMAT is incredible achievement! Congrats!
      May 21
    • Amazon cnnfox
      Also, was it for executive MBA or full time?
      May 21
    • Microsoft M💰FT
      Got into a few other top schools but it was Harvard/ Stanford or bust for me. Was a SWE now an EM
      May 21
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    @Op, when I sat down and did the math, I would end up at least $400k in the hole assuming full-time, not counting time value of money. For arguments sake, let's assume you would be happy to amortize the cost over 10 years. So now, you need a $240k year job instead $200k.

    True that you could get to ♾ money, but how likely is it? Do you really think you will be a principal at a private equity firm or something?
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    • New / R&D BigButfl🧠
      Not much downside, definitely some opportunity cost. I'd do it if I were single and got in.
      May 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      I would do it if I wasn't already making good money and/or somebody sponsored. No way in hell I am leaving half a million on the table
      May 21
    • New / R&D BigButfl🧠
      I get where you're coming from. The chance to make 7 figures is tempting though. 😁
      May 21
    • Walmart.com / Product lore
      You won't be hired into a VC role since you have an Engg background. You will be competing against analyst who have been in PE. If you are an Engg, the best way to join a PE is either be a successful entrepreneur or high ranking engg leader
      May 21
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      What the post above me said. You will be competing against people with years of experience despite being younger than you and being paid less. The popular joke is that the analysts fix what the fresh MBA associate broke.
      May 22
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    Nobody will. The only companies that sponsor are MBB and I think a few bulge bracket banks for certain roles. It's a revolving door. Analyst at McKinsey to Harvard MBA and back to Manager at McKinsey

    The people I know who got accepted outside of that traditional path were a mid grade, female project manager from a big oil field services company and a principle engineer turned GM at a tech company. Those are the exceptions in a sea of the standard stuff.

    The truth is, being famous for something selective is a big part even if the reality is it wasn't much. Being friends with alumnus executives also helps

    Honestly, how much value does it bring in the average case?
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  • Microsoft oafafsx
    Only if you want to switch to pm
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  • Apple net worth
    All companies provide the irs deductible amounts. University does not matter
    May 21 0
  • Twitch / Biz Dev OWL#1Deal
    Why defaq would you go do a MBA when you're a swe at a fang? MBAs wish they could do swe but can't
    May 21 0