Is it worth to do an MBA after MS in computer science. I am an average coder, not very passionate about technology. I want to switch into management roles. Will MBA help me?
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- LinkedIn cheeNot necessarily. Depending on YoE, doing Executive MBA will help more especially if you don’t mind changing the industry
- LinkedIn cheeThey are $$$ and you barely learn anything new (which is similar to MBA)
It’s basically for people who want to upgrade their profile, make connections (some may have found their spouses), and make a career switch so if you wanna do it, go all the way to the best school you could get in.
- Amazon XbccbsixixFor the cost? I’m not sure it’s worth is. I graduated last year and my classmates who had prior masters got marginal raises and promotions. I’d only suggest it if you want to switch industries entirely.
- Microsoft hawk5If you go for Mba .. only do it from a top 5 schools.
If you are working for eBay (probably a tech-related field ) then don’t expect TC to bump up at all if not top school and trying to get C-level position. Do the TC research first before making a decision.
If the degree is all you want, see if your company will pay (atleast partly) for an executive program which is faster.
- Are you another desi who is trying to get into management or PM ?
The industry already has enough people with no passion..
- So you can say that there's almost like a 50-50 split between roles that require an MBA and roles that do not. There are several roles that'll value your engineering background and will give you the job as long as you are able to show that you have business sense. Why don't you just try out a few PM roles without your MBA and see where you land? If you see that you aren't getting enough traction, then sign up for an MBA.