MBA after MS?

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Sep 30, 2018 19 Comments

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 chee
    Not necessarily. Depending on YoE, doing Executive MBA will help more especially if you don’t mind changing the industry
    Sep 30, 2018 3
    • eBay Flag it
      OP
      I don't mind changing the industry. I am concerned about the cost and the kind of job I will get afterwards
      Sep 30, 2018
    • eBay Flag it
      OP
      Executive MBAs are very costly
      Sep 30, 2018
    • LinkedIn chee
      They 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.
      Sep 30, 2018
  • LinkedIn Eng155
    Education is always beneficial if you get into the top programs.
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Qualtrics / Ops
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    Came from non tech to tech.
    qualtricdomore
    Im not a Dev, but I did an ms in stats, ms industrial engineering, then MBA. I believe the MBA has definitely helped me move away from a technical specialist and into more of a leadership role. Pm me if you want to chat
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    Just FYI, eMBAs are fairly widely seen as lightweight.
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Amazon Xbccbsixix
    For 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.
    Sep 30, 2018 1
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      OP
      That's what I am concerned about
      Sep 30, 2018
  • Microsoft hawk5
    If 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.
    Sep 30, 2018 0
  • Microsoft qwes4fvu
    Are you another desi who is trying to get into management or PM ?
    The industry already has enough people with no passion..
    Sep 30, 2018 5
    • Microsoft qwes4fvu
      And don't believe the Indian myth of ms + mba will make you invincible, it won't unless you excude passion
      Sep 30, 2018
    • eBay Flag it
      OP
      Wow, so insightful
      Sep 30, 2018
    • New / Eng
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      Please don’t bring your prejudice into the discussion.
      Sep 30, 2018
    • Microsoft qwes4fvu
      Just stating facts.
      Sep 30, 2018
    • I don’t see any facts.
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  • New ci432
    Management roles is too vague. What do you want to do/achieve?
    Sep 30, 2018 2
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      OP
      I am interested in product management
      Sep 30, 2018
    • New ci432
      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.
      Sep 30, 2018

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