Level M2 (MS 67/68, Amazon L7, Google L7, FB E7 equivalent)
Thinking of an executive MBA either Wharton SF or MIT.
1) Is it even worth the money (200k+) and more importantly time (35+ weekend away over a to hear period)?
2) Will it help me get to Director, then VP at a larger company (CTO/CEO to medium/small company).
I get mixed feedback from my mentors.
- Uber 2muchblindmoreYeah. EMBA would be worth it if from a top school. Would definitely help justify Director/VP promotions.
At the very least, you do great networking and meet lots of VPs/Directors at great companies who can hire you. They usually want to work with people with whom they’ve established a relationship with and trust.
- Reddit / Eng pzqf14Do you feel like you need access to a bigger network or lack a deep understanding of business?
If so, is that alone worth 200k + lost salary from possible promo + your leasiure premium?
If not, it is possible that may be the only benefits that you gain from the program, making it not worth it.
I do know of people pursuing/pursued top (E)MBA for c-level potential, but those that I know that have done exactly that advise me against it.
As a warning, I'm only a junior engineer, but I do have four c-level mentors and multiple in upper level management that talked me throught the flow listed above.