MBA for Marketer

MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
Jun 5, 2018 13 Comments

Does going to high ranking MBA school help with comps as you climb the ladder staying in marketing/business related roles?

In two years I want to decide between a new job or go back to mba school to meet new people and learn what I couldn’t back in college.

What would be the most logical choice? My TC now as a manager is around 180k with 4 YOE. Thanks everyone.

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  • Microsoft Pocurusb
    Unless you wanna do finance, i don’t see you making a lot more than that post bschool.
    Jun 5, 2018 7
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      I was checking a lot of profiles of directors and executives and most hold some sort of mba top school or not. Is it because times have changed?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Pocurusb
      So yea - that’s true - but you won’t get those jobs out of bschool. You have to climb the ladder. Why not just climb the ladder without the mba ?

      I have an mba from a top 5 school. I wasn’t in tech before bschool in 2013. That time i made 100K. When i graduated bschool in 2015, i made 165. Now I’m about 220.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      Of course but it would help right for the network? And Oh I see what role are you in?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Pocurusb
      It really depends. The “network” is iffy because while it helps, people
      Still have to like you. You have to invest effort. I like meeting new people
      I’m an extrovert but i also see these guys and they avoid ppl. They don’t like meeting new ppl.

      I work in Biz dev.

      This is my perspective.

      Harvard Stanford Wharton go for sure.

      Columbia, Kellogg booth, mit - maybe.

      Berkeley if West coast maybe.

      Insead lbs if you want to work in Europe
      Or Asia and also a maybe.

      Any other school no.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      I see, thanks. What about like NYU, Yale, and other top 10-15? Or is it because of my situation it wouldn’t be worth it to leave for 2 years just to go to those other schools?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Pocurusb
      Why are you considering those? Are you Chinese or something and care about the under brand? I guess if you’re Chinese and want to go back to China then the Yale brand would help for the layman and partially for the global layman as everyone knows
      Yale even though it’s a shitty bschool.

      Wtf - nyu? Why is that even a consideration if you want to do marketing? Do you have low self esteem or something? You’ll get into a top 7. Don’t worry.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      Lol 😂 appreciate the encouragement
      Jun 5, 2018
  • LinkedIn nextplay
    It helps but not necessary. Most of us have top tier MBAs but not all.
    Jun 5, 2018 4
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      Was it worth it or you feel like you could have done without?
      Jun 5, 2018
    • LinkedIn nextplay
      Worth it for me because I was switching both industry and function.
      Jun 5, 2018
    • MuleSoft Jteve Sobs
      OP
      Ohh nice :)
      Jun 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Pocurusb
      For ppl not in tech interested in tech it’s worth it.
      Jun 5, 2018

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