MS in Data Science or MBA in Finance

Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
Jul 15, 2018 12 Comments

I am graduating soon and want to go to grad school eventually. I am pursuing a BS in Computer Science and was wondering whether a MS in Data Science or an MBA in Finance/IT would be worth it? What is the most valueable in terms of career growth/TC?

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  • Google Pyyx14
    MBA is generally only worth it if you either go to a top tier program to switch careers or if you attend a part time program where your employer pays for the degree.
    Jul 15, 2018 1
    • IBM / Other bbWl22
      I would go even further to say that nowadays both of these factors ought to be true before an MBA is truly worth it.
      Jul 15, 2018
  • Amazon Berlin2020
    MBA .. ms in data science isn’t worth much. I work as DS in Amazon
    Jul 15, 2018 5
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
      OP
      Do you have a BS/MS/MBA? Mind sharing your career path?
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon Berlin2020
      I have a BTech from India MS IE US. Most (>95%) highly paid “Data Scientists” are PhDs and in Amazon they are called applied scientist. You won’t be able to get there with just an MS. DS role at amazon pays less than a developer role so you can just get an SDE job if TC is the concern.
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
      OP
      Are data scientist paid less in general or is it just Amazon
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Axtria KaggleLove
      Paid less than sde in general. The 'elite' ds jobs you keep hearing about are limited, have tons of applications, are very difficult to crack through because of high expectations, and mostly consider PhD
      Jul 15, 2018
    • Amazon Berlin2020
      Exactly
      Jul 15, 2018
  • New FUQYD
    MBA in Finance. DS is just a hype at the moment and long term MBA is more rewarding both professionally and monetarily.
    Jul 15, 2018 0
  • Deloitte / Other _👨🏻‍💻_
    Data science Masters
    Jul 15, 2018 1
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Avzx33
      OP
      Reason?
      Jul 15, 2018
  • IBM / Other bbWl22
    Do a cheap master’s degree somewhere and pay the big bucks for a top tier MBA
    Jul 15, 2018 0

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