Mba

Tower Research Capital GsKA62
Jun 10 29 Comments

I am a software engineer working in a top hft firm with 3+ years of work experience, I am planning to do an MBA from one of the top b-schools in the US. Is it worth the financial risk considering I will have to take a loan for the entire thing.

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  • EPAM Systems / IT kSWK84
    Which school?
    I did my mba 2 years ago, best decision ever.
    I highly recommend
    Jun 10 6
    • Google / Eng Xoll35
      Why was it the best decision ever?
      Jun 10
    • EPAM Systems / IT kSWK84
      For me open up a new world of business. I really enjoyed learning about case studies and how management work, business being operated.
      It helped me to experience my knowledge and thinking.

      I really enjoyed to learn about non-it things
      Jun 10
    • Google / Eng Xoll35
      What’s your role?
      Jun 10
    • Tower Research Capital GsKA62
      OP
      I m a core developer
      Jun 10
    • Chase gelatoAnd
      that’s why you ended up in EPAM while op is in top HFT
      Jun 10
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      FSCK<GO>

      Bloomberg Eng

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      Bingo
      Jun 11
  • New AsYK38
    Hft and MBA don't go that well together. What's your goal?
    Jun 10 4
    • Tower Research Capital GsKA62
      OP
      Why is that so?
      Jun 10
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      FSCK<GO>

      Bloomberg Eng

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      Not unless you want to be become a Portfolio manager or something and you are way behind those that started on that route after undergrad
      Jun 11
    • Google / Other
      sokod

      Google Other

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      sokodmore
      I disagree with it being too late. Have seen smart SWE transition to trader then PM roles
      Jun 11
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      FSCK<GO>

      Bloomberg Eng

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      It's possible but it's unlikely. You are going against people with a 4+ head start. In the long run, it's possible but even harder than those who started out in that direction.
      Jun 11
  • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
    TC?

    MBAs don't do anything in trading, much less tech. What's your goal?
    Jun 10 2
    • Tower Research Capital GsKA62
      OP
      I am not a trader here, I am a software dev. Honestly I am bit bored of software development and I think it would be nice to be around humans then computer systems.

      Though it does not lead to an MBA. But I have had some interest around strategy development so I thought if this would be the next best thing to do.
      Jun 11
    • Two Sigma / Eng mgre
      It doesn't matter if you're a trader. An MBA doesn't do anything for readers, quants, or engineers.
      7d
  • Slalom Consulting / IT
    adc

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    Technical certs are more valuable these days, I declined a Columbia MBA over more comp and not being in debt. If you are trying to lead teams or go VP engineering MBA is helpful later down the line. Best way is having a company pay for it.
    Jun 11 0
  • State Street Corporation / Acctg
    BBJC58

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    BBJC58more
    If you want to be a trader then I would recommend an MS in Financial Engineering. Something along those lines.
    7d 0
  • New YFIe06
    No
    Jun 11 0
  • Caterpillar / Eng LJzc08
    No
    Jun 11 0
  • AMD
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    PCIemore
    Agree with above comment, what is your end goal? If you are not sure, why don’t you go part time? There are great programs at Stern and other places in NYC. This way you’ll likely be able to cover tuition from your annual bonus.
    Jun 10 2
    • Tower Research Capital GsKA62
      OP
      I don't think I will be able to find time to do a part-time mba considering the amount of work
      Jun 10
    • AMD
      PCIe

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      PCIemore
      That’s fair...although you might want to ask your manager to see if there are options (once you decide to do it for sure). You’ll have nothing to lose at that point, if you plan on quitting anyway.
      Jun 10
  • Goldman Sachs applecard
    Get a CFA, more relevant than an MBA if you want to get into core finance. You are already a Dev at top HF, you don't need a MS in financial engineering.
    4d 0
  • New colink
    Totally depends on your goals. If you want to go more into business, decide your post school goal - you’ll need to know this just to get into school
    7d 0
  • Google dyvfyxdv
    Top B-Schools publish graduating salary data. If that’s why you’re going, I suspect you’ll find a quick answer.
    Jun 10 0
  • Datto, Inc. Klokov_v2
    IITian by any chance?
    Jun 10 1
    • Tower Research Capital GsKA62
      OP
      Nopes
      Jun 11
  • PayPal bond00?
    If it is in top 10 worth at any point of your career, rest are makes difference in early career once you cross certain point it is waste
    Jun 11 0

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