I have 8 years of experience. Making $170k total comp. Current role is comms planning, but wanting to switch to product marketing. If I attempt to get an MBA, I would only target top 3, like HBS or Stanford GSB. Would it be worth it? Tuition would be $140k, opportunity cost would be $340k. Should I go for it? Or should I just find a PMM role at a smaller company then boomerang back as PMM at FB?
It’s a lottery to get in. Tried & failed: good recommendations, near perfect GMAT score, had already worked at big well-known companies /and/ started a company that was successful enough to sell into a private-equity deal. 6 top schools all turned me down, and most of my friends who’ve tried have found similar long odds. Not impossible, but the application process is a lot of effort for a low likelihood of success.