I'm a network engineer, and I'm curious how much value an MBA would add to my career. I'm in the National Guard, so between the National Guard in my employer, I am able to go at no cost. However, it is a lot of time and effort to invest, so I would not want to do so if it were not of much value. I'm thinking down the road, c-level jobs. Any experience or guidance you could offer?
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- Salesforce / Eng PennyWisemorePlease don’t spend 6 figures for an MBA only to return to engineering as a individual contributor. I have yet to meet a engineer + mba that ever capitalize on the MBA portion.
- I have seen quite a few managers do well, reach high levels without MBA. I suppose the mentor ship and trainings /offsites at the company help.
I was considering MBA myself (conventional 2 year) but decided otherwise since ROI did not quite match up considering the experience I could get at the job and losing two years of my current salary along with MBA fee. Also, I am in my 30s now, would be on the older side of spectrum.
Perhaps an executive MBA in a few years...
- CoreLogic / Product AsiandudemoreMBAs are squat in comparison to shipping big shit.
- Georgia-Pacific / Eng kCDm78OPThe school I got my BS is Liberty University. They also offer military tuition rates, making it affordable. Would you consider it to be valuable? Or no?
- Intel gpdshdcrdIf you do not go to a top 10 school then it does not matter where you go. 5 years after you leave school the only people that care are the ones that happened to have attended the one you went to. If your not going into finance or some group that likes pedigrees not sure an MBA is worth more than a Masters in some Science 🔬.