What can I do with GA Tech OMSCS? Non-tech background

KPMG wVrb06
Sep 14 7 Comments

So I currently work in consulting. 5 YOE in consulting and total 6 YOE. I want to break into tech. Most non-tech roles at FANG are not paid well. While I dont want to be in developer roles like SWE and SDE, I would love roles like product manager, technical program manager, etc. I do understand and enjoy coding as a hobby, so if I did the GA Tech OMSCS degree, would that open doors for me in those higher paid non-developer roles?

Basically, looking for higher paid non-developer roles at FANG and wondering if GA Tech OMSCS would help with that. Thanks in advance!

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  • AT&T MsdR32
    I think swe ->PM/TMP can happen. Would you want to try swe/sde for a bit?
    Sep 14 4
    • KPMG wVrb06
      OP
      Thanks for your response. Define "a bit"? I am already 30 yrs old and being SWE 1 would be down leveling which I dont mind if only for 1 year or so. But not sure how long you mean by "a bit". I was really hoping to get into PM without SWE but not sure how likely that is... thanks!
      Sep 14
    • AT&T MsdR32
      Ah, wasn't sure about your current status. I think a master's would definitely help, but I'm not sure if CS or MBA would be better. My gut feeling is CS at a FANG company, but I don't know.
      Sep 14
    • KPMG wVrb06
      OP
      Thanks for your input!
      Sep 14
    • Microsoft / Eng plump🎃
      Really depends on the product. If you’re a PM helping make a dev-centric product like typescript, then CS is useful. If you own privacy controls or something like that then MBA.
      Sep 14
  • No it won't help you break into product mgmt
    Sep 14 1
    • AT&T MsdR32
      I'd you don't think a master's would help, then what do you think would?
      Sep 14