Worth spending on MBA?

SecureWorks Pkgss
Jan 28, 2018 16 Comments

Is it worth spending for an software engineer on MBA if he already has MS degree? Does it give you adv over other doing the same job? Usually a MbA from a good university would cost anywhere from 150k to 200k. So is it worth spending? Does any online certification from Berkeley/Stanford can help or any online MBA? Looking for some suggestions. How is executive MBA considered? I have heard that MBA is good for networking.

comments

Want to comment? LOG IN or SIGN UP
TOP 16 Comments
  • Microsoft Facts
    Here's what I found out in my research...
    Folks with an MBA would usually respond that it was worth it.
    Folks without an MBA would usually respond that it isn't worth it citing their own cases of how they made it into product management without an MBA .
    Jan 29, 2018 2
    • Microsoft UMbR31
      And folks who are actual GMs and VPs are not hanging out on Blind.
      Jan 29, 2018
    • CareerBuilder hdTI13
      You'd be surprised
      Jan 29, 2018
  • Dell miUd57
    Mba. Not worth it unless you get it from a reputed school. Which will cost money and time. Mba doesnt teach you mangerial skills. Those come from actual work experience. It opens doors for conversations and that is it.
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Microsoft jxjsbs
    Not worth it. Unless you're trying to break into PE or Finance. (Which you should that's where the grown up money is)

    Getting an MBA to stay in tech is pointless.

    Also don't get an MBA unless it's Top 5. It's basically just a stamp. No point in a stamp if it's not a good one.
    Jan 28, 2018 1
    • LinkedIn mapreduce
      What about getting a research based Masters in some hot area like Machine Learning or computer vision? Will that help career wise ?
      Jan 29, 2018
  • CareerBuilder hdTI13
    If you want to make it into the C-suite or be a senior VP at a large tech company, yes. Otherwise, no.
    Jan 29, 2018 0
  • Union Bank vJYV55
    So if u plan to have a executive career go to rep universities but no guarantee there btw. It depends on you. If you want to be a director vp then a ok university is also fine
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Union Bank vJYV55
    It depends on ur objectives. I have ms and mba. As a person I have grown and very smart. Made smart personal investments and know about a wide variety of things and correlate business and tech very easily but would I advise every one to do it .. it depends on ur goals. If u hate coding go for it else why spend 200k
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Dell miUd57
    What is your objective? Why a Mba? Figure that out first
    Jan 28, 2018 3
    • SecureWorks Pkgss
      OP
      Objective is to get managerial skills.. not sure what is better for career.. spending 200k from a reputed university or less $$ from an average university.
      Jan 28, 2018
    • Dell miUd57
      Reputation > cheap
      Jan 28, 2018
    • Apple / Other WDC2016
      Remember you will never make the same $$ you make today as a software engineer, you can definitely get to different career path post MBA, choose a good college, it will stay on ur Resume forever
      Jan 28, 2018
  • Uber Wapo
    Not worth it :)
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • Union Bank vJYV55
    Mba does gives u an over education
    Jan 28, 2018 0
  • SecureWorks Pkgss
    OP
    I think my real question is what makes more sense spending 200k from a reputed univ or 50k from an average univ
    Jan 28, 2018 0

Salary
Comparison

    Real time salary information from verified employees