Would an MBA help Moving from Product Marketing to Product Management ?
I’ve been interested in moving towards product management, primarily at a tech company. I have 6 yoe in product marketing (Microsoft + qualtrics) working closely with PM including being de facto PM on some launches.
In reality, there are many PM roles where you don’t need to be very technical but many companies seem to de facto DQ if you don’t have a comp sci/engineering degree.
Would getting an MBA (non technical) be a significant positive in transitioning to PM?
My thinking is you’re often told to think as a the “ceo of your product/feature”
I’ve interviewed as a PM a few times (Microsoft and Amazon), where I’ve already known the product well or had a good referral but they ultimately passed because I wasn’t “technical”
Any other advice?