Background - i have bachelors deegree from india ( not from a tier 1 college) so i feel having masters or MBA deegre from reputated college helps in longer run of the career. But i cant leave the job due to financial or person reasons so doing it on weekend/online is the only option.
i am not a software engineer, my role is somewhat similar to technical program manager. it doesnt mean i dont know how to code but i dont feel like to code.
whenever i was applying to any company, job req metions good to have masters to MBA as preferred.
here are some thoughts on MS vs MBA which i came up:-
1. Doing MBA from UC berkeley or any other good college on weekend makes sense but it costs around 100k and my company doesnt have reimbursement policy so thought of doing it after some experience as i am quite young.
2. i found georgia tech masters really economical and good course but i was confused if i should go with analysitcs or compueter science.
i am more of management person than hard core developer thats why i was thinking about business analytics
analytics would have some overlap with MBA which ill do after few years.
doing computer science in ML/AI will give some job security and more horizontal view but its not something which i really like ( involves coding )
but there is high demand of technical product managers so being technical will give an edge.
hence i am confused should i go with analytics or CS ?
If your ideal role is to be a developer, then maybe the MS is preferable (even though lots of devs don’t have an MS). You mention that you want to do an MS in ML, but you don’t want to be developing code. MS won’t help you into management. Business analytics is also a very generic term.
If you want to go into finance, consulting, operations, supply chain, etc then MBA is the way to go. Product Managers might also have MBAs in some companies (typically Amazon), but is not a prerequisite for most companies.
So, I think that you should first figure out what role you want to get after your graduate degree, search what degree other people on those positions have and then decide accordingly.
The question “MBA or MS” is similar to the question “apples or oranges”? Unless you know your own taste and goals, it’s not possible for others to provide a very valuable answer.