Any immigrants on H1B here applying for part-time MBA programs having previously done a Masters in the US? Wanted to know if it’s a good idea to go for it.

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Thoughts on CCSP cert (ISC2) value to maturing cybersecurity brand for career vs CSP vendor certs (e.g., MCSE Azure Sec, AWS CCP/CSA, GCP CSE)?

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Value of CDPSE cert (ISACA) in maturing cybersecurity brand for career?

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If you apply for MBA w/ MBB sponsorship/references and high GMAT - does that basically secure you in a t5 school?

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All else equal, what would you take: Manager at LEK/OW/ATK or (post-MBA) Consultant at MBB? Is the brand really worth forgoing managing teams and the increased control over your life? Very conflicted!

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What is the level of post-MBA managers in Big Tech? Is your wage matching the required level?

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I hold CA, CFA and a top Canadian MBA with prior IB & PE exp. Im going for an INR 30k pm audit assistant job interview tommorow. I don't even remember audit (Did that in CA articleship). Tough life !

I saw an MBA program overseas where you get an MBA from 2 schools (ae. HEC Paris + ESADE) and attend each one for a year. Would you do it? Why or why not

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Does job hopping look that bad for mba? Considering a move to 3rd place in 3 years. What’s wrong with going where money/interests are ?

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Thoughts on the CRISC? How technical of a certification is it compared to a CISA or CISM?

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Hi guys, Is anyone aware of any opening for product manager at any company? Looking to change my job profile, and scouting for a referral. Have done my MBA from a tier 1 bschool and graduated this year. Have a little bit of experience as a PM before, and have worked in the BFSI sector. Currently into sales and have been working for an IT services company.

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Is it possible to lateral into an MBB from a boutique with 1-2 YOE with effective networking? Or would that probably require an MBA?

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Been working in finance for more than a year now, and I’m not looking to become a 3rd year. How would I start the recruiting process? Would it be easier for me to get an MBA & then recruit?

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New to this but what time are scores usually released? Pretty nervous for tomorrow it’s my first CPA exam. Also I heard sometimes BEC isn’t released because it takes longer to grade, is this true?

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MBB: were you asked for GMAT score even if you’re not applying directly post MBA (I.e 5 years later) my GMAT was really low (620...). Wondering if they’ll need the GMAT that many years later, or if I should re write (I’ve already done my MBA)

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Anyone who has gone from big 4 to MBB (SC and up) what was the interview process like? Wondering if it’s any different coming from a consulting firm or if it’s the same as post grad/post MBA

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Does anyone have good information or resource to study for CIPT? Are companies really aware of the cert, given how new it is?

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Question: which privacy & data protection cert has highest return and value to your career (CIPM, CIPT, CIPP, CDPSE, DLP tool cert)?

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What is the post target MBA total comp for a SC at Deloitte GPS?

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Do big 4s in the UK generally pay higher to Managers with an MBA Vs without (homegrown)?

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Quick thanks to everyone posting their credentials /background. Not ready to apply to MBA yet but it’s a learning tool for me on what programs are best suited for me and what it takes to get there. Best of luck to those applying this round

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Considering getting an MBA, but in general interested in a broader field of study (sociology, philosophy etc) than just business studies. Any advice, are there MBAs where it’s possible to flex the coursework (up to an extend of course)?

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How to develop career in Accounting and finance in BPS industry without MBA ? Is there so much scope of career development in BPS / shared services industry ?

Anyone out there who got an MBA sponsored by their firm. What are the pros and cons?

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Best cert for someone who want to specialize in cyber strategy?

I’m only 1 year in post-MBA and wondering if I should stick it out at least another year at D or take an offer from Amazon to go be a Senior Product Manager (their post-mba role). Comp is about the same since no raises or big bonuses from D this year. Downside is I’d have to pay back partial signing bonus. Think I might enjoy the product role more just because I like owning things and my year at D so far has felt somewhat “fluffy” and disjointed in terms of experience. Any advice from fellow 🐠?

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Hello all. How many of you are using The MBA as a pivot to your career? If so, to what specifically? I am Currently in software implementations and looking to find a spark elsewhere. Thanks!

I’m trying to apply for MBA in the next two years but the amount of tuition is insurmountable. Any tips on really saving, or leverage student loan really well? I’m trying to take the next step towards brand marketing or a product marketing manager, so any tips would be great re: the app process! 🙌

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Do CFP CPA CFA and MBA make that big of a difference in the RIA world? I’ve seen very successful individuals with all 3 and without any at all

I’m applying this year for MBA (Fall 2021 start), but really want to shoot my shot for MBB before that, BCG specifically, because I can’t deal with all the EY BS anymore. Say I was actually able to get an offer, would I be blacklisted from BCG if I left for an MBA 6 months after being hired?

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Anyone pursue coaching as a side hustle? Wondering what certification programs offer the most value for their price. Plz let me know! I have seen some for 11K and am looking for something that doesn’t eat such a huge chunk of my savings given that it isn’t mandatory.

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Is the AWS CSA-A cert useless these days? I know at least 5 sales execs (non-technical of course) that got it this year and they’re not even in tech industry.

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Any route for a post-MBA consultant with experience at a CDD shop to PE? Or is this just impossible

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Is security+ a good entry cert to help transfer to cyber positions (vulnerability mgmt/threat intelligence)? I come from a IT governance and controls background. Been applying to cyber positions but no luck.. Also don't feel like studying for cissp right now. I got CISA and CISM

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Question for Managers + :- Do you think MBA is/was very important to grow in your role and career ?

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Any Master of Comp Sci programs for non comp sci undergrads worth it? Key emphasis on worth it (cost, ops, opportunity cost vs. MBA)

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Can someone help me understand the BCG post-MBA Consultant role? Do consultants manage junior associates as part of the role?

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What is the most difficult case interview you’ve had? How do you properly prepare? Are cases reviewed/practiced in MBA programs?

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My job is giving me a lot of anxiety everyday. I just don’t know how to manage it. To add to that, I am single and live alone. This is making me very lonely and don’t really have many people to talk to. I may leave soonish (~next 6 months) but any advice on how to survive? For context, I am 1.5 years into my post MBA consulting role

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Hi everyone! I’m looking to go into strategy consulting within the life science space. I’m having trouble to position myself because I don’t have experience in consulting, despite having 8+ years of exp in pharma within the commercial area (sales/marketing). I also have an MBA and an MSc in Finance. How would you tell my story? I would think that coming from industry could be valuable, nevertheless the main “but” I’m getting, is that I don’t know the consulting way of work.

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Hey team - would appreciate your feedback I'm currently a SC at Guidehouse making ~$100k. Very bored but considered a strong employee and on manager track. I have an offer to join D GPS as an SC with 20-30% more pay. The work would be similar. If I stay at Guidehouse I would likely apply for an MBA in Fall 2021. But if I join D, that would delay an year and I would apply in Fall 2022. What would you recommend from MBA and career sense? At this point, I'd be applying for an MBA at age 31/32.

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At this point all I care about is salary what would result in your opinion most money •CFP •CPA •prestigious MBA •CFA •CAIA •coding boot camp I’m at $85k now

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I have taken two sections of the CPA exam through California. Due to the 9 month window, I only applied for two sections initially. I just mailed my $50 reapp payment to the CBA. How long does it take to get re-approved so that I can schedule the last two sections ASAP? Thanks!

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Trying to get some folks who have gotten MBAs to weigh in. Looking to build core foundations i.e. subjects taught in 1st year of MBA typically. Don’t have the $ to go get a degree yet. Anyone wants to help? ESP folks who have gone to top schools.

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Does your state have a K-8 cert? Can you teach middle school with that?

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Hey all, would love some advice. I’m a Business Analyst with 5 YOE and minimal technical skills. And I’m really unhappy where I’m at. Very underpaid, and feel like I’m limited in job opportunities. I want to become more technical but no idea where to even start! I was thinking about starting with a certification but most seems really tough to learn as a newbie. Any guidance/advice on which certs to look at? Was thinking AWS cloud practitioner as a starting point? Any help welcomed!!

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Thoughts on online MBA programs? Any university suggestions?

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Anyone want to refer me for an FDD position? Currently an A2 with the CPA exam done.

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