Why did you get an MBA or why are you getting an MBA? Feeling very lost as my ultimate goal is to relocate to my country of origin (developing country) to pursue my entrepreneurial journey (cotd)

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Made a dumb mistake two years ago and did my mba at a school outside of the top 25 - how does one recover from this?

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Poor MBA student should probably have checked the "To" field before sending... I won't hold it against him but thought it was funny

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PSA: Do not work with Personal MBA Coach. Definitely look elsewhere if you want to hire.

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A prerequisite for MBA admission should be being single. STOP TAKING UP SPOTS FOR POTENTIAL PARTNERS! This is ridiculous - the one place we can find someone, everybody’s already committed

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I’m thinking of pursuing an MBA soon - but as crazy as this sounds, I’m worried that being an MBA would make me more intimidating to men. Ladies out there feel me on this? (Cont’d)

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What’s the real difference between Tier 1(MBB) and Tier 2(Deloitte,etc.) consulting? I am planning on getting my MBA but would like to know what the main differences are between the two sets of firms

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I’m not ashamed to admit that 75% of the reason I’m going to get an MBA is with the hopes of getting an MRS out of it too

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Putting MBA after your name is dumb...prove me wrong

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Lmao. Needing to post about how much emotional intelligence you have - who are these cringe lords? And he went to tufts and got his mba from Baruch...

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Best MBA for husband hunting?

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Admitted to Wharton MBA. Attended a welcome event last night and left with a negative impression of several alum. One in particular told me...

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What is one top of mind question you have when it comes to applying for your MBA?

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MBA class of 2017 comp Two years out, what are you making? I’m at 280k TC, sales strategy for Bay Area tech

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Not to brag, but just crossed 200k annual comp with my raise and bonus this year. Still living in NYC, paying 2k a month in MBA loans, and 1k to support patents, but now feel a little more secure. 😀

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After seeing the MBB 80+ work hours post, I’m wondering, is MBB unfriendly to mothers of young children? I was planning on applying after MBA (target school) but now I’m slightly deterred...(cont)

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Is getting a MBA or JD beneficial to get out of tax compliance work?

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Firm will sponsor my MBA, but is it worth going? Two years of lost earnings and no additional gain in promotion trajectory. I know an MBA can be a good two year vacation, but I’m not sure if there’s much more value besides that. 🐠 who did / didn’t take the MBA sponsorship, what was your rationale?

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Thoughts on getting MBA while pregnant? is it even doable?

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Feel really blessed...just got an offer for 150k with 4 YOE in B4 and no MBA

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I am leaving consulting but my wife is looking at applying when she finishes her executive MBA. She did a PhD and her current job is low effort (her words). She is convinced that consulting or a very successful corporate career (c suite) can be achieved in 40 hours a week. I dont think this is realistic in 95% of situations, including ours. We both want strong careers and need to allocate enough time / out source house work. How can I stress that her expectations are way off? Or am I off base?

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Is golfing for business still regular thing or has it fallen out of practice? Especially asking at tier 1 and 2 firms. I have been playing all my life but not sure if I should take it more seriously as I start MBA.

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I just don’t understand the hype around getting an MBA. Unless someone is going to pay for it, is the pay bump really worth the debt?

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Top 3 MBA programs

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(24M) Help on finding a career path ? I graduated from Boston University with a degree in comm w/ a concentration in advertising. Ive been in the industry for almost a year as a media planner, and have generally enjoyed it. My biggest issue though is the money. I didn’t go into the field expecting to get rich, but it would be nice to not live in poverty...Im considering going back to school to get an MBA in marketing as I feel this will complement my work experience and UG degree. (cont.)

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Jobs that pay $250k+ out of H/S/W MBA?

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I know imposter syndrome has been discussed a lot here and it’s something I’m working through. A girl in my MBA class told me “Of course you’re good at giving presentations-you’re pretty and blonde.”

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25m. Consulting for 3 years. I got into a top 10 mba program for the fall, so normally a no brainer. With covid I’m not sure. Is there any benefit to an mba if it’s all online? Firm isn’t paying (and haven’t told them - I’m at a boutique so I’d have to quit) and no indication it’s it’s online or not. Very anxious about having to decide. What are others thinking?

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Go to college, work for 1-2 years, get MBA, get married, have children, work the career ladder, DIE! I refuse to repeat this pattern. 2020+ I’m living my own life. Viva la millennials 😂!!!!!

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If I’m making 1.4m 2 years before MBA, am I underpaid? Can somebody validate me?

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Pros/cons of CFA vs MBA. General finance interest. 1 year post grad. Could eventually do both but curious people’s thoughts and career paths

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Graduated from undergrad 2019. Never wanted to go back for MBA but now thinking it may be a smart decision in a few years. Lots of people here say that its only worth it to go if its a top 20/M7. Cont

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Do you think I’ll meet my future husband in my MBA program? 🤔 this single life is getting real lonely and my parents want grandkids ... I’m 25 🤦🏽‍♂️

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5 YoE out of UG making $140,800 between bonus and base. No masters or MBA. Is this good ?

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Post-MBA, which strategy firm is best/most prestigious outside of MBB?

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Graduated last May and began work in July. I want to get my MBA after 2 yrs of experience. Would I apply this fall (so I have 2 years when I matriculate) or fall 2021 (so I have 2 years when I apply)?

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Does it really matter where you get an MBA ?

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Top MBA to MBB to what....?

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Anyone on here forgo MBA scholarships at lower-ranked programs to pay sticker price at a higher-ranked program? Or vice versa? Do you regret your choice?

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Goal: 400k comp and 50 hours a week in a low COL city by age 40. Currently at 200k post-MBA, but will get to 250-300k at MBB in 1.5 years, age 29 right now. What path makes the most sense?

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