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1-year MBA in lieu of working worth it? Context: MBA cost is $100k (Emory), current salary also 100k. Been at the SC level under a year.

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What do you want to do afterwards? Most post-MBA roles (consulting professionals better) started over $145 k when I went through OCR. Giving up $200 k will take a few years to earn back, but the growth trajectory is higher and ROI is there. Push for scholarships if you can. It really depends on your post-MBA goals. I’m a Goizueta alumn, so feel free to dm me any questions you might have.

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Looking to stay pretty much where I’m at. Doing a lot of strategy/risk/BPI for federal & commercial healthcare clients. At a mid-tier firm but would hope to go to B4 after or even boomerang back to current company for an increase in pay. Being >1 year into SC I’d be an SC again somewhere. Eventually want to do a few years at M, see if I can get to Director or pursue industry opps at that point

Unless your current employer is paying for it, you should take a "top 15 or bust" approach. Emory and GA Tech don't make the cut, but Duke would, if you want to stay in the south. If top 15 isn't feasible, maybe a part time MBA would be better so you can reduce opportunity cost.

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Duke alum here, with friends who went to Emory, and we definitely had better career options. There is a group of schools (Emory, UT Austin, UNC chapel hill among others) who are just a tier below. These schools do good regionally, but not nationally.

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Ok flip the script.. what about 2-year MBA at GATech. Cost is $70k and would work during the time (though I’d really rather not)

@pwc2 @c2 I did the MS Analytics at GTech great program, but I was offered a scholarship to covert to a dual degree with MBA. I was already doing a couple of course from scheller and took them for the easy As mostly and balance my workload and also took a look at the rest of their curriculum and turned it down. There are 3 main components you get from an MBA 1. Curriculum 2. Network 3. ROI. Georgia tech is not a target school for any consulting firm. So no MBA pay. Also my programs placement services were combined with the MBA cohort so had the same opportunities they had including pay. Also georgia tech MBA was ranked 22 5 years ago its now in the high 30s. Emory was 21 and now is breaking into top 15 . Also most faculty at georgia tech are ex emory. For technical degrees I will recommend GT any day not for the MBA or BBA

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