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Any idea if an MBA helps you climb higher in management? I hear a fair amount about AAPIs being underrepresented in leadership positions and was wondering if an MBA would be a good hedge. Tech consulting background. Not good enough undergrad for top 7-15 programs so maybe online or professional MBA.

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MBA is the shortcut to leadership position. For example the qualifications are 10 yoe for most ppl,but 5 you for MBA. In addition, prestigious MBA gives you a lot more access to those resources and networks

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I’ve seen plenty of Asian folks in leadership roles. However, with current climate, it won’t help us much with the “diversity push”. That being said, MBA helps regardless of your origin. The question is how much and it varies by people. If you get MBA outside top 20-30, it will not even be close to being valuable as a technical master.

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Probably not a bad hedge but I also see fewer and fewer situations where an MBA is a hard requirement. Feels very old school.

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On paper, no. But if you lack professionalism and soft skills, a MBA is one path to close those gaps which can serve you well in consulting a beyond.

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MBA is seen as an accelerator and would help with career changers. For example, if you want to move from tech consulting to strategy consulting

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