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Anyone advice on whether MBA is worth it for me? Previously consultant at T2 firm. Currently make $125k base (~$140 TC) in strategy at CPG. Interested in working in food tech. 25, female, 3 yoe, went to top 20 undergrad (non-ivy). Would be targeting M7 or similar. A little discouraged by average comp I’ve seen for post mba CPG roles even from HBS, etc.

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Two answers on how I think about MBA 1. A good way to take a break from life and have fun . Expensive way as well but at least your network and prospects get way better . I was tired behind 27 just grinding my entire life 2. The difference you see will be 3 years down the line post mba . The same people who were making making $150k TC after mba will be making $200k-$300k TC at least . So it’s more about the growth projection . If you think you don’t need mba to make lots more money then don’t do it .

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Ah that makes sense . Then you either do it for a break / network . Otherwise probably just try to crack into the industry without it and you’ll be fine

Some schools have better food scene than others, recommend looking into that if food is specifically what you’re interested in doing. Going to a school that better supports the niche market you’re trying to enter will help you get value out of the degree if you decide to pursue it.

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Thank you!

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