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Anyone recently finished, or thinking about applying to MBA programs? Trying to determine if I have a good shot at a T25 + if it’s worth it given my current salary.

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Would strongly advise you to consider M7 first. Not sure how T25 really changes the trajectory of ones career but I could be biased as an M7 grad myself

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Have faith in yourself. I’ve seen folks with low GMAT scores, B averages from undergrad, and so-so work experience get into top schools.

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Do MLT… they will help you get into M7

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Hard to say without knowing your current comp. Overall unless you're trying to switch industries I would scratch my head at anything outside the top 10. Not even because I think those schools provide a better education but just purely based on ROI

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OP - what are you currently making salary-wise? The market is crazy hot right now. Depending on what you wanna do you could finesse a 175-225K role in industry. Not sure an MBA is “needed” at all anymore frankly unless it’s for free and even then you got opportunity cost of not having an income for 2 years.

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So you could easily kill in a biz ops / go to market strat type role

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Would shoot for M7 or bust. Also consider EMBA or weekend MBA like Haas

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The prestige and networks of Wharton/HBS/Stanford pay for themselves if you can get in.

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@PM go for the MBA but please apply to M7s, despite your skepticism on acceptance. The mba may not replace YOE In corp strategy but it’s a signal to recruiters that you are the type of candidate they’re looking for. If you want MBB or tier 1 tech, an elite MBA is not necessary, but sure as hell makes it easier to open those doors. Opportunity cost is tough to deal with, but hopefully some scholarship money comes through from school, consortium/mlt etc. take advantage of what you can. I hated not making money for 2 years and my degree set me back 6 figures; it was tough to swallow. However, that temporary setback meant very little in the big picture. Elite degree paid for itself and is yielding dividends. A top 25 mba may get you there, but given your stated goals, you should aim for m7 to improve your odds.

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120, currently at Accenture , 4 YOE 3.0 undergrad, 3.7 MS. Don’t think I could get into a M7 (would apply to one anyway as a reach) but would easily go regardless of money if I were to get in any M7 Would want either MBB or Tech only*

Listen, I jumped to tech, clear 250K+ a year and just have a B.S.

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