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Consultant with 4 years experience doing BA/PM/QA (and some design work) looking to break into Product Management. Do I need an MBA in order to do this?

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What steps should I take to move my career forward in that direction? I’m looking to leave consulting hopefully by EOY. I have a couple of companies in mind but I don’t know anyone who works there so it may be challenging.

From what I’ve seen it depends on the company and the role. For FAANG type companies they usually want something highly technical. I.e. coder turned PM. Start ups tend to be more lenient on this. Some of my friends made the jump from consulting to startups, then from startups to fanng after launching some products

Hmm 🤔 I wasn’t a coder per se, but, I have a background in engineering and had semi-Technical projects where I launched products (started my career at IBM GBS/Watson). I don’t have an MBA but I do have an M. Eng. I’m looking to leave my firm ideally by the years end, what steps would you recommend to actualize that?

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