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Do I need an MBA if I already have an MS in Operations Management and a BS in marketing? I’m graduating this year and am wanting to start a career in strategy consulting (or really any form of management consulting). Long term, I am wanting to get into BizOps with a tech company (which almost always requires consulting l) Thanks fishbowl!

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I don't think so, my friend got an MBA to go into Ops and it didn't help her. I would stick to applying/gaining experience - MBAs can always come later

I think you can go without it for now since your other degrees are fairly well-rounded. I would pivot to getting hands-on, or a place at a solid firm or certs. I wouldn't discourage going back for it later, especially for B.Ops but for now I would stick to getting some professional experience.

Student here. OP, would you mind sharing your plan for getting into consulting? I've still got a couple years to decide what I'm doing after graduation, but I've shied away from consulting on the assumption that I need work experience to do it. Am I wrong for thinking that?

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