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Does an MBA matter if you want to be high up in government?

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Step 1: MBA Step 2: Goldman Sachs c-suite Step 3: Secretary of the Treasury Works every time

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Maybe you would want to look into an MPP if this is your goal or something like a master in political science or international relations

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So I mean I really hope this doesn’t come off as braggy/out of touch, just trying to set my self up for success as much as possible, but somehow I feel like the mpp/ms poli sci route is the direction everyone heads, and kind of want to differentiate myself somehow, I.e. everyone zigs and I want to zag kind of thing..would love your thoughts!

I’d say it’s the opposite.

OP, what sort of work in the gov?

Hmm good to know, even if this work has basis in DoD/defense policy? Feel like they would respect MBA more (could be wrong)

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