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From your experience, is getting an MBA worth it?

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~ It Depends ~

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I vote ~ Not Worth It ~

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Gotdammit, lol

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Top 20 school? Do the jobs you want require or prefer an MBA? Are you looking to switch careers and rebrand yourself? Can you endure working while studying for an MBA or can you afford to study full time? These are the questions you should be asking yourself

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I have a tech background and I was looking to make a career switch/expand. I was gonna do an in state school online (UF). I'm early in my career and definitely have the energy to study

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You need to provide more deets if you want real answers lol

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Career switch to what?

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Not sure yet, I'm just concerned about being pigeonholed in tech

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Top 10, yes. Potentially life changing

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Yes, for the overall experience especially. Also gives you a good fallback position if all goes to hell. And a network, which will strengthen over time. But value proposition weakens if not a say top 10-15 school. Probably still learn a lot, make friends and contacts, but ROI reduced if you're paying full boat.

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@principal I'll push back on that. Went to top 25 school and couldn't ask for a better network, ROI, and alumni base that is willing to actually help one another. It's not all about rankings.

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On-line is useless unless a job has MBA prerequisite and you just need to check the box. Lots of good State Schools have free MBA programs to be a grad asst. not well advertised

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There are only 3 reasons to do an MBA - 1) radical career shift, e.g. Medical Doc to investment banker 2) broaden personal knowledge horizons and network 3) rapid career advancement in same career. 1s and 2s are usually happy with their decision, 3s are invariably delusional and disappointed. FYI - i'm a 2 and 😊

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There are only 3 reasons to do an MBA - 1) radical career shift, e.g. Medical Doc to investment banker 2) broaden personal knowledge horizons and network 3) rapid career advancement in same career. 1s and 2s are usually happy with their decision, 3s are invariably delusional and disappointed. FYI - i'm a 2 and 😊

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Stutter

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Welp, guess I'm gonna avoid delusion and disappointment 😂

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Depends on what you want to do with it

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