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Accepted in the Evening/Weekend program at Haas - only school I applied to. Not sure if it’s worth it. Cost of $150k, but I’m already a B4 manager (M1) making $150.

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If you want to switch to tech then it’s actually a great place to network as a lot of the peers will be able to help you. I also saw a few really motivated ones able to get into MBB from EW at Haas. Lastly, since you’re salary is high already, might be good to keep your pay while getting an MBA (if that’s what you want)

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Sorry other follow-up - how does an MBA impact the leveling process?

If your goal is to pivot into MBB, PT programs are still a great platform for that. For everything else, may be hard. If your goal is to expand network, not bad for that either. It will be tough managing both work and PT work though.

More or less, yeah. I actually really enjoy my current firm and would stay to go up for partner but I don’t think the comp is there

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Unless your company is paying for the MBA, it’s not worth getting the PT MBA at your current salary

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Should I say no and push for HSW next year? I’m 31 (32 in the fall). GMAT from a few years ago of 700.

I agree with the sentiments above and in your early 30s with proven B4 manager exp know one is going to care if you were FT vs PT unless you’re aiming for MBB (and even then just a suggestion for FT recruiting) or a complete career change into finance which I suspect that’s not your goal. IMHO especially recently post-pandemic we will see formal education at the prestigious top schools have a meaningful shift to PT/online to keep top students interested in the value of these expensive programs. Younger undergrads are already shifting lenses to the flexible tech and startup cults over traditional white-shoe firms cultures. They study CS, MIS, instead of Econ and become SWE’s and PMO’s in Silicon Valley over the crazy WLB in consulting/banking on Wall St.

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What’s your goal OP? Sounds like you’re already making good money - the ROI wouldn’t be there IMO

$150k isn’t enough to afford the Bay Area indefinitely with a family. My concern isn’t the immediate salary increase, but I acknowledge that it would be beneficial over the long term.

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