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Has anyone successfully moved into product management from NYU Tech MBA or Cornell Tech MBA? It’s been difficult trying to make the switch into product management and I’m willing to put in the cash to make it happen.

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MBA isn’t necessary but can help if you have been struggling. Are you struggling to get interviews or to pass interviews

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I got hired as a PM at MSFT without a CS degree (systems engineering degree instead)

Networking is a far, far higher ROI activity than bschool is for breaking into product management.

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Maybe build 1-2 projects yourself and put it on a personal website and share it. Especially if it has overlap with the company’s industry, it can be a good conversation starter with recruiters

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Subject matter may help a bit, but a personal project probably won’t get to big enough scale that it would make a huge difference. Otherwise if it does, forget working for someone else and keep pursuing it as a founder! It’s more important to be able to stick through it and actually get a MVP, so I would say go for it if you like sports analytics. Build it into some sort of app vs just doing sports data analysis

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