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Has anyone thought of doing of a masters in CS instead of a MBA to break into product management?

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Yeah try an internal transfer. You might need a current PM leader to sponsor you but they would probably rather hire internally if you already know company and culture.


Also, if you do get a CS degree, you should aspire to be a swe. More $$$$ early on and easy switch to PM later on


I doubt that would really blow away a recruiter. I think nothing beats a good resume with tangible experiences! I'd put my efforts into buildup your skillsets and experiences


Imo, it would help. Why not try and move to a product role at Salesforce?

Tried, and it wasn’t easy from the dept I was originally in

Yeah. It seems a lot more useful (and versatile) in the tech world. I would go for it if you have the opportunity.

A CS degree doesn't make a whole lot of sense for project management. It will literally teach you nothing about your job.

Product management =/= project management


My brother is thinking of doing it and it will improve him a lot

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