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Have always thought it would be cool to get an MBA, but don’t know if the investment is worth it without a clear vision. I work in digital strategy at IBM, and am not too impressed with our MBAs.

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If IBM doesn’t sponsor you, why would you spend $200K+ to go back to the same job?

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Not to be offensive, but the MBAs going to IBM normally weren’t impressive to begin with, at least at my top 15. You need to aim higher or your wasting your money

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Unless you have a plan on what to do with your MBA, don’t get an MBA.
I feel this is the number one problem people have after doing their MBA (especially if not t20).

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That’s more of a statement of IBM businessmen than MBAs

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Should I be shooting for a better consultancy than IBM/ACCN if I go into b school with the intention of getting back into consulting?

If I get an mba it’s purely to shoot for mbb @op

At Associate 1 That’s kind of what I was thinking. If I’m a pre-mba analyst, shouldn’t I be shooting higher than IBM as an exit anyway?

Are the exits diminished if you return to your job for 2 yrs and get your mba paid for?

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OP, I thought my point was straightforward. MBA is an investment. Why would you do it if you can’t get a return from it

@C1 an MBA is truly an investment but to add to that: also consider the intangible benefits:network, personal development, two great years in your life etc. however, you need to be clear on what you want to get out of it

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