Hi ladies! I am seeking advice as I am torn between between prepping and applying to MBA or FAANG jobs. I currently am at 4.5 YOE, 150K base, engineering manager. My network has advised that an MBA can help pivot careers as I’m exploring content strategy (Netflix). One of my goals is to also work in London. I will add that there is an expectation in my family for higher education and candidly, my longer term goal is a CXO position. Thank you!

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Hmm. Wouldn't you come out in about the same position post-MBA, but 2 years later and with massive debt?

Can you not look to transfer within your company to get to London?unless you're applying to a well-known European MBA program, I don't know that a top American MBA will help much there.

Another thing to consider is a part-time MBA if you want it for the sake of family expectations. Don't know if you're near a top school to do that.

But if it were me, I wouldn't bother with the MBA if I had goals like yours and was already in the $150k salary range. I would only use the MBA as a pivot if I couldn't get to my goals otherwise (or if it was going to take more than 2-3 years).

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Hopefully others will chime in too, but my general advice is to not do the MBA just for the sake of it. Have a very clear goal in mind. The first job you get after you MBA is pivotal. While a degree from a top school will continue to open doors, the shine of the degree diminishes significantly, relative to recruiting efforts after first job and 1 maybe 2 years post-graduation.

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