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Hired as an undergrad. Moving up quickly (should be manager this year). What benefits would I get out of doing an MBA?

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Career change, learn about other career options, & more marketability later in your career. If you're moving up fast, you're probably specializing in something which will become what you stick to for a long time

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Racking up more debt.

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E1, I hadn't even given a lot of thought to that. Had a high GPA coming out of my business undergrad and some success at case competitions. Helps that I summered at a local boutique where the partner had connections to the EY senior managers at the office. Spent one year at staff and two at senior.

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Unless a career change is in the works, not sure the 2 years out of work + whatever you pay for tuition is worth the trade off. Yes you'll get a big pay bump in your first post MBA role but for a fast riser like yourself it's probably not worth it. The network is big tho but again, ask yourself how much you'd want to pay for that and how you would use it. Being debt free > anything.

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How many years it took you to become a manager? What do you want to do long term? Stay with EY?

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I'm doing "strategy consulting" now as well E1. P3, it'll be 3 years. I think I'd like to stay at ey, but may be interested in moving to an MBB at some point.

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Wow, impressive 3 years to manager. Any details you'd be OK with giving about your path? How did you get hired into strategy, not to mention skip promoted?

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1 full year? Or did you start in October 2013 and promoted to senior July of 2015?

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The time it takes to get to manager takes as long as it takes to get to partner. Your MBA network will help.

Good points C1 and D2. P1, that's what's holding me back. EY won't pay for it, so I would be on the hook. Undergrad student loans are paid off, but that doesn't make it much better.

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You'd be able to do actual strategy consulting instead of whatever you're doing now, too.

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