How feasible is it to leverage your experience as an SA pre-MBA to a TPM, PM, PMO or other management role post-MBA (M7)? If its not a reach, how do you position yourself if asked about management experience during the interview? Note: Due to personal circumstances, I can't wait the additional 2 years I would need to become manager before going to an MBA though I would do so if I could.

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More than “few companies” recruit for a PM/TPM role out of MBA. Many of them look for some technical background though. If you have a technical background, and you can speak to any management experience you have as an SA, that should put you in a good spot for those roles. Not many people look for a PMO role after MBA, but I don’t see why you couldn’t recruit for that without a formal managerial role pre-MBA

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Few companies recruit PMs directly from MBA programs, like Amazon. You’ll have a shot there if you go to an M7. Otherwise, for the majority of TPM/PM positions, the MBA does not help.

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