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I currently work in industry. I have an undergraduate degree in business and opted for an engineering management master's degree. Will I need to go back for an MBA? Or are there consulting firms that will pay me more for my advanced degree even though it’s not an MBA?

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If you’re in industry and are looking to move into consulting (assuming you want to stay in the defense domain), it’ll be for your expertise and/or your contacts (for biz development) opportunities. Wouldn’t sweat the MBA.

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what’s your primary reason for moving out? What are your long term plan?

Most of my background is primarily in Defense. I want to move to the commercial side of consulting to expand my knowledge base across different industries. The long-term would be to return to industry in a director role. I want to stay in consulting and hopefully get promoted to senior manager before exiting. Based on the research I've done on FB, it could take 5-7 years, depending on the organization

Possible but options may be limited. MBA will help you cast a wider net

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