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i know this question has probs been asked before but grads of MBA programs not in top 15, was it worth it? did it improve your job prospects significantly?

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Graduating soon, I’ll let you know lol

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best of luck BA1!!!!!!!

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@OP I went from 4 years in a functional role at a bank to tripling my ending bank salary three years into consulting. Not top 15 program, and not MBB but grad school expanded my network, helped me hone in on what I wanted to do, and helped me find the best place to do it. If you’re happy where you are it may make sense to wait a few years then do an exec program that’s paid for by your firm, but if not I would strongly consider going back in the next 1-2 yrs and focusing your efforts on landing your ideal job

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Not even a little. Did it for ego. Totally worth it.

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@PWC1 makes sense. i have an undergrad in supply chain management and IT and have been in consulting for the last 2.5 years. just trying to see if the network and education really do outweigh the high costs and planning even if it’s not a top tier school. thanks for your answer!

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Had the same undergrad background OP, trying to figure it out as well.

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My usual answer to this is no. Title and experience is more valuable and leverage able if you’re already a management consultant

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All MBA programs release job reports where you can see what people came in from and what they left for. You will also see companies/industries/salaries/regions grads ended up in. I would suggest looking at the schools your are considering and see if the exit opportunities they list make sense for you.

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MIS top 10 undergrad major here. Feels like we can pretty much get any tech consulting position/ company. I don’t think it’s worth it. Top 10? Yes, if you use it to pivot to IB or MBB.

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100% depends on what you want to do.

Plenty of “Non-top 15” schools have niches where they excel and compete with the top schools. If that aligns with your goals it’s defiantly worth looking into.

The financial aid at some some of these programs offer also helps significantly.

Context: went from F100 sr analyst level role to 20-30 ranked MBA to consulting. Doubled salary and vastly improved my career prospects.

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Nope. Unfortunately

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I graduated from a top 40 mba program and was recruited from campus, even though the compensation and benefits may not have matched to that of an MBA recruits, I received a big increment over the the next year or so given my performance leveraging the degree. The short answer is yes, you may not see huge benefits immediately, but it pays off as you progress in your career, hope this helps.

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Depends on where you are coming from. For me, yes, because while I could have made the switch without in theory, it opened up my network substantially from where I was. And I honestly would have underestimated, or at least misunderstood, this industry had I not gone back to school. But if you’re already here, I’d venture to guess it’s a different discussion.

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@sa2 where do you work now

thank you everyone 🙌🏻

As others have said it’s very dependent on what you want to do. It vastly helped expand my network and was critical in pivoting from being an engineer and doing actual work to making PowerPoint slides and getting paid more.

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