If I skip MBA, can I still make the same amount of money over a 20 year career as a person with an MBA? Currently in Federal consulting. Trying to decide if MBA is worth it...

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yes, it all depends on the moves you make in those 20 years.

like

And thanks so much @K1! Thats sort of what I've been hearing from managers

like

If you plan to stick with fed, I suggest getting all of your certs, many fed quals require either advanced degree or pmp. Pmp is way cheaper to get and lets you meet the Lcats.... fed doesn't appreciate an MBA and will not pay you the equivalent as if you went commercial. If you want an MBA because you want an MBA then right on! Just my thoughts, I wanted to get my MBA for a while and decided to go the cert route for federal reason instead.

like

I'm doing mine now and I'm in fed consulting.

@M1 what kind of moves would even the playing field?

@d1 part time, eh? Are you in DC area?

@K1 what certs would you suggest?

Depends on line of work, I have PMP, CDFM, LSS green belt, and CSM. Find out what type of work you want to do, and talk to your career coach to see what best fits your career path. Happy to help!

Yes. You're actually likely to come out with more money in the end if you plan to stick in the same line of work.

Related Posts

Executive MBA programs: Would you rather go to UConn this year and not take the GMAT, or study and take the GMAT to try and get into a top 10?

like

I’m trying to get a professional certification. The application to take the test requires three recommendations. Is it tacky for me to ask for a rec from a colleague at a company that I left in the past year?

like

Target salary for Strategy& 2 years post-MBA?

like

Recent MBA Admits - Anyone kinda intimidated by the fact that they have to rebuild their social circle completely within MBA? How hard is it gonna be?

like

Has anyone found the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification to be helpful for people in non-technical roles? Any experience in how potential employers view this cert would be greatly appreciated!

like

Has anyone here transitioned into teaching from another profession through alternative certification? Did you feel like you were prepared for the classroom by the end?

like

What does a first year PwC CIPS manager make with an MBA?

like

The cyber folks have certifications of some form or the other. I once heard a partner in cyber say that you must target to get one certification per year. How relevant is it for data science/analytics? If it is, what certifications should we get?

like

Anyone here currently pursuing or planning to get an MBA/EMBA? If so, what are your plans after graduation?

like

I’m narrowing down my choices for grad school and it’s exciting yet nerve racking. Which would you recommend for a tech specialized MBA between UCLA & UCBerkeley? They seem to both be relatively closely ranked. Suggestions on what to look out for before deciding? Also, if an alum would like to chat that would be great tysm 🤗

like

What level does Amazon / Amazon Web Services recruit from MBA programs at? Talking fresh out of business school with a shiny new MBA. L6?

like

Which Azure certification is good in terms of career in Cyber Security

like

Hello people, Looking for an opportunity in Credit risk/Risk advisory/consulting / Rating domain of large corporates. Having had over 2 years of experience in credit rating of large corporates across segments (BFSI, Retail, Consumer goods, Trading, Auto /Defence ancillary etc) post MBA finance. Kindly assist/guide me for the same. Thank you very much.

like

Would it be possible to go from FP&A at a bank to investment banking without an MBA? Background includes transaction advisory and previous banking experience

like

Hey guys - I work at FAANG right now, and planned on an mba in the next 2-3 years. Have an opportunity with McKinsey as a consultant. Always wanted to work there, but only for a short stint - feel like it will 1) boost my overall profile for an mba application 2) give me the experience I’m looking for before mba because post mba I’d like to focus on my own venture. Also folks at McKinsey - would love to hear what conditions there are for getting an mba sponsored at the firm. Thanks!

like

Does pre-MBA T2 consulting experience help or hurt for M7 summer internship interviews at MBB? Have heard prior consulting is helpful but have also heard that MBB doesnt like “bad habits” formed at other consulting firms.

like

For those who went to get an MBA: How would you describe your (2) years in school?

like

I have heard that McKinsey allows some BAs to move quickly to EM (although sounds like it’s fairly rare to be in 3 years?). When that does happen, do they manage post MBA associates, or just BAs?

like

How much does an AWS Migration project bring in? Is it a viable business to become an AWS Migration expert? If I complete all the certification levels, get a few diverse migration projects under my belt, and set up a firm with specialists, how much would such a company make from AWS Migration projects? Wouldn’t every org eventually try to migrate to the cloud? So I assume the market’s there. This is what’s running through my mind as I prep for my first certification exam. 😄

like

Does the CFA open doors for you in a similar way to an MBA? Or is it fair to say an MBA gives you much wider breadth in career possibilities

like

Additional Posts

Can anyone in Accenture recently promoted to manager let me know what the initial compensation is? I've heard it's 72K, plus 5.7K car allowance and minimum 10% bonus. Can anyone validate this?

like

Does anyone have any advice for a rising sophomore trying to get an IB/PE offer for the 2022 summer? Any tips about interviewing, networking, etc. is greatly appreciated. I have a 3.9 GPA at Notre Dame with a good financial internship from this summer so I feel like I have a decent chance, but I definitely need some guidance. Thank you in advance!

like

My interviews went over the scheduled time is normally a good sign?

Am I underpaid? Analytics Sr. Consultant (semi-technical role) w/ 8 YOE, age 31 - Austin, Tx. With Finance BA and Econ MA from mediocre University. Salary-$90k, no bonus/stock/etc.

like

Is there a secret to the new SPG/Marriot line? Platinum status doesn't seem to cut it anymore.

like

Just got an offer for amazon hardware. I'm worried about the culture. Anyone have experience working there?

like

Chicago homies: I’m struggling. Is anyone hiring right now that I could send my book to? Like, directly, and not a robot that’s going to automatically reject me? I’ve applied to VMLY&R and that’s about all I’ve found. I’ve emailed connections, no luck. I’m working a contract gig out of the state right now, but I really don’t want to pack up life and leave just yet. I’ve pulled all my resources, and now I’m asking you, fellow fishbowlers, please help. Also anyone want to be a mentor to me? Lol.

like

Is it me or everyone else getting sick around here??? 😷😷😷

like

Is it true that Deloitte has unlimited sick days? If so, how does that work?

like

What are some Diversity & Inclusion strategies to implement in the workplace ? Additionally, if you are starting a D&I committee internally, what are some key factors to consider?

like

What’s a social media supervisor salary like in Chicago IL?

like

Hi everyone! I would like to make a gift basket for my friend who just got a promotion and would like some input on what to include Here is what I have so far: Rose, Candles that says “boss up”, a box of Kleenex for when shit is crazy and a crying is a must. What else do you think would be good?

like

Don't be nice to jerks. Sadly enough, but that's the lesson I learned in Big 4...

like

Is it significantly easier to get into Accenture Strategy at the SC/M level right now? What can I expect thru the interview process?

like

Hi fishies 🐠 I’m an Art Director that’s trying to transition over to UX Design. I have experience building websites and some previous freelance work doing some UI/UX. What’s the best route to transition over and would I need to apply for entry level roles? Does an AD role with a UI/UX focus even exist? I enjoy the thinking of UX design and am comfortable designing interfaces but I’m mostly unsure of the process of working with an UX team. Would love to hear your thoughts!

like

5th year associate in biglaw. I interviewed today for an in-house position for a developer but they do acquisition rehab rather than new construction which is more what I’m into. Advice?

like

Do you spend your entire per diem? Or do you prefer low-cost food options (chipotle for example) and save the rest of the per diem?

Does anyone know if there is any advantage of having i140 when transfering H1b? Thanks!

like

Does PWC sponsor employees for MBA ?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.