I'm struggling with deciding if I should pursue an MBA. Can anyone be a sounding board? Quick stats: 4.0 undergrad at eh state school (finance major - think top 75 state school) , 4yoe at a boutique consulting firm. No GMAT. Big problem is that I'm making nearly $300k/year and I worry about a pay cut after bschool

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Your secret is safe with me OP I promise I won’t tell anyone!

You dont need an MbA

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Where do you get paid $300K with 4 YOE is the real question

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What’s the company name

You good, save some money for the rest of us

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Why do you want an MBA? Can you go back to the same firm after graduation? Or what are your thoughts on part-time MBA and continuing to work? Avg comp at top 10s is in the mid $100k range, so a pay cut is likely unless your going back or find something similar. Best wishes on your next step!

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Only reason for you to get an MBA is if you want to pivot your career to something you don’t have much experience with.

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You should: - Wait a few more years and get an executive mba. OR - Apply for a more specialized program. Depending on your background and long term industry interest, an MBA may not be a good fit. Also, because of your great gpa, the longer you are out of school the more the standardized tests will matter. Feel free to DM me. I like to help think through situations. I do it all the time With my friends.

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That comp, drop the company 👀👀

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