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Is an MBA worth it?

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What a great question. So hard to believe nobody has asked this before.

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Top 5 school to Accenture. I can see why it wasn't worth it

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No and yes - depending on what you're trying to get out of it

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Jeez P2 (s)he means they didn't go straight to Accenture from B-school. They could be a partner at Accenture now for all you know

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100% worth it if you go to a top 10 school - the experience is awesome. You meet incredible people and have two years of “vacation” when you can make the most of it (vs. during retirement).

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Play nice

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No. I graduated from a top 5 school and while I learned a lot, it wasn’t enough to justify the $200k cost. Your network will pay dividends I suppose, but nothing beats on-the-job practical work experience. If you’re a type A with strong ambition, you can arrive in the same place without the b-school debt.

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who said i started at accenture, dipshit?

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A1 why are you posting as Accenture dipshit

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There are so many factors to weigh in

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P2 are you really that dense?

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P2 you’re missing the point. You’re dense because of your lack of people skills and self awareness

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Mba depends. My formula worked. Academic, some biz and tech experience @ 45k-> twelve mo program at Cornell-> consulting offer @ 100k -> partner after the normal cycle. ymmv

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If you want to switch careers after several years doing something then I'd say yes. But as a finishing school for college grads, then no.

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What's your point... he/she still got triggered from a harmless joke. Probably actually butthurt that he/she spent $200k to eventually end up somewhere (ACN) where you don't need an MBA

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Looking for increased pay, upward mobility, marketability to employers. Would like to keep working and go to a decent but not ultra expensive program. Currently making around $120k, 5 years out of undergrad. Still paying student to loans. Mostly want to know if it's worth it financially.

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@OP why do you want a MBA?

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Oh did calling you dense trigger you? Can’t you take a harmless joke?

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Is it worth it if you don't want to go into any high powered, long hours career like consulting, PE, etc? Seems like ROI is only there for those looking to work their way to top and not those who want have a good income but otherwise want to work 40-50 hrs per week and spend lots of time with kids. Is that accurate?

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Yes I'm dense as a rock and I have Aspergers you got me K1. You really did

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