Is it worth doing an MBA if I don't plan to join IB or consulting?

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If you’re looking to pivot careers, absolutely. Many of my classmates now and drastically changing functions (e.g. sales to IB or non-profit to brand management) and without the alumni/career office connections, they wouldn’t be able to get their foot in the door by themselves (unfortunately) to make such a career change. Personally, the MBA is also an investment in my personal/professional development and network expansion, outside of career path. So you should definitely reflect on what you want to get out of it to make sure it IS worth it for you and your story.

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Noted. I have a journalism agree worked in real estate. I will feel like the grizzled vet at 32. But hey change could be good for me!

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Only you can decide that. What’s your goal?

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Hello Tigers

I have an ongoing discussion with
Tiger Analytics, have cleared R1 and have been told that there will be next round. Can you pls let me know abt R2 ? If it's more of Technical or Techno Managerial..?
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Exp: 12 yrs

#thanks
Tiger Analytics

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Hi Fishes,

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