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Let's talk MBA's - how valuable are they in the industry for career progress, and is there a point where they become less valuable or noticeable? I've personally never felt motivated to get one as I figured working my career hard would bring success. Now that I've climbed to VP level (and I'm considering a transition from agency to brand side, eventually) I'm wondering if there's a reason to get an MBA or not.

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I work on the brand side, and although my manager has assured me I don’t need advanced degrees to grow within the company, she and all of our other executives do have MBAs or at least other Masters degrees. I wonder if this is just to stand out from the pack or to increase earning potential.

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Don’t think it’s necessary for most departments at an agency. Maybe C-suite. Maybe. Seem to be more on the brand side. So maybe that factors into their hiring.

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I got mine right after undergrad and it largely felt useless until this past year when all of the sudden I made huge jumps in salary for ticking that box.

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