MBA? What to do with it? How have you used your MBA?

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The top firms (tech, consultancies, etc.) don't send recruiters to every school. Some teams within firms only recruit from a handful of schools. The schools from which they actively recruit (e.g., send recruiters, host social networking events) are called "target schools." For consultancies hiring MBAs, the number of target schools has grown in recent years, to probably around 20 schools. I don't recall seeing LSU on any of the top firms' lists, but it may be a target for a subset of consultancies.

I made my best friends during my MBA and I use those friendships on a daily basis. Worth every penny.

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Top 3 reasons for an MBA:

1. External validation
2. Internal validation
3. Career switch

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What each factor solves:

External validation: I know I'm really good at this, but others (companies) don't believe it.

Internal validation: I don't know if I'm good enough, or have the right skills to do this.

Career switch: I've been great at X, and others can see it, but I need to translate it to Y.

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1. Learning how to think about business problems using frameworks or past case studies have been helpful
2. Took classes on improving presentations, both I. PowerPoint and audio/visual presence. I went from being super scared in front of crowds to having my PowerPoints and presenting be my top skills
3. More than doubled my salary

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No that was my salary before the mba. Just google mba salaries consulting or mba salaries ibanking to see where you’d land in on. You also need to be in a T15 program

Mine is in a frame,

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I have no idea where my Bachelors or HighSchool Diploma are at 🤣🤣🤣

10% discount at Costco

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For real?!

Still trying to utilise my ongoing MBA to land finance internships

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I pivoted from data scientist to consultant now i am a data science executive

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To get into consulting

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What company?

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I’m in sales - it hasn’t done anything for me in terms of flashing it around… but my general understanding of business vs my peers has provided me with a greater success rate for sales and a higher average job size. No one looks at it from an education standpoint, but I’m able to have different conversations with the C suite / business roles and I believe part of that was first due to my further study of business than those around me. As time went on, my exposure to deals (working more and at higher levels) added more value than the mba education itself, but early on, it set me on a different path.

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Made me eligible for a promotion to first an engineering supervisor and now manager. Definitely worth the ROI!

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Fasten my career by switching to consulting

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Following for answers!

Still trying to figure that one out; I did transition into a new role and I did make about $50k in a jump in salary, but for some reason I was hoping for more a career boost

Shoot me a dm then

I tripled my salary in the three years post graduating. I’ve used what I learned with my MBA to be super valuable and irreplaceable in my organization. It translates to job security and rapid career growth. My breadth of knowledge, ability to connect dots, and be a good leader are skills I wouldn’t have learned so quickly through experience as I did through my education.

$7.25 * 3 is $21.75 so at least that much.

Getting my MBA opened up a promotion opportunity to management

A former Deloitte partner suggested I get an MBA and it really worked for me:

Pivot my career and break into consulting ✔️
I tripled my salary ✔️
Gained solid skills ✔️

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