💥My FAANG PMs: Admitted to M7 (Booth, Columbia, Kellogg) but no scholarship money. End goal is PM at FAANG. Peers tell me to do a MS in Software Engineering or Data Science at an Ivy instead, claiming that route is cheaper & employs more into tech. Is a MBA truly not technical enough for majority of blue chip PM roles?

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Congrats. Go to the M7. Analytics may or may not have a direct path.

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Go to M7. Graduated from Booth and Amazon hires like 50-60 people a year from Booth. Kellogg does well with Amazon and Apple as well. Great opportunity to become a FAANG PM from an M7.

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At Booth now. Plenty going into PM. I’d consider companies outside of just FAANG (overhyped tbh). PM pays very well if you end up in the Bay Area

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I’m currently attending Columbia and have friends who successfully recruited for and have signed PM offers for each FAANG. An MS may be cheaper, but it’s definitely also possible to make the transition to PM with an MBA (provided you have the right background), and you’re likely going to have greater options and flexibility coming out of business school.

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Amazon has PM and PMT roles, and the PMT role is more technical, correct?

Booth has a joint MBA - Masters in CS degree. Do that.

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Came here to say this as well. This is the best option.

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I graduated from M7 with a PM offer at Amazon but took my BCG offer based on the many BCGers who had exited to Amazon— I figured the path was open later, whereas consulting was not.  Questionable logic, in hindsight, but just sharing the data point. I had classmates without technical backgrounds who had PM offers at Apple, Instagram, Facebook, Adobe, Salesforce, and Intuit. Also several with Google offers but not as PMs.

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BCG1 - another person burned by the same logic. I had the same thought process. Really wanted to do consulting. Lol. Another unfortunate soul like me.

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MBA won’t help for PM roles at any of the faang except Amazon. MS likely won’t either. They all want to see previous PM experience - consulting usually doesn’t cut it. I’d say go to the M7 and recruit for Amazon or maybe FB RPM if you’re open to joining undergrads as an entry level hire (and can get an offer). Startups are another way in, as is getting into a tech company in a product adjacent role and transferring later. Google is off limits without a tech background. Netflix doesn’t have MBA recruiting. Apple might for ops, strategy or program roles, but likely not PM.

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I know a few past consultants from M7s who got PM internships and offers at Google. But it’s not super easy. And Apple does do MBA PM internships/offers, but they’re super rare and hard to get. I know someone at Booth who interned as an Apple PM this past summer

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