Was getting your MBA worth the investment or did it not bring along the benefits you thought you would have seen? Career progression, salary increase, etc.?

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100% worth it. ROI is insane when Uncle Sam pays for it

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Loved my mba, and for me it changed my trajectory. It won’t do the same for everyone. With that said, ROI should be quantified not just monetarily but with other benefits (network, prestige, access to events, friends, experiences, etc.)

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Did mine online while I was a SC/Manager (promoted part way through). I did an easier online MBA (state school) just to get the degree. It did not help with consulting immediately but now that I have been looking for industry jobs (1 year post MBA), I've gotten interviews for positions I wouldn't have otherwise. E.g. 2 different director level positions where the MBA has been discussed in the initial recruiter interview - sounds like it's a major reason they decided to interview me for the position with only 8 YOE

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Dude. You're at the interview stage, not offer. Also if it's a tech company, they give zero Fs about an MBA. They care about your experience. I have been interviewing for director roles at big tech with no MBA.

96K pre, 172K post, 280K after 3 yrs and one promotion. Easy math. Work is completely different and exciting, better exit opportunities

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Still here. I feel MBA is important, especially if you don’t have consulting background or want to expedite growth. Your peer group will be from target MBA schools so not having one might be a handicap. But hey, if you can fake it till you’ve become it through experience, then you are not missing too much without MBA.

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Same question here. I am already a manager.

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Did mine right out of undergrad
Cost me $30K loan and borrowed $15K from my dad.
25 years old with $200K TC, + paid half of everything I owe with the signing bonus.
Was 100% worth it

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What about part-time in person at like Kellogg for example?

Definitely worth it if done from a good school

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26M Trying to figure out if it’s right for me:

IBM (3 years) > summer internship at an emerging growth equity firm (didn’t really work out) > Corp strategy at series D software company (1 year)

Current comp = $130k + $75k equity (current value, vests over 4 years).

End goal would be to join a more reputable investment firm, or start something. I feel like if my current company continues to grow leaving to spend $200k+ on an mba might be dumb

Loved my mba and had great ROI

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