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What are everyone's thoughts on going back to school? 🙄 1. What were your motivations to go/not go 2. MBA vs other MA/MS degree pros and cons 3. Is it a good "break from consulting" opportunity

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^ that's just ridiculous. Get an MBA. More versatile. More valuable.

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@PwC I would rather pay my own MBA than have to commit to an extra 2 years of being someone's bitch (aka consulting) after having earned an MBA (Deloitte reimburses you after you come back)

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Only do it if it's free or fully paid for by your company. Otherwise it's not worth it.

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This is how I explain it to people - chances are most people are not going to make it to MD and you need to plan for an exit. An MBA is going to be helpful for your exit opps if you are in Strategy or MC - because for a lot of the exits you will be competing with candidates with MBAs. I don't know much about TC exits - so it might matter less.

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I did a MA degree because my bachelors was in business already. So I rounded it out with org psych (hence human cap). For me it was def worth it because it more than doubled my crappy industry salary and the network absolutely boosted me at the firm. Do GSAP if you can.

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I agree with getting an MBA. I'm in school now (at a top 20 BS in US) and working full-time. I'm looking ahead for years to come and the MBA is a great addition to my resume. As far as reimbursement, I'm paying out of pocket, but because I work for Deloitte the school takes off $10000 on tuition. It's totally dependent on your financial situation.

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Agree with D4 - MBA is valuable but I'd suggest part time. Although, I would advise against doing that with a parallel consulting job. You'd have to be really lucky to be on local projects for 3 years (so you can have a little bit of life) :)

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Def agree with the part time thing. I did a part time MBA. You get to keep your income, keep gaining experience, and you get to write off school expenses on your taxes, which can make it very affordable.

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Definitely doing it as a break from the working world in general. By going to school overseas it's much cheaper, and can be almost free if you attend school in Germany. 28 sounds like a good age for my repose from the real world. But yes I agree with one of the earlier comments, where it's not necessarily beneficial

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Do only if you are unhappy with what you're doing or want to move out from core tech work. It is a great break but generally not a financially wise decision. If I didn't want to escape from Tech, I would have stayed to do an exec MBA (part time) 3-4 years later. Gsap reimbursement is tuition only and taxed. Comes to about 50% of actual spend (including expenses). Part time would give you the salary bump without op cost & loss of work ex. The only negative is missing out on 2 years of awesomeness, new friends and international travel (most people do).

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If you get in a top 20 school then do it, and go full time. If you work for Deloitte you can get the whole thing paid for through GSAP. It is a 2 year break from work where everyone is there to have a good time but is also smart. If I could do again I would. Also doubled my previous consulting salary from Accenture and provides exit opportunity since almost everyone in direct level has MBAs these days.

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Do an MBA for general skills, MA/MS for specialized skills. Do it full-time if you want to change careers/industry and if you want a life. Do it part time if you neither is applicable. Also, the economic value of an MBA from a top 20 bschool significantly outweighs the opportunity cost over a 25-30 year career. IMHO :)

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How do u guys do part time with consulting job and travel??

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My program is 21 months and I'm on a long term project in Federal Consulting very little travel!

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