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🐠 with kid(s) that pursued an MBA: how did you do it? Which program? Was it online? Do you think it was worth it for your career progression?

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No kids (yet?) But started my MBA yesterday. Eager to hear some responses to this good question.

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Upper education is a joke, most entry level consulting jobs you could get a high performing high schooler up to speed in about a year. MBAs are just a way to pay for a degree

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And that’s why you work at KPMG 😂

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My kids are early teens but still have a lot of afternoon/ evening sports and such. Doing online MBA which takes about 3 hours a night for 2-3 days a week, and about 4-5 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. Some weekends are full days worth of work. It does take away a bunch of family time but I make up for it on the days I’m not in class. Spouse works also, so we’re basically on the go non stop. Has it helped? Ask me again in a few months when I get a new job 🥴

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With a kid that age I think it would be a challenge because they are unpredictable. My kids were vastly different from each other when they were that age. My wife took a few years off work until they were like 3 years old.

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I have 2 kids both under 3 years old. Went in person after work 2 times a week and got home at 11pm. Didn’t see them for two days which was the hardest part about the whole program for me. I was always tired and exhausted but at the end of the day it was worth it for me. I am now in multiple interviews that will increase my pay about 30k. Total MBA program for me was 25k. Got half of it paid for through work.

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Mine was an evening program and I was doing full time with my creature. Twice a week in person and worked 90+ hrs a week. Did it the same way as my undergrad- do as much as you can off your phone. Took train home to work on stuff during commute too.

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