Would you rather do masters/ MBA on campus (part time or no job) or online (while working full time job)? 5+ yoe consulting and super burnt out 😩 thinking of exiting to pm but that’s super stressful too

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I did my mba part time at night while working. Did it in person/on campus. I think it was perfect for me since it allowed me to graduate with no debt and not have to worry about paying bills or eating up savings while I was in school. That being said, if you’re worn out already I wouldn’t recommend it. For me, it was work from 7am to 5:30pm. School from 6pm to 10pm. Every day for 3 years. Weekends spent catching up on work and homework.

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Uh, if you're super burnt out the last thing you need is juggling an MBA at the same time.

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If MBA . Do it full time on campus and don’t have a job, enjoy your life for a couple years. The professional upside is clear with the network, recruiting, etc. The personal benefit of unplugging is worth the cost alone

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Find a part-time. If you’re already making 150k TC, you’ll find the ROI isn’t there.

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I’m saying by going full time. Plenty of ‘top’ evening/weekend programs you can attend and still make your consulting salary + have a decent exit.

Currently doing an MBA online and it is exhausting (but also partially funded). Recommend you take the time away from work to do the MBA with a clear vision of what you’ll do afterwards to get the most value out of it.

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I did grad online while working full-time and it was ROUGH. Also I’d reconsider if you’re worried about WLB, being a PM is the most thankless route to burnout there is 😂😂😂

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I don’t think I saw my friends for 3 months at a time 😂

MBA - full-time in person Masters - could do online

There are a lot more events outside class for MBA's that you get with the full time programs. These add a ton of value to the experience, especially for career switchers.

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