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Value of an MBA
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RE: Value of an MBA
(04-08-2018 06:27 PM)Peregrine Wrote:  
Quote:- MBA but with focus on BUSINESS ANALYTICS electives ( courses such as business intelligence, data mining, big data).
- From a (no name) university in South Asia
- For someone who has no real job experience or tech experience
- Has a life science degree
- Is looking to work in business analytics but doesnt want to go for another 3-4 year analytics bachelors or couldnt get into an MSc Business Analytics program.

What MBAs are good for:

1) Career change to a "prestigious" industry, e.g. engineering to finance/consulting
2) Qualifying for a promotion
3) Meeting de facto job requirement in industries that highly value prestige (see #1)
4) Networking for the above
5) Re-living the glory days of college

What MBAs are not good for:

1) Learning things (you can learn that shit at the public library)
2) Getting a job that doesn't care about prestige (e.g. basically anything that is not finance, consulting, or upper management in tech)

So to answer your question, the answer is no. You can learn business analytics for free on the internet, and I don't care what degree or certifications you have. I can tell whether you have the technical ability to do the job in a one hour interview.

If it's part of your career track, like moving into management, you will have to go get one. Good point from Peregrine.
04-08-2018 06:35 PM
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RE: Value of an MBA
(04-08-2018 06:35 PM)Dragan Wrote:  If it's part of your career track, like moving into management, you will have to go get one. Good point from Peregrine.

And if this is the case, the firm will pay in exchange for a commitment from you to stay for X years. Ideally it's an EMBA, which involves basically no work and is a nice little racket for business schools.

If they won't pay, they don't value you.
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