06-16-2004, 10:06 PM
I am an IT Professional with 5+yrs experience working in US and wanting to get suggestions from the forum abt pursuing an MBA degree here in US.
1. Does an MBA provide an edge for a IT Personnel
2. Is it all worth time,effort and money?
I know it depends on B-school and aswell as each individual.
Please post ur opinion to assist me.
06-17-2004, 12:45 AM
I think it depends on what kinda role u want . if u r passionate about IT then MBA has little role to play, but if u r looking at IT from a pure career prespective, then MBA has an edge as u move towards mangerial role faster, move towards BDM position and business leadership
5 yrs in IT is good for doing MBA from USA
06-17-2004, 01:12 AM
Thank you Ramki..for your suggestiions
07-16-2004, 12:56 PM
Depends on what your end goal is -- if you are looking at the managerial side of IT, an MBA definitely provides an edge.
Your decision should however be based on the following considerations:
- An MBA from the US is huge investment, though if you are doing it from a good school the odds of having a small payback period are pretty high. But that also depends to a very large extent on the economy and to a smaller extent, your relative performance with respect to your class.
- Having worked for 5 years, you should be mentally prepared that you won't be earning for the next 2 years. And in all likelihood, you would be in considerable debt for the next 3-4 years till you pay off your educational loan (if you are taking one i.e.).
- In terms of being worth the time & effort, it certainly is. And doing it from a good school abroad gives you a global passport. Plus, having a class full of people from all of the world would definitely be a great learning!
- You may want to consider a 1-year program at INSEAD/London School of Business. 1-year reduces the macroeconomic risk to a small extent, slightly lesser investment and also the payback starts earlier. Besides, these are considered to be amongst the best in class.
Hope this helps.