Should my friend get an MBA?
March 30, 2010 11:22 PM Subscribe
Should I get an MBA? (Posting for a friend)
posted by metametababe to education (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Very similar situation to this one: http://ask.metafilter.com/62883/I-need-MBA-advice-to-make-sure-I-dont-waste-two-years-and-100k
Works at a startup, has decent job skills, wants to get into international business/finance, but does not want to become a pretentious ass (or hang out with them).
The major difference between that poster and my friend is that my friend already has a prestigious degree (think Harvard, Yale, etc.) from university -- thus he doesn't need the name value of a top MBA. He has gotten admission to a couple of top business schools (the Harvards of the world, again), but isn't sure if it's worth the money for someone who already has the fancy name once over and already has the business skills (or thinks he does).
However, most of the jobs he wants require an MBA of some sort. Is there any other way to get the certification, given that the "name" isn't that important and he already has strong business skills?