I'm an Engineer working in the Marine industry in Singapore, trying to break into Commercial Shipping (Ship Broking).
I have 2 offers lined up now:
One as a Ship Sale & Purchase broker. I'm genuinely passionate about the industry and as I'm part of the industry. I know for a fact that it is not an infatuation of sorts. However, due to the flat organisational structure in shipbroking firms, I'm not sure if it will set me up for a good MBA programme in the (near) future. I want to do an MBA as the rationale is to ultimately get into Shipping Finance.
Other as a Business Analyst in a Big 4 firm where it is a very structured approach and will most definitely give me relevant experience and exposure for a decent MBA moving forward.
I'm torn between which offer to take where I'm ultra passionate about Option 1 but don't know what the future has in store wrt to an MBA while Option 2 has good and structured future ahead albeit something I'm not too interested in.
Looking forward to some insights here.