Seeing how everyone and their mom seems to have a top MBA now, which will only get worse in the future, does it make sense to do an additional graduate degree to differentiate? Both for getting into MBB initially but perhaps more importantly being more competitive when compared to an equal MBB alum when leaving.
I'm in my late twenties, few years out of a US News Top 10 MBA (not M7), non-target undergrad, working for top equity research group. White Canadian guy with US permanent residency if that matters. Didn't have interest in consulting until now, but I want to make a move to MBB. Would work for any office in the world. Not worth the opportunity cost IMO to stop working to do an additional degree as I already make great money, so I'm looking into programs that won't interfere much with work. No kids, expert in quickly doing schoolwork and research, beat out consultants for an F100 management job with case interviews before. Paying for one of these is not an issue.
Thinking of doing one of the following (assume I'll get in to any of these):
* Brown University's Master in Science and Technology Leadership (1 yr)
* University of Pennsylvania's Master of Computer and Information Technology (1.5 yrs)
* INSEAD Master of Change (1.5 yrs)
* Bocconi University's Doctor of Business Administration, Strategy focus (Bocconi is EU MBB target apparently?) (3 yrs)
* IE Business School's Doctor of Business Administration, Strategy focus (4 yrs)
* Tsinghua & University of Geneva Doctor of Applied Finance (3.5 yrs)
* USC Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership focus (3 yrs)
* Rotterdam School of Management's PhD in Management (part time, making it same length as full time US PhD) (5 yrs)
Which would you choose? Are any of them even worth it? Any other ideas? Would you change answer for living in United States vs abroad?
Edit: MBA GPA was only 3.3, non-target undergrad was a BBA from a Canadian university that is also non-target within Canada (not Western [Ivey], Toronto [Rotman], or Queen's)