Current Work and Education Situation
Currently work as a mid level manager in the finance/accounting department of a F500. A couple years out of undergrad, I wanted to get my MBA out of the way and the company offered to pick up the tab so I simply selected the best part time MBA program in that area (think U of South Carolina/Clemson/Georgia). Looking back now, I'm realizing that I really should have gone to a top ten program and having an undergrad and MBA from two non target schools could limit my career potential.
Long-term Career Goal
My long term goal is to get to the C-Suite of a F500, and I'm willing to do anything necessary to get there, including switching companies multiple times or spending more time in school.
Current Career Dilemma: 2nd MBA or Not?
My question is would it be a complete waste of time to go back and get a top ranked MBA? Would a part time MBA from Chicago or Wharton do enough to set me apart, or would full time be a better route?
Is It Possible to Earn a 2nd MBA?
Many schools do not allow individuals who have already earned an Master in Business Administration to pursue another MBA. There are some exceptions, but admissions will require a strong case for why you need to repeat the degree. A common situation is foreign students who have earned MBAs in their home countries who want to pursue a T10 MBA in the US.
Pros and Cons of a 2nd MBA
If you do find a program that will let you apply, here are some important things to consider about business school:
- Time commitment
- It's not a guarantee that you'll get a C-suite job at a F500 just because of the degree
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