Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
Well, let's like asking your opinion of serving smores.* It's good food to bring on a camping trip, but probably not right to serve at a funeral.
If you want to go into management, then I think a MBA can be a strong addition to a BS. I've been talking with a number of professors who teach MBAs and opinions vary as to how useful MBAs will be for tech people 10-20 years from now. They seem about 65-35 for getting the degree. Of course, an MBA from a school outside the top 10-20 probably isn't worthwhile.
Now if you want to stay technical (as in detailed technical) and continue to code or be architect, it probably won't be worthwhile.
As for a PhD, well, that's like comparing soup to the smores--they're not even in the same class. If you want to do R&D, get a PhD. If you want to go into management, get a MBA.
*For those not familiar with them, it's a "sandwich" of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmellows, that you traditionally roast over a campfire (or these days make in a mircowave).
[ April 04, 2003: Message edited by: Mark Herschberg ]