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How wise it is to do an MBA after 3years of experience

 
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Hello All,

Currently I am at a very critical career juncture

I started off in Networking field, then worked in tech support.
To get rid of call center business,I wrote SCJP certification and took up a job in a company paying me much less than my earlier tech support since I did not have Java development experience

However the company has not been able to successfully bag new projects and I have hardly received any experience after being there for 6 months.

This may cause trouble for me to get into bigger companies.

I want to make a vertical growth in my career.I am not looking for fast success but considering current scenario ,I dont see myself progressing.
Would it be wise to study for the MBA entrance exam side by side and do a full time MBA starting next year

I would be 25 next year which means I would be 27 after MBA is over.

So am I racing with time

Please advice

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I would not say that you are "racing with time". There are a lots of people who do their MBAs when they are around 30. MBA is not worth that much if it is not from one of the best universities (depending on your country). But if you get a place in one of the top 3, the prospects of becoming a fast tracker are there.
 
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Depends on the route you want to take.Why did you shift from your networking and tech support job to one that had java development?Was it because you want to get into Java coding/maintenance?If yes then I would say doing an MBA would not help if after 2 years you enter the industry.If you had a good amount of experience(>5 years)in software then probably it would be a good idea to go for an MBA(Systems) because then after the course you could apply for Project Manager posts.But with your current experience in software ie 6 months you wont be able to leverage it after the MBA.My personal opinion for experienced people is that they should do a PG course that leverages their work experience.That would enable a comforatble reentry into the job market after the course.
 
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Thanks Ali and Nikhil

When I graduated I took the job I had because I didnt want to sit at home
I was never interested in Networking/Tech support

To get rid of night shifts and some how make it to development so that I get a day profile and quality work,started learning Java and wrote the SCJP

But in the current company there are just no new projects coming up.
Its becoming difficult to keep sitting

As far as MBA is concerned, I will have to study to clear the entrance test since doing MBA from a non premier institute is wasting 2 years.

Hence if I have to study, I cannot change my job because in the new company I will have to prove myself again.So it will be difficult to concentrate on studies.

I am working on level 1/grass root level for 3 years
I want to be sure that the efforts I put in are with the right vision and that they yeild the results after some tangible time frame.

Otherwise I will just keep on slogging.Donkey work

Please advice more

Thanks
 
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First get rid of Customer support and maintenance ,look for development .
Then decide ...
 
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dont worry about age and degree.

in fact, MBA is worth if you are having prior experience.

there is no bar , if you doing MBA after 3 yrs experience.....there are lots of people who has done MBA after having industry experience and has got vertical growth in their career....so this is not at all a problem.

problem is

1) are you going to do MBA from premier institute ?
2) are choosing the right MBA course which has the market value ?


However, one thing i can say, its vry easy to get a JOB in IT domain if you are looking for change.....but its very diiifcult to get a JOB in other sectors.

just check naukri,monster etc .....you will find how many opportunities in IT, in Finance,in marketing etc ....and you can compare.

BTW, getting higher degrees is always encouraged.....

at some point of time , you might feel a complexity that your junior is having much more qualification than you....so, getting a good qualification is a nice thing....go ahead
 
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I am already out of customer support and maintenance

Currently working in development but not getting the right experience due to the fact that no new projects are coming

And as far as MBA is concerned, I am very clear that I dont want to go out of the IT field for sure.

I have an engineering background like almost all of u.So planning to do
MBA in Systems(Only if I get into a premier institute)

So want to know if MBA Systems is the right choice from the market point of view(market value of MBA-Systems)
I am interested in lateral placement post MBA and not attempting to change the field altogether.

Appretiate more inputs on this

Thanks
 
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Hello All,

Can some let me know the market value of MBA Systems assuming that it is done from a premier institute.
 
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