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With 7 years building up equity at a company but being a business undergrad, I would go the PMBA route. If you choose the consulting gig, you will likely travel some meaning if you want the MBA then it will have to be part time and UH is best for that because of flexibility in scheduling. Also, unless you want a career change (completely different field than Finance), the PMBA is better suited for enhancing the work experience on your resume while further advancement opportunities.
If you want to stay in Finance, both UH and Rice have highly respected Fund Management electives that are both competitive to get into great learning experiences. I am aiming to get into the Cougar Fund next fall at UH.
This post was edited by airdough05 18 months ago
My take on an MBA:
Engineer or technical background, trying to get into management at your company? By all means, attend a night/weekend professional or executive program. ...and I’m sure UH is fine.
Business undergrad degree (Accounting, Finance, Marketing) and already have a business background? One of those executive programs probably won’t help you much at all… maybe a slightly better job or slight bump in pay at your job (?)
If you’re trying to get into Oil & Gas investment banking, a hedge fund, or some snazzy Finance job in NYC or something? You better go to Rice or Harvard or don’t waste your time.
If you’re going for a big bump in pay, a complete career change, or if you’re trying to start a company or get access to venture capitalists, etc., don’t waste your time in a part-time, professional, or executive program or somewhere like UH. You’d need to go to one of those top programs (Kellogg, Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Fuqua, Rice, etc.) to make it worth it. Those are all about the other “stars” in the program with you and the people those programs have access to and how you network with them in B-School, and not so much about what you learn.
This post was edited by LeonPhelps 18 months ago
You'd be disappointed if you met me. I had an English accent when I got to A&M...4 years later, not so much!
If you're not paying for it and you're not trying to change your career path then I think you should go part time to the best school you can get into and get paid while you do it. Generally speaking (please don't bother listing exceptions) an MBA has become a checkbox for upper mgmt gigs, so if you need to enhance rather than transform your career then my opinion is that is your best path. Good luck to you whatever your decision!
This post was edited by EnglishAg 18 months ago
Been in mgmt for over 8 years as both business operations manager and currently the business analyst that oversees IT projects. Was a E5 in the Air Force before that. Currently I work for a property preservation company that maintains all foreclosures for several large and medium sized lenders
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