After long months of serious personal reflection regarding the future of my career I have decided that I want to make a career switch to tech management.
I have been searching the site in and out and can't seem to find any up to date posts about post MBA's careers in Tech.
So I am starting a post where I hope to post (and have others post) relevant and up to date information regarding post MBA careers in Tech firms/odds/chances/best schools/ and and grasping reality.
The catch is I have no work experience in a tech firm (and am not an engineer). I currently work for a corporate valuations firm where I have done a few projects for companies in the IT industry. Still, it seems that I fit into the GMAT Club Legend kryzak 4th category - Having no tech background and no work experience in tech of which kryzak writes: "By far the toughest route" (technology-careers-for-mbas-93266.html#p764663
First line of business: Which schools are the best schools for people in my predicament?
The problem: It seems hard to tell which schools are actually good at getting their non engineer alumni recruited to tech firms.
For example: One would think that MIT Sloan would be a great place for some one looking to get into a tech company. Is this really true?
It seems that only 20% of the class of 2011 when in to tech and about 17% of the class of 2012. Not large numbers at all.
A further glance into Sloan's 2012 employment report tells that about 40% percent of the class came in with backgrounds in engineering.
So I ask, can going to Sloan or any other schools help someone with no tech exp. get into a tech firm if you are not an engineer?
Should I base my school decision on Employment statistics or word of mouth and reputation?
Try to make my way to San Jose.
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