Let me start by saying I'm still a relative newbie to the business school / MBA thing, and i'm an even larger newbie for a PhD program.
I'm an engineer (class of '07) with 2 years work experience. I also received my master's in engineering management while i was studying my undergrad. My career has been pretty stagnant during this time, and it culminated with my getting laid off a month ago.
In this time period (and also in the few months before that), I began seriously considering going to B-School to get an MBA as a career shift. However, I'd never given any thought at all to a PhD program in business.
My grades in college were solid, if unspectacular (3.44 undergrad, 3.8 grad). My GMAT scores were very high (770; 48 Q, 51 V). My question is - what can a PhD offer me that an MBA can't? I have no passion for teaching, so I don't think I'd like to become a professor. If not a professor, what happens next? What types of jobs are out there for a PhD that an MBA can't do?
I notice that this forum is not heavily trafficked, but I hope someone passing by can provide some insight. Thanks for any tips
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