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Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 08:48
I have been working in technology (technical side) for the last 6+ years. I want to go for an MBA in order to change career.
Now mind you, I don't mind staying *in* technology as long as it is in something like Business Analysis or Management.

But I wanted to ask you folks what are my options after MBA, say from a top 20 school.

I am a family man, so I don't want to do consulting it requires too much travel.
I am looking at finance, supply chain, operations, management. There might be others I don't know about.

What would be the best career for someone coming from technology which requires little to no travel and comparatively has little stress.
I've been told finance jobs could get very stressful.


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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 10:44
bfman wrote:
I have been working in technology (technical side) for the last 6+ years. I want to go for an MBA in order to change career.
Now mind you, I don't mind staying *in* technology as long as it is in something like Business Analysis or Management.

But I wanted to ask you folks what are my options after MBA, say from a top 20 school.

I am a family man, so I don't want to do consulting it requires too much travel.
I am looking at finance, supply chain, operations, management. There might be others I don't know about.

What would be the best career for someone coming from technology which requires little to no travel and comparatively has little stress.
I've been told finance jobs could get very stressful.


Thank you.


I think I have heard that corporate finance can be lower stress, little travel, decent hours.
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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 10:50
Tech companies offer a variety of post MBA roles...marketing, operations, finance, strategy. Figure out the type of work you want to do and there are going to be opportunities there. That said even going corporate doesnt mean you wont be traveling at all.
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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2010, 12:01
Thanks guys. Yes I know I will have some options but I am trying to compare which one is more feasible because I want to give more time to my family.
Since I haven't worked in occupations such as operations, finance etc. before I don't know how they are but that's why I was requesting feedback because I am coming from a technology background. I am unsure myself on what would suit me best, but I do know I want minimal travel. Some travel is ok of course.
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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 04:35
After pursing MBA you can easily get into management level jobs. MBA improves your managerial skills .There are various careers in MBA and you can choose the one you are interested in and go ahead with it.
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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2010, 09:58
I read the other thread on being down on consulting and I think it all depends on what type of consulting you do. For example I work as a Controller for a management consulting firm and also just began my Masters (thanks to the info I found on this site). Overall I love the job and many of our employees that do travel still have families and very manageable hours. If any of you are looking into possibly starting your own consulting firm I would definitely check out my company, were always looking to bring on intelligent professionals to our network GlobalCFOs(dot)com.
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Re: Possible careers after MBA? [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 11:55
Product management might be a good fit -- if you have a strong technical background mixed w/business experience, its a good career opportunity. Can be demanding just as any other post MBA job, but likely not a lot of travel.

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