Just pitching my thoughts, warning to take the suggestions with a pinch of common sense.
I don't think its fair for you to say you wasted 2 years doing Master's because of the current job that your in. I wouldn't say that even though I might be in the same boat. If you expect your MBA which is just another Master's to give you Balthazar's ring then your really mistaken.
I feel your pain regarding the job but my advise would be just think about many things before thinking OK I am going to IB, I will be the next jerome kerviel. Sipping bubbly and singing la marita with all the bonds and $ bills in your pocket.
Think about your limits, and I think as a Sr. Programmer your highly suitable for a large no of high paying maybe not Mil, Bil $ but better than average pay MBA jobs post MBA.
I think if your company offers you to take up an Part Time MBA in any top 20 B school then you should jump on that gun, because your lucky you got such offer.
I couldn't stop myself from asking a question in the hope of a better justification not to go for MBA.
I did master's in computer science. I work as a Sr. programmer.
I already regret that I wasted 2 years doing Master's. This is because the work I do, can be done by any person who has formal training and little experience(2-3 years).
I was confused whether to pursue MBA part time(because I want to keep my job and pay bills). The reason being I want to increase my pay scale. To be honest, I want to be in a profession where there is literally no threshold on how much I can possibly earn.
I keep reading that MBA offers such a platform (Investment Banking, etc)...
Again, I hesitate to make up my mind because it deals with lot of money, and not entirely sure how much my current employer is going to reimburse if at all.
And also I get pessimistic about my post MBA future where I'll be a fresher without any experience (I halfheartedly convince myself, thinking that I might get placed right away on campus if I ever get accepted to a top B-school).Please advise what I should do, and if you advise to go for MBA, what program I should pursue?