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Your precious advice needed! Technical VS Management [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2006, 06:12
Hi Scott/Omari,

I need a small help from you'll folks.

This is my third attempt, to start seriously working on my gmat, in last 6 months or so. Every time I start working on it, some obstacle comes along my way, i lose my focus and you know what happens. Currently, I am going through a phase of huge confusion as what I should be doing, Should I realy persue MBA ?

I know you'll might think that this is so weird but this is it. Let me brief you on my background.

I have been working as an IT consultant past 3.5 years and at this stage the above question is bothering my mind becuase i am not able to decide should I go on doing technical development work or should i start focusing on management part of it and the main reason for this is I love programming. I can't say I am very good at it but I realy enjoy coding stuffs. But at the same time I think i will have to raise my bar at some point of time, I can't code my entire life .. i know its not gonna take me anywhere. So, this is the dillema. What do you'll guys think i should be doing? I believe I am not the only person thinking this way. Your any inputs will increase my focus gmat study and ofcourse my determination to achieve it.

Second, I was wondering if there are courses in schools targeted to IT management or related field, which i can persue and move to architect and eventually Technology officer position. which can involve things like Planning IT at strategic level, key position in driving IT future of the co, moving from development and operational role to more strategic role in IT without losing my programming fantasy etc. Are there any courses geared towards these objectives? Your any help is heartly appreciated.

Thanks alot!
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This isn't necessarily very helpful, but this is really for you to decide! But one way to look at it is that the b-school admissions process is very involved for one reason (among others) -- because schools only want people who are very serious about an MBA to apply. So, if the idea of studying for the GMAT is too daunting or just not interesting to you, then that's a good sign that you may not want to pursue one.

It really depends on what you want to do. If you want to stay within technical management, then you don't necessarily need an MBA. But b-schools do offer technically-focused classes and majors. Aside from the top 10 schools, programs like UT Austin, Maryland, and Vanderbilt offer tech-related business programs.

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