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Is MBA a must for shifting career from govt to corporate?

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Is MBA a must for shifting career from govt to corporate? I need some insights for a background of 10 years in marine engg. to corporate.
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I posted a similar question recently and didn't get much of a reply, and I've seen other similar posts that haven't received much of a response. Here's my two cents.

I currently work for the California state government and I'm trying to figure out the best way to transfer into the private sector. Here are three routes that might make sense for people in our situation:
1. get an MBA and network like mad
2. pursue a specific skills-based certificate or training program (and network)
3. keep the current job and try the entrepreneurial route and hope that it eventually replaces the current job

There are probably other options, but those are the three that I'm looking at right now. I think it's very dependent on each individual's situation.

If you were to decide on pursuing an MBA, I think it would be critical to choose the right school that would connect you with the right people and give you the right skills/specialization. An MBA is probably not an absolute must, but I think it's one of several routes you could take to get where you want. That's my opinion.
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Thanks for your awesome reply.it is true that many are not aware about the facts you mentioned.
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Is MBA a must for shifting career from govt to corporate? I need some insights for a background of 10 years in marine engg. to corporate.


Apurba,

After working for 10 years in one sector (in your case government), it could be a good strategy for anyone to reskill and rebrand oneself via an MBA. More over, many jobs require an MBA degree, so it also depends on what kind of jobs are you seeking and whether they require the skills you will gain through the MBA or not.

JBN83 has mentioned very valid points. However, I would tread very carefully on the entrepreneurship path. Entrepreneurship is not for everybody, and its extremely difficult. so you really have to know whether you want it as a career choice and then move in that direction.
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Thanks Namita for your advice.
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