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UCLA FEMBA vs Tepper FTMBA

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Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma here. I am currently working for a high profile investment bank as an analyst, but I have been offered a high paying job near UCLA at a much lower profile financial group. At the same time, I got accepted to the full time MBA program at Tepper. I also got accepted to Paul Merage and waitlisted to USC but I figured you guys would tell me to go to Tepper over Paul Merage.

Would you rather...

1. Take the higher paying job at the lower tier firm and go to the FEMBA program at UCLA. Effectively lowering the cost of my MBA since I would still be working.

2. Stay at my current job and attend Tepper in the fall. Obviously the most expensive option since Tepper is not cheap and I would be at a lower paying job in the mean time.

3. Take the higher paying job and leave after 4-5 months and go to Tepper

My goal with an MBA is to transition out of traditional finance and merge the gap between technology and business. Whether this is in VC or as a product manager. Entrepreneurship is always an option as well.

I would appreciate any and all thoughts!

Thanks!


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option 3. =)
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pipark11 wrote:
Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma here. I am currently working for a high profile investment bank as an analyst, but I have been offered a high paying job near UCLA at a much lower profile financial group. At the same time, I got accepted to the full time MBA program at Tepper. I also got accepted to Paul Merage and waitlisted to USC but I figured you guys would tell me to go to Tepper over Paul Merage.

Would you rather...

1. Take the higher paying job at the lower tier firm and go to the FEMBA program at UCLA. Effectively lowering the cost of my MBA since I would still be working.

2. Stay at my current job and attend Tepper in the fall. Obviously the most expensive option since Tepper is not cheap and I would be at a lower paying job in the mean time.

3. Take the higher paying job and leave after 4-5 months and go to Tepper

My goal with an MBA is to transition out of traditional finance and merge the gap between technology and business. Whether this is in VC or as a product manager. Entrepreneurship is always an option as well.

I would appreciate any and all thoughts!

Thanks!

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Option 3 with no doubt. :)
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pipark11 wrote:
Hi all,

I have a bit of a dilemma here. I am currently working for a high profile investment bank as an analyst, but I have been offered a high paying job near UCLA at a much lower profile financial group. At the same time, I got accepted to the full time MBA program at Tepper. I also got accepted to Paul Merage and waitlisted to USC but I figured you guys would tell me to go to Tepper over Paul Merage.

Would you rather...

1. Take the higher paying job at the lower tier firm and go to the FEMBA program at UCLA. Effectively lowering the cost of my MBA since I would still be working.

2. Stay at my current job and attend Tepper in the fall. Obviously the most expensive option since Tepper is not cheap and I would be at a lower paying job in the mean time.

3. Take the higher paying job and leave after 4-5 months and go to Tepper

My goal with an MBA is to transition out of traditional finance and merge the gap between technology and business. Whether this is in VC or as a product manager. Entrepreneurship is always an option as well.

I would appreciate any and all thoughts!

Thanks!

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Option 3 with no doubt. :)


Is it concerning that the new job would be in my resume for less than a year? Will hiring managers look at that negatively at all?


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no. you can tell employers that you wanted to try something different and more challenging before working on b-school. heck you might like it so much that you don't want to go to b-school and postpone it.
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no. you can tell employers that you wanted to try something different and more challenging before working on b-school. heck you might like it so much that you don't want to go to b-school and postpone it.


Any drawbacks to FEMBA vs FTMBA?


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I would go with Option 3 here I don't think recruiters will care too much about your short time at that firm. It will be clear you went to b-school and you were looking for different experience
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bkhu wrote:
no. you can tell employers that you wanted to try something different and more challenging before working on b-school. heck you might like it so much that you don't want to go to b-school and postpone it.


Any drawbacks to FEMBA vs FTMBA?


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No, there won't be any drawback. It's better to earn as much as you could before you go for MBA. :-D
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