Can I do an MBA after a PhD/postdoc?


phdguy
I'm just wrapping up a postdoc, and am thinking about doing an MBA to position myself for management level jobs when I hit the workforce. I have a couple of questions though:

1. Is this a recommended career path?
2. How will business schools address my postdoc? Would they consider it work experience?
3. How valuable are the so called "STEM" MBA programs? I'm looking at the MBAs Purdue and Texas Tech as well as Cornell's Tech MBA in NYC.
I'm just wrapping up a postdoc, and am thinking about doing an MBA to position myself for management level jobs when I hit the workforce. I have a couple of questions though:

1. Is this a recommended career path?
2. How will business schools address my postdoc? Would they consider it work experience?
3. How valuable are the so called "STEM" MBA programs? I'm looking at the MBAs Purdue and Texas Tech as well as Cornell's Tech MBA in NYC.
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Duncan
1. If your career pat is related to your research, then it meakes sense to me.
2. A post-doc is certainly work experience, and many PhD programs are more like work than like taught study.
3. The STEM MBAs are partly a device to help universities meet public policy goals and to help students get visas more easily. I don't think outcomes are notably different.
1. If your career pat is related to your research, then it meakes sense to me.
2. A post-doc is certainly work experience, and many PhD programs are more like work than like taught study.
3. The STEM MBAs are partly a device to help universities meet public policy goals and to help students get visas more easily. I don't think outcomes are notably different.
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maury
I think that there are some people who do this. It's not a huge group of people but fairly common nonetheless.

Unless your career goals specifically demand a STEM MBA, it might be more effective to shop around for something that's not specialized. I think that a lot of the STEM MBA programs, like Cornell's and Purdue's are aimed at people who want to work in product development or who want to be entrepreneurs.
I think that there are some people who do this. It's not a huge group of people but fairly common nonetheless.

Unless your career goals specifically demand a STEM MBA, it might be more effective to shop around for something that's not specialized. I think that a lot of the STEM MBA programs, like Cornell's and Purdue's are aimed at people who want to work in product development or who want to be entrepreneurs.
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