I graduated dental school 7 years ago, but I have always been fascinated by Marketing. I have bootstrapped 3 businesses(2 failed, 1 is an event business so it's an on-off thing), and have been working in event management and operations for a nonprofit for around 3 years now. My goal is landing an Assistant Brand Manager position at an FMCG multinational, or a marketing position at a telco. I have been applying since graduation, but the only time they called me back they offered me a sales position, and the interview didn't go well, as I didn't have enough SARs(situation-action-result) under my belt back then.
I have looked on linkedin, and almost all Assistant Brand Managers in my country(Egypt) hold Bachelor degrees in Business from the American University in Cairo, and a lot of them had internships during their undergraduate education. The only one I found who made a career shift into brand management, got a full time MBA from EADA(Barcelona) before making the transition.
Now, I'm afraid an MBA would be seen as overqualification, as they mostly hire those fresh from undergrad. Also, I can't apply for internships as an MBA student, as all internships here are geared towards undergrad students. Also, I'm afraid I would be too old for the position, as I would be 30-31 by the time I'm done with the MBA. Are those concerns valid?
If my concerns are invalid, I am comparing MS in marketing vs. MBA with a marketing concentration vs. Graduate Diploma in Management from LSE. Which way should I go?
[Edited by novocaine on Jun 14, 2017]