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bchen82
Hello everybody! I have a predicament that I need some help with. I am completing a postdoc in the next year and I am looking at the next stage of my career.

I don't want to stay in academia. I'm pretty much over it at this point. I would like to transition into the private sector.

To do so I am thinking about doing an MBA (one year max) in order to make myself more 'marketable' as management.

My questions:

- is this is legitimate option and do many pursue this path. I see from other discussions that many are in the private sector.
- will my postdoctoral work be considered as work experience if I apply for an MBA?
Hello everybody! I have a predicament that I need some help with. I am completing a postdoc in the next year and I am looking at the next stage of my career.

I don't want to stay in academia. I'm pretty much over it at this point. I would like to transition into the private sector.

To do so I am thinking about doing an MBA (one year max) in order to make myself more 'marketable' as management.

My questions:

- is this is legitimate option and do many pursue this path. I see from other discussions that many are in the private sector.
- will my postdoctoral work be considered as work experience if I apply for an MBA?
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Duncan
I was a knowledge transfer researcher for City Uni London for 2 years and then applied to excellent European full time MBAs. Almost all offered me places. Your work experience will be valued.
I was a knowledge transfer researcher for City Uni London for 2 years and then applied to excellent European full time MBAs. Almost all offered me places. Your work experience will be valued.
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Larry
https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/can-i-do-an-mba-after-a-phd-postdoc-43077?latest=true

The majority of folks who apply to MBAs are probably going to have background in industry. In some ways though, that's a blessing for you, because your work experience as a postdoc would add diversity to most MBA cohorts.

However, you should make sure you have clearly defined career goals going into the application process: what do you want to do, and why does an MBA make sense for your chosen path?
https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/can-i-do-an-mba-after-a-phd-postdoc-43077?latest=true

The majority of folks who apply to MBAs are probably going to have background in industry. In some ways though, that's a blessing for you, because your work experience as a postdoc would add diversity to most MBA cohorts.

However, you should make sure you have clearly defined career goals going into the application process: what do you want to do, and why does an MBA make sense for your chosen path?
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bchen82
That's somewhat of a relief to know that my experience will be valued. I will make sure I clearly define my career goals. Appreciate the advice.
That's somewhat of a relief to know that my experience will be valued. I will make sure I clearly define my career goals. Appreciate the advice.
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