General MBA for experienced technologist


Mazzda

Hello Everyone,
I have been looking at online MBAs to progress in my career. I have 10 years experience in cloud computing, in the fin-tech space, currently working in enterprise architecture.
My salary is already reaching the higher levels of what is achievable in a non managerial position.
I'm not looking to switch careers, rather to progress to higher levels within my field.
I do not hold an undergraduate degree, but I've gained a number of 'executive certificates '. I'm aware those are non credit bearing.
Does anyone know of an MBA that would be suitable here?
Bradford seems OK, and doesn't break the bank. There also seems to be a chance of being accepted without formal degree.

[Edited by Mazzda on Apr 16, 2024]

Hello Everyone,
I have been looking at online MBAs to progress in my career. I have 10 years experience in cloud computing, in the fin-tech space, currently working in enterprise architecture.
My salary is already reaching the higher levels of what is achievable in a non managerial position.
I'm not looking to switch careers, rather to progress to higher levels within my field.
I do not hold an undergraduate degree, but I've gained a number of 'executive certificates '. I'm aware those are non credit bearing.
Does anyone know of an MBA that would be suitable here?
Bradford seems OK, and doesn't break the bank. There also seems to be a chance of being accepted without formal degree.
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Duncan

I would flip this around. Almost certainly, the obstacle is not whether or not you have a generic accredited MBA. Look at the people one or two layers above you. Unless you work in India, most of them won't have MBAs. If you do work in India, then an Indian qualification will be more effective - other things being equal.

Almost certainly, soft skills development, getting leadership experience outside work, identifying and narrowing the skills gap, personal branding... these are the things that will make a difference. An online MBA, by itself, probably don't do those things.

I would flip this around. Almost certainly, the obstacle is not whether or not you have a generic accredited MBA. Look at the people one or two layers above you. Unless you work in India, most of them won't have MBAs. If you do work in India, then an Indian qualification will be more effective - other things being equal.

Almost certainly, soft skills development, getting leadership experience outside work, identifying and narrowing the skills gap, personal branding... these are the things that will make a difference. An online MBA, by itself, probably don't do those things.
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