Help with career change and EMBAs


txeba

Hello,

I would like some advice regarding a "career" change and the added value of an EMBA in my situation.

I currently work in the engineering department of a renewable energy developer basically doing design work and small managerial tasks - I wanted to enter in the energy bussiness and was the easiest way. Before, I worked for about 5 years for an International engineering consultancy firm as senior engineer working in projects around the world mainly doing detailed design and management. Before that I worked as a project engineer and contract manager for an environmental contractor.

I like technical work but it has been a couple of years I think I want to change in the mid term (3 years?) to something more related with management and finance. I would like to stay in the energy bussiness but I do not want to close doors either.

I live in London and I am thinking about doing an EMBA (20-30 months) while working so I think London based EMBAs are ideal for my situation. For the long term I might want to go back to Spain but it is secondary at the moment.

I already have 2 engineering degrees, 2 MSc in engineering and a PGcert in Finance. I am looking to develope managerial skills, networking and make my CV more interesting for non-engineering roles so I can try and make the move in the future.

I think I could move to non-tehcnical roles within my company but it might take a few years and I think I might want to speed up the process and open more doors.

I have been checking courses and I think the following might be good options which I could afford:

Imperial EMBA
ESCP EMBA (London)

Any suggestions and tips? I want to keep working while studying.

Regards,

C

Hello,

I would like some advice regarding a "career" change and the added value of an EMBA in my situation.

I currently work in the engineering department of a renewable energy developer basically doing design work and small managerial tasks - I wanted to enter in the energy bussiness and was the easiest way. Before, I worked for about 5 years for an International engineering consultancy firm as senior engineer working in projects around the world mainly doing detailed design and management. Before that I worked as a project engineer and contract manager for an environmental contractor.

I like technical work but it has been a couple of years I think I want to change in the mid term (3 years?) to something more related with management and finance. I would like to stay in the energy bussiness but I do not want to close doors either.

I live in London and I am thinking about doing an EMBA (20-30 months) while working so I think London based EMBAs are ideal for my situation. For the long term I might want to go back to Spain but it is secondary at the moment.

I already have 2 engineering degrees, 2 MSc in engineering and a PGcert in Finance. I am looking to develope managerial skills, networking and make my CV more interesting for non-engineering roles so I can try and make the move in the future.

I think I could move to non-tehcnical roles within my company but it might take a few years and I think I might want to speed up the process and open more doors.

I have been checking courses and I think the following might be good options which I could afford:

Imperial EMBA
ESCP EMBA (London)

Any suggestions and tips? I want to keep working while studying.

Regards,

C
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Duncan

What you can afford is a function of your goals. If you want the bigger rewards of a very senior role, then those rewards make more powerful EMBAs an option. 

What you can afford is a function of your goals. If you want the bigger rewards of a very senior role, then those rewards make more powerful EMBAs an option. 
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txeba

Thank you Duncan. What would be your recommendation based on my profile then? Thanks.

Thank you Duncan. What would be your recommendation based on my profile then? Thanks.
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Duncan

You need more specific goals. I am not sure you need an MBA. 

You need more specific goals. I am not sure you need an MBA. 
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