MBA after 15 years of work experience


Amytav

Hello Guys,
So I have been working at a dead end software testing job forever now (15 years) in India (Pune) and stuck in project lead position for a while now. I am a) looking for a career change to Product Owner/other role and b) Get out of this software testing field.

Looking for an accelerated 1 year MBA program preferable in India or in Canada which is not too difficult to get into i.e. does not require stellar education credentials and/or work experience. What can I say, except what options are there for the more average and not so stellar people out there who are also looking for a career change and progression. I feel like I have reached a dead end now and staring at an early retirement as I no longer wish to be associated with the IT technical side of things unless further education can bolster my fledgling career.

Hello Guys,
So I have been working at a dead end software testing job forever now (15 years) in India (Pune) and stuck in project lead position for a while now. I am a) looking for a career change to Product Owner/other role and b) Get out of this software testing field.

Looking for an accelerated 1 year MBA program preferable in India or in Canada which is not too difficult to get into i.e. does not require stellar education credentials and/or work experience. What can I say, except what options are there for the more average and not so stellar people out there who are also looking for a career change and progression. I feel like I have reached a dead end now and staring at an early retirement as I no longer wish to be associated with the IT technical side of things unless further education can bolster my fledgling career.
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Duncan

Maybe start with https://find-mba.com/schools/americas/canada?accredition=true&sort=popularity&numberperpage=12

Maybe start with https://find-mba.com/schools/americas/canada?accredition=true&sort=popularity&numberperpage=12
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Amytav

Thanks @Duncan for the link.

Thanks @Duncan for the link.<br><br>
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aslamo

Unfortunately, spending 15 years as a software tester may hold you back a bit with some potential employers.

If you don't have amazing academic qualifications and work experience, one option might be to look at a standalone Product Management course. There are some on the big MOOC platforms like EdX and Coursera. There is a Digital Product Management Micromasters from Boston University that costs around $2,000 and you could do the five modules over 8-9 months. An ex-colleague of mine has recently signed up for it.

Unfortunately, spending 15 years as a software tester may hold you back a bit with some potential employers.<br><br>If you don't have amazing academic qualifications and work experience, one option might be to look at a standalone Product Management course. There are some on the big MOOC platforms like EdX and Coursera. There is a Digital Product Management Micromasters from Boston University that costs around $2,000 and you could do the five modules over 8-9 months. An ex-colleague of mine has recently signed up for it.
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Pm2812

Hi Amytav,

I am in same position as yours. Have you decided anything on migrating to Canada?

Lets connect and discuss future prospects.

Hi Amytav,<br><br>I am in same position as yours. Have you decided anything on migrating to Canada?<br><br>Lets connect and discuss future prospects.
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