Not sure about MBA


I have a dilemma. I am thinking about an MBA but I don't know if it is the right career move for me.

I am 28, been with the same firm for 4 years. I moved from software QA testing to a client facing role and then group supervisor. In another 3 years I'll be on track to management level.

At this point I could either wait that out or take 1 year in an MBA and then move on to either a different company or different industry. I like my company and the software industry in general but at my age I want to keep my options open.

Plus, I am itching to spend some time abroad and get some work experience internationally. I mainly interface with domestic customers so I don't get a lot of international exposure in my current role.

I was thinking about doing the MBA in either Singapore or Hong Kong and then working out there for a couple years. And then come back (to the UK).

Any advice for me? I know my goals are somewhat hazy but I am working to clarify.
I have a dilemma. I am thinking about an MBA but I don't know if it is the right career move for me.

I am 28, been with the same firm for 4 years. I moved from software QA testing to a client facing role and then group supervisor. In another 3 years I'll be on track to management level.

At this point I could either wait that out or take 1 year in an MBA and then move on to either a different company or different industry. I like my company and the software industry in general but at my age I want to keep my options open.

Plus, I am itching to spend some time abroad and get some work experience internationally. I mainly interface with domestic customers so I don't get a lot of international exposure in my current role.

I was thinking about doing the MBA in either Singapore or Hong Kong and then working out there for a couple years. And then come back (to the UK).

Any advice for me? I know my goals are somewhat hazy but I am working to clarify.
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yipkc
Go Singapore. There is no future in Hong Kong anymore, especially after the riot today. There will be more in the future from what I can see.
Go Singapore. There is no future in Hong Kong anymore, especially after the riot today. There will be more in the future from what I can see.
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badux
Sounds like you could use the advice of a career guidance counselor or the like.

You should clarify your career goals before you make any kind of decision. In general having an MBA from a top school will accelerate your career faster than not having one, depending on your industry.

For software/tech firms, if you did your MBA at a place like Stanford, UCLA, etc., you may move to leadership roles faster than staying on your current course.
Sounds like you could use the advice of a career guidance counselor or the like.

You should clarify your career goals before you make any kind of decision. In general having an MBA from a top school will accelerate your career faster than not having one, depending on your industry.

For software/tech firms, if you did your MBA at a place like Stanford, UCLA, etc., you may move to leadership roles faster than staying on your current course.
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