Kellogg's new Tech MBA?


WendyLu

Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions about the new tech MBA from Kellogg. It's very interesting to me and I'm thinking about applying.

I'm already working in tech but in Germany for a small company. I would like to return to the US and transition into product management for a larger / better known company (Apple, Amazon). It's either a program like this or just a normal MBA from a school like Berkeley.

I'm not worried about it being limiting because I plan to stay in tech. However since it is just launched I have a few doubts. Any advice is appreciated.

Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions about the new tech MBA from Kellogg. It's very interesting to me and I'm thinking about applying.

I'm already working in tech but in Germany for a small company. I would like to return to the US and transition into product management for a larger / better known company (Apple, Amazon). It's either a program like this or just a normal MBA from a school like Berkeley.

I'm not worried about it being limiting because I plan to stay in tech. However since it is just launched I have a few doubts. Any advice is appreciated.
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aslamo

If that's their MBAi programme, it looks pretty good. Their website describes the 'tech pathway' on their MBA which does seem Product Management heavy.

Amazon until recently was a big recruiter from Kellogg and the top10-15 US schools but have widened their net a bit. A lot of the big tech companies are recruiting MBAs to work in Product Management. If you're sure you want to stay in the tech sector, then it could be a good programme. Have a look at other US schools who offer similar courses. Boston Questrom offer a 2 year joint MBA MS degree. Plus Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon and University of California might be worth looking at given their standing as well as proximity to big global tech hubs. 

If you're not absolutely sure about staying in tech you might want to do a more general programme.

If that's their MBAi programme, it looks pretty good. Their website describes the 'tech pathway' on their MBA which does seem Product Management heavy.<br><br>Amazon until recently was a big recruiter from Kellogg and the top10-15 US schools but have widened their net a bit. A lot of the big tech companies are recruiting MBAs to work in Product Management. If you're sure you want to stay in the tech sector, then it could be a good programme. Have a look at other US schools who offer similar courses. Boston Questrom offer a 2 year joint MBA MS degree. Plus Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon and University of California might be worth looking at given their standing as well as proximity to big global tech hubs.&nbsp;<br><br>If you're not absolutely sure about staying in tech you&nbsp;might want to do a more general programme.
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Razors Edg...

I wouldn't worry about it just being launched. The school is a known entity in Big Tech so there should be no concerns with careers / networking. But yes, this will be more limiting then just doing the normal Kellogg MBA. 

I wouldn't worry about it just being launched. The school is a known entity in Big Tech so there should be no concerns with careers / networking. But yes, this will be more limiting then just doing the normal Kellogg MBA.&nbsp;
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I'm pivoting into AI now and last year applied to the 2yr program at Kellogg, so I was thinking of that program for this year.  It seems like a good idea from a program point of view. 

Just keep in mind that the network you build is as important as the program itself.

P.S. Don't mess up on the interview like I did last year...

[Edited by supercorn1 on Sep 30, 2020]

I'm pivoting into AI now and last year applied to the 2yr program at Kellogg, so I was thinking of that program for this year.&nbsp; It seems like a good idea from a program point of view.&nbsp;<br><br>Just keep in mind that the network you build is as important as the program itself.<br><br>P.S. Don't mess up on the interview like I did last year...
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aslamo

Good move - I mentor a VP of Product Management who already has an MBA from an elite school. I suggested earlier in the year that he look at doing some short courses in AI as that is going to be a big growing opportunity for product management in the next few years. He's back on the job market now and we've recently started to see more product jobs advertised that ask for AI knowledge. 




<div>Good move - I mentor a VP of Product Management who already has an MBA from an elite school. I suggested earlier in the year that he look at doing some short courses in AI as that is going to be a big growing opportunity for product management in the next few years. He's back on the job market now and we've recently started to see more product jobs advertised that ask for AI knowledge.&nbsp;



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WendyLu

Thanks, everybody. I've gone ahead and applied to the MBAi program for round 1. I think I am also going to work on submitting an app to Haas for R2, just in case / hopefully to have an alternative. 

Thanks, everybody. I've gone ahead and applied to the MBAi program for round 1. I think I am also going to work on submitting an app to Haas for R2, just in case / hopefully to have an alternative.&nbsp;
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