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Postby beppi » Fri, 07 Mar 2014 8:46 pm

Being a developer for five years is only a disgrace if you're bad at it and unhappy, because then it's a waste of precious lifetime.
Some people, however, are bad and unhappy whatever they do. They waste all their life!
(And then they blame others for it ...)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:51 pm

I think the OP has it all backwards. All he wants is a "high paying job" and he is asking if the MBA will get him that job. The short answer is that it will not help you at all.

Look, people at your age most often go back to school to get an MBA because they want to make a career shift. For example, a chemical engineer who has built processing plants for years decides she wants to move into upper management. She takes an MBA to increase her skills in finance and business management so that she is ready to take on new responsibilities.

But, you already have a masters in finance. What good is the MBA going to do? What additional knowledge will it provide you that you have not already learned as a result of your masters and your consulting? You get a high paying job not for the credentials you hold, but for your ability to provide value in excess of your cost.

You seem to be far too credential conscious. If I were a hiring manager, I'd truly have to ask why you bothered to go after an MBA when you already have a related masters and a bunch of work experience. I would judge you to be unfocused.

You would be better served to not focus on money nor credentials but instead focus on what it is that you would like to do. In your post, you've only focused on what you don't want to do.

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Postby Utsav » Sat, 08 Mar 2014 12:02 am

What if I do my MBA from some reputed US University? How easy or difficult will it be for me to come back to Singapore with a high paying job?

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 08 Mar 2014 1:24 am

Utsav wrote:What if I do my MBA from some reputed US University? How easy or difficult will it be for me to come back to Singapore with a high paying job?


You are asking the same question again, without even acknowledging any of the responses or participating in a debate. If this is how you are going to get an MBA, then I am even more convinced that the MBA is a useless degree, that can be bought by anyone.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 08 Mar 2014 2:06 am

Utsav wrote:What if I do my MBA from some reputed US University? How easy or difficult will it be for me to come back to Singapore with a high paying job?


It will be impossible. You'll have to come back on a tourist visa and hunt, just like everyone else. Only, you'll have been out of the job market you think you want to be in for two or more years.

What I don't get is this: Why do you think an MBA is going to get you a high paying job? If you are stagnating now, it's not about having another credential, and it is all about having direction and providing value.

If you're not being promoted into positions of increasing responsibility and pay, then people just don't see you as leadership material. You must know that any large company has a spoken or unspoken policy that if you plan on rising in the company, you must rise to certain positions in the company by a certain amount of time with the company and before a certain age. Once you fall off the track, you're up shit creek. All the MBA's in the world can't fix that.

Why don't you go ask your boss at your current job if getting an MBA would mean more promotions and more pay?

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Postby ohmz52 » Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:20 am

I think it would look better on a cv when applying for the more senior positions but the nowadays it's the experience that counts.

You mentioned big four, a professional qualification such as ACCA or CTA would have been greater value than an MBA.

Money shouldn't be a determining factor, but if it is then you're in the wrong industry. Commodity trading, reputable banking firms are good a place I reckon, but then again what do I know I'm only 23.
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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:03 am

I think he has certain things on his priority list, but he isn't communicating it clearly.

1)His job is under threat
2)His salary is stagnant
3)He wants to stay in Singapore.

If he wants to stay and work in Singapore, it makes much more sense trying for a Degree in Singapore or worst case in Hong Kong. Doing an MBA in the US, will probably have a better chance to land a better salaried job, but not necessarily get a job in Singapore, straight away. You may have to work in the US and then look for switch.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 10 Mar 2014 8:44 am

Wd40 wrote:I think he has certain things on his priority list, but he isn't communicating it clearly.

1)His job is under threat
2)His salary is stagnant
3)He wants to stay in Singapore.

If he wants to stay and work in Singapore, it makes much more sense trying for a Degree in Singapore or worst case in Hong Kong. Doing an MBA in the US, will probably have a better chance to land a better salaried job, but not necessarily get a job in Singapore, straight away. You may have to work in the US and then look for switch.


I think OP asked if a MBA from reputable US university taken in Singapore would be a good idea. Since his priority is to be in Singapore...

And INSEAD, University of Chicago Booth and other "represented" reputable US universities are in Singapore.

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Postby ohmz52 » Mon, 10 Mar 2014 8:34 pm

What does OP stand for
The grass is greener on the other side.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 10 Mar 2014 9:24 pm

ohmz52 wrote:What does OP stand for


OP = Original Poster

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Postby ohmz52 » Mon, 10 Mar 2014 9:41 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
ohmz52 wrote:What does OP stand for


OP = Original Poster


Thanks. Been wondering what the hell that meant for ages.
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