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Woohoo! As some of you may know I quit a doctorate not long ago - wasn't really working out. Deferred to an MSc. My contract runs out December-time and I've been applying to other engineering firms, as well as the police, and have even been along to the RAF careers office..!

Well, today I got offered another job in engineering where I live - very pleased!! My plan is to tie up the MSc, go to work for this new lot, and perhaps do an MBA part-time - why? So that if engineering really does tank, I'll have at least some business experience which could be useful. I may still keep the police app going to see how far I can get - still reckon that's a good long-term option. If anything the training I've been doing for that has bulked me up and I will always keep up with that.

ANYWAY, all I can say is that I'm so relieved and looking forward to this new job. I feel very lucky given the current jobs climate. I'm going to take a small amount of my savings and treat myself! Things have never looked so good since quitting that doctorate! :D

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If that's the case then I'll leave it - I'm genuinely interested and would hope that it gives a boost to my overall knowledge and employability. I thought maybe it'd help head into management faster, or shift into sales?

Also need to decide whether or not to opt into their pension scheme - I know many are totally against pensions. I'll have to check out the details.

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If that's the case then I'll leave it - I'm genuinely interested and would hope that it gives a boost to my overall knowledge and employability. I thought maybe it'd help head into management faster, or shift into sales?

Also need to decide whether or not to opt into their pension scheme - I know many are totally against pensions. I'll have to check out the details.

If I were you, I'd take the advice of more than a complete stranger on a website before I make a decision on whether or not to do a MBA.

Also, where you do the MBA makes a difference.

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Oh I haven't made a final decision ;D I've been reading up on marketing and economics so know a bit about those already. My plan was maybe to take the job, settle in for 6 months, then do a straight MBA or one specialising in technology. I realise where it comes from makes a difference but I also don't want to be out of pocket. I'd probably be looking at Heriot-Watt, Open University or at a push due to cost, Edinburgh University (where I did my undergrad). Anyway, early days! Could turn out it could be useless in which case I'd wait until later years when I had spare money to do one then. Must focus on new job before thinking of new ventures lol!!!

Now... what shall I treat myself to!! :D

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If that's the case then I'll leave it - I'm genuinely interested and would hope that it gives a boost to my overall knowledge and employability. I thought maybe it'd help head into management faster, or shift into sales?

Also need to decide whether or not to opt into their pension scheme - I know many are totally against pensions. I'll have to check out the details.

MBAs may be worthless in themselves, but not if your boss thinks otherwise.

I worked in a place where the worst Business Analyst was picked by the head honcho of the firm for special treatment and promotion (to the utter disgust of anyone who'd worked with him), because he did an MBA, and some of the head honchos golf club buddies were also on the course.

So if you're going to do one, practice all that networking b**lsh1t.

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Might be interesting to start a separate topic on this!

I would love to do one of these simply out of pure interest - depends on the cost. I wouldn't want to spend too much when I could be using that money toward a house deposit or whatever! Of course one can study this sort of thing on their own without the need to get the degree, but you may as well get the qualification. For these reasons I'd go for one of the cheaper options, if I ever pursued an MBA. Certainly not any time too soon.

I've saved hard for two years now and it isn't a huge amount so I'm not going to blow it on an MBA when I have a student loan and possible property to buy when prices come a crashing! ;)

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Woohoo! As some of you may know I quit a doctorate not long ago - wasn't really working out. Deferred to an MSc. My contract runs out December-time and I've been applying to other engineering firms, as well as the police, and have even been along to the RAF careers office..!

Well, today I got offered another job in engineering where I live - very pleased!! My plan is to tie up the MSc, go to work for this new lot, and perhaps do an MBA part-time - why? So that if engineering really does tank, I'll have at least some business experience which could be useful. I may still keep the police app going to see how far I can get - still reckon that's a good long-term option. If anything the training I've been doing for that has bulked me up and I will always keep up with that.

ANYWAY, all I can say is that I'm so relieved and looking forward to this new job. I feel very lucky given the current jobs climate. I'm going to take a small amount of my savings and treat myself! Things have never looked so good since quitting that doctorate! :D

Congrats on the new job. I think you are doing the right thing with the MBA. Assuming you are above average in your field at some stage management and business will become a part of your working day.

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Good earlier point about AMBA certification. I checked and the Heriot-Watt MBA is not AMBA certified, whereas the Open University one is. The OU option looks pretty good and even has a technology-focused MBA (thanks, contractor!).

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Well done! it's nice to hear some good news. Engineering is not that bad. When you get to my age you can charge

the earth to sleep though meetings, and write a few documents.

If the employer will help towards an MBA, the go for it! I'm not sure they're "magic" in a career sense, but you may learn something.

BTW, IMO Engineers make crap policemen!

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Ah, but what kind of engineering are you in? I'll be moving from analogue design to apps. Supposed to be difficult to get back into design but I'm willing to give apps a shot - far more chatty with other people than I am with computer screens ;)

And... thanks!! :) I've been waiting for this news for a few weeks - every day checking e-mails quite a bit!! Some positivity on this forum for once lol!

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If I am given a shortlist of candidates and Cv's for a role, and I see any of them have an MBA then into the bin they go.

I know about half a dozen people with MBAs and all but one of them is TOTALLY USELSS. I mean at everything, not just their jobs.

And I am not exaggerating!

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I know about half a dozen people with MBAs and all but one of them is TOTALLY USELSS. I mean at everything, not just their jobs.

And I am not exaggerating!

Do you have an MBA? B)

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For me, people with MBAs ring alarm bells as I often find they're the breed of person who defines themselves by their little collection of paper certificates.

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For me, people with MBAs ring alarm bells as I often find they're the breed of person who defines themselves by their little collection of paper certificates.

If Mr Ross completes his MBA, he had better hide, it as it looks like nobody on HPC would employ him! ;)

I tend to think of MBAs like "privatisation", the miracle cure of the Thatcher era....

I know a couple of people who plodded through MBAs, and it didn't get them rich, or more employable.

Still, they both enjoyed the experience, and claimed to have learned stuff!

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Crikey, pretty damning verdicts! My main reason for doing one would be out of interest - I've already been reading up on marketing and economics (thanks to this board) and really enjoy the topics - isn't it good to learn things anymore? What I say is, while some may take MBAs in order to advance themselves despite being useless (going by accounts on here) some people are not useless and want to make the best of things. I'd be gutted if I did one and got turned down for jobs solely because of this, having had best intentions and done well previously!

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:lol:

I knew you were lining him up for that!

And the best thing about it is, he couldn't see it and I could .

And guess what, I'VE an MBA! ;)

Well done. It's not easy.

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Mr Pin, do you rate those with these qualifications or not.

I certainly wouldn't be putting someone's cv in the bin, because they had done an MBA.

Wooh! It seems to be an emotional topic! :(

I do remember one bloke, well almost 20 years ago who was well overpaid, and he had an MBA, so was treated like GOD.

He was paid to "sort stuff out", and he didn't!

I definately know at least two people who have done MBAs, and they both enjoyed it! And you are quite right, education is about learning.

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:lol:

I knew you were lining him up for that!

And the best thing about it is, he couldn't see it and I could .

And guess what, I'VE an MBA! ;)

So they are useful for something!!

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