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What is the future of MBA in project management?

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I'm a project manager and I intend to do an MBA. My question is, what is the future of an MBA holder in project management? Does an MBA holder have an advantage over non-MBA holders in the project management field (salary wise, career wise)? Is an MBA degree too much for a project manager? Is an MBA holder overqualified for a project management job?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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I think it's too early to tell, there are no statistical studies made demonstrating that someone with an MBA in project management has advantages over non-MBA accredited project managers.

However, an MBA is usually a huge advantage for anyone career wise, since MBA students are exposed to many fields other than project management, including marketing, business, finance, international trade, accounting, executive management, etc... Additionally, there are more and more companies asking for an MBA degree as a requirement for their top tier positions (including project/program management positions). Not to mention that an MBA holder will definitely be promoted faster than someone who doesn't have an MBA degree.

I think if you have the chance right now to do an MBA, then don't miss it. It can only do you some good to your career.

I think that an MBA holder is slightly overqualified for low level project management positions (such as junior project managers and assistant project managers).
answered 9 years ago by MaplePM (46,940 points)

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