Originally Posted by makker
Could someone tell me what is valued more; a guy with a bachelor and master's degree in finance or a guy with a bachelor in something but a MBA in finance.
The latter one is the stereotypical American on the US job market; they can do 4 years studying whatever from a mediocre college, do some work and then they hit a top-tier B-school and do a MBA and then they are all fucking CEOs.
Well, straight out of b-school, the folks with the "business" backgrounds (consulting, banking, etc), regardless of degrees, got snatched up for jobs far faster than anyone else.
Beyond that, the trend I seemed to see was that if you stayed in your field. . . the MBA seemed to make you REALLY marketable. For instance, a mechanical engineer with ME work, getting an MBA and wanting to manage something within an ME company did real well.
If you wanted to career switch, it was a much harder fight. An ME with ME work wanting to be a banker really had to work to get an offer. The interesting thing was that the consultancies seemed to like engineers, but not really scientists.