An opportunity has presented itself within my company for a vertical move, but in another business unit. I’m trying to weigh the pros and cons…I’ve opened the door to explore and am qualified, but have not formally asked for an interview. I’ve spoken to my boss and he is going to put the hiring manager in touch with me so that we can discuss and I can learn more. I should also have the opportunity to speak with the person currently in the role, as they will be there for a few more months. The new position would be based outside of London – I’m in Baltimore now. We have nothing holding us in Baltimore – family and friends are in New England. Reporting structure would be to the business unit’s vp/gm rather than functionally (dotted line functionally) which could be good or bad. I should mention that we are a US-based company....in my mind, it always seems better to be closer to HQ for visibility, influence, etc. I’ve recently been promoted in my current role and am being assigned to some of our highest visibility projects. The business unit that I am in is our most dynamic, with perhaps the most interesting and technically challenging projects. A lot of our corporate leadership has come up through this unit. I regularly interface with senior management now and feedback has been positive. I believe that there is room for growth; however, it may be several years before a comparable position is available here. I’m happy where I am – it’s a great place to work and the opportunities could be good (...just a few years off). The other business unit is roughly 1/3 the size and the products are not as complex. I don't know if they have anything interesting in their pipeline. On the other hand, it would offer significant leadership opportunities within the unit and the region. My gut also tells me that it would be my best bet at getting sponsored for an MBA as opposed to the standard fractional reimbursement. I think that the international experience could be invaluable, career-wise, and that living abroad would be great for my family. My wife is on-board with the move. Thoughts?