two yrs work experience not optimal?

<p>is it better to have quality work experience and go for your MBA after 2 years, or is it better to have moved up into some management roles after 4 or 5 years, then get your MBA?</p>

<p>which one has better overall returns? </p>

<p>seems like everyone's trying to rush into business school with 2 years work experience and not getting the optimal returns when they get their MBA. </p>

<p>primarily influenced from the US News article:
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<p>are you man or woman?</p>

<p>i can't figure out why that matters? please enlighten me. i'm a male.</p>

<p>It depends what you've done in those two years, and also depends on what career you are pursuing. For careers where an MBA is almost required (such as brand management), I would rather see someone come in with just a couple of years of related experience (such as advertising or sales) than someone who has spent ten years doing something less relevant.</p>

<p>what if it is Engineering/computer science...2 yrs would be too little?</p>

<p>kfc4u........fewer women applicants, fewer women in the programs and they will accept them with less work experience many times. Wall Street Journal has covered this in their MBA program evaluations.<a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>B-Schools Seek Boost
By Targeting Women</p>

Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal</p>