+ 0 Votes To some extent robo_dev 2 years ago The MBA degree is most valued in the finance and IT audit fields, but not so much for a new-ish person in IT. From an 'employability' standpoint, if you get an MBA, the best strategy is to go nights/weekends, as a shiny-new masters-degree with limited experience is not as valuable as you think. (been there, done that).In terms of getting started in IT, the better focus would be on certifications. With some marketable certifications, you should be able to get your foot in the door at a larger enterprise or government IT shop where you will, over time, have the opportunity to move to a management position. Personally I have a MBA, at least a dozen certifications, and decades of experience. If I had to do it over, I would have gotten more certifications sooner.In terms of IT management, all the IT managers I know first earned their stripes as good technical people.