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Building A Career in IT

By emekusman ·
I have recently ben thinking of how best to advance my career in IT. I have had 7 years experience and desire to move on to the IT Management stage. I initially thought of an MBA,but most MBAs' do not have any content on IT Management. I have been advised to combine an MBA with ITSM.
Is this okay or are they any better suggestions?

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Don't Specialize

by adamblevins In reply to Building A Career in IT

I've been in IT for 13 years. I took a long time to finish my BA (nights/weekends only) and learned one thing.

Careers change several times in your life, so go for something that covers a lot of ground. By that I mean, if you spend time learning programming langs now, they will be outdated over time. A management or communications course will be much more valuable.

My advice would be to study something you are interested in, and do a minor in IT... then back it up with certifications.

It will be more enjoyable for you and make your degree a life long investment as opposed to a short term.


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