doobudoobu ■■■□□□□□□□Posts: 87Member ■■■□□□□□□□
So, curious about elevating my status in life. 

I've been rolling the idea around of an MBA vs a Masters in IS. Does anyone have any other input on how these degrees benefit you in the future? Growth would be best described as:

1. Leadership roles - stepping away from frontline support, leading and guiding. 
2. Promotion opportunities (not salary but, adding depth, projects, etc.)
3. Salary growth for the long-term. What would give the best return?

Being a leader in an organization, at a higher level, I know both of these have considerations for their case, but has anyone see/felt a difference in one over the other? The MBA is most certainly business focused, which my background is in accounting already. 


  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers CompTIA, EC-Council, ISACA, (ISC)², Microsoft USAPosts: 879Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    If you can't decide, you could always get an MBA with an IT concentration. lol
  • doobudoobu ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 87Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    lol I thought about that, too. Why not have your cake and eat it to, eh?

  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,032Mod Mod
    I have the same goals as you, and for leadership and stepping up, I went with an on campus part-time MBA. Get to the best (highest ranked) possible MBA you can get to, it'll pay off big time. 
    Goal: MBA, August 2020
  • PCTechLincPCTechLinc CISSP, CHFI, CEH, MCSA Server 2008, Project+, Security+ce, Server+, Network+, A+ King City, CAPosts: 621Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I went with both.  Although I have a ridiculous amount of student loan debt, I believe it was well worth it for me.  My current salary agreement is directly attributable to my education choices.
    Master of Business Administration in Information Technology Management - Western Governors University
    Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance - Western Governors University
    Bachelor of Science in Network Administration - Western Governors University
    Associate of Applied Science x4 - Heald College
  • yoba222yoba222 ■■■■■■■□□□ Posts: 1,036Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    If you have an IT-related undergrad/background, I'd say go for the MBA. If you have a business-related undergrad/background, I'd say go for the MSIS.
    2017: GCIH | LFCS
    2018: CySA+ | PenTest+ |CCNA CyberOps
    2019: VHL 20 boxes
    2020: OSCP | CISSP
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