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New Post 3/1/2008 10:49 AM
User is offline sankalp
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TRANSITION FROM B.A. 

IM B.Tech in Instt. &ctrl. amd MBA in oil and gas. I have a job offer from a software major for B.A. Can I leverage my work ex. at this company and then move to a Project management company???

 
New Post 3/1/2008 1:29 PM
User is offline Jarett Hailes
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Re: TRANSITION FROM B.A. 

I think BA's in general can move towards PM roles with additional education (formal or informal) and initiative.  Having an MBA background will also give you a good base from which to get into the PM world.

It's not an automatic transfer though - it all depends on your skill set and how BA's are perceived in your area.  I know some firms in my area typecast BA's into very limited roles and they don't get the exposure to the overall project that would help them move into a PM role.  But if you get to work somewhat closely with PM's while doing your BA work you can pick up a lot through osmosis and discussions with them at lunch, etc.

 
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