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I want to go into Engineering. I would like to get a bachelors in mechanical engineering or software engineering (share your opinion on which one would be the best). Project Manager pays big bucks and its also half business orientated which i like. Do i need a MBA to become one? And do you get promoted after alot of experience to become one or can you just get the job? What are the educational and work requirements?

Asked By: barce - 6/27/2012
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If you want to manage mechanical projects, get a mechanical engineering degree. If you want to manage software projects, get a computer science, or computer engineering degree. An MBA is not always necessary but it is a GREAT tiebreaker between two otherwise equivalent candidates if one has it and the other does not... More
Answered By: Grandpa Mac - 6/27/2012
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You mostly just need experience. An MBA or an MEM (master of engineering management) will help, but good MBA programs will also require work experience.
Answered By: Alex - 6/27/2012
 
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