QuoteOriginally posted by: CarolynTQuoteOriginally posted by: wallstreetFor one, doing a masters/PhD in hard Science gets you financial aid as TA/RA. An MBA, on the other hand, requires students to get loans and personal funding; Schools provide little or no funding at all for MBA. Secondly, if $$$$$ matters, one should go for a top rated MBA, not any MBA! By this i mean Harvard, Stanford, NYU... The admission in these schools are hard to say the least! Not mentioning tuition fees which are astronomical, and also they look for work experience. Getting admitted for a hard science program is way easier!You can borrow $$ from a bank. If you were born in the US, it is not a big deal to get in a top American MBA program.It is not everyone can succeed with a top MBA, similarly it happens to any FE holder or sciencetist. It is about intuition, hard work and networking skills.For example, FE will lead you to Chief Risk Officer. MBA may take you to the post of CEO. Many people want to work for IB because they think it iseasier to make money and fame. Recently people think that FinMath is an easier route to enter IB. So, you find that people are hopping into FE/QF/FinMath program.It is all about survival guide. Overall, I would think a top rated MBA program is worth trying your luck.