Listen up, especially if you're in your 30s!

In today’s unpredictable business landscape where college dropouts become billionaires, it’s natural to ask yourself if you really need an MBA. Before you reject the idea completely, you might want to listen up – especially if you’re in your 30s!

Research suggests that your peers in non-Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) jobs could start getting higher pay raises as soon as they turn about 32 years of age[1]! Naturally, STEM professionals earn higher wages at the start of their careers because their skills are most relevant. As new technologies enter the market, these skills start becoming outdated, or even obsolete. This causes more than 58% of these professionals to leave their STEM jobs – most of whom either take up managerial roles and/or switch careers.

Here’s where we think the Tech MBA comes in.

  • Make better, business sense of the technical, domain knowledge that you already have
  • Grow your professional networks in the technological field; and
  • Be part of a global IE Community which knows no boundaries.

After all, don’t you want to have the upper hand when you need to make this change?

Find out more about IE’s Tech MBA here and follow this conversation on our IE Asia Pacific LinkedIn page. 



[1] Deming J. David; Noray, Kadeem “STEM Careers and Technological Change” (September 2018) as accessed through