Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, February 28, 2014
To eventually move into an executive role, having an MBA would be a huge advantage for you. It is not, however, necessary for you to obtain it before you enter the workforce. In many cases, people work for a few years and then pursue their MBA. This practical work experience will benefit you greatly when you do pursue your MBA. Bottom line, to get into an executive position, an MBA is important, but gaining some experience first is just as important.