I'm a management consultant with business master degree, working primarily with high-tech clients or on digital projects.
Instead of doing an MBA, I'm considering conducting a full-time programming and a full-time data science bootcamp. I feel that the knowledge gained in these bootcamps would be much more useful in the next decades.
I would also highlight that I don't want to change career at this point and become a software engineer. I would like to serve my Clients better with this knowledge and maybe later start my own tech business.
As I haven't heard of anyone else doing bootcamps for such reasons, I would be glad to hear your thoughts: does it make sense, would you recommend it?
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Gaining knowledge/skills that will further your career is never a bad idea. That said, attending a coding bootcamp is quite a commitmant, both time-wise and financeally.
I would recommend checking out online resources, like Treehouse, Freecodecamp.com, & Coursera. That way, you can work at your own pace & get basic foundation/skills!
You should definitely not pursue a full-time coding bootcamp. I know a Venture Capitalist that took time off and completed one as well as a retired Doctor who was just bored, but your case is different.
Checkout Thinkful or look at the flexible part-time bootcamps. Thinkful has short-form courses so you can just concentrate on a few subjects and get help from a mentor. Whereas the flexible bootcamps will give you access to their curriculum and allow you to complete it over 24-36 weeks.
A strong foundation in programming and app development will definitely help with your work as a management consultant. If you decide you want to become a software engineer in 10 years, at least you will have a decent amount of domain knowledge and the transition will not be as difficult.