I am a MBA graduate who went through MBB application process but unfortunately failed. As a result, I started a job at a financial advisory firm which provides financial & strategy advice to firms. However, in my home country, "MBA" is not as valued as in US, so basically I am working with other college or master degree students who have around 1 to 3 years of work experience. I kind of feel that I am "downgraded" because my company does not have a specific program for MBA graduates and I didn't get a pay bump due to my MBA degree at a top school. I am thinking of using my current role as a hop board to get in to MBB when the recruiting situation improves in a few years.
I am curious on what do others think of MBA graduates - what value do MBA graduates bring on the table? As many of you might know, MBA focus more on "soft skill training (strategic view, leadership, cross-cultural collaboration, etc), and I felt that these "soft skills" are not that easy to demonstrate (especially I'm not in a leadership position now). How should I differentiate myself against other colleagues who didn't recieve MBA degree? How could I demonstrate to my boss the value of MBA and a MBA graduate deserves better pay?