Hello, These days, designers need to be multi-faceted means need to know more than one topic. Technical knowledge, Product management along with concepts of User Experience would be very useful for designers. In addition, if you know market information for which you are designing a product it would be a great career move. I would suggest first focus on technical degree / experience in the area which you want to be a designer and then add-on trainings/certifications such as Design-thinking, Product Management, User Experience would be greatly useful. MBA would be add-on in my view, which would provide you business perspective as well.
Moghe recommends the following next steps:
- Explore areas that interest you
- find out technical studies in that area
- Identify schools that would provide you exposure and experience in these areas.