Advice on how to switch career from IT to interior design

I am currently working in the IT industry and have a degree in industrial and systems engineering. I really want to change my career and become an interior designer. So, I have taken a few classes at a local college and seem to be good at it.

I was thinking of getting an MFA from George Washington University, but for that I will have to move. So, someone suggested that I get an MBA and get my foot in the door at a design firm and then get an AA degree in interior design.

Is that a possibility? Do design firms hire MBAs with little experience in design?

would really appreciate your suggestions. thank you.