Looking for an "easy" graduate school program to get a Masters degree (and change the world)
August 21, 2006 6:12 PM Subscribe
I need a masters degree to build credibility and transition from the financial services industry to working in educational services/public policy...but, financial services will go nicely with my goal to offer practical curriculum in schools (dealing with the all too often ignored topics of financial & character based education)
posted by Jhaus to Education (6 answers total)
My struggles in school have led me in this direction & come from an overly inquisitive mind, not so much from a lack of mental capabilities. More than one teacher has been turned off by this and it has frequently translated into less than stellar grades. (Evidence: I tend to do very well on standardized tests)
I have a B.S. in Economics and experience working in Commercial Real Estate, then in Finance/Tax for a total of 5 years - I've done relatively well in my career thus far.
Obtain a masters (one that requires minimal effort) in a subject that will allow me to transisition from the asset mgmt/financial services industry to a position in Public Policy (reforming education) and/or Organizational Change.
Ideally, I'd like to run a non-profit one day that offers financial and character based educational programs to all levels of schools.
How would you approach graduate school given this goal (if at all)?
I've considered getting an MBA, a masters in Organizational Psych, a JD and a masters in Public Policy - but can't decide! Thanks for all of your help!