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Difficult dilemma - pursue MBA or apply for well paid permanent job?....

I'm fast approaching 36 this year and have had a varied career. You could same i'm a jack of all trades but master of none, what with undertaking lots of roles and completing a business degree at 33. For the past couple of years, the job market has been tough. I've undertaken a couple of 6-9 month job contracts as a temp, whilst also experiencing a length period of unemployment. I loved the experience academia brought and I excelled during this journey, developing some great skills. I've just been accepted to do the MBA part time and have been in my current contract 15 months. It is due to come to an end in October but there's a chance of a permanent job coming up that is very well paid. [more inside]
posted by emma33UK on Aug 8, 2016 - 15 answers

Should I quit my full-time job to do a Masters degree full time instead?

Obviously it will be more expensive, but if I'm not taking the program seriously enough, is it foolish to keep overworking myself? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Nov 21, 2015 - 12 answers

Options for a UK citizen to visit the US for 1 year. (Mature student?)

It's always been one of my ambitions to live in California for a full year. I've been thinking about enrolling in a university on a 1year post grad course, with a student visa. I am 35 years old. Is this a realistic route for me? I own a business in the UK which gives me a steady income. I have a good undergraduate degree from a top UK uni. How much do the cheapest 1 year post grad courses go for? (probably the humanities, though i do have a science degree) I do genuinely want to study, but I have no plans to use the degree, so really looking at the cheaper end of the scale. Is it easy and painless to get a student visa as a mature student for 1 year? Is the application process simple and non competitive? Is there another obvious option I have missed? Are there other routes I may have missed? I also have assets to qualify as an entrepreneur, but I understand this is a complicated and costly process.
posted by molloy on Dec 29, 2014 - 8 answers

What's the deal with the MSL degree?

Goes by several names: Master of Studies in Law, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Science in Law. Wikipedia says: "a master's degree offered by some law schools to students who wish to study the law but do not want to become attorneys." I'd never heard of such a degree until recently -- is it present in the public consciousness? I read MBA or MFA and I have intuition for what those involve, but not so much MSL. [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Sep 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Should I Keep Working Toward My Masters in Social Work? Now or Later?

In a nutshell: I'm almost 38 years old, happily married, and am currently raising 3 kids (the youngest is 9). I work full-time at a job that I love – and that loves me back - but which doesn't pay particularly well. My husband's income compensates for that. We are decidedly middle class with some debts, low savings, and a mortgage. I have a (Canadian) college diploma in social services that's a little over 2 years old at this point. I am trying to decide whether to further my education - and whether to do it now or later. [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Mar 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Master's in disaster

What's the 'right' reason for taking a master's course? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What's the recovery time on transplant surgery?

I'm starting a master's course soon. My mother is giving my brother a kidney a month later. Am I going to be needed at home? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Aug 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Can I sue my university?

Can I sue my university? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on May 16, 2012 - 20 answers

What are some non-academic jobs in the social sciences?

Non-academic careers/jobs in the social sciences? [more inside]
posted by asnider on Feb 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Worth it to pay the bills to get the skills?

Engineering master's degree: worth it in my special situation? I have an engineering BS, the MS would be in the same sort of engineering, and it would be free (sort of). I've been working in non-engineering academic research, but I want to get into industry R&D. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

So I actually CAN make money from home...

I'm looking for a fully online MA program in TESOL or a related field like Applied Linguistics, that is NOT meant for K-12 public school teaching, with the aim of professionalizing myself as an English tutor. I found the New School's program here, that would certainly cover all my bases, but I simply wouldn't be able to afford the cost. Can you help me find other options? [more inside]
posted by StrikeTheViol on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I make school fast and cheap?

So I'm taking the plunge (sort of) and starting grad school to get my Masters' degree. How in the world do I pay for it? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 30, 2011 - 13 answers

Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

What is a second masters degree worth?

What is a second masters degree worth? [more inside]
posted by Medw on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Double-degree while keeping job

Is it possible to do a part-time MSc and a part-time MBA at the same time while continuing to work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions?

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Oct 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Oh the Humanity!

What is the general opinion of a Masters degree in the humanities?
posted by gypseefire on Sep 2, 2010 - 37 answers

'Taught in English' Masters degree in Berlin?

Is it easy/possible to apply for a 'taught-in-English' masters degree in Berlin/Germany, just for fun? (I am English, 31 years old, a humanities graduate) [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Jun 26, 2010 - 6 answers

MS in Finance Ranking List?

MS in Finance: Is there a list of top ranking schools for a MS in Finance? [more inside]
posted by telsa on Oct 29, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I know if a Masters is right for me?

A year away from graduating my BA in history, what next? Is a Masters the right course for me? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Aug 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Would I qualify for a masters program at a reputable school?

Can a modestly successful software developer with a two year diploma and 11 years experience designing and developing fairly complex software systems qualify for a masters program in comp sci? [more inside]
posted by C.Batt on Mar 13, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I check out an online degree program?

What's an unbiased resource for checking out the value of credentials obtained through an online degree or distance learning program? [more inside]
posted by gm2007 on Dec 28, 2008 - 6 answers

How to convince employers that you are more than your job title?

I am a library director who definitely needs a change of job (possibly a change of career) but I am stumped as to how to convince employers outside the library world that I am willing, able and sometimes more than qualified to do a job that doesn't necessarily involve books/libraries/IT maintenance. Can anyone share examples of how to convince employers you are qualified for something different? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre on Jun 5, 2008 - 7 answers

How to request a reference?

Help me write an email requesting an academic reference (for myself). [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Mar 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Bank St or Columbia for a master's degree for a teacher?

A teacher friend of mine is trying to choose between Columbia Teachers' College and Bank Street for a master's degree. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on May 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Postgrad Online

Have any of you good folks taken a significant number of online courses or perhaps earned an online degree? I'm looking for an online-only Master's of Education program. And I'd like it to be quick and cheap. Any recommendations, warnings, or otherwise valuable insights?
posted by ferociouskitty on Jan 12, 2004 - 12 answers

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