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I'm oso thinking of taking a master....oso need advice.... :)

Chloe Loh

Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 22
Hi all,
Same as tim, I'm also thinking of start taking master next year after I finish the web component developer exam. I have done some research on the course, university and career path recently. However, I'm still hesitating if I should take it, I'm thinking to ask for some opinions from u guys, so I can make a better decision
I'm taking master because
1) I would like to learn more, and I think my life could be more meaningful if I set a goal for myself to achieve.
2) I oso hope tat getting a master can help me to get a job that more interesting and challenging because my current job is neither related to software development nor management, I don't need to make any decision in my job characteristic, everything is repeatative.
3) I hope I can work as a IT manager in future, so a master might make me to be more competative for such a position in future.
Am I right to think in this way? Do you think all these reasons strong enough for me to take a master course? I have to think twice because taking a master course is expensive for me and it is really a BIG decision for me to make.
Thanks ...
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

If you're thinking of a Master's in Business Administration, or simply "MBA," then you're on the right track. More and more companies are looking for fast-track management talent at good business schools.
As for "learning more" and all that, that's not really what most Master's programs are about, in my experience. Advanced degrees typically lend themselves to career advancement or research positions. The MBA, being more like a professional certification than an academic degree, is a little different.
I finished my Master's program about ten years now, and if I remember anything from most of the faculty, it was one of two things: a) how much time they spent focussing on how to get your first job; or b) how little time they spent on teaching.

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