What I Want to be When I Grow Up

In my previous post, I talked about I had narrowed my choice for grad school down to six options, and my intention to get my masters in finance. I’m sure many of my more savvy readers out there were curious why I decided to pursue that degree instead of getting my MBA. I spoke briefly about my disdain for an MBA previously, and I still view it as the de facto degree that many business-inclined folks decide to get simply to have a leg up on others that they work with or might be competing for better jobs. Good for them, but I started an online MBA once or twice and I just didn’t like the broadness of the degree. I like my education to feel more focused, and if I am not planning on going into marketing, I shouldn’t really have to take a marketing class just to know “the basics.”

So instead of trying to fit a career into a degree, which is why I went back to school for my accounting degree previously, I have decided to find a career which seems interesting enough to me and then supplement that plan with focused education. That’s why I’m planning on a degree in finance, as it will most likely enhance my intended career path. Continue reading “What I Want to be When I Grow Up”

Thoughts on Grad School, Part 2

I already talked about going back to graduate school in a previous post, so I’ll let you go read that if you want the total background of what led to my current choice.

If you’ve been following me on Twitter — at this point, why aren’t you on Twitter? — you would have seen the following tweet:

The tweet announced my final six choices for pursuing my masters in finance. I’ll get to them in a minute. After being humbled Tuesday night taking a pretest in my GMAT prep course, I realize that I have some work to do to get my score in the vicinity of 650, which I think would make me competitive for admission at my currently-targeted schools.  Continue reading “Thoughts on Grad School, Part 2”