Im looking into getting an MBA/PhD in Business and need some advice?
I am graduating this Spring with a Bachelor in Business Management with a good GPA of 3.9. I am looking into becoming a college professor.I know that it is necessary to have a masters degree to teach in a 2 year college and a PhD in a 4 year university. I was looking for some advice on if I should go for my PhD? How long? How hard? How likely to be able to find a professors job? It would be great if others could share their experiences. Thanks!
Asked By: Harry - 10/4/2010
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No need to get a master's degree if you want to get a PhD and become a professor, but if you want one then go for it. Your GPA is certainly good enough to go straight from undergrad to business PhD. Without knowing your undergrad background and what field of business you want to get your PhD in I can't say how hard... More
Answered By: Tangent - 10/4/2010
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It will be almost impossible to get a job teaching at a community college without work experience. We just finished a search, and no one was interviewed who had less than 10 years of work experience. There are so few PhD s around in business, that this is a better bet. However, it needs to be from a reputable school... More
Answered By: Chris - 10/4/2010
You have two great answers already. I went from my BS directly to a Ph.D. program, but I had some years of work experience. Skip the community college if you can. I hope you like research, because that's a very large part of a Ph.D. professor's life. Best of luck. My Ph.D. required 6 years to complete.
Answered By: Prof - 10/5/2010
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