What colleges are worth considering for my Master's degree?
I made a mistake. In 1996 I was a bright student, one year out of high school. I really didn't want more school, but faced with $5.00/hr jobs and no possibility of supporting myself, I decided to go to college. I chose DeVry University and received my Bachelor degree in Business Administration (telecommunications management) in 1999. Even though I was making more than 80K a year and flying first class on flights every week all over the world, and staying in very nice hotels, I always felt regret that I didn't choose a school for its Academic recognition. Sure I was making more than many of my Ivy League counterparts because I hopped onto technology when it was hot, but after the tech bubble crashed, and I lost my job, I wished I had gone to a "real" school. For my masters, I don't have a lot of desire to flip the degree into big bucks. I just want something that people would value...yes, I mean this in a vain way. I want to say I went to a school that is recognized just like I want to wear brand name shoes. I want the world to know that even though I have my shady DeVry degree, that I'm still solid enough to earn a "real" degree. Where can an average student go to college. I don't want a shady degree like University of Phoenix--perhaps one of the local state universities. I always liked Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...or maybe I can polish my test taking and writing skills and try for a UC. If anyone has ideas on how I can earn my masters in business/mba/finance from a school that is reputable but accessable to an average adult student let me know. By average I mean 3.5 GPA in highschool, 3.8 DeVry.
Asked By: MthrNatures_Son - 12/26/2012
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There are a number of masters degrees you could take, but I can only advise you about the MBA. To find the good school that meets your needs, look for AACSB accredited programs in the Official MBA Guide. It's a comprehensive free public service with more than 2,000 MBA programs listed worldwide. It allows you to search... More
Answered By: Prof - 12/26/2012
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Go get engineering degrees and look into the gas and oil field, here in Colorado as well as north Dakota work won't be running out anytime soon Obama just dumped billions into the industry. I'm in the QC and NDT area of the field making 6 figures and i'm only 24, a man like yourself with degrees behind you will do just... More
Answered By: Chris - 12/26/2012
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges This link will help point out many prestigious college.
Answered By: Andy - 12/26/2012
With a degree from DeVry, especially back in '99 when they probably weren't even regionally accredited, probably your only option is an MBA/MPA. MBA programs will care more about your experience than your education. That and your GMAT scores. Cal Poly SLO is much better than DeVry, but in terms of name recognition for... More
Answered By: Alex - 12/26/2012
First of all while I would not consider DeVry to be my college of choice, obviously it did well for you. I would not put myself down so much about that degree... More
Answered By: Etta - 12/26/2012
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