Anyone here gearing up to start their MBA program in 2014?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by NorCal, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    My program starts in June 2014 and after a 3 year break between undergraduate and graduation education, I'm trying to get myself in the proper mindset to move forward.

    Anyone here gearing up to start their MBA program in 2014?
  2. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    I am thinking about it a little. I finish up my ALM in IT at HES in a few weeks. I have considered picking up a CPA license in Massachusetts. To do that, in addition to the accounting classes that I can take at LSU, I need a graduate degree in business. I am toying with the thought of cranking out an MBA and the required accounting courses to sit for the CPA exam.

    Then again, that all depends on where I see my career heading over the next 6 months to 1 year. The market for programmers is awesome, and I can get more than enough freelance work doing that. However, if I want to specialize a bit in developing accounting information systems, the CPA would be useful.

    Also, I like the idea of having a second job skill (accounting) if the economy for programmers tanks.
  3. CavTrooper

    CavTrooper New Member

    Yup! I'm headed to Philadelphia to start the opening residency for Temple University's online MBA program next Sunday. Really excited, although a little nervous since the week residency doubles as an ultra-condensed 3 credit course.

    Good luck at Norwich! Such an awesome school - can't wait to hear about their 2014 MBA program!
  4. major56

    major56 Active Member

    IMO, a very good choice with the Temple brand!
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time.
  6. CavTrooper

    CavTrooper New Member

    Thanks for the congrats, Major! I'm really excited about attending Temple. Full disclosure - my first choice ended up being Mason because of the scheduling/curriculim (seemed more suited to my immediate career goals), but in the end they had to cancel the spring start date due to a lack of enrollment. So, I switched to Temple (Fox) at the last minute - and as it turns out, I think I'll end up being happier with this program than with GMU. The staff/admissions/academic personnel seem incredibly helpful and professional, which is always great. No knock on GMU - I know it's an outstanding school - but in the end, I like the idea of attending a public university from my home state; also, if things don't pan out with my family's company, the Temple program seems more geared toward career change/job placement than the GMU EMBA.

    Norcal - don't sweat your upcoming classes; I'm sure Norwich is geared toward setting you up for absolute success. From what I understand, the Norwich model is very heavy on research/writing, so just be prepared to write alot of papers! This is actually a good thing, as it will really ensure you understand the curriculim content. Are you taking the business fundamentals (24 month program), or will you go through the accelerated (18 month) program? Please keep us updated - I strongly considered Norwich and can't wait to hear about their unique cohort/residency format.
  7. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I am enrolled into their 18 month program, but it still takes 24 months to complete after their residency requirement. After reviewing my student educational plan, my courses will take 18 months to complete online; then I'll have to wait about six months and my cohort will have to fly out to Northfield for a week to take our final exams and handle any additional graduation requirements (if any). I'm going after the general MBA, so I can't speak for their other MBA programs . . .

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