Ccu mba?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by TCord1964, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I thought it was funny....I will gladly trade you one UoP AA, CCU BS, and one CCU MBA for your Vanderbilt MBA...now that is funny!
     
  2. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Yes, but if we look at statistics, people that graduate from top schools get high paying salaries. You have a much higher probability of getting a higher salary but it is not a sure thing.

    Just look at the stats below:

    Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Global MBA Rankings 2012

    An MBA from Stanford averages close to 200K.

    The post in question seems to be looking for a resume booster than can help to increase job prospects. If money is a concern, I would consider a much more effective resume booster a CFA, CMA or CPA and it might cost about the same.

    A CCU MBA is not going to change much on a resume, if the person is already accomplished and has a proven record the MBA from a low profile school is not going to do much in my opinion.

    As Randell stated, the CCU MBA might be useful to transfer some credits into an RA degree from the big 3 for low cost tuition or to prepare for CLPs but the degree on its own does not carry much weight.

    I also don't believe that you need to spend 100K in your education to be effective, I believe a decent MBA from an AACSB accredited school coupled with good certifications like the CPA or CFA can have the same impact that a top MBA.

    I think there is a middle ground, you cannot expect to spend 2k in your graduate education and boost your salary from 40 to 100K but you can spend 20K in a decent MBA and walk the extra mile by finishing a business certification for another 2K and be able to make the desired 100K.
     
  3. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    You should also though the MBA from Trident into the deal, may be this is more attractive to Tiger.

    There is actually a legal way to trade degrees, many schools allow you to change the name on the degree provided that you change your name legally. So Randell can offer to change his name to Tiger and give his UoP, Trident and CCU degres for the MBA from Vandelbilt. Then Tiger will be able to impress us here with 4 degrees after his name.
     
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I think we have a whole new twist on degree mills...degree swaps! By the way, I kind of like my MBA in Marketing. As far as ROI, I picked up some marketing classes and in 6 months made back the money it cost me.
     
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  5. AUTiger00

    AUTiger00 New Member

    Well you've certainly got me there, I'm no where close to break even from my undergrad and MBA. Harvard has costs me all of $3k, well worth it, in my opinion. I'm going to hold off on the trade for now. I'm pretty proud of that Vandy degree. I run in a circle where most of my friends have advanced degrees, many from top-tier MBA programs, while Owen isn't ranked nearly as high as the the schools my friends attended, it always gets the requisite "Oh Vandy, that's a great school" when introduced to their fellow alumni and gives me some form of sick satisfaction.

    In other news, I've been interviewing for a couple of jobs in industry that will be far more lucrative than my current position (consulting things primarily). I'll finally break that six figure barrier, which I always assumed I'd do straight out of my MBA. Point being, a highly ranked MBA program is no guarantee to an immediate $100k+ job.
     
  6. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I agree, however, it opens doors for sure.
     
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats on the interviews, that is great news. On the flip side - a lower ranked MS from an okay school is not a barrier to a $100K+ job... or even $200K.
     
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  8. AUTiger00

    AUTiger00 New Member

    This is true.
     
  9. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    This really touches upon why I asked about CCU in the first place. When I pick up my graduate degree, I do not want any education debt whatsoever. I'm looking for the education the program would provide, plus a "check the box" credential where not having a masters degree would be a barrier. I don't expect it to help me compete with Stanford grads, nor help me get a $200,000 job with a Fortune 500 company. By the way, I currently don't have any degrees at all, and that didn't prevent me from essentially doubling my salary over the past five years.
     

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