If you had unlimited ressources...

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  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yes I would. I'd probably head for something on this page: https://www.postgraduatesearch.com/pgs/search/?course=latin-language
    And a second thing? Probably a vanity Master's in Early Germanic Languages from this unaccredited school - that (I think) has the temerity to require an accredited Bachelor's for admission: https://signumuniversity.org/ Der Nerv einiger Leute! :(
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  3. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Unlimited financial resources is one thing... but time is often a more precious resource...
  4. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Oh yes...
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  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I'd start with the APUS BS in Math. (It's actually not particularly expensive, but it's a side quest for me as is. Around $24K without CLEP, $18K with given my existing transfer credit.)
    I might do the Johns Hopkins MS in Data Analytics and Policy ($51K)
    I'd give the Harvard Extension School (HES) ALM in Bioengineering & Nanotechnology a try.
    And I'd cap it all off with a PhD in Public Policy ($50K+ depending on the school.)

    If money were no object, I might actually try to get into a funded non-DL PhD because I wouldn't need to keep working.

    Edit: Oh man! How could I forget. I would do intensive French education, followed by intensive Arabic lessons. Perhaps in situ, in Jordan or Egypt.
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Would you do anything for a career after all that, Dustin? Or would you (young, now) be retirement-age by then? :)
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    ~2.5 years for the BS
    2 years for the ALM
    5 years for the PhD

    I'd be in my 40s so I could get a job with a good think tank to talk about why the robots will soon be taking over.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I uh.. think you'd do well in a Think Tank. You're a er... "thinkly" type of person. One problem: the robots will have taken over completely by then, I'm sure.

    "C3PO! Leave my guitar alone and do the vacuuming! "
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  9. eriehiker

    eriehiker Active Member

    If I had unlimited resources, I think that I would be too busy scaling those resources up for distribution on a worldwide basis to take any classes. However, I would probably take a class or two virtually all the time during computer time at night.
  10. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    If I had unlimited resources, I would go to INSEAD.
    Unfortunately my resources are very limited haha. So no INSEAD for me.
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  11. Thorne

    Thorne Active Member

    If I had unlimited financial resources, I'm not really sure I'd care about going to school or taking classes. I'd be too busy expanding my operations and writing novels.

    But, I would probably still do the ENEB degree just to spite some morons and maybe get the Business Econ grad cert from Harvard Extension School.

    I'm not big on these titles, not if I have endless money and can leverage that into power, fame, and freedom.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I guess it's "INSTEAD" for you, then... :)
  13. Messdiener

    Messdiener Member

    For sure, I'd still try distance learning courses. The question is, which ones?

    Off the top of my head, I'd likely start with the UMass Linguistics MA and then probably do a hobby degree in some sort of philology (a la Johann) and/or something in astronomy.
  14. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    I would like to learn Astrophysics and History/Linguistics while visiting exotic place or university to do some short class/research. What a life!
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  15. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Canadian constitutional law at B.C. University. Not kidding, here. Canada doesn't actually HAVE a written constitution in the American sense but neither is their constitutional law totally unwritten. And B.C. because I like the West Coast.
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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Kota Tangerang and Tarumanagara, Indonesia, where you went to University, would be considered very exotic by us North Americans. Just curious - what "exotic" locations appeal most to you?
  17. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Hey, Canada's PLENTY exotic!;)
  18. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Study in Canada, there are 4 RA universities and at least a couple of them have Doctorate or PhD programs... just that, there are hardly any online. I think if I had the endless cash, I would PhD until I retire. Then use the free tuition retirees get to study for more PhD programs. Since I ain't Rich, I'll just settle for the RA cheapo Bachelors and Masters that can be had on a shoe string...
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  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Canada, then, Bryan. Bring your snow boots. :) I'd think any legit Canadian U. should get you RA equivalency. And all US RA degrees should work here. Only thing I'd think US evaluators possibly kvetch about is a Canadian 3-year Bachelor's. Not so? If I'm wrong here, I'd welcome the opportunity to learn. :)
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  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah. There's the famous night life of uh... Kapuskasing? (I happen to like boring. :) ) Canada's plenty scenic - but I wouldn't call most of it exotic. West Coast, yes. Coming in from the sea and seeing totem poles -- now that's gotta be something! Canada has plenty of amazing wild spaces though - for instance, the interior of Newfoundland, which is incredible. Or a bar in St. John's on a Saturday night... now that's excitement!
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