I can’t believe I am actually even considering it because I’m in the middle of a terribly difficult MBA program, but I know myself and I have to finish what I start, plus I want to stay in school for a few more years to help defer loans. After this program is done (which, fingers majorly crossed, should be in December of this year) I was looking into continuing my education starting in January 2012. Originally, I wanted to go back and get a Bachelor’s in Accounting (BS or BSBA is fine; I’m not going the CPA route I don’t think) so was considering going to TESC again and transferring in Straighterline/CLEP/taking some classes, etc. My undergrad is English and I wanted to round out my business education/have a broader scope of managerial capabilities after finishing. Would end up being about $7700, roughly (I need to take actual classes in Acct at TESC or a school, and ind. Study at LSU wouldn’t work for me for those kind of classes). That was the original plan, until this MBA started kicking my butt and made me think “I should go get a fun degree, just for knowledge”. Well if I did a “fun degree” it would be CSU Pueblo’s B.A. in Sociology/Criminology concentration. I can finish it for about $4500, but the utility would be nil. Fascinating subject, no utility. Which lead me to my next thought, which is, “Why go backward? Why not get an M.S?” So I was looking at Amberton’s M.A./M.S. programs again (they’ve been on my “short list” for awhile) in either Professional Development or Human Relations and Business. I can transfer in 12 credits, so cost for their programs at current prices would be $5700. If I wanted to get their M.S. in HR Training and Development it would be $6400 (only 9 of my credits would apply). Either way, still cheap. So, recap: B.S.B.A. Accounting (good utility)- $7700 B.A. Sociology/Crim (low/no utility)-$4500 M.A./M.S. at Amberton (some additional utility)-$5700-$6400 What would you do?