The Long, Slow Game

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Maniac Craniac, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    I work closely with PM's and know a few in other careers. PMPs routinely command six-figure salaries, so if you decide to go that route you'd be in for some decent compensation, depending on where you live.
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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Those who have followed the other thread will know that I've, once again, completely changed gears and will be pursuing the Hellenic American University MBA.

    Interesting how these things work out sometimes. I considered an MBA. I condered Hellenic American University. But I never considered an MBA from Hellenic American University. Go figure!

    I'm excited.

    I like the "Operational Excellence" Grad Cert / Concentration. It's meant to prep students for the PMP credential, and IMO the name just sounds cool.

    Although I've changed my mind a thousand times on whether or not I wanted an MBA, one thing I always appreciated was the wide variety of subjects covered in an MBA curriculum. Who knows, I might just take a course that will foster within me the desire to study further and specialize in something new.

    In any case, scoring an MBA would really go a long way in making me more well rounded. I've learned a lot of things about a lot of things, but I can't say that I have more than a basic understanding of how the business world works. Time to plaster up that MBA-sized hole in my rickety old brain!
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  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I guess this thread is just going to devolve into a Maniac Craniac stream of consciousness. Which is fine, really. I don't expect anyone to care enough to actually follow all this, I just enjoy writing about it and putting it out there.

    I haven't even started my first class and I'm already mulling over what I want my next degree to be. I could spend the rest of my life trying to figure out what I want to do and never actually do anything. Somehow, that doesn't even bother me :emoji_blush:

    Anyway, I'd love to have the MA in Applied Linguistics. I feel like the MBA is the more practical degree, but the MA is more a labor of love. I'm also considering an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction. Clearly, I have an obsession with education, so why not also get a degree in education? :emoji_nerd:

    I gotta say, I also appreciate how cool it looks to see both MBA and M.Ed together. I can't put my finger on why, it just does.

    Maniac Craniac, MBA, M.Ed


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  4. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    RE: the post-nominals, as soon as I had accepted my Master's invites I opened an old cover letter and changed the signature to be John Doe, MS, MBA just to see what it would look like.

    I think it's the DI version of writing your crush's name in your notebook in junior high.

    It sounds like Applied Linguistics is for personal knowledge and an appreciation of the field. Is the Curriculum and Instruction MEd for the same reason, because you love learning and you want to learn how to teach better, or do you have career ambitions that would use it?
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  5. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Both. I do private tutoring as a side gig and I've tossed around the idea of being an educational consultant and/or adult CE course developer. I can do all these things without an M.Ed, but the interest is certainly there.

    Of course, my list of interests themselves could be a 3-page thread that leads to nowhere, just like this one.
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