Hello! I am a computer science graduate student. Since I am going to graduate and I find out that it is so hard to find a job right now, is it better to continue my study in another field like MBA master degree? I originally planned to have a MBA degree after working for a while anyway, but not so early. Do I have a better future with such two degrees(MBA and computer science)? Your reply will be greatly appreciated.
The short snswer to your qusestion is yes. Staying in school is a good idea until the market gets better, particularly if you don't have offers. The point is valid that it is better to have work experience for an MBA, but many people go directly from undergraduate work to business school.
There are a lot of MBA programs that do not require experiences. They are not "Major". But "major" ones are too expensive. My question is that whether it will affect my future as being a software developer(maybe) with another MBA degree. Will the hiring manager not hire me because I have another unrelated degree for programming? What do they normally think about this situation?
I have an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins. I know of fellow graduates who went directly to William an Mary and University of Rochester business schools. That was 20 years ago. I know that some MBA schools prefer work experience, but I never heard of any that require it.
Vivian, I'm a programmer with an MBA, but I did my MBA with an MIS concentration, which is what helped me get a job in programming. Some employers have actually found it interesting when I tell them I have an MBA. My previous company actually preferred it because they felt that I would be able to communicate better with other business departments. They told me I would be able to speak their language. And yes, it's true, a lot of universities take people for MBA's who have no experience. Dalia