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Hey guys... I was thinking about it last night and today I looked around for some options... I know it's already late as the applications for grad school are due by May but I was going to ask for your advice anyhow...
It seems to me that a lot of the masters programs require your to have some kind solid work experience....
What schools would you guys recommend for a M.S. in Software Development or IS in the NY area? I graduated from Marist college (www.marist.edu) but I highly doubt that earning a M.S. there would do any good.
I'm a bit puzzeled now but it seems that my time would be better invested in a grad program rather than working on projects that don't pay too much...
Any input would be appreciated...
 
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Hi,
I don't live in that state, but a rule of thumb if it is not top 20 school, it's not worth your money.
Could you make it to NYU? I think it has a good program there my ex's father and brothers graduated there and they're all in AI. Not struggling like the majority of us for a living.
Good Lucks,
MCao
 
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Originally posted by Matt Cao:
I don't live in that state, but a rule of thumb if it is not top 20 school, it's not worth your money.


I was would say's true for MBA programs, but its very untrue for science and technical programs. There are plenty of good programs from schools which may not be in the top 20.
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I'm a bit puzzeled now but it seems that my time would be better invested in a grad program rather than working on projects that don't pay too much...
"Grad School" is an expensive way to dodge "Job Search".
 
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"Grad School" is an expensive way to dodge "Job Search".


Basically... but what's one to do in such a market... Honestly an MBA doesn't appeal to me at all... Everyone treats it like it's the best thing since aspirin, but I'd really hate wasting my time for 1 year on something like this...
Job searches don't lead one too far... Contract work seems to be the way but eventually you get tired of hunting for contracts and doing so much work for so less money... I was just hoping that by taking 2003-2004 or 2004-2005 off I could wait out on the recession...
 
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Hi Vic,
You may have a good point there... This is a deep investment so I hope you have all the stories and make your own decision.
I have had an Engineering Manager who has double degrees such as MS and MBA. When the company in "truely" financial problem, he also got canned right after the Tech and the Pro that he let's go. The company has brought in PHd with MBA to replace him.
There is no end to trying satisfy the employer, man.
Cheers,
MCao
 
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A grade degree will reamin with you all your life , so don't rush . Take GMAT , give it a few months and get a good score then go get MBA from a top B-school , I asure you you will never regret .

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Rahul
 
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Originally posted by Rahul Roy:
A grade degree will remain with you all your life , so don't rush . Take GMAT , give it a few months and get a good score then go get MBA from a top B-school , I assure you you will never regret .

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Rahul

 
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A grade degree will remain with you all your life , so don't rush . Take GMAT , give it a few months and get a good score then go get MBA from a top B-school , I assure you you will never regret .
Regards

Rahul


I have been away from the boards for a while, so I apologize for the late response.
You're pretty right about not rushing it... However if you take the part-time approach, it takes about 2 years to do this thing....
Also, what's the point of going to school much later in my career when an extra degree won't mean that much since I'd have some experience...
I was thinking of taking the gmat in July just for the hell of it and see my options....
Meanwhile the job outlooks are looking bleak... However, I learned that networking is basically the only chance left for an entry-level guy like me...
I'm happy with my small contracts for now, altough I get very little money out of it...
 
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