Re: Has anybody here ever quit grad school?
I was having a similar discussion with a friend of mine, and it doesn’t apply directly to your situation VP (different fields), but some of it is the same. The friend of mine is a division CFO with a tool company, who has a graduate degree, and I was asking him for advice, if I should pursue an MBA, specifically.
I figured he would say yes, without a doubt, so his advice startled me a little. He said in the current job market, he didn’t feel like it was worth the investment. Jobs that used to pay a premium for those with graduate degrees no longer do so. A $100k job a few years ago is now an $80k job, if you’re lucky. He said the only way he’d recommend it right now if you are employed, and your employer has a fairly substantial tuition reimbursement program. If you are paying 100% out of pocket, it’s probably not worth it right now. He also added it has the potential to scare off some employers, if you don't have enough practical expierence. They might look at your education level and figure that you're too expensive, and at the moment most companies aren't looking to add high dollar positions.
Again, I know you are in a non-business graduate program, so it might be different in your field. Still something to think about. It would suck to spend all that money, only find out it’s worthless to employers.
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