Originally got my undergrad in history. My plan was to go on and get my Masters in Teaching, and become a middle school/high school history teacher. I worked to put my wife through her Masters…Continue
Hey everyone, as you can tell my name is Scott. Glad to finally be a member on here! Somehow only found this site a few weeks ago, but it has quickly become a favorite of mine. The article(s) on not…Continue
"As an MBA I agree with Rebekah
What I found was that unless you want to go into Banking / Business, the MBA is the add on degree. When I was job hunting it was my Engineering degree that got me my job and my MBA that helped me…"
"For me it was not very hard because I took on an economics minor while an undergrad. Accounting does not involve difficult math, but it's only a matter of learning the rules and making sure the numbers balance. It is something that I have…"
"Thanks all of you for sharing your input with me. Daniel, it definitely seems like you and I were in a very similar situation. Currently I am not working, my wife and I are about to move back to Idaho, where we want to establish our roots. The…"
"What are you doing right now? That will tell us a lot.
I am currently in my 4th semester of 8 of going to night school for my MBA. It was not a decision I made lightly and I am working my ass off to do this. I regularly am getting with many…"
"No experience, but I read the papers.
A MBA isn't a good idea unless you have a good idea what you want to do with it. You won't get into a good MBA program unless you that that idea, anyway. And a mediocre MBA, especially one you pay for…"
"In all honesty, for your well being I would advise not doing it. I graduated with a history degree and am certified to teach high school and middle school social studies. The job market is terrible and much worse than I ever expected coming out of…"
"I agree with Qururt, at this point in time it is great to have a job and to be making some money. Quite honestly my first impression of the job would not be "wow that's weird" I would find it interesting and ask you to explain. But I…"
For me it was not very hard because I took on an economics minor while an undergrad. Accounting does not involve difficult math, but it's only a matter of learning the rules and making sure the numbers balance. It is something that I have quickly caught onto. I do enjoy it and the psychological motivation that I am learning something that is very useful in the work force helps a lot.
For me, one thing that I found easy was that I was trained to study historical events stretching from hundreds of years while a history student. It requires a lot of mental endurance to retain that information because history is never-ending. However, accounting is limited and once you have learned the major parts of accounting, that is it and there is no more information required to learn.
I would highly suggest moving to accounting if your goal is to go back to school. It is a lot more useful than an MBA. What I am doing is getting enough accounting classes to take the CPA exam. Once you have a CPA the opportunities are endless.