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I would hesitate to recommend ANY online program.
Some of my friends would claim that two masters degrees are enough, but who are they to tell me?!?!
Thank you, gentlemen. I know it will be somewhat challenging being a poor (although well-funded) doctoral student after building a decent career in the corporate world, but I know it's the right step for me, especially in the long term. I was actually amazed at home many of the faculty members took a similar path, many took 5-20 year detours through their first careers before ending up in academia.
Anyway, I guess I can post an update now. Can't believe it's been over 1.5 years since I've made this thread. Also can't believe how stupid I was and how little I knew about the academia, but we all have to start somewhere. It has been a long road, but I'm happy to report that I will be starting in a PhD program sometime this fall. I have worked hard for the last year to make myself into a great candidate, and it has paid off very well for me - I've received multiple...
I would first talk to the professors at your former MBA program since you probably have some goodwill there. I wouldn't recommend talking to the "real" professors outside of your school until you at least know what you're talking about. There are TONS of resources on the internet by the way, there are a couple of active forums out there and it would help you to basically go and read up on the old threads.. The knowledge you seek is out there already, and someone has...
Foo, you went JD > IB Associate? I had no idea.
Which school are you going to, by the way?And it seems that maybe 50% of incoming doctoral students have MBAs, but a harder masters that builds a better foundation for research/methods is probably better.I need to make a new thread about the PhD thing. I think there is an actual Prof who graduated from Purdue lurking about, and probably some more graduates or current students.
Oh well, fuck, I wouldn't know. I've been on the buyside/client side for pretty much.. ever?
This is a fantastic reply. But don't diss tech, bro. Tech is fucking fantastic for strategy/finance, at least once you're a bit up the ladder. Doing deals in a relaxed environment while wearing jeans is pretty fun. Going from finance to tech was eye-opening and the best transition ever.
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