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Thegoodlife, since you will be graduating university debt free, it may be a good idea to pay to attend a more prestigious graduate program. Do you know what kind of graduate program you want to attend? Do you have an idea what you want to pursue career wise? Are you going to work some before attending a graduate program? If you're going to work (which most career minded people recommend) no need worrying too much about where to apply yet. In the meantime, contact career services to get a list of companies that recruit out of your school's graduate programs career fairs. Take a look at your alumni network to see what kind of jobs people from your school have landed.

Thank you for your response. I would like to work in upper management in a hospital setting (someday a CEO of a hospital) . I was debating between and Masters in health administration or a Masters in business Administration with a specialization in Health Administration. The school I attend only offers the MBA so I was thinking about attending that right out of undergrad (taking advantage of the free education) and then working in the city I choose then attending a highly ranked MHA program a few years down the line. How do you think this sounds? you seem knowledgeable in this area.

I appreciate your help
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Thank you for your response. I would like to work in upper management in a hospital setting (someday a CEO of a hospital) . I was debating between and Masters in health administration or a Masters in business Administration with a specialization in Health Administration. The school I attend only offers the MBA so I was thinking about attending that right out of undergrad (taking advantage of the free education) and then working in the city I choose then attending a highly ranked MHA program a few years down the line. How do you think this sounds? you seem knowledgeable in this area.

I appreciate your help

Ok, I'm not an expert, but based on Jodum's posting history idk if he works in this area in the first place either (I admit could be corrected).

You're missing any sort of real world experience in this equation. More school doesn't always solve your problems unless you have direction and progression. Getting an MBA out of the gate of undergrad for the sake of getting it can be more detrimental (then you lose the ability to get one when ready).

Have you done any sort of real work at a hospital. Hell, have you even done any sort of intern work?

Have you ever tried to connect with someone who actually works in hospital management in IRL and talked to them?

So far your posts read as if your hoping school will be a crutch to avoid entry level work.
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Thank you for your response. I would like to work in upper management in a hospital setting (someday a CEO of a hospital) . I was debating between and Masters in health administration or a Masters in business Administration with a specialization in Health Administration. The school I attend only offers the MBA so I was thinking about attending that right out of undergrad (taking advantage of the free education) and then working in the city I choose then attending a highly ranked MHA program a few years down the line. How do you think this sounds? you seem knowledgeable in this area.

I appreciate your help

I could be wrong, but to be a CEO of a hospital or at least a large sized hospital, you'd probably need a medical related degree and background as well (MD, PharmD, RN, etc).
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Thank you for your response. I would like to work in upper management in a hospital setting (someday a CEO of a hospital) . I was debating between and Masters in health administration or a Masters in business Administration with a specialization in Health Administration. The school I attend only offers the MBA so I was thinking about attending that right out of undergrad (taking advantage of the free education) and then working in the city I choose then attending a highly ranked MHA program a few years down the line. How do you think this sounds? you seem knowledgeable in this area.

I appreciate your help

I could be wrong, but to be a CEO of a hospital or at least a large sized hospital, you'd probably need a medical related degree and background as well (MD, PharmD, RN, etc).

My best buddy is the CFO of a hospital with a biz admin bachelors degree, he is actually taking online courses now for his masters. He is 30, and went to a small state school I'n ND.
post #260 of 260
I definitely do not work in Hospital Administration. I also will only start graduate school (part time) in the fall. However, I'm just trying to help him get his head right in weighing these kinds of options. It's hard to say whether paying ~ $100K to attend say a top 50 school is much better than attending his school cost free. On paper, I'd go with the former but I don't have first hand experience to definitively say that - hence looking into his alumni network. If there seem to be a lot of graduates with great gigs and the career fairs attract a lot of companies then I don't see a problem with his current school. However, in my experience I definitely agree that work for a few years before going to graduate school.
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