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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

To do a PHD, don't you have to be fluent in two other languages? I'm sure that'll stop her. Haha

Depends on the program. I've never heard of a language requirement at a BSchool.
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Not yet. Just a PhD student/lecturer. But in management, not psych. I know where the money (and the positions) are at.

 

How far along are you?

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Depends on the program. I've never heard of a language requirement at a BSchool.


Not for an MBA, the language requirement for a PHD.

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All PhD programs are a little different (sometimes vastly different). I will be trying to start one soon and depending on which program I end up in (inshallah) I may have to continue testing and get a high-pass in my language of choice (German) or I may not have to test in it at all.

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Some programs are more stringent than others when it comes to language exams.  My alma mater required two languages, but was notorious for having roughly 80% of those proficient in Spanish take the exam in Italian and pass that as proficient as well.  None had spoken or studied a word of Italian in their lives.  

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The History of Science program at UC, IIRC, requires a high pass in French and German. The American History program requires a high pass in any language. The American History program at Northwestern may not require a language at all depending on area of study.

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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Some programs are more stringent than others when it comes to language exams.  My alma mater required two languages, but was notorious for having roughly 80% of those proficient in Spanish take the exam in Italian and pass that as proficient as well.  None had spoken or studied a word of Italian in their lives.  

My alma mater had similar requirements, one language for Masters, a second language for PhD. What I liked was that the motivation for learning the language was clear: so that you were not locked out of scholarship in your field simply because it wasn't in English. Hence, the language exams were largely translation exercises of pertinent books or journal articles in your field.

I must admit that I struggled mightily with my French translation exercise, an excerpt from De Gaulle's autobiography. I couldn't tell if it made no sense because it was a poor translation on my part, or if De Gaulle's characterization of events was so completely at odds with history!
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


Not for an MBA, the language requirement for a PHD.

Berkeley Math requires two languages for a PhD, but my BSchool program (and every other one I've ever heard of) does not. There are, generally speaking, no language requirements for a PhD out of a BSchool.
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I is glad I never ever have to go backs to schoolz. :slayer:

MBAs are same as burning your cash, UNLESS you attend one of top 15 MBA programs. :nest:

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I is glad I never ever have to go backs to schoolz. icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif
MBAs are same as burning your cash, UNLESS you attend one of top 15 MBA programs. nest.gif

I get paid (a fairly absurd amount) to work on problems that interest me, while having the opportunity to watch my daughter grow up. It's much better than working on whatever stupid shit the COO thought was worth looking at, while being required to be at the office 8-6, Monday-Friday.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

I is glad I never ever have to go backs to schoolz. :slayer:

MBAs are same as burning your cash, UNLESS you attend one of top 15 MBA programs. :nest:

Whereas a master's degree in engineering can be worth about $700k...just sayin'

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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


I get paid (a fairly absurd amount) to work on problems that interest me, while having the opportunity to watch my daughter grow up. It's much better than working on whatever stupid shit the COO thought was worth looking at, while being required to be at the office 8-6, Monday-Friday.

"sigh"

so i had a business plan about a year ago. 

i was talking to a coworker and he told me that before I arrived, they had a consulting firm doing part of my job and paying bucket load of $$$

it turns out the consulting firm was already implementing my business plan

:brick: 

 

 

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Whereas a master's degree in engineering can be worth about $700k...just sayin'

 

Engineers and doctors are probably more useful people than finance people and accountants...if we had to start over after a black death or a nuke disaster

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^^^ My Mother is an accountant. Not super helpful after a nuclear holocaust, but it's nice to have in the family.
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I think suggesting that an MBA from a non top 15 program is worthless is overstating it.

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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

^^^ My Mother is an accountant. Not super helpful after a nuclear holocaust, but it's nice to have in the family.


Mother AND father in law are accountants. I've gotten some very useful information from them, although I would never ask them to do my taxes. Never mix business and family I say.

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