Do you have a college degree?

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    A master's degree should NOT be lumped with a professional degree IMHO. I got my MS a few years back and it didn't help that much.

    Where would you put an MBA then?
     
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    A master's degree should NOT be lumped with a professional degree IMHO. I got my MS a few years back and it didn't help that much.

    Your credentials are the least of your problems.

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    Where would you put an MBA then?

    An MBA is a professional degree. One can get a doctorate in business. DBA? PhD? What're the official initials?

    It's just like a JD being a professional degree (and probably even an LLM) but the SJD is an academic degree (i.e. you don't get it to be an attorney but to be an academic).

    edit: I think I'm making a crap argument. You can get a PhD in econ and be a "professional" economist rather than an academic economist.


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    yes sir, college edumacated. getting my masters in may.
     
  5. EL72

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    An MBA is a professional degree. One can get a doctorate in business. DBA? PhD? What're the official initials?

    It's just like a JD being a professional degree (and probably even an LLM) but the SJD is an academic degree (i.e. you don't get it to be an attorney but to be an academic).

    edit: I think I'm making a crap argument. You can get a PhD in econ and be a "professional" economist rather than an academic economist.


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    I agree with your last point but it doesn't invalidate your argument. I should soon (finally [​IMG] ) have my PhD in business and it's not a professional degree. I am (for the time being) an academic. Some B-schools like HBS offer the DBA degree, which is more of the doctorate equivalent to an MBA and the expectations for dissertation research are not the same and neither are the typical career paths for graduates.
     
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    I agree with your last point but it doesn't invalidate your argument. I should soon (finally [​IMG] ) have my PhD in business and it's not a professional degree. I am (for the time being) an academic. Some B-schools like HBS offer the DBA degree, which is more of the doctorate equivalent to an MBA and the expectations for dissertation research are not the same and neither are the typical career paths for graduates.
    An MBA is a professional degree given by a professional school or college (i.e., business school or college) of the university. The Ph.D. in business, regardless of discipline, is a terminal degree and is awared by the graduate school or college of the university, not the business school.
     
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    An MBA is a professional degree given by a professional school or college (i.e., business school or college) of the university. The Ph.D. in business, regardless of discipline, is a terminal degree and is awared by the graduate school or college of the university, not the business school.

    Yes, we are in agreement. With the exception of DBA degrees (like the one offered by HBS), doctorates (i.e. PhD) in business are not professional degrees like MBAs.
     
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    I graduated with an AAS a few years ago. Should get an AA this year and a BA in a couple years.
     
  9. Piobaire

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    An MBA is a professional degree.

    I agree, just wanted to see what Coho would say, given his premise.
     
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    Wrapping up a BS in civil engineering in May.
     
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    Spent the day working on my Ph.D dissertation: A comparision of fishing motivations between Korean and Japanese recreational anglers. If I'm going to have to work 9-12 hours a week, at least part of that time should involve fishing. Unfortunately, until this damn thing is done, no time to actually go fishing. And as the classic T-shirt says, a bad day fishing beats a good day at work.
     
  12. rdawson808

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    Spent the day working on my Ph.D dissertation: A comparision of fishing motivations between Korean and Japanese recreational


    Blech, I wrote mine on commercial fishing.

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    just recently graduated. studies BSc Maths & economics
     
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    Excellent. What now?

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Spent the day working on my Ph.D dissertation: A comparision of fishing motivations between Korean and Japanese recreational anglers. If I'm going to have to work 9-12 hours a week, at least part of that time should involve fishing. Unfortunately, until this damn thing is done, no time to actually go fishing. And as the classic T-shirt says, a bad day fishing beats a good day at work.

    What field of study would that be in?
     

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