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Old 04-21-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Austin97 View Post
The pedigree of your MBA is really critical. If you run an analysis of the return on an MBA, they really arent worth it. You really need to go to a top 20 if not a top 10 or top 5 school
As an employer, I would agree. I only notice if it is from a top school.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:53 AM
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People get MBA for different reasons. For full time, it's usually for career changer; as for part time, it's usually for career advancement and stay in the same industry. In my opinion, the part time program is another way to get to the upper echelon and ask for a raise. Full time programs let you experience what other industries are like via projects and case challenges.

Cant say too much about the UT programs, but it appears they have a very solid reputation in the southwest area, especially with Energy. If you were a UT alum and you have two comparable candidates, one from Upenn and another from UT, who would you hire?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:41 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Originally Posted by mwv View Post
I agree. MBAs are more about networking opportunities and being part of a club more than its education. It's not referred to as a Master Bull**** Artist for nothing.

The coursework for MBAs is intellectually easy compared to that of a scholarly degree, and the material can be pretty easily learned solo through casual reading and studying.
This is not entirely a false statement, haha!
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Old 05-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Location: 78717
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Originally Posted by pdxtech View Post
I have found that UT-Austin has an evening and executive MBA program.
I think I also saw a billboard with an ad for a Baylor University MBA offered
in Austin. Does anyone know of any other university (including out of state)
that offers a part time MBA in Austin?

Also, any comments on UT's evening MBA program? I have heard that it is
pretty intense since they don't even allow a summer break and it goes
on for eight continuous semesters, so much for supporting working

Cornell has its EMBA program in Austin....
The Cornell Executive MBA Programs :: Our Programs :: The Cornell-Queen's Executive MBA (http://www.cornellemba.com/programs/cqemba.html - broken link)

I think it fits your need as a working professional...
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