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Old 04-15-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by soulful View Post
I know someone who teaches fulltime at Northeastern. Honestly, some consider it a glorified high school in many regards.

With that said, I think it depends on what you plan to do with your M. A. If it is to get a job in a new field or with a new employer, then I would perhaps not consider Northeastern (just my opinion).

I think there would be less stigma outside of the Chicago area as employers in other parts of the US would be less familiar with the school (sure..they could look up the rankings but for many jobs they won't bother).

good luck whatever you decide
Is it really that bad? I see NEIU offers a MS in computer science as well as an MBA. But then again, DeVry also offers an MBA.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:35 AM
Location: River North, Chicago, Illinois
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Originally Posted by ChikidII View Post
Thanks for the input. There is a chance my employer might reimburse me because what I would be studying relates to my career, but the company currently does not have any tuition reimburstment benefits, put the hr person told me something might be able to be arranged. If not I might just get a certificate through the ASTD which should be helpful.
If they don't, then keep in mind that if the courses are related to your current work but not required for your current work, their cost is tax-deductible for you if you have to pay it yourself. Yes, our tax laws are really dumb, but that's what it is - related to, but not necessary for, your current job is tax deductible. If it's not related, it's not deductible, and if it's necessary, it's not deductible. And we wonder why people in this country aren't better educated.
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