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Old 12-09-2007, 09:33 PM
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
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I was thinking about going back to grad school to get my MBA and possibly my MRED (Masters in Real Estate Development), but I am not sure if I should still work full time/part time/or work at all (I wish).

I cannot imagine working at least 8 hour days and then going to class at night M-F for a couple years straight. It seems things could get spread too thin and my mind would never be focused completely on the task at hand. However, there are people that have done this and I was wondering if there was some advice our there on this subject.

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Old 12-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Check around, there are lots of programs that are one weekend / month, that is what I'm doing at the moment, but also have weekly assignments that can be grueling. (~20hrs/wk) Just be organized and get less sleep.

I checked into several in the Portland, OR area, and interviewed alumni and students and profs. Several folks I met at Babson program flew in once / month from CA for the classes, but I'm sure there is something local for you.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:12 PM
Location: Chicago
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That's up to you. I have several friends who worked full-time and then took maybe 1 or 2 classes at a time so they didn't have as many long days. Many programs are equipped with setups for people who work full-time. Whether or not you want to do that is up to you, but yes, it is doable.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:27 AM
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I am between jobs, and started MBA program this Fall. Is on weekends only, but ALOT of homework given! Oral and written presentations each class period, expected to do research, make power point presentations with graphs, charts, etc. But is a good learning experience. I will be looking for part-time work to pay for tuition.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:47 PM
Location: Northern Virginia
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Default Is the MBA program accredited?

If you want an MBA that is worth something, make sure the school is accredited by AACSB.
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