I have been a software developer for the past 20 years. I have so many friends in the BI/BA side of the house that my curiosity got the best of me- and as of 8/29 I’ll be pursuing an MS in Business Analytics. There is a dual program option – where with the addition of five more classes, I could get the MBA as well as MS degree.
Time will tell if I am cutout for this. I have already been networking with my fellow Fox School of Business classmates, faculty and staff. Here is a glimpse of last night’s soirée at Indepenece Beer Garden:
And I’ll be attending the ODTUG pre-Kscope16 Meetup with the Philly EPM community folks next week.
A friend asked me why I’m seeking out this second master’s degree. I said it’s because I want to learn about business analytics . She said “You can read about business analytics on the web if you want to learn about it. You don’t have to get a Master’s degree in it!”. True enough – but with my free tuition benefit as an employee of Temple University – why NOT go for the gold? Plus I’m no way disciplined enough to take the time to learn something on my own. I get too easily distracted.
Here I go!