I’m applying to transfer to Clark U and I’m interested in their fifth year free BA/MA program. Out of their undergraduate programs I would pick from:
Management (The most practical one)
Economics (Keeping on the table because could be paired well with one of the other ones, being somewhere between mgmt and polysci)
Political Science (The most interesting sounding one)
Out of the accelerated grad programs, these are the ones I’m interested in.
MS in Finance
MA in Public Administration
MA in International Development and Social Change.
I haven’t been admitted yet, but I’ve been admitted to similarly competitive schools already so I’m looking to get a headstart on brain-storming. I’m not 100% sure what kind of career I want to be in, but I could be interested in going into Investment Banking of some sort, or perhaps working for something like the Federal Reserve, SEC, or perhaps even getting into campaign mgmt/lobbying.
A few misc comments:
- I feel like I’ve read time and time again that if you’re at a non-target school, you should go for a MSF>MBA because it makes you stand out more. MSF would probably more marketable than a MPA or MIDSC as well.
- At the same time, I question the value of the accelerated masters period. Will having a masters make me ineligible for applying to top executive MBA programs if a job wants me to have it or if I want a bit more on my resume than a degree from a non-target school?
Anyways guys, input is appreciated. Whether it’s on Clark, or Accelerated Masters, or which of these combinations would you pick?
I’m leaning towards: