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what should be my next step?

I am currently interested in taking up my master's degree, the problem is, nobody including me, could tell me where should i take it and what should i take...

I graduated bachelor of science in commerce, majoring in computer applications and information science, San Beda, with a GPA of around 2.25 or something, 1 the highest. I am confident to say that I am one of the best programmers/developers in my batch.

I am currently working as a programmer/analyst for a subsidiary company of the biggest beer making company here in the country. My salary is around 15-20K. I am considered as the lead programmer in my group, DBA, trainor for new hires, occassional team leader. I've learned a few business processes from liquor to swine.

My reason? I feel stagnant, I know I deserve something more, careerwise and financialwise.

by the way, I'm 25 yrs old, single and half chinese half filipino

I hope you guys can give me an idea. Thanks in advance!

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  • hello bedan brother. i dont know if our path crossed each other at san beda. anyway, u.p's admission for mba is already through while at aim, the last examination (entrance exam) will on april 24, saturday. why dont you try la salle if they are still accepting applicants.

    try visiting www.bedista.com if you want to hear updates about our school.
  • IscharamoochieIscharamoochie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    umm, take up philo :D
  • what the! that's today, geez, so much for this year, maybe i'll try next year... :(

    do i have to stop working while taking master's degree, do they give something like weekend classes?

    I was eyeing for MSCS as the right course for me hehehe but i would consider mba since my course in college was under commerce....yun lang nga, i pursued my techie side :)


    yep, I like philosophy but, master's in philosophy? Do I qualify there?
  • LaTtE`MLaTtE`M PEx Rookie ⭐
    Why not take up an MBA?

    Taking up an MBA is the most common "next big step" careerwise, since most job vacancies see an MBA degree holder as more qualified for managerial positions. Since you're already a lead programmer, the most obvious next step up for you is a managerial position and an MBA will help you get that in 2-3 years.

    There are many good schools that offer MBA degrees, foremost (but most expensive, and requires you to stay-in fulltime) is AIM, and then there's DLSU's Graduate School of Business in RCBC Plaza and ADMU's Graduate School of Business in Rockwell. They're not only schools that offer an MBA, but so far they're the best.
  • IscharamoochieIscharamoochie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Originally posted by gaelan
    what the! that's today, geez, so much for this year, maybe i'll try next year... :(

    do i have to stop working while taking master's degree, do they give something like weekend classes?

    I was eyeing for MSCS as the right course for me hehehe but i would consider mba since my course in college was under commerce....yun lang nga, i pursued my techie side :)


    yep, I like philosophy but, master's in philosophy? Do I qualify there?

    oh, i didn't mean you should take the masters program. just read some books; and if possible, sit-in on subjects which interest you... just something to give life more meaning.
  • mac_bolan00mac_bolan00 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    read the communist manifesto and das kapital.
  • sigh...i was aiming to be the coolest and one of the best techie around...but based on experience, management will choose those which pursue management over those who gets the job done(the developers)....it's so unfair...oh well, i guess i have to join those silly managers who knows nothing about the real meaning of work, in order to put some more dough huh...


    i think marx is sissy, i go for nietzsche hehehe...i am the master of my own shadow....cool
  • IscharamoochieIscharamoochie PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    i advise you to read "close to the machine: technophilia and its discontents" by Ellen Ullman. i think you'll enjoy reading it. :D
  • mac:

    Communist Manifesto at Das Kapital lang?

    Bakit walang Mein Kampf?
  • baka hindi niya naintindihan. :shrug:
  • gaelan...

    try looking up MS IT or other CS graduate course under DLSU-PSI... mas related sa field mo... hmm..i think...
  • MBA, i think...

    UP offers night classes, every tues and thurs yata IF you had been working for 3 years or more. Otherwise, sa day classes bagsak mo.

    Medyo mahirap daw makapasok, series of exams and interviews daw and you should have above average grades.

    Katulad mo, di din ako umabot. wala din daw admission ng 2nd sem. Let's try next year! Classmate tayo!
  • MBA, i think...

    UP offers night classes, every tues and thurs yata IF you had been working for 3 years or more. Otherwise, sa day classes bagsak mo.

    Medyo mahirap daw makapasok, series of exams and interviews daw and you should have above average grades.

    Katulad mo, di din ako umabot. wala din daw admission ng 2nd sem. Let's try next year! Classmate tayo!
  • You can take your masters in UP. I believe that they offer the best masters programs.

    If you say that you're the best in your career and that you have enough knowledge from your course in san beda, you can take a masters degree in another field so that you can develop new skills. :)
  • take mscs in ateneo so we can be classmates hehe! but i think exams are over already, not sure though, just check it out on their website.

    btw, i'm also a Bedan alumnus from CAIS dept. :)
  • A masters in philo sounds like an interesting next step.

    You also may want to consider putting up your own business.
  • That depends. When you say "next step", do you consider this as being better in your field of study, or getting more money? If you're like most Pinoys, you'd be going for an MBA, starting your own business, or aiming for managerial positions. If you love your field of study so much, you can take a (probably) slower route but more fullfilling knowledge-wise and take up MSCS. If you are qualified to take up a specialised masters course like MSCS then go for it. Not everyone can take up MSCS, but everyone can do an MBA. Try to build a tree and see which path is more flexible and feasible for you. Again, it really depends on what you want to do in the future. Best of luck to you.
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