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Fort Hayes - Masters in Liberal Arts - Global Management
#1
Hi all,

Curious about your thoughts regarding this program.

For someone like me - with a career in HR (stuck at the "Mid-Career Professional" level, trying to move into Management), a nearly completed BA in Psychology, and as someone who looks at Finance and Accounting coursework as if it's written in another language, would this be a viable "compromise" option?

Or would it be viewed, in the absence of an MBA, as essentially worthless for improving my career in HR?

https://www.fhsu.edu/mls/conc/Global-Man...index.html

Thanks!
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - TESU (pending conferral)
120/120 units complete

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Anticipated Completion Date: 3/31/2019

Master of Human Resource Management - CSU Global
Start Date: 7/1/2019
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#2
Not worthless, but what if it makes the difference between getting a job or not? I think they would see it as being below all the MBA degrees. If you feel like you can stand out from the candidates in other ways, this could be fine. I looked at the courses. Interesting degree.
Working on second TESU degree. Graduate in June?
First Masters complete.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
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#3
Thanks!

The coursework was interesting to me as well.

I'm genuinely concerned about my intellectual capacity when it comes to an MBA program. I didn't pass a statistics class until my 7th try, for example. And I've tried digging into Finance and Accounting classes at Study.com, and couldn't even comprehend the basics.

At a certain point, I may come to the conclusion that getting an MBA is beyond my reach (no shame in knowing your limits, I reckon). If that's going to happen, I think I'd rather pursue this and take my chances, then have no graduate degree at all.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - TESU (pending conferral)
120/120 units complete

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
Anticipated Completion Date: 3/31/2019

Master of Human Resource Management - CSU Global
Start Date: 7/1/2019
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#4
Yeah, I would definitely go for it in that case. It's nice you have this option.
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First Masters complete.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
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#5
You're already an established professional, so it's not as big a deal for you to get another business-type degree rather than an MBA. However, don't HR managers have to develop budgets, and perhaps also work with some financial ratios?

EDIT: I see quite a few courses that would be of great relevance to an HR specialist. I say go for it- your work experience is your trump card anyway.
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#6
I think other degrees would be fine. HR is kind of it's own little world in Business, not quite so "business-y" as the rest. You should really look at HR jobs (the kind you want) to see what they ask for. Also, ask some of the HR managers at your company what their degrees are in. You will find many don't have Business degrees, and many don't have Master's degrees.

I will say this though: if your Bachelor's degree isn't in business, then your Master's should be (at least a little). One or the other should have some sort of business focus. This degree should fit the bill.
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#7
My thanks to you all!

Since posting this a few hours ago, I received a job offer as a Sr. Benefits Analyst for a large healthcare organization - which is basically my dream job in HR at this stage of my career. It's not management, but it's a big step up for me - less administrative, and more strategic. Never quite believed it would happen, but here we are! Smile

That crystallizes some things for me now. At my age, and knowing my strengths and weaknesses, it's very likely that I'll only ever go one step higher than this - to a Benefits Manager. So I'm going to plan the rest of my education around that.

Because this position is going to be more strategic and project-based, my new post-undergrad plan is to seek either the CEBS or CBP Benefit Certification, and a PMP Certification. From there, I'll continue to look at this program from Fort Hays, and I'll also keep Patten's MBA-HR in mind. I'll also ask my new Manager and Director for their thoughts as well at the appropriate time(s).

In the span of just a few short hours, my life and some of my plans going forward have all shifted dramatically!! Smile
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - TESU (pending conferral)
120/120 units complete

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
Anticipated Completion Date: 3/31/2019

Master of Human Resource Management - CSU Global
Start Date: 7/1/2019
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(05-04-2018, 06:46 PM)Nodaclu Wrote: My thanks to you all!

Since posting this a few hours ago, I received a job offer as a Sr. Benefits Analyst for a large healthcare organization - which is basically my dream job in HR at this stage of my career. It's not management, but it's a big step up for me - less administrative, and more strategic. Never quite believed it would happen, but here we are! Smile

That crystallizes some things for me now. At my age, and knowing my strengths and weaknesses, it's very likely that I'll only ever go one step higher than this - to a Benefits Manager. So I'm going to plan the rest of my education around that.

Because this position is going to be more strategic and project-based, my new post-undergrad plan is to seek either the CEBS or CBP Benefit Certification, and a PMP Certification. From there, I'll continue to look at this program from Fort Hays, and I'll also keep Patten's MBA-HR in mind. I'll also ask my new Manager and Director for their thoughts as well at the appropriate time(s).

In the span of just a few short hours, my life and some of my plans going forward have all shifted dramatically!! Smile

Congrats on the new job, but don't think that you're limited on where you can go from there!  A degree is a major factor in moving up, and you'll have that soon enough.  Think big!
TESU BSBA in HR, 2018
WVNCC BOG AAS,
 2017
GGU Cert in Management, 2000

EXAMS: TECEP Tech Writg, Engl Comp 2, LA Math, Public Rel, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int Alg, Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
B&M COURSESPalomar CollMission Coll, Golden Gate Univ, San Jose State Univ
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#9
Congrats!

Out of curiosity, have you thought about getting a Masters in HR or something like Organizational Leadership/Development?
Working towards: TESU, BSBA-HR (90/120 units complete, goal to graduate in 2019).

Completed: B&M CC: 67 units applied Study.com: Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Computing, International Business, Library Science (15 units) Davar: Organizational Behavior (3 units) TESU: Cornerstone (1 unit) Free Courses: Institutes: Ethics (2 units), Sophia: Conflict Resolution, Leading Teams (2 units)

Currently Working On: Study.com: Org Theory, Leading Organizational Change, Managerial Accounting, Davar: Corp Communication
Courses Left To Go: Study.com (Finance, Employment Law, Microeconomics), Aleks or SDC (Statistics, College Algebra), TESU Capstone
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#10
(05-05-2018, 02:13 AM)Muldoon Wrote: Congrats!

Out of curiosity, have you thought about getting a Masters in HR or something like Organizational Leadership/Development?

Definitely! I just haven't been able to find many low-cost, fully online MS-HR grad programs.
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology - TESU (pending conferral)
120/120 units complete

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
Anticipated Completion Date: 3/31/2019

Master of Human Resource Management - CSU Global
Start Date: 7/1/2019
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