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PUG has removed some master's degree programs from ExcelTrack
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(03-05-2024, 05:52 AM)PositiveBelgae Wrote: Thanks Walruspanda for the suggestions, I will check them out! I honestly just need this Master to check some marks for Management jobs in Europe.
I don't really think it makes a difference for these companies where I got it, as long as I got it.

Will try some more research myself, so if anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them!

If you are a citizen of the EU, the following might be worth looking into at Metropolia - it's a 1 year program: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/m...technology

Details on tuition and fees: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/g...ition-fees
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(03-05-2024, 05:52 AM)PositiveBelgae Wrote: Thanks Walruspanda for the suggestions, I will check them out! I honestly just need this Master to check some marks for Management jobs in Europe.

Depending on specifically what degree you need, the PUG MBA is (at least for now) available in ExcelTrack and has an IT concentration possible. If you go that route, I'd take the IT courses as early as possible to make sure they're still around in ExcelTrack.
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Another: Central Washington University offers an MS in Information Technology and Administrative Management through their competency-based (“performance-based”) FlexIT Pro modality.
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(03-05-2024, 06:16 AM)jg_nuy Wrote:
(03-05-2024, 05:52 AM)PositiveBelgae Wrote: Thanks Walruspanda for the suggestions, I will check them out! I honestly just need this Master to check some marks for Management jobs in Europe.
I don't really think it makes a difference for these companies where I got it, as long as I got it.

Will try some more research myself, so if anyone else has suggestions I'd love to hear them!

If you are a citizen of the EU, the following might be worth looking into at Metropolia - it's a 1 year program: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/m...technology

Details on tuition and fees: https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/g...ition-fees

Nearly all the Metropolia Masters are at least partially class-based, except the Osteopathy and the Procurement MBA.

https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/masters-degrees
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(03-04-2024, 03:43 PM)PositiveBelgae Wrote: I asked if I'm able to enroll for the Master's excel track since I'm going to graduate before the summer. But I received official response from my student advisor and she shared following:

"The Masters in Information Technology has discontinued the Excel track and they are currently teaching the program out. They are not accepting any applications at this time for the excel track."

So it doesn't seem they're revamping it, but officially cancelling it for now...

It's a real shame, I was very interested in their Masters of Cybersecurity Management, especially as you could count some IT certs for graduate level credit.
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Microsoft: AZ-104 Azure Engineer Associate
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AWS: AWS Solutions Architect Associate
Cisco: CCNAv8

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AWS Certs: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
Google: Cloud Digital Leader
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(03-06-2024, 07:59 AM)BritStudent Wrote:
(03-04-2024, 03:43 PM)PositiveBelgae Wrote: I asked if I'm able to enroll for the Master's excel track since I'm going to graduate before the summer. But I received official response from my student advisor and she shared following:

"The Masters in Information Technology has discontinued the Excel track and they are currently teaching the program out. They are not accepting any applications at this time for the excel track."

So it doesn't seem they're revamping it, but officially cancelling it for now...

It's a real shame, I was very interested in their Masters of Cybersecurity Management, especially as you could count some IT certs for graduate level credit.

I'm in the Cybersecurity Management track now. My class was the last to take it. My advisor has alluded to the fact that it will be brought back with an updated curriculum from Purdue to get rid of some of the old Kaplan classes.

Fingers crossed.
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(03-06-2024, 11:42 AM)fromthedepths Wrote: I'm in the Cybersecurity Management track now. My class was the last to take it. My advisor has alluded to the fact that it will be brought back with an updated curriculum from Purdue to get rid of some of the old Kaplan classes.

That is a real issue, so I'm happy that they seem to be looking at updating the curriculum. I noticed it more with my BSIT classes than MSIT -- maybe a quarter of the modules referred at times to technology that was painfully out of date. For a few of the papers I wrote, I literally started with a statement akin to this: "I have made some changes from the given assignment to reflect the fact that the technology referenced is no longer current." Never any pushback from the professors for my changes; they were quite aware of the issues.

So, if they're temporarily closing the tracks to new students to make legitimate improvements to them, I'm all in favor of that.
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(03-06-2024, 12:12 PM)walruspanda Wrote:
(03-06-2024, 11:42 AM)fromthedepths Wrote: I'm in the Cybersecurity Management track now. My class was the last to take it. My advisor has alluded to the fact that it will be brought back with an updated curriculum from Purdue to get rid of some of the old Kaplan classes.

That is a real issue, so I'm happy that they seem to be looking at updating the curriculum. I noticed it more with my BSIT classes than MSIT -- maybe a quarter of the modules referred at times to technology that was painfully out of date. For a few of the papers I wrote, I literally started with a statement akin to this: "I have made some changes from the given assignment to reflect the fact that the technology referenced is no longer current." Never any pushback from the professors for my changes; they were quite aware of the issues.

So, if they're temporarily closing the tracks to new students to make legitimate improvements to them, I'm all in favor of that.
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Thanks again to you all for all the suggestions, appreciate it all! Will definitely check some of these out, will update the graduate forums when I made a decision.
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