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Which major to pick [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 06:56
GMAT 680, applied to only one school - Kelley PT (because employer pays 100% tuition), accepted.
Deep IT background (15 years now).

Now the question - I have three choices for majoring : Supply Management, Stategic Management or Finance.

I will be 41 when I graduate. If I pick Finance, do I have a good shot at a career switch this late? Any other inputs on making the choice welcome...
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Re: Which major to pick [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 18:17
from what i've read, changing careers out of a part time gig is going to be extremely tough, especially given your age. i'd try to focus on one of the other 2 concentrations.

out of curiosity, what part of finance were you hoping to break into? i'd imagine with your expertise, adding an MBA would make you a good bet for a consulting gig as opposed to a finance one. in that case, maybe the strategic management concentration might make more sense. just my thoughts though

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Re: Which major to pick [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 09:03
strategic mgmt would be ideal for your profile imo.

i don't see why you'd even want to get into finance with the type of high stress lifestyle they have. i certainly don't want to be working 90 hr weeks in my 40's. the pay really isn't worth it at that point.

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