I want to complete one last degree as bunch of my friends strongly advised me to complete a Master degree to avoid ....
0) Completed 10th - 2001
1) Completed 3 year diploma course(DCT) - 2004
2) Completed BCA through Distance education - 2007
After completed diploma, I never liked touch any course books. I have completed BCA without any interest, the reason for BCA was IT filters. In India, some IT companies filter(first) the resumes by education background(atleast a degree). Before BCA, it was really a terrible experience to get in interviews.
Now the reason for this Master degree is same as above. In some IT companies, they filter the resumes by checking the candidate has Master degree. This is a curse for Indian developers like me. In foreign, they don't care about education much.
So now I don't have interest to study but I want to complete a Master degree through Distance education. I consider this master degree just as a label on top of a book, that's it.
Here I picked MBA because of the course duration. Basically it's 2 year course & in some places/ways it has only 1 year duration. And I don't want to spend much money on this. I want really a cheapest one. IIRC, my BCA course took 30K to complete(Including exam fees, etc.,)
Or if you have any other suggestion? like some other master degree with less duration(1 year), please throw me the details.
I don't have plan now. And I can't take any courses serious any more, I hate course books because I'm not interested in studies but want to complete one more course .... (Read my 1st message). FYI I bought couple of comics books recently.
Completing MBA with just pass mark is more than enough for me.
If you want to be considered by the big names, you better complete a masters degree. If you've decided to do it anyways, why not spend another year and do the course properly? That way, it will have more value.
A certification like CISSP (or something else like that, with market demand) might add value to your resume. Good luck to you.
After completed BCA, I have applied for MCA but couldn't continue due to few reasons* & now expired. So this time I prefer shortest duration & that's why I choose 1 year MBA. Besides I'm not going to stay on IT for longtime. Surely I'm gonna switch over to some other field. More details later.
*couldn't get leaves for exams & studies on past orgs. Wasted some money on that around 15-20K
if you ask me. it's of no use. i have my BCA and started job. after first two companies no one even asked about my degree. and pay wise also it's in top 25% bracket. How ever if you want to do MBA do a executive MBA from really good institute.
The most difficult part of education in india is to find a one year degree that is not too expensive. For this reason I had to leave my job and travel abroad to complete my Masters. I suggest you compromise on your duration to atleast 1.5/2 years in order to gain MBA with cheaper cost in india because normally MBA through DL is for 3 years.