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>> No. 7182 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 3:57 pm
7182 Personal development/study options going forward
Hullo britfa.gs been a while. I would be grateful for your bright ideas on how to get ahead in life and career. This is a bit /job/ and /uni/ too but fundamentally it all comes down to investing in myself so thought this board is the most relevant.

I've just finished my 3 year 'graduate programme' with my current employer and I think I have it in me to be good at all this business malarky - I have done stints in the marketing/communications and business development bits of the business and some other bits. However I studied an arts degree and training/development at my current firm is a joke. I want to go back to some kind of school and spend a while getting a firmer grip on how to be a productive manager and general 'doer' at work. I am envious of a housemate who did a full on financial management bachelors, who's now working his way up in a technology firm doing his CIMA.

Going back to uni and doing a Bachelors would seem way too OTT, so I looked at MBA programmes, particularly in the Netherlands (cheap fees and tuition is in English). However, those require you to have a relevant Bachelors, and good practice in statistics/analysis, which I don't. I would be happy to shell out for a short course, even something online, which could help.

I have about £11,000 in savings and legacies from deceased relatives that I can invest in my personal development. If I were to do a full time qualification I'd work part time to help pay bills. With something less full on I'd stick it out with my current employer.

Starting to feel a bit trapped here. Could any of you offer some tips on what kind of services I could turn to for advice, or what you would do in my situation?

Cheers lads.
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>> No. 7183 Anonymous
2nd October 2017
Monday 4:41 pm
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You don't need another degree. After a few years in the workplace professional experience/qualifications count for far more than a degree.

You don't need to do a finance degree in order to work in a finance department and study to be a chartered accountant via CIMA.

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