Still struggling on whether I should take my Honours in Sociology. There’s a Deanery Connection session coming up soon, next week, with Prof Brenda Yeoh and I guess I should really take up the opportunity to clear the air about my problem with S/U-ing those 2 wretched modules I took in Year 1 Sem 1. If I manage to get help I’m real lucky, because a 2nd Upper Honours will be quite within reach, although the earliest I can graduate will be the end of next year. Dread.
Then I remembered Eileen saying that all Arts students should take an Honours. Which makes sense because it’s a general degree and having an Honours would of course look better on our CVs – that we’re at least more specialized in a particular field. But what about people like me who will most likely never step into the public sector? From what I heard, Honours or without in the private sector hardly makes a significant difference to our salaries or even job prospects.
It used to be the case whereby my heart says – graduate ASAP so that I can venture into what I really want – starting my own business or pursuing a career in Fashion, but my mind tells me that it doesn’t hurt to spend another year doing Honours. What’s more, once I earned it, it’ll always be under my name.
But now I’ve begun to entertain thoughts of taking up an MBA in the near future – because business is my primary interest and it will definitely help in developing my dreams and ambitions…
From what Eric has told me and my own research, it will require for INSEAD, as an example,
- prior job experience (of about 2 years),
- a GMAT test score
- proficiency in English.
- letters of recommendation, generally a good CV
So far INSEAD and Manchester Business School’s MBA programmes look really promising.
Manchester’s Full-time MBA runs for 18 months and is comparable to a two-year MBA in the US or Europe.
WOW, I can’t wait already – perhaps it’s really what I’m looking for…