Master degree worth it?

SAP / Other GGuB80
Mar 11, 2019 6 Comments

I want to get some advice on whether I should pursue a master degree in computer science. I’m currently an analyst with a non-technical background. Some context: I have a non-tech bachelor degree, a MBA, and about 3 yrs experience as a business/data analyst. I have a lot of excel experience inc managing & creating data models & queries in DAX. I have a small amount of sql experience& knowledge & currently am able to extract data from Hana& do very basic sql queries. I want to expand my tech knowledge in a way that will help my salary but also sustainability in this field. Right now I feel my job will be outsourced to interns/international contractors and I want to be prepared if/when that happens. Any advice for next steps?


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TOP 6 Comments
  • Microsoft /More/$$$$
    Leetcode experience > CS degree lmaoo
    Mar 11, 2019 2
    • New / Eng

      New Eng

      To be honest this is actually the best piece of advice here
      Mar 11, 2019
    • Google


      Boeing agrees.
      Mar 11, 2019
  • Workday twerkday69
    Imo the majority of CS knowledge is covered in undergrad, and graduate CS is a lot more specialized. In industry I don’t use a lot of what I learned from my CS masters (maybe use stuff from like 3 classes out of 12)
    Mar 11, 2019 1
    • Amazon / Product

      Amazon Product

      Engineering + Analytics + Tech Entrepreneurship
      OP figure out what these 3 classes are and do an online course. Done deal! I saved you $30k
      Mar 11, 2019
  • Infoblox 2600
    You won't get into a good compsci masters without a bachelors. Can you not try to move up the ranks with the skills you have now and aim for management positions? If you get into the right company you can make a move from BA to prod manager etc.
    Mar 11, 2019 0


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