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Q: Shall I go get my master degree in business?

You know in China, you need to pass Gaokao to get into a universally recognized university.

Unfortunately when I was in high school, I did not pass the test to get into the college/university.

Then I went to a college which does not require me to pass Gaokao test to get into it but then I have to study hard to pass every course's test oraginized by the China government for getting the college degree.  This college degree is not as good as the college degree from the college/university people get into it through Gaokao, but it is still a college degree admited by the China government.

 

I have a sister who passed Gaokao and get into a repuatble university and get her three year college degree in computer science.  My father laughed at me and insuled me saying that mine is not even a college degree and said my sister's degree is a real college degree. As a father he really should not insult me no matter he admit my degree or not. However I get so painful and deeply hurted now.

 

In China, I am qualified to apply my full time postgraduate study to get my MBA degree in university if I have my college degree admited by China government and have 5 years working experience.

 

I felt so upset now because of my father, I am thinking of taking national test to go study in a reputable university in China to get my master degree in business(MBA). It is like I want to prove it to him that I can get the degree he can admit. Shall I do it? But honestly I kind of feeling that I am too old for that, I am already 33.

 

I have found my own company by age 30 and I have run it for almost 3 years and it is going well and successful but not like super successful yet. As a business founder, I need to put a lot of time and energy into my company for development and I am very passionate about running my own company.

 

 

 

 

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If you think the degree would help you and be a good investment then do it.

If the only reason for doing it is your father, then don't. Put your energy into your business instead.

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If you think the degree would help you and be a good investment then do it.

If the only reason for doing it is your father, then don't. Put your energy into your business instead.

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Don't waste your time or money on a bullshit degree that will prevent you from dedicating your time to your company. And as Stiggs says, if you feel you have to, do it for the right reasons not just to prove a point to your dad.

A degree won't be a magic wand for success. Hard work gets success.

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yeah,,, hard to hear,,, but that is a reflection on your dad,, not on u.  any dad who would insult his daughter that way has some sort of character defect.   I'd just recognize it is/was his flaw,,, and move on.  shame he is ur father,,,, but life hands us sh*t sandwich a lot of times.........   a lot of bread makes it more tolerable.

*for some of u out there,,,'bread' used to mean money in the West.....

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As an American with a master's degree, it has helped in getting jobs, but it did nothing for me to do the jobs.

I have found that quality work experiences is the best education. If you can find someone to mentor you, or you continue educating yourself through various forums (books, internet, etc)that is the best. Also, if you do get your master's degree, make is more specific. A degree in anything generalized just means you understand the basics in various parts of that degree. For example, a degree in Communications means you understand interpersonal, intrapersonal, public relations, journalism, media, and other communications. It does not mean you are specialized. The same goes for a degree in business. You should specialize, for example logistics, international trade, finance, samll business.

As for your father's world, let him live in his world, and you live in your world. At your age, you are old enough to do what you feel is right, without having to please the parents.

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I would agree fully with the people above. If you feel like going back into full or part time education is the best option to benefit you most in the long run, then that would be what I would do. If you would just be doing it to prove your father wrong, then I would say it's not worth it. It's more of a reflection of his attitude unfortunately I would focus on what is best for yourself moving forwards.

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