Last Wednesday, the application for the integrated Master’s of Information Systems Management program opened. This program is open to all Information Students. If accepted, only one extra year will be needed to graduate with both your bachelor’s and Masters in Information Systems Management.
This program is a wonderful opportunity for students to get their master’s degree in a quick and affordable manner. I plan to apply to the program this march.
Although I plan to apply, the question that rattles through my head is whether I want to do the program. Inarguably, it is a good choice. However, my alternative is also a good choice.
I can graduate this December with my Bachelor’s in Information Systems. After graduation, I can work full-time and begin to earn a salary that will be used as a “nest egg” to support me and my husband as he pursues his dream of getting his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. If I stay to get my master’s degree, he will be delayed almost two years and I will not have the opportunity to exercise my degree in the professional field.
What should I do?
Though my heart wishes to follow my husband and start a family, my head cannot justify letting this opportunity to graduate with my master’s degree pass me by.
The answer will remain unanswered until I am accepted into the program and have thoroughly weighed the pros and cons.