My classes are over! I took my final on Tuesday and I have until January 9, 2012 to enjoy my time off.
I went into the final with a 97% and unless I totally bombed the test I should still end up with a 4.0 for the semester. I finally settled on my classes for next semester after registering and dropping the same few classes several times. I want to go into business accounting and trying to figure out how I can afford to make that career change has occupied my time since November. I have paid for my classes thus far in cash.
I looked into getting another BA, getting an MBA, or just doing an Associates. I already have a BA and an MS, getting an Associates fells a little like going backwards! Given my financial situation and the fact that I will most likely take a pay cut, I couldn’t justify the BA or the MBA at the moment. I am going to continue taking classes toward the Associates and continue looking into the cost/benefit of the MBA. I make good money and have great benefits, BUT, I have nowhere to move and am really unhappy. I would really prefer to have more opportunities and I think the MBA is the way to go.
Unfortunately, I can’t afford it right now.
But, I also can’t afford to stay where I am much longer for my mental health and happiness. If I take at least 24 credits of accounting I can start applying for accounting jobs within the organization, a step in the right direction. Right now I am stuck in my exact position, forever! I am too specialized.