Inspired by a surprising moment, today’s show is all about the value offered by that advanced degree, both from a traditional institution and by a for-profit diploma mill. It asks the question: Is that 100K Masters and PhD really worth it even if it comes from a place that hands them out as long as you can pay the bill?

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  1. So very true / buying a degree does not typically follow the path of study , research , collaboration with peers , etc. I have seen individuals good at leading people or organizations not eligible for certain positions because they lacked a PH.D and lack of time to invest in a “real” program of educational study . The individual was drawn to the pay for hire degree as a means to achieving a position they were already qualified for and perhaps already performing . Others were drawn to the degrees after not being able to find a job — unfortunately the result was a lot of debt and still no job and defaulting on student loans etc .

    I earned my MBA one or two classes at a time at a traditional University (Campbell) and paid as I registered for each class . I found the benefits tremendous and learned far more than in my undergraduate years . The value for me was significant personally ; although I later choose a career in service which didn’t require this level of education , I never felt I had wasted my time .



    1. It’s great to hear from you. I’m always shocked when people I know, or honestly people I don’t know, read / listen to my stuff. Thank you!



      1. Elaine Blackman October 11, 2021 at 4:40 pm

        Mike , I often listen to your podcasts and find them informative . Hope everyone is well. Elaine


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