How hard is it to get into a masters program (technology related) at top-tier schools

strokin3strokin3 Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
[FONT=&quot]Hey everyone-[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Been thinking about pursuing a masters degree. I just have a few questions... I'm currently a sys admin. Would a MBA be more beneficial ? Or should I concentrate on a more tech focused masters degree? Does anyone know what GPA is required for schools like Columbia and NYU (trying to stay in NYC) ? I tried looking but I don't see any type of minimum requirements... Assuming its because grad-school admissions are very different than undergrad. I have been working as Desktop Support / SysAdmin for about 3 years now. I currently work at a hedge fund and I am starting a new job in two months at a prestigious quantitative hedge fund. Not sure if that helps... Thanks guys![/FONT]

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  • EANxEANx Member Posts: 1,078 ■■■■■■■■□□
    What do you want to do? An MBA doesn't make sense if you don't want to move into management.
  • strokin3strokin3 Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well I think the goal is to eventually become director of IT / CTO level.
    In general doesn't IT management pay better?
    I always saw the progression in our field as desktop support - > sys admin - > systems/devops/cloud/security engineer - > director of IT - > CTO / CISO
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