I am going back to school to earn a post-masters certificate, because it's free & I need more recent education for my resume. Which concentration should I select?
Which seems like it would be more fun? I picked project management, because projects are interesting and anything to do with finance is...not.
Between those two options I would choose Financial Management bc it has a higher potential in the long run, BUT I can see Project management being easier to get your foot in the door bc companies are hesitant to leave anything involving finance (even analysis) up to anyone that isn't experienced in that field.
If it was me, Id go Finance and know I'm going to have to grind it out a bit before I get that position Im looking for.
Financial Management will suit you better. Project Management better serves engineering types.
Harry is spot on. Go financial if you want to be in accounting fields. I'm in engineering and Project management is very useful.
Project management has numerous non-engineering functions. New product development and launches, strategic footprint planning and execution, and a wide variety of other corporate functions.
Financial management is generally a higher paying career but may be more difficult to enter and advance but once in you may have more varied career opportunities
Financial management seems like their would be a better money to stress ratio to me.
Project management would be my choice. But, that's just based on my interests. I know you'll end up making the choice that's best for you!
We have used about 8-10 in the last 2 years for various assignments.
I don't know enough about either field or about your own strengths to give a helpful opinion. Somebody below talked about talking to a counselor. I think that's a great idea!
I actually always hated financial stuff and accounting until I got my BBA!
Go for Project Management. More variety and opportunities.
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@FATSHADOW I want your opinion.
But I have faith in you.
Best of luck Bama.
Congratulations I think project manager which do you like better?
Why don't you talk to a department advisor at your university, and lay out all your goals and questions. They could probably help sort it out for you.
Not sure...hence the poll 🙂
I have no clue but good for you for pursuing your education! Good luck. 👏
Which one diversifies you more?
These poll results don't look very helpful to you lol
So a certificate is business finance or project management? Do you lead or run projects? Seems to me finance management would be more beneficial.
I think finance and business go together like peas and carrots.
Unless you are going to be responsible for projects I would go with financial management.
I'm hoping they get better! 😂
Currently, I don't, but I would like to work in one of those fields. Due to life stuff, I didn't get to go into something using my MBA when I first earned it, so this is hopefully a way to change that. I am not such which field is more in demand.
My current job title is student records analyst. Other institutions sometimes call it an evaluator. Basically I evaluate transcripts for transfer credit, for basis of admissions, etc.
I can tell you in my business, evaluation of efficiency require analysis of data, budgets and definitely cost analysis. My finance and economic back ground helps with these areas. I have had to hire a couple of specialist in project management to help me understand the language and structure of these groups within the companies who hire us. It gives us a common conduct for the flow of information. Probably why I envy those with project management expertise.
I work for university and they will pay our tuition.
As I told Org, that would be a great idea if our academic advisors had a brain, but they don't and half the time we end up doing their jobs!
I think the PM role has more utility and upward career mobility than that of a FM / analyst.
Oh! Not good ... 😡
I don't know what type of job that you are aiming at?
Not sure...I enjoy analysis jobs, so maybe budget analyst or similar.
My undergrad degrees are in finance and business economics. Now I focus on process efficiencies for service companies. I wish I had more project management technical training. I would recommend that, but really depends on where you want to take it.
With your degree and experience, I would aim for financial program. Predictive analytics will be huge in the years to come. Big data analyzes are just in their infancy.
Sorry BG don't know you but, have faith that you'll make the best decision for you
Great idea, if they had a brain. They don't. 🙂
Yeah, project managers are in demand in Huntsville, but I thought that might not be the case everywhere. Thanks.
Do you coach ever one you like best. What are the two pay differences in each field?
By the way, congratulations. I could be happier for you
Your welcome! Good luck! 🍀
What is this free you are talking about
Personally I would go for the more creative one. As usual I will continue to pray for you.
When I earned the degree, my plan was to be a budget/cost analyst, because I only needed the MBA. I did 18 hours of MIS to teach at the college level. I would love to get my PMC in data analytics, but that isn't one of my free options.
I have a MBA with an emphasis in MIS.
Thanks! Yeah, I decided to ask here to get input from those in the field. I looked at the OOH online & am doing other research, but I knew I could get good info here.