The Johnnies Blog
Are you interested in risk assessment, financial forecasting, and strategic decision-making? If so, get ready to explore the fascinating world of actuarial science. In this Q&A, we talk to St. John's University alum Brandon Alcaide,’19C, ’20GSRM. He is a Senior Actuarial Associate at TIAA, a well-known Fortune 100 financial services company providing extensive financial solutions.
Deciding to pursue a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is a significant career
decision. The decision requires careful thought and consideration. There are many questions to weigh when making this decision; is it better to pursue an M.B.A. right after an undergraduate degree or after a few years of work experience preferred? These are just some considerations to determine when to pursue an M.B.A.
Choosing to pursue an M.B.A. is a great opportunity for career advancement, but it isn’t one to be made lightly. You may need additional flexibility that attending classes in person during the day won’t allow. As digital learning becomes more advanced, colleges and universities are offering online M.B.A. programs to help meet these needs while still providing an excellent education.
As careers focused around the environment continue to grow, you can choose to focus on either environmental science or policy. What are the differences between these two pathways and how do you know which is the right path for you?
Neuroscience is the science behind human thought, emotions and behaviors and involves studying the physical aspects of the brain and central nervous system. Obtaining a master’s in neuroscience can prepare you to eventually go on to earn your Ph.D., but a master’s in neuroscience can also prepare you for careers in research – such as university programs, pharmaceutical companies, or the government – just to name a few. What does it look like to get your master’s in neuroscience? What are the types of courses you’ll take along the way? Let’s explore the curriculum for earning a master’s in neuroscience.
An M.B.A., or a Master of Business Administration, is more than just an advanced degree. It gives you skills that you can strategically use to take your career to new heights.
We often hear about the rising costs of student debt and tuition fees, but fortunately, there are options to fund your graduate program—including a few that don’t require a student loan.
One of the first decisions a prospective M.B.A. student must make is whether they want to pursue their degree full-time or part-time. That decision has a significant impact on not only the time to complete the M.B.A., but also has financial factors that must be considered. Which program is right for you? Short answer: it depends.