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Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Kockane(m): 5:55pm On Jun 21, 2015
Hello everyone,

Please I need your advise. I'm at wits end as to how to successfully combine my career as a banker, which takes almost all of my time, with pursuit of a master's degree.


I am 27, a graduate of Anatomy, 2.2 from a Federal University, with about 2 years banking experience. I recently got promoted to the level of an Assistant Banking Officer (ABO) in one of the top Banks in the country. Take home pay is about 330k/month so I'm fairly comfortable. I'm still single and ain't looking to marry within the next two-three years so I believe I have time to wrap up my masters degree before taking the big step.


I'm looking to further my education, concurrently with my work, no passion for the sciences anymore, so I'm looking at an MBA. I've heard a lot of talk about online programs but I've come to realise they are either overly expensive or the cheap ones have little or no recognition in the labour market. I've tried the distance learning in one of the universities in the southeast but couldn't keep up due to time constraint, had to drop out cuz I missed a couple of tests and exams. I've also considered the National Open Uni but honestly speaking, I'd rather pursue my dreams at an institution with more pedigree (no offense intended).


Pls, I'd appreciate if there are any MBA programs that are cheap and flexible for working class individuals like myself based in Abuja who have a tight schedule. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by uboma(m): 7:08pm On Jun 21, 2015
▲▲▲ Its doable bro. I have friends in the banking sector who have completed their MBA programmes and some are still on it.

Since you are in Abuja, why not consider running a part time Masters programme at the University of Abuja though i think there pg forms is no longer on sale. You should find out.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Adesiji77: 9:13pm On Jun 21, 2015
You have written a "mini-biography" here bro...is this a subtle advert? cheesy

On a serious note, I think it is very possible. Did my MBA on a part-time basis too.

Uboma has spoken well...act on his recommendation.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Kockane(m): 11:09pm On Jun 21, 2015
uboma:
▲▲▲ Its doable bro. I have friends in the banking sector who have completed their MBA programmes and some are still on it.

Since you are in Abuja, why not consider running a part time Masters programme at the University of Abuja though i think there pg forms is no longer on sale. You should find out.

Thanks a lot sir. I'd make my enquiries.
Adesiji77:
You have written a "mini-biography" here bro...is this a subtle advert? cheesy
On a serious note, I think it is very possible. Did my MBA on a part-time basis too.
Uboma has spoken well...act on his recommendation.

Lol @ mini-biography. Just trying to give a clear pic of my circumstance so I can get tailor-made advices as wat works for Mr A might not be applicable to Mr B.

Thx all d same, I'd put ur suggestion into advisement.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Olucheye(m): 11:15pm On Jun 21, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by exemen: 1:17pm On Jun 22, 2015
BRO..... MAKE I YARN U THE TRUTH .............. TIME WAIT FOR NOBODY.......... ALSO U HAVE TO BE WISE.............. THINK VERY WELL BEFORE U TAKE ANY STEPS............... ALSO..... SEEKING ADVISE HERE WILL NOT HELP U.............. because YOU KNW UR SELF BETTER THAN WE DO..........SO THINK WISE.........

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by barry40: 1:18pm On Jun 22, 2015
It's actually difficult but it's do-able. First of all, I will like you to discuss the matter with your boss in the office and solicit for his support. I believe each organization has policy on staff training and development. See how you can align your goal with that of your establishment. With the new promotion, the bank will definitely expect more from you. So, this is not the time to lag behind in your work schedules. Possibly, if you can postpone the Masters degree till the time your organization can allow you. Delay does not mean denial. But I am talking about the reality of things now. You can also re-arrange your priority. You can consider going into marriage as two good head are always better than one. If you have a good wife, you will discover that some of the things that take your time can be handled by your wife.
You are very ambitious and I like you for that. But please, do the right thing at the right time so that the ones that are already good will not be jeopardized. Prioritization and right timing will make a difference. Wishing the best!

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by wisefizz(m): 1:18pm On Jun 22, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by kay29000(m): 1:18pm On Jun 22, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Precious91(m): 1:19pm On Jun 22, 2015
Abuja ooo
See the feasibility of it first.Try to look for people who have thread such path in Abuja before and let them help you.Enjoy.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Mcsammy4u(m): 1:20pm On Jun 22, 2015
I'm coming wait cheesy cool tongue
Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Mnewton(m): 1:22pm On Jun 22, 2015
you can do it....it must not be full time, just pick a pg form from an institution closest to you e.g uniabuja,bingham,ksu,fut minna even if possible national open university ......choose part time lectures by weekends only.i believe you can cope...all the best brother...

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by lafex: 1:22pm On Jun 22, 2015
Its highly possible if u have ur ride. I have a bro that did part time master in ABU as a banker in Abuja but I will advice u to try Nasarawa state university cos its a bit closer to Abuja.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Kufie(m): 1:25pm On Jun 22, 2015
Very tenable. Just manage your time wisely.
Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Willie2015: 1:25pm On Jun 22, 2015
You can join Nasarawa State University, Keffi. I got friends doing their MBA in the school and also working in Abuja.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by LordMecuzy(m): 1:26pm On Jun 22, 2015
I work in Abj and I do my MBA in University of Agriculture Makurdi, I come for only exams... The MBA coordinator is a nice man

No carry over so far Bro, By August I will be tru with my coursework

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by naijathings(m): 1:27pm On Jun 22, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by exemen: 1:27pm On Jun 22, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Nobody: 1:27pm On Jun 22, 2015
the only thing I saw is ABO earning 330k/mth
Abi is ABO no more the level after ET? embarassed
What do BOs and SBOs now earn in that your bank? Guy fear God ooo grin
We are interested in that your bank o.
Make everybody submit application there.



Anyway, so many people have combined both and are still combining it.
The trick is getting a school close to your residence, someone would give you notes and assignments. If you have developed a good relationship with your boss, granting you permission to write exams wouldn't be a hard nut to crack.

You might not gain the necessary knowledge, you would just have a 'Masters'. wink

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Tellnig: 1:28pm On Jun 22, 2015
I don't know!
Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by G12(m): 1:29pm On Jun 22, 2015
OP, I thank God for your life. God wen do ur own go do my own too.
Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by hyelhira: 1:31pm On Jun 22, 2015
If you are doing the MBA for the sole purpose of acquiring knowledge, please do it at LBS or a good foreign school online. Either of these options will be 'expensive' but you will get value for money. However, if you are just doing it for the certificate (e.g. for promotion at work), any of the cheap options will do. Moreover, you will be surprised that the educational quality of the Open University programmes is better than what is obtainable most conventional schools in Nigeria.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Nobody: 1:31pm On Jun 22, 2015
[size=20]what has the advice you seek here got to do with you telling us how much you earn and when you are to get married?? Nawa for kids of nowadays kiss[/size]

Quoote me at your own peril

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by dustydee: 1:31pm On Jun 22, 2015
Kockane:
Hello everyone,

Please I need your advise. I'm at wits end as to how to successfully combine my career as a banker, which takes almost all of my time, with pursuit of a master's degree.


I am 27, a graduate of Anatomy, 2.2 from a Federal University, with about 2 years banking experience. I recently got promoted to the level of an Assistant Banking Officer (ABO) in one of the top Banks in the country. Take home pay is about 330k/month so I'm fairly comfortable. I'm still single and ain't looking to marry within the next two-three years so I believe I have time to wrap up my masters degree before taking the big step.


I'm looking to further my education, concurrently with my work, no passion for the sciences anymore, so I'm looking at an MBA. I've heard a lot of talk about online programs but I've come to realise they are either overly expensive or the cheap ones have little or no recognition in the labour market. I've tried the distance learning in one of the universities in the southeast but couldn't keep up due to time constraint, had to drop out cuz I missed a couple of tests and exams. I've also considered the National Open Uni but honestly speaking, I'd rather pursue my dreams at an institution with more pedigree (no offense intended).


Pls, I'd appreciate if there are any MBA programs that are cheap and flexible for working class individuals like myself based in Abuja who have a tight schedule. Thanks everyone.
You can try Nasarawa state university.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Spells(m): 1:32pm On Jun 22, 2015
First u must say bye bye to sleep cos deres plenty of sleep when one is dead... Secondly u must be hard working and prayerful, then ure good to go.

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by Ayima: 1:34pm On Jun 22, 2015
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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by deucelaw: 1:34pm On Jun 22, 2015
Abuja is a good place to live apart from high cost of living...But doing your masters in University of Abuja is what i cannot recommend...they are so disorganized and can get u frustrated...you can look at adjoining states like Nasarrawa State University or ABU, Zaria if you dont mind..

#my10cents

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Re: Banking Career + Masters Pursuit In Abuja, How Tenable? by blood1(f): 1:35pm On Jun 22, 2015
Which area of Banking? Marketing? TROPS? ICU? Operations? Whatever! It's doable! Masters, PGD, professional Examinations... Then PHD. Get on with it! I did my masters regular, but luckily enough, my lectures were Fridays and Saturdays. I did a PG program, which was mostly weekends and in between I dealt with CIBN which is still ongoing. Now, it's PHD. It has been exceptionally tough, but it's doable. Trust me.

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