Best Masters Degree to get or does it even matter?

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Lets say you had a master's degree and were applying to a Major airline for a pilot position, would they even care if you had a masters degree... and if they did, would it matter what it was in?

For example... Masters of Aero Science vs. MBA or non-aviation related

Just curious...

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No, they will not care.
 

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In my experience it doesn't even matter what your undergraduate degree is in, much less a masters. If I did get another degree, it would be a general MBA with no specialty so that I'll have the most latitude to market myself if I ever have to look for a nonflying job. I actually looked into getting an MBA, but I could never justify the cost at this point in my career.
 

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How big are your Ta Ta's? :)
 

pilotyip

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Mba

I left is off my resume when applying for a pilot's position, put it on for a managment position. A Master's in business has been very helpful to me in understanding my personal finance, investing and other economic issues. I got it because it was free and it helped me get promoted in the Navy.
 
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Depends on the airline. Some would rather if you don't - they can treat you crappy and you wouldn't go anywhere.

Others will rather take all pilots with advanced degrees.
And yes, if there are two equal guys with and without - they'd rather take a guy with.
I'd go and get one. As far from aviation as possible.

Good luck!
 

Rez O. Lewshun

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. I got it because it was free and it helped me get promoted in the Navy.

You might have gotten it free but we paid for it.....


A masters degree would invite scrutiny in an interview to see if your ego was inflated....
 

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everyone pays

You might have gotten it free but we paid for it.....


A masters degree would invite scrutiny in an interview to see if your ego was inflated....
Ah! we meet again. Back to the thread, the one flying job I did put my Masters on I was asked asked about my ambitions outside of the cockpit. Why did I want to fly an airplane if I had Master's in Business? BTW A few of my friends paid in a different way. You could have easily, well maybe, recieved the same benefit.
 
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So "Capt. Youdontneedadegree" has a Masters.....:confused:
 
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You might have gotten it free but we paid for it.....


And don't forget you paid for his flight training also.
Nothing is free pal, while you "paid" for this he was out there on watch serving his country putting his A#% on the line for the rest of us, just like the rest of the service members have done and will continue to so. We also paid taxes in the service and pay back in the day didn't hold a candle to what the civilian world made. Sorry for the thread subject change but comments like that spool me up. Thanks for the service YIP.
 

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It won't help you get an airline job BUT....if you get furloughed it would help a lot. When you get furloughed you will like already having it, since you will be short on both time and money then.
 

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Lets say you had a master's degree and were applying to a Major airline for a pilot position, would they even care if you had a masters degree... and if they did, would it matter what it was in?

For example... Masters of Aero Science vs. MBA or non-aviation related

Just curious...

Gracias.
It definitely won't hurt you. An MBA could help in the lean years. I have a Master of Aero Science, which was kinda fun to get but I got into a "Major" before I had it. In this competitive world, anything you can do to differentiate yourself from the heard is a good thing. Since you are in the Navy and they will pay for it, I would go for the MBA, even though your aspirations are the cockpit of a major airline. Just because it is a crooked road we all walk and who knows where you will be in 10-15 years.
 

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It sure cant hurt to get one, this is an extremely competetive industry. It would definitly set somoene above those without one. With thousands of pilots with fat log books due to lack of hiring over the past few years..... its going to take "other" things to set someone above from the rest. When everyone has thousands of hours of pic time... it doesnt mean very much. Cant hurt!

That being said, there are always a VERY few exceptions to the rule that get hired with no pic and no college.... but they are highly connected and its rare.

Having a masters will definitly put you in line ahead of many without one.
 

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You might have gotten it free but we paid for it.....


A masters degree would invite scrutiny in an interview to see if your ego was inflated....
Maybe if the interviewer was insecure about his (her?) own level of education.
 

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It could be argued "why would you even want to be an airline pilot today anyway"

With that said, additional education never hurt anybody. Do it for yourself, not to check that box. That could be a $50,000 box.
 

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where have you been?

So "Capt. Youdontneedadegree" has a Masters.....:confused:
Almost everyone knows that I have a masters. I am not anti college, I have only said it has nothing to do with flying an airplane. Do we want to go there?
 

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An MBA will be beneficial to you outside of flying. Does having an MBA make you a better pilot? Of course not. Could having an MBA on your resume help you obtain a pilot job? Of course it could.
Best of luck.
 
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