Masters Without Bachelors?
BLUF: Will having a Masters degree (in Management) without having a Bachelors hurt my career?
I am an IT professional without a degree and have worked my way up to Associate Vice President at a fortune 500 company. I have over 12 years of management experience at multiple companies and I recently found a program, from an accredited college, that will waive the Bachelors requirement for those with a minimum of 60 college credits (which I have 101) and "equivalent bachelors experience". While I haven't officially been accepted (there are still several hurdles I need to jump through) the Director of Admissions thinks that it won't be a problem if that's what I want to do. Once I complete the program, I will have a Masters of Management without a Bachelor's degree. From those that I have talked to, including several senior managers, they don't think it's a real problem, but my wife thinks it's not really going to help me without getting the undergraduate degree first.