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Young Professionals Point of View: Two Roads: MS ChE or MBA?


The protagonist in Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken is confronted with two diverging roads. Forced to make a choice in order to progress forward, they famously choose the road less traveled. Many of us are confronted with such a choice throughout our lives. The point of divergence may come for you, like it did for me, when you realize your undergraduate degree is no longer adequate for achieving your goals. While you could choose from numerous paths, including a master’s degree in a different engineering discipline, most chemical engineers grapple with the choice of pursuing a Master of Science in chemical engineering (MS ChE) or a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

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