I was reading Gavin’s Economist earlier, not so much reading as flipping through the Courses & Positions offered.
I like to dream that one day, I might be remotely qualified to fill some of those positions, but right now it seems unlikely I’ll ever be qualified to be Senior Gender Policy Advisor P-5 for the food & Agriculture Organization of the UN, or the Director General at the Islamic Research & Training Institute, much less the Chairman of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture for Pakistan.
The courses seem equally unlikely, Executive MBA programs in Paris, a Global Master of Arts at Fletcher, The University of Exeter’s International Summer Program. Exotic locations, travel, 31 weeks pregnant with a toddler at home. Count me out.
Then I came across Master of International Trade Degree (online program) through the University of Saskatchewan.
On a whim, I looked it up, then I wished I hadn’t.
It actually looked pretty interesting, and with it being online, decently doable with two kids underfoot. The some of the classes looked like they might be a little heavy on math, which is admittedly not my strong point, but they didn’t look like they’d require anything as messy and complicated as my astronomy class in college, and I could probably brush up on my abysmal accounting skills at the SRJC.
I sent the link to Gavin who encouraged me to “look into it a little more” at which point I came across the fine print at the bottom:
The tuition for the MIT program is $2,000 per three-credit-unit course, with a total of 27 credit units required to complete the program.
Then I started to wonder what would a stay-at-home mom of two do with a Master of International Trade Degree. I’m still trying to figure it out.