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Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:08 AM

I finally finished my Bachelor's Degree and have decided to go for my MBA! :clap:
I will be focused on general management. :punk:
my first two classes are Accounting and Business Communication :bananaman:

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Re: Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

Congrats! Bachelors in.... ?
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:36 AM

Thanks! Game Software Development

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Re: Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:37 AM

Game software development.. and then jumping to an MBA? Interesting... interesting..

How did the degree go for you? Good? bad? Learn a lot? Have cool shiny things to show off?
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:26 AM

Why is it interesting? would you have took a different path? Just curious. I took the MBA because I want to be a Indie developer. The degree was alright my worst subject was calculus. I know I had at least a 3.7 GPA, otherwise I wouldn't have qualified for the scholarship program.
I have learned a lot from ASMx86, compiler design and game engine design to things like C# and game engine scripting, I also learned porting, mobile devices, and many different SDK's.

Shiny things? nope it was a college not a university


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Re: Graduated!

Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

I say interesting because, typically, an MBA is looking to launch someone into a management role, right? Was there a focus on project management in your game dev degree, or was it all programming?
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:42 PM

Odd that you're getting a MBA and going into Indie game dev, unless you're thinking about becoming a manager at a bigger game dev place then creating your own studio after.

Then again, take that with a grain of salt, I'm only going off what I've read.


Also, Congrats!

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Re: Graduated!

Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

I just thought it would be useful in running my own indie development company. After all I would be running a business of my own. Some of the skills needed to do so would include things like accounting and business communication. For example I may need to communicate with other companies in order to sell my games. Something else that I thought would be useful is the ability figure out sales revenue and things like expenses in order to eventually maintain my own servers, since things like bandwidth does cost money. This would eventually allow me to cut out the middle man so to speak. Either way it will still give me a masters degree and the ability collect multiple streams of income.

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Re: Graduated!

Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

Congrats, on both the bachelor degree and the plans for the future. I've got a similar hope for mine. Another 1.5 years or so on school though. Good luck to you!
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:45 PM

View PostToadill, on 24 January 2014 - 12:48 PM, said:

I just thought it would be useful in running my own indie development company. After all I would be running a business of my own. Some of the skills needed to do so would include things like accounting and business communication. For example I may need to communicate with other companies in order to sell my games. Something else that I thought would be useful is the ability figure out sales revenue and things like expenses in order to eventually maintain my own servers, since things like bandwidth does cost money. This would eventually allow me to cut out the middle man so to speak. Either way it will still give me a masters degree and the ability collect multiple streams of income.


Why not get a non technical co-founder to do this kind of thing? Doing both sides is very time consuming and the business side may get in the way of your development time. Just a thought. But hey, congrats on graduating!
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:48 AM

I appreciate the insight! Although I have already started the MBA. If not anything else it still gives me more opportunity.
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Re: Graduated!

Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:28 AM

Congratulations!!!!

I'm still in my first year and I'm already so stressed out...I don't know how I'm going to make it another 3 years!!!
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