MBA v/s Personal MBA .:AND:. MS CS v/s Personal MS CS

As a good school student I used to learn a lot both in school and at home. I never studied properly after 9th grade. I dun know how I managed to pass every grade after that. But as a kid I had dreams of becoming a Doctor as that was the only profession known to me. The Doctor wears a white coat, cures you and makes good respectable money .

After dabbling with Biology in 11nth and 12th grade I could not by-heart or mug-up the various terminologies and jargons about biological terms. I passed 12th grade biology with grace marks. And by then I had made my dreams of being a doctor pass away, as I understood its not my cup of tea.

By then computers and Internet were the buzz words and Bill Gates paid a visit to India and I came to know he is the richest person in the world and has made his money in selling softwares (software licenses). I thought of making a career in Computers and did summer internships in .COM companies. Needless to say both of them could not survive the dot-com bubble bust.

I did join a course in Management and in Computer Applications, but I must say that the campus at both the places laked n everything be it infrastructure, people or pupils. I am happy that I passed out of one :).

Now after 6 years of leaving education at University level, I have the urge to go back and do an MBA or MS in CS. In USA or Canada. I would love to do both, but today I have constraints which do not allow me to do any.

PersonalMBA.com project stands for an MBA education without going to a University and without paying a lot of money. Similarly I can think of an MS in CS without going to a University and without paying a lot of money.

PersonalMBA.com‘s (99 Books) different¬†category¬†of MBA subjects are

  1. Productivity & Effectiveness (7 books)
  2. The Human Mind (4 books)
  3. Communication (5 books)
  4. Influence (4 books)
  5. Decision Making (4 books)
  6. Creativity & Innovation (3 books)
  7. Project Management (2 books)
  8. Opportunity Identification (2 books)
  9. Entrepreneurship (6 books)
  10. Value Creation & Design (4 books)
  11. Marketing (4 books)
  12. Sales (4 books)
  13. Value Delivery (3 books)
  14. Negotiation (3 books)
  15. Management (5 books)
  16. Leadership (5 books)
  17. Finance & Accounting (4 books)
  18. Systems (3 books)
  19. Corporate Skills (3 books)
  20. Corporate Strategy (5 books)
  21. Consulting (2 books)
  22. Personal Finance (6 books)
  23. Personal Development (5 books)

On the same lines if I had to design a course for Personal MS in CS I would do the following:

  1. Programming Paradigms
  2. Algorithms & Data-Structures
  3. Operating Systems
  4. Database Management Systems
  5. Data-mining & Data warehousing
  6. Design Patterns
  7. Web Application Development Technologies
  8. Server Side Scripting Languages & Frameworks
  9. Rich Internet Applications
  10. Networking Technologies & Network Programming
  11. Information Security & Cryptography
  12. Compiler Designs
  13. Artificial Intelligence
  14. Human Computer Interface
  15. ERP, CRM & Project Management
  16. Embedded Systems Design

I am not ready with the language names specifics and the suggested books specifics but I am sure the array of subjects can’t be more than what I have mentioned.

In the coming days I will write more about both PMBA & PMsCs. Stay tuned.

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