Hey all,

I'm halfway through the UMass Amherst online MBA program. Enjoying it and doing well. I'm coming a crossroads now and have to decide to specialize or not. Any suggestions? Is this worth the investment (time and $$) and going to open doors in the future?

I am an executive working in the Education business field and hope to do further studies (DBA or PhD). I plan to be in general management (leadership) overseeing businesses internationally for the foreseeable. I would either select the Entrepreneur option or Finance option:

https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/programs/masters/mba/online/focus-areas

https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Documents/focus_areas_web%20%281%29.pdf

https://www.isenberg.umass.edu/sites/default/files/Documents/general%20mba_web%20%281%29.pdf

Pros:
- More learning!
- Won't extend the program (will still finish end of 2018)

Cons:
- Costs an extra 5k USD (my own money)
- More work (6 additional credits)
- Unknown benefit