Friday, December 31, 2010

10th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security

Preparing a paper for this conference.  As the new year is upon us my goal is to obtain more scholarly papers and conduct more research than 2010.  Please see below for more information.

The Institute of Cybernetics at the Tallinn 
Universityof Technology,
Tallinn, Estonia
7-8 July 2011












Conference Chair:
Vahur Kotkas, Institute of Cybernetics at 
Tallinn University of 
Technology, TallinnEstonia
Programme Chair:
Rain Ottis, Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence,TallinnEstonia


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 Publication "Applicability of Web 2.0 for Tactical Military Applications” Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media, & Education – Global TIME

I am proud to have received a solo publication for 2011 with the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  Below is a photo of my proceedings acceptance letter.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Complete

I have received final grades for completing my Master of Business Administration (MBA).  I am glad to save I have finished the program with a 3.83 GPA.  At this moment I am simply awaiting my diploma.  God has been good as this year I have been busy working two jobs, publishing, presenting, and being a husband.  Click on diagram to see photo in larger format.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Best Inventions of 2010



Here are some of 2010's biggest (and coolest) breakthroughs in science, technology and the arts.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,672224345001_2030874,00.html#ixzz15ChzyTBB

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Academic Business World International Conference & International Conference on Learning and Administration Proceedings

IIC Academic Conference - Atlanta, GA Video

Video for Intellectbase International Academic Conference

Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC) Atlanta, GA Oct 2010

This event was a well received one in which 10 peer reviewed proceedings were published.  It took a lot of time, money, and energy to ensure we were able to do the impossible this event.   Unfortunately I will be unable to attend the Las Vegas IIC conference however I will send a publication to this event.  I would highly recommend any researcher participate in this conference as they hold many of these a year inside the United States (U.S.), and outside of the U.S. in areas such as Malaysia, China, South Africa, and more.

Click on this link for more information on this organization.

2010 National Urban League (NUL) Centennial Conference 100@100

Over the summer this year I had the pleasure of participating in the 2010 National Urban League (NUL) Centennial Conference in Washington D.C.  This event came to be due to one student asking to speak to a person who had a doctoral degree.  Before they had never had the pleasure of asking someone what does it take to pursue that path.  Thus through a friend I volunteered to participate at this event. If the event is close by I shall definitely speak at this event once again. Below is a copy of the thank you email for volunteering at this event.

Subject: 100 @ 100 - Thank You!
Dear Volunteer Professional,
Thank you so much for your interest and participation in our “A Legacy of Success: The 100 @ 100
Luncheon.” Many of our youth and adult chaperons have expressed their delight with the meaningful and
impactful conversations that took place at their tables. While I am expressing my own gratitude as well as that of the National Urban League for taking the time out of your busy schedules for a wonderful cause, I am also echoing a heartfelt, sincere, and passionate sentiment of appreciation on behalf of our participants; they truly felt touched that so many accomplished professionals wanted to meet them, speak to them, and listen to them.

I would like to remind you that your impact was far reaching in more ways than one. We had youth
representation from every corner of the country, including Florida, Texas, Minnesota, California and even Alaska at our conference. Wherever they were from, we expect that this event will stay with them and impact them well beyond their time in Washington, D.C. Based on the overall success of this event, it is likely we will plan a similar event for our 2011 conference in Boston, MA.

Again, I would like to thank each and every one of you who attended and acknowledge those who
expressed their interest in helping our youth. For anyone interested, we would like to send a small memento of
appreciation and acknowledgement to those who attended as well as to those who RSVP’d and could not make it due to outstanding circumstances. If you are interested, please provide me with your mailing address and I will put together a package for you. Also, feel free in your email to provide any comments about your experience or suggestions that might improve the event in the future.

On behalf of the National Urban League and our NULITES youth from around the country, we applaud
your achievements, thank you for your participation, and wish you the best in your personal and professional
endeavors.

Sincerely,

Jason T. Hendrickson
EYD Fellow
Education and Youth Development
National Urban League

Doctoral Candidate
W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Relationship Between Organizational Theory & Behavior Theory



This reaction paper will exhibit when organizational theories and behavioral theories are not aligned properly, an organization will become unmotivated, chaotic, and misguided.  Through selections of various authors, these theories will be explained more in depth and how they relate to each other.  

Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)



This article examines the emerging need for software assurance.  As defense contractors continue to develop systems for the Department of Defense (DoD) those systems must meet stringent requirements for deployment.  However as over half of the vulnerabilities are found at the application layer organizations must ensure that proper mechanisms are in place to ensure the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the code is maintained. 

Emerging Need of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)



This submission examines the emerging need of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to include the associated roles and responsibilities.  One of the key artificacts associated with the CISO shall be detailed such as the security plan.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Progress

This has been a very rough year.  I honestly do not think I have pushed myself more in my life than this year.  This year I have received multiple peer reviewed publications, peer reviewed proceedings, presentations, and etc.  This year I relocated from Huntsville, AL to Baltimore, MD which has been a major complication in itself as now I must manage two properties.

As far as my MBA studies I currently have a 3.93 Grade Point Average (GPA).  I am currently taking Applied Managerial Economics with Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments left.  The program has taught me a lot and has been very stressful as there are approximately nine assignments for a course which is only 5 1/2 weeks long.  I believe this MBA shall be essential in my future endeavors if they are to remain in industry or go toward academia.  The MBA will allow me to seek other positions of higher levels of management or even leap into other positions far from the engineering tasks I am currently performing.  In academia this would help solidify a position in a School of Business (SOB) or assist in becoming a Program Chair or Dean.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Netanyahu humiliates Obama again - In Depth - Al Jazeera English

Netanyahu humiliates Obama again - In Depth - Al Jazeera English

Bric: The new world order - Empire - Al Jazeera English

Bric: The new world order - Empire - Al Jazeera English

Academic Conference in Atlanta, GA [UPDATE]

Below is a list of all papers that shall be presented and published in the proceedings in Atlanta in which I am an author on.  See listing below:


Conference Proceedings:
  1. Dawson, M., Burrell, D., Rahim, E., & Brewster, S.  (2010) “Secure Software Development Lifecycle” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  2. Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Rahim, E.  (2010) “The Relationship between Organizational Theory & Behavioral Theory” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  3. Dawson, M., Burrell, D., Rahim, E., & Brewster, S.  (2010) “Emerging Need of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  4. Brewster, S., & Dawson, M.  (2010) “The Role of the Program Manager within Software Assurance” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  5. Rahim, E., Burrell, D., & Dawson, M.  (2010) “Nonprofit Employee Professional Development Strategy: An Application for Action Research” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  6. Rahim, E., Burrell, D., & Dawson, M.  (2010) “Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavioral Perspectives: A Programmatic Framework for Further Exploration” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  7. Burrell, D., Rahim, E., Dawson, M., & Grizzell, B. (2010) “An Applied Research Analysis of the Value of Servant Leadership in Modern Government” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12.(PEER REVIEWED)
  8. Burrell, D., Dawson, M. & Rahim, E.  (2010) “Addressing the Growing Shortage of Business School Faculty and Instructor Diversity through Non-Traditional University and Non-Traditional Doctoral Programs” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  9. Finch, A., Burrell, D., Walker, Rahim, E. & Dawson, M.  (2010) “The Contextual Impact of How the Worldwide Economic Crisis Creates a Need for Organizational Learning and Innovative Cultures at Colleges and Universities in the U.S.” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
  10. Burrell, D., Grizzell,B.,  Dawson, M. & Rahim, E.  (2010) “An Evolved Contexts of What MBA Program Curriculum Should Include to Develop Relevant Managerial Competencies in the Generation Y Manager” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART, 12. (PEER REVIEWED)
Conference Presentations:
  1. October 2010. Maurice Dawson, Darrell Burrell, Emad Rahim, and Stephen Brewster. Secure Software Development Lifecycle.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  2. October 2010. Maurice Dawson, Darrell Burrell, and Emad Rahim. The Relationship between Organizational Theory & Behavioral Theory.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  3. October 2010. Maurice Dawson, Darrell Burrell, Emad Rahim, and Stephen Brewster. Emerging Need of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  4. October 2010. Stephen Brewster, and Maurice Dawson. The Role of the Program Manager within Software Assurance.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  5. October 2010. Emad Rahim, Darrell Burrell, and Maurice Dawson. Nonprofit Employee Professional Development Strategy: An Application for Action Research.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  6. October 2010. Emad Rahim, Darrell Burrell, and Maurice Dawson. Emerging Trends in Organizational Behavioral Perspectives: A Programmatic Framework for Further Exploration.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  7. October 2010. Darrell Burrell, Emad Rahim, Maurice Dawson, and Brian Grizzell. An Applied Research Analysis of the Value of Servant Leadership in Modern Government.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  8. October 2010. Darrell Burrell, Maurice Dawson, and Emad Rahim. Addressing the Growing Shortage of Business School Faculty and Instructor Diversity through Non-Traditional University and Non-Traditional Doctoral Programs.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  9. October 2010. Aikyna Finch, Darrell Burrell, Walker, Emad Rahim, and Maurice Dawson. The Contextual Impact of How the Worldwide Economic Crisis Creates a Need for Organizational Learning and Innovative Cultures at Colleges and Universities in the U.S..  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)
  10. October 2010. Darrell Burrell, Brian Grizzell, Maurice Dawson, and Emad Rahim. An Evolved Contexts of What MBA Program Curriculum Should Include to Develop Relevant Managerial Competencies in the Generation Y Manager.  International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching. Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC).  Academic Conference (PEER REVIEWED)

BEST JOBS IN AMERICA: 1. Systems Engineer


Systems EngineerI came across a listing of the top jobs and found out that the Systems Engineer was the best job in America for 2009.  It is rather pleasing as I am currently teaching graduate courses at Morgan State University in Systems Engineering.  Enjoy the read below.

Top 50 rank: 1
Sector: Information Technology
What they do: They're the "big think" managers on large, complex projects, from major transportation networks to military defense programs. They figure out the technical specifications required and coordinate the efforts of lower-level engineers working on specific aspects of the project.

\Why it's great: Demand is soaring for systems engineers, as what was once a niche job in the aerospace and defense industries becomes commonplace among a diverse and expanding universe of employers, from medical device makers to corporations like Xerox and BMW.
Pay can easily hit six figures for top performers, and there's ample opportunity for advancement. But many systems engineers say they most enjoy the creative aspects of the job and seeing projects come to life. "The transit system I work on really makes a tangible difference to people," says Anne O'Neil, chief systems engineer for the New York City Transit Authority.
Drawbacks: Long hours are common; project deadlines can be fierce.
Pre-reqs: An undergrad engineering degree; some jobs might also require certification as a certified systems engineering professional (CSEP).

Photo is of Anne O'Neil, a chief systems engineer at the N.Y.C. Transit Authority, is one of five female senior managers in a department of 1,500.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Panama City Beach, FL Labor Day Vacation Weekend

 After a long year of continuous education, training, and etc. I vacation was greatly needed.  Thus I decided to head to Panama City Beach, FL to enjoy the fruits of hard labor.  This vacation provided the necessary jump start for next month's work in Atlanta, GA which approximately nine peer reviewed proceedings shall be published.  I did try not to work however I worked on MBA coursework and a journal publication which required some editing.  








Wednesday, September 1, 2010

IEGR501: Introduction to Advanced Systems Engineering Second Life Session


These are photos from class on 31 August, 2010.  This was our first session in Second Life in which we discussed development methodologies, systems plannning, proposal process, and more.  Also viewed was a motivational video on the topic of success.  This session was held in Second Life as I was in Huntsville, AL for business.  Second Life allowed the students who were physically in the class at Morgan State University and myself to participate as if I were physically there. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

CTU Video for Chinese Students considering a degree from CTU Colorado Spings

CTU Colorado Springs has a new video concerning their university locations in Colorado Springs and Denver. See Chinese version of the university video below.

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

CTU Colorado Springs has a new video concerning their university locations in Colorado Springs and Denver. Please view video below.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Secrets to Success



IMPORTANT MESSAGE: If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath you will be successful.  You must be able to go without sleep because if you sleep you may miss that one opportunity.

International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART (Volume 10)


Finally I was able to locate the published proceedings from March 2010 Houston Conference.  Please view publication accordingly.

Academic Conference in Atlanta, GA

The Intellectbase International Consortium (IIC) Academic Conference is in Atlanta, GA on the dates of October 14-16, 2010.  Myself and a few others shall be present presenting over seven academic papers.  My topics are related to the following items:  1. Use of Web 2.0 in Military Applications, 2. Software Assurance, 3. IA Project Management, and Cyber Security Plan Development.

The conference provides a great opportunity to network and meet others in the realm of academia.  Since attending these conferences I have been afforded many opportunities that I would not have known about.  This event has helped in my pursuit of moving towards an academic career.  This conference proceedings become published as book chapters which is an added bonus for anyone attending and publishing their material.  During this event I shall serve as a session chair.  This will be my second time serving as a session chair this calendar year.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management (IJPOM)

Dr. Emad Rahim and myself have received another joint publication.

Transitional leadership in the Defense & Aerospace industry for IT program management: A critical analysis for recruiting and developing IT administrator
by Emad Emad, Maurice Maurice 
Abstract: This article proposes a framework to create effective transitional leadership in the defense and aerospace industry. The proposed framework identifies and maps traits and skills of military personnel in a manner that can be tested and validated in accordance with principles of human resource management. Applying this framework would assist hiring managers in their selection of program or project managers from the military in transition to a defense contractor support organization. Employing a research approach embracing a mix of both quantitative and quantitative strategies, the study examined more than 50 respondents to a 34-question survey, focusing on 14 respondents who submitted fully completed surveys. The conceptual framework for this study is derived from investigations conducted by project management practitioners and scholars who have built upon the research of previous research, which studied project development models within various industries. 
Keywords: Program Management, Project Management, Transitional Leadership; Department of Defense, Aerospace Industry, Recruitment, Talent, Human Resource

Monday, August 23, 2010

Engineering Complex Systems and Complex Systems Engineering



This is a great video on engineering complex systems and complex systems engineering. This is truly a great video for systems engineering

The Mysterious Field of Engineering Systems


About the Lecture

One of the nation’s revered technology leaders dispenses anecdotes and wisdom on the slippery subject of engineering systems (or systems engineering). Norm Augustine just can’t get a handle on the discipline: “No one agrees on what it is, or what it does.” After years in industries like Lockheed Martin, Augustine has come up with “Norm’s Rules,” and can at least define ‘system’ as “having two or more elements that interact,” and ‘engineering’ as “creating the means for performing useful functions.” But these definitions don’t get you too far in the real world.

Augustine shows a fuel control system, which some engineers might view as part of a propulsion system. In turn, aeronautical engineers might think of the entire airplane as a system, and transport engineers view aircraft as merely components in systems incorporating airports, highways, shipping lanes. Augustine continues up the ladder until “our system that started as a fuel controller…seems to have the whole universe as a system.” Like Russian Matryoshka dolls, systems can always be embedded within larger systems. Even if you try to simplify a system in terms of just a few objects with a binary, on-off interaction, things can get complex very quickly. Five elements in a system can exist in more than a million possible states. Says Augustine, “A typical earth satellite has nearly one million parts; a 747 over 5 million. How does that make you feel about flying?”

Distinguishing the significant interactions and the important external influences on a system are central to designing and problem solving. And these days, engineers must include politics, public policy and economics as part of their systems. “The trick is to bound the scope of the system so it’s not too large to be analyzed and not too small to be representative.” Doing this right is “why systems engineers should be paid so much.”

Augustine concludes with his “Dirty Dozen” systems engineering traps, which have led to embarrassing bust-ups, monumental failures, and real tragedies. Notable among these: “the ubiquitous interface,” (or absence thereof). He describes how two flight control groups used different metric units and accidentally sent a Mars-bound spacecraft whizzing off into deep space. There’s the “single-point failure,” exemplified by the collapse of a football field-sized satellite dish due to a poorly designed bracket. There’s software, “which like entropy, always increases:” a Mariner spacecraft headed in the wrong direction due to a missing hyphen in 100 thousand lines of code. The problem with most systems ultimately is that they “contain human elements … and humans sometimes do irrational things.”

IEGR501 Intro To Adv Systems Engineering Class Begins Tomorrow at Morgan State University

IEGR501 Intro To Adv Systems Engineering class begins tomorrow at Morgan State University.  This is going to be an exciting class focused only systems engineering.  All coursework and syllabus is finally created.  I am excited about this opportunity teach at such an institution on the graduate level.  I have created an integrated course which has a group project in it as well to include a good amount of literature to review.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART (Volume 11)

Review of Management Innovation and Creativity-RMIC (Volume 3, Issue 6)

Journal of Global Intelligence & Policy-JGIP (Volume 3, Issue 3)

Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning – JISTP (Volume 3, Issue 5)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Colorado Tech Alumni Group

Colorado tech alumni group

This is a group for current students, faculty, or graduates of Colorado Technical University to network.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Academic Achievements Video

I believe I may be addicted to Animoto as it creates wonderful videos.  Please see video below which is newly created.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

DIY UAV Video

Great video on creating your own Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV).  They have created a UAV for uncle $1,000.  This is of interest to me as I work for a defense contractor that builds UAVs.  Now when thinking about the millions in this industry imagine being able to create your own UAV using cheap products.  On the other side imagine if this technology was utilized by criminals to do reconnaissance on potential areas that could be hot spots for police.  This technology would allow the criminals to have more power over the police.  Now when thinking about the negatives imagine if the police themselves had this technology as well.  rather than rushing into danger one could view everything from the sky away from harm.

Homemade UAV for Personal Use

Please view this interesting vehicle for having your own personal Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  this is a great short video to show what technology is available now.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Strayer University Trip to NAVSEA Undersea Warfare Center

Tonight we had two CIS170: Information Systems for Criminal Justice classes in Second Life participating together in a joint learning session.  This event had a small number of individuals present however those who attended were able to understand why this virtual platform was chosen for the method to have class.

The Navy Undersea Warfare Center is not only a place for public information about the US Navy's advanced technical capabilities, but also a sandbox for innovative ideas and concepts about the potential of undersea warfare.  Location is secondlife://USS%20Nautilus/123/80/26

I would like to thank the students who made tonight's class exciting.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doctoral Graduation



This video is photos from my graduation weekend during September 2009.

Doctoral Journey



In this video are photos of my 2007, 2008, and 2009 residencies at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Colorado Technical University.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Second Life Utilization



This video demonstrates the power of Second Life as it has multiple uses for training, education, and leisure.

Academic Conferences



View video on academic conferences held at Houston, TX and Nashville, TN.

CS832 Strategic Plan Sample

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Technology Transfer Project (TTP) at the Executive Leadership Forum

On June 23rd, 2010 I had the pleasure of presenting a Cyber Security presentation to the Technology Transfer Project (TTP) at the Executive Leadership Forum.  Present were Deans, Program Chairs, and many lead faculty within Computer Science, Information Systems, and other Engineering disciplines.  Presented was what the Department of Defense (DoD) is currently doing to include what are the things needed to become a NSA CAE.  This presentation was directed as the universities as they move forward to be more competitive and aid their students in obtaining employment as this field is growing rapidly.

Paper Available for the Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning – JISTP (Volume 3, Issue 5)

IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES IN A EXPANDING MARKET

Author(s): Emad Rahim and Maurice Dawson

This article examines emerging trends in the profession of IT Project Management in a global economy. Within the last decade project management theories and concept have become accepted standards in many organizational industries. The increasingly important role of information technology is undoubtedly the effect of rapid globalization that requires companies to have a larger capacity, timelier and more accurate information management within their decision making system. The IT project management "body of knowledge" has advanced greatly through the collaborative work of project management practitioners, trade associations, training institutions and universities. The expansion and innovation to this "body of knowledge" seems to be contributed by the growing practice of open sourcing by practitioners and educators alike through social network sites, blogs and other media sharing outlets. The future of IT project management may become more of an external operation with more organizations outsourcing their IT program and portfolio departments. This article should provide the framework necessary to further understand the relevance of IT Project Management in the global market and where it is headed.
Keywords: Enterprise Management, Outsource, Open-Source, IT Project Management.

Information Assurance Presentation at University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

During the month of June myself and Ian Redzic had the pleasure of representing our organization at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) headquartered in Largo, MD.  During this presentation we talked about what our organization is looking for and sought after potential recruits.  Every semester going forward we are talking to the students to include potential on site screenings.

May 2010 Intellectbase International Consortium Academic Conference Update

During the Intellectbase International Consortium three papers were actually presented.  This conference proved to be an amazing one where Darrell Burrell and myself spoke.  The following papers below were presented.


1.      Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Rahim, E.. (2010) “Deeper Look into Poor Alignment Between IT and Business Alignment” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART (Volume 11) (PEER REVIEWED)

2.      Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Rahim, E. (2010) “Deep Dive into Understanding the Theory of Military Organization, Military Leadership, Skill Transfer, Aspects of Program Management, and Decision Support Systems” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART  (Volume 11) (PEER REVIEWED)

3.      Dawson, M., Burrell, D., & Rahim, E. (2010) “Framework for Effective Transitional Leadership in Defense & Aerospace” International Handbook of Academic Research and Teaching – IHART (Volume 11) (PEER REVIEWED)


Monday, April 19, 2010

The Difference Between a Doctoral Degree & a PhD | eHow.com

The Difference Between a Doctoral Degree & a PhD | eHow.com

MBA Decision

Recently I have been pondering about a Master of Business Administration (MBA).   I have decided to transfer what hours I can and complete a MBA with Colorado Technical University.  I have only five classes to complete the MBA degree by December 2010.

My goal has always been to be a Chief Information Officer (CIO) at an organization.  Having a terminal degree in Computer Science-Enterprise Information Systems does not show that I have the broad skillset for managing an organization.  Thus I am completing this degree while I am young (27 yrs old) and have the time available.  This quote below was taken from the Manhattan Review:

"Today most business people in management positions have MBAs. While it is possible to achieve success in the business world without an MBA, not having a degree from a top business school can be a severe handicap because so many people continue their education and training. Both the quantitative and qualitative skills taught in MBA programs are qualities that are in high demand in the real business world. If you decide not to pursue an MBA, it is possible that you are making a decision that will hinder your future success in the corporate world."
However in today's market a MBA is not worth what it was in areas such as Wall Street before the economic crash.  But in Defense & Aerospace it will strengthen my background and prep me for my next steps.