Hello Manager-Tools Community,
Should I consider attending university and getting a degree with a major in business?
I am currently 31 and living in Perth, Western Australia. I have worked for the same company for 7 years going from a work experience position and working my way up to team leader of our small help desk team (3 people).
I have a diploma of Network Engineering from a trade college (TAFE). This took 2.5 years and is not a degree from a university.
Recently I replaced my boss as IT Manager while she was on extended leave (3 Months). I have decided I want to move into a management role and have the opportunity to take over from her permanently as IT Manager next year. She is taking a lateral step sideways into a newly created position to allow me to expand while remaining at the company.
I want to continue my way up in management. I would like to become a director or VP of IT for a large company one day.
I have read Wendii's advice on MBAs. Thank you. But I have not seen anything relevant to not having a university degree at all.
Most jobs for director or higher on job boards don't mention a university degree. I am afraid that is because it is assumed that you have one.
Should I invest time and money now in getting a degree?
Thank you in advance for your responses and help with this decision.