Hello everyone, how are you?
Glad Ive found the student room am honestly a bit lost with so much information on Mpps, Mpas and Mpa-ids - I would very much appreciate "hearing" your opinion on this topic and my story.
Im starting to prepare myself to apply for top MPP or MPA-ID programs.. probably in 2-3 years from now. But here's the fun, challenging thing:
Ive graduated a couple of years ago in Social Communication - Advertising/Marketing (GPA 8.5 out of 10) and, honestly, had no quantitative background from grad school.
Recently, Ive moved from working with consumer good to working at a 3rd sector foundation - where I work as a project analyst, focused on implementing management courses and consultancy at education secretariats; while also managing impact evaluation of these initiatives.
I do love the job and have been exposed to a lot of economics and public policies contents - which has awaken an honest interest for these areas, and one of the reasons Im seeking a MPP or MPA.
My question: Im considering taking micro, macro, statistic, econometry and math classes to fill the quantitative gap, but how much depth is required? Is it enough to have a good GRE quant and introductory calculus, micro and macro?
Since I still have 2-3 years to go under preparation, I will decide wether to:
1. Take a 2-years-Masters in Economics (tough and complex one);
2. Take independent classes (no diploma) at local University; or
2. Take a 2-years-especialization Economics course - aimed at jornalist, lawyers, where I can have introductory classes in these subjects.
Would very much appreciate having your opinion on my historic and this matter.
Thanks a lot in advance,
...Should I go back to school?