MBA level/transferable courses while injured?

Hey Monkeys,

Update: It appears NYUSCPS is best in terms of still being able to sign up for spring term, etc. Not transferrable credit wise though.

My last post discussed my situation a bit, basically I had surgery due to a spine injury skiing, thought I'd be healed by January but I'm not, and its very possible it could be months longer before I'm healed.

Due to this, I am curious as to what options are available in regards to taking graduate level classes. I haven't done much research - and without the GMAT obviously I wont be in doing a semester as an MBA student. Do you guys have any suggestions for what (accredited or respected) options I have?

I want to take the class for:
a. learning
b. no dead space in my resume (even though I have good reason)
c. prevention of going crazy

I'm lucky enough that finances aren't a huge limitation. Interests lie within derivatives, equity financial analysis, financial engineering, and possibly a cryptocurrency course.

I'm aware of all the free resources available online, but drive is something that I'm lacking a bit given my predicament - and the stress of actual classes will fix that easily. Ideally I'd like to take one (possible two) in person courses in NYC.

Located in NYC

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Dec 28, 2017
SeekingAlphaMale:

Hey Monkeys,

My last post discussed my situation a bit, basically I had surgery due to a spine injury skiing, thought I'd be healed by January but I'm not, and its very possible it could be months longer before I'm healed.

Due to this, I am curious as to what options are available in regards to taking graduate level classes. I haven't done much research - and without the GMAT obviously I wont be in doing a semester as an MBA student. Do you guys have any suggestions for what (accredited or respected) options I have?

I want to take the class for:
a. learning
b. no dead space in my resume (even though I have good reason)
c. prevention of going crazy

I'm lucky enough that finances aren't a huge limitation. Interests lie within derivatives, equity financial analysis, financial engineering, and possibly a cryptocurrency course.

I'm aware of all the free resources available online, but drive is something that I'm lacking a bit given my predicament - and the stress of actual classes will fix that easily. Ideally I'd like to take one (possible two) in person courses in NYC.

Located in NYC

You could probably take grad school classes if you get a signed approval from the dean. These classes will be for a non-degree student and you'll have to talk to the school if they would transfer to the program (I'm not sure). But, they might pique the interest of employers for them knowing that you had the initiative to keep pushing and learning and excelling.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 29, 2017

Thank you. I'm going to reach out to NYU tomorrow, as it is close to my apartment and doable. They seem to have one program that might work (admissions closed for spring but a conversation or alum connection might help).

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Dec 29, 2017
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