Recently I was in conversation with an economics teacher when he told me a wonderful fact. There is no value of money but why money is important is that it has the exchange value. For example if you had a thousand rupees in your pocket but there is no shop, no one around you to sell food or anything that you wanted to buy. How would you feel? But if you were in a market you would feel like a winner. Similar is the case with Professional Degrees.
Professional degree courses or any degree courses are done for a reason orfor certain requirements. If those requirements are not fulfilled then there is absolutely no use of that degree. There are many students that opt for engineering courses and successfully complete the courses to get their degrees yet they opt for MBA or equivalent management courses.
This is just for the reason that their previous degree could not provide the exchange value that they were looking for. No doubt the degrees make us happy butthe duration depends. For example the students are the happiest people to obtain the degrees and those students when don’t get a job, feel the degree as a waste of their money and time.
There are some people that just go on earning the degrees for their mental satisfaction or mental pleasure (which again is for social status or respect in society). While some professionals earn degrees as they believe it would give them growth in their careers. Degrees are not just for mental satisfaction. Somehow they satisfy the purpose or the requirements.
To conclude the things it may be said that it is not the degrees that make the students happy but the exchange value or the expectation from the degree that makes us happy. Otherwise a fire engineer would never have opted for a computer science course to render his fire engineering degree useless. Or an electronics engineer wouldn’t opt for MBA marketing.