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Old 12-11-2011, 12:41 AM
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Right. Education is worth it for its own sake.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:11 PM
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Did Mette Marit even finish her basic education in Norway? What Norwegians need to complete before they go for a University education. I know in America it is called High School.

I know she has never enrolled in a University course. She has what we would call in America "audited" courses like she did in London and Harvard, but she has never physically enrolled. She goes, maybe does the work, but does not have the ability to get in on her own merits.

This bothers me a little bit. But I am torn. On one had, I applaud her for getting more education. She needs it. But on the other, i would not be afforded the same education b/c I am not a crown princess. I worked hard for my 2 Uni degrees. So it is hard for me to respect her on this point.

I would hope she continues to take courses, but towards a real degree.

I wonder how her education gap effects her marriage to Hakkon? Is he not well educated too? I am not doubting their love, but I imagine that it must be difficult.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:23 PM
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Did Mette Marit even finish her basic education in Norway? What Norwegians need to complete before they go for a University education. I know in America it is called High School.

I know she has never enrolled in a University course. She has what we would call in America "audited" courses like she did in London and Harvard, but she has never physically enrolled. She goes, maybe does the work, but does not have the ability to get in on her own merits.

This bothers me a little bit. But I am torn. On one had, I applaud her for getting more education. She needs it. But on the other, i would not be afforded the same education b/c I am not a crown princess. I worked hard for my 2 Uni degrees. So it is hard for me to respect her on this point.

I would hope she continues to take courses, but towards a real degree.

I wonder how her education gap effects her marriage to Hakkon? Is he not well educated too? I am not doubting their love, but I imagine that it must be difficult.
Haakon has a Bachelors from UC Berkeley and a Masters from LSE as well as attending classes at University of Oslo, so he's not doing too poorly

I believe M-M finished the Norwegian equivalent of high school but as you said the subsequent education has been through auditing so she probably hasn't had to complete any assessment (if the courses were P/F based).

I understand your feelings but M-M is not exactly applying for a job millions of others are as well nor is she taking the place of someone else in the course so her studies haven't been detrimental to someone "more worthy" per se.

As long as she (as every parent should) encourages Marius, Ingrid Alexandra, and Sverre to get as much education as possible when their time comes, I don't see anything wrong and she'll have her own class experiences to tell them
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:25 PM
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I donīt believe that going to school or university necessarily makes you a smarter person-there are a lot of successful artists,entrepreneurs and political leaders who didnīt receive a lot of formal education and still managed to achieve a lot.
I understand that itīs unfair if someone gets a degree with working less than a "normal" student who needs to finish high school and do everything his university expects from them,but itīs better to take a few lessons without attaining a degree than just doing nothing to increase your knowledge and understanding.

.....They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. They are not the same thing. Douglas Yates

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:02 PM
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I think what norwegianne was eluding to is the fact that prior to her marriage she started several higher education programs and always dropped out. Considering that she is financially wealthy and has job security for life only because of marriage and not merit, Norwegian girls are best advised to look elsewhere for a proper role model.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:30 PM
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Thatīs true,in this way she is not a good example & itīs rather disappointing that she doesnīt finish the university course with a degree.At least I hope that she will make sure that her children receive a good education and become disciplined and goal-orientated students so they can be positive role models young norwegians can emulate.More than that it will give them a sense of accomplishment and purpose and make them more confident no matter what kind of career choice they will make when they are older.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:23 AM
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And it was said, she made rarely official programmes because of her study. But if she only audited courses, than I don't understand why didn't she work more... (But I don't understand too, why does she attend so rarely to official programms in general. I think in this year she made maybe 10-15 official programmes?)
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:23 AM
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I personally admire Mette Marit for her aspirations and wish her everything best. She's a wonderful princess and will also be a wonderful queen in the future.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:41 AM
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After four years of study, CP Mette-Marit submitted her master's thesis at the Norwegian School of Management on Monday. If all goes well and the thesis is approved, she will get the title 'Executive Master of Management'.
Lettet Mette-Marit leverte masteroppgave p overtid - nyheter - Dagbladet.no
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Kronprinsesse mette-marit - - Mette-Marit var lettet og glad - Seoghør.no Kongelige
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I'm really glad for Mette-Marit.
Her decision to go back to school, so to speak, was a wise one; it highlights the importance of education and sends the right message to young people.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:54 AM
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Do I understand correct? She finishes her study and get a diplom? As other student at the BI or other university? Than she will be not "less" (low-skilled) than other CPrincess like Maxima or Mary?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:46 AM
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I'm really glad for Mette-Marit.
Her decision to go back to school, so to speak, was a wise one; it highlights the importance of education and sends the right message to young people.
Well said - I completely agree. Mette-Marit can be very proud of herself. One more reason to really like this woman.
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M-M's new degree is an Executive MBA (EMBA), not an MBA. The EMBA programs were developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives (and Princesses), allowing the student to earn a business-related graduate degree in two years or less while working (or Princessing) full time. Participants come from every type and size of organization – profit, nonprofit, government – representing a variety of industries. EMBA students typically have a higher level of work experience, often 10 years or more, compared to other MBA students. You need no high school, undergraduate or vocational training to enter into an eMBA program. The only requirements (at least here in the U.S.) is a sponsor and much convertable currency. The course of study is remedial. Covers math, world history and other set subjects. Then, as the program draws to a close, the students study for the last two weeks in some exotic location (not chosen by the students). I have a friend who has an eMBA from Emory University here in Atlanta. His exotic "study" trip was to Japan. He told me no one fails, just like Sandhurst.

In response to the increasing number of EMBA programs offered, The Executive MBA Council was formed in 1981 to advance executive education.
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Thanks, I understand it now. Than maybe this was the reason, that MM didn't work so hard in this year.
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Mette-Marit gets her master’s : Views and News from Norway
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Well i has not been claimed by the court but the are news on the CP Mette-Marit finishing her Master's degree flying in the air. If that is true I am very happy for her as she deserves it!
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