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I want a CS degree because my only degree right now is in business management and even the management positions in Silicon Valley require some CS/engineering talent. I feel like I would be a more competitive candidate for job offers if I had some sort of tangible proof that I have technical skills.



A Computer Science degree is not tangible proof that you have 'technical skills'.

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falsestprophet and amorphid are right, and that was the reason I asked you why you want the degree: If you want to be able to build something, start building it. Read tutorials, guides, how tos, blogs, attend meetups and workshops, etc etc. Studying for a CS degree to become a coder is like using a nuclear bomb to kill a mosquito.

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