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    Ted Heiks is offline Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe C. Abala View Post
    My DETC MBA from Columbia Southern University got my feet into the US soil, landed a good paying job in a telecom company, then currently with a 6-digit annual income after taxes in a power generation company. Not bad at all.
    Congratulations! Welcome to the MBA Club!
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    I appreciate the different approach of this thread to add valuable end-result content to the somewhat circular talking points on the subject. Master of Business Administration and Doctorate of Business Administration degree varieties and content and the nationally verses regionally accredited program debate are areas I have looked deeply into. My favorite first-hand knowledge success story is not about me but a colleague that obtained a DETC doctorate specializing in organizational behavior and leadership. Her credential and knowledge she gained while attaining it helped her achieve and do well in the position of a call-center branch General Manager marking her debut into the $100,000+ pay club.

    I believe the accrediting bodies and schools are doing their part and it is also up to the students to do well with their DETC educations and blaze the trail forward for non-traditional education paths. Success stories are the good "proof" many are looking for.

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    Anyone else have any new DETC success stories since the last post on here back in Sept? I dearly LOVE my RA school, and I wouldn't change it if you paid me to. But a tiny part of me is still sad that a NA degree would not yield the results FOR ME that I know a RA degree will. One of the really unique things about DETC schools is you can get a really diverse education with classes, and majors, that you simply cannot find elsewhere. I still drool over a few of the DETC programs that are out there, but as I stated, I'm happy where I am. But perhaps someday, when the time, personal circumstances, and money are right, I can go back and get a DETC degree from one of the better known and respected schools out there in a really interesting subject. Now THAT is something I would love. And if it provided me some utility, so much the better!!!
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    As a former "nay sayer" of DETC programs I have changed my tune.

    I am a graduate student at Columbia Southern University and it's great! Theprogram is accepted 100% by my employer (the federal government) and willafford me the opportunity to advance into the executive ranks.

    How I bought in: others in my field told me this was a great program. Afterseveral months of hearing this and looking for a grad program I signed up withCSU. However, I had no idea how much I would enjoy and learn from it - again Iwas a DETC nay sayer.

    Also, as I alluded to in other posts my opinion of DETC programs was anuneducated one, basically I went off of what other nay-says said here andelsewhere.

    I am very happy this thread was posted. It gives other schools theopportunity to be freely represented in a positive light.
    To sum things up, this graduate degree will do everything I need it to doand much more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by recruiting View Post
    I am a graduate student at Columbia Southern University and it's great! Theprogram is accepted 100% by my employer (the federal government) and willafford me the opportunity to advance into the executive ranks.
    I know three persons who have earned the MBA from CSU : one serves in administration at a major hospital; one in city management; the other in law enforcement . All speak highly of the CSU program. I actually served as a proctor for two of them to take final exams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recruiting View Post
    To sum things up, this graduate degree will do everything I need it to doand (sic) much more!
    To further sum things up, you're not alone. Congratulations.

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    [recruiting;435745][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]As a former "nay sayer" of DETC programs I have changed my tune. [SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]I am a graduate student at Columbia Southern University and it's great! Theprogram is accepted 100% by my employer (the federal government) and willafford me the opportunity to advance into the executive ranks. [SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]How I bought in: others in my field told me this was a great program. Afterseveral months of hearing this and looking for a grad program I signed up withCSU. However, I had no idea how much I would enjoy and learn from it - again Iwas a DETC nay sayer.[SIZE][FONT]

    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Also, as I alluded to in other posts my opinion of DETC programs was anuneducated one, basically I went off of what other nay-says said here andelsewhere.[SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]I am very happy this thread was posted. It gives other schools theopportunity to be freely represented in a positive light. [SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]To sum things up, this graduate degree will do everything I need it to doand much more![SIZE][FONT]
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][SIZE][FONT][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3] [SIZE][FONT]
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    ^^^ Some strange things happened with the formatting in your post. I just erased the "/" in all of the formatting to reveal the technical flub. I wonder if it was a web browser incompatibility issue?

    Anyway, I hear nothing but good things about Columbia Southern University, and this is yet another example.

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    ^^^ Some strange things happened with the formatting in your post. I just erased the "/" in all of the formatting to reveal the technical flub. I wonder if it was a web browser incompatibility issue?
    I think it's supposed to do that if you want to specify a font.

    Look! This is a flyer for the PTA Bake Sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    I think it's supposed to do that if you want to specify a font.

    Look! This is a flyer for the PTA Bake Sale!

    ...for example.
    Normally, yes. But I figured there might be a technical issue since there were all kinds of word spacing issues with words jumbled together in addition to the font change, and recruiting never posts like that.

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    if you look at the text of your post (55) LearningAddict, you'll find that all seven examples of words joined together were there - before and after your modification.

    Obviously no biggie - just looks like someone typing in a hurry. No "technical issue" at all.

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    Now I'm thinking it might have been a cut and paste from another program like Word or something. Sometimes when you cut and paste from Word into a forum like this, there can be some spacing/formatting issues.

    But yes, no big deal, just curious.

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    I am going to a DETC accredited college. I was recently accepted into a RA college that said they would only accept a bachelors degree from a RA school for entrance into a masters program. I had to go to the Dean of the College and present my case. My acceptance is contingent upon my degree being conferred. I attend Columbia Southern University. The college is pursuing regional accreditation, but I can't get any good information as to when this is supposed to go through.

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    I am going to a DETC accredited college. I was recently accepted into a RA college that said they would only accept a bachelors degree from a RA school for entrance into a masters program. I had to go to the Dean of the College and present my case. My acceptance is contingent upon my degree being conferred. I attend Columbia Southern University. The college is pursuing regional accreditation, but I can't get any good information as to when this is supposed to go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anngrifffin777 View Post
    I am going to a DETC accredited college. I was recently accepted into a RA college that said they would only accept a bachelors degree from a RA school for entrance into a masters program. I had to go to the Dean of the College and present my case. My acceptance is contingent upon my degree being conferred. I attend Columbia Southern University. The college is pursuing regional accreditation, but I can't get any good information as to when this is supposed to go through.

    Ann.
    So, if I understand you correctly, you're going to be accepted based upon having a degree from Columbia Southern in its current state, not after it (someday, perhaps) becomes regionally accredited?

    If so, I have two reactions. First, congratulations. Second, thank you for (once again) demonstrating that so much of what we talk about is subject to individual situations and negotiations. It's a distinction sometimes lost on folks: that we can make general statements about the lessened utility of degrees from nationally accredited schools, while at the same time see, read, and hear about many success stories where such degrees weren't a problem at all. Both are true.

    Again, congratulations. And welcome.

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    I think the world in general tends to pre-judge people's ability based on their educational background--and the perceived quality of it based on institutional reputation--without considering that those choices typically occur as a matter of specific circumstance, and don't directly confirm or discredit a persons level of skill.

    I love to see people challenging the negative side of the model and giving it a good 'ol spanking.

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