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    What is the most affordable mba aacsb or regional(preferably in california)no gmat

    Hi degreeinfo,
    what is the most affordable MBA to start in the fall, I would like to have the program in California
    Have over 13 years tech experience need an mba added on, own my own small consulting firm

    thanks

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    I believe it will be hard to find any aacsb school that waives the GMAT. If you're in CA, I would say that the CSU system would have the most affordable options. CSU Dominguez Hills has an online MBA : CSU Online MBA. There is a GMAT requirement but they say that the minimum scoring requirement is a 450. The top GMAT score is 800 so you could get a 450 without ever studying for the test. The program is also regionally and aacsb accredited . Tuition is $440/unit with 30 units required for completion, so it's not *super* cheap, but it's a pretty good deal. I'm sure some other members will list even more options in CA.
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    Also, Cal State Monterey Bay has an online EMBA program with no GMAT: California State University Online Executive MBA Program | Online Graduate Degree Program. It's obviously regionally accredited but I don't know about AACSB. I'm not sure about tuition either, but since it's EMBA, I'm sure it'll be more than a regular MBA .
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    Cal State Monterey Bay has an online EMBA program with no GMAT ... It's obviously regionally accredited but I don't know about AACSB.
    CSUMB does not have AACSB accreditation. It's certainly possible that they might get it the future -- most of the other schools in the Cal State University system have it -- but there is no timetable that I am aware of.

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    This is of interest to me as well. I wouldn't mind finding an instate MBA /master's < $20000, and it seems only National U (not AACSB, but does have IACBE) would fill that bill at the moment. I'd prefer not to have to sit the GRE/GMAT, but depending on how the calendar works out I could squeeze in a month or so worth of prep if I had to.

    Aren't executive MBAs viewed differently than regular MBAs? Will these degrees suffice for online adjunct teaching ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petedude View Post
    This is of interest to me as well. I wouldn't mind finding an instate MBA /master's < $20000, and it seems only National U (not AACSB, but does have IACBE) would fill that bill at the moment. I'd prefer not to have to sit the GRE/GMAT, but depending on how the calendar works out I could squeeze in a month or so worth of prep if I had to.

    Aren't executive MBAs viewed differently than regular MBAs? Will these degrees suffice for online adjunct teaching?
    No MBA is going to suffice for adjuncting unless you take the proper electives to give you a total of 18 grad credits in one functional area. An MBA is a generalist degree, it reaches across disciplines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTiger00 View Post
    No MBA is going to suffice for adjuncting unless you take the proper electives to give you a total of 18 grad credits in one functional area. An MBA is a generalist degree, it reaches across disciplines.
    Thanks-- that answers a fair number of questions for me.

    I saw an intriguing program listed a few days ago from an RA school-- Master of Business Ethics (with an emphasis on compliance issues). I take it finding adjunct positions with this degree would be difficult as there are so few programs of this nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTiger00 View Post
    No MBA is going to suffice for adjuncting unless you take the proper electives to give you a total of 18 grad credits in one functional area. An MBA is a generalist degree, it reaches across disciplines.
    I recommend getting an MBA with a concentration in...something. The other option is an MBA plus a graduate certificate in something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbalady View Post
    Hi degreeinfo,
    what is the most affordable MBA to start in the fall, I would like to have the program in California
    Have over 13 years tech experience need an mba added on, own my own small consulting firm

    thanks
    Most all AACSB business schools will officially require the GMAT; however though not California based, the programs below are online AACSB EMBA /MBA programs w/published GMAT Waiver Policies:

    Washington State University online EMBA: GMAT may be waived for qualified candidates (e.g., “If you have a current GRE score, we can evaluate the score for possible replacement of the GMAT.").
    Executive MBA Program - Online Executive MBA Program - Washington State University

    University of Wyoming online EMBA: "The GMAT is required if the applicant does not have 5 years of managerial experience in a professional work environment."
    UW: Executive MBA Program (Online) Requirements

    University of Houston-Victoria: online Global MBA or Strategic MBA
    Welcome to the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration, offering the AACSB-accredited Strategic MBA Online, Globa MBA Online, and Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Online

    Welcome to the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration, offering the AACSB-accredited Strategic MBA Online, Globa MBA Online, and Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Online

    Texas A&M-Commerce will waive the GMAT for the online MBA or EMBA if UGPA is at least 3.0.
    Texas A&M University-Commerce: MBA

    Marist College: Students who already have a Master's Degree from an accredited institution are not required to take the GMAT exam.
    Online MBA Program- Earn Your MBA Degree Online at Marist College

    Colorado State University online MBA GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy:
    You may petition for a waiver to the GMAT/GRE if you have:
    At least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in accredited undergraduate work (3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits is acceptable)
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    At least eight years of full-time professional work experience that shows a progression in responsibility
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    Completed a graduate degree.
    Online MBA - Application Process - Admission Criteria

    Rochester Institute of Technology (Sanders) online EMBA: “A waiver is available based on your professional contributions and experience.”
    RIT Online Executive MBA Program

    Georgia Southern University online MBA : GMAT waiver (e.g., if the applicant possesses a graduate degree).
    Georgia Southern University

    Henley School of Management-University of Reading (UK) (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA): Flexible Learning MBA (hybrid) (seemingly the GMAT isn’t required for admission); a top tier B-School.
    The Henley MBA by Flexible Learning -Flexible Learning MBA - Henley - Flexible Learning MBA Courses - University of Reading

    Durham Business School-Durham University (UK) (AACSB, EQUIS, AMAB): Global MBA (seemingly the GMAT isn’t required for admission).
    Global Learning Centre : The Global MBA - Durham University
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    Two more AACSB online MBA (s):

    Texas Southern University online EMBA: “The GMAT score is not required for admission to the online Executive MBA program.”
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    Prairie View A&M University online MBA : “You can be provisionally admitted without a GMAT score (but you must take the GMAT after completing 12 semester credit hours or the equivalent of four online MBA courses).”
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrox79 View Post
    Also, Cal State Monterey Bay has an online EMBA program with no GMAT: California State University Online Executive MBA Program | Online Graduate Degree Program. It's obviously regionally accredited but I don't know about AACSB. I'm not sure about tuition either, but since it's EMBA, I'm sure it'll be more than a regular MBA.
    I spoke to them a while ago. It is $50K.

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    This is of interest to me as well. I wouldn't mind finding an instate MBA /master's < $20000, and it seems only National U (not AACSB, but does have IACBE) would fill that bill at the moment. I'd prefer not to have to sit the GRE/GMAT, but depending on how the calendar works out I could squeeze in a month or so worth of prep if I had to.
    The CSU -Dominguez Hills online MBA , which was mentioned in post #2 above, is also < $20,000. If you have a bachelor's degree in business, the MBA is 30 units @ $440/unit, or $13,200. If your bachelor's was in an unrelated field, then you might need up to four additional two-unit "bridge" courses, at $880 each.

    CSU -DH is one of the few CSUs that lacks AACSB accreditation, but it does have ACBSP. The GMAT is required for admission, but the acceptable minimum score is relatively low, as noted above.

    In terms of cost and name recognition, the CSU -DH MBA program seems competitive with the one at National University.

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    ULM's Gateway to Online Degrees (GOLD): The Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Applicants must:

    (1) Meet all of the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

    (2) Submit a satisfactory Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam score (Minimum of 450 GMAT or GRE equivalent).

    The College of Business will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for ULM undergraduate students majoring in traditional business programs who graduate with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2. This entry option is contingent upon ULM business graduates beginning their MBA classes within two years of receiving their BBA degree.


    I think the degree is under $10K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    ULM's Gateway to Online Degrees (GOLD): The Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Applicants must:

    (1) Meet all of the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

    (2) Submit a satisfactory Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam score (Minimum of 450 GMAT or GRE equivalent).

    The College of Business will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for ULM undergraduate students majoring in traditional business programs who graduate with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2. This entry option is contingent upon ULM business graduates beginning their MBA classes within two years of receiving their BBA degree.


    I think the degree is under $10K.
    ULM probably has one of the lower priced online AACSB MBA offerings available because online students pay the same tuition rate as Louisiana residents.
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    ULM probably has one of the lower priced online AACSB MBA offerings available because online students pay the same tuition rate as Louisiana residents.
    Can you please tell me where you found this? I looked the other day and disregarded their program because of the non-resident fee listed here;

    http://www.ulm.edu/controller/sas/fallfees2011.pdf

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    The least expensive AACSB MBA that I am aware of is Jacksonville State University. Last I checked, the tuition was just under $10k

    Regionally accredited, it depends on ENMU (ACBSP accredited). Eastern New Mexico University allows (allowed?) out-of-state students to pay in-state tuition for up to six credits per semester, but some sources mention that they have increased their fees for out-of-state students even though the website itself still says $180.5/credit. Hmm... it might be a good idea to send someone an email over there and see.

    Other than that, there is the $250 x 30 credit = $7500 MBA from Wayne State College and the $235 x 36 credit = $8640 MBA from Amberton University

    http://www.amberton.edu/Degrees/Grad...L_BUSINESS.pdf
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    I didn't check the information for the GMAT, but some schools waive the requirement for those who have high undergraduate GPAs.
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