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    Bellevue University MBA

    Hello. Has anyone recently been through the Bellevue University MBA program? I am wondering if they still require 2 proctored exams per class.

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    I developed--and subsequently taught--a course in their Strategic MBA program. I also taught in the PhD program. Totally different approach. I hadn't heard of the proctored exams--the manpower necessary in a DL program would be immense.

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    We have seen situations where the requirements for one course are not mirrored exactly by other courses and can change form one instructor to the next and from one time to the next. I've seen nothing on the site that indicates this is a requirement for all courses (or even for any courses) and yet it might be a requirement for some courses. But others not. Or maybe yes. Or maybe no. Easy come, easy go. Little high little low. Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me, to me.

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    They have mainly online quizzes, I undertook couple of exams as well but they were online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    I developed--and subsequently taught--a course in their Strategic MBA program. I also taught in the PhD program. Totally different approach. I hadn't heard of the proctored exams--the manpower necessary in a DL program would be immense.
    Would you recommend Bellevue to students looking at Graduate programs?
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    Thank you for the replies. I am attending there now for my Bachelors and am trying to decide if I'll stay or pursue an MBA elsewhere. Plymouth State University is another consideration where I can get it done under a year. Not sure how long the Bellevue MBA takes to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    I developed--and subsequently taught--a course in their Strategic MBA program. I also taught in the PhD program. Totally different approach. I hadn't heard of the proctored exams--the manpower necessary in a DL program would be immense.
    Schools usually outsource proctoring to companies such as Examity, Kryterion, and ProctorU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TelcoJoez View Post
    Thank you for the replies. I am attending there now for my Bachelors and am trying to decide if I'll stay or pursue an MBA elsewhere. Plymouth State University is another consideration where I can get it done under a year. Not sure how long the Bellevue MBA takes to complete.
    This is just a general principle, but unless you are extremely loyal to a particular school, my recommendation has traditionally been to pursue a master's degree at someplace other than where you earned your bachelor's - it results in a more diverse resumé. But make it a school that you can at least visit once, even if only to buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt; that way you can say that you went there instead of couching the language because you've never seen the place in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Levicoff View Post
    This is just a general principle, but unless you are extremely loyal to a particular school, my recommendation has traditionally been to pursue a master's degree at someplace other than where you earned your bachelor's - it results in a more diverse resumé.
    Good advice for people with little or no work experience, but not as important for more experienced workers. But it's also good practice for enhancing your learning and other related experiences.

    But make it a school that you can at least visit once, even if only to buy a t-shirt or sweatshirt; that way you can say that you went there instead of couching the language because you've never seen the place in person.
    Because, you know, you certainly couldn't buy a shirt on that internet thing.

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    When people ask where you "went" to college they aren't directly addressing your former physical presence on the campus. They're asking where you took classes/graduated from.

    In a pre-DL, or pre-common DL, world it wasn't really possible to have a degree from Stanford unless you graced the campus with your presence. Now it is possible to earn a degree from many of these schools without even being in the same country.

    When people ask where I "went" to college I do tend to answer "The University of Scranton ." That's because I connect "the college experience" with Scranton . I've played frisbee on the quad (there's only one). I studied at a small cafe just off campus. There is a sushi place one street over from the College of Professional Studies where the philosophy department would host free sushi and philosophy discussions once a month. I remember how I used to insist on studying in the same section of the library because it was furthest away from the noise of the computer lab and the coffee stand. I had an experience there and, even if I hadn't walked away with an associates degree that would still be my "college experience."

    Where I earned my bachelor's from is a different story. I've visited the CTU campus. I got a tour. It's a building. No place to play frisbee. But, had I physically attended class there, I would have similar memories. The bar where we all went after exams. The place where study groups would meet etc.

    I'm not saying it's wrong to visit the campus, buy a T-shirt and say "Yeah, I went to X University." I just don't think it is necessary. I don't think a person who says they "went" to Phoenix is lying. They are answering the spirit of the question. In many ways they are answering it more appropriately than I do. But I also typically save my response for non-work situations. If a person is reminiscing about college days and asks where I "went" then I say Scranton . We can swap stories. Great fun.

    That I eventually earned a degree from CTU doesn't take away from where I "went." But if a person lacks that experience entirely (i.e. if I had never physically attended college) then the online, satellite campus, correspondence experience is their college experience. Not worse. Just different.

    So, who went where? It depends on the person. For me, it was Scranton for the reasons cited above. For the first generation student who earned their degree in their 50's while working full time they might very well identify their "online school" as the place they "went," albeit remotely, to realize a dream.

    And if a prospective employer was going to get caught up on the semantics of the question "Where did you go to college?" that would be a major red flag that this might be a toxic work environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    Because, you know, you certainly couldn't buy a shirt on that internet thing.
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    The government could probably recoup some money if they sold the shirts as souvenirs. I'd probably buy one. It's a spiffy looking T-Shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    The government could probably recoup some money if they sold the shirts as souvenirs. I'd probably buy one. It's a spiffy looking T-Shirt.
    Heckuva conversation piece, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuhaus View Post
    When people ask where you "went" to college they aren't directly addressing your former physical presence on the campus. They're asking where you took classes/graduated from.

    In a pre-DL, or pre-common DL, world it wasn't really possible to have a degree from Stanford unless you graced the campus with your presence. Now it is possible to earn a degree from many of these schools without even being in the same country.

    When people ask where I "went" to college I do tend to answer "The University of Scranton ." That's because I connect "the college experience" with Scranton . I've played frisbee on the quad (there's only one). I studied at a small cafe just off campus. There is a sushi place one street over from the College of Professional Studies where the philosophy department would host free sushi and philosophy discussions once a month. I remember how I used to insist on studying in the same section of the library because it was furthest away from the noise of the computer lab and the coffee stand. I had an experience there and, even if I hadn't walked away with an associates degree that would still be my "college experience."

    Where I earned my bachelor's from is a different story. I've visited the CTU campus. I got a tour. It's a building. No place to play frisbee. But, had I physically attended class there, I would have similar memories. The bar where we all went after exams. The place where study groups would meet etc.

    I'm not saying it's wrong to visit the campus, buy a T-shirt and say "Yeah, I went to X University." I just don't think it is necessary. I don't think a person who says they "went" to Phoenix is lying. They are answering the spirit of the question. In many ways they are answering it more appropriately than I do. But I also typically save my response for non-work situations. If a person is reminiscing about college days and asks where I "went" then I say Scranton . We can swap stories. Great fun.

    That I eventually earned a degree from CTU doesn't take away from where I "went." But if a person lacks that experience entirely (i.e. if I had never physically attended college) then the online, satellite campus, correspondence experience is their college experience. Not worse. Just different.

    So, who went where? It depends on the person. For me, it was Scranton for the reasons cited above. For the first generation student who earned their degree in their 50's while working full time they might very well identify their "online school" as the place they "went," albeit remotely, to realize a dream.

    And if a prospective employer was going to get caught up on the semantics of the question "Where did you go to college?" that would be a major red flag that this might be a toxic work environment.
    I agree with everything you said. I think the expectation that one spent a significant amount of time in the place where one's degree-granting university is located is fading away with greater acceptance of, and opportunity for, distance learning.

    My degrees come from schools in Albany NY, San Diego CA, Cincinnati OH, and Leicester UK. I'm from San Diego, but spent very little time in the others. It's never come up in conversation, except for Leicester....and then only in a curious manner. "Did you do it online?" they ask. I tell them no, that I did it by research. That ends it every time--they don't want to hear about that!

    Levicoff and I agree that residential periods--even short ones--are a valuable part of the doctoral process. But I feel it has no bearing on the acceptability of your degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Douglas View Post
    Heckuva conversation piece, too.
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