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    Southern Business School - Namibia

    I'm not in a position to check into this so I figured I'd just throw it out there . . .

    https://southernafrican.news/2016/11...rdable-option/
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    The article refers to the Namibia Qualifications Authority, but their site doesn't list the school as accredited.

    Namibia Qualifications Authority - About Us - Namibian Accredited Institutions

    On the other hand, their list is a year old, so perhaps they're newly accredited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    The article refers to the Namibia Qualifications Authority, but their site doesn't list the school as accredited.

    Namibia Qualifications Authority - About Us - Namibian Accredited Institutions

    On the other hand, their list is a year old, so perhaps they're newly accredited.
    It's a South African School, with an office in Windhoek, Namibia. If and when SBS gets blessed by NAMQA (not excluding the possibility that they're newly accredited), it'll be a part of the Namibian higher education system also. As I understand it, SBS is approved by relevant authorities in South Africa, for example the South African Qualifications Authority, SAQA.
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    I'd suggest it would be more expedient to enrol in the South African parent school. It's fully-accredited (SAQA) and the Namibian $ is on par with the South African Rand. The price is pretty well the same and the school already has full accreditation - no waiting. Best I can determine, you're being offered a 3-year BA in Business Admin. for probably $3K US or a bit more/less. One place I know that can match that - for a fully-accredited degree - is Don Bosco Global U. in India, run by a Roman Catholic religious order.

    Not much money to us - but harder to come by in Africa. Could work for some - depending on reception of 3-year degree. Canada is quite used to them. There is an option for a 4-year equivalent Honours Degree.

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    Sounds like good advice. It wasn't clear to me from sprinting through the article that the programs at the parent school were available through DL. I assume now that is the case. Part of my original interest is simply to chart the proliferation of distance learning in universities around the world which, interestingly, is happening much more in the developing world, the USA and hardly at all in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    It wasn't clear to me from sprinting through the article that the programs at the parent school were available through DL. I assume now that is the case.
    This from an SBS South Africa ad: "SBS is one of South Africa's major accredited providers of higher education distance learning in the field of management."

    There are two Master's programs as well. I haven't priced them out (yet).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet
    Part of my original interest is simply to chart the proliferation of distance learning in universities around the world which, interestingly, is happening much more in the developing world, the USA and hardly at all in Europe.
    I don't know, but that might be different if you search in languages other than English.

    Although many European schools offer English-language programs to attract distance students from beyond their borders, even more schools likely have plenty of courses for their own folks, too. And I've noticed quite an expansion of English language business (distance) programs in English at French schools; e.g Grenoble, Audencia Nantes, Paris-ISM, University Paris Dauphine, etc. etc.

    I can well imagine 80 million Germans, 66 million French, 47 million Spanish, 60 million Italians, 11 million each of Portuguese and Greeks, etc. etc. might be having an explosion of distance education opportunities in their own languages.

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    ...English language business (distance) programs in English...
    Sorry about that. Just missed the 10-minute limit for changes... and BTW Greece has an Open University - and plenty of other Distance ed, opportunities. Here's a page on them.

    http://www.distancelearningportal.co...25/greece.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    I can well imagine...11 million each of Portuguese and Greeks... might be having an explosion of distance education opportunities in their own languages.
    And let's not forget the 200 million (mostly) Portuguese-speakers of Brazil. Over 1.1 million are currently pursuing distance / blended degree courses, says this survey:

    A survey of distance education in Brazil | Tony Bates

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