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    Post Cheapest and the Best MBA in US

    Which one is the cheapest (cost wise) and the best MBA (course wise) in US? It has to be 100% distance learning.

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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Which one is the cheapest (cost wise) and the best MBA (course wise) in US? It has to be 100% distance learning.

    A good option is the Colorado State University MBA , AACSB accreditation and RA.
    Very cost effective. You may find a bit cheaper with no AACSB accreditation.


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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Which one is the cheapest (cost wise) and the best MBA (course wise) in US? It has to be 100% distance learning.
    The cheapest would probably be Amberton University, I think you can do the whole program for about $6,000. The best is very subjective, but I'd say that Duke University would be the most prestigious, at about $80,000.

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    Bruce,

    Do Duke offers online MBA ?

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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Do Duke offers online MBA ?
    Not 100% online, but they do offer a very non-traditional, short residency MBA . I believe the total residency is about 10 weeks throughout the program, but in addition to the high cost, you can imagine the competition for slots in the program.
    http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/admin/gemba/index.html

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    Thanks Bruce for the info.

    It seems like that online MBA costs will eventually come down due to growing competition.

    I was told that Heriot-Watt was compelled to slash their tution to compete with other comparable DL MBAs. Interesting??


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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:

    I was told that Heriot-Watt was compelled to slash their tution to compete with other comparable DL MBAs. Interesting??

    Comparable DL MBA ? You don't mean it. So there other DL MBAs that could compare with Heriot-Watt MBA ? [img] [/img]
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    Ilke wrote:

    "Comparable DL MBA ? You don't mean it. So there other DL MBAs that could compare with Heriot-Watt MBA ? [img] [/img]"

    I don't know whether there are other MBAs that could compare with Heriot-Watt MB?

    From your postings, I understand there are none, right?



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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    I was told that Heriot-Watt was compelled to slash their tution to compete with other comparable DL MBAs. Interesting??
    I wish! HW recently RAISED tuition. Some non-UK distributors might have cut their price a little to better match the UK price, but that's it. Overall, every year the price goes up.

    -A HW MBA Student

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    Actually, I think Duke is up to 95K now.

    Originally posted by Bruce:
    The cheapest would probably be Amberton University, I think you can do the whole program for about $6,000. The best is very subjective, but I'd say that Duke University would be the most prestigious, at about $80,000.

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    Colorado is neither the cheapest nor the best.

    Originally posted by RFValve:

    A good option is the Colorado State University MBA , AACSB accreditation and RA.
    Very cost effective. You may find a bit cheaper with no AACSB accreditation.


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    That is not true. Heriot-Watt was not carefuly with their global pricing and students were arbing the tuition and texts (i.e. a US student could import from Thailand, pay shipping and still undercut the price in the US$). Heriot-Watt implemented a "one-price" policy to equalize it all, which resulted in the price decreasing in some markets.

    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Thanks Bruce for the info.

    It seems like that online MBA costs will eventually come down due to growing competition.

    I was told that Heriot-Watt was compelled to slash their tution to compete with other comparable DL MBAs. Interesting??


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    Actually, based on flexibility, quality and cost you can easily make the argument that HW has no competition.

    Of course these factors are not important to everyone and there are others to consider.

    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Ilke wrote:

    "Comparable DL MBA ? You don't mean it. So there other DL MBAs that could compare with Heriot-Watt MBA ? [img] [/img]"

    I don't know whether there are other MBAs that could compare with Heriot-Watt MB?

    From your postings, I understand there are none, right?


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    Originally posted by Tarbuza:
    Which one is the cheapest (cost wise) and the best MBA (course wise) in US? It has to be 100% distance learning.
    Cheapest, yes, Amberton. Now really, truly available completely at a distance. Admission and course entry fast turnaround. Staff a bit disorganized but homely and heart in right place.

    Cheapest and best course wise, likely Morehead State University's ACBSP accredited 36 hour offering at around $180-$190 per semester hour inclusive of extra $30 per hour internet fee (they should reduce the fee by 30 bucks for internet DL use, not increase it).

    Courses are all web based. Program unconditional entry requires GMAT. Approachable staff, quite well organized program. Administration a bit slow.
    http://www.morehead-st.edu/colleges/...mba/page7.html

    Cheapest and best outside the US may be University of Southern Queensland's offering. MBA total cost is around $5400 (USD ) at current exchange rates. As I remember it, this includes course (unit) texts which are provided via the web, so no book buying. That's a sizable saving. USQ provide the friendliest people and machine interfaces I've experienced as a learner. Lightening fast, simple admission procedures and conditional acceptance/decline. Easy course (Oz-speak = "unit") enrollment procedures. Excellent administrative staff feedback.
    http://www.usqonline.com.au/

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    Originally posted by Lawrie Miller:

    Cheapest and best outside the US may be University of Southern Queensland's offering. MBA total cost is around $5400 (USD ) at current exchange rates. As I remember it, this includes course (unit) texts which are provided via the web, so no book buying. That's a sizable saving.
    This is an extremely good point worth repeating. With text books and support materials often costing in excess of $100 per course, schools that provide these things as a matter of course--like H-W and USQ--represent a dramatic savings to the consumer. To use an analogy, your "drinks" are included in the "cover charge."

    Rich Douglas

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    I just looked at Colorado. Your right it's not cheep, nor quick, 2-4 yrs watching vidios of classes. Looks like they require about 40 credit hours at $448/hr = $18,800!
    Ouch! Add about $4M and you can do Phonex in a year!
    John


    Originally posted by Lewchuk:
    Colorado is neither the cheapest nor the best.


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