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    Accredited Degree for Prior Work Experience, Dream or Reallity ?

    Hi Guys

    I just need to ask , is an Accredited Degree for work experience exist or not ;)

    I have 10 years of Professional work experience , money is not a matter for me just I want to have a Master Degree :D

    I got my Bachelor before but I can't go to class or even through the online education , I'm busy guy .. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex M View Post
    Hi Guys

    I just need to ask , is an Accredited Degree for work experience exist or not ;)

    I have 10 years of Professional work experience , money is not a matter for me just I want to have a Master Degree :D

    I got my Bachelor before but I can't go to class or even through the online education, I'm busy guy .. :(
    Masters degree are based on new experiences. You could "test out" of a bachelors but not a masters (at least not that I know of).

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    Could you please suggest me an institute which provides Bachelor Degree with Work Experience ? ( so I can get another degree with my work experience )

    Thank you so much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex M View Post
    Could you please suggest me an institute which provides Bachelor Degree with Work Experience ? ( so I can get another degree with my work experience )

    Thank you so much
    You could look at Charter Oak State College, Thomas Edison, and Excelsior (otherwise known as the Big 3 ). You can submit work for portfolio credits or test out by taking equivency tests on subjects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    You could look at Charter Oak State College, Thomas Edison, and Excelsior (otherwise known as the Big 3). You can submit work for portfolio credits or test out by taking equivency tests on subjects.
    For the portfolio approach check out the links provided by Chip in post #4 on this thread:
    Portfolio Assessment Question
    Some prior learning courses at TESC are listed here:
    http://www.tesc.edu/listallc.php?type=PA
    http://www.tesc.edu/4842.php

    Nowadays the portfolio route looks like an expensive proposition ($175 per unit at TESC).

    For a second bachelors degree at one of the big three you would need 30 additional semester units. This assumes that you meet all the other degree requirements and that you meet any of the other requirements.
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    So it's not possible to get a Degree / Certificate with Work Experience ..

    I need something like this :
    (gratuitious plug for fake school removed by moderator)

    But something Accredited ( not Fake Accredited )

    I can pay $10k to get an Accredited Document Like that but I can't go Go University and Study anymore :( , this is the reason I'm looking for such degree

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    Hi Alex - I'm sorry but I messed up the link you provided because we don't like providing advertising for degree mills on this board.

    I'd like to suggest that you visit the following website:

    http://bain4weeks.com/

    You will not find any accredited university to simply give you a degree if you send them your resume (work experience) You actually have to prove that you know all that stuff. Prove it's true, not just claim it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex M View Post
    So it's not possible to get a Degree / Certificate with Work Experience ..
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    Alex,

    But what you might be able to obtain is membership in a professional society. Note that I belong to such a body and I find that gets me as much recognition as my masters degrees. One reason is that employers (or clients) like employees to have membership in a professional organization is that the member has the opportunity to keep his knowledge updated and current by reading journals and attending conferences. Membership also allows for networking amongst peers. You will obtain a membership certificate which often looks good on your office wall.

    In what profession or business area did you obtain your work experience?
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    Well, would 21 Graduate hours count as a Master's of sorts? (Said figure is based on the ACE Recommended credit for the USAF Air Command and Staff College...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orville_third View Post
    Well, would 21 Graduate hours count as a Master's of sorts? (Said figure is based on the ACE Recommended credit for the USAF Air Command and Staff College...)
    Most master's degrees are 30 semester hours of graduate credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orville_third View Post
    Well, would 21 Graduate hours count as a Master's of sorts? (Said figure is based on the ACE Recommended credit for the USAF Air Command and Staff College...)
    It may be that Excelsior would take up to 15 of them towards their 33 semester unit MA in Liberal Studies.
    https://www.excelsior.edu/Excelsior_...iberal_Studies
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    From an educators viewpoint this is an interesting question. The required/desired outcome of a course is utility in the form of a marketable competency or suite of knowledge and/or skills.

    If the cadidiate can already demonstrate the outcome, by whatever means, and preferably by more than one means, have they met the requirements for that unit? How could the examiner be justified in requiring that person to undertake the learning experience/contract for the unit?

    The other side of this argument of course is that this is exactly what degree mill operators argue to grant people complete degrees, and also why many universitied demand that a certain amount of study must be done through them.

    I have just assessed a BBA and MBA graduate of The International University of Missouri. An 8 unit BBA and a 9 unit MBA and this was accepted for residency purposes by both the migration attorney and the Department of Immigration. She said to me that she had done a lot of study but her experience was 'recognised' ... well it wasn't on the transcript! Today I sent her off 3 basic accounting closed book exams to be done over the weekend without any preparation, and under the supervision of a proctor.

    Those of us who have studied and practice in the area of recognition of prior or experential learning will always ensure that the claimed skills DO exist, hence the multiple and varied supporting and independent assessment methods including the element of surprise.

    So, Alex, would you agree to your 'experience' being verified this way? It is quite interesting how many decide that they would rather do the coursework :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orville_third View Post
    Well, would 21 Graduate hours count as a Master's of sorts? (Said figure is based on the ACE Recommended credit for the USAF Air Command and Staff College...)
    No, because ACE recommended still means that a college has to accept them as graduate credits. Before that happens, they are not credits. And unfortunately, you won't find a school that accepts 21 credits into a masters program (if you do, let me know!! ;)). 9 is usually the most for a 30-ish credit program.

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    I have another problem , I live in UAE ( Dubai ), so these options doesn't work for me :(

    I work for Samsung .. , I have a Bachelor in Computer Science :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex M View Post
    I have another problem , I live in UAE ( Dubai ), so these options doesn't work for me :(

    I work for Samsung .. , I have a Bachelor in Computer Science :(
    Hi Alex - you're going to have to help me out. I don't understand why these suggestions won't work if you're in UAE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go_Fishy View Post
    No, because ACE recommended still means that a college has to accept them as graduate credits. Before that happens, they are not credits. And unfortunately, you won't find a school that accepts 21 credits into a masters program (if you do, let me know!! ;)). 9 is usually the most for a 30-ish credit program.

    TESC accepts up to 12 credits for ACE courses evaluated at the graduate level for their MSLS;
    Source: http://www.tesc.edu/2356.php
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