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    Quote Originally Posted by sanantone View Post
    There are very few that are that cheap. But, I still think it's better to attend the older, regionally accredited schools...
    At the risk of letting this become another "cheap MBA " thread, there used to be four other RA schools - not yet mentioned here - that stood out in the "reasonable" cost lineup: Chadron, Ft. Hays State, Wayne State and Amberton. I'm assuming they're now probably around five times the cost of University of the People - but that's still reasonable for a RA school. And maybe try Eastern New Mexico U. as well, though I'm not sure.

    Just a suggestion - a few more places to look, if RA is absolutely necessary, though I gather SweetiePie feels that NA schools are OK.

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    Just a suggestion - a few more places to look, if RA is absolutely necessary, though I gather SweetiePie feels that NA schools are OK for her.

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    Which do you think is better and why? An RA or NA school?

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    Just looked up Eastern New Mexico University. Out of State, enrolled in 7 or more credits: over $500 per credit hour. Taking it slower, 6 credits or less? Around $259 + $17 / credit online fee. Now that's more like it. Distance MBA page here: Online Master of Business Administration MBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetiePie View Post
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    Just a suggestion - a few more places to look, if RA is absolutely necessary, though I gather SweetiePie feels that NA schools are OK for her.

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    Which do you think is better and why? An RA or NA school?[/QUOTE]

    An RA school will have more utility.
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetiePie
    Which do you think is better and why? An RA or NA school?
    (1) In short, Abner is right - and he holds both kinds of degree, so that matters.
    (2) What I think doesn't matter, but here goes:

    It all depends where and what you want the degree for. Some employers require degrees to be from RA schools. Some even require an MBA to have additional programmatic accreditation - AACSB specifically for some, ACBSP etc. OK for others. Some employers accept RA with/without the extra program accreditation - or NA, which doesn't (ever) carry the extras. What you need, in that case, depends on where you want to work.

    Another limitation of NA degrees is that they have less acceptance for further education . The higher you go, the more difficulty you'll encounter. For instance, with an NA MBA , you might have quite a search for an RA school willing to admit you to a DBA program. A few RA schools might - if they felt your chances of success appeared good. They might well admit you provisionally and require you to do some extra courses with them first. Others won't consider the NA degree sufficient to admit you.

    Some people are "RA or the Highway," maintaining that a NA degree is no good whatsoever. Others say that it should be treated just like a RA degree. I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. It's an old, old debate - but I think NA has gained more acceptance in the last ten or fifteen years. There's still a fairly big gap, though - but more ways around it than there used to be. Like Abner says - RA (still) has more utility.

    Try to make sure that any degree you undertake will take you where you want to go after graduation.

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    I will add a few minor points. If you are at the end point of your career, or otherwise happy in your current position then an NA may suffice. NA becomes an issue moving up the ladder by seeking alternate employment, or seeking higher education beyond your NA degree from quality institutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    (1) In short, Abner is right - and he holds both kinds of degree, so that matters.
    (2) What I think doesn't matter, but here goes:

    It all depends where and what you want the degree for. Some employers require degrees to be from RA schools. Some even require an MBA to have additional programmatic accreditation - AACSB specifically for some, ACBSP etc. OK for others. Some employers accept RA with/without the extra program accreditation - or NA, which doesn't (ever) carry the extras. What you need, in that case, depends on where you want to work.

    Another limitation of NA degrees is that they have less acceptance for further education . The higher you go, the more difficulty you'll encounter. For instance, with an NA MBA , you might have quite a search for an RA school willing to admit you to a DBA program. A few RA schools might - if they felt your chances of success appeared good. They might well admit you provisionally and require you to do some extra courses with them first. Others won't consider the NA degree sufficient to admit you.

    Some people are "RA or the Highway," maintaining that a NA degree is no good whatsoever. Others say that it should be treated just like a RA degree. I think the truth lies somewhere in the middle. It's an old, old debate - but I think NA has gained more acceptance in the last ten or fifteen years. There's still a fairly big gap, though - but more ways around it than there used to be. Like Abner says - RA (still) has more utility.

    Try to make sure that any degree you undertake will take you where you want to go after graduation.

    J.
    Good summary.
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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