2nd Masters Degree - MBA Options

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by mrtito02, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Hi Folks,

    I'm coming to the board for your advice, wisdom and thoughts. I already have a masters degree in information systems. However, I wanting to broaden my horizons and get an MBA.

    I'm just wondering if they are any programs that would give me partial credit for already having a masters degree in a somewhat related field. I would hate to have to start all over again. Here are my general requirements:

    1) Regionally Accredited (RA)
    2) Online
    3) Cost
    4) Time to complete
    5) Transferability of some of my existing graduate unit.

  2. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    Try Webster Webster University. They have a program for people with MAs/MSs seeking MBAs.
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Now if only they could invest some of that money into making something even close to the realm of drinkable.
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  4. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Since you have already a Master's, it would be more cost effective to do a post Master's certificate or graduate certificate in business rather than another Master's degree. Excelsior and University of Dallas are the schools with the most generous transfer policies for ther MBAs but you would need to complete and MBA in Information Systems in order to get the maximum transfer.
  5. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the recommendations. I'm currently looking into them. Would having a MBA in IT look a little redundant? Would it be better to just pursue a general MBA?
  6. penguin

    penguin New Member

  7. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Why you need the MBA? If you want ot teach management is more cost effective to get some management classes in the area you want to teach (e.g Project Management(. If you want to become a manager, I believe some extra management classes would be more than enough.

    If you really want the MBA, the MBA in IT would be the way to get the most credit transfer. As for redundancy, may be but you don't really need to have the specialization listed in your resume if it bothers you.
  8. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    In your case Mr Tito, I think an IT MBA would indeed be redundant since DSU already provides the option of taking many master's level IS/IT courses to fill-in the gaps. I'm currently exploring the option of an MBA in IT or IT management in order to take additional IT courses, since my IT Management MS was made up of 9 classes only, and without undergrad IT foundation. A very good general MBA that is also affordable is this one by MCKendree University, or the one offered by Wilmington University. You can also pick from known programs such as the one offered by Indiana University Kelly School of Business, or the Southern New Hampshire University Global MBA. What you can also do, maybe take up an MBA in Finance/Accounting - specializations that are also in demand. Goodluck!

    By the way, how's your Doctor of Science program going?
  9. Daniel Luechtefeld

    Daniel Luechtefeld New Member

    A-B owns Red Hook.
  10. mrtito02

    mrtito02 New Member

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