93 year old man completes online MBA!

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by faero13, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. faero13

    faero13 Member

  2. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member

    So, is he planning to field some job offers or go on for his DBA? :)
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Well, I hope I can finish all my degrees by the age of 93.
  4. BMWGuinness

    BMWGuinness New Member

    Its a shame this is not a Regionally Accredited school.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's a shame you think so.
  6. BMWGuinness

    BMWGuinness New Member

    Its a shame you think its a shame I think so.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    No, it isn't.

    Although I can see how this isn't going to go anywhere. :smile:
  8. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    While I salute the gentleman's accomplishments, $28K for an ACCSC-accredited MBA seems a bit pricey.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Well, you can't take it with you....
  10. BMWGuinness

    BMWGuinness New Member

    I hope he pursues his DBA or PhD in Business, he'll just be a little more limited with his options.
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From the article: "...though Wagnon said a scholarship paid for most of his education." Brilliant guy gets a bargain... :smile:

  12. ebbwvale

    ebbwvale Member

    I know that you are not trying to detract from this man's achievement. Your statement, however, begs the question about what accreditation is about. I see it, in the main, as a standard that sells the educational institution to employers and other institutions as being credible.

    I suspect that this man is interested in education for his own self development, not whether others may find that his educational experience was credible. Self fulfillment does not need external approval unless, of course, it is likely to harm others. I don't think accreditation enters into that paradigm.

    I note that there is nothing to suggest that the institution is not credible, even if it is unaccredited. I think that his achievements are outstanding and good on the institution for giving him a scholarship.
  13. Thorvald

    Thorvald New Member

    And the ROI is?

    I'd love to see his ROI calculation!
  14. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    You can't see it. You can only feel it.:heart:
  15. GoodYellowDogs

    GoodYellowDogs New Member

    Yes!! Exactly!!

  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Darn right. Not mine, not anybody's. Shame on those who disapproved - for ANY reason.

    Stevens-Henager College is not unaccredited. It is Nationally Accredited by ACCSC, which is CHEA-recognized. Somebody leveled what I think is an unfair criticism, by saying the school is not RA. Since when does everybody have to go to a RA school? I thought the US was a country where people made their own choices?

    Indeed they are. Good for Mr. Wagnon and good for his school!

    Ebbwvale -- I think you've summed up the situation pretty well. Some others - I think you've been far too critical.

    As far as the ROI goes - it's obviously been a rewarding experience. And any dollar amount is not necessary for ROI calculation here. Mr Wagnon said that his scholarship paid most of the cost, so....

    I hope when I get to 93 (2036) people won't be so over-critical of my school if I earn a degree at that time! I don't want to have to spend my after-school leisure time going after the "critics" on the internet! But you bet I will if I have to! :sad:

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  17. CoralMoore

    CoralMoore New Member

    Well, this is really inspiring. People are so desperate for their education that they have got guts to complete their education at the age of 93. Hats Off!!!
  18. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    This achievement becomes a part of this man's legacy. Not only does he pass along inspiration to his friends and family but to all who hear his story as well.
  19. LGFlood

    LGFlood New Member

    It is really shameful that he completed his MBA?? I must be misunderstanding you.
  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert on Denal's posts, Lance - though I've read all four of 'em, so far. :question: :question: Maybe it's an echo of my previous statement (above) directed at those who disapproved of Mr. Wagnon's choice of schools, merely because Stevens-Henager College is NA, not RA. Some misinformed soul even thought it was completely unaccredited!

    BTW - the words "shame" & "shameful" were used 5 times, early in the thread. I think this time, it's out of context, though.

    I dunno exactly what was meant, either. Maybe Denal can clarify. Yeah - clarification would be good.... :smile:

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