AACSB online MBA without "leveling courses" or "Prerequisite courses" ?

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  1. user123

    user123 New Member

    Does anyone know of an AACSB accredited online MBA, 100% online, without a requirement for non-business majors (I have a BA in Poli-Sci) to take "leveling courses" or "prerequisite" courses.

    I am time-limited and would rather jump in with both feet into the MBA stuff (as we all would).

    Please see this link, under "leveling course", of which UT Tyler requires 15 hours. 15 hours I could be halfway to having my MBA.....

    http://www2.uttyler.edu/cbt/gradadvising/degreeplans/2010_2012_mba_degreeplan.pdf
     
  2. StefanM

    StefanM New Member

    I believe the University of Memphis might work for you, but there are a few 3 day residencies. It is 33 hours with no prerequisites.

    Online MBA :: Welcome :: University of Memphis
     
  3. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Is this the only one? Waiting for someone to chime in . . .
     
  4. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Some schools take CLEP exams as Prerequisite courses; or Graduate School courses. You have to ask the Admission Office for about it.
     
  5. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    UMass Amherst has one leveling course that is only taught during the winter semester for 8 weeks and is handled during the program, not as a pre-req.

    No residencies unless you want to take a course butt-in-chair and it's a state school. As a grad, I endorse the program. Made back my tuition within a year of graduation.
     
  6. ryoder

    ryoder New Member

    Definitely do the CLEP thing. You will learn so much with the CLEP program.
    Micro, macro economics, management, marketing, business law, information systems
    DSST organizational behavior, DSST statistics etc

    These credit by exam options are supported by almost all schools.
     
  7. edwardlynch

    edwardlynch New Member

    I am hoping to finish a bachelor's in criminal justice from one of the Big Three. I want to start an MBA program next year and I've pretty much settled on Texas A&M, Commerce. It has the cheapest and quickest AACSB accredited program I could find for Texas residents. The program is 48 hours, but only 30 hours for students with appropriate undergraduate coursework. Since I'm not getting an undergraduate business degree, I will need to take background courses. I really want to make this program as short as possible. I know I should probably call the school, but I want to know if any of my plans make sense. The background courses seem to have CLEP and DSST equivalents. I'm wondering if I could test out of those and get credit on my transcript at one of the Big Three. I am also wondering if there are any cheap and fast graduate certificate programs in business administration.
     
  8. major56

    major56 Active Member

    Texas Southern University (Jesse H. Jones School of Business /AACSB): online Executive MBA in General Business or Energy Finance

    GMAT or GRE score is not required
    There are no prerequisite courses
    Admission requires a baccalaureate degree and five (5) years of progressive and significant work experience at the management or supervisory level
    Program tuition ($36K) covers the costs of books and course materials, and the optional 7-10 day International Business trip.

    Executive MBA
    http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/Jesse_H_Jones_School_of_Business/emba/pdf/eMBA%20Program%20Overview%20-%20Energy%20Finance.pdf
     
  9. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    USF has an "MBA Essentials" program if you do not have the pre-reqs. Perhaps you can find a school that has something like this?

    Students admitted to the MBA program may not need to take the MBA Essentials if they have previously completed the business prerequisite courses and meet the waiver requirements. Based on an evaluation of undergraduate transcripts, students may need to take some or all of the MBA Essentials.

    MBA Essentials are a series of eight modules that are online and self-paced designed to convey basic business concepts and terminology. These modules are equivalent to prerequisites in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Marketing, Management, and Statistics.

    Each module can comfortably be completed in two weeks. After the Essentials, students who were not undergraduate business majors or those who completed their undergraduate degrees more than seven years ago will be ready to pursue their MBA courses.

    Students may begin Essentials as soon as they are accepted into the MBA program. If they have four or fewer modules left to complete before their first semester in the program begins, they may begin for-credit MBA courses. The remaining modules must be completed during their first semester.

    Alternatively, students may use the first semester to complete the Essentials and then enroll in for-credit MBA classes in the following semester.

    Students’ access to the online learning materials expires one year after first access. Students will need to pay an additional fee for access if needed after one year.

     
  10. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Yeah I'm feeling a bit deflated. I've been looking at a few schools trying to find the right program. My dream school would be the University of Michigan, but their MBA program looks like its around 60+ units, and being an AACSB school, and since my undergraduate wasn't in business, it seems like its not an option.

    Bummer.
     
  11. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Yeah I'm feeling a bit deflated. I've been looking at a few schools trying to find the right program. My dream school would be the University of Michigan, but their MBA program looks like its around 60+ units, and being an AACSB school, and since my undergraduate wasn't in business, it seems like its not an option.

    Bummer.
     
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Two identical posts twelve minutes apart.
     
  13. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

  14. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I have one question for anyone here with the correct answer. I never took the SAT in high school and I'm not sure if SAT score requirements apply to someone going into grad school and already have an undergraduate degree?

    This might sound like an odd ball question, but when sifting through the requirements for admission for various programs, this is one requirement that I've seen that concerns me.
     
  15. edwardlynch

    edwardlynch New Member

    Great thread. My questions were answered too. Thank you.
     
  16. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    No, SAT scores don't apply to grad school (at least not any graduate program that I have ever heard of). For an MBA, the GMAT is the standard admissions test, although I have heard of a few schools taking the GRE as a substitution.
     
  17. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Looking at all options, this one fits your need.

    http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/Jesse_H_Jones_School_of_Business/emba/pdf/eMBA%20Program%20Overview%20-%20Energy%20Finance.pdf
     
  18. major56

    major56 Active Member

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