ABET Open University

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  1. kozen

    kozen Member

    Found this, so what do you guys think?

    The non-profit Business Technology Open University offers a completely free MBA of Project Management PM. Its operations are supported by ads - content oriented - of companies, inside the texts of the lessons. However, Business Technology is totally independent and without any connection with any manufacturer or consultant.

    The jcmelo INSTITUTE are a philanthropic and no-profit organization, to help poor citizens (of every country) to study the Next-Generation matters of Business Administration and of Information Technology Management.


    http://business-technology.us/index.html
     
  2. Vincey37

    Vincey37 New Member

    The English is barely intelligible.
     
  3. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

  4. Jan_Hoho

    Jan_Hoho Guest

    When you are finished with the program, don't forget the optional donation of $245 to receive your "official Public Notary Certified Diploma." :D

     
  5. raristud2

    raristud2 New Member

    Here is the contact info. At least its Brazil approved :D

    "WHOIS information for: business-technology.us:

    [whois.nic.us]
    Domain Name: BUSINESS-TECHNOLOGY.US
    Domain ID: D9157707-US
    Sponsoring Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 146
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited
    Domain Status: clientRenewProhibited
    Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
    Domain Status: clientUpdateProhibited
    Registrant ID: GODA-015859385
    Registrant Name: Joao Carlos Melo
    Registrant Organization: Unknown
    Registrant Address1: Tamoios 148
    Registrant City: Foz de Iguacu
    Registrant State/Province: Parana
    Registrant Postal Code: 85862-030
    Registrant Country: Brazil
    Registrant Country Code: BR
    Registrant Phone Number: +55.4588023275
    Registrant Email: [email protected]
    Registrant Application Purpose: P3
    Registrant Nexus Category: C12
    Administrative Contact ID: GODA-215859385
    Administrative Contact Name: Joao Carlos Melo
    Administrative Contact Organization: Unknown
    Administrative Contact Address1: Tamoios 148
    Administrative Contact City: Foz de Iguacu
    Administrative Contact State/Province: Parana
    Administrative Contact Postal Code: 85862-030
    Administrative Contact Country: Brazil
    Administrative Contact Country Code: BR
    Administrative Contact Phone Number: +55.4588023275
    Administrative Contact Email: [email protected]
    Administrative Application Purpose: P3
    Administrative Nexus Category: C12
    Billing Contact ID: GODA-315859385
    Billing Contact Name: Joao Carlos Melo
    Billing Contact Organization: Unknown
    Billing Contact Address1: Tamoios 148
    Billing Contact City: Foz de Iguacu
    Billing Contact State/Province: Parana
    Billing Contact Postal Code: 85862-030
    Billing Contact Country: Brazil
    Billing Contact Country Code: BR
    Billing Contact Phone Number: +55.4588023275
    Billing Contact Email: [email protected]
    Billing Application Purpose: P3
    Billing Nexus Category: C12
    Technical Contact ID: GODA-115859385
    Technical Contact Name: Joao Carlos Melo
    Technical Contact Organization: Unknown
    Technical Contact Address1: Tamoios 148
    Technical Contact City: Foz de Iguacu
    Technical Contact State/Province: Parana
    Technical Contact Postal Code: 85862-030
    Technical Contact Country: Brazil
    Technical Contact Country Code: BR
    Technical Contact Phone Number: +55.4588023275
    Technical Contact Email: [email protected]
    Technical Application Purpose: P3
    Technical Nexus Category: C12
    Name Server: NS491.HOSTGATOR.COM
    Name Server: NS492.HOSTGATOR.COM
    Created by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Last Updated by Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.
    Domain Registration Date: Mon Dec 12 16:11:07 GMT 2005
    Domain Expiration Date: Thu Dec 11 23:59:59 GMT 2008
    Domain Last Updated Date: Sun Jul 15 23:54:23 GMT 2007"

    http://www.whois.net
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    When I telephoned the "campus" just now, the phone was answered, "Hello."

    The last time I tried calling them was in 2004, when they were called "ABET University of Miami." The phone then was in Jacksonville, a mere 300 miles from Miami.
     
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  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    What I want to know is:

    What does ABET (the Accrediting Board of Engineering and Technology) think of ABET Open University using their initials?
     
  8. CalDog

    CalDog New Member

    The "Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology" formally changed its name to "ABET, Inc." in 2005. So, ABET Open University appears to share ABET, Inc.'s name, not just its initials.

    ABET, Inc. is probably not happy about ABET Open University. It's true that ABET, Inc. doesn't accredit MBA degrees, such as those purportedly offered by ABET Open University. However, ABET, Inc. does accredit degree programs in Industrial Management, and is involved with the accreditation of joint engineering/business degree programs at some schools. So ABET, Inc. does have some presence in business/management education, and the name of "ABET Open University" could reasonably be regarded as misleading.

    It's not clear that "ABET Open University" has any formal degree-granting status from any state or national government (in fact, it's not even clear what jurisdiction they represent). If you can learn something from their materials, then that's fine, but their "degrees" probably have no more legal standing than one that you made with your laser printer at home.
     
  9. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    If that's the case, you are just as well off reading "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the MBA" or studying through this program. One could also gain the same knowledge through the reading list found at the "Personal MBA" site. No degrees are granted, but if you're just looking for the knowledge, your probably better off than studying through ABET Open University.
     

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