Amberton - what do you think?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Randell1234, Nov 20, 2011.

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  1. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    What is the reputation of Amberton? They seem to offer some great programs at a great price but they get very little discussion on here. I love the MA in Professional Development (build your own degree) and wonder why more people do not jump on this.
     
  2. Cyber

    Cyber New Member

    I don't have direct experience, but I haven't seen anything said negative about the school on the "interwebs." i told you about them not long ago, but you insisted on Trident. I may take up their project management and subsequently their MBA, after I withdraw from Bellevue, which I'm in the process now. I keep asking myself, why pay $1500 per MBA class when I can pay about $700? Amberton is a no-brainer, especially if one doesn't need student loans.
     
  3. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    You're right, it is an interesting program. If I hadn't wanted a more name program for my terminal degree I'd have been all over this. This is something I may look at afterwards for continued development.
     
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I have heard nothing but good things about Amberton. You can't go wrong with a degree from them.

    Abner :smile:
     
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I've always been a fan of Amberton, with the caveat that they're an Evangelical school (although they don't seem to push it with their programs) and they lack business school accreditation for their business programs (AACSB, etc.). I couldn't possibly care less about their religious underpinnings, but I know that's a dealbreaker for some.

    Considering they're RA with very inexpensive online programs and have no known significant negative baggage, I rate them as one of the great bargains in DL.
     
  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I've always thought their MA in Professional Development was interesting too, although their non-participation in Title IV makes them inaccessible to a lot of people.
     
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    How important is Title IV for many? Do you think Amberton would get more students if they participated? Would there be a reason a school wants to "stay small"?
     
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I do not "insist" on Trident. I wanted to take a few marketing classes a year and a half ago and knew the "system" and the price was right. I found out they would take a few of my MS-ITM credits towards the MBA. I then realized I only need 4 more classes for an MBA so I finished it in July of this year. I decided to take one Public Healthcare course at Trident because I wanted to keep the transcript request simple if I apply for a Healthcare teaching job ( I already had 15 credits). For one class I did not want to enroll in a new program, learn a new system, spend $70 or so requesting transcripts, pay an application fee, etc. Maybe it was lazy maybe I took the road of least resistance. If I ever decide to enter another program, and I am sure I will, it will be from USF, UF, UWF, U of Tampa, or FGCU. How is that for an honest answer?

    Now let's get back to Amberton...
     
  9. PatsGirl1

    PatsGirl1 New Member

    I have always liked Amberton :) Good programs, the course syllabi (which they have easily viewable on their site) look right in line with other Master's level courses so plenty rigorous, etc. They have always been on my short list.
     
  10. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Amberton is a great option compared to Online-only (.EDU) schools. Its RA, B&M and low cost. .EDU schools cannot compete with that.
     

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