Any non-MBA business programs out there?

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  1. iquagmire

    iquagmire Member

    I know that Capella and Nova both have a management degree program that focuses on leadership but they're both very expensive.

    Is there any other RA non-MBA business degrees (not HR) out there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. LBTRS

    LBTRS Member

  3. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    The University of Phoenix has a Master of Management that includes several leadership courses http://www.uopxonline.com/programs.asp but is not low cost ($570/unit).


    I note that you asked about RA schools but there is a couple of DETC accredited schools that offer low cost programs:

    California Coast University offers an MBA with tuition cost of $162/unit. http://www.calcoast.edu/programs_mba.php

    Aspen University offer an MBA with tuition cost of $200/unit
    http://www.aspen.edu/programs/graduate_programs.htm

    I am gernerally an RA only advocate but in some circumstances a DETC degree might be worth considering.
     
  4. novemberdude

    novemberdude New Member

    There are no lack of programs, here's an inexpensive one:

    http://www.minotstateu.edu/msm/

    Minot State MS in Management, 30 credits, about $227 per credit hour.
     
  5. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Golden Gate University has lots of them. A masters in accountancy and lots of MS degrees in various things. They are pretty expensive, though.

    http://www.ggu.edu/cybercampus/DegreesCourses/DegreesCertificates
     
  6. Tony Schroeder

    Tony Schroeder New Member

    Salve Regina University offers a Master of Science in Management. Several concentrations are available within the MSM program, and tuition is $360 per semester hour.

    Salve will accept transfer credits in this program; for instance, a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designee will be awarded six transfer credits in the MSM program. The University also offers the MBA and MA degrees in Humanities and International Relations online.

    Good luck!


    Tony
     
  7. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    There's an interesting tie-in with the thread above this one about this mba in fraud management:

    http://www.economiccrimedegrees.com/mba.asp?src=&kwd=

    Like many other specialized mba's out there that resemble less and less the traditional mba, one has to wonder if it shouldn't really just be called an MS.

    They keep the mba name because everyone wants one, I guess.

    Next we'll have mba's in biology or mba's in management of stem cell research? mba with concentration in modern dance management? mba in art? mba in philosophy?

    Moral: If you're looking for non-mba business programs, don't ignore mba programs.
     
  8. JoAnnP38

    JoAnnP38 Member

    ;-) I seriously (or not) considered starting a thread entitled, "Any non-Business MBA programs out there?"
     
  9. iquagmire

    iquagmire Member

    That's funny!
     
  10. aic712

    aic712 Member

    The MM also has specializations:

    Master of Management/Human Resources Management
    Version 001

    Description

    The Master of Management/Human Resources Management program (MM/HRM) is designed to enhance the management skills students need to function effectively within an organization. Students focus on leadership, management-or the human side of an organization. This program places emphasis on emerging management theory, techniques, and practices.

    The College of Graduate Business has created interactive, multimedia, case-based simulations that place students in real-world environments and require them to apply critical thinking skills to decision-making situations. Each simulation offers learners the opportunity to identify the information required to solve the problem, assess alternative solutions, and receive feedback on their choices.

    The MM/HRM program develops management skills in defining business problems, assessing information, considering alternatives, and choosing the best solutions. Graduates attain the skill sets necessary to evaluate and manage the challenges facing contemporary organizations.

    The MM/HRM program consists of 39 credit hours. Thirty credit hours constitute the core curriculum and nine additional credit hours complete the MM/HRM program. The core begins with a three-credit, six-workshop prerequisite-Managerial Communication and Ethics-designed to build strategies for success in the program. The remainder of the core courses provides a foundation of analytic and conceptual skills for effective managerial decision making in the real-world organization.

    The final three courses introduce problems or issues in human resources management, and prepare students for executive leadership and decision-making roles in human resources management. The principle outcome will be the completion of a master's project introduced in the first of the three specialization courses. The project is completed and presented in the final course of the program.


    College of Graduate Business and Management Master of Management - International Version 001(Online Only)

    Program Description

    The Master of Management International (MM-I) Program has been designed to develop and enhance the international management skills necessary to function effectively within an organization. The MM-I program incorporates feedback and key competencies from senior global executives, curriculum-design experts, and university academic professionals. This program also has been designed for people who seek to focus on leadership, management, or the human side of an organization.

    The MM-I program prepares students for the role managers play in defining business problems, assessing the information, considering alternatives, and choosing the best solution. The courses within the 30-credit hour MM-I program have been designed in trios. The first trio of courses addresses how organizations succeed by recognizing cultural diversity and the challenges of communication and management. The second trio sets up the context (e.g., political, economic, and legal) for doing business across borders. The third trio prepares students for the decision-making role by introducing problems or issues in each course.

    The business problems facing today's global organization, which are addressed throughout the program, include the following:

    · Developing and sustaining competitive advantage within the global framework.

    · Adapting vision and strategy to the changing nature of the international environment.

    · Accommodating an increasing diversity of cultures, customers, competitors, and legal considerations within the business environment.

    · Recognizing and minimizing the costs and risks posed by multinational operations.

    · Recognizing and capitalizing on opportunities in national markets for goods and services.

    · Working effectively within the constraints imposed by a variety of host governments and business cultures.

    · Leveraging corporate resources on a worldwide basis to deliver goods and services particular to local markets.

    · Developing cultural coordination and harmonization of operating practices across the global corporation.

    · Maintaining customer focus in highly diverse local markets.

    · Aligning rapidly evolving information and communication technologies to corporate strategic and operating plans.

    · Integrating functional, environmental, and institutional contexts into effective business negotiation.

    · Managing more effectively a firm's international investments, global financings, and risks.

    Program courses include Managerial Communication and Ethics; Cross-Cultural Considerations for International Managers; International Organizational Behavior; International Human Resources Management; International Law and Politics; International Economics, Trade, and Finance; Country Analysis; Accounting and Finance Problem Solving; Strategy, Project Management, and Marketing Problem Solving; and Supply Chain Management Problem Solving.

    Each University of Phoenix MM-I student will create and maintain an electronic portfolio reflecting the student's achievements throughout the MM-I program. It will include assignments from each course as well as other outcomes that the student may wish to add. These assignments will demonstrate the student's ability to solve business problems at the graduate level and serve as a partial catalog of the competencies the student has mastered.

    Note: Because the MM-I program was designed to create a true global, multi-cultural classroom, something the University could not guarantee in our domestic campuses, this program is not available to those residing in the United States. U.S. Citizens residing outside of the United States, however, are permitted to enroll. ***This is interesting*****


    Master of Management/Public Administration
    Version 001

    Description

    The Master of Management/Public Administration program (MM/PA) is designed to enhance the management skills needed to function effectively within an organization. Students focus on leadership and management-the human side of an organization. This program emphasizes emerging management theory, techniques, and practices.

    The College of Graduate Business has created interactive, multimedia, case-based simulations that place students in real-world environments and require them to apply critical thinking skills to decision-making situations. Each simulation offers learners the opportunity to identify the information required to solve the problem, assess alternative solutions, and receive feedback on their choices.

    The MM/PA program develops management skills in defining business problems, assessing information, considering alternatives, and choosing the best solutions. Graduates attain the skill sets necessary to evaluate and manage the challenges facing contemporary organizations.

    The MM/PA program consists of 39 credit hours. Thirty credit hours constitute the core curriculum and nine additional credit hours complete the MM/PA program. The final trio of courses allows the student to customize the degree program in a given specialization by focusing on current developments and business problems and issues relative to the specialization. The core begins with a three-credit, six-workshop program prerequisite-Managerial Communication and Ethics-designed to build strategies for success in the program. The remainder of the core courses provides a foundation of analytic and conceptual skills for effective managerial decision making in the real-world organization.

    The Public Administration specialization requires students during the last three courses to complete a capstone project of their own choosing that solves a significant problem in public administration. The specialization addresses public policy analysis and public financial management. Throughout the specialization learners explore the varying needs of internal and external stakeholders in the public sector and how public managers can tailor their communication and problem solving approach to each group. Another common theme is the development of creative solutions to public sector needs in an environment of limited resources.

    Ian is right, the courses are not cheap, and there is another tuition hike coming up on July 1st. But it's still better than GWU....I just wish it came with the prestige.
     
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

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