Apollos University: should or should not?

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  1. le_vietlong@yahoo.

    [email protected] New Member

  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure why you'd choose an unaccredited school when there are other, better known and more highly respected alternatives available.
     
  3. le_vietlong@yahoo.

    [email protected] New Member

    Because Apollos has a very interesting for students from poor countries.
    They lower tuitions up to 50% for candidates living in third countries where incomes are low (based on World Bank annual report).
    You can see this piece of information in its official (e) catalog).
    There isn't such a low-tuition university.
    Also based on what I have read on this forum, many state-approved universities has become DETC accredited ones.
    I am a fan of DETC.
     
  4. CurtO

    CurtO New Member

    You might look into California InterContinental University (CIU): http://caluniversity.edu/

    CIU's tuition is about the same as Apollos (discounted) and CIU has already attained DETC accreditation.

    Good luck with you search.
     
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  5. tomball

    tomball New Member

    Yes yes yes

    I get it, DO IT
     
  6. jackrussell

    jackrussell Member

    But the problem is they havent got the DETC yet. Why not try UNISA cheaper still and is equal to RA right?

     
  7. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I agree with Jackrussell, stay with UNISA. Who says Vietnamese people are poor? I can't afford an apartment in Saigon, but most of the Saigonese can. :):D
     
  8. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Apollos University is listed in my old Nov. 2006 hard copy of the BPPVE's list of approved institutions. So it was approved before the old postsecondary regulation regime dissappeared, which suggests that it probably isn't a complete and total scam.

    But it's awfully obscure. I follow California higher education pretty closely and have never heard of it.

    "Apollos University" generated 78 Google hits on .edu websites. Unfortunately, 77 of those were from a BU theology school wiki that "internet marketers" use to boost their search results. The remaining hit was from a list of California approved schools. Significantly, there was nothing of an academic or scholarly nature. So Apollos University doesn't seem to be interacting with the rest of the higher education world. That's a bad sign.

    That's a bad sign. Many doubtful things purport to be American universities but do most of their business in distant countries where students desire what they are told are American degrees and aren't familiar with the extremely confusing accreditation labyrinth.

    We would expect them to be included on DETC's applicants list many months before they are eventually accredited. They aren't.

    http://www.detc.org/new_applicants.html

    If somebody is saying that Apollos will have DETC accreditation by January 2010, when the school isn't even currently acknowledged as an applicant, the person telling you that is at best ill-informed and conceivably dishonest. It's another bad sign. DETC doesn't move that quickly.

    It might sound cheap, but it's lots of money for an unaccredited business doctorate that would probably have little utility here in this country. Even if they knock 50% off the price for Vietnamese students, you still have to decide for yourself whether something like this is really worth it.

    My opinion is that you should hold on to your money. Reconsider Apollos if it really does achieve DETC accreditation sometime in the future.
     
  9. emmzee

    emmzee New Member

    The Wikipedia page for Apollos says "Apollos University is not yet accredited but plans to apply for national accreditation in January 2010" however the only statement I found on their own site is "Apollos University is seeking accreditation by a third party accreditation commission."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollos_University
    http://apollos-university.net/au/About.do

    I assume the reason that the OP is interested in this school is because ...
    1) Cheap
    2) Located in the USA

    I don't know for sure (the OP can clarify) but I assume that a doctorate from a USA school would be given more clout in Vietnam than a degree from South Africa, even though a SA degree may have equal accreditation/validity.

    Are there DETC schools which offer a DBA for around $10k? I checked Columbia Southern University since the OP has studied there before, they offer the DBA but it's around $18k ...
     
  10. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    DETC Schools Offering the DBA is a short list.

    From the Great State of Alabama: Columbia Southern University www.columbiasouthern.edu

    From the Great State of California: California Intercontinental University www.caluniversity.edu

    From the Great State of Virginia: The University of Management and Technology www.umtweb.edu
     
  12. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    DETC Schools Offering the DBA is a short list.

    From the Great State of Alabama: Columbia Southern University www.columbiasouthern.edu DBA General. $295/hr. x 60 hrs. + $195 (1 hr.) class = $17,895.

    From the Great State of California: California Intercontinental University www.caluniversity.edu DBA Entrepreneurship/Management, DBA Global Business/Leadership, DBA Health Care Management/Leadership, DBA Information Systems/Enterprise Resource Management. $230/hr. x 60 hrs. = $13,800.

    From the Great State of Virginia: The University of Management and Technology www.umtweb.edu DBA Acquisition Management, DBA Project Management. $390/hr. x 60 hrs. = $23,400.
     
  13. Dave Wagner

    Dave Wagner Active Member

    Bingo.....
     
  14. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    I see what you are saying. They only way you should consider this is until AFTER they achieve accreditation, if they do. Usually what happens is after a few months of being accredited, the school will raise the tuition.

    See ya,

    Abner
     
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    I see what you are saying. By going to a school that it currently unaccredited, you can get the degree more cheaply and they might get accreditation while you are in program. But what the others are trying to warn you is that it is also possible that your school might not get accreditation and then your degree won't be worth much. If you could go just $4,000 more, you could get an already-DETC DBA degree from California Intercontinental University www.caluniversity.edu.
     
  16. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Exactly. In my case, I waited until Cal Coast U became DETC, THEN I enrolled quickly to lock in the UA SA tuition price.

    so either wait, or pay another $4,000.00 like Tedmeister is suggesting. Don't go UA.

    Abner
     
  17. GameTech

    GameTech New Member

    Hi Long,
    You can look at California InterContinental University. The school should meet your budget.
    I am currently a student of CIU and so far happy with my decision to join the school after it got NA accreditation.
    In addition, the cost for DBA should less than 10,000 if you apply for scholarship or even more cheaper if you can win the scholarship writing context.
    The only hint I can give you for being an insider-there are lot of works to do for DETC courses, especially, at doctoral level.
    Good luck to you.
    Le
     
  18. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Nice tips! Check into that Le Viet Long!

    Abner :)
     
  19. le_vietlong@yahoo.

    [email protected] New Member

     
  20. _T_

    _T_ New Member


    I looked into this program just a little while ago but decided I wanted a RA doctorate. If you call them (ask for Archana, dean of admissions) they will be very helpful in answering all of your questions and I even spoke to a few of thier professors just to get a feeling for them. Seems like a very good, albeit very new, program.
     

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