Cheap Online school to obtain MBA Pre-Reqs?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by fraz m kayani, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. fraz m kayani

    fraz m kayani New Member

    I am planning on doing a post-grad MBA online but they require Accounting 1, Micro, Business Stats, and a Managing Finance and Capital course for non-business majors. It would cost about 4k to obtain these classes from the same institution but I am wondering if there is anywhere I could get the courses cheaper? I already asked and they do not accept StraighterLine or Aleks.
  2. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Check Saylor and specially the ACE or NCCRS evaluated courses. You may be able to get some of them for free or much lower cost than most other options.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Given that OP just said that they don't accept StraighterLine or Aleks, I would be extremely reluctant to suggest other, similar approaches like that.
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  4. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    I'm not reluctant because sometimes a school is specific about not taking some things from some places but will accept others outside of that specificity. The only way to know for sure is to ask rather than assume they won't take it.
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  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    That's true. This happened to me a time or two while trying to transfer some courses in the past. One school was very specific about not accepting courses from one program but when I tried it from another program they accepted them even though the delivery method and accreditations were identical. This happens because sometimes a certain program has built a bad rep with a school and they simply won't accept anything from them no matter what. This may be the case here.

    That said, nobody really accepts Straighterline directly in the first place since they are not an accredited school by themselves, so if I were the OP--assuming he didn't already do this--I would have mentioned first and foremost that the courses are ACE evaluated which pretty much everyone accepts provided that the credits comes on an ACE transcript. There is also the possibility that whomever the OP emailed knows nothing about how this works, simply checked the Straighterline site and determined it wasn't adequate while missing that the courses are actually ACE evaluated. You have to be specific with these schools because as much as we'd like to think they're as knowledgeable about these things as we are, the truth is that most of them aren't and don't care to examine anything beyond what their department guideline has written.

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