Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by thomasot, May 15, 2008.

  1. thomasot

    thomasot New Member

    I am just curious if anyone has had any type of interaction with this school? I am seriously considering the online BS in Business and was surprised to find that there were not many posts regarding CUNY. I was wondering how the courses were, if the school was worth it, etc. I have so many credits from various schools including B&M and online, now I am down to attempting to find the right school to finish up and continue on with my masters. Maybe someone will benefit from this as well. Thanks in advance.

  2. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    CUNY is certainly a very well-established and respected B&M school, but they are fairly new to the DL game.

    Given the popularity of your intended major (Business), there may be better options available. What is your ultimate goal, major concerns (cost, transfer credit), etc.?
  3. thomasot

    thomasot New Member

    Thanks Bruce. I am mainly looking for a school that will transfer in about 80-90 credits that I have already earned. I do not mind the residency of 30 credits. I would prefer a school that is about $500-$600 a course, thus keeping costs down to $200.00 a credit. I have earned credits from CU-Boulder, Excelsior and Clovis Community College. I have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and would like to gain entry to a graduate program. I would like to get into an MBA or Organizational Leadership type school.

    My intended major would be Business Finance or Business Management.

    Thanks again,

  4. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    You could do much, much worse than the University of Wyoming's BS in Business Administration. At right around $150/credit for both resident and non-resident, it more than meets your cost threshold, and my UW BSBA got me into 4 different top-50 MBA programs. My professors at UW were all top-notch, and they were fairly generous in accepting CLEP and DSST credit by exam. You can get more info at Good luck in selecting your program and completing your degree!
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    In addition to Fortunato's excellent suggestion;

    Fort Hays State University offers an online B.B.A. with several available concentrations at about $450 per course;

    Amberton University offers a B.B.A. online with concentrations in General Business & Management. Tuition is a bit higher than you mentioned ($675 per course) but still very reasonable;

    Of course, if you're transferring a large amount of credit and don't mind a hodge-podge approach to filling in the gaps (exams, transfer courses, etc.) then the Big Three might be worth a serious look;

    TESC -

    Excelsior -

    COSC -
  6. FLA Expatriate

    FLA Expatriate New Member

    Aside from the excellent options listed by Bruce and Fortunato, I'll propose another that receives little mention: Drury University in Missouri. The online BBA completion program there is ACBSP accredited and also costs $675 per class. Drury has an excellent relationship with the military.

    As far as University of Wyoming is concerned, I saw on another board how a resourceful student might piece together the UW BBA for around $10,000, start to finish, by taking classes at other schools (Clovis, LSU). I could be wrong, but believe one only needs to take 30 credit hours through UW after meeting other requirements. To me, UW would be the way to go.
  7. thomasot

    thomasot New Member

    Thank you all for the ideas, I do appreciate them!
  8. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    I work for York, one of the Colleges in the CUNY system, and the online classes for the baccalaurette program are mainly taught by handpicked B&M professors within the CUNY system. CUNY wants this program to succeed and there is a big push for it on all the campuses. Most likely for the business program you will be taught by Professors from Baruch College or City College, who are both well known for their strong business programs, especially Baruch - which has become one of the more difficult schools to get into in the CUNY system.

    I have students that have taken some online courses to supplement their degree requirements, and they all have had positive things to say about it.
  9. RKanarek

    RKanarek Member


    With regards to Tait's reply, CUNY is certainly "well established." It is, quite literally, as well established as NYC itself. I'm not sure about it being "respected," though.

    Decade(s) ago, wasn't CUNY (City University of NY) the place where kids not smart enough to get into SUNY (State University of NY) went? Isn't it still? Indeed, at its low point, wasn't it, well, pretty low?

    Of course, one or more decades is a long time. But my memories of CUNY (yes, I was one of the not smart enough kids once ;-) are such that I'd consider re-applying with them -- if I exhausted a few other options first. ;-)

    Richard Kanarek
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Richard,

    Here is your chance to explain your descriptions of both CUNY and SUNY;

  11. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Over the years, CUNY has produced twelve nobel laureates.

    One could do much worse than receiving their education through CUNY.

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  12. cklapka

    cklapka Member

    Here are a short list of "not smart enoughs" you may know who graduated from one of the CUNY schools:

    Andrew Grove -CEO Intel
    Colin Powell
    Stanley Kubrick
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Upton Sinclair
    Paul Simon
    Vin Diesel
    Bruce Chizen - CEO Adobe Systems
    Barbara Boxer
    Jimmy Smits

    So if you get an education from CUNY these are just a few of the names that you may be associated with. ;-)
  13. thomasot

    thomasot New Member

    I have read up on the degree a bit as well. It seems like tuition is pretty low at $2000 a semester for full time students. I inquired with an advisor on who confers the degree and she replied that it was done through the School of Professional Studies. I do not know if that means that the diploma would read: CUNY School of Professional studies. Just some FYI on the degree!
  14. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Vin Diesel?!
  15. RKanarek

    RKanarek Member


    I think that it is common knowledge in NYC that CUNY comes in second when compared to SUNY. This is, anyway, my understanding. Indeed, it was explained to me by a CUNY alumnus. While coming in second is usually not something to be ashamed of, coming in second to another socialist institution, in a two competitor race, is. If I'm mistaken, I'd certainly appreciate being corrected, but pointing out that some people who graduated from CUNY colleges back when Kaiser Wilhelm was still alive went on to somehow fail to fail in life is hardly much of a repudiation.

    CUNY is a large institution in the most populous city in America. Not everyone who went there could be stupid. Did I not mention that I was a student there once? <g>

    Richard Kanarek

    CUNY flashbacks: The kid who tried to steal my TI-33 calculator whilst my back was turned; the bovine administrative staff behind their bullet-proof plexiglass, ... For some reason I think I would have preferred Oxford.

    And, least it appear that I'm obsessed with SUNY, be assured that I'd have preferred Oxford to them, too! ;-)

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