DBA or PHD in Business from NCU

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by bpreachers, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    My apologies, you are right, even low ranked doctorates carry value as they are recognized.

    My point is that may be is better to put the time and effort in something of more value.

    I learned this the hard way.
  2. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Just so people don't get confused - The University of Edinburgh Business School (part of University of Edinburgh) is not the same as Edinburgh Business School (part of Heriot-Watt.) Just like Florida State University is not the same as University of Florida.

    Although Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Business School is a great program, it is not the ranked program in the Financial Times link you provided. The University of Edinburgh doesn't offer a DBA, distance or otherwise, only a PhD.
  3. bpreachers

    bpreachers New Member

    I have not been on for a while so I will first respond with this has become a moot point as the Navy has removed the ability to pursue any degree above the Masters level with TAD now as part of the cost saving ventures being pushed down our throats.

    First question someone asked was about NCU tuition. Yes the offer a special tuition rate for active duty military.

    Second I am not using my GI bill because I want to transfer it to my wife which I will be doing in the very near future.

    Third, not sure why this became a low tier vs Ivy League vs AASCB accredited vs not discussion as I am wanting to pursue a Doctorate level education for pure personal gratification. I am Active Duty and plan to stay that way until at least my 20 year mark. A doctorate degree of any type will not truly cause any career growth for me anytime in the near future. It is just for me to know that I have done something no one else in my family has (go to college, get an associates, join the military, get a bachelors, and soon get a masters). ROI is not important I just want it to be affordable by my standards (IE such as the school initially stated) and legitimate (regionally accredited).
  4. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    This is my fault, there is a history for this as we have discussed the issue to death. Bottom line is that online schools are raising tuition fees to the point that they are comparable to programs from top schools mainly located in Europe. This raises the question of the ROI of a program that requires a considerable iinvestment and possible low return.

    In your case, as the employer is paying, this is not a brainer as other programs you will need to pay for your pocket.

    Sorry for changing the subject of the discussion.
  5. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    RF, I think you get a kick out of offending people. I don't have what you would term a "junk degree" so I'm not angry with you at all, but there are many on this board who are offended by this kind of statement. I wish you would choose words that are kind. You come off saying something to the effect of "if your car is not a Mercedes, then it is a piece of garbage." And, you do tend to repeat yourself.

    I think you are probably one of the most intelligent people on this board and I highly respect your opinions. I just wish you would be nicer.
  6. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Points taken, I sometimes speak my mind without thinking who I might offend. My expectations tend to be very high and sometimes tend to undermine efforts of others. My apologies if I offended someone.
  7. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    RF isn't intentionally offending people when he makes braggadocios statements that have no merit. However, RF becomes a lightening rod when he "speaks with great authority" while making non-nonsensical statements, such as here. He occasionally makes some great points and he also has to occasionally be told to return to the reservation.
  8. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, one of the best minds on our humble little board. No BS.
  9. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this, I sorry I offended me again. He is a long time member and remember when he started at NCU almost 10 years ago.

    Never mind me, I probably was venting some of my frustations. I work in academia and it hurts to see some people making almost double just because of the name of the school they graduated.

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