Deciding on most affordable online Doctorate for MBA graduate

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  1. chess

    chess New Member

    Greetings everyone,

    I'm writing to ask for an advice from the ones who have experience in the field of online studies. Basically, I have a Dual MBA degree from Europe and UK and currently working in a conflicted developing country where I am originally from. I have been working as a part-time academic lecturer for some time, however, in order to increase my chances for better career opportunities I have to study Doctorate, and while searching the internet I came across the following programs:

    1) Business School Netherlands' DBA: Online Executive DBA - BSN - Business School Netherlands

    2) Anaheim University DBA: https://www.anaheim.edu/online-business-administration-sustainable-management-and-tesol-programs/by-degree/doctoral-degrees/doctor-of-business-administration-dba-with-a-concentration-in-management.html

    3) University of Gdansk (Polish), they offer Doctoral studies in Economics: English Language Part-Time Doctoral Studies in Economics | University of Gda

    Why I selected the above courses? is because of the tuition fees and the admission procedures since many US and other develop countries' programs are a bit expensive, competitive and hard to be accepted to, and may require further international examinations and attendance which I cannot afford to since I am engaged in work, and leaving my work = bankruptcy.

    Please help. Thanks~
     
  2. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the new info. In the USA Cal South may have the cheapest accredited doctorates.
    https://www.calsouthern.edu/business
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Anaheim does not have what is generally considered to be the highest level of accreditation in the US. This may not matter if you intend on living outside the US but it's worth noting.
     
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    "English Language Part-Time Doctoral Studies in Economics is a three-year part-time profile of two one-week sessions per year in September and June and through e-learning." If that means going to Poland six times, that could be a deal breaker for many people.
     
  5. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Also BSN's hyperbole about "triple accreditation" is a concern for me."Triple accreditation status" in the context of business school is not what BSN has, so its claim is duplicitous even-though it has 3 accreditations. ACBSP is fairly useful because it is accept by DOE in the USA.
    "2015: Business School Netherlands receives triple accreditation status (NVAO, ACBSP and EduQua)"
     
  6. FTFaculty

    FTFaculty Well-Known Member

    That is nonsense what that school's saying, agreed, very disingenuous. As we all know, triple accreditation in business academia means: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA.
     
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    If I recall correctly, ACBSP is recognized by CHEA but not the Department of Education. That doesn't imply inferiority, it's just that it's not one of the programmatic accreditors that attracts Title IV eligibility in its schools.
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'm used to seeing AACSB EQUIS and AMBA referred to as Triple Crown accreditation. "Triple" alone just means three - and BSN does have three legit programmatic accreditations ... just not of the crown variety.

    J. (Grad of Howard, Howard & Fine University - a school with Triple Clown accreditation. :smile: )
     
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  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's them! My Dissertation Committee! :smile:

    J.
     
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Does it look like Anaheim University take a photo of a blank building and photoshop the name into it?

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  12. novadar

    novadar Member

    No, not at all

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  13. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It seems the company banner is at different corner
     
  14. chess

    chess New Member

    Well, thanks everyone.

    Still, I'm kinda confused here...the other day I came across this: https://www.ebsglobal.net/ but I dunno, from the posts above I realized that neither Anaheim, nor BSN sounds good, but my budget is limited since I already got a lot of debt, I could maximum spend 8000$ per year (in case of 3 years programs) but I don't think I could afford to more, any advice? I would appreciate it. Thank you~
     
  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    When cost is a big consideration and a non-US school is acceptable then someone (usually me) will suggest UNISA. A decent reputation for substantially less than $8K USD per year.

    Economic & Management Sciences
     
  16. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    EBS runs the biggest MBA program in the world and is an early pioneer in DL. It does not have the top accreditation, but it comes from a solid Scottish university (Heriot-Watt University) that ranks very well overall. I'd say it is a definite step up from both BSN and Anaheim (and in all likelihood, Gdansk as well). There are a few EBS MBA graduates on this forum, and a couple of posters started DBA (but stopped posting before reporting on their progress).
    We do not have detailed first hand accounts of this DBA program here, but I see no downside for it. It also seem to be between a third and half the price of any other comparable program in UK. If I were you I'd seriously consider it. In fact, I'm considering it for down the line.
     
  17. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Solid option.
     
  18. chess

    chess New Member

    Thanks everyone :)
     
  19. FTFaculty

    FTFaculty Well-Known Member

    I look into the UNISA programs and they look great, super bang for buck and all, largely due to the very favorable exchange rates rand to USD, but I wonder what kind of intake these doctorate programs have each year and what's the likelihood of getting in--probably remote, but I don't know.
     
  20. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

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