Distance MBA worth Max $10,000 (USD)

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  1. Gjay

    Gjay New Member

    Does any one know of a good recognized Distance learning MBA institution in Canada or USA where I can pay maximum $10,000 (USD) for an MBA program?

  2. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

  3. Magister

    Magister New Member

    Unless you qualify for in-state tuition, $10,000 will be difficult (for a GOOD and recognized MBA degree)...

    But it depends what you mean by 'good'...
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  4. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    By "good" and "recognized" I assume you mean a regionally accredited institution that most people know either because of its academic or athletic reputation. There are 1 or 2 schools in this category in the $10k range, but only if you qualify for in state tuition. I think Oklahoma State's MBA is roughly $10k, but only if you live in Oklahoma.

    If by "good" and "recognized" you mean a regionally accredited school with an established campus presence, you have options that can be found on the geteducated.com links already posted above.

  5. chasisaac

    chasisaac Member

    Does DETC count? If so Andrew Jackson Uni.
  6. Ruble

    Ruble New Member

    Columbia Southern is DETC accredited and roughly 9k. www.columbiasouthern.edu.

    If I wasn't in the process of making a switch to education I would have changed to an AACSB certified school, even though I think the certification is overrated.
  7. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Instead of CSU, Amberton University is RA for less than $9K ($8100). http://www.amberton.edu/
  8. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    I am afraid AJU is not well recognized, not to mention some limitations that a DETC degree has.
  9. Ruble

    Ruble New Member

    I agree for the most part Vin, RA is a must for areas where there is a great deal of competition. In smaller, rural areas, a DETC MBA works great.
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  10. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I really like Columbia Southern, but before I spent 9K on any DETC accredited MBA, I'd look at Amberton ($8100), Chadron State ($7100), Columbia College ($10,400), or North Alabama ($10,400). All are regionally accredited and all will give you far greater utility down the road.

  11. lchemist

    lchemist New Member

  12. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    California State University Dominguez Hiils has an online MBA; tuition starts at $12,000 (may be higher depending on specialty). Also they require prerequisites.

    Here is an alternate to an MBA offered by California State University Bakersfield:
    (note: 45 quarter units = 30 semester units)
    Tuition $110 to $160 per quarter unit.
    Degree then costs in the range of $4950 to $7200.

    Since the US dollar is gaining strength US degrees are getting more expensive for non-USA residents.
  13. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Wow, that's really inexpensive...and potentially quick (9 courses). What kind of career options do you think are available with a MSA? How do you think that looks on a resume (Master of Science in Administration)?

  14. Ruble

    Ruble New Member

    You know, as washed out as MBA's are today, that might not be too bad. You might get more questions about your studies by a potential employer who has already seen X,000 MBA applicants.
  15. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Last week I met with a client I have known for 20 years and who earned an MBA from Pepperdine several years ago (he already had a BS and MS in engineering). He just landed a great job as a program manager with an aerospace company; I asked him if his MBA helped him land the job. His response was "no, past job experience is what counted." This just reinforces my belief that degrees, for experienced professionals, are less important than what you can do for a company.
  16. vinodgopal

    vinodgopal New Member

    Degree could edge out a few insecurities in mind

    however it is the performance that will get him or her climb ladders in the end.
  17. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    True, but it would have been another note if that job would have required the education regardless of experience, the approach is; better have it and don't need it, than needed it and don't have it!
  18. vinodgopal

    vinodgopal New Member

    How about this route for the cheapest MBA on Earth, OP!

    enroll in an Indian university that has a study center in USA(i.e. if you live in US), knock off a year, get the credits transferred by AACRO or whatever thats called, and then complete the required remaining credits through an accelerated MBA online and end up spending only about $2500. One of my friends did that. He flew to India to knock off 3 years in Bachelors and then transfered his credits and then did the required credits through a US based RA school. He spent just $4000 for a RA bachelor's degree. Same could apply for a Masters as well I am sure. (This advice is for the OP alone)
  19. vinodgopal

    vinodgopal New Member

    my advice is not so easy, I know

    as one needs to be aware of the timing when the exams start to plan a trip to India if needed.
  20. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I completely agree, but I'm still curious as to how the Master of Science in Administration would be perceived.


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