Easiest, Quickest, & Cheapest (LOL) Online & Regionally Accredited Business PhD/DBA

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by BadTeacher1, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I agree, the issue seems to be that the job market grows more for low level positions than those ones that require graduate degrees. The few jobs that require PhDs seem to be unattainable, I was just looking at the requirements of the jobs in my area that require a PhD and I don't qualify for none of them, many require multiple skills, 10 years of experience and willing to pay 50 to 70K.

    There is also a growing trend to hire more adjuncts and less full time people in IT. It is just easier to replace people when technologies change when they are part time that firing tenured people that do not adapt to new technologies.

    An adjunct career is more feasible but this means grading multiple papers a week, no benefits, no job security and a need to keep retraining all the time as course needs change constantly. My adjunct career was giving me enough to pay the bills but things were extremely hectic, some schools would give you a policy of 3 days grading for assignments. Needless to say that you would just give A or Bs to avoid wasting time with student's complaints and give little feedback. The student is the king in the for profit environment so you cannot afford to piss anyone off otherwise you will be showing the door, this is something that I don't miss from my adjunct career.

    My wife is hiring an admin assistant for her office and got resumes of few people with PhDs and few with bachelors degrees, obviously she is not going to interview them but that shows the lack of opportunities for those with high credentials.

    At some point you have to give it up, it is true that there is a shortage of accounting professors but by the time you qualify the jobs might not be there anymore. It is going to take you some time to qualify for them, you need to get your credentials, publish few papers in journals and adjunct few accounting classes before people start giving you interviews for tenure tracks in accounting. It might happen but again it might not, but at some point you need to give it up if it doesn't.

    At some point PhDs in CS were gold, most schools would hire them in large quantities given the high demand of CS education. Today is a different story, most PhD CS graduates work as software developers in positions that only require a BS or MS.

    I have Doctorate in MIS, today many schools are closing MIS departments as these degrees are not so in high demand as CS people with some business background are taking jobs in MIS. I retrained in IT Audit and Risk Management but it took me years before moving into this area. Things move too fast in the modern world and it is hard to catch trends that last very short periods of time.
  2. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Open Distance & e-Learning
    Pan Africa Christian University offers a Phd in leadership online. The university is evangelical and has been established for a longtime.
  3. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    That's what is so attractive about DL. If I get credentials but not the job, I'll be at the same place where I'd be if I didn't try, plus a neat diploma. Thankfully, British degrees are not expensive. If I go for H-W DBA, that's a non-negligible sum, sure, but it's manageable, and there are worse ways to waste money in your middle age. That's why I fully intend to resume my LLB as well, even though the chances that I'll ever qualify to practice law with it are very low in US and zero in Canada (I'm NOT getting TWO LLMs through night school at York PLUS articling or LPC, thank you very much). At around $3-4K for the whole thing, it's a neat hobby.
  4. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Cool hobby! I wish I had the energy. What did you mean by, " At around $3-4K for the whole thing"?
  5. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    It's GBP1000 a year (1350 first year). Graduate entry is 3 years. Adds up to just over 4K (I thought it's a bit less; they may have upped the tuition a bit). Still.
    Also, since I took and passed Year 1, over 1/3 of this is sunk cost at this point. I can continue, spend $2600 by today's exchange rate, and get a law degree; or stop and get nothing.
  6. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    In some countries education is free such as in France and Spain. It is common to see in these countries people with multiple degrees. I met an MD from Spain that had more than 20 degrees, if degrees are free, people take them as hobby.

    The law degree has utility for your accounting career, many schools hire lawyers to teach taxation. You can practice as a tax consultant without a license, many people with foreign law degrees practice as tax consultants. You could legally use in your business card the LLB designation and call your self a tax consultant.
  7. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Not a bad thing if you ask me.

    There are certainly uses, although I'm not sure I want to be a "tax consultant". Teaching tax and business law is a possibility, though UK law degree is quite clearly undergraduate.
  8. prloko

    prloko New Member

    Like :fing02:

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