Finishing CCU MBA, Now what??

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Broderick, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Broderick

    Broderick New Member

    Well folks,
    It seems like it was only yesterday I was making my first post on this forum. Who can believe it has been three years! It has been an adventure.
    I'm this close ( l l ) to finishing my MBA at CCU! I'd like to look into a PhD. program in leadership or management sciences. Originally I was thinking of continuing with CCU, but since they are candidates for accreditation with the DETC, they have stopped taking applications for their PhD. programs. A lot of the “good” California state approved programs in other schools are also taking this same route, which leaves me looking. Does anyone have any advice on a school that would consider me as a candidate?
    Any positive, constructive, realistic, non – biased advice would be appreciated.


  2. Broderick

    Broderick New Member

    Thanks Dr. Dave,

    I saw that, however I would prefer a PhD program rather than a DBA. I like the idea of a research based degree.


  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave New Member

    Yes. California Pacific University (state approved) is not seeking DETC at this time and still offers its DBA program. Why not check it out to see if it will meet your needs?
  4. Broderick

    Broderick New Member

    Is that all?

    No one else going to throw their two cents in?

  5. May I ask what you plan to do with the Ph.D.?

  6. Broderick

    Broderick New Member

    Put it in a frame.... But seriously. My plan is to enrich my understanding of the managerial/leadership art and science. Possibly write, consult, and speak. I definitely plan on applying the information that I research into my professional career.


  7. Jeff Hampton

    Jeff Hampton New Member

    Re: Is that all?

    Here's my two cents: If at all possible, defer the awarding of your degree until after CCU gains accreditation.
  8. brandon

    brandon New Member

    Congrats man. That's awesome that CCU will be accredited, too.
  9. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Have you tried North Central University? Since CCU will get DETC accreditation, I would suggest to look for DBAs or PhDs from overseas universities. I know that australian universities normally accept DETC graduates son perhaps your CCU can get you admission in an australian university. In the US most the online universities ask for a RA MBA for admission but perhaps things can be negotiated with some extra credit work.
  10. Chip

    Chip Administrator

    We should probably be a little careful with language here.

    As far as I know, DETC has not conferred accreditation on Cal Coast, and, by policy, DETC does not grant "candidacy" or anything that implies that accreditation will be forthcoming.

    As such, we can *speculate* that it's likely that Cal Coast will achieve DETC accreditation (given DETC's checkered history granting accreditation to more than one less-than-wonderful program) but I think it's probably unwise to represent that it's a done deal.
  11. Mark Tisdail

    Mark Tisdail New Member

    Probably not what you want to hear, but now might be a good time to start over.
  12. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    A little be sarcastic, but the answer to the question "What now?" is a simple "Do a real MBA" or "Make some business cards with the new degree"

    As indicated in many of the posting here, the CCU degree has many limitations and it is not something that could be used for "A next step".
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 17, 2003
  13. Broderick

    Broderick New Member

    Thanks for the positive feedback.....:rolleyes:



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