Good DL Entrepreneurship Program

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  1. Vince Freeman

    Vince Freeman New Member

    Hey Guys,

    Does anyone know of a GOOD entrepreneurship DL program?

    After 15+ in the IT industry, I've realized that more technical knowledge is not going to make my life any better, and the industry is not going to get any better. I'm trying to get off the employee mery-go-round and would like to better learn how to be an entrepreneur.

    I started 2 business before, worked out ok, but always felt that with the right education I could do much better.

    I'm not in it for the degree, that's cherry on top, but to get a good education.

    Any advice?

    Cheers,

    Vince
     
  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Last time I tried to create an MBA thread, some guy named Vince ripped my head off. So, I figure, why bother?
     
  3. Vince Freeman

    Vince Freeman New Member

    Well, I'm sure that this being my first post on the topic of business, and fifth post ever on this board, would disqualify me as your nemesis. My profile will show all of my 5 posts ever made on this board.

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience; I assure you, this Vince is interested in what you have to say!

    Cheers,

    Vince.
     
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  4. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    If you don't mind a National accredited degree Andrew Jackson offers MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and they are holding a promotion to zero tuition if you get sponsor with one of their partners. Many of this board including myself have jump into this promotion.

    Best of Luck.
     
  5. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  6. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

  7. Mike_UCD

    Mike_UCD New Member

  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Sorry if I seemed a bit testy this morning. In the previous (now abandoned) MBA thread wherein I had a run-in with (apparently another) Vince, the main point of issue was a debate over the definition of the word GOOD. Some would define the word GOOD by flat-out stating that there is no substitute for Harvard. Others might be willing to take, say, any Ivy League school. Others would be willing to take any AACSB school. Others would be willing to accept any regionally accredited school. And yet others might be willing to take any nationally accredited school. I tend to define GOOD as any program that one has the grades to get into and the money to afford. I also tend to assume that others (besides the thread-starter) will stumble onto this thread in the future and so, when I make a post on possible DL options for a given degree title, I tend to list all legitimately accredited options (at least the ones I know about) and let each reader decide which program is GOOD enough for them.
     
  9. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    American Military University www.apus.edu
    Andrew Jackson University www.aju.edu
    Ashland University www.ashland.edu
    Babson College www.babson.edu
    Ball State University www.bsu.edu
    Cameron University www.cameron.edu
    Capitol College www.capitol-college.edu
    University of Colorado Denver www.cuonline.edu
    Drexel University www.drexel.com
    Jones International University www.international.edu
    Nova Southeastern University www.nova.edu
    Peru State College www.peru.edu
    Post University www.post.edu
    Queen Margaret University College www.qmuc.ac.uk
    Stratford University www.stratford.edu
    TUI University www.tuiu.edu
    Walden University www.waldenu.edu
    Western Carolina University www.wcu.edu
    William Howard Taft University www.taft.edu
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute www.wpi.edu
     
  10. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Ted - Nice list. You've made some "good" points. Everyone has different criteria and, as we know, one man's ceiling is another man's floor. Of course, that's a city kind of thing. If you're in the country then you really ought to let that guy out of your cellar.
     
  11. Vince Freeman

    Vince Freeman New Member

    No sweat mate, life is too short.

    You do bring a good point! To me GOOD is defined as a school which prepares you the best, in the most affordable way. I'm looking to enhance my knowledge on how to start a business, to that end, a GOOD entrepreneurship program, to me, is one who prepares me best for this task.

    Harvard may be a great education, however, I can not afford it (hell, I probably could not get in if I wanted.) At the other end of the spectrum, a free school, RA or otherwise, that does not teach me anything worth while, is worth what I paid for.

    I want a good education, I could care less about accreditation or the sheep skin.

    The University of Tampa said it best: http://test.ut.edu/academics/business/entrepreneurship/index.cfm
    "Self-employment is only one career option for graduates of the entrepreneurship concentration. Other career options are intrapreneurship (innovation in large organizations), venture capital, and social entrepreneurship."

    This is what I want to learn how to do, in the most throughout and affordable way possible (through distance learning.)

    Thanks for your comments.

    Cheers,

    Vince.
     
  12. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  14. friartuck

    friartuck New Member

  15. DBA_Curious

    DBA_Curious New Member

    Hey folks,

    That WCU Masters in Entrepreneurship looks fantastic.

    It's AACSB. The classes are about entrepreneurship 1st and foremost (they're not repackaged in any way from other programs). And the tuition for distance learners is $440 per credit.

    You can learn more about it here -> In-depth Information I'm posting a better link than the one posted earlier. This actually shows the coursework needed for the degree.

    The only negative is that classes start next week or I'd be in it!!
     
  16. tcmak

    tcmak New Member

    Imperial College London has a DL MBA programme, where you can specialise in Entrepreneurship. They also accept students for taking one of their courses too.

    IC is one of the best b-school in Entrepreneurship!

    www.ic.ac.uk/tanaka
     
  17. Vince Freeman

    Vince Freeman New Member

  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Associate's Degree

    Williston State College www.wsc.nodak.edu offers an AAS Entrpreneurship online.
     
  20. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    California Intercontinental University, formerly known as California University of Technology www.caluniversity.com , offers a DBA in Entrepreneurship which is now accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.
     

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