Hey guys I've been reading this site for a long time but took the plunge to register as I had some questions (and hopefully will now be able to answer a few myself going forward). Specifically, I'm an ex-Investment Banker. About 25 years at Tier 1 institutions, have done business in 28 countries and lived in five, American by birth I currently reside in England and have done so since 1997. Dutch wife, no desire to return to the US. I've got a MBA General Management (University of Hull, 2010) and an MSc Quantitative Finance (University of Westminster, 2002) as well as an Undergrad in Math and Computer Science (USA, 1980). I started my MBA part time in 2005 but in 2008 left banking to finally finish this degree. I had been teaching Econometrics part time since 2003 at a University here in London, something I really enjoyed and, while finishing my MBA, picked up a few more hours and long story short when I completed by MBA in 2010 decided I'd had enough of banking and wanted to teach full time. I haven't had a problem finding work due to the relatively arcane nature of what I'm teaching (in addition to an Econometrics course I've added Risk Management, a Trading & Analysis course, a few other courses and I tutor dissertation students who are pursuing Capital Markets oriented topics) but have seen how the academic system works and so would like to take a terminal degree. I was in touch with Walden but they wanted me to (re)take Reseach Methods, something that I felt was unfair as I've got a very solid MBA and MSc and in addition they wanted me to take several "core" classes and so haven't progressed with them (fine institution by the way). Ideally I'd like a programme that would let me just get on with the research, no core classes, no comps, etc. Already have a very solid topic in mind, and could create a research proposal relatively quickly. I asked in another thread about Monarch Business School University For Graduate Studies in Management - Monarch Business School but thought I might raise the broader question here, as well as introducing myself! So how about it: Doctorate / DBA / DPhil / terminal degree, minimal time (I like Monarch's three year programme), no comps in the middle, viva at the end is ok, minimal annual residence and ideally less than $50K. For point of reference ISM in Paris is a good match but runs about 70K Euro, maybe / $80K. And yeh, a school that will work with non US residents as, it seems, most who advertise here won't. Thanks for any tips or leads!