MBA with No Entrance Exam & No Thesis

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Pilot, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    I am happy to report that I have passed my last exam I am now waiting for the review and conferal .
    I would like to enroll into an MBA or Executive MBA program that has the following criterias:
    -Brick & Mortar Presence
    - Some Name recognition
    -No Entrance Exam
    -No Thesis
    - The program must be online
    -Some Residency for eg 2 weeks a year is ok
    Maximum of about 10-15k A YEAR
    -Some business Accreditation will be the icing on the cake
    Is there such a thing?
    P.s I would not consider UOP Walden or AIU no offense!
    Thank you very much
  2. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    If memory serves correctly, I think Texas A&M Commerce has an online MBA program that is AACSB and does not require the GMAT for admission.
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    You are right however it seems that there is a thesis and a comprehensive final exam.
  4. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    What state do you live in? That might help us know where to look.
  5. kozen

    kozen Member

    Why not look for a MBA with no entrance exam, no per course exam and no thesis? Anyone knows pls tell me too.
  6. kozen

    kozen Member

    Based on this sentence. It seems like you doesn't want any final exam too, right?
  7. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    While we're at it, let's see if we can find one with no course work too. :rolleyes:
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    That's right!
    I do not want a comprehensive final exam at the end of the program.
    I considered TUI it once but I changed my mind now that they are no longer part of touro.
    By the way I live in Dallas Tx
    Thank you
  9. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Most non ACCSB DL program will fit the bill for ex Amberton, TUI, NCU, walden, AIU etc..
    But the real diffrence here is that I want a brick and mortar school that will fit the same criteras
  10. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    I thought Amberton is a B&M school??
  11. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    I would try the following places:

    Charlseton Southern - 30 cr hr program. Very easy to work with. The price is right.

    University of North Alabama - if you have the right GPA they will waive entrance exams. Even then, if you don't have the GPA they will let you in conditionally until you pass 2 or 3 courses with a B. - So far, I love this place. My admission process is going well. - seems to meet your criteria.


    There are more. When I get my laptop back from repair I can easily look up the rest. I know that there are at least 20 programs that will do the trick for you.
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  12. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    I've got one...

    Regis in Denver meets your criteria. No GMAT, good B&M presence and reputation. Well-known in the Mountain area, less well-known elsewhere. Reasonable USNews ranking. No comprehensive exam and no proctored exams. When I was there, there were no exams at all (mainly homework, discussion postings, papers and a few group projects) but that may have changed. The Capstone class is in lieu of a thesis and is a group project with computer simulation. Price is ~$500 credit so it meets your price range. No additional accreditation other than RA but several folks here have mentioned that Regis could certainly be AACSB-accredited, it just doesn’t choose to, probably due to cost/expense and it doesn’t feel the need.

    I’m sure that there are cheaper programs but not many with the stipulations that you mention plus no exam or thesis.
  13. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    So is Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University.
    No Degree required no final exams etc...(Huge Name Recognition)
    But here is my dilemna
    I am currently an executive for a large company; My company is paying for the program and that is why the institution has to be in the US.
    I will have to convince HR as of the quality of the institutiom, Hence the Brick & Mortar presence ETC...
    Amberton is based in Dallas It has a name recognition in the area but...
    I am not trying to offense anybody far from it...
    I am just looking at my options
    As always, Thank you vey much for the help...
  14. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Regis Seems to fit the bill.

    Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any field of study.
    A completed online application form and a $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for previous Regis University students).
    Degree-bearing transcript and, if applicable, transcripts with foundation courses. Official transcripts must be sent within one month of your date of application and must be sent from your institution directly to Regis University CPS Graduate Admission Office.
    Two years of full-time significant work experience.
    An official GMAT score including writing score or the GMAT requirement may be waived by writing two 750 word essays for evaluation.
    Two recommendation forms.
    Faculty interview.

    Thank you I will look into it.
    Any others .........Thanks

  15. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Great thank you Looking forward to it!!!
  16. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Bellevue University -
    Seems to fit the bill as well I got the info on another site
    $405 per credit hour, about $10,000+ per year.
    36 credit hour program
    18 month program
    Brick & Mortar university located in Bellevue, Nebraska
    No residency requirements
    No thesis mentioned in MBA program description
    Many concentration choices (marketing, hr, finance, etc.)
    No entrance exams
    Regional accreditation via NCACS (HLC)
    Business program accreditation - IACBE
  17. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    So......why not take the GMAT??
  18. FLA Expatriate

    FLA Expatriate New Member

    Dallas Baptist University or University of Dallas. 6 classes in one year roughly cost $10,000 through each school. Both MBA programs are accredited by ACBSP.

    Up in the DFW area, you guys and gals have such a choice of colleges with DL programs. Amberton, Dallas Baptist, TAMU-Commerce, University of Dallas, UT-Dallas, UNT. Tarleton State even runs an extension campus around Fort Worth, I believe.

    If you really want to get fancy, try one of the exec programs through SMU or TCU. My former classmate's husband graduated from the TCU weekend MBA program. His company foot the bill, which was around $42,000.

    I also had a former co-worker graduate from the UT-Arlington limited residency MBA program. He says it was a good experience. While mostly online, the neat aspect about his experience was the networking opportunities afforded by the Fri/Sat courses.
  19. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    Liberty University should meet most of your needs:

    Brick & Mortar presence: check
    No entrance exam: check
    No thesis: check
    Online: check
    $10,000 - 15,000 per year? It's a little more expensive: about $17,700
    Business accreditation? No icing here, but it is regionally accredited.

    In the DFW area, having an MBA from a Baptist institution would probably be seen as a plus.
  20. skidadl

    skidadl Member

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