Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member


    While not everybody likes the designation "miniMBA" (I don't), there are lots of programmes named like this out there. Sometimes, they have their merits and sometimes they don't. My idea was to collect them here in this thread with a short description and a short discussion of their advantages and their faults.

    I'll start!

    Online Mini MBA Certificate (University of Buffalo)

    Costs $995, no credits. Reputable university.

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    $1,000 for no credits at all isn't likely a hot seller. Dealer should sell for less - or add credits.
    For a city TV hosts joke about, Buffalo has darn good schools, though - U.B., Daemen, D'Youville, Canisius...

    Maybe they should call it something else. Originality might help. A Uni near me peddles an 8 course "Diploma in Management Studies." Carries credits. Costs about 6-7 times as much. It sells...
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  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  4. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    Might as well choose ENEB / Universidad Isabel I MBA over this one. At least you get some kind of academic qualification and credits for less than $1000.
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  5. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    ...gosh dang to heck. I wanted to create a cool thread, but I have to admit that it has already outlived its usefulness right before it even started!!
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Many of them have - not just yours.
  7. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Guess so... Me go nap now.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    This kind of thing would interest me as a corporate or organizational leadership developer, especially if I could have it customized for my particular organization.
  9. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    This right here, you said what I was going to say :)
    I remember looking for mini mba's 2 years ago and thinking that 5k$ didn't sound that bad.
    Never had I thought an MBA could be had for less than 300$.
    I learned about the Groupon deal thanks to this forum.
    This forum changed my life :p
    Before that I was browsing Reed and hoping for a magical deal. Now I browse Spanish Groupon ha!
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Maybe you could make a business - buy these degree programs in bulk and resell them for profit on Spanish Amazon. Do they call it Spamazon? :)
  11. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Actually, there is a bonus program from ENEB (called "ambassador") - you get 50 Euro for each student referred.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    A correspondence school I once attended here in Canada used to give $50 for referrals. I never liked the school much, but I'll confess I completed five courses there, over the years, mostly because it was handy and fairly cheap - I always waited for the 25% discount and no-interest payment plan combo. As a favour to my friends, I NEVER referred any of them to this school, because it simply wasn't the best choice. Once, when a relative needed to choose a correspondence school, I directed him to another one - it was just plain better.

    Last year, I took a refresher course in Spanish from this school. I'd rather have taken a language I knew nothing about, but they only taught French and Spanish. The 3rd party materials, books and audio were good. Not $500 good, but OK. The assignments etc. prepared by the school were terrible. Prepared, obviously, by people who spoke colloquial Spanish - with all the mistakes allowed on the street but not in writing - or a job interview. They asked for a review after I finished and I told them. Dunno if anything will come of it. I won't be taking any more courses there. Thanks in part to DI and in part to the Information Superhighway - I can get way better for way less.
  13. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    I don't like referrals for money anyway. If I would not recommend it for free, I will not do it for money...and to avoid corruption, I do not do it for money anyway!
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  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    If I'm going to do something I consider iffy for money - it had better be for way more than $50. I could earn that much in half a day for honest work (perish the thought!) :)
  15. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    That was a non-subtle hint that mention of my positive experience with ENEB isn't appreciated by everyone. Got it :)
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No it wasn't! Talk about them all you want. It's a free forum. If you have good experience with them - good for you. I'm not saying otherwise, here, even if I did, before. I'm over that.

    It may/may not be a not-so-subtle hint I don't care for Amazon or Jeff Beezus, though. ...but you can still talk about them too, if you like. I promise I won't jump on you for it.

    Just playing with words.
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    As I said, that post was nothing about ENEB. Just a semi-serious business idea and word-play. I'm in a bad mood, but ENEB has nothing to do with it.
    Just finished my Christmas shopping -which is something I normally love. COVID-19 Christmas shopping is NOT fun.

    ENEBezer Scrooge.

    (The good part - 10 people, what they'll like, all done, no Internet suspense or waiting - all wrapped, all paid for, money back in the bank by Christmas.)
    (The bad part - half the stores are GONE - rest look like East Germany, 1959. COVID-19 was NOT kind to retail. But the authorities here did a good job and I'm still alive.)
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Authorities are still doing that job. They just put my city in the "red" zone - highest control short of lockdown. Doing what they have to do...
  19. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    I used to see affiliate programs with some schools around '99 to the very early 2000's. They may still be a thing, I don't know, but I haven't seen any since that time. I don't think affiliate programs are anything negative in terms of how to look at a school, it's just another enrollment vehicle, and if the school is managing it properly it won't become anything unethical just like any other type of affiliate program. The problem is when you have a lot of affiliates and not enough personnel to monitor and manage what each affiliate is doing (particularly ridding your network of those that do unscrupulous things within the program), a problem also not unheard of with other types of affiliate programs.

    At the moment, there are many sites/blogs posting recommendations to schools. They are already doing the job of an affiliate but just aren't being paid directly from it. Instead, they get paid through 3rd party advertisements on their site that usually aren't even from the schools they recommend.
  20. Life Long Learning

    Life Long Learning Active Member

    I like your idea but the thread is now way off the idea.
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