My DBA Journey at ESGCI

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by TEKMAN, Jul 17, 2023.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Dustin --but you're perpetuating a myth, here. It's all a front -- like the guitars and the watches -- but I'll admit, they DO look nice! All of them! :) As Martin Lawrence might put it, my real talent is "frontin' like I'm all that." ...And it's FUN!!!
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  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    You wake up in the morning, put a Movado on your wrist and a Telecaster in your hands... What a way to start the day! :)
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I understand that Antarctic Polytechnic has a great master's degree in Penguinology.

    I don't go for fancy cars
    For diamond rings
    Or movie stars
    I go for penguins
    Oh Lord I go for penguins

    Throw your money out the door
    We'll just sit around
    And watch it snow
    I go for penguins
    Oh Lord I go for penguins
    Penguins are so sensitive
    Penguins are so sensitive
    Penguins are so sensitive
    To my needs

    -- Lyle Lovett
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It was an interesting read -- but I didn't see anything about accreditation or equivalent. Lot of stuff about "recognized" Associates, no mention of the word degree anywhere. Looks like "Certificates of recognition" only. Recognized by whom? U of Antarctica itself, I guess.

    Also, the website looks like 1994 and the screen seems to be a max of about 1024 x 768 - a very old standard. Hard to trust a University with ancient technology -- particularly one with distance courses.

    A University without degrees? That's a switch.
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's normally the other way around.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'm pretty sure they're just being funny. But it is funny.

    I'm pretty sure my max resolution these days isn't any larger. ;)
  8. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    My five-year-old 15" laptop is 1366 x 768 - 16:9 aspect ratio - widescreen. 1024 x 768 is an old, 4:3 aspect ratio - 4:3 is a relic of DOS days, like 640x480. As for being funny - the course pathways etc. seem serious - and very interesting. Especially the Humanities. And this was interesting

    Tuition and Fees. Tuition is free for all online students, both resident and foreign; as per 1998EDU-7.9 of the Antarctica Universal-Education Statute.

    I didn't laugh once. Maybe that's on me. I'm gonna look into this further. If the site is active.
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    PS - even my almost 20-year old IBM NetVista desk-anchor (Yes-2004) displays 1366x768. It cost $58 in 2007 and has never failed me or cost me one cent in repairs. (Except a couple of dollars for a new CMOS battery after about 12 years.) Only other thing I've ever done is put a DVD writer in it. I'm having it bronzed, when it finally packs up. If it ever does, that is. :)

    I NEVER do photo-editing on the laptop (and I do quite a bit of it.). The old NetVista is just... better. :)
  11. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    What's the rationale for doing this over University of the Cumberlands?
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Does this help?
  13. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    What's the ROI for an unaccredited/unrecognized business degree?
  14. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Could be quite a lot.

    As we know, there are many false claims of degrees, and many people who profit from them. I would imagine such a degree used in less-than-discerning situations (like most employment situations) would do quite well. Of course, as John Bear put it so well, it's like putting a time bomb in your resume. You never know when it will go off. One person's unrecognized-but-legitimate degree is another person's diploma mill paper.
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  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Indeed. And depending on the audience, the word diploma mill is thrown around wildly inappropriately. University of Phoenix (RA, online) has been called a diploma mill. So has Quantic (NA, online). Heck, even Eastern (a B&M school around for nearly a hundred years) has been called a diploma mill.
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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Rich is right. Could be quite a lot. Besides, I don't think Tekman needs too awfully much ROI to justify an $8,500 degree. As he says, he'll likely pick up research skills and knowledge that he'll be able to use to good advantage in his proposed digital business. Shouldn't take too long to get his $8,500 back and then some, if that works. I don't think he views this degree as potential resume-embroidery. He has plenty of A-list degrees on that..

    Dr. Bear is right about time-bombs. I'm thankful tha, so far, I've had 30 years of employment and 30 years of retirement, and no time-bombs have yet gone off. Yep, 30 years since July 12, 1993. And 71 years in Canada, since July 12 1952. 71 years of undetected crime...
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Plus -- TEKMAN will be going to Paris -- and I won't. Zut alors! :(
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  18. Xspect

    Xspect Active Member


    How are things going. I would love to get an update

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