Online low- cost MBA...

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by LLBgal, Jun 3, 2021.

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  1. LLBgal

    LLBgal New Member

    I just looked up Purdue Global... it was coming up at $36k USD... am I missing a savings link? It would be very attractive at $10k.

    Walden didn't list their tuition so I've requested info.

    CRA is picky about what constitutes learning institutions... so I'd prefer some kind of accreditation so that I can get the tax credit which will ultimately help pay for the schooling!
     
  2. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Purdue Global Program: 2 real courses, 58 mini 1 credit courses. It's $1700/term, the faster you finish, the cheaper. I had someone follow my lead on this and was able to finish in less than 7 terms.
    Link: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/degree-programs/business/exceltrack-competency-based-mba-degree/ If you must go Canadian, I also highly recommend TRU Online MBA, it's $22.8K Canadian, it's a public provincial school vs U Canada West, U Fred, and comes in at a cheaper price than either of those, and it's ACCELERATED to boot! https://www.tru.ca/business/masters-degrees/admission-requirements/tuition.html#tab-3
     
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  3. LLBgal

    LLBgal New Member

    I don't have to go Canadian... I just need to make sure Accredited if the price is getting to the point where I would want the tax credit.

    I can't do the quick term suggestion you had unless it was an EMBA. I'm working full time currently and a single parent so loading up with courses would not work. I think WGU has something similar but I think it would work out more expensive for me in the long run.
     
  4. smartdegree

    smartdegree Active Member

    What you can do is check to make sure the school is part of a government approved list such as the link here:
    https://osap.gov.on.ca/SchoolSearchWeb/search/school_search.xhtml

    If it's there, it has pretty legit accreditation. OSAP will not allow anything that the CRA won't allow.
     
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  6. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Does your MBA need to be AACSB,Equis or AMBA accredited? Or would you be good with an MBA from an accredited school that has no specific program accreditation? That's a big one to consider to determine the money you want to spend.
     
  7. LLBgal

    LLBgal New Member

    It depends. If it is inexpensive <$5k... but has a good program and/ or good school name recognition... ultimately I don't care and can be out of pocket.

    If it is >$10k then I would like to be able to use it as a tax credit so it saves some money.

    I realize it is a tall order to find a good program that is online only, within budget and allows me to either pursue part- time or has an EMBA (or equivalent) stream. BUT... that's what I'm looking for. Oh yes, and ideally could be completed in less than 2 years. Ideally I would prefer a year but I'm not sure if all the EMBA programs will simply make it not feasible.

    I would prefer something with experience acknowledgement because some of the programs I've looked at require LENGTHY foundations courses if you don't have a bachelors degree in business. That will add a lot of extra cost and time.
     
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  8. HAU fills the bill really, even more so if they will let you get US rate of $3k USD.
     
  9. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Just like you, my undergraduate degree was in law.
    I then did the ENEB MBA and it was valued as a regionally accredited advanced bachelor of business administration.
    That's how I managed to apply to US schools and even already received acceptance into one, without having to take lengthy foundation courses.
    ENEB is a perfect building block to receive admission and some advanced standing in US schools.
    Especially since WES evaluates it as a master's degree from an unaccredited school and ECE evaluates it as a regionally accredited bachelor's degree. So if you take the ENEB MBA (less than 300$) and have it evaluated by a US evaluator (ECE or WES) for like 150$ then for 450$ and 4 months of your time you can start your MBA with a regionally accredited US school in fall and be finished in a year.
    If you have a GPA of over 3.0 you could gain admission into most graduate programs in business without having to take the GMAT / GRE.

    Deakin University sounds like a good deal in your situation.
    I also applied with them today.

    HAUNIV is also another great option.
    It costs 3-6k$ and the school is accredited but the program itself is not AACSB.
    www.hauniv.edu
     
  10. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    Georgia Southwestern State University is probably one of the better deals I've seen for AACSB programs, and ticks a lot of boxes:

    1. Regionally Accredited
    2. Program is AACSB
    3. For online program available to anyone in or out of state, or internationally, tuition is: $9,210.

    That's $257/Credit Hour

    https://www.gsw.edu/college-of-business-and-computing/mba-program
     
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  11. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Southeastern Oklahoma State University is another phenomenal deal.

    1) Regionally Accredited
    2) AACSB Accredited
    3) $11,880 for the program regardless of whether in Oklahoma or not

    That is $990 per 3 credit hour course or $330 per credit hour.
     
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  12. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Lamar University offers another affordable, RA/AACSB accredited online MBA. The total cost is $12,626 if you don't have to take any level courses.
     
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  13. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    South College offers an online MBA with quarterly tuition rates that cover a range of credits:
    1-9 credits: $3950/quarter (that averages down to as low as $438/credit hour at 9 hours)
    10-20 credits: $5500/quarter (that averages down to as low as $275/credit hour at 20 hours)

    Above 20: Additional $310/Credit Hour

    Theoretically, like with WGU and some other self-paced programs, one could complete the degree in one or two quarters. If you took 30 hours in one quarter, you would pay: $8600. Two Quarters: $11,000.

    https://www.south.edu

    Regionally Accredited school
    IACBE Program Accreditation
     
  14. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    Interesting take on the "Executive" style MBA program:

    Delta State's "Integrated MBA"
    • 30 Credit Hours
    • 100% Online
    • 3 Modules (grouping subject matter together)
    • Completed in as little as 1 year
    • Competitive Tuition Rates (it looks to me like you can get away with less than $10K)
    • ACBSP Accredited Program
    RA School with ACBSP Program Accreditation for less than $10K in less than one year completely online seems to be a decent offering in this space.

    https://www.deltastate.edu/college-of-business/graduate-programs/imba/
     
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

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    asianphd Active Member

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  17. Acolyte

    Acolyte Active Member

    This is interesting. It looks like there is a one-week immersive experience that you need to attend in the UK - but the price is definitely a great value - I'm not familiar enough with British and European accrediting though to know if this is a good prospect or not. It seems to be!
     
  18. Hamburger

    Hamburger New Member

    The National Tax Training School is accredited by the DETC.
    I think it is an excellent school.
    I have certificates from both of its tax courses.

    Also, the Enrolled Agent license is a highly regarded credential.

    AA - History - Rockland Community College
    AAS - Accounting - Rockland Community College
    AAS - Business Administration - Rockland Community College
    BA - History - Dominican College of Blauvelt
    BSc - Accounting - Dominican College of Blauvelt
    Graduate Business Certificate - University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
     

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