Online MBA No Entrance Exam & No exams during course

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by pilot2014, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    I know this is not a new topic but all the info I found in this website is outdated many of the B Schools change their programs.
    Im Bachelor and I work as GM abroad. My work require that I travel often. I have no problem with writing papers instead of having exams and I'm fine writing a final thesis and projects. In the past I start an MBA online but I fail to finished because I couldn't be there for the examination or I didn't have time to prepare for the examination so all my time and money went to the trash.

    I'm looking for a Online MBA program with no exams. I would love to know, price, duration, TOFL is need it? and if they have some kind of accreditation.

    I read online that the following schools don't have exams but all that info was outdated. I contact the schools and this what they told me. Im still waiting for other schools to reply.

    Thank you very much for any help!

    American Public University System
    Modality: ONLINE
    Credits: 39
    Duration of program: 2 years
    Exams: yes / they said many
    Final exams: yes
    Accreditation: regional accreditation with the higher learning commission, north central association

    University of Texas
    Modality: OFFLINE
    Duration of program: 2 years
    Exams: yes / they said many
    Final exams: yes
    Accreditation: AACSB

    Edinburgh Business School
    Modality: ONLINE
    Price:Course fee: GBP 875; Delivery charge: GBP 25 // program have 9 courses
    Duration of program: 2 years
    Exams: yes
    Final exams: yes
    Accreditation: In the UK system, institutions have an accreditation status by virtue of degree-awarding powers (recognised bodies) through a Royal Charter or an Act of Parliament
  2. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    There was a time when Western Governors University did not have exams. It was all papers and projects. That has changed. Now most of the classes have proctored exams. Some are SOLELY proctored exams, others are proctored exams AND projects/papers.

    You may want to check out Northcentral University. IIRC, a forum member here (ryoder) completed an MBA fairly quickly with most/all of it being papers.
  3. mcjon77

    mcjon77 Member

    One question, though.

    If you are not a strong writer in the English language, why would you want an MBA program that is 100% writing papers?
  4. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    mcjon77 , thank you for your help. I have no problems writing in English. English is not my mother tongue but I have no problems writing in English. I can do the course also in Spanish/French but I couldn't find any good online MBA programs in this language.
  5. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Edinburgh Business School's distance learning MBA not only has exams, as you correctly identify, it's assessed entirely by exam. The generic MBA has 9 courses, MBAs with specialisms (in strategic planning, finance, marketing, or HRM) have 11 courses.

    You describe an offline MBA from the "University of Texas." With the University of Texas, as with many U.S. universities, you have to be careful about the name. When "University of Texas" is used on its own to refer to a school that grants the MBA, that most correctly refers to the University of Texas at Austin.

    Now, the University of Texas at Austin is the flagship of the University of Texas System. There are eight other general-purpose universities with "University of Texas" in the name – for example, the University of Texas at Dallas – that have entirely separate faculties, curriculums, admissions standards, accreditation statuses, etc. (On accreditation status, all are regionally accredited, but some may have hold different specialized accreditations or not, etc. On top of those 9 general-purpose universities, there are 6 health science universities in the system.

    So if you were following up a reference to a "University of Texas" online MBA without exams and all you found was an offline MBA with lots of exams, you might have been looking at the wrong member of the University of Texas System.
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  6. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    Jonathan Whatley; thank you for the explanation. Do you know if there is other options ?

    Thank you on advance
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Didn't Bears' Guide to the Best MBAs by Distance Learning mention some UK-based MBA degree that was entirely by papers (no exams)?
  8. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Remember that in the U.K., "papers" is often a synonym for exams. (Via a shortening of "examination papers.")
  9. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    Georgia WebMBA

    Grades are based on reports, exams, assigned case studies and simulations, and participation in course and team activities.

    No course residencies: No visits are required for courses. There are no proctored exams.

    Means that all the exams are online? open book or what? someone have any experince

    The Georgia WebMBA&reg | College of Business | Georgia College
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Trident University International - 100% online, no exams. I think it is $300 per credit and a 44 credit MBA.
  11. jotucker83

    jotucker83 New Member

    Yes, WGU just changed their MBA Program structure. OP it's going to be hard to find a MBA program with just "papers" right now.
  12. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    South University is paper and discussion threads.
  13. Paradox4286

    Paradox4286 New Member

    While there are no true residencies, you must attend a weekend workshop at the beginning of the degree.

  14. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

  15. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    Thanks again Paradox. The problem is that I live outside the US
  16. pilot2014

    pilot2014 New Member

    Thanks Randell. I'm checking on it. Looks like a very good option.
  17. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

  18. jra

    jra Member

    Southwestern College Winfield, KS
    HLC Accredited, no exams, but writing intensive MBA
    39 to 57 credits depending on your background / track
  19. TMW2009

    TMW2009 New Member

    I'd still consider checking on the Georgia WEBMBA. What they specifically say on the website is:
    One might take this as meaning that those who are accepted into the program that live outside of the Continental US may not have to worry about attending the orientation. Doesn't hurt to ask, right?

    Edit -
    Actually, on the tuition page it says
    so it would come down to whether they accept international students. Besides, you'd be in demand for the Global Business Course
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  20. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    Check out the following:
    University of London
    MBA International Management | University of London International Programmes
    (My understanding is that exams are offered at many locations around the world - it would seem to me that you could find time to take an exam every few months (like you might for other appointments).

    UK Open University
    F61 - Master of Business Administration - Open University
    You would have to research exam vs. paper.

    Good luck with your search.

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