RA MBA for $3000? Hellenic American University

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Acolyte, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    It appears everyone was doing the externship during their third semester although there is no word on how many passed or completed it. Many people said they submitted it though. They are currently accepting students with one graduate degree I know many students like that in the program already. Unfortunately, they did not have a "hooding" ceremony due to Covid the last cohort so we hope maybe they do this time.
    The VUL DHA program does not accept any transfer credits to fulfill the doctoral level required courses.

    As a second option for a doctoral degree, I found that Liberty University takes NA credits so you can transfer up to 50% towards a program if the courses fit.
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  2. Alpine

    Alpine Active Member

    I called Liberty and they won't accept credits over 10 years old nor will they apply doctoral credits towards a master's degree program. Transfer credits towards a Liberty doctorate is useful info. Thanks.
  3. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Correct 10-year limit on transfer credits and it has to apply to the program where the credits are applicable. In this case, a doctoral-level program for doctoral-level credits although depending on the master's level credits you have, some may be accepted towards a doctoral degree if they are upper level coded. It's really at the discretion of the school.
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Glad you didn't miss out!

    So, with HAU out, which RA MBA has the lowest TCO?
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  5. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Might be WGU if you can bang it out in two semesters. (6 months each)
  6. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    As Futuredegree mentioned above, CBE is still king, for those who can cram big time and finish lightening fast.

    Other than CBE, Amity University Noida's MBA is $4k.

    Stateside, the least expensive I'm aware of are ENMU and GSW. They're both $9k, give or take a couple of hundred, after all fees are tallied.

    At $10k, we have a few more familiar names like Amberton and Eastern.
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  7. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    Just keep in mind Amity University Noida is in India although online.
    The rest of the finds are pretty good and there are other alternatives if you dig deep enough.
    If NA is not a problem University of the People Offers a "Free" MBA (minus the fee for each course)
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  8. Courcelles

    Courcelles Active Member

    At the 10 to 11k mark, options abound.

    Someone who needs an RA MBA for minimal cost could always pre-study managerial accounting and finance, and then try to blow through WGU’s for 4.5k in six months. Those two seem to be the killers of a lot of one-term MBAs at WGU, yet are so standard in content someone could learn most of what they needed before starting the 6 month clock.
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  9. Flelmo

    Flelmo New Member

    I was just offered the $3000 price for starting in the Spring II term (March 28), just by asking. They asked me where I saw that the promotion had expired, and I pointed them to their own page.
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    But also keep in mind that Amity is RA, thus fine for US grads. WASC must think Amity is "pretty good" too.
    Amity says it's "Asia's only Non-Profit University to get U.S. Regional Accreditation." Looks like a helluva deal for $4K.

    All the above and more on the website - here: https://www.amity.edu/about-recognition.aspx
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    A second Indian choice worth mentioning is Don Bosco Global. It has excellent Indian accreditation - and is run by an Order of the Roman Catholic Church. I think we have one or two US members who are distance MBA grads from there. It used to be WAY cheaper than it is now - about $2500 when I first heard of it. Now it's more like $5000+. Still a very good school and I'm told its degrees get good equivalencies - but it's not RA (although it's generally deemed equivalent on evaluation) and not $4000 - as Amity is.
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  12. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    IIRC, the people who have Don Bosco degrees didn't get asked too many questions at the time, but it's not exactly a piece of cake for non-Indians to enroll at an Indian university. I'm not disputing their quality, but it might not be worth it if they've since updated their enrollment practices to be more in line with what they're actually "supposed" to be doing (per the Indian government).
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  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Very interesting - can you tell us what the new practices are, or where we can find them? I can't imagine a reputable Indian school, e.g. those under discussion, not doing what their gov't says they have to. That would be Un-Indian. Is there a compulsory Hindi test? :)
  14. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    From what I remember, non-Indian persons are supposed to send their information (prior schooling, transcripts, etc.) to the Indian government's evaluator - their version of WES. The website for this agency (when I looked in 2020 or 2021) most closely resembled an old Geocities-type website and it was difficult to figure out where to go and what to do. Among other things, I think that the convoluted process involved gathering all your documents, sending them in a specific manner (overnight FedEx?), and a payment process that could be impossible for non-Indians.

    I think the idea was that the evaluation process was meant for Indians who had, perhaps, traveled abroad to get a Bachelor's degree and were now coming home to get a Master's degree. It wasn't really intended for foreigners. Foreigners CAN apparently do it, but it's a huge hassle, based on an antiquated system that asks for things not really used outside of India. There may also have been something about needing to be physically in India for at least part of the process, but I may be misremembering.

    Someone who went to Don Bosco commented on the thread that discussed this process when it came in the other forum. They mentioned that they hadn't had to do that and maybe they just got lucky or that they got their degree(s) before India put in these requirements.
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll nose around (my usual hobby) and report back. I appreciate having this info.
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I did. None of this entanglement seems to apply at Don Bosco Global. Or Amity. I've included links so you can see for yourselves. Their payment methods are straightforward - credit card or easy-peasy looking standard bank transfer. No other authorities involved. Here: https://www.dbuniversity.ac.in/dbuglobal/payment.php

    Amity has separate admission pages for foreign and Indian students. There was much talk re: Indian standards, i.e. 10+2 (High School) and "mark sheets" - transcripts. I saw no talk of 3rd parties for foreign degrees except that they need an AIU equivalency. I imagine this may not apply to US grad students as this is a RA school and would, for Americans, follow the rules of its accreditor.

    You can read the application procedures here: https://www.amity.edu/admission-procedure-nri.aspx
    I think this is designed to be do-able, especially for US students. I'd say it's pretty obvious that Amity went to the trouble of being the ONLY RA non-profit in Asia -- solely to make their school more accessible to US students than other schools in their area.

    I notice both schools have strong links to Christianity. I've noticed that educational authorities in India will sometimes cut religion-oriented schools a bit of bureaucracy-related slack - no matter which (recognized) religion the school espouses. Maybe that's part of the reason the hurdles are absent - maybe not.

    This could be, as I thought - a hell of a deal, if all the stars align - but do all of them - ever?
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I hope that at least sometimes - they do. :)

    AND of course, to make their degrees easily useful to Indian grads who wish to work in the U.S.
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  18. Allvia

    Allvia New Member

    Hopefully more people get to take advantage of this amazing deal while they are still offering it to the US students.
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  19. Flelmo

    Flelmo New Member

    I'm registered for Marketing Management starting 5/28, and Business Landscape in the summer term. Here's hoping all goes well.
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  20. chris richardson

    chris richardson Active Member

    It will, both good courses
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