Schellhammer Business School

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Viktoria, Apr 14, 2021.

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  1. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Hello Fellow degree seekers!

    Has anyone heard anything about this school (formerly Marbella University)? It seems legitimate at the first glance with ASIC accreditation. However, I wasn't able to find a single review about it, plus the fees are suspiciously low. What might be the catch?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Active Member

    I haven't looked into the accreditation and they don't actually have the fees listed on their site (sign up for spam? No thanks!) but they are in Spain and tuition in Spain is pretty cheap.
     
  3. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    This is from the brochure:

    ECOGNIZED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S HOME OFFICE
    •Approved by Ofsted, the Council for Higher Accreditation
    • A member of the National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC)
    •A member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory
    •A member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation)
    •An affiliate of ENQA (European Network for Quality Assurance)
    •An institutional member of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)
    •ASIC was assessed and met the requirements of ISO9001:2015 for the following scope of operations: “Accreditation for education institutions in the UK and worldwide.”

    SCHELLHAMMER BUSINESS SCHOOL HAS BEEN AWARDED COMMENDABLE GRADES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
    •Management and Staff Resources
    •Quality Assurance and Enhancement
    •Marketing and Recruitment
    •Learning and Teaching; Course Delivery
    •Student Welfare
     
  4. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    ASIC “ accreditation” is an almost sure sign of garbage. Nothing on their website is doing anything to make me question that first instinct.
     
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  5. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    I agree, skip it. There are plenty of choices out there, even cheaper as well...
     
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  6. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Really? Can you recommend some? Every time I find an affordable option it's either half-accredited or not at all. And I can't really afford anything "triple crown".
     
  7. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Thank you for the insight. I'll keep looking then :)
     
  8. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    Hey just saw you studied at ENEB? I disregarded them for offering cheap electronic certificates, am I missing something?
     
  9. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Active Member

    You can get paper copies of your diploma/transcript, if you want, from ENEB. It just costs a bit extra to do so. Someone posted the fees on the sister forum. It's about $150 for the physical copies of everything.
     
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    So.

    Ummm.

    What does half-accredited mean?
     
  11. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    @Viktoria , what is your budget? Where are you located? If you're in the USA, there are RA/NA colleges & universities that offer inexpensive Bachelors & Masters.
     
  12. Viktoria

    Viktoria New Member

    I am in Costa Rica, looking for online Masters in English.
     
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  13. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Are you a Costa Rican citizen or an ex-pat?
     
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    There are a lot of them. It might help narrow it down if you told us more about your professional goals. Why specifically a Master degree in English, for example?
     
  15. Courcelles

    Courcelles Member

    Before you answer this question, perhaps clarify this: Do you want a degree in English as the subject of your studies, or a degree where the language of instruction is English, but studying some other subject?
     
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  16. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Yes. They are legitimate. The price has no bearing on that but I do understand how it makes people wonder about its standing. Lots of schools offer electronic versions of degrees so nothing improper or odd there. ENEB does offer physical diplomas as well.

    It's typical for propios from Spain to be very inexpensive. In general, education in Spain is much less expensive than many other places and definitely way less expensive than the United States, although ENEB's degrees are lower priced than most others even in the Spanish market. Still, legitimate.
     

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