Self-Paced Bachelors Degree For Less Than $2000?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by toyangco, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Phdtobe

    Phdtobe Well-Known Member

    Same here. My advice, unless you are doing this for professional development where the degree is not important, one should wait until someone from DI completes all the courses and report the outcome. My plan is to complete all the courses and report back to DI but that could take a while. In the meantime, one should pursue a sure degree.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Great suggestions from AsianStew, as always, though some might require exceptional effort (and possibly no sleep for a few months :) ). Some involve taking five distance courses simultaneously and completing them very quickly. Others involve getting 90 credits from various sources and finishing at a specific school - and yes, those 90 credits can be inexpensive, but not free. They add up quickly.

    Another suggestion: Maybe ask University of the People if you can qualify for a 50% scholarship (or better). That would put the entire degree in the $2000 range, for you - from one (good) school, no marathons needed. Maybe they can do even better and you get 100% of the cost paid. They have 100% scholarships. Their scholarship page is here:
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I can hardly wait for the day that Toyangco makes it happen! And I believe he will...
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sorry I missed this thread earlier, or I'd have said something then.

    I've been looking at - and commenting on - Malaysian distance programs in forums since around 2004-5: OUM, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Multimedia U., Wawasan, LimKokWing - quite a few. They averaged $5,000 for a Bachelor's back then - and it's a relief to know, thanks to Toyangco, that they're still very reasonable - in North American terms. But they're way out of Toyangco's ballpark of $2,000. Nevertheless, with some DI members' help, he will find what he's looking for, though not, obviously, in Malaysia. Yes, I believe he will.
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  5. toyangco

    toyangco New Member

    Thank you for the kind words. I really hope I can indeed make it happen. Given all these great options, I am still leaning towards University of the People and SMC University because of the sheer difficulty of doing the coursework during the intended timeframe to achieve the suggestions made by Asianstew.
  6. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Actually, for the U of People and the other recommendations I mentioned. They require you to do the free Saylor exams to get 90 credits to transfer into the business programs. There is no difference until you hit the final 30 credits at the school you decide to go to. So, forget the school - just get your credits from Saylor and worry about the school after you hit 90+ credits from Saylor. You basically need to transfer 90 credits (75% of 120) into the school of choice and finish the final 30 credits (residency requirement) at U of People or any other school I mentioned.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Either way, Saylor Academy is the bomb!
  8. Maxwell_Smart

    Maxwell_Smart Active Member

    Asian Stew posted a ton of great options. One cool thing about Ashworth that almost nobody seems to utilize (I was told this by a school official) is their Life/Work Exam program. You can test out of up to 10 courses in a Bachelors program (that's equivalent to two semesters at Ashworth) and save a ton of money, and time.
  9. ali

    ali New Member

    I found a $2000 program from Brigham young university but that low price is only for mormons :(
  10. elcastor21

    elcastor21 New Member

    Less than 2K? you may want to look at the School of Business and Trade of Switzerland, its completely unaccreddited, somewhat well reputed and FREE!
  11. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    ENEB should be a better option than SOBAT, it really depends though... You can get the ENEB evaluated as a Bachelors by a NACES member, SOBAT might be harder to do so with the same NACES member.
  12. SamSam

    SamSam New Member

    I agree with this, too. Despite SOBAT is unaccredited (like many private Swiss schools, anyways), the education material is not bad at all. I’m going through the MA in Social Sciences in my free time, and I find the reading quite interesting and sometimes challenging. This is good enough for free education, IMO.

    EDU Effective Business School, a Czech professional training center, might be another choice for you. They offer their titulo propio MBA courses, among many others, for less than €700. Just know that their certificates may not be evaluated as equivalent in some places like the US (Hence, the words professional and titulo propio). They have a free trial for the first course in any program if you want to judge the quality of education before enrolling.

    Good luck, OP!
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  13. SamSam

    SamSam New Member

    I forgot to mention the branch of the Polish Jagiellonian Academy in Czech:
    IIRC, their Bachelor degree is accredited, unlike their postgraduate studies (Masters & Doctorates), and it is within your budget. Anyway, the school was discussed extensively in the forum on the Polish Education Overview that you can find by searching. I hope a similar thread can be posted for the Education in Czech Republic.

    Back to the subject. I tried to contact this FVES multiple times through email, WhatsApp and website contact form regarding the LLD program, but I never heard back from them. This, IMO, is bad customer service, so I crossed them off the list. You might have a better luck with them if you choose to try them out.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2023
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  14. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    They were quite responsive on their German site. But, well, I did not think that it was a good idea to do my BBA there and if you consider how desperate I was to get one this speaks volumes!
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