Ssh... wanna buy an university?

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  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!

    Stumbled upon a funny thing while surfing the net. There is an "university" on the net which awards among others a "Bachelor in Theology" for $175. All this "accredited", if you can say so, by FLDOE under religious extemption.

    Doing a little recherche, I found that this whole thing is for sale. If you want to buy this thing for $129.000, you can do so under https://china*dot*businessesforsale*dot*com/chinese/genesis-university-100-online-education-business-for-sale*dot*aspx

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    You should inquire and ask them about cash flow, etc. Could be interesting.
     
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  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    ...yes, that's what I am afraid of...
     
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    C'est toujours une bonne idée.
     
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    (1) No you can't say so. It's not accredited - it's licensed by the State -not accredited by them. If they only award religious-themed degrees - they qualify regardless of standards.
    (2) Why would anybody BUY this "Home of the $199 Doctorate" for $129K when they can make their own for maybe 1K including a diploma printer?

    100K+ to buy a Titelmühle? Not usually. But for a fampous one (like this isn't)? I hear Axact paid $1 million for Almeda U, over 30 months -- but that place did huge numbers. That's different.

    Buy this one? That would be stoopid. And who wants that? In another thread, it's mentioned that the Breyer State guys started a similar Florida school, American National Theism University, that issues "Ethereal" degrees under religious exemption. Bet they have a LOT less than $129K in it. If these places actually sell - you should maybe create and immediately sell 7 or 8 - you'd walk away a millionaire.

    Il faut moins de recherche. Plus de travail. :D
     
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    BTW - there's another TRADEMARKED Genesis University at www.genesis3.com. It has to do exclusively with the pool and spa business and offers IACET-accredited Continuing Education. (That's REAL accreditation for Continuing ED.) Don't want to confuse this school with the Titelmühle Genesis. Maybe there will be a "cease and desist" letter in the works. Who knows?

    Ma recherche est maintenant finie. :) Le tout ne vaut plus d'effort.
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    @Mac Juli I'll make you a deal here, Mac. Instead of this Florida outfit, you can buy Die Alte und Freie Universität von Johann, complete with Dueling Society, Great Seal, several dozen Bierkrüge and a stack of fancy diploma blanks, for $129,000. I'm sure you can flip the whole caboodle for $500K. :)
     
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  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    Oh, you are making me an offer I can't refuse...? Guess I'll pass.
    However, I would like to add that there is a Genesis University in Florida which is DEAC-accredited and which should not be confused with this one for sale: https://genesisu.edu/. It offers degrees in religious studies and Judaic studies. At a cost of US$ 60 per credit, it might well worth a look!!


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of things I like about that school, Mac. One is the transferability of credits. Most of them are NCCRS-approved which means transfer acceptance at a list of 1,500+ schools. Another is that they teach courses in personal finance - something very important and sadly overlooked in many schools. The need for such courses, I think, cannot be overstated. Another good thing: besides Hebrew, of obvious importance in religious studies, they also teach Yiddish - an enjoyable language. Das iz gevaldig! (That's great!) :)
     
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  11. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    You can't even say they're licensed because they're not. They're exempt from licensing. In a world where you require a license to do something you are the exception and can operate without one; that's what a religious exemption is (at least in the FL sense).
     
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  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    My bad. Thanks for the correction. I thought they still had to pay a licensing fee - $175 or something like that, but no further questions would be asked.

    So it's just "permission granted." No wonder all these slippery schools want in... :eek:
     

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