Texas A&M Corpus Christi MBA ($13K, AACSB)

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    https://online.tamucc.edu/degrees/business/mba/general/

    Apply By: 6/18/21
    Start Class: 7/5/21

    $50 application fee

    "Take advantage of our flexible, 100% online format with 7-week courses and several start dates a year. You can start when it’s most convenient for you, and earn your Online MBA while you continue working."

    "Courses may be subject to proctoring exams up to $75 plus late fees."

    "All students will be charged a supplementary fee of $213.14 per 3 credit hours or $322.00 per 6 credit hours each term." I'm not sure what that means.

    For someone who needs a cheap AACSB MBA, this might be a good option. It's been mentioned in passing but never had its own thread here.
     
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  2. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I have never understood the exam proctoring for online programs. I know the idea is to maintain academic integrity however, if the professors made their own exams, there would be no need for proctoring.

    My professors at Fuqua allow open notes and open book on exams/finals but tell us that we better know the material because it is applied versus theory. They create their own exams and expect us to apply any theory we learned to case-based questions and there are no notes/book information to answer it for you.
     
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  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I can see some element of proctoring just to make sure that you didn't sit someone else in front of the computer, but yes in general it's a hassle. I did ProctorU once in my undergrad out of necessity but much preferred to write my proctored exams at my local college. Eastern uses video proctoring so it's recorded but not live, and Quantic is open book without proctoring.
     
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  4. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    It’s a way for the program to have more control of the revenue it generates, cover unfounded program costs, or to replace state subsidies in some circumstances. It’s not common, but increasingly occurring with some online graduate programs with public universities.
     
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  5. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Well-Known Member

    Custom generated exams do not eliminate the concerns that lead to proctoring.
     
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  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    After re-reading it, I think I get it now. It's like a per-term fee outside of the per-course fee, so if you take 2 courses a term you'll pay $1,275.77 x 2 + $322 = $2873.54. So over 5 terms you would actually pay $14,367.70 or over 10 terms $14,889.10.
     
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  7. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Instructors could just require students to take their exams using the Respondus lockdown browser. I've had to use it as part of my Blackboard training for the University of the Virgin Islands. It locks down everything on your computer once you open the browser. It can also video record you.

    Lamar and Liberty didn't require proctoring. They were open book/open notes. At Liberty, there weren't many tests/exams. For those that had tests, there were writing portions involved. The most rigorous proctoring I experienced was at Don Bosco. I would give them a 360-degree view of my room, show my ID then grant access to my screen while watching me on the webcam for the exam duration.

    Respondus

     
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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Respondus is what Eastern uses. Your Don Bosco experience is identical to my ProctorU experience.
     
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