Texas A&M, Corpus Christi: MBA for under $13k with 7-week courses.

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Maniac Craniac, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I came across this among a listing of least expensive MBAs.


    Of course, MBAs are a dime a dozen at this point, but this one stood out to me as a good find. It's somewhat different from your run-of-the-mill program, and has not been discussed on this board before. The posted price is $12,387.70, but it has a footnote that reads "Program tuition based on recommended 3 credits per session. Tuition is on a sliding scale and may be reduced when enrolling in 6 credit hours per session."

    The high points:

    - AACSB acredited.

    - Among the least expensive MBAs out there.

    - 7-week courses.

    - Brand recognition. It may not be the College Station campus, but it is under the very well known and respected Texas A&M umbrella. I don't think too many employers would kick this school out of bed.
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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    PS, I'm considering it... :eek::rolleyes::D

    The 7-week courses might be just what I need. It would be nice to be able to focus on just one course at a time, get some semesters off in-between if necessary, and still be able to finish on the time table I've laid out for myself.

    I also wouldn't mind having "Texas A&M University" on my resume as opposed to "Obscure Directional State University". Not that I'm averse to the latter, but the former is certainly tempting.
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  3. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Not bad, anything under 15K for an AACSB MBA would be pretty good. Tempting Really...
    BTW, when did you do your AA and BA? I just noticed your signature.
    I think the AACSB MBA would be slightly harder to get into than the ACBSP programs.
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    The BA was about 8 years ago.

    I meet all of their admission requirements (except for 2/4 of their prerequisites, but I can take care of those easily), and even qualify for a GMAT waiver based on the last 60 of my undergrad. I look to be in pretty good shape, but wouldn't even mind taking the GMAT if I had to- I like tests, I tend to test very well, and am well above average in math ability.

    I'm not worried about getting in. If I can't, I'll just try again after making some improvements to my qualifications or go to a plan B school.
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  5. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I can take classes at TAMUCC for free... seriously considering this.
  6. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    @Maniac Craniac - Oh, did you do the capstone for your BA Social Sciences?
    I think that was the year they incorporated the capstone for the Bachelors.

    @Stanislav - Really? And how did you get that?
    Do you have family member working at TAMUCC?
    Darn, I need to get myself some tuition assistance/reimbursement...
  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    No, they implemented the capstone after I enrolled.

    Last I checked, they don't even offer the Social Sciences major any more. I was lucky. I had gotten down to the wire due to life circumstances and poor planning and couldn't finish my original goal (BA double major in psych & soc and a second BS in business). I was able to salvage my credits by switching to Social Sciences, which counted all of my psych and soc credits, as well as the economics credits I had completed in anticipation of the business degree, towards the major.

    I still wish I finished the BSBA when I had the chance to do it cheaply.
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  8. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Nice find @Maniac Craniac! Seems like a pretty good program! Do let us know if you go for it!
  9. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I wish they had it for family members, would be perfect for my wife...
    *I* actually teach at TAMUCC full time now. Non-TT regular appointment. I started in Spring, and moved my family down here last month.
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  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Wow, congratulations!
  11. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

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  12. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member





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  13. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! I assume you are teaching computer science courses?
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  14. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Yes, I do.
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  15. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I have a friend of mine working on his PhD in Computer Science at University of Colorado-Boulder, I believe. Are there typically a lot of faculty positions available in the field? I know quantitative fields “typically” have less candidates than qualitative fields.
  16. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Demand for CS faculty tends to fluctuate, a lot. Right now, the demand is quite strong.
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