The best MBA degree

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Zaya, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    As far as I know, Dave Thomas never graduated from any college or university. He was actually a high school dropout, but he completed a GED program in 1993. I don't know how he came to be involved with Duke, but he contributed millions of dollars to the school over his lifetime, including a single $4 million gift that built the conference center that bears his name.

    On a related note, J.B. Fuqua, for whom the b-school at Duke is named, also never went to Duke, at least not in the traditional sense. As a child, Fuqua wrote to several university libraries asking if he could borrow books by mail. Duke's library was the only one that bothered to answer his letters, and for the rest of his childhood and into his adult life, he cultivated a relationship with Duke's lending library, whch would send him books on various topics he was interested in, including business. He later repaid their kindness with a $10 million dollar gift to found Duke's business school. He was very active in the Duke community, and attended every single Fuqua International MBA retreat (annual Duke MBA conference, held all over the world - this year's is in Moscow in May) until his death in 2006.
     
  2. warguns

    warguns Member

    Good idea. He should go to a school that's free and donate the money he would have spent on the poor of the Middle East.

    BTW, the final exam for the MBA at BTH is in English, as are all the other exams and everything else in the program. In Sweden, as in several of the smaller countries in Europe, almost all graduate education is in English, or at least available in English.

    There are only about 9 million Swedish speakers in the world and if exams were in Swedish, no foreign students would enroll. Educated Swedes, of course, speak English fluently. Even Danes and Norwegians usually speak English when speaking to Swedes
     
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Tuition for this 56-hr. program is $425/hr., for a total of $23,800.
     
  4. Scott Henley

    Scott Henley New Member

    Henley Management College has a few options for completing a triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) MBA.
     
  5. Vincey37

    Vincey37 New Member

    In a thread where the OP specifically asked for a MBA with a "great reputation", why would you even post all these NA degrees?

    Seems like you might do more harm than help, causing people to spend their time looking into these schools when they obviously do not meet the specified criteria.
     
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    To allow each individual to decide for themselves which degree is best for them. Did you miss what I said in post #17?
     
  7. Vincey37

    Vincey37 New Member

    It's not a matter of deciding. There's no opinion involved in the fact that, justifiably or not, the majority of universities in the US do not perceive a NA MBA as legitimate graduate academic work. Someone can not decide these MBAs have a "great reputation". They do not, period.

    I think it is very important to be clear about such things. After all, choosing an school is a big decision, and it must be done with correct and complete information.
     
  8. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Some NA schools might defensibly be said to have great reputations in their niches. Full Sail University, ACCSCT, in SACS country where a few schools that might be regional elsewhere don't meet SACS' often exacting input-based requirements, might have a great reputation in the entertainment business. I'm not in that business and can't speak to Full Sail from any inside knowledge, but it would be believable if it did.

    And Ted made his parameters, that he wouldn't filter himself by his personal assessment of the most prestigious or best, clear before he started posting his extensive and valuable lists. It is not how I would have answered the original poster's question. But his point is that it takes all kinds.
     
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    OK. Zaya's thread about the best MBA degree(s) is now officially "stuck." While there's no clear prohibition about debate within a stuck thread let's try to remember that stuck threads are stuck so that people can do research more easily. Some debates might be continued in other, separate, threads. Along those same lines I'd simply like to point out that what makes one school the "best" choice for you might not work so well for me. In matters of opinion we don't necessarily need to agree and we don't necessarily need to argue. Let the games begin!
     
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of Arkansas

    The only (remotely) business-related online master's program that I could find in the great State of Arkansas was the University of Arkansas Little Rock's www.ualr.edu MS in Information Quality. At $270/hr. in-state and $555/hr. out-of-state, total program tuition comes to $8,910 for instaters and $18,315 for out-of-staters.

    PS1 - Thank you for the sticky, Kizmet!

    PS2 - Well, it is late at night and "From the Great State of Calkifornia" is a long list and I still need to find what happened to my hand-scribbled notes. Good night, everyone!
     
  11. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Now how did I forget to mention that the University of Arkansas Little Rock www.ualr.edu is accredited by the North Central Association? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  12. University of Wyoming: Executive Master of Business Administration- 30hrs, $550 per credit hour. http://outreach.uwyo.edu/ocp/executivemba.asp Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! That's one state that you saved me having to do! :cool:

    EDIT: So, at $550/hr. for 30 hrs., total tuition is $16,500 and the UW MBA is also professionally accredited by the AACSB International. That's got to be one heck of a deal!
     
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  14. Woho

    Woho New Member

    The Duke-Goethe thing is not that bad:
    #1 The General Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not required. Applicants will be asked to submit the GMAT only if it is not possible to assess quantitative proficiency based on academic and/or professional experience.
    #2 Tuition is 46.000 Euro for the entire program. (A 15% tuition discount will be granted to applicants who submit a completed application by the first deadline of January 15, 2009.)
     
  15. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  16. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

  17. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

  18. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    From the Great State of California

    American Graduate University www.agu.edu offers the MAM Acquisition Management, MCM Construction Management, MBA Acquisition Management, and MBA Project Management. At $250/hr., the 36-hr. MAM and MCM programs cost $9,000 while the 48-hr. MBA programs cost $12,000. They are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.

    California Coast University www.calcoast.edu offers the MBA General and the MBA Human Resource Management. At $210/hr., these 39-hr. programs cost $8,190. They are accredited by Distance Education and Training Council.

    California Lutheran University www.clunet.edu offers the MBA Financial Planning. At $630/hr., this 48-hr. program costs $30,240. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    California National University for Advanced Studies www.cnuas.edu offers the MBA Accounting, MBA Finance, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA International Business, MBA Management, MBA Management Information Systems, MBA Management Science, MBA Marketing, MHRM Employee Relations, MHRM Human Resource Administration, and MHRM Strategic Human Resource Planning. At $300/hr., the 36-hr. MHRM costs $10,800 and the 36-45 hr. MBA costs $10,800-$13,500. They are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.

    California State University Dominguez Hills www.csudh.edu offers the MBA Finance, MBA General Business, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Information Technology, MBA International Business, MBA Management, and MBA Marketing. At $400-hr., the 30-hr. MBAs in General Business and International Business cost $12,000 ($15,600 if you need the 9 hrs. bridge courses) while the remaining MBAs, at 33 hrs., cost $13,200 ($16,800 if you need the 9 hrs. bridge courses).

    University of California Irvine www.uci.edu offers the Health Care Executive MBA and the Executive MBA. The Health Care Executive MBA costs $10,781 per quarter for eight quarters, or $86,250, whilst the Executive MBA costs $12,321/quarter for seven quarters, or $81,500. They are accredited by the Western Association and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    Fielding Graduate University www.fielding.edu offers the MA Organization Management & Development with concentrations in Coaching & Mentoring, Employee & Team Development, Organization Development Practice & Consulting, and Systems Thinking & Change. This 40-hr. program costs $2,725/course (1 course = 4 hrs.). Hence, 10 courses @ $2,725/course comes to $27,250 for program tuition.

    Golden Gate University www.ggu.edu MAc (Accountancy), MBA Accounting, MBA Finance, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Information Technology, MBA International Business, MBA Management, MBA Marketing, MBA Operations & Supply Chain Management, MS Finance (Corporate Finance or Investment Management), MS Financial Planning, MS Human Resource Management, MS Information Technology, MS Integrated Marketing Communications, MS Marketing (Database Marketing or General Marketing), and MS Taxation. For the MAc, MBA, and all MS programs (except the MS Tax), tuition for these 30-51 hr. programs @ $680/hr. comes to $20,400-$34,680, whiule for the MS Tax, tuition for this 30-hr. program @ $755/hr. comes to $22,650.

    Hope International University www.hiu.edu offers the MBA International Development, MBA Management, MBA Non-Profit Management, and MS International Development. Tuition @ $504/hr. comes to $18,144 for the 36-hr. program. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    Lincoln University www.lincolnuca.edu offers the MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA Financial Management/Investment Banking, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA International Business, and MBA Management Information Systems. Tuition @ $365/hr. comes to $13,140 for the 36-hr. program (no foundation courses needed) or $20,805 for the 57-hr. program (foundation courses needed). They are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

    National University www.nu.edu offers the MA Human Resource Managent & Organizational Development, MAHRMOD Organizational Development/Change Management, MAHRMOD Organizational Leadership, MA Management, MAM Organizational Leadership, MBA Accountancy MBA Alternative Dispute Resolution, MBA Electronic Business, Executive MBA, MBA Financial Management, MBA Health Care Administration, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA International Business, MBA Marketing, MBA Organizational Leadership, MBA Technology Management, and MS Organizational Leadership. At $286/hr., tuition is $15,444 for the 54-hr. MA Human Resource Management & Organizational Development, MA Management, Executive MBA, and MS Organizational Leadership, $16,731 for the 58.5-hr. MAM Organizational Leadership, MAHRMOD Organizational Development/Change Management, and MAHRMOD Organizational Leadership, and $18,018 for the 63-hr. MBA. They are accredited by the Western Association and the International Association for Collegiate Business Education.

    Naval Postgraduate School www.nps.navy.mil/dl/index.html offers the Defense-Focused MBA (58 hrs.) and the Executive MBA (54 hrs.). As this program is limited to the military officers of the US and allied nations and government employees, tuition is fully funded by the Navy. They are accredited by the Western Association and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    Pacific States University www.psuca.edu offers the MBA International Business. At $235/hr., tuition for this 60-hr. program is $14,100. They are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

    University of San Diego www.sandiego.edu offers the MS Global Leadership through a blended model. At $1130/hr., this 31-hr. program comes to $35,030. They are accredited by the Western Association and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

    Stanford University www.stanford.edu , through its Stanford Center for Professional Development http://scpd.stanford.edu , offers an MS Management Science & Engineering. Tuition @ $1280/hr. comes to $57,600 for the 45-hr. program. They are accredited by the Western Association.

    TUI University www.tuiu.edu offers the MBA Criminal Justice Management, MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA General Management, MBA Human Resource Management, MBA Information Technology Management, MBA International Business, MBA Logistics, MBA Negotiations & Conflict Management, and MBA Public Management. Tuition @ 300/hr. comes to $13,200-$15,600 for their 44-52 hr. programs. They are accredited by the Western Association and the International Association for Collegiate Business Education.

    William Howard Taft University www.taft.edu offers the MBA Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, MBA Health Care Management, MBA Professional Practice Management, and MS Taxation. Tuition @ $225/hr. amounts to $9,450 for the 42-hr. MBA programs and $8,775 for the MS Tax program. They are accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council.
     
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    A Couple of Technical Questions?

    Is it possible to hit a save button while composing a post?
    Is there still a word limit for individual posts?
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Wow Ted! - I just glanced at your last post and so I know why you're asking. Nice stuff! Here are my answers. I don't know and I don't know.

    I am unaware of any "save" button. I believe that there is a word limit but right this moment I can't tell you what it is. I can check it out though. My immediate suggestion is that you compose such postings as word documents and then paste them into your posting. That way, if it doesn't all fit then you can just set up another post and fit it in there. Thanks for the contributions.
     

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