The cheapest online IT Bachelor's degree?

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  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    Some might already know that ENEB offers a Master (titulo propio) in Big Data / Business Intelligence for approx. $250. I am currently doing it - it is good programme, but well, it contains not *that* much IT as you might think. However, it might be something one can be interested in!


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  2. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Data Science master's degree has bright future if you want to work at finance companies like Ernst & Young.

    But is upgrad a credible company?
     
  3. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

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  4. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    Yes, I am doing it. I take the MBA and Master in BDBI. I don't know if it will help my chance for PhD.
     
  5. nomaduser

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  6. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    If I become a millionaire with my online IT bachelor's degree, I'll pay for that $120k Carnegie Mellon Online IT master's ;)
     
  7. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    Or you can do the PhD for free (if you accepted for research/teaching assistant or kind of fellow)
     
  8. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    I believe Excelsior College and Thomas Edison University recognize IT certifications for University credit. I used my certifications for Microsoft and Cisco and got close to 30 credits from Excelsior. Then you can use cheap credits from schools like Pennfoster or study.com. My degree cost me around 2 K.
     
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  9. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    Really? 2k only in total? How many credits did you manage to transfer?
     
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  10. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    Oh wow, that’s good. The Big 3 and Competency Degree providers all accept a variety of carts and courses. I assume you got the degree before they added the Cornerstone and Capstone, I guess that’s at least before 2012 or earlier.
     
  11. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    All the credits but just one class at Excelsior that cost around 1000 bucks plus graduation fees. You can test language skills and get some credit for that plus a bunch of Pennfoster classes.
    There other option is top up degrees in IT from UK Universities that would allow people with a British Computer Society Diploma level 6.

    https://www.bcs.org/get-qualified/international-higher-education-qualifications-heq/bcs-diploma-in-it/

    I know the University of Southern Queensland in Australia takes these diplomas and other schools do also as well. You can probably get your BSc in IT for less than 10K.

    IT is tricky because employers really care more about experience and certifications so if you get a distance BS in IT with no experience, it is not an easy sell for an employer so be careful.
     
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  12. nomaduser

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  13. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Middlesex University of London has online IT top-up degree for only 5k British pounds:
    https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/information-systems-top-up

    Qualifications
    If you have previously studied a relevant higher national diploma (HND) in Computer Science (or similar subject) you may be eligible for this course. International students are encouraged to apply directly via our Online Application Portal

    In addition, we accept the equivalent of the below qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification:

    • 240 Undergraduate credits in an appropriate subject
    To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.

    Eligibility
    Only international students are eligible to apply for this course.

    Academic credit for previous study or experience
    If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
     
  14. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    How can I get the HND in computer science??? is there any exam that I can test out for it?
     
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  15. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    These level 5 Diplomas we were talking about earlier should be equivalent to the HND! Please check this with the Middlesex University, but it should!!


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  16. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    Thanks, I found online level 5 diploma for only 999 pounds.
    https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/level-5-diploma-in-computing-120-credit/258531#/courses/?keywords=level%205%20diploma%20computer
    https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/diploma-in-computing-level-5/98849#/courses/?keywords=level%205%20diploma%20computer

    But I'm not sure how they award this to you. It says duration is about 9 months...
     
  17. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

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  19. asianphd

    asianphd Member

    Why don't just do this instead
    https://www.learnuni.com/course.aspx?CourseTitle=BSc+(Hons)+Computer+Science+(Information+Systems)+-+18+months

    Actually, I have considered this for a long time. I don't need a bachelor because I already have a bachelor.

    But, I wanted to know if the grade of the course is listed in the transcript?

    The level 5 diploma is very affordable.
    https://www.learnuni.com/course.aspx?CourseTitle=Level+5+Advance+Diploma+in+Computing+and+Information+Technology

    And I also have another consideration. If I wanted to do a PhD in the US, isn't it better to just take a grad certificate in US uni?
     
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