UMUC One-Year MBA Without Bachelor's?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by japhy4529, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    I was just perusing the inter-webs and came across the UMUC one-year MBA program. It appears that their admissions requirements allow for applicants without a bachelor's degree. I know Aspen and NCU used to have provisions for this scenario but this is no longer the case (I was enrolled in a masters program at Aspen prior to obtaining my BS).

    Online One-Year MBA FAQs | UMUC

    Relevant text (my emphasis):

    Admission to this program is competitive and is granted to students who meet one of the following criteria:

    • Possess a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university
    • Possess an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university or college and certain professional certifications
    • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or above from a regionally accredited university and a GMAT score in the 75th percentile or higher

    Admission may also be granted to applicants with a minimum of five years professional experience managing projects and/or people in an organization (subject to verification). Applicants seeking admission under this basis are subject to an interview (in-person or via teleconference) and must submit

    • A résumé
    • A biographical statement detailing how the applicant’s professional experience demonstrates his or her ability to succeed in a fast-paced MBA program
    • A professional recommendation
  2. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    About $21k for a non-resident of Maryland. That seems a bit pricey to me.
  3. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Agreed. Although if one doesn't have a bachelor's degree (and any associated school loans), this might be a viable option. And there's also employee tuition reimbursement for some people.
  4. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Agree this is a bit pricey. However, for someone without a bachelors is not a bad deal. Think about it, give or take $21K for a masters degree. And once you have it no one will care where you got your bachelors from. So for someone with considerable work experience this might not be a bad deal. By paying $21K you can skip, perhaps, a large chunk of undergrad student loans.
  5. paggy

    paggy New Member

    Yea that seems to be pricey
  6. siersema

    siersema Member

    I wonder how an HR person would treat a resume with an MBA and no bachelors listed. Even if it was a check the box any bachelors will do type of job.

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