Unaccredited or Nationally accredited degrees

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by potpourri, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Heriot Watt University MBA admitted persons without a bachelors degree.
    They used to make them take couple of additional classes.
  2. mrworkman

    mrworkman New Member

    This is what the Higher Education Transfer Alliance is for !I received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from a NA school. University of Management and Technology. I have a Master of Science degree in Management and, have not had a problem receiving calls from employers for HR, Adjunct Faculty,project manager, analyst, program management and general management positions. It has been difficult for me to see the merit in the argument of those who speak ill of NA schools. I’ve had plenty of interaction, professional and personal, with people who’ve graduated from RA schools. I’ve been surprised at their lack of post-secondary level acumen. Any education at its core, will manifest itself by what the student puts into it, and how they apply it in the field. Having the degree will get you an interview, but unless one can articulate the concepts of their specialty, and if hired, apply it to the firm to increase bottom line and add value, they will go back to the drawing board RA, or NA degree. This school is recognized by the U.S. Department of education, CHEA( Council for Higher Education Accreditation) and DETC(Distance Education and Training). They also have programs that have (program accreditation) from PMI(Project Management Institute) as well as AAPM(American Academy of Project Managers ). I am still active duty, (Air Force) and just to ensure I have future success, I have attended career fairs and job interviews and, as I stated earlier, haven't hard a problem, getting offers. It has helped me serve on boards, and help me get hired for an Adjunct Faculty position, so I'm experiencing the payback. :D .. Plus the military also, recognizes national accreditation for commissioning programs.
  3. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I'm not sure why we are commenting on a five year old thread, but does anyone know why the HETA transfer alliance directory is no longer available on the CHEA web site?

    HETA Membership Directory
  4. toddsbiyj

    toddsbiyj New Member

    I get a little agitated when I hear folks bashing an NA degree. This thread hasn't had as much bashing but more of a general dislike for NA but still, there is a huge area in the global economy that accepts NA degrees without much of a question (for the most part), Oil and Gas and occupational safety and health. I currently work in the field and one of the most well-respected schools for the safety and health education is NA with offers of AS, BS and MS. You also need to think about huge corporations like Wal-Mart that only look for "accredited" and make absolutely no differentiation between RA and NA.

    I understand why some folks may not prefer NA or find huge limitations with their portability but why try and dissuade folks from these schools when they can be an awesome avenue for education and, more importantly for some, a tick in the box.

    Ok, sorry to interrupt the discussion, just had to get it off my chest.
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I noticed this a while ago and emailed them. CHEA has cut HETA, which is very disappointing. Apparently, Ashworth College is trying to organize some sort of alternative guaranteed transfer consortium, but I don't know anything about that other than it's at a stage somewhere between proposed and formative.
  6. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Makes sense. Ashworth is the big tuna in the DETC waters and this was kind of a big deal for them when HETA formed.

    As an aside, I wish I didn't keep hearing so many complaints about all the papers Ashworth asks students to write. Personally, I found that refreshing when I was enrolled. I guess some people just want to be handed a degree with actually demonstrating that they've obtained any knowledge, smh.
  7. LearningAddict

    LearningAddict Well-Known Member

    Double post.

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