University of the People- MBA

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  1. timothyrx

    timothyrx New Member

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    What are anyone's thoughts on this university? It is accredited (albeit DEAC) and has no tuition. You pay a $200 fee per test in a class. Definitely a cheaper way to do it. I just wish the name was different. Not sure I would want to put "University of the People" on a resume.
     
  2. Johann

    Johann Active Member

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    We have had SO many threads on this school! Here are some:

    http://www.degreeinfo.com/business-mba-degrees/53076-university-people.html
    http://www.degreeinfo.com/general-distance-learning-discussions/31016-1st-tuition-online-free-university-university-people.html
    http://www.degreeinfo.com/general-distance-learning-discussions/33621-university-people.html
    http://www.degreeinfo.com/general-distance-learning-discussions/31687-university-people.html

    Summary:

    (1) They successfully went from startup to accreditation in the minimum possible time.
    (2) The founder, Shai Reshef, was already experienced in distance education -- and his (and his team's) accomplishments reflect that. Google him.

    (3) As far as the resume goes - if you need a NA box-ticker, this'll do just fine. Plus, you'll have learned a good deal. If you need to be a Harvard grad, well, I guess only Harvard will do.

    FWIW - I have nothing against the school, but I'm not fond of the name, either. Name (only) reminds me of this place:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hall_of_the_People

    J.
     
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  3. Johann

    Johann Active Member

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    At nearly 75, I'm not in a position to hire anyone, but if I were, this is what I'd do:

    All else being equal (as it never is) I'd tend to prefer UOTP grads over quite a few other schools. Why? I think they have proven good business sense! They've earned accredited degrees and (hopefully) acquired business skills at a fraction of what they could have paid, for an education of (hopefully) equal value.

    I believe this school is a value meal that actually contains nourishment - that's different to some offerings! I name no names...

    J.
     
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  4. RANSOMSOUL

    RANSOMSOUL New Member

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    Great tag line for University of The People! ;)
     
  5. Johann

    Johann Active Member

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    To quote the late Joan Rivers: "Am I getting paid for this?" :smile:

    J.
     
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    Kizmet Moderator

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  7. Johann

    Johann Active Member

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    There's always an alternative, of course. One poster wrote that someone, friend or family, earned an MBA from Duke (Fuqua School of Business) and was subsequently hired for a good position. I would hope so! That excellent program costs $140,000!

    J.
     
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