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Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Mac Juli, Nov 22, 2020 at 2:11 PM.

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  1. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!

    These guys offer a free but unaccredited MSc in Financial Engineering and a free Introduction to Data Science course. https://wqu.org. - Read a little in their curriculum. Well, I have never said unaccredited would mean effortless. But I have no idea about the usability and the "street credibility" of this institution.

    Maybe someone else has?

    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
  2. AsianStew

    AsianStew Active Member

    If you can get into the MS Financial Engineering program, great! As they are going to most likely gain and get that DEAC accreditation they've been seeking. I mean, a FREE MSc in Financial Engineering is amazing if you can get in again...
     
  3. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Well, I, personally, can't (bachelor degree absolutely positively needed), but the data science module sure looks interesting. We'll see.
     
  4. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    I would love to sign up for the MS Financial Engineering program, but I received this error: In the United States, online educational programs are regulated state by state. As such until the institution is fully accredited, we are not permitted to offer our programs in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
     
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  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  6. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Is it possible, Mac, that your lack of a bachelor's degree is the main reason you keep posting about obvious degree mills like this one?

    (Never mind . . . that was a rhetorical question.)
     
  7. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    You are right, Steve. I don't mind.
     
  8. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Haven't you had your coffee yet, Steve?
    :p
     
  9. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Duuude... This is applied math. My turf. And I can safely say you are not qualified to even attempt these courses, with your watered down soc sci education that was not even subject to soft standards of the disciplines involved.
    I looked at this very program, and seriously considered it. What interest me is the subject matter; I have no use for the unaccredited degree. I looked at it, and I balked at the workload this thing seems to involve. Even though I demonstrably can do it; I studied and forgot some of the math they teach. It's not for individualized studies major's to make fun of. Now, if you show me a grad degree in pure mathematics, theoretical physics, or "hard" CS - THEN we can talk.
     
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  10. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    We should all bow for Steve, remember. He is the resident diva of Degree Info.
    Oh and there is also his rescue angel doctor Douglas. We should bow for them.
    Remember : we are nothing. Haven't they made that clear often enough? The rest of us are trash. Only they are something.
     
  11. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Levicoff is a true pioneer and has very, very real accomplishments. It's just that he needs to keep his nutrients in balance in his advanced age, nap regularly, and stay in his fudge lane.

    I never seen Rich engaging in quite the same kinds of personal attacks as Steve does. In fact, he was the main or sole TARGET of Steve's brand of "discussion" in this forum, for years. They both graduated from Union, btw.
     
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  12. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Yeah I know their story. It was shared with me.
     
  13. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    I'm delighted to quote you on that. :cool:

    Stanislav reminds me of the dialogue at the conclusion of the film Patton. I, of course, would play the part of Patton, and Stan would be the Russian general: Patton (1970) - Russian son of a bitch scene - YouTube

    (Imagine my glee at knowing that, more than anything, Stan will be offended by someone likening him to a Russian.) :D
     
  14. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    This is why it's so easy for me to bust Steve's balls. He's fond of using the line " *I* have a RA PhD, and *you* don't".

    Well, *I* *DO* have an RA PhD; in fact, *mine* is in STEM discipline, earned B&M, funded, from a nationally ranked, Division I school, ABET department, and not available to be earned in 2 years sight unseen. (the last point is a cheap shot, I know - but not any worse than HIS attacks on multiple people lately). Top that.
     
  15. TeacherBelgium

    TeacherBelgium Active Member

    Yeah that hateful remark thrown at Mac was really unnecessary. Fortunately Mac took it well.
     
  16. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed that :).

    My late grandfather was an enlisted man under one of these Russian sons of a bitch. Which doesn't change the fact that Russia delenda est; I'm pretty sure my gramps would have agreed with me on that.
     
  17. eriehiker

    eriehiker Active Member

    I've had this one in my peripheral vision for a couple of years. I would think that if you can get into this program and complete it that you are on the lower levels of being a math god and it would be useful and you can just show up to an interview and do some math.
     
  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    If I were hiring - I'd maybe get two applicants and let them compete in a math-fest against each other - like Cardano and Tartaglia in the 16th Century. That's why I sort of suck at math - it's hard work to make it entertaining. These guys used things like poison and syphilis to gain advantage. I wouldn't let applicants go that far.

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1308.2181.pdf
     
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  19. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Not unheard of in the history of science. Newton and Leibniz had a sour discussion about the priority of discovering calculus. Newton won, because he was a cheating villain.
     
  20. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Nah, thanks, but don't give Steve Levicoff that much room in my life. My approach is rather something like 1 Thessalonians 5:21 (look it up p.r.n.). Steve is, of course, right when he says that he has a ton of experience I do not have (my experience sums up to 20 years) and I bet there is much I can learn from him.

    That said, discussing in a way that makes someone likely to listen is not among it; and if I will ever have his seniority, I intend to be less cynical and snobbish. But well, I have at least 35 years before me until then.
     

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