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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Fri Aug 19, 2011 06:18 AM
I saw this list of online MBAs ranked by cost: www.thebestdegrees.org/tuition-rankings-for-online-mba-progr… and the lowest-cost AASCB-accredited one is the University of South Dakota. That school is also featured in the Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition". It charges $368.00 per credit hour

There's a full listing of AASCB online MBAs at www.mba-options.com/accredited-online-mba-programs.html#aacs…
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georgep

Joined: 11 May 2011
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Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:14 AM
Duncan,
You have been very helpful in this forum.

As I started my MBA and I started liking the subject and career prospective. While doing MBA at DBS or just after finishing it, I am considering GMP at Harvard or AMP at Whaton or MIT exec or similar at Ivy league exec programme. I know it is going to be heavy investment but the good thing is that they are short exec programmes.

Would it help career acceleration? What do you think about it?

MBA (DL) + Exec at Ivy + 16 yrs IT exp + 3 yrs Mgt Exp = ???

Sorry, I hijacked this thread for a different topic.

Thanks.
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Duncan

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Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:25 AM
The content of those programmes would duplicate the content of your MBA so, if I was the admissions manager for them, I would not offer you a place.

Do you need the *Ivy League" brand in particular? For a lower price than GMP you could take Harvard's finance track masters in management (www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-certificates/management/ov… which would build on your MBA and requires summer school classes.
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georgep

Joined: 11 May 2011
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:12 PM
Duncan,
Thanks for the top info. I never knew of the Havard extention programmes. Very useful. You are pretty smart in the higher education world. (Only few people of your calibre would be willing to share. Cheers!)

After reading the following thread, I realised that I should just stick to my current MBA and focus on it and do it well.

www.find-mba.com/board/20753

For now, I would aim for a distinction in my Durham MBA rather than chasing the brand name "wild goose".

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ezra

Joined: 27 Jul 2011
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 04:05 PM
I saw this list of online MBAs ranked by cost: www.thebestdegrees.org/tuition-rankings-for-online-mba-progr… and the lowest-cost AASCB-accredited one is the University of South Dakota. That school is also featured in the Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition". It charges $368.00 per credit hour

Seems like a lot of good value schools on this list. Here's a handful of AACSB-accredited schools and their associated cost:

University of North Dakota
Cost: $11,772

Murray State University
Cost: $13,868

Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Cost: $15,569

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Cost: $18,286, Texas residents: $8,986

Florida State University
Cost: $23,838

The only issue I see with some of these is that they're not always near business centers - which might kill networking opportunities. It would be a trade-off going to Clarion University vs. a school in Philadelphia, for example.
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 09:11 PM
Hey George, I think that's a good outcome. Thanks for your kind words. As probably you know, I'm available to hire for folk who need more support than this board can offer, but all of us at JK are committed to providing some pro bono service to the community. The point about brand name is really important: the brand name in itself doesn't really make that much of a different: it's the experience, the network, the insight, the skill that comes with an MBA. I know you're pretty impressed with the Durham MBA, but I have to say that for me (as a Brit) it's really hard to understand the solid value of the Durham brand as a university that's not only in the top 100 academically worldwide, but also is so stupendously posh. If Britain had an Ivy League, Durham would be in it.
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donho199
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 373
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 04:07 PM
Duncan,

The list actually come from this website www.geteducated.com/
thank you for pointing out the list, I managed to somehow work out the website

We all have difficulty adjusting to ways to do things at a foreign country and this is why I am here. During the conversation with Duncan on this forum, I find his advice and handling to be very professional and always at the best of the applicants, may I endorse Duncan and I can assure you that in him you can have a trusted adviser in your process of applying for an MBA
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 08:55 PM
Thanks Donho. I appreciate it ;-)
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