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Online MBA [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 11:51
Do you guys think online MBA degrees are worth as much as part-time (classroom) MBA degrees?

If yes, which are the best online MBA schools?
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 12:20
I dont think there is any accredited online mba program ( AASCB)

u might try university of phoenix (lol) but thats just throwing money down the drain
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2008, 20:55
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As far as I know, these are the top 4 online MBA's connected to real American campuses.

Arizona State University
http://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba/online/

Indiana University
http://kd.iu.edu/programs/mba/overview.htm

Penn State
http://www.worldcampus.psu.edu/iMBA.shtml

University of Florida
http://www.floridamba.ufl.edu/FutureStu ... ternet.asp

All four of these schools require GMAT scores and carry the same accreditation as their main campuses. However, there has been a lot of discussion as to what school will be listed on your transcript when you graduate. I believe that ASU awards the same diploma and transcripts for all MBA programs. Each school has its unique benefits, but the total cost averages roughly $50k at all four programs.

Major differences between Online MBA and Part-Time classroom MBA:
-Fewer units in online program (faster completion)
-No electives in online program/no concentration(s) (true for MOST schools, but not all)

Here's a blog by a guy that applied to many of the programs listed above, matriculated at ASU, and has since graduated:
http://danielsmbaonline.blogspot.com/

If you're really serious about pursuing one of these schools, I'd strongly suggest that you search the BusinessWeek forums for active discussions. From what I've gathered, career potential for MBA programs looks something like this: Full-time > Part-Time > Online. Of course, it depends on what your career goals are :)

Best of luck!
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2008, 18:09
I think at this point, the stigma associated with online MBAs, med schools, law schools, etc are so negative that it is likely to do more harm than good. I would strongly reconsider.
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2008, 08:10
I dont get how they got AASCB accreditation for their online programs since one can actually hire someone to do his exams and coursework online.

This is gonna deflate their reputation and AASCB in general.

I guess this is another reason why school's solely reputation matters and why we have rankings
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 16:43
I think its fine if the MBA is needed to check a box whilst you are advancing within the same company and you have no plans to switch company. A few people in my previous company did this and it was fine. Just make sure the online degree is from a recognised institution.
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Re: Online MBA [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2009, 21:06
sfwon wrote:
I think at this point, the stigma associated with online MBAs, med schools, law schools, etc are so negative that it is likely to do more harm than good. I would strongly reconsider.


I think the stigma associated with any program that purports to teach medicine online would be well-deserved! :-) Online MBA or even law degree I could understand, for people with specific needs from those programs, but I doubt we will ever see online MDs.
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