IT masters Program
Q: I want to find either a high-ranking distance MBA program or IT masters program. Regional accreditation is not my only criteria. I want to find a program ranked by a respected institution like Business Week, USNews, etc.. ***Does anyone know of any respected, valuable, and ranked distance programs?*** I'm trying to filter out the spam and scams, but it's difficult! Some of the online programs are not ranked by anyone. Even if it's ranked 200th, that's better than not even being listed! I'd like to learn from the program as well as have a valuable degree when I'm done. ***I'm not trying to discredit any programs, but simply find the best distance MBA and MS IT programs around.
A:I don't know of any resource that ranks *distance learning* business programs. Business Week's b-schools section does have information on part-time and executive MBAs, some of which use distance education -- http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/index.html University of Florida claims there MBA is in the top 25 and they have a distance program too. http://www.floridamba.ufl.edu/index.html I am an online student at Jones International University, http://jiu-web-a.jonesinternational.edu/eprise/main/JIU/home.html in the BA in Business Communications Program. They also have an MBA and you can email students on the "peer advisor page" and ask questions on their MB
A: The cost is less than you would expect. The MBA, Master's of Business Administration, is the most frequently offered accredited distance learning degree. The MBA typically consists of from 10 to 15 courses and takes the average part-time adult distance learner three years to complete. Below are some myths and facts extracted from Get Educated.com's annual survey of 99 accredited distance learning MBAs. (The full report is available free online at http://www.geteducated.com/bdlgs_bm.htm.) Myth: Very few AACSB (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools offer a distance MB
A: Fact: 43 of our 99 surveyed MBA schools carry AACSB accreditation. Myth: An MBA will cost me an arm and a leg. Fact: Tuition for an MBA can cost as little as $2,760.45 or as much as $95,500. The average most distance learners can expect to pay is from $17,000 to $21,000. Most Expensive MBA: Duke University ($95,500 Nationwide) Least Expensive MBA: Cameron University ($2,760.45 Oklahoma Residents) Average Regionally Accredited MBA: $17,000 Average AACSB Accredited MBA: $21,000 Average DETC Accredited MBA: $8,664
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