1. "Starting Penn State online this Fall" In response to Reply # 0
Can't speak much on it obviously but have heard great things and the degree is from Penn State not from Penn State ONLINE which still carries a stigma to some people.
I think there is a clear difference though between top schools like PSU and UNC offering online MBAS now and some for profit school without any actual campuses, those are wastes of money I'm pretty sure. _____________________ <---- At least we have this
5. "kinda depends on your situation imo..." In response to Reply # 0
around these parts (dmv) if you already work for the federal government/military than getting an online masters from UMCP or Phoenix makes more sense. they don't give a shit if you went to Wharton or an online school, they just want you to have your cert/accreditation. Now if you're in NYC or LA and you want to move up the corporate ladder in private industry, i don't think online is the move to make. likewise with those employed in the education field. (can you imagine having a tenured proffesor who got his PhD from Frank Johnson University)
7. "RE: kinda depends on your situation imo..." In response to Reply # 5
I'd avoid University of Phoenix if I worked in the private sector or not. My mother has been a hiring manager for years and she told me many of her clients dismiss schools like University of Phoenix, Devry etc.
I received my MBA a couple years ago from UMUC. Very reputable school and I loved the program.
8. "I've heard this too. :/" In response to Reply # 7
>I'd avoid University of Phoenix if I worked in the private >sector or not. My mother has been a hiring manager for years >and she told me many of her clients dismiss schools like >University of Phoenix, Devry etc. >
IF I decide to get one, it'll be from one of the more reputable schools, w/Satellite campuses, or a local one.
11. "undergrad is a little bit less about networking though" In response to Reply # 10
and more about business basics. i had to take some math, statistics, econ, plus marketing, production, finance, etc.
MBA, (IMO - i dont have one, but i've looked into them), is more about learning to lead companies and manage people. You take classes like negotiation or "leading in a global society" type stuff. plus you tend to be able to specialize in entrepreneurship, finance, real estate.
For the average job, this basics in these areas can be learned from a variety of books in the library. the main thing you purchase with an MBA is access to jobs that require the degree and networks of people that will always hire you.
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12. "1 Semester into MBA with 0 undergrad business experience" In response to Reply # 11
And I have not needed it
Classes are focused like you said on strategy and things like that. Classes that undergrads may have experience in like Accounting I was at a bit of a a disadvantage to start, but you learn what you need to know.
I have yet to need Calc or any undergrad math I never learned. _____________________ <---- At least we have this