Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
MBA - Purdue University Global ExcelTrack
#1
First of all, I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone’s contributions in this forum. I have silently been stalking almost every post for probably a decade. I was able to get my BSBA from TESU, my wife got her BA from TESU and my teenage kids will soon start the college journey in a similar path. My degree has helped me earn a high level (high-earnings) marketing job in Silicon Valley (not saying this to be arrogant but to be appreciative.)

I noticed the Purdue Global MBA doesn’t have much traction on this forum but I will have earned my MBA in less than 6 months (from PUG - not sure if that acronym will stickSmile) so if accelerated self paced learning is the goal this program may fit. The point of this post is to hopefully help someone else the same way all of you have helped me. With that said, fire away any questions you may have...
[-] The following 5 users Like jeremyc3434's post:
  • cookderosa, GoodYellowDogs, High_Order1, Life_One, neutrino
Reply
#2
How much time did you spend on a weekly basis passing courses?

How much was the tuition?
MPSEconomics & Political Science— Bellevue University (40% done)
BS, Business  Administration, Finance Cert.- Ashworth College
BA, Regents Bachelor of Arts - West Virginia University
AC, Language Studies - Rio Salado College
AAS & AGS
[-] The following 2 users Like videogamesrock's post:
  • dfrecore, kietro
Reply
#3
Their website it hard to figure out. I'm assuming you did the ExcelTrack? Tell us about the cost, and how it worked. Was it similar to WGU?
TESU BSBA/HR 2018 - WVNCC BOG AAS 2017 - GGU Cert in Mgmt 2000
EXAMS: TECEP Tech Wrtg, Comp II, LA Math, PR, Computers  DSST Computers, Pers Fin  CLEP Mgmt, Mktg
COURSES: TESU Capstone  Study.com Pers Fin, Microecon, Stats  Ed4Credit Acct 2  PF Fin Mgmt  ALEKS Int & Coll Alg  Sophia Proj Mgmt The Institutes - Ins Ethics  Kaplan PLA
[-] The following 1 user Likes dfrecore's post:
  • GoodYellowDogs
Reply
#4
(07-16-2018, 11:07 PM)tdfrecore Wrote: Their website it hard to figure out.  I'm assuming you did the ExcelTrack?  Tell us about the cost, and how it worked.  Was it similar to WGU?

The cost per term for each program is listed here:  https://www.purdueglobal.edu/student-exp...-learning/   Each term is only 10 weeks long. It appears to be a similar format as WGU. As far as an MBA, the cost is roughly the same. It looks like a great alternative to WGU.
[-] The following 1 user Likes alexf.1990's post:
  • GoodYellowDogs
Reply
#5
The cost is $1,700 per 6-week term.  There are some other misc costs and fees but nothing substantial.

4 terms = $6,800
5 terms = $8,500
6 terms = $10,200

To be honest, I probably spent a minimum of 20 - 30 hours per week to complete the courses.  There are 52 1-credit courses.  Most have a 5-page paper that is not incredibly difficult but it has to be written exactly to the rubric or you will not pass.

There are some finance modules that are time-consuming but very doable...best of all, NO PROCTOR EXAMS!

Overall, it is very writing intensive but once you figure out how they grade you can write a paper in a day.  I actually completed 25 credits in 6 weeks last semester after I figured this out.

It is also worth mentioning that there are 2 "regular courses" (this represents the other 8 credits for a total of 60 credits) - the first course and the last course so you have to plan these semesters accordingly as it does get difficult to balance.

I would not say it is like WGU because there are no proctor exams and the prep work for the assessment is minimal (if you have a business undergrad degree.)

Hope this helps and let me know if you have more questions...
[-] The following 4 users Like jeremyc3434's post:
  • High_Order1, Ideas, Muldoon, sofinel
Reply
#6
(07-16-2018, 11:40 PM)jeremyc3434 Wrote: To be honest, I probably spent a minimum of 20 - 30 hours per week to complete the courses.  There are 52 1-credit courses.  Most have a 5-page paper that is not incredibly difficult but it has to be written exactly to the rubric or you will not pass.

There are some finance modules that are time-consuming but very doable...best of all, NO PROCTOR EXAMS!

Overall, it is very writing intensive but once you figure out how they grade you can write a paper in a day.  I actually completed 25 credits in 6 weeks last semester after I figured this out.

It is also worth mentioning that there are 2 "regular courses" (this represents the other 8 credits for a total of 60 credits) - the first course and the last course so you have to plan these semesters accordingly as it does get difficult to balance.

I would not say it is like WGU because there are no proctor exams and the prep work for the assessment is minimal (if you have a business undergrad degree.)

Hope this helps and let me know if you have more questions...

So, you basically have to write 52 5-page papers and take two courses? How long do the courses take? How long did it take you to complete the entire program? Sounds like it might be easy for a good writer with an undergrad in business...

Thank you so much for your feedback and answering questions!
Reply
#7
(07-17-2018, 12:36 AM)amilitab4k9 Wrote:
(07-16-2018, 11:40 PM)jeremyc3434 Wrote: To be honest, I probably spent a minimum of 20 - 30 hours per week to complete the courses.  There are 52 1-credit courses.  Most have a 5-page paper that is not incredibly difficult but it has to be written exactly to the rubric or you will not pass.

There are some finance modules that are time-consuming but very doable...best of all, NO PROCTOR EXAMS!

Overall, it is very writing intensive but once you figure out how they grade you can write a paper in a day.  I actually completed 25 credits in 6 weeks last semester after I figured this out.

It is also worth mentioning that there are 2 "regular courses" (this represents the other 8 credits for a total of 60 credits) - the first course and the last course so you have to plan these semesters accordingly as it does get difficult to balance.

I would not say it is like WGU because there are no proctor exams and the prep work for the assessment is minimal (if you have a business undergrad degree.)

Hope this helps and let me know if you have more questions...

So, you basically have to write 52 5-page papers and take two courses? How long do the courses take? How long did it take you to complete the entire program? Sounds like it might be easy for a good writer with an undergrad in business...

Thank you so much for your feedback and answering questions!

It is more like 60 5-page papers (and a few powerpoint presentations) when you account for the 2 standard courses.  You also have the finance projects that take a couple weeks of working on it all day.

I completed it in 4 terms and feel like I am writing 1 paper per day.  It is honestly a crazy workload with a full-time job but I travel a lot and can commit a lot of plane and hotel time to these papers.

I should also mention that there really is no shortcut to any of the assignments but if you can carve out 6 months of all free time it is not that bad.  If you don't feel comfortable writing master's level APA essay's you will hate this program and get frustrated quickly.  (For the record, I am not a fan of writing but I am comfortable doing the work.)
[-] The following 2 users Like jeremyc3434's post:
  • Ideas, Muldoon
Reply
#8
So, perhaps twice as expensive as WGU, and lots of writing, but no real thesis level paper. Sounds like a solid option.
NanoDegree: Intro to Self-Driving Cars (2019)
Coursera: Stanford Machine Learning (2019)
TESU: BA in Comp Sci (2016)
TECEP:Env Ethics (2015); TESU PLA:Software Eng, Computer Arch, C++, Advanced C++, Data Struct (2015); TESU Courses:Capstone, Database Mngmnt Sys, Op Sys, Artificial Intel, Discrete Math, Intro to Portfolio Dev, Intro PLA (2014-16); DSST:Anthro, Pers Fin, Astronomy (2014); CLEP:Intro to Soc (2014); Saylor.org:Intro to Computers (2014); CC: 69 units (1980-88)

PLA Tips Thread - TESU: What is in a Portfolio? - InstantCert Credit
[-] The following 2 users Like davewill's post:
  • GoodYellowDogs, warriortaupou
Reply
#9
Really? Haha, 5 pages aren't much at all. I was thinking it would be harder than that...

I recall being able to do all 5-6 of my Intro to Sociology "writings" in one day and got a perfect score for each one.
There were other writings as well that was at least a bit more challenging at the undergrad level, like a capstone level course.

Hmm... I looked at them when they were still Kaplan last year. I remember someone from the board completed the BSPS from Kaplan and that got me a little interested as they also completed the MBA Excel track.

"The cost is $1,700 per 6-week term." Hey, If one has to complete 2 courses, one each term, and they're a speed demon, they can probably finish it in two terms. That's 12 weeks or 3 months. Dang, that's fast for an ACBSP accredited Masters - MBA to be exact. 3 months is exactly 90 days for 60 credits, that would mean, 1 credit/course and a completion time of 1/1.5 days... that's doable (maybe for me if I get it free with tuition reimbursement)!
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2019 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
The Basic Approach | DegreeForum Community Supported Wiki
~Review Beginners Guide sticky for info on TESU BALS/BSBA in 4 months (post #16)
~Note: Read Wiki guide links for TESU equivalency - CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
[-] The following 1 user Likes bjcheung77's post:
  • Ideas
Reply
#10
It's not a matter of not getting traction or love- the reincarnation it too new. Purdue purchased Kaplan last year, but I haven't heard from anyone who enrolled under the new name. From this, it looks like it's REALLY taking off. https://news.elearninginside.com/purdue-...quisition/
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Life University - MS Positive Psychology bjcheung77 2 504 3 hours ago
Last Post: suzycupcake
Thumbs Up edX MBA: Boston University - $24,000 jsd 26 1,707 01-13-2020, 05:46 PM
Last Post: jsd
  University of South Dakota: Apparently Cheap Graduate Courses eriehiker 3 615 01-11-2020, 05:31 AM
Last Post: udi
  Charisma University - ACBSP is Accredited (OMG) bjcheung77 6 506 12-30-2019, 07:15 PM
Last Post: Sagan
  Idaho State University: Teacher Grad. Credit $55 to $100 per c/h eriehiker 0 214 11-28-2019, 07:50 PM
Last Post: eriehiker
  Valley City State University (ND): Ed2Go Graduate PD Credit=$125 eriehiker 0 228 11-23-2019, 01:00 PM
Last Post: eriehiker
  University of Wales Trinity Saint David lots of Master degree durain 2 572 11-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Last Post: lacussucceed
  University of London distance learning Masters? NolaRice 8 894 11-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Last Post: Yanji
Wink Help deciding (MBA) Purdue Global/Walden/Capella? eradreede 10 767 11-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Last Post: eradreede
  Grand Canyon University ThatBankDude 4 788 11-01-2019, 06:22 PM
Last Post: EducationSeeker

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)