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New to AMU - anyone else going there? :) What are the classes like?
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Hey there everybody,

I was an Instant Cert subscriber back in 2010 & 11 when I was going for my BA @ TESC.

After getting that BA, I was able to move up pretty high in my state government career. However, now I've hit a plateau and it doesn't seem like I can move up any higher without a Master's Degree in something business related.

After looking at different schools and doing my research, I decided on getting my Master's in Management at American Military University.
I was hesitant at first signing up with a for-profit school, but I also made sure first with my current employer that as long as the school is regionally accredited (which AMU is), that it counts as being eligible for future jobs here that require a Master's. Also, it seems this school doesn't have as much negative stigma that some other online for-profits have. If I was in the private sector, I'd probably choose another school. But since this will get the job done of being able to check the box as having a Master's (which is all I really need) AND it was the cheapest of any of the ones I looked at, I decided on AMU to get 'er done.

I was wondering if there was anyone else on this forum that is currently going to AMU, possibly in one of their graduate degree programs that might be able to shed some light on how the classes operate and maybe tell me a little bit about your experience thus far.

I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions and help here on the forum in the past so I'm looking forward to contributing again!

Thanks everyone!
Good luck on all your educational and professional endeavors!
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kevinmane Wrote:Hey there everybody,

I was an Instant Cert subscriber back in 2010 & 11 when I was going for my BA @ TESC.

After getting that BA, I was able to move up pretty high in my state government career. However, now I've hit a plateau and it doesn't seem like I can move up any higher without a Master's Degree in something business related.

After looking at different schools and doing my research, I decided on getting my Master's in Management at American Military University.
I was hesitant at first signing up with a for-profit school, but I also made sure first with my current employer that as long as the school is regionally accredited (which AMU is), that it counts as being eligible for future jobs here that require a Master's. Also, it seems this school doesn't have as much negative stigma that some other online for-profits have. If I was in the private sector, I'd probably choose another school. But since this will get the job done of being able to check the box as having a Master's (which is all I really need) AND it was the cheapest of any of the ones I looked at, I decided on AMU to get 'er done.

I was wondering if there was anyone else on this forum that is currently going to AMU, possibly in one of their graduate degree programs that might be able to shed some light on how the classes operate and maybe tell me a little bit about your experience thus far.

I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions and help here on the forum in the past so I'm looking forward to contributing again!

Thanks everyone!
Good luck on all your educational and professional endeavors!

I haven't taken classes with AMU/APU APUS however, I wouldn't hesitate. In fact, not only are they RA, but they are also NA which allows someone holding an NA degree to bring in prior credit and launder it through to an RA degree- at one time (still?) they were the only ones with both accreditations. My husband and I both started with Associate degrees that were NA, so this was a school we both considered.

I don't know if grad school is the same, but for undergrad, textbooks are also included- so it's a great deal $
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WGU and APUS no longer hold RA and NA accreditation, but they still accept NA degrees. Any RA school can choose to accept NA degrees. University of Phoenix and Liberty University accept NA degrees.
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I don't know if this information will be useful to you because I haven't seen a class at AMU over the 400 level, but all the undergraduate classes I have seen are almost exactly the same. I have met a lot of people in the military at AMU, not one of them struggled with the class load
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sanantone Wrote:WGU and APUS no longer hold RA and NA accreditation, but they still accept NA degrees. Any RA school can choose to accept NA degrees. University of Phoenix and Liberty University accept NA degrees.

Not as a matter of policy they don't. My husband and I both had our NA degrees declined by UoP.
EDIT: not sure what that has to do with the OP's question lol
Jennifer
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MS Applied Nutrition, 2014 Canisius College, NY
Premed/Prenursing Sciences, 2011 Ocean County College, NJ
BA Social Science, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AA General Studies, 2008 Thomas Edison State University, NJ
AOS Culinary Arts,1990 Culinary Institute of America, NY

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APUS no longer holds NA accreditation but are still regionally accredited. AMU did have both NA and RA until 2012 when they ditch the DETC (NA) accreditation - probably because they knew they didn't need both because RA is more widely accepted. That's cool with me! Smile

Sounds like a doable school!

If anybody has taken or is currently attending their Master's in Management degree at this school, feel free to hit me up and we can chat about it!

Good luck everybody!
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