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Schools like WGU for an accelerated / affordable Masters (Business)
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Hi All,

Just finished my B.S. in Business Management degree at WGU.  I cannot matriculate to their MS or MBA because I finished early and have 4.5 months left in my semester.  I'm looking to get started on something in the meantime, either by taking some transferable course work or just choosing to do my graduate degree at another school. 

I understand I may need to make tradeoffs but ideally I'd like to find the following in a school. 
- Regionally accredited preferably non-profit.
- Able to complete in 12 months or less
- Online only
- Affordable without massive debt
- Has an upcoming start date (sometime in next 2 months)

Are there any options? Or Should I just wait and jump in at WGU again next year?
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(09-22-2019, 12:19 PM)tpratt4321 Wrote: Hi All,

Just finished my B.S. in Business Management degree at WGU.  I cannot matriculate to their MS or MBA because I finished early and have 4.5 months left in my semester.  I'm looking to get started on something in the meantime, either by taking some transferable course work or just choosing to do my graduate degree at another school. 

I understand I may need to make tradeoffs but ideally I'd like to find the following in a school. 
- Regionally accredited preferably non-profit.
- Able to complete in 12 months or less
- Online only
- Affordable without massive debt
- Has an upcoming start date (sometime in next 2 months)

Are there any options? Or Should I just wait and jump in at WGU again next year?

The issue I think you will run into is if your undergraduate degree has been conferred. You will not be able to begin a graduate program unless your undergrad degree has been conferred.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics (2022, Expected)
Duke University | The Fuqua School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Management (2019)
Southeastern Oklahoma State University | The John Massey School of Business

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology (2015)
East Central University | College of Health Sciences
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(09-22-2019, 12:22 PM)ThatBankDude Wrote: The issue I think you will run into is if your undergraduate degree has been conferred. You will not be able to begin a graduate program unless your undergrad degree has been conferred.

Fortunately, WGU will confer their degree after course completion and not at the end of the semester. Their issue with starting in a new program is that you can't matriculate to a second degree program until your semester end date. They told me it has something to do with Dept. of Ed requirements. I'm hoping there are other options to pursue a similar program rather than wait 4 months to continue there.
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Non-Profit Competency-Based Programs: Brandman University, Northern Arizona University, University of Wisconsin, John F. Kennedy University, and Purdue Global

For-Profit Competency-Based Programs: Rasmussen College, Capella University, and Walden University
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Some schools might admit you conditionally without a conferred degree, or let you take classes as a non-degree student which would apply once you get admitted. I'm not sure which schools.
May not finish second TESU degree, but I'm close.
First Masters complete. Working on another.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
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Just in case you didn't know, WGU does not accept transfer credits at the graduate level.
PhD (in progress)
Masters and Graduate Certificate
AAS, AS, BA, and BS
CLEP
Intro Psych 70, US His I 64, Intro Soc 63, Intro Edu Psych 70, A&I Lit 64, Bio 68, Prin Man 69, Prin Mar 68
DSST
Life Dev Psych 62, Fund Coun 68, Intro Comp 469, Intro Astr 56, Env & Hum 70, HTYH 456, MIS 451, Prin Sup 453, HRM 62, Bus Eth 458
ALEKS
Int Alg, Coll Alg
TEEX
4 credits
TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
CSU
Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
SL
Intro to Comm, Microbio, Acc I
Uexcel
A&P
Davar
Macro, Intro to Fin, Man Acc
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