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Walden U - MHA - Start date 12/3 Accountability and Experience
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So after the initial issues with transcripts, etc.  I have received my conditional admission (need official transcripts - ordered yesterday). 

I've done the assessment that tells you how ready you are to do the program (technically, personally, etc.) and scored 98 to 100 out of 100 in all my areas.

I'm anxiously awaiting my email saying I have access and can start.  They thought it would be late today or early tomorrow.  So from hearing about it to getting admitted was all of about 48 hours including the transcript glitch issues.  They have also been very responsive by phone and email.

A shout-out to Sanantone for posting the deal about the first term being free.  My employer will pay most of the second term.  My goal is to do it in two terms.  I have about 35-40 years in healthcare, so I think I can.   My choice of the MHA over the MBA is really based on already having a good understanding of the MHA course work.

I'll be interested to see how those of us in this program and the other programs feel about Walden. Wink

Edit: Less than 2 hours later I have my email address and can get into Tempo.
Edit: I didn't have a green button I needed to select competencies for my term - emailed helpdesk and fixed within 3 minutes - wow!
Edit: 15 minutes later I was starting on my first competency.
Denise

MHA - Walden University - Started 12/3/18 - Plan to finish in two terms Idea  I think I can, I think I can...
BS Liberal Arts - Depths in Healthcare and Psychology, Excelsior College 2014
AS Licensed Vocational Nursing, Mesa College 1989
Certificate Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Mesa College 1977

And, a MBA after the MHA, thenwhen I'm 70 years old, I will finish my RN, just to say I did it!
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(12-04-2018, 02:01 PM)GoodYellowDogs Wrote: So after the initial issues with transcripts, etc.  I have received my conditional admission (need official transcripts - ordered yesterday). 

I've done the assessment that tells you how ready you are to do the program (technically, personally, etc.) and scored 98 to 100 out of 100 in all my areas.

I'm anxiously awaiting my email saying I have access and can start.  They thought it would be late today or early tomorrow.  So from hearing about it to getting admitted was all of about 48 hours including the transcript glitch issues.  They have also been very responsive by phone and email.

A shout-out to Sanantone for posting the deal about the first term being free.  My employer will pay most of the second term.  My goal is to do it in two terms.  I have about 35-40 years in healthcare, so I think I can.   My choice of the MHA over the MBA is really based on already having a good understanding of the MHA course work.

I'll be interested to see how those of us in this program and the other programs feel about Walden. Wink


This is GREAT! I am glad you got everything ironed out! It definitely sounds like the MHA will benefit you more than an MBA based on your experiences! Good luck and I look forward to seeing updates as you progress through the program!


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Masters of Business Administration
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
AACSB-Accredited
Expected 2019

Bachelors of Science - Biology
East Central University
Conferred 2015
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Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Management
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
AACSB-Accredited
Expected June 30, 2019

Courses Completed (10/12 - 4.0 GPA):
Principle Centered Leadership and Ethics
Contemporary Issues of Management
Research Methods
Management Information Systems
Competitive Advantage and Strategies
Accounting for Managers
Data Analysis for Managers
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Strategic Management

Courses Remaining (2/12):
Managerial Economics
Behavioral Management

Bachelors of Science (BS) - Biology
East Central University
Conferred 2015
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I'm glad you got enrolled Smile
Working on TESU BA CompSci + Bio? Graduate in 2020.
First Masters complete. Started another program but taking time off.
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
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I'm so glad it worked out for you Smile
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- ASNSM in Computer Science, December 2018
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(12-04-2018, 02:58 PM)allvia Wrote: I'm so glad it worked out for you Smile

Thanks for your encouragement!
Denise

MHA - Walden University - Started 12/3/18 - Plan to finish in two terms Idea  I think I can, I think I can...
BS Liberal Arts - Depths in Healthcare and Psychology, Excelsior College 2014
AS Licensed Vocational Nursing, Mesa College 1989
Certificate Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Mesa College 1977

And, a MBA after the MHA, thenwhen I'm 70 years old, I will finish my RN, just to say I did it!
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I'm really excited.  I've actually enjoyed and learned something tonight while working on my first competency.   

I'm sure that they structure the first competency to be fairly easy while you are learning to work within the system and platform.

I'm playing around tonight with how to structure the learning and resources so they are always available.  I found i can download any of the resources (video, links to articles, etc.)   I'm putting them in different places so that I have the info available not matter where I am, or whether I have online access, etc.   For example our board room at work where we have a lot of meetings, does not have wifi available, so while I'm waiting for meetings to start, I'll be able to read on my ipad even without logging on.  I can also use text to speech to listen to articles in my car on my way to work.  The resources seem to be really easy to access and use.

At least for this first competency quite a few of the learning resources are video - since I'm an audio/visual learner it's wonderful.  In addition, with text to speech I'll be able to listen to articles, as I don't retain or learn as well from reading.

Just to test out the system, I took the first quiz cold without using any resources.  I got a 60%, 80% is passing.  What it did for me is that I understand how they structure the quizzes and what to focus on when studying.  

I've set aside 2 dedicated hours a day during the week to study in addition to whatever I can get in the car, waiting for meetings to start, etc.   I'll see what I can do on the weekends when I have more flexibility with my time.  I'm planning to complete my first competency by the end of the weekend.  I might be a little optimistic. Big Grin  We'll see  Cool
Denise

MHA - Walden University - Started 12/3/18 - Plan to finish in two terms Idea  I think I can, I think I can...
BS Liberal Arts - Depths in Healthcare and Psychology, Excelsior College 2014
AS Licensed Vocational Nursing, Mesa College 1989
Certificate Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Mesa College 1977

And, a MBA after the MHA, thenwhen I'm 70 years old, I will finish my RN, just to say I did it!
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I am so glad you were able to get in on the offer from Walden!

After all the discussion about double degrees at healthcare I half debated switching to the MHA, but there just isn't enough cross-over between it and the main part of the MBA. I think it's great that we'll have people taking up each of the masters degree offers though so the people who come after us will have feedback on all the options!

Yes, HUGE thanks to Sanantone for posting about this!
MBA, Walden University (In progress)
2016 TESU, BA-LIBST, Emphases in Multimedia Comm./Human & Social Services
TESU TECEPS: Abnormal Psych PSY-350, Psych of Women PSY-270, Sales Mgmnt MAR-322, Advertising MAR-323, Marketing COM-210; Capstone w/ Ciacco
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I think it's so funny how for us in this forum, starting a class or program is like Christmas morning. We're such nerds. I tell people, "Some people run marathons, some people fly to Europe, I'm doing an MBA." Though I would like to fly to Europe as well...
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(12-05-2018, 05:32 PM)amilitab4k9 Wrote: I think it's so funny how for us in this forum, starting a class or program is like Christmas morning. We're such nerds. I tell people, "Some people run marathons, some people fly to Europe, I'm doing an MBA." Though I would like to fly to Europe as well...

YES!   It has felt like Christmas for two days now!    I think I'm especially excited because I really didn't want the MBA, but wanted a MHA.  I was being slightly pushed to do the MBA, but my heart wasn't in it.

Somebody today asked me how long I had been planning this and I told them since last Friday... hahahaha!   They were stunned that I would make a major life decision so fast Smile
Denise

MHA - Walden University - Started 12/3/18 - Plan to finish in two terms Idea  I think I can, I think I can...
BS Liberal Arts - Depths in Healthcare and Psychology, Excelsior College 2014
AS Licensed Vocational Nursing, Mesa College 1989
Certificate Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN), Mesa College 1977

And, a MBA after the MHA, thenwhen I'm 70 years old, I will finish my RN, just to say I did it!
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(12-05-2018, 05:32 PM)amilitab4k9 Wrote: I think it's so funny how for us in this forum, starting a class or program is like Christmas morning. We're such nerds. I tell people, "Some people run marathons, some people fly to Europe, I'm doing an MBA." Though I would like to fly to Europe as well...

I agree! I get excited when I start a new course! I am 4 courses away from finishing my MBA and I am already looking for another masters. ??‍♂️
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Masters of Business Administration (MBA) - Management
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
AACSB-Accredited
Expected June 30, 2019

Courses Completed (10/12 - 4.0 GPA):
Principle Centered Leadership and Ethics
Contemporary Issues of Management
Research Methods
Management Information Systems
Competitive Advantage and Strategies
Accounting for Managers
Data Analysis for Managers
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Strategic Management

Courses Remaining (2/12):
Managerial Economics
Behavioral Management

Bachelors of Science (BS) - Biology
East Central University
Conferred 2015
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