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Walden University - Competency Based MBA Program
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Looking for information and feedback on Walden University's Competency Based - Master of Business Administration (MBA).  I'm interested in Project Management; however, feedback welcome on the Healthcare Management track - since the majority of courses are the same.

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- ASNSM in Computer Science, December 2018
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I believe WGU's MBA in Healthcare Management is cheaper, and they have a better reputation.
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I agree and I recommend the WGU option for the same reasons. I usually don't recommend the three following for profits unless it's a hard to get Doctorates/PHD - Capella, Phoenix, Walden.
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
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2018 BALS and BSBA Spreadsheet using mainly SL/Study.com (post#28,31)
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As I mentioned I'd be looking at the Project Management path (which WGU doesn't offer), as I'm going to be working towards my PMP. 

I'm not a fan of their for-profit status, and it makes me wonder just what the minimum time is that it can be completed - even as a competency based program.  If it could be done in 9 months (3 terms) it would be pretty close to the cost of WGU for two 6 month term; I don't see myself managing to get through WGU in 6 months (day job work load won't allow for it I suspect).  Both schools are RA and ACBSP accredited.

This is what happens once you get word from TESU that you are confirmed for graduation of your bachelor degree next month.  You need to research and gather all the information you can on the next step to take....

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- BSBA General Management, December 2018
- ASNSM in Computer Science, December 2018
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I have no experiences to share, but Capella does have a FlexPath MBA in Project Management.

Oh, and Purdue Global offers an ExcelTrack MBA with a concentration in Project Management. They require the equivalent of 40 semester hours (they're on the quarter system), but at least they're no longer the for-profit Kaplan University.
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bjcheung77 Wrote:I agree and I recommend the WGU option for the same reasons. I usually don't recommend the three following for profits unless it's a hard to get Doctorates/PHD - Capella, Phoenix, Walden.

One you might also want to take a look at is the Purdue Global as it has a few concentrations - Finance, Health Care, HR, IT, Marketing and Project Management. The only difference is that the 16 credits make up the concentration, the program requirements are the same - Here's the link: https://catalog.purdueglobal.edu/graduat...ology/mba/
Done: TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)
Working on: TESU BA Biology & Computer Science
Deferred: **Deciding on several Masters/PHD programs**

2018 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
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(11-28-2018, 12:58 PM)sanantone Wrote: I have no experiences to share, but Capella does have a FlexPath MBA in Project Management.

Oh, and Purdue Global offers an ExcelTrack MBA with a concentration in Project Management. They require the equivalent of 40 semester hours (they're on the quarter system), but at least they're no longer the for-profit Kaplan University.

You might want to contact them and verify that concentrations are available for the ExcelTrack.
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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
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TECEP
Fed Inc Tax, Sci of Nutr, Micro, Strat Man, Med Term, Pub Relations
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Sys Analysis & Design, Programming, Cyber
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Davar
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(11-28-2018, 12:58 PM)sanantone Wrote: I have no experiences to share, but Capella does have a FlexPath MBA in Project Management.

Oh, and Purdue Global offers an ExcelTrack MBA with a concentration in Project Management. They require the equivalent of 40 semester hours (they're on the quarter system), but at least they're no longer the for-profit Kaplan University.

Capella is for-profit as well, and isn't ACBSP accredited.

(11-28-2018, 01:04 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote:
bjcheung77 Wrote:I agree and I recommend the WGU option for the same reasons.  I usually don't recommend the three following for profits unless it's a hard to get Doctorates/PHD - Capella, Phoenix, Walden.

One you might also want to take a look at is the Purdue Global as it has a few concentrations - Finance, Health Care, HR, IT, Marketing and Project Management.  The only difference is that the 16 credits make up the concentration, the program requirements are the same - Here's the link: https://catalog.purdueglobal.edu/graduat...ology/mba/

I just looked at the Purdue-Global and the ExcelTrack is the general MBA only - I'd go WGU for certian if I was going to go that route.

Thank you both.

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- BSBA General Management, December 2018
- ASNSM in Computer Science, December 2018
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(11-28-2018, 12:52 PM)allvia Wrote: As I mentioned I'd be looking at the Project Management path (which WGU doesn't offer), as I'm going to be working towards my PMP. 
Just curious, but why wouldn't you get a regular MBA and then just study for your PMP on the side?
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(11-28-2018, 01:25 PM)allvia Wrote:
(11-28-2018, 12:58 PM)sanantone Wrote: I have no experiences to share, but Capella does have a FlexPath MBA in Project Management.

Oh, and Purdue Global offers an ExcelTrack MBA with a concentration in Project Management. They require the equivalent of 40 semester hours (they're on the quarter system), but at least they're no longer the for-profit Kaplan University.

Capella is for-profit as well, and isn't ACBSP accredited.

(11-28-2018, 01:04 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote:
bjcheung77 Wrote:I agree and I recommend the WGU option for the same reasons.  I usually don't recommend the three following for profits unless it's a hard to get Doctorates/PHD - Capella, Phoenix, Walden.

One you might also want to take a look at is the Purdue Global as it has a few concentrations - Finance, Health Care, HR, IT, Marketing and Project Management.  The only difference is that the 16 credits make up the concentration, the program requirements are the same - Here's the link: https://catalog.purdueglobal.edu/graduat...ology/mba/

I just looked at the Purdue-Global and the ExcelTrack is the general MBA only - I'd go WGU for certian if I was going to go that route.

Thank you both.

Yes, I know it's for-profit, but it's another similar program to compare. Capella is accredited by ACBSP as well as the Project Management Institute. PMI doesn't accredit the Flexpath option, though.

https://www.capella.edu/capella-experien...editation/
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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