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My Grad School Thoughts - Masters/PHD
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(01-18-2018, 12:38 PM)posabsolute Wrote: I kind of go back and forth between WGU or Patten MBA, WGU feels a safer bet, with a clearer path, altho it will perhaps take 2 terms and is almost double the cost.

Haha, that's what I tell people as well... the reason I wanted Hodges was for their MIS program, but I can't start it until May. So, that's out of the question. For the others, I would recommend calling in ASAP, like today to see if they can get admitted... otherwise, choose Patten/WGU. It's an easier choice now for me, instead of three schools, it's now dropped down to two. The Hodges is an "in between" MIS I wanted to get before heading into WGU's MBA IT (when it gets ACBSP).

For BearEDU, If you're looking for a good Masters program and competency based, you may want to take the WGU MSML in 1 term. A few members are taking it and some have finished it already in 1 term for cheap/easy/fast. You can take a month or two off and start it in April, after you have been conferred and graduated from TESU. They will not admit anyone until they have paper in hand - I think Hodges is the same thing, they're both very strict on all rules/regulations in regards to any policy in their catalog.
TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)

2017 BSBA General Management Spreadsheet (using mainly SL/Study.com)
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(01-18-2018, 12:57 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote:
(01-18-2018, 12:38 PM)posabsolute Wrote: I kind of go back and forth between WGU or Patten MBA, WGU feels a safer bet, with a clearer path, altho it will perhaps take 2 terms and is almost double the cost.

Haha, that's what I tell people as well... the reason I wanted Hodges was for their MIS program, but I can't start it until May. So, that's out of the question. For the others, I would recommend calling in ASAP, like today to see if they can get admitted... otherwise, choose Patten/WGU. It's an easier choice now for me, instead of three schools, it's now dropped down to two. The Hodges is an "in between" MIS I wanted to get before heading into WGU's MBA IT (when it gets ACBSP).

For BearEDU, If you're looking for a good Masters program and competency based, you may want to take the WGU MSML in 1 term. A few members are taking it and some have finished it already in 1 term for cheap/easy/fast. You can take a month or two off and start it in April, after you have been conferred and graduated from TESU. They will not admit anyone until they have paper in hand - I think Hodges is the same thing, they're both very strict on all rules/regulations in regards to any policy in their catalog.

Yea I'm going to call in tomorrow. I'm trying to avoid having to to do a capstone lol but it seems like a single capstone paper is eaiser.

is the MSML easier than MBA? I see that MSML requires you to work with a business it seems for the capstone

Nice I see no math in the msml lol I feel better now and it's close to a MPA.

Thanks, I feel less stress about Hodges now seeing this option. I'm not sure about patten cause I read mixed reviews about it. I just know WGU has a huge reputation it was actually the first school I looked at years ago.

What's your opinion between the two? Regarding course work and ease?
My Plan: Earn as much credits I can before enrolling for TESU BSBA General Management!
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#63
I am almost done with my BSBA double concentration, thinking of doing the WGU MS Accounting, but may change that.
Basically, I am looking into the MBA or MSML from WGU as well. There are a few courses that overlap from this page.
MBA is geared for the private sector and MSML is geared for public or non-profit leadership and management positions.
WGU MBA vs MSML link: https://www.wgu.edu/blogpost/mba-vs-ms-m...leadership
ASNSM Biology: Remaining - NMJC Biology II+Lab
ASNSM Comp Sci: Remaining - SL C++, CSU Global CBE

Going for TESU BSBA CIS & GM and BALS NSM
BSBA CIS & GM - Journey & Progress
BALS NSM & Planning for Masters
For Wife - BALS No Concentration

Remaining: StraighterLine (4 credits in progress, C++)
CSU Global - Information System Analysis & Design (Not Started)
Study.com (In progress) - Personal Finance, Presentation Skills, Digital Marketing & Advertising, International Management 
Saylor (Not Started) - Business Stats, Corp Comm, Marketing, MIS/SIT, Software Engineering, Comp Comm & Networking

Note: Updating courses remaining by following forum advice + Guide/Spreadsheet & Wiki 
Taking the majority of credits through Saylor and at StraighterLine/Study.com to finish the degrees
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#64
Yep seems like need to have degree on hand first before you can apply to Hodges. I guess I will have a couple of months to figure out Patten vs WGU. Going to do a MSML most likely at WGU to get that checkmark and if anything a MBA is only 6 courses from MSML in WGU. So thats something I can consider later on. Now time to figure out financial aid! You guys applying for financial aid for graduate schools?

MSML i think there is math in this course Big Grinata-Driven Decision Making

There is group work for MSML in one of the tasks just not in the capstone.

Some people are worried about the WGU audit https://www.wgu.edu/oig-audit-report. I think WGU was targeted because they are the most well known but it affects every CBE program depending on what happens next to WGU.
My Plan: Earn as much credits I can before enrolling for TESU BSBA General Management!
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#65
BearEDU - WGU is my first choice, it's got so many people such as Obama and Gates showing their interest in the school. The OIG is just an Audit, it's not like they're going to shut down WGU just because of the findings from the audit. Even if they find faults, they'll have recommendations to get past those minor shortcomings if any. Haha, I like that - the MSML and MBA combo for the win!
TESU ASNSM Biology, ASBA/BSBA (ACBSP Accredited in 2017)

2017 BSBA General Management Spreadsheet (using mainly SL/Study.com)
DegreeForum's Community-Supported Wiki

Review Beginners Guide sticky for Quick info on TESU BALS/BSBA Bachelors Degree in 1200 hours (120 days or 4 months)
Note: Read the entire Wiki guide to review TESU equivalency course list & links for CLEP/DSST/SL/Study.com, etc
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(01-20-2018, 12:41 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: BearEDU - WGU is my first choice, it's got so many people such as Obama and Gates showing their interest in the school. The OIG is just an Audit, it's not like they're going to shut down WGU just because of the findings from the audit. Even if they find faults, they'll have recommendations to get past those minor shortcomings if any. Haha, I like that - the MSML and MBA combo for the win!

Lol yea definitely the moment I sent ppl that link with their quotes ppl just go oh wow =). Makes you feel like u are attending an ivy league school.

Im about 80% sure I'm going to WGU for my MSML. Just waiting for the graduation from TESU. My capstone ends in about two days. Thank you guys for pushing me to take the capstone early instead of waiting a month.
My Plan: Earn as much credits I can before enrolling for TESU BSBA General Management!
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