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lsusystem
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
It is done in a block format. They give you a schedule to follow if you want to complete the program in 12-months. Certain courses are offered only once per year. As the program admin has stated, they are the GOLD standard. AACSB


Paul Allen
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Good to know, thank you.


WylieTiger
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Slightly off topic but would a MBA better serve my needs versus a MHA? Currently I have a BSN with aspiration of upper management in a healthcare setting.

I plan on starting in the fall and have started the process for an online MHA @ LSUS.


kaaj24
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I don't know anything about the LSU program, but I have taken online graduate level courses from well known brick and mortar schools, and the time required to complete the work was huge compared to a going to a traditional class, this seems to be a common trait among online programs.


Yes, online classes are more work for sure.


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Epic Cajun
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I think your experience would matter more than MBA vs MHA, at one point I considered both of those options, but decided to go another route. I'm still considering a second masters degree, and would probably lean toward a traditional MBA if I were to go back.


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Colonel Flagg
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My question is why is LSU's program $44K vs LSU-S's $13K when they are both online, basically the same format, and the same school system. i mean I am an LSU grad, but I don't see hoe the name carries that much weight when it looks to be the same thing.

LaTech's program seems to also be similar to LSU-S and roughly the same cost.


Paul Allen
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Great question


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Trade and Tryon 704
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
I asked myself the same question. The BR campus offers a few more classes than the LSUS program. Essentially, they are the same.


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whodidthat
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I have two more classes to finish for my MBA at LSUS. Started before they converted to only online classes. Overall the classes weren't hard for me. Some are easy, others harder, just like any other college. You will probably need to devote around 10 hours per week since the classes only last 8 weeks. Most of the professors I've had are very knowledgeable. They could be teaching at any college in the country. Dr. Bigler is the Dean of the MBA program, also teaches the capstone class, he has decades of experience consulting for numerous companies. I'm pretty sure everyone of those professors had some serious credentials.

Edit: Didn't see this thread was over a month old.
This post was edited on 6/24 at 11:33 pm


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TheHiddenFlask
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Online MBAs are stupid, unless you work in some government job where your pay is determined by degree instead of performance.

If you want an online MBA, pick up some books and read them, it's the same education.


Paul Allen
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calekab
Member since Oct 2015
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I am halfway through the program, and it has been much more difficult than I expected. Most recently, I completed Marketing 701 with Dr. James. The workload was unreal. I spent about 30 hours a week on her class alone, and I'm a straight 'A' student who understood the material very well. There was just too much writing required. Over seven weeks, I wrote collectively more than some master's theses I've read. Students were dropping like flies.

I'm going to stick it out for the entire program, but if you haven't started yet, I would look elsewhere.

Good luck.


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nsipod
Member since Oct 2015
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I am 90% complete with my online MBA and very satisfied with the program.

Overall, the LSUS Online MBA program has been excellent. I have learned many valuable skills which I am able to incorporate into my current career. In addition, the discussions have allowed me to grow my network to include other leaders from various disciples.
If you have a full time job, like I did, then you probably should try to talk to another student before taking more than 1 class per semester. Some classes (MADM, MKT) require more than 20 hours a week each. Other classes are very straightforward (BADM) and can be accomplished in 10 hours a week. Previous students can help you create your schedule so that it will work best for you. Obviously, these requirements are all professor dependent and subject to change, but it should help you gauge your time.

Pros:
1) Accreditation (My employer covered 25% of the cost because of this)
2) Challenging (Topics are current and relevant)
3) Similar curriculum/textbooks as most other US MBA programs
4) Availability of concentrations, if preferred
5) 100% online
6) Very affordable (One of the cheapest in the US)
a. Note: When calculating costs, factor in textbook costs of $150-200/class on average
7) Online forums to allow discussion. Generally, each class requires 1-2 discussions each week.

Cons:
8) MADM classes require a LOT of writing (20 pg papers in some classes)
9) Group projects in 50% of classes
10) Exams can be very tricky at times (ex: A + B, but not C type questions; essay questions)
11) Grading takes forever. Many profs were about 2-3 weeks behind on grading
12) ProctorU (Many online university classes have this now… It is very intrusive. Only 2 classes had this, but I think it will increase. Google it)
13) LSUS is in a growth stage. There are some classes that have had enrollment increase 30% and LSUS is having a challenge trying to keep up. It has caused some class-scheduling difficulty, tardiness in receiving grades, and lengthy discussions. However, I know they are working to correct these issues, and I think we will see a good change over the next year when things start to level out.
14) The recruiters and staffing office have NOT taken the LSUS MBA and do not know the actual time/money requirements; do not trust them.

Any other questions? Just ask.


Paul Allen
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Have you taken ECON 705 or ACCT705?
This post was edited on 10/21 at 9:27 am


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Costanza
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I am looking for a 100% online degree from a Louisiana college, so that it doesn't scream online college on my resume.


I'm confused, you stated that you weren't interested in the connections you'd make in an executive MBA because you are surrounded by well connected people at your current position. Why are you concerned with your resume then? If you are considering a job/career change, the connections [outside of your current position] you'd make in an EMBA program would be far more valuable than an online degree. JMO.


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lsusystem
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Both LSU and LSUS are using an outside party to assist with the programs. They are splitting the revenues with that vendor. Based on information gathered from schools of similar stature to LSU in the southern region, LSU then set its price based on that average.


lynxcat
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Best online MBA program I know of is UNC Keenan Flagler.

Some of the folks in this thread seem pretty indoctrinated on the value of the program. An online MBA from LSUS (or LSU, LA Tech, ULM) is nothing more than a check the box. It is not going to open doors that are otherwise closed. If you need it to advance on your current role then great... But that's it.

Right or wrong, we would not interview someone from an online program. Part time programs are even looked down upon relative to full time programs.

If you go the online route, then you have to recognize and accept the clear shortcomings. Also, you don't have the network which is a massive part of the value.

THF may have been blunt in his response, but he is right for the majority of cases.


Paul Allen
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
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It is not going to open doors that are otherwise closed




OK


lynxcat
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Some professions / firms are completely off limits without certain pedigrees. If you want to go that route, then an online MBA won't do it. Easiest examples are Big 3 (MBB) consulting and private equity. If you want to work in a local company in aa BU operations role, then an online MBA may do what you need of it - check a box.


Paul Allen
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Noted


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