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Amills
Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Aug 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
@audioaxes1 I found a group of Facebook that contains all info we need. Search LSUS MBA Program, I'm loving it!!!


PresJohnTyler
Member since Mar 2019
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thanks I read some of your posts on Khan and MKT and Im somewhat leaning towards taking a shot at that on my first class. Did you have a business background/undergrad?


I do, but this course starts from scratch. To be honest, all of them I've taken have started from scratch. Vines actually said a Masters program is a time for reflection, not a time to learn new things. The entire program seems to be based on that philosophy.


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Miami dolfan
Member since Aug 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Can you invite me to this group? They still have not approved my request


Amills
Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Aug 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
What is your name on Facebook?


audioaxes1
Member since Jul 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
thanks Amills will definitely check that out. Also thanks to your tip on refreshing full classes I was able to slip into an open slot with Vines for fin 701 this morning. Was hoping for Choi but got plenty of time to keep trying.


Amills
Fort Worth, Texas
Member since Aug 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Awesome!


kikicub
Chicago Cubs Fan
Mountain West
Member since Apr 2019
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I’m curious to know if people have been asked for their GPA/transcripts/concentration/specialization in their job hunt post-MBA. Anyone who can speak to this? Thanks!
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crimsonsasquatch
Member since Apr 2019
8 posts

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ACCT I had Yin and it was great, the videos were top notch.

ISDS 705 - Avoid Mary Lind, course material old as dirt and the "peer review" being part of your grade is BS. Group project is a confusing mess and if you team drops like flies you get to pick up the pieces rather than the professor try and spread the teams out.

FIN 701 - Kendall was great, it is reading only though so just be prepared if thats not your learning style then beware.

MADM

I am doing 2 at a time and if I slack off early in the week my weekends are shot, but I'll be done in 10 months versus dragging it out so a little sacrifie timewise on the weekends has been doable.



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PresJohnTyler
Member since Mar 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
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I’m curious to know if people have been asked for their GPA/transcripts/concentration/specialization in their job hunt post-MBA. Anyone who can speak to this? Thanks!


I haven't completed the program yet, but can say with absolute certainty that you will be asked for your GPA on any application for a legitimate company and some will want at least an unofficial transcript. Honestly, you should have your GPA on your resume anyway.


tank123
Member since Apr 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
I'll give you my honest review on Khan. I ended his class with a high B and I earned every single point.

He is the best and the worst teacher I've had in this program so far and I suspect that will be the case for a while. He put a TON of effort into the class and I truly learned so much (knowing nothing about Marketing prior). He does a great job of applying the course content to businesses which helps you understand the concepts as opposed to the definition. However, he is a major narcissist. He would continuously defend questions where 20-30% of the class got the answer right by saying things like "I just don't understand why there was confusion, the answer was pretty obvious". He makes you feel as if YOU are the problem and will NEVER admit that he did anything wrong. He will curve tests where the average was in the 60's and make his "curve" sound like a charity event where he's doing something he shouldn't be doing. Truthfully, everything he did felt like a sham - he made sure to tell you his papers were "only" a five-page maximum because he doesn't believe people should be writing 10-20 page papers. However, to fit all of the nonsense and detail into the research papers, I would use 11-point font with narrow margins which in normal, APA format would have been 12+ page papers.

The textbook is completely worthless in that class - don't even use it if you take it. You need to focus for 1-1.5 hours on his very boring lectures and take serious notes that need to be studied with the concepts understood. Memorizing anything is worthless in that class because the test questions are based around hypothetical business situations where you need to apply your understanding of the concept to answer the question. I spent roughly 10-15 hours per week on that class and on the three weeks that there were papers, easily 25-30+. If I'm not making his tests sound bad enough, the "case" quiz and "final" was open-book and the average for the case quiz was a 68. Having every piece of information in front of you doesn't even help with the tests.

If I had to do it over, I probably would trade in the knowledge I learned for my sanity over those seven weeks. If I got lucky with AC's (I had a nit-picker) I would have ended with an A, so YMMV depending on the AC you're assigned. I truthfully can't recommend him, but I did learn a lot. I stressed out from the first test to the time I hit the submit button on the final because I felt like I was going to end up with a C. The only reason I ended up with a high B was because of a 10-point extra credit and 8 point "course completion curve" that he "gave" students. Without the 26/400 "curve" points (extra credit included), I had a very low B. Good luck if you decide to go with him.
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OleWarSkuleAlum
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I haven't completed the program yet, but can say with absolute certainty that you will be asked for your GPA on any application for a legitimate company


No one gives a shite about grades for graduate school hoss. Especially when they see you went to a diploma mill like LSUS.


kikicub
Chicago Cubs Fan
Mountain West
Member since Apr 2019
22 posts

re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
I have this class next semester. I've heard good things about Darrat but don't see him available AP1 or AP2. How much time would you say you put into this course per week? I'm doubling this course up with FIN701 w/Vines.


tank123
Member since Apr 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
He changes the course up, so keep that in mind, but this was roughly how long I spent per week:

1: 5-8 hours (text reading, video lectures, test)
2: 25-30 hours (research paper, text reading, video lectures, test)
3: 10-15 hours (text reading, video lectures, test)
4: 25-30 hours (research paper, video lectures, test)
5: 15 hours (video lectures, test, open-book quiz)
6: 25-30 hours (research paper, video lectures, test)
7: 10 hours (open book quiz)

I completely stopped reading the textbook at a certain point because it was useless. He teaches and tests on his own flavor of marketing so learning from a textbook is counter-intuitive. His lectures are only 1-1.5 hours but it would take me 2.5-3 hours because I had to write specific notes that I could study from. Studying also took a lot of time because memorizing definitions was useless - you need to understand the concept and be able to apply that concept to a business question with five answer selections.

This is NOT an easy class. I can tell you that I was pissed off one way or another every single weekend and I'm not sure a class like FIN should be doubled up with this (though I haven't taken it, just from what I've read). His tests are awfully worded and I never felt like I was "prepared", even after hours of studying.

Keep in mind, this is just my experience. I'm sure other people fared better than I did.


audioaxes1
Member since Jul 2019
11 posts

re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Im currently registered for FIN 701 with Vines and ECON 705 with Fawaz. I plan to do only one of these courses for the coming fall session.
Any suggestions on which should I keep and which one I should push to another session and perhaps aim for a different professor? Im leaning towards dropping Vines and trying to take FIN 701 with Choi later.


Ivory
Member since Jun 2019
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ECON705...Fawaz is very engaged! Weekly zoom sessions, which are extremely helpful! Makes himself readily available via cell phone (he will walk you through a problem over the phone), email or forum post for any questions or problems. Weekly assignments/quizzes (5 chances to take each) and 1 weekly closed book exam. no true midterm or final. Test are not terrible - part concept, part formula. The material feels overwhelming at times, but don't give up, he will help you succeed.

Consider Kendall for FIN701. She does not do zoom sessions (or didn't when I took her) but she is engaged and very helpful. She provides a lot of feedback, guidance, and resources to help you understand the material. There is a weekly discussion/reply and a weekly test; sorry, I don't remember if there was a true mid-term/final. You are allowed to use a cheat sheet with formulas on tests, but you definitely need to know the concept behind the formulas too. She curves test grades,and I think drops the lowest. Workload is not horrible.

I normally take only 1 class per semester, but after taking these 2 back to back, I feel like I could have taken together. The workload wasn't overwhelming for either class, but FIN is writing/research heavy due to discussion topics/replies.
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kikicub
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Apr 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Tank, oh my. That's gonna be a no from me. A hell to the no. THANK YOU! I seriously appreciate your breakdown and am sure it'll come in handy for a lot of others on here.


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OldSchool03
Member since Jul 2019
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re: LSUS Online MBA Reviews
Will you also approve my request to join the Facebook group? My name on Facebook is Joy Nerdish.


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claulyn
Member since Aug 2019
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BusinessKnight, perhaps a little piece of information you are missing is that, outside the US, no one cares if you went to an Ivy League school, and hopefully one day no one will care in the US either.

Sure it sounds fancy, but the real deal is who has the knowledge, credibility and qualifications. I work for a global company, and at global level all that counts is what you can do. So if the knowledge I get from LSUS is the same I will get from an Ivy League college, if I learn it myself or from a professor, at the end of the day is the knowledge and skills that are going to keep me in a job.

I have always loved to work with people from the US because of the work ethics, it is just amazing. But from the people who have reported to me and I have interviewed, I can tell you that my experience with graduates from "top colleges" has not always been the best. Some of them are good, but just the title does not guarantee anything, and I am amazed every time on how entitled and inefficient some of them can be.

It's great you are at the top of your career, but what is wrong with a school that gives opportunities to more people? I think it's fantastic.

I am personally loving what I am learning from this program and apply it every day at work. To me, that is the value.


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PresJohnTyler
Member since Mar 2019
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No one gives a shite about grades for graduate school hoss. Especially when they see you went to a diploma mill like LSUS[/quote]

Well "hoss" the reason I said "absolute certainty" is because I know for a fact that I, as a supervisor who is regularly on the interview panel for one of the largest Fortune 500's in the southern US, will definitely care about grades. In fact, when you fill out your application it asks for GPA which often determines (along with experience) the 8 or 10 people we decide to interview out of the hundreds of applicants. As far as Diploma Mill, this is a State University like any other. It is no better or worse than ULM, ULL, Southern, Southeastern or any other State schools in LA. I'm sure you're trolling and I shouldn't dignify it with a response, but I felt compelled to take the bait for any lurkers seeking info on the course who may be led astray by such an ignorant comment; likely coming from the troll living in his dad's garage delivering pizza's on the weekends.


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LIUSUse
Member since Aug 2019
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Can you please invite me for the Facebook group? My request is still pending


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