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VYForever
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
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Programs pumping out graduates without the appropriate rigor behind the degree. MBAs are already notorious for “diploma mills” so a $13K, 15-month program raises those flags, IMO.


Gotcha. The $13k/15 months isn't realistic for the majority of candidates (obviously). It can be done and I know some people who've done it, but it's the difference between sitting at home unemployed hammering away at multiple classes every 8 weeks for 15 months versus having a corporate job and hacking away at this thing on airplanes or in Marriot's as the time permits a week. There is also an obvious difference between those two personas when viewing a resume, as the majority of people who are doing the 15 month/13k fast track are jumping into an MBA immediately after a BS/BA before getting any work experience (which is imprudent, in my humble opinion).

To that end, the ULL program in my opinion isn't viewed as an online for profit diploma mill, despite the catchy marketing to how great a value it can be.
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jcaz
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
All degrees are check boxes. At the end of the day no one gets a job unless they are smart enough or know the right people.

My MBA was only a box checker for a chance at a higher salary doing similar work. Pretty dumb that it took a degree in lieu of years of experience.


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Freauxzen
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
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Programs pumping out graduates without the appropriate rigor behind the degree. MBAs are already notorious for “diploma mills” so a $13K, 15-month program raises those flags, IMO.

If you take a typical MBA (full time or part time) is ~2 years and costs $60-115K, then, as a hiring manager, I would question the value of such a short, cheap program.

I understand that these can be “check the box” degrees but the last thing you want is to go through the effort of a program for that accomplishment to be written off by a hiring manager.



The MBA is the quintessential check the box degree. Much more than anything else. Mostly a waste of time, very little academic rigor in any case, and little actual academic value. It's a resume line at best, and all of the skills taught are better taught on the job anyway.


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bbhstiger5
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
The program at UL offers half-semester courses, which means they move twice as fast as a normal course. 15 months doesn’t mean that everyone chooses to take four classes per semester. I wouldn’t recommend taking more than one class at a time. The classes so far have been extremely rigorous, but valuable. Solid program!!


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RoyalWe
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
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Advertised as $13k At 15 months
It's programs like this that devalue those of us who actually had to invest ourselves into a real program to earn our MBA. I get that universities want to 'cash in' on the MBA craze, but damn.


bbhstiger5
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
If you're implying that students in programs like these aren't investing themselves or working as hard, I would kindly ask you to reconsider. It's the same amount of work and the same AACSB accreditation. It actually moves twice as fast and most of us work full-time jobs while completing the material.

You are right with schools wanting to cash-in though. I think it's important to check the accreditation and admission requirements, but if it's got the accreditation, it has to offer the same rigor taught by the same faculty as the on-campus version.


RoyalWe
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
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If you're implying that students in programs like these aren't investing themselves or working as hard, I would kindly ask you to reconsider.

I see one glaring difference. The UL Online MBA requires 33 credit hours. My Professional MBA required 60+ credit hours. I'm not blaming UL -- in fact I see LSU is now offering a 1 year MBA program. My point is there is *no* way these degrees are equivalent. I'm not commenting on the students -- I'm commenting on the program. Like I said, these programs devalue my MBA.


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lynxcat
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
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If you're implying that students in programs like these aren't investing themselves or working as hard, I would kindly ask you to reconsider. It's the same amount of work and the same AACSB accreditation.


I think you are over valuing AACSB accreditation. There are ~840 AACSB accredited schools in the world. Your post implies that there is not a quality differential among them since they all have this accreditation. Placement rates, notable alumni, entry standards, and rankings disagree with your premise.

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You are right with schools wanting to cash-in though. I think it's important to check the accreditation and admission requirements, but if it's got the accreditation, it has to offer the same rigor taught by the same faculty as the on-campus version.


This just isn't reality. Look at the credit requirements for working professional and/or executive MBA programs relative to their FT counterparts and you'll find the class requirements are noticeably lower.

I'm all for flexible education formats (especially MOOCs) but let's not act like an accreditation equals the same amount of rigor, intensity, and development across all program formats or universities for that matter.


bbhstiger5
Member since Feb 2018
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
I guess it's all up to perspective and what one is looking to pay for and get out of an MBA program. I'm currently being taught by a Ph.D instructor from University of Alabama and paying probably half the price. Out of the almost 2,000 MBA programs offered in the country, UL's is ranked #153. Totally worth the price in my opinion, and I can almost guarantee it covers the same material/course requirements as the more pricey/pretentious institutions. Now as far as networking opportunities and connecting students with professionals in the area, I think that is very program-specific. I think majority of the price in an MBA is in the name of the school, not the rigor or coursework.
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DaRobber
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
I wanted to bump this thread to see if anyone has taken the foundation courses. How much time per week are you spending on the course?


VYForever
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re: University of Louisiana at Lafayette ONLINE MBA REVIEWS
I started before the foundation classes were mandatory but I understand they are a decent roadblock/weed-out


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