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Old 02-20-2008, 08:23 AM
Princeofwales Princeofwales is offline
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Default Cheapest, Quickest Accredited Phd/ Dba - Usa.

I hold a Bcom ( Hons) acc, MBA, Mcom Acc and have done several research in various areas which is documented. Which university offers an online to a person in Africa like me and is quick and cheap. BUT Accreditated or recognised by the department of education.
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:08 PM
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I hold a Bcom ( Hons) acc, MBA, Mcom Acc and have done several research in various areas which is documented. Which university offers an online to a person in Africa like me and is quick and cheap. BUT Accreditated or recognised by the department of education.
Being a royalist I must say, nice user name! I dont know of any doctorate thats quick, but you can try the dissertation only doctorates that are offered by University of South Africa or some places in England. A place to start is Johnnie's Distance Learning Page:

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVall...386/dlphd.html

Scroll down and you will see the research only doctorates or the ones that allow you to obtain one via publication. I think the quickest you will see is around 3 years for a doctorate and even then thats pushing it!
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:00 AM
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here is a cheap and recognised one equal to RA, I did my MBA excellent
(and they dont ay me to put this on)

http://webmail.sbsinternet.co.za/vie....tmp&count=127
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:58 PM
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here is a cheap and recognised one equal to RA, I did my MBA excellent
(and they dont ay me to put this on)

http://webmail.sbsinternet.co.za/vie....tmp&count=127
Hey Ahmed your link took me to a login for an email program.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:28 PM
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Hi scaredrain

Sorry about that, lets see if I get it right this time
Try this one:

http://www.milpark.co.za/
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:05 PM
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Default Good school - but no doctorates.

Hi Ahmed -

Yes - great school - but Princeofwales has an MBA and is looking for a DBA or Ph.D. program. I couldn't see any doctoral programs on the Milpark site. Know of any suitable programs in SA besides UNISA?

His Highness also said he was looking for a US school. The least expensive properly-accredited distance DBA's I know of in the US are Northcentral University, Prescott AZ www.ncu.edu and Columbia Southern www.colsouth.edu I think they're both around the same price - $23-25,000 all told.

They're both good schools but Columbia Southern is DETC (Nationally) accredited, whereas NorthCentral has Regional Accreditation. Others have said - if the price is around the same, go to NorthCentral as an RA school is a known quantity. These people have a point - after all, NA is not acceptable to all US employers. I say: Have a look at both, weigh all aspects including accreditation and see which school you think would be the better learning experience for you.

Johann

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:16 AM
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I hold a Bcom ( Hons) acc, MBA, Mcom Acc and have done several research in various areas which is documented. Which university offers an online to a person in Africa like me and is quick and cheap. BUT Accreditated or recognised by the department of education.
During a recent discussion with my uncle (Dr. Thomas Cheng), a Wharton-educated tenured MBA professor at St. Mary's University), he firmly reinforced something that seems cliché but probably is common in both the business and academic community.

While I consider myself fortunate to have completed my MBA at an AACSB-accreditedbusiness school, when I mentioned Walden University's accredited online PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences, he quickly pointed out that Walden University is not AACSB-accredited and that the only graduate management schools that are worth anything in academic circles are AACSB-accredited business schools.

That said, I am pretty sure he would not take any online graduate business school seriously. Considering fewer than 10% of the most well known business schools worldwide are accredited by the AACSB, I wonder how many MBA and PhD or DBA degrees he considers good preparation for a career in academics. True, I do agree that Masters and Doctoral degrees should be--and generally are--academically-focused; further, I agree that teaching is an integral part of preparation for an academic career--and most online graduate programs I have seen lack the Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant emphasis that traditional universities consider central to graduate studies.

The reason I mention these points is that when looking for a fast and cheap graduate--particularly doctoral--program that is accredited, may defeat the purpose of spending time and money on one in the first place.

The reason I give weight to his prejudice is because my uncle, as an experienced researcher and tenured professor of an AACSB-accredited business school, has served on many MBA and PhD selection committees and his sentiments are not unique.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:30 PM
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Default No holdback in Africa!!

Hi -

I just checked. http://www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/a...tedmembers.asp

There are 63 AACSB-accredited schools (business) that are outside Canada and U.S. NONE of them are in Africa, where our poster is from - so I doubt if earning a degree from a non-AACSB school is going to hold him back one bit! (He's obviously never going to apply to your uncle! )

Furthermore, I did not see one AACSB school listed that would offer him a doctoral program that was both online and anywhere near the fee structure he stated the need for. PrinceofWales specified a U.S. degree. He may, however, find a "research doctorate" program that could interest him, among the UK listings on that site - but I doubt if any of them would be affordable by most African standards.

Robin, in case your elite, respected AACSB-accredited MBA didn't have an international component - you should realize that incomes and currencies etc. are WAY different in Africa, as a whole!

Johann

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:27 AM
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Default Some possibilities

Hi -

I overlooked one of the best resources for this type of search - Jonnie's Distance Learning Page at

http://www.geocities.com/siliconvall.../distance.html

It appears there are a couple of South African possibilities for a distance learning doctorate that might be useful to our member, PrinceofWales.

Vista University, University of Pretoria and, of course UNISA are listed.

There are many research doctorate possibilities listed for the UK.

One AACSB listing is the brand-new distance-ed DBA at Kennesaw State (Georgia) but I think it's once again 'way outside the fee level asked for. Yep, it is. I checked. $24,000 per year. Jonnie's (Dr. Jonathan Liu's) page contains web-links for all schools mentioned. It's excellent!

Johann

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