Cheapest online MBA - worldwide?


Hi everyone,

I have two bachelor's degrees and 10 years of workplace experience in communications. I would love to find a **cheap** online MBA program (under $10k, but love it to be a lot less!), preferably in marketing or with an international slant. It's not an option to quit my job right now to attend school. FYI, I am a U.S. citizen/NC resident.

1) I've read about European schools with super-cheap tuition, even for international students. However, I haven't been able to find any cost-effective online programs. I am completely open to attending a school anywhere in the world (online). I also speak Spanish, so I'd be open to courses in that language as well.

2) In-state schools are still very expensive. For example, UNC Charlotte is $25k. My company barely has tuition assistance, so I would still be responsible for most of this bill.

3) I'm a fan of MOOCs, but I need a degree, so it's not an option.

My Google searches have come up dry! Thanks in advance.


Stephanie

[Edited by starrysteph01 on Feb 20, 2015]

Hi everyone,

I have two bachelor's degrees and 10 years of workplace experience in communications. I would love to find a **cheap** online MBA program (under $10k, but love it to be a lot less!), preferably in marketing or with an international slant. It's not an option to quit my job right now to attend school. FYI, I am a U.S. citizen/NC resident.

1) I've read about European schools with super-cheap tuition, even for international students. However, I haven't been able to find any cost-effective online programs. I am completely open to attending a school anywhere in the world (online). I also speak Spanish, so I'd be open to courses in that language as well.

2) In-state schools are still very expensive. For example, UNC Charlotte is $25k. My company barely has tuition assistance, so I would still be responsible for most of this bill.

3) I'm a fan of MOOCs, but I need a degree, so it's not an option.

My Google searches have come up dry! Thanks in advance.


Stephanie
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Duncan
http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/dare-we-say-it-the-10-cheapest-online-mba-programs/

PS This was the third page down when I googled 'cheapest MBA online', so I don't quite understand your difficulty.

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 21, 2015]

http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/dare-we-say-it-the-10-cheapest-online-mba-programs/

PS This was the third page down when I googled 'cheapest MBA online', so I don't quite understand your difficulty.
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ezra
This is a good start but out of date in terms of tuition information. Firstly, I would filter that list for programs that are AACSB accredited. So that leaves you with:

Fayetteville State University (as a North Carolina resident, you would qualify for in-state tuition, making this program under $6,000). This is probably your best bet.

West Texas A&M University: although it's still affordable, the current tuition rates don't match what this website lists. Best check with the school, but I think this program might break your budget.

University of Louisiana Monroe: Current per-credit tuition rate for this MBA is $475, putting the total cost of the program at over $14,000

Ball State University: over $20,000

Given that these are all unranked and regionally-oriented programs, and that you are budget-constrained, the Fayetteville State program is probably your best bet. It will give you a reasonable education but will not provide much help in terms of landing a job after graduation. For that kind of career support, you'd have to go with a pricier ranked program like IU Kelley's or Florida - Hough's.
This is a good start but out of date in terms of tuition information. Firstly, I would filter that list for programs that are AACSB accredited. So that leaves you with:

Fayetteville State University (as a North Carolina resident, you would qualify for in-state tuition, making this program under $6,000). This is probably your best bet.

West Texas A&M University: although it's still affordable, the current tuition rates don't match what this website lists. Best check with the school, but I think this program might break your budget.

University of Louisiana Monroe: Current per-credit tuition rate for this MBA is $475, putting the total cost of the program at over $14,000

Ball State University: over $20,000

Given that these are all unranked and regionally-oriented programs, and that you are budget-constrained, the Fayetteville State program is probably your best bet. It will give you a reasonable education but will not provide much help in terms of landing a job after graduation. For that kind of career support, you'd have to go with a pricier ranked program like IU Kelley's or Florida - Hough's.
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maury
That Fayetteville State program is a stellar value. Do you know how much it is for international students?
That Fayetteville State program is a stellar value. Do you know how much it is for international students?
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Duncan
Click on the hyperlink.
Click on the hyperlink.
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maury
Looks like it's not the same value for non residents. From my calculations, it's over 21,000 USD if you take six credit hours per semester for six semesters.
Looks like it's not the same value for non residents. From my calculations, it's over 21,000 USD if you take six credit hours per semester for six semesters.
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Are there any updates here? I am interested in what would be considered the cheapest online MBA in the world.
Are there any updates here? I am interested in what would be considered the cheapest online MBA in the world.
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George Pat...
I'd say the Open University of Cyprus. at 5500e is the cheapest legit option.

There may be cheaper ones out there, but they are usually not real universities, just diploma mills, or they are not in english but in local languages

That being said, investing in a better (and more expensive one) is highly recommended.
I'd say the Open University of Cyprus. at 5500e is the cheapest legit option.

There may be cheaper ones out there, but they are usually not real universities, just diploma mills, or they are not in english but in local languages

That being said, investing in a better (and more expensive one) is highly recommended.
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mba hipste...
I don't believe the Open University of Cyprus has accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB, which would be a dealbreaker for me...

That West Texas A&M program is still rather affordable, but the school's network will probably not suit international students who have other options.

The University of Louisiana Monroe's current cost per credit is $500.
I don't believe the Open University of Cyprus has accreditation from AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB, which would be a dealbreaker for me...

That West Texas A&M program is still rather affordable, but the school's network will probably not suit international students who have other options.

The University of Louisiana Monroe's current cost per credit is $500.
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