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Hello Board Members,

I would like to know if the online AACSB accredited MBA programs in US hold some value, is it worth investing the time and money doing this. I have few constraints like cannot afford a high cost program plus have a family life so need to balance it with my career ambitions.

I have been thinking about pursuing an MBA so I can progress to higher positions however currently getting very much confused. Please help and suggest, I am located in Phoenix, ARIZONA
Hello Board Members,

I would like to know if the online AACSB accredited MBA programs in US hold some value, is it worth investing the time and money doing this. I have few constraints like cannot afford a high cost program plus have a family life so need to balance it with my career ambitions.

I have been thinking about pursuing an MBA so I can progress to higher positions however currently getting very much confused. Please help and suggest, I am located in Phoenix, ARIZONA
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Duncan
Yes, they hold some value. Whether or not they are the best investment for you depends on the alternatives. A part-time programme on campus will typically give you a better return, and a better experience. You are in the same city as the Carey school: why not start there, or with UoA?
Yes, they hold some value. Whether or not they are the best investment for you depends on the alternatives. A part-time programme on campus will typically give you a better return, and a better experience. You are in the same city as the Carey school: why not start there, or with UoA?
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Thanks Duncan
I appreciate your rompr response on this, I agree and understand the interactive program like evening school would be better as the students have more interactions and participation in class but the biggest problem with both schools ASU and UofA is the tuition fee both program cost approx 55 -60k which is very expensive for me as a single earning individual and have family to support. Unfortunately the other schools with part time evening program are all non AASCB.That is the reason I looked at some alternatives and found the online options
New Mexico state university (NMSU)
University of Wisconsin (UW)
West Texas A&M University
Texas A&M commerce
Need advice in whether to proceed with these online options or not

Regards
Feroz
Thanks Duncan
I appreciate your rompr response on this, I agree and understand the interactive program like evening school would be better as the students have more interactions and participation in class but the biggest problem with both schools ASU and UofA is the tuition fee both program cost approx 55 -60k which is very expensive for me as a single earning individual and have family to support. Unfortunately the other schools with part time evening program are all non AASCB.That is the reason I looked at some alternatives and found the online options
New Mexico state university (NMSU)
University of Wisconsin (UW)
West Texas A&M University
Texas A&M commerce
Need advice in whether to proceed with these online options or not

Regards
Feroz
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Duncan
I think this really depends on your goals. Personally, I am a big fan of the University of Wisconsin Consortium program (especially good value if you have already done the prerequisites), and the Georgia WebMBA program, where you can choose which university you become an alumnus of.

PS Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
Do any of the online programs have a good alumni footprint in the regions or industries that you are to build your career in?

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 17, 2015]

I think this really depends on your goals. Personally, I am a big fan of the University of Wisconsin Consortium program (especially good value if you have already done the prerequisites), and the Georgia WebMBA program, where you can choose which university you become an alumnus of.

PS Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
Do any of the online programs have a good alumni footprint in the regions or industries that you are to build your career in?
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