Spanish Catholic University or Columbia Southern University MBA?


Yuriy

Hi, everyone!


       I'm planing to come to USA next year to continue my career in marketing. The last 7 years I worked and Trade Marketing Manager at Sony and Bosch in Moscow. As I have no education in this field, just Master of Engineering degree which I got in 2006 in Ukraine, most likely I will be not competitive on the job market, so I decided to go for Western online MBA in marketing. 

I found:

1. UCAM Catholic University of Murcia (Spain) MBA in Sales and Marketing for 6,5K$ — affordable, but it actually has only 1 marketing module. It is recognized by WES.



2. Columbia Southern University MBA in Marketing for 12K$, almost twice expensive, but has 6 concentration marketing modules like product marketing, brand management and so on, which I love to study. I'm not accepted there, still need to provide TOELF results, which are a real headache.



Questions:

1. Which MBA from this two you will choose and why?

2. Do you know any other US university, which has online MBA in marketing, which is cheaper than 12K$?



3. Please excuse me for little offtop, but does US HR or employer really differentiate UCAM or Columbia Southern? 

[Edited by Yuriy on Jan 06, 2023]

Hi, everyone!<br><br><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;I'm planing to come to USA next year to continue my career in marketing. The last 7 years I worked and Trade Marketing Manager at Sony and Bosch in Moscow. As I have no education in this field, just Master of Engineering degree which I got in 2006 in Ukraine, most likely I will be not competitive on the job market, so I decided to go for Western online MBA in marketing.&nbsp;<br><br>I found:<br><br>1. UCAM Catholic University of Murcia (Spain) MBA in Sales and Marketing for 6,5K$ — affordable, but it actually has only 1 marketing module. It is recognized by WES.<br><br><br>
2. Columbia Southern University MBA in Marketing for 12K$, almost twice expensive, but has 6 concentration marketing modules like product marketing, brand management and so on, which I love to study. I'm not accepted there, still need to provide TOELF results, which are a real headache.<br><br><br>
Questions:<br><br>1. Which MBA from this two you will choose and why?<br><br>2. Do you know any other US university, which has online MBA in marketing, which is cheaper than 12K$?<br><br><br>
3. Please excuse me for little offtop, but does US HR or employer really differentiate UCAM or Columbia Southern?&nbsp;
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Duncan

Do you have the right to work in the US? You can exclude UCAM and CSU. These are terrible schools. CSU graduates less than half its students within eight years. 

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Do you have the right to work in the US? You can exclude UCAM and CSU. These are terrible schools. CSU graduates less than half its students within eight years.&nbsp;
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Yuriy

Duncan, thank you for the reply!

         I should have a green card, won a lottery, should be invited to the interview in about two months. Also, as Ukranian citizen, I can apply for U4U program, which gives the right to work for two years. This is plan B. 
        Even if plan A and plan B fails, I need a degree in Marketing anyway, because sometimes I'm being asked during the interviews. Also, I wanted to «sharpen the saw» with 6 marketing modules in the CSU (or write the Thesis in UCAM, based on the textbooks from these modules :))
        Good schools I can't afford at the moment + not sure that big investment will be returned in next 3-5 years. Is there any ordinary schools or universities with online programs and the fee less than 12K$? There is a lot in Scandinavia or Slovenia (3,5K$) but on campus programs.

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<div><span style="background-color: transparent;">Duncan, thank you for the reply!</span><br></div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;I should have a green card, won a lottery, should be invited to the interview in about two months. Also, as Ukranian citizen, I can apply for U4U program, which gives the right to work for two years. This is plan B.&nbsp;</div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Even if plan A and plan B fails, I need a degree in Marketing anyway, because sometimes I'm being asked during the interviews. Also, I wanted to&nbsp;«sharpen the saw» with 6 marketing modules in the CSU (or write the Thesis in UCAM, based on the textbooks from these modules :))</div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Good schools I can't afford at the moment + not sure that big investment will be returned in next 3-5 years. Is there any ordinary schools or universities with online programs and the fee less than 12K$? There is a lot in Scandinavia or Slovenia (3,5K$) but on campus programs.<br><br></div>
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Duncan

An MBA isn't a liter of milk. There is a huge difference between good and bad schools. You will waste your money on these programs. Start with https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288 

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An MBA isn't a liter of milk. There is a huge difference between good and bad schools. You will waste your money on these programs. Start with https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288&nbsp;
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Duncan

With your limited budget and considering your focus on the USA, a master specialised in marketing from a real, AACSB accredited school will be better. Consider something like https://www.bgsu.edu/ecampus/masters-degrees/strategic-communication.html 

With your limited budget and considering your focus on the USA, a master specialised in marketing from a real, AACSB accredited school will be better. Consider something like https://www.bgsu.edu/ecampus/masters-degrees/strategic-communication.html&nbsp;
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Yuriy



         This program costs 8600 $, as I don't know which exact skill set will be needed, isn't it better to invest into MBA which allows you to challenge a broader range of Sales/Marketing (Trade and Product) positions?
          I like their MBA with concentration in Marketing, but 17850 $ for me is too expensive: https://onlinedegree.bgsu.edu/programs/m...

        University of the People MBA currently has a very attractive fee of 3600 $, which close to original Amity or on campus French IAE NANCY MBAs. 
        I think I will go to 9000 $ Open University MBA delivered by Amity due to the triple crown. If not for your advice, I would probably have already started at the UCAM. The Deakin MBA admissions manager said in their school it is possible to negotiate a program adjustment to have at least a Product marketing course, will try to fix the same with Amity)

        Thank you very much!

P.S. Sorry for the spaces between paragraphs, this site making them automatically, BTW usability is poor, I wrote a letter to the support team (hope it exists)))

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[quote]Consider something like https://www.bgsu.edu/ecampus/masters-degrees/strategic-communication.html&nbsp; [/quote]<br><div><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;This program costs 8600 $, as I don't know which exact skill set will be needed, isn't it better to invest into MBA which allows you to challenge a broader range of Sales/Marketing (Trade and Product) positions?</div><br><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; I like their MBA with concentration in Marketing, but&nbsp;17850&nbsp;$&nbsp;for me is too expensive: https://onlinedegree.bgsu.edu/programs/m...</span><br></div><br><div><span style="background-color: transparent;"></span></div><div><span style="background-color: transparent;"></span></div><gwofw><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; University of the People MBA currently has a very attractive fee of 3600 $, which close to original Amity or on campus&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent;">French&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent;">IAE NANCY MBAs.&nbsp;</span></div><br><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; I think I will go to&nbsp;9000 $&nbsp;Open University MBA delivered by Amity due to the triple crown.&nbsp;If not for your advice, I would probably have already started at the UCAM. The Deakin MBA admissions manager said in their school it is possible to negotiate a program adjustment to have at least a Product marketing course, will try to fix the same with Amity)</span><br></div><div><br><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Thank you very much!</span><br></div><br><div>P.S. Sorry for the spaces between paragraphs, this site making them automatically, BTW usability is poor, I wrote a letter to the support team (hope it exists)))</div></gwofw><div></div><div></div>
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MKennedy

This might be better than your other options.  UIUC is very well respected in the US and an MS in Management from UIUC will have better employer recognition than an MBA from the schools you mentioned.   Plus, the cost is only $11.5K and you can ladder up to an MBA eventually if that is your goal.  

https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/graduate-hub/management/online-ms-in-management

This might be better than your other options.&nbsp; UIUC is very well respected in the US and an MS in Management from UIUC will have better employer recognition than an MBA from the schools you mentioned.&nbsp; &nbsp;Plus, the cost is only $11.5K and you can ladder up to an MBA eventually if that is your goal.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/graduate-hub/management/online-ms-in-management
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Yuriy

Plus, the cost is only $11.5K and you can ladder up to an MBA eventually if that is your goal.  

https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/graduate-hub/management/online-ms-in-management


Thank for you for the advice!

But in total I will have to pay 20K$ for MBA:

https://online.illinois.edu/student-services/online-degrees-and-certificates-program-costs-2022-2023

[Edited by Yuriy on Dec 19, 2022]

[quote]Plus, the cost is only $11.5K and you can ladder up to an MBA eventually if that is your goal.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/graduate-hub/management/online-ms-in-management [/quote]<br><br>Thank for you for the advice!<br><br>But in total I will have to pay 20K$ for MBA:<br><br>https://online.illinois.edu/student-services/online-degrees-and-certificates-program-costs-2022-2023<br><br>
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Duncan

Because you want to work in the US, a US qualification with AACSB accreditation is a much better idea than an OU degree. The OU will not be well know in the USA. Take a look at:

https://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-masters-mba-aacsb/#/

While a post like that will not be continuously updated, it's a good outline of some options. The flagship state universities in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota are also worth considering.  

Because you want to work in the US, a US qualification with AACSB accreditation is a much better idea than an OU degree. The OU will not be well know in the USA. Take a look at:<br><br>https://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-masters-mba-aacsb/#/<br><br>While a post like that will not be continuously updated, it's a good outline of some options. The flagship state universities in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota are also worth considering.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Hello, yes UCAM and Columbia Southern will be 100% recognized in the USA.  It will be worth it.  You have very good choice.  You very smart person.  Wish success in the United States of America.

Best, 
Official USA Education Corp

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Hello, yes UCAM and Columbia Southern will be 100% recognized in the USA.&nbsp; It will be worth it.&nbsp; You have very good choice.&nbsp; You very smart person.&nbsp; Wish success in the United States of America.<br><br>Best,&nbsp;<br>Official USA Education Corp
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Duncan

LOL: you can't even write sentences. These will be recognised as degrees of minimum quality. A good choice would be an AACSB-accredited school. 

LOL: you can't even write sentences. These will be recognised as degrees of minimum quality. A good choice would be an AACSB-accredited school.&nbsp;
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Yuriy

Take a look at:
https://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-masters-mba-aacsb/#/

While a post like that will not be continuously updated, it's a good outline of some options. The flagship state universities in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota are also worth considering.   

       Seems there is no OU through Amity MBA anymore — they still have a page running (they got two similar pages with terrible support), even payments accepted, but I called admission manager and she said this program is cancelled.

       I checked your link and filtered all programs under $16500 (for foreigners) with a Marketing concentration. Flagship state universities are above my budget with the smallest $479 per credit fee in South Dakota.       Currently I'm applying to SOSU as they offer four marketing courses in addition to MBA's basic «Marketing management» and also providing 4 prerequisite courses for $300 each through a third party. Eporia and Clayton State Universities also good, but 3 additional marketing courses and Clayton still hasn't answered do they need prerequisite courses or not. 
1. S. Oklahoma SU -12000+1200=13200 Core: BUS 5113: Research Methods MKT 5243: Marketing Management Electives: MKT 5533: Social Media MarketingMKT 5543: Analytics for Supply Chain Logistics, MKT 5553: Marketing AnalyticsMKT 5633: Consumer Behavior
2. Eporia State University 12000 + 2000 =$14000MKT 5243: Marketing ManagementMK 810: Marketing AnalyticsMK 830: Electronic MarketingMK 851: Consumer Behavior
3. Clayton State University $13,933.00MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy 3MKTG 5110 Digital Marketing Fundamentals 3MKTG 5111 Digital Marketing Strategy 3MKTG 5112 Social Media Strategy 3
4. Louisiana State University-Shreveport 12,473.90 + 416 Сore: MBA 706: Marketing StrategyElectives: MBA 741: Data-Driven Decision Making MBA 744: Visualization of Data for Business MBA 777: Advanced Marketing Analytics
5. Londwood $13,200.00 Сore: MK 13600 Strategic marketing  Electives: ECON 576: Data VisualizationMARK 683: Consumer Behavior &amp; Research 3/10/23
6. Lamar University $12,626* - $15,152 Core: MKTG 5310: Marketing Management MISY 5380: Enterprise Systems/CRMMKTG 5350: Digital MarketingMKTG 5370: Marketing Research 
7. Wichita State University $15,335.28MKT 801 Marketing Management MKT 803 Marketing AnalysisMKT 805 Consumer Decision-making Process MKT 890 Seminar in Special Topics 
8. Southern Utah University $16000MKTG 6200: MarketingMKTG 6300: Marketing Analytics MKTG 6930: Integrated Marketing
9. The University of Texas Permian Basin MK - $16500 MRKT 6310 Marketing Management MRKT 6302 Marketing Analytics MRKT 6316: Marketing Research MRKT 6366: Marketing Strategy               

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<div><span style="background-color: transparent;">[quote]Take a look at:</span><br></div><div>https://www.geteducated.com/online-college-ratings-and-rankings/best-buy-lists/best-buy-online-masters-mba-aacsb/#/<br>
</div><div>While a post like that will not be continuously updated, it's a good outline of some options. The flagship state universities in Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota are also worth considering.&nbsp; &nbsp;[/quote]</div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Seems there is no OU through Amity MBA anymore — they still have a page running (they got two similar pages with terrible support), even payments accepted, but I called admission manager and she said this program is cancelled.<br><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;I checked your link and filtered all programs under $16500 (for foreigners) with a Marketing concentration.&nbsp;Flagship state universities are above my budget with the smallest $479 per credit fee in South Dakota.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Currently I'm applying to SOSU as they offer four marketing courses in addition to MBA's basic&nbsp;«Marketing management» and also providing 4 prerequisite courses for&nbsp;$300 each through a third party.&nbsp;Eporia and Clayton State Universities also good, but 3 additional marketing courses and Clayton still hasn't answered do they need prerequisite courses or not.&nbsp;</div><br><div>1. S. Oklahoma SU -12000+1200=13200&nbsp;</div><div>Core: BUS 5113: Research Methods&nbsp;</div><div>MKT 5243: Marketing Management&nbsp;</div><div>Electives: MKT 5533: Social Media Marketing</div><div>MKT 5543: Analytics for Supply Chain Logistics,&nbsp;</div><div>MKT 5553: Marketing Analytics</div><div>MKT 5633: Consumer Behavior</div><br><div>2. Eporia State&nbsp;University&nbsp;12000 + 2000 =$14000</div><div>MKT 5243: Marketing Management</div><div>MK 810: Marketing Analytics</div><div>MK 830: Electronic Marketing</div><div>MK 851: Consumer Behavior</div><br><div>3. Clayton State University $13,933.00</div><div>MKTG 5200 Marketing Strategy 3</div><div>MKTG 5110 Digital Marketing Fundamentals 3</div><div>MKTG 5111 Digital Marketing Strategy 3</div><div>MKTG 5112 Social Media Strategy 3</div><br><div>4. Louisiana State University-Shreveport 12,473.90 + 416&nbsp;</div><div>Сore: MBA 706: Marketing Strategy</div><div>Electives: MBA 741: Data-Driven Decision Making&nbsp;</div><div>MBA 744: Visualization of Data for Business&nbsp;</div><div>MBA 777: Advanced Marketing Analytics</div><br><div>5. Londwood $13,200.00&nbsp;</div><div>Сore: MK 13600 Strategic marketing&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>Electives: ECON 576: Data Visualization</div><div>MARK 683: Consumer Behavior &amp;amp; Research 3/10/23</div><br><div>6. Lamar University $12,626* - $15,152&nbsp;</div><div>Core: MKTG 5310: Marketing Management&nbsp;</div><div>MISY 5380: Enterprise Systems/CRM</div><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">MKTG 5350: Digital Marketing</span></div><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">MKTG 5370: Marketing Research&nbsp;</span></div><br><div>7. Wichita State University $15,335.28</div><div>MKT 801 Marketing Management&nbsp;</div><div>MKT 803 Marketing Analysis</div><div>MKT 805 Consumer Decision-making Process&nbsp;</div><div>MKT 890 Seminar in Special Topics&nbsp;</div><br><div>8. Southern Utah University $16000</div><div>MKTG 6200: Marketing</div><div>MKTG 6300: Marketing Analytics&nbsp;</div><div>MKTG 6930: Integrated Marketing</div><br><div>9. The University of Texas Permian Basin MK - $16500&nbsp;</div><div>MRKT 6310 Marketing Management&nbsp;</div><div>MRKT 6302 Marketing Analytics&nbsp;</div><div>MRKT 6316: Marketing Research&nbsp;</div><div>MRKT 6366: Marketing Strategy&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br></div>
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Duncan

Really interesting: you have done some great research there. Does the order signify anything? I will add your list to https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288  

Really interesting: you have done some great research there. Does the order signify anything? I will add your list to https://findmbaonline.com/board/general-forum/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288&nbsp;&nbsp;
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MKennedy


         
      Currently I'm applying to SOSU as they offer four marketing courses in addition to MBA's basic «Marketing management» and also providing 4 prerequisite courses for $300 each through a third party. Eporia and Clayton State Universities also good, but 3 additional marketing courses and Clayton still hasn't answered do they need prerequisite courses or not. 


When choosing among these schools, it might help in your decision if you focus on the US region you wish to reside.  Smaller schools tend to have a very regional reach.  So if you intend to study in Texas, then you might consider UTPB rather than Southeast Missouri, and so on.  People in Texas will at least recognize that as a legit school as part of the University of Texas system, and you might be able to access UTPB's job board postings which will be focused on Texas jobs. 

[quote]<div><br></div><div><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span><br></div><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Currently I'm applying to SOSU as they offer four marketing courses in addition to MBA's basic&nbsp;«Marketing management» and also providing 4 prerequisite courses for&nbsp;$300 each through a third party.&nbsp;Eporia and Clayton State Universities also good, but 3 additional marketing courses and Clayton still hasn't answered do they need prerequisite courses or not.&nbsp;</div><div>[/quote]<br></div><br>When choosing among these schools, it might help in your decision if you focus on the US region you wish to reside.&nbsp; Smaller schools tend to have a very regional reach.&nbsp; So if you intend to study in Texas, then you might consider UTPB rather than Southeast Missouri, and so on.&nbsp; People in Texas will at least recognize that as a legit school as part of the University of Texas system, and you might be able to access UTPB's job board postings which will be focused on Texas jobs.&nbsp;<br>
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Yuriy

 Really interesting: you have done some great research there. Does the order signify anything?     

Thank you for the research material! Lower fee at the top. Sorry for punctuation, all paragraphs and gaps flying off when you are posting something here. Please mention this is a Marketing concentration selection for foreing student. If you want a classic MBA there are Georgia Southwestern SU 9200 + 3000 (prerequisite) = $12200 and Pittsburg SU - $11200.

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[quote]&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent;">Really interesting: you have done some great research there. Does the order signify anything?</span><span style="background-color: transparent;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;[/quote]</span><div><br>Thank you for the research material! Lower fee at the top. Sorry for punctuation, all paragraphs and gaps flying off when you are posting something here. Please mention this is a Marketing concentration selection for foreing student. If you want a classic MBA there are Georgia Southwestern SU 9200 + 3000 (prerequisite) = $12200 and&nbsp;<span style="background-color: transparent;">Pittsburg SU - $11200.</span><div><br></div></div>
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Yuriy

When choosing among these schools, it might help in your decision if you focus on the US region you wish to reside.  Smaller schools tend to have a very regional reach.  So if you intend to study in Texas, then you might consider UTPB rather than Southeast Missouri, and so on.  People in Texas will at least recognize that as a legit school as part of the University of Texas system, and you might be able to access UTPB's job board postings which will be focused on Texas jobs. 


        Higher salaries are on the shores, I'm considering California, where the subtropical climate goes as a bonus, but UCLA is too expensive. BTW University of People has an admission office in Pasadena, MBA fee $3600, but has no AACSB accreditation :( 

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[quote]<div><span style="background-color: transparent;">When choosing among these schools, it might help in your decision if you focus on the US region you wish to reside.&nbsp; Smaller schools tend to have a very regional reach.&nbsp; So if you intend to study in Texas, then you might consider UTPB rather than Southeast Missouri, and so on.&nbsp; People in Texas will at least recognize that as a legit school as part of the University of Texas system, and you might be able to access UTPB's job board postings which will be focused on Texas jobs.&nbsp;</span><br></div> [/quote]<br><br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Higher salaries are on the shores, I'm considering California, where the subtropical climate goes as a bonus, but UCLA is too expensive. BTW University of People has an admission office in Pasadena, MBA fee $3600, but has no AACSB accreditation :(&nbsp;
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MKennedy


        Higher salaries are on the shores, I'm considering California, where the subtropical climate goes as a bonus, but UCLA is too expensive. BTW University of People has an admission office in Pasadena, MBA fee $3600, but has no AACSB accreditation :( 


There are not too many good online options in California at your budget level.  

One thing about the US Education system - in contrast to Europeans, Americans primarily finance their education through loans (federal and private loans).  Also, with your green card will be an opportunity to get in-state tuition (which is a big discount vs international tuition).  You might be able to access lower fees and federal loans to finance a much more reputable MBA program in California with good on-campus placement.  You will have minimal risk compared to other international students because of your green card status.   

I remember some time ago that my European classmates in my US MBA program always thought negatively about loans, but my view as someone from the US/Canada is that reasonable loan amounts are a good investment if you get your degree from a reputable school.  

Obviously you probably have made your decision to go online, but it is something you might want to think about.  An on-campus degree will help you adjust to the American culture and give you an American network --- that's an excellent way to start your US career.  

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[quote]<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Higher salaries are on the shores, I'm considering California, where the subtropical climate goes as a bonus, but UCLA is too expensive. BTW University of People has an admission office in Pasadena, MBA fee $3600, but has no AACSB accreditation :(&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>There are not too many good online options in California at your budget level.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>One thing about the US Education system - in contrast to Europeans, Americans primarily finance their education through loans (federal and private loans).&nbsp; Also, with your green card will be an opportunity to get in-state tuition (which is a big discount vs international tuition).&nbsp; You might be able to access lower fees and federal loans to finance a much more reputable MBA program in California with good on-campus placement.&nbsp; You will have minimal risk compared to other international students because of your green card status.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>I remember some time ago that my European classmates in my US MBA program always thought negatively about loans, but my view as someone from the US/Canada is that reasonable loan amounts are a good investment if you get your degree from a reputable school.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Obviously you probably have made your decision to go online, but it is something you might want to think about.&nbsp; An on-campus degree will help you adjust to the American culture and give you an American network --- that's an excellent way to start your US career.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Yuriy

Obviously you probably have made your decision to go online, but it is something you might want to think about.  An on-campus degree will help you adjust to the American culture and give you an American network --- that's an excellent way to start your US career.  


Thank you for the advice! 
         If not being limited by the budget I would love to study on campus! Culture and network are interesting. Even in-state tuitions in more expensive «reputable» universities are still high plus residence fee and living cost. Online option allows me to start right now and immediately use it in the CV (but kills my weekends).
       Sometimes on campus programs fees are less, Georgia Southwestern State University has $7700 on campus program and $9200 online.  
        Also, as I heard it is not easy to get loans if you don't have a credit history. 


<div><span style="background-color: transparent;">[quote]Obviously you probably have made your decision to go online, but it is something you might want to think about.&nbsp; An on-campus degree will help you adjust to the American culture and give you an American network --- that's an excellent way to start your US career.&nbsp;&nbsp; [/quote]</span><br></div><br><div>Thank you for the advice!&nbsp;</div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;If not being limited by the budget I would love to study on campus! Culture and network are interesting. Even in-state tuitions in more expensive&nbsp;«reputable» universities are still high plus residence fee and living cost. Online option allows me to start right now and immediately use it in the CV (but kills my weekends).</div><br><div>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Sometimes on campus programs fees are less,&nbsp;Georgia Southwestern State University has $7700 on campus program and $9200 online.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;
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Duncan

Getting loans for high quality MBAs is fairly straightforward. A no name school like GSSU with a low graduation rate will be a riskier investment than a better ranked school. 

Getting loans for high quality MBAs is fairly straightforward. A no name school like GSSU with a low graduation rate will be a riskier investment than a better ranked school.&nbsp;
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MKennedy




        Also, as I heard it is not easy to get loans if you don't have a credit history. 












  Americans and permanent residents primarily use federal student loans and grants (free money).  These have very flexible requirements compared to private loans for international students.  Since you are (or will be) a green card holder, you are in a completely different financial aid situation compared to international students.  Schools also provide other types of financial aid based on need for US citizens/residents that are unavailable to international students.  You need to reach out to each school to ask about financial aid.   Don't waste your opportunity for a high quality MBA in the US - as long as you are smart about it, financing an education will almost never be a problem for an American.  

https://studentaid.gov/

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</div> [/quote]<br><br>&nbsp; Americans and permanent residents primarily use federal student loans and grants (free money).&nbsp; These have very flexible requirements compared to private loans for international students.&nbsp; Since you are (or will be) a green card holder, you are in a completely different financial aid situation compared to international students.&nbsp; Schools also provide other types of financial aid based on need for US citizens/residents that are unavailable to international students.&nbsp; You need to reach out to each school to ask about financial aid.&nbsp; &nbsp;Don't waste your opportunity for a high quality MBA in the US - as long as you are smart about it, financing an education will almost never be a problem for an American.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>https://studentaid.gov/
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