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Old 10-19-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I have a question. I'm going back to school. I'm looking at getting my Master's in Marketing and Communication from Franklin university which is located in downtown Columbus. Its brick and mortar college that offer online degrees. However, I have to take the GMAT or GRE to get in. I'm studying for that right now.

Another option (which would be my last last option) is University of Phoenix and their MBA in Marketing. My question for the hiring managers and employers is; would you hire a University of Phoenix graudate? I've read online many don't. Or would you hire someone who went to a regluar college that is well known?

Looking at the cost between the two Franklin is $4,660 cheaper than Phoenix. Just wanted an honest view from everyone. Thanks
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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our police chief is a university of phoenix grad. i think it is probably a better way to shore up credentials in a field where you already have experience than it is to prepare yourself for work in a new field. perhaps consider UC, it would probably be worth the extra effort for the networking opportunities alone.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Not UC I owe them money and didn't like going there when I went there. I'm an NKU graduate and prefer going to Franklin. The program is well know there.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Its just like anything - the degree and name will carry more or less water depending on where it is from. I'm personally not aware of companies that exclude folks with degrees from Univ of Phoenix, but i'd have to think that someone with the same degree from Univ of Cincy would stand out more. Just like Yale Univ would trump over both. You get what you pay for.

G Man
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Good point G Man. I've read a lot of blogs and posts where recruiters said they don't even look at University of Phoenix grads. Its a diploma mill and you get what you pay for
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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To the OP:
I saw in another thread that you were looking for employment. It is my opinion that a MBA doesn't do a whole lot to make you more hirable, and it will bring you a lot of debt because graduate programs are not discounted like undergraduate degrees.

Unfortunately, graduate degrees are generally not a ticket to a job, as the competition for jobs requiring a graduate degree is more intense than the competition for those requiring a bachelors. It is generally better to get hired at a bachelors level, acquire the skillset that is in demand in your field, then go to graduate school to take your career to the next level.

I have been having a similar discussion with my wife. She has 8 years of experience in marketing, and now she wants to get a MBA in finance. When she lost her job after her division was sold to a foreign company, she got a new job fairly painlessly because of her experience and lower salary requirements. Now she is working on her MBA, but only because of the discount she gets based on my job. Hopefully it will pay off for her in the future, but honestly I think there are too many MBAs hunting around for a slim market of jobs. Meanwhile, those with a bachelors degree and 5-10 years of field-specific experience can make employers compete for their services.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I'm not going bck yet. I'm just looking around. I'm still job hunting and would prefer the company to pay for me to go back. I have years of experience and applying to stuff that I know I can do and call and follow up. I wish your wife the best. What school is she at?
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