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Old 08-23-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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I've seen job postings requiring degrees from only Big 10 universities.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I've seen job postings requiring degrees from only Big 10 universities.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:25 AM
 
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Actually, the.University of Phoenix is accredited.
Yes, but not regionally accredited. Government jobs require that your degree is from a regionally accredited institution. Basically, avoid for-profit schools.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I am just glad to see more traditional schools are finally offering real degrees online. I have attended both types of classes and I PREFER online learning. Face it, is there a real advantage to sitting in a lecture hall with 200 other students as opposed to having the instrutor present the material on a computer screen?

I may go back to school for a masters in accounting (or may not ) and I noticed the University of Alabama is offering a complete masters in accounting online. I don't think any employer would question a degree from the University of Alabama whether it was online or onsite.

I think a lot of people just can't GET to a classroom on a regular basis and online is the only option. I am 35 miles from the nearest University and that school does not offer an accounting masters program. Even if they did have a good program it would be difficult to make a 70 mile round trip commute every day, spend 4 hours or more in classroom lectures and work 9 hours a day.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Yes, but not regionally accredited. Government jobs require that your degree is from a regionally accredited institution. Basically, avoid for-profit schools.
University of Phoenix is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of the Higher Learning Commission. It's the same accrediting body for Arizona State University, University of Michigan, and almost every other regionally accredited school in the center part of the U.S spanning 19 states. The federal government does accept national accreditation for employment. It would be contradictory if they didn't because the U.S. Department of Education officially recognizes national accreditors and allows nationally accredited schools to receive Title IV funding (financial aid). Of course, that doesn't mean that hiring officials within federal government agencies won't discriminate against tier 4 and unranked institutions, but there are plenty of non-profits that fall into those categories.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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"Degree must be from a accredited institution of higher learning"


So now some employers don't want you to have a online degree?-lol
They don't want folks who have degrees from diploma mills ...

BTW: Online programs does not automatically mean non-accredited.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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"Degree must be from a accredited institution of higher learning"


So now some employers don't want you to have a online degree?-lol
I thought you were going to say -- 'BA/BS degree from a top school' -- CPA preferred (I am seeing this or something equivalent to many accounting & finance jobs that only ask for 2-5 years of experience).
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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In today's professional white collar market, it's obviously better to have a college degree than not have one at all. If that's where the applicant wants to work. The only people who have a H.S. diploma work in the mail room or custodial, in that particular environment. So even if you have an online accredited degree you should be able to find somebody somewhere who will hire you. Maybe you don't sell yourself well and that could be the problem.

Instead of whining or complaining about it, sell it accordingly on your resume and at interviews.
'Custodians' make $$$$$$ if they are in a union in NYC especially for the NYC school system in many cases more than teachers with overtime.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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"Degree must be from a accredited institution of higher learning"


So now some employers don't want you to have a online degree?-lol
Means the diploma you bought online for $300 is worthless.

OBTW, many "accredited" colleges to offer online learning.

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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I've seen job postings requiring degrees from only Big 10 universities.
That's because so many colleges have capitalized on everyone scrambling to get degreed... Including people who simply lack the intellectual fortitude to acquire a proper 4 year degree... Hence, many schools dumbed down the curriculum to satisfy the new demand, and many are running around with degrees in worthlessness. Hence, employers have responded by rejecting them. The colleges made out like bandits though
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