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Old 08-22-2012, 02:33 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
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:35 PM
 
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There are online degrees from regionally accredited institutions.

They're referring to the "University of Phoenix" type of degrees.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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There are online degrees from regionally accredited institutions.

They're referring to the "University of Phoenix" type of degrees.
Actually, the.University of Phoenix is accredited.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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ive always seen that
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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I'm wondering whether certifications help. I'm about to test for Project Management Professional. I'm already a CEH, but it hasn't gotten me much.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Actually, the.University of Phoenix is accredited.
Well what do you know? It sure is.

These for-profit schools have been at risk of losing them though.

For-Profit College At Risk Of Losing Accreditation And Access To Federal Student Aid

ITT Tech I know for sure is not Regionally Accredited.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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Not sure about specific degrees, but I've seen that for just about anything asking for an MBA.

Recently, a friend of mine was thinking about doing the "University of Phoenix" type thing to get her MBA and I told her that if the school isn't AACSB accredited, she may as well forget it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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The caveat is nothing new at all and in fact is old, old "news". As "mail order" degrees proliferated over the years, many employers were suckered by them and only well into the employee's tenure when things started getting seriously out of whack did they finally discover the degree was essentially bogus. As people continue to be suckered into the typical "Nigerian scams" so do many employers still fall prey to employees with these bogus credentials. The caveat simply makes those applicants who might try the scam hesitate to do so, knowing that their proffered credentials are going to be scrutinized and not blindly accepted at face value. Nothing new at all.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:16 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
Being an advocate for obtaining education in the manner that suits one's personal circumstances, I avoid these types of employers. How short-sighted and behind-the-times can an employer be, to be willing to discard a potential candidate simply beause his/her degree was obtained online. I consider regional and national accreditation credible.

WHAT you know is more important than where you learned it. With the expanded educational options that one has today, this is more true than ever.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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Not sure about specific degrees, but I've seen that for just about anything asking for an MBA.

Recently, a friend of mine was thinking about doing the "University of Phoenix" type thing to get her MBA and I told her that if the school isn't AACSB accredited, she may as well forget it.
AACSB really only matters if you are teaching or going into another really specialized area. other than that, no one really cares if it is accredited by them or not. I have an AACSB MBA, a friend of mine went to UoP, and annoyingly enough, neither of us have been asked if it is AACSB or not. And when I put the accreditation on my resume, more people ask what it is than know what to do with it.

Not saying don;t go to one that is...and not saying go to UoP, just saying to look at cost, what fits your needs, and go to the one that works best for you.
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