Comments on: Columbia College vs. UMASS – Amherst http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/ Thu, 14 Aug 2008 03:34:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-8404 Mon, 30 Jun 2008 23:38:01 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-8404 Thanks, Keith! Working full-time and going to school has been challenging, but well worth the effort.

To answer your question, yes, there are a number of other schools offering 8 week terms. This post lists 18 schools offering 8 week terms. You might also find this post useful 59 AACSB Accredited Colleges offering Online Masters Programs. And one more if you have the time, Considering an Online MBA – investigation into accreditation and pricing for 10 programs

Best of luck!

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By: Keith http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-8401 Mon, 30 Jun 2008 21:33:57 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-8401 Congratulations to you!!
I still have a long way to go. The MBA is about 51 credits with 36 credits of grad courses and 12-15 credits prerequisites (for Engineers like me). The good news is that this an 8 weeks term system. I hope I can handle 2 courses per term without overloading myself and hitting a saturation point.(working full time).
Is there any other 8 weeks term school out there? I took the GMAT and got accepted at Mississipi State (Distance Education) but the cost was prohibitively high for me so I preferred Columbia College, Online. Both schools have good accreditations (Mississippi U is AACSB, highest accredition in Business colleges).
I think that Online Education should be affordable since the Student does most of the work (comparing to Campus settings where there are Instructors, Teaching Assistants right at the student’s fingertips.

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-8387 Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:37:54 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-8387 Keith,

Thanks for taking the time to leave such valuable feedback. This site is about helping other students find the perfect college. So, personal experience stories are especially helpful for other students.

I wrote this comparison post several months ago (right after starting at Columbia), but after graduating last month with my BA in Business Administration, I can say with complete confidence: I HIGHLY recommend Columbia College to anyone pursuing an online degree. Like you, I found that the school was extremely challenging. The coursework is excellent and the professors are highly qualified (and very helpful). The online interface is user friendly, the administrative offices are responsive… I could go on and on. At $205 p/credit hour (undergrad), it will be hard to find a better value for a college of this caliber.

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By: Keith http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-8384 Sun, 29 Jun 2008 21:55:13 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-8384 I agree with the comments. I am currently attending Columbia College Missouri/Online. I assure that this program is serious. To get into the MBA program, you MUST take all prerequisites courses if you have a non-Business bachelor degree. Most of Other “for profit” schools will simply let you join the MBA program. I am learning a lot in the Marketing and Accounting courses I am taking. I will recommend this school to anyone wishing to get a serious education. But be prepared to spend LOT of Hours studying. The courses are very demanding.

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By: Joy http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-22 Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:40:43 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-22 J. Mahoney/Tara, thanks for the comments. I agree, this information is definitely important for individuals considering online schools. Not all traditional brick-and-mortor schools are created equal… and obviously, not all online programs are created equal (even at great schools). It’s always important to identify your goals/needs and then find a program that will help you meet them.

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By: Tara Peterson http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-5 Thu, 13 Sep 2007 13:35:49 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-5 This was an excellent article. Choosing an online school should be done with as much consideration as choosing a campus based college or university. Accreditation is also an important element.

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By: J. Mahoney http://www.online-college-blog.com/online-college-reviews/columbia-college-online-vs-umass-amherst-online/comment-page-1/#comment-4 Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:27:07 +0000 http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/archives/19#comment-4 This is excellent stuff! You should submit a link on StudentUP.com to share your content, get it rated and reach a larger audience. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

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