Boston Questrom online MBA is a hit


aslamo

Interesting article from Boston about the first year of their online MBA.





The very last point about the high proportion of students who are getting some of their tuition fees paid by their employer is notable.





http://www.bu.edu/articles/2021/questroms-new-online-mba-a-hit/

[Edited by aslamo on Apr 19, 2021]

Interesting article from Boston about the first year of their online MBA. <br><br>
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The very last point about the high proportion of students who are getting some of their tuition fees paid by their employer is notable.<br><br>
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http://www.bu.edu/articles/2021/questroms-new-online-mba-a-hit/
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jcholsap

QUESTROM'S ONLINE MBA DEVALUES REPUTATION

Buyer beware! BU's Questrom OMBA program positioning is not on par with their on-campus MBA. The apparent value proposition of their OMBA derives from the on-campus program's reputation and the low entry price. But the OMBA quality isn't competitive with substitutes in this segment.

Without any data to value the program, Questrom's OMBA is riding on the reputation of it's on-campus MBA. But the the strength of correlation between a school's online and on-campus programs is generally weak. That's why online programs are ranked separately.

If your MBA investment is in the $24K USD range, then you'll get a better value from MacQuarie or Gies. But if the burnish of an MBA from BU has hypnotized you, then prepare yourself for this:

It's confusing and error prone. They've created a custom mishmash of learning platform technologies. Expect confusion for one to two months. Monitor your grades for omissions after you've submitted assignments.

It's frustrating. The professors lack sound pedagogy for online instruction. (Coursera is better.) If English is your second language, you will need outside help. Many of the assessments are poorly designed and some are biased to American English. Regardless, expect to petition at least one of your assessment scores.

It's demoralizing. Everyone running the OMBA program is overstretched. They have no time for personalization. They're also clear that you are free to exit the program if you don't like it.

Strongly correlating Questrom's online MBA and on-campus MBA programs is a mistake. If anything, in its current condition, the OMBA program would devalue Questrom's on-campus reputation. You can get a better quality education elsewhere. Include European countries in your search and you'll uncover many high value offerings.

You've been warned!

[Edited by jcholsap on May 15, 2021]

QUESTROM'S ONLINE MBA DEVALUES REPUTATION<br><br><div>Buyer beware! BU's Questrom OMBA program positioning is not on par with their on-campus MBA. The apparent value proposition of their OMBA derives from the on-campus program's reputation and the low entry price. But the OMBA quality isn't competitive with substitutes in this segment.<br></div><br><div>Without any data to value the program, Questrom's OMBA is riding on the reputation of it's on-campus MBA. But the the strength of correlation between a school's online and on-campus programs is generally weak. That's why online programs are ranked separately.<br></div><div><br></div><div>If your MBA investment is in the $24K USD range, then you'll get a better value from MacQuarie or Gies. But if the burnish of an MBA from BU has hypnotized you, then prepare yourself for this:<br><br></div><div>It's confusing and error prone. They've created a custom mishmash of learning platform technologies. Expect confusion for one to two months. Monitor your grades for omissions after you've submitted assignments.<br><br></div><div>It's frustrating. The professors lack sound pedagogy for online instruction. (Coursera is better.) If English is your second language, you will need outside help. Many of the assessments are poorly designed and some are biased to American English. Regardless, expect to petition at least one of your assessment scores.<br><br></div><div>It's demoralizing. Everyone running the OMBA program is overstretched. They have no time for personalization. They're also clear that you are free to exit the program if you don't like it.<br><br></div><div>Strongly correlating Questrom's online MBA and on-campus MBA programs is a mistake. If anything, in its current condition, the OMBA program would devalue Questrom's on-campus reputation. You can get a better quality education elsewhere. Include European countries in your search and you'll uncover many high value offerings.<br><br></div><div>You've been warned!</div><div><br></div>
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