edX and Boston University online MBA new


George Pat...

edX announced online MBA with Boston University - Questrom, at a very tempting price of $24000

link : https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-business-administration-mba-bux

I think this competes with illinois in price and rankings. Gmat not required

We had some talks and speculations about it in the past, turns out it is BU

edX announced online MBA with Boston University - Questrom, at a very tempting price of $24000

link : https://www.edx.org/masters/online-master-business-administration-mba-bux

I think this competes with illinois in price and rankings. Gmat not required

We had some talks and speculations about it in the past, turns out it is BU
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Rhen Rao

Interesting. It definitely competes with Illinois and MGSM in terms of price and rankings. However, the curriculum seems a little light though - doesn't it? 45 credits only and doesn't cover any of the fundamentals such as accounting, finance, economics, etc even a little bit. However, we haven't seen the full details yet so I might be wrong. On second thought, I think it competes more academically with MGSM Global MBA as it "seems" to focus a lot of soft skills and the integrated nature of the subjects.

[Edited by Rhen Rao on Jul 24, 2019]

Interesting. It definitely competes with Illinois and MGSM in terms of price and rankings. However, the curriculum seems a little light though - doesn't it? 45 credits only and doesn't cover any of the fundamentals such as accounting, finance, economics, etc even a little bit. However, we haven't seen the full details yet so I might be wrong. On second thought, I think it competes more academically with MGSM Global MBA as it "seems" to focus a lot of soft skills and the integrated nature of the subjects.
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Duncan

Indeed, a very light curriculum, but that way BU gets to the $533 per credit price, and that will perhaps rise, Illinois was planned to start at $250 but is now around $300. Either way, Illinois is better for people who really need the education or who don't have a BBA.

Indeed, a very light curriculum, but that way BU gets to the $533 per credit price, and that will perhaps rise, Illinois was planned to start at $250 but is now around $300. Either way, Illinois is better for people who really need the education or who don't have a BBA.
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George Pat...

Hmmm there is an article here on find-mba about the trend of many schools to focus more and more on soft skills. Perhaps BU knows something.

Note: 45 US credits is 90 ECTS or 180 UK credits, which is pretty much the default.

Hmmm there is an article here on find-mba about the trend of many schools to focus more and more on soft skills. Perhaps BU knows something.

Note: 45 US credits is 90 ECTS or 180 UK credits, which is pretty much the default.
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Duncan

In the US a masters degree is typically 60 credits.

In the US a masters degree is typically 60 credits.
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Rhen Rao

The Illinois rose in the for-credit price but they now subsidize (beginning last week) the full cost of the Coursera verification fees. In essence, the end product price hasn't increased for students yet.

The Illinois rose in the for-credit price but they now subsidize (beginning last week) the full cost of the Coursera verification fees. In essence, the end product price hasn't increased for students yet.

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dzaivas

Hi everyone! Just wondering do we have students here who are already attending online MBA at BU or this is something completely new and no one has experience with it? I am considering to apply, but thinking whether it is indeed worth taking. It would be great to talk to student who has relevant experience with online degree programs. Thanks.

Hi everyone! Just wondering do we have students here who are already attending online MBA at BU or this is something completely new and no one has experience with it? I am considering to apply, but thinking whether it is indeed worth taking. It would be great to talk to student who has relevant experience with online degree programs. Thanks.
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Duncan

It's brand new.

It's brand new.
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mba hipste...

It is new, and whether it's worth taking is an interesting question. It is offered by a reputable business school and at this cost, it's a really good value.

However, it's a new program, meaning there may be some growing pains initially.

My sense is that once it gets off the ground and runs for a few years, the cost will rise substantially.

It is new, and whether it's worth taking is an interesting question. It is offered by a reputable business school and at this cost, it's a really good value.

However, it's a new program, meaning there may be some growing pains initially.

My sense is that once it gets off the ground and runs for a few years, the cost will rise substantially.
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Duncan

BU is a really well-run uni with a lot of experience of online teaching, so I would expect fewer teething pains than at Illinois. Fewer credits too, so simpler to run.

BU is a really well-run uni with a lot of experience of online teaching, so I would expect fewer teething pains than at Illinois. Fewer credits too, so simpler to run.
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aslamo

BU is a really well-run uni with a lot of experience of online teaching, so I would expect fewer teething pains than at Illinois. Fewer credits too, so simpler to run.


I can't speak specifically about Boston's online MBA via EdX but I've recently started their Digital Leadership Micromasters course on the same platform and am really impressed at the quality and production values of the content. It's very engaging and makes learning easier. 

[quote]<b>BU is a really well-run uni with a lot of experience of online teaching</b>, <b>so I would expect fewer teething pains than at Illinois.</b> Fewer credits too, so simpler to run. [/quote]<br><br>I can't speak specifically about Boston's online MBA via EdX but I've recently started their Digital Leadership Micromasters course on the same platform and am really impressed at the quality and production values of the content. It's very engaging and makes learning easier.&nbsp;
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JRScarlet

I've been reading a lot about this program and I think I may add it to my shortlist. Looks super affordable and not in a 'cheap' way.

Not sure however how it would compare to the Babson MBA, which seems to be well regarded and an established program. JR

I've been reading a lot about this program and I think I may add it to my shortlist. Looks super affordable and not in a 'cheap' way.<br><br>Not sure however how it would compare to the Babson MBA, which seems to be well regarded and an established program. JR
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Larry

Yes, the Babson MBA is a well established program. I wouldn't worry so much about the fact that the BU program is newer. Look instead at the curriculum on offer and if you're comparing the two programs, which one looks more interesting / appropriate for your expectations. 

It's true that the BU program is on the light side, curriculum wise, but it may make sense for some candidates. 

Yes, the Babson MBA is a well established program. I wouldn't worry so much about the fact that the BU program is newer. Look instead at the curriculum on offer and if you're comparing the two programs, which one looks more interesting / appropriate for your expectations.&nbsp;<br><br>It's true that the BU program is on the light side, curriculum wise, but it may make sense for some candidates.&nbsp;
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