International Student Accelerated Bachelor’s

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191965adeNY posted this 30 July 2013 - Last edited 26 February 2016

I ned expert advice and information/recommendations about eligibility/admission for a Bachelor Degree from any accredited college or university, for an accelerated one or one and a half year duration.

Please find below my present academic qualification. EDUCATION: MBA - Human Resources Management Lagos State University , Lagos , Nigeria 2002 - 2004 Post-graduate Diploma – Management Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University , Bauchi, Nigeria 2001 - 2002 Advance Diploma – Business Management Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University , Bauchi, Nigeria 1999 - 2001 Diploma in Law Lagos State University , Lagos , Nigeria 1994 – 1996 My official transcript was processed in 2010 from Lagos State University Ojo and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi to Globe Language Services Inc (Evaluation Services)for admission and employment purposes. (Full course by course evaluation available)

MY PROBLEM: Since I became a Permanent Resident, most of the colleges and universities I have applied for further studies e.g MBA requested for my Bachelor's degree and likewise major employers of labor. I could not get a befitting job. I am therefore on the verge of seeking an accelerated Bachelor's degree if that could help my situation. Please help.

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VickyPhillips posted this 30 July 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi AdeNY,

Are you now living as a permanent resident in the USA? If so, what state do you reside in?

Why did you earn a MBA without earning a bachelor's first at Lago State in Nigeria?

Lago State has a complete external bachelor's program with online courses. SEE: http://www.lasues.org/

Have you looked at that external program and inquired with them about your situation?

I am asking these questions to better assist you.

In the US there is no such thing as an accelerated year and one half bachelor's degree granted to someone with a MBA but no bachelor's.

The more you can tell me about why you have no bachelors and where you are now the better I can assist you.

All the best Vicky Phillips

191965adeNY wrote: [quote]I humbly request for an expert advise and necessary information/recommendations towards eligibility/admission for a Baccalaureate Degree from any accredited college or university, for an accelerated one or one and a half year duration.

Please find below my present academic qualification.

EDUCATION:

MBA - Human Resources Management Lagos State University , Lagos , Nigeria 2002 - 2004

Post-graduate Diploma – Management Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University , Bauchi, Nigeria 2001 - 2002

Advance Diploma – Business Management Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University , Bauchi, Nigeria 1999 - 2001

Diploma in Law Lagos State University , Lagos , Nigeria 1994 – 1996

My official transcript was processed in 2010 from Lagos State University Ojo and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi to Globe Language Services Inc (Evaluation Services)for admission and employment purposes. (Full course by course evaluation available)

MY PROBLEM:

Since I became a Permanent Resident, most of the colleges and universities I have applied for further studies e.g MBA requested for my Bachelor's degree and likewise major employers of labor. I could not get a befitting job. I am therefore on the verge of seeking an accelerated Bachelor's degree if that could help my situation.

Please help.[/quote]

191965adeNY posted this 30 July 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Vicky,

Thanks for your immediate response. That's quite fascinating.

I now reside as a permanent resident in New York City.

Why have I earned a MBA without a bachelor's degree first was due not to my design, but was grown of evolvement of external university campus in Nigeria. Hundreds of professionals who equally enrolled at this period were affected.

Those of us who were adults executives, bank managers, business tycoons and other professionals were offered admission based on requisite requirements for undergraduate admission to partake in Advance Diploma in Business Management on part-time (evening program).

On successful completion, we were subsequently offered admission for a post-graduate diploma in Management, based on Special Admission and 45 liberal arts credits in undergraduate courses.

My eligibility to study 2-year (60 credits) Masters of Business Administration (Human Resources Management)was based on Post-Graduate Diploma in Management obtained.

I moved here (US) in 2007 as a result of collapsed, merger and acquisition of various financial institutions in Nigeria.

I still hope for your expert advise.

Thanks.

VickyPhillips posted this 04 August 2013 - Last edited 25 October 2015

Hi AdeNY,

Thank you for the clarification. The process you describe of enrolling for a graduate level diploma and then being allowed to earn a MBA degree is not uncommon in external programs outside the United States. Programs based on a European/British model have used this method to allow non traditional students to study advanced topics such as business without earning an American style undergraduate bachelor's degree which focuses on the broad liberal arts.

It sounds like you have 45 credits or a year and one half of general liberal arts courses also at the undergraduate level also. You can probably preserve or use these credits toward a 120 credit American bachelor's in some area.

Since you are in New York state you should consult with a student advisor in one of the more affordable external online degree systems in your state. I think you will find the advisors at Empire State College, the adult distance learning division of the state university of New York helpful. Empire offers many affordable distance learning bachelor's degree for state residents and deals with many foreign students in credential assessment.

SEE rankings and reviews of the State University of New York Empire State College online bachelors business degrees.

You will see they have good reviews for dealing with foreign students. They were created just to deal with adult non-traditional students and their degree plans are very flexible which may help you in transferring in credits from Nigeria.

You can visit SUNY Empire distance learning online at:http://www.esc.edu/distance-learning/

They sponsor in person information sessions around the state so you can get help at walk-in centers in terms of pre-enrollment advice. They are very affordable as a state school and very helpful people who can help you understand and apply state financial aid programs also which is why I recommend them for you.

Good Luck!

Vicky Phillips
Founder - GetEducated.com

191965adeNY posted this 05 August 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi Vicky,

Thumbs up! Your advices are explicit and highly appreciated.

I would immediately contact the outlined institutions and get back

to you soonest.

Thanks again.

adeNY