Need help choosing between 3 programs

  • Last Post 13 November 2014
FNR32 posted this 28 October 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

When I set out to find an MBA program, I really only had a few criteria. I needed AACSB accreditation and I needed it to be sub 30k or pretty close. I've narrowed it down to the following online programs, but need input and opinions to help me decide: -Colorado State -Ohio University -Texas A&M-Commerce

I've been accepted to all three, but I'm having a hard time deciding on them. None of them are necesarily "ranked" business schools and I am ok with that, but I would like some brand recognition if possible.

I don't like that Colorado State's program is removed from the Fort Collins campus and administered through a "Global Campus", so that leaves it dead last on my last. Texas A&M-Commerce is the most cost effective, but arguable Ohio University is a much more well known school for it's research. I'm just looking for input and opinions from you all.


Kayleigh posted this 13 November 2014 - Last edited 06 August 2015

Hi there,

Great question.

The reputation of your school can certainly set you apart from other job applicants and online education is not an exception to the rule.

GetEducated's video '

Online MBA Program: 5 Key Factors' outlines the factors

Also, check out '

an Online Degree as Credible as a Traditional Degree?' which discusses the criteria which make your online degree just as reputable as on-campus options.

Because all three schools operate a residential campus the credibility and reputation of each will carry over to the online education offerings and employers will likely grant them just as much respect as on-campus MBAs.

You can also review the rankings of affordable AACSB online MBA programs.

All three of your choices have been named a "Best Buy" and, as you said, Texas A&M is the most affordable.

From here click on each school's name and you'll be able to read both verified student and reputation reviews of each program.

This can help you tease out the nuances of all three and aid in your decision making.

Best of luck!


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