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There are 9 comments on Questrom to Offer Online MBA with edX in 2020

  1. There is something I’m unclear on. Will the final degree be an MBA from Boston University? Or is there some differentiation between the physical degree of on-campus vs online student? In the end, employees seem to care more about the degree and not the individual classes you take, so I disagree with the value proposition of being able to “customize”
    your degree. As a part-time student, I feel this devalues my degree. Allowing me to take certain electives and access on-campus resources, in my opinion, is not worth the difference between what you charge for an on-campus (upwards of $90-100K for the program) vs online MBA ($24K). I am glad that BU wants to innovate, but do not agree there is a true value proposition here.

    1. I thinks it’s a great move by BU. Basically they’re lowering tuition substantially but will probably end up profiting more through the robust volume of applicants that will enroll in the online MBA. total MBA enrollment is down 6% verses last year in the US, probably because the price of an MBA is ridiculous. I’m enrolled in a STEM program at BU and had considered an MBA but it was almost $70K for the evening program vs. $30K for STEM and the salary in STEM is much higher than business in most cases. But with BU slashing tuition for the online MBA so drastically I might reconsider. The only thing that would make me not enroll is if BU puts “online MBA” on the degree.

  2. It’s my understanding that it will be the EXACT same diploma/degree. That’s the case with all the others (Georgia Tech, University of Texas, Austin etc. etc.)

    The in-person MBA must yield 75K of networking benefits.

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