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25 Facts About University of Maryland University College Online MBA

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The University of Maryland University College Online MBA program is offered worldwide and has taught students in over 23 countries. This gives is an extra global aspect that not all online MBA programs can offer. This is also one of the most affordable online MBA programs that is offered in the country. Students have the flexibility that they look for in an online MBA program because the coursework is available 24/7. When you are looking for an affordable MBA program that offers flexibility, then these are the things you are looking for. However, these are not the only things that you should consider when you are looking for a program. There are other aspects that should be looked at prior to enrolling or applying for any program. We have made this process a bit easier for you by outlining 25 facts about the the University of Maryland University College Online MBA.

  • Students who are admitted into the University of Maryland University College Online MBA are placed into a cohort that consists of approximately 25 students.
  • You move through the program with your cohort. This means that you take classes on a schedule and do not have much flexibility with choosing which specific classes you take and when.
  • The plus side to this cohort system is that you have a consistent support system with the students in our cohort. You will get to know them well throughout the course of the program and you will also get the social education that is imperative in an online MBA program.
  • The online MBA program consists of 42 credits. This is made up of 7 six credit seminars.
  • There is also a prerequisite course that consists of 3 credit hours that is required before you can start the coursework (AMBA 600). It must be taken in the first semester and you must achieve a grade of B or better to continue the program.
  • This prerequisite can be waived, however, if you have taken the GMAT and have a score that is in the 70th percentile or above. It can also be waived if you have already completed another graduate program.
  • You have the option of taking COMM 600 if you want to improve your graduate writing skills. This course, Academic Writing for Graduate Students is a three credit course and is recommended for students in the program.
  • The other seminars in the program, which must be taken in the order they are listed are as follows: The Manager in Organizations and Society; Managing People and Groups in the Global Workplace; The Economics of Management Decisions; Managing Projects, Operations, and Information Systems; Marketing Management and Innovation; Managing Global Business, and Managing Strategy in the Global Marketplace.
  • The University of Maryland University College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. This is a regional accreditation.
  • The online MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
  • If you stay in the program and complete the program with your cohort without taking any breaks, you will complete the program in two years. You will pay the same tuition if you do not take any breaks. However, if you take a break and come back, you may be charged the updated tuition rate.
  • Each term is ten weeks in length. Each year, students in the cohort will complete four terms.
  • Due to the nature of the program, there are not transfer credits allowed into the program.
  • There are no specializations offered in this program. You will be working towards a general MBA degree in this online program.
  • Once you complete the degree, however, you can continue your degree by pursuing a certificate in specific fields. To see the full options available to you from University of Maryland University College Online, click here.
  • Since you are required to take all of the seminars in order, once you have completed the prerequisite course that you are required to take, you will automatically be enrolled in all of your remaining courses and will not ever have to worry about registration.
  • All of the courses are offered in online format. However, you do have the option of enrolling in a hybrid class which is a mix of on campus and online courses. These classes additionally offer 3-4 in class meetings. This is a good opinion for those who like some face to face classes.
  • Currently, the tuition rate for the 2015-2016 academic year is $29,148 for the entire program, which is extremely affordable price for an online MBA program. These rates are subject to change every academic year. You should always check with the university before enrolling to see what the current rates are.
  • This program is eligible for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, you will need to submit your FASFA before the start of every year.
  • There are also scholarships and grants available as well that you can apply for. For more information on this, you will need to speak to the Financial Advisor at the school.
  • To apply for the program, you must pay a $50 application fee that is nonrefundable. If you fail to pay this fee, your application will not be reviewed or considered.
  • You will need to have your official transcripts sent to the school from your undergraduate school. It needs to be from an accredited 4 year school. This is used to prove that you have successfully completed your undergraduate degree.
  • You are not required to take the GRE or GMAT for this program but if you do submit your scores and your GMAT is at least 600, then you may be able to waive the prerequisite.
  • The University of Maryland University College has an open admissions policy so that means you are not bound by the application deadlines. Your application will simply be put in for the next semester that starts with a cohort.
  • To apply for the program, simply click here. You can easily apply online for the University of Maryland University College Online MBA.