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Subject: advancing my career
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: sanyika-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 30 Jan 2005 17:37 PST
Expires: 01 Mar 2005 17:37 PST
Question ID: 466055
I would like career guidance on what on-line accrediated college can
train me in reading financials, trading stocks and bonds,
understanding the financial markets (i.e. wallstreet); degree programs
or certificate programs will do.

Any help?


Clarification of Question by sanyika-ga on 17 Feb 2005 14:44 PST
Other major interests: I am also interested in tax law and computer

I have a doctorate in medicine. I am licensed physician with a private practice.

I seek to expand my station in life in regards to business and finances.

Clarification of Question by sanyika-ga on 22 Feb 2005 18:47 PST
I thought Kennedy-Western's Online Baccalaureate Degree Program would
be a good place to start, eh?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 24 Feb 2005 06:36 PST
Hello sanyika-ga,

Thanks for asking about online learning opportunities.  Please have a
look at the degrees and courses offered by the University Alliance --
a consortium of several online schools -- and let me know if this is
on target for you:

Earn your Degree with The Nation?s Leading Universities Online
Associate?s, Bachelor?s and Master?s Degrees, MBA?s, Nursing Degrees & Certificates

Among the degrees offered, you'll find:

Undergraduate Degree Programs

AA in Business Administration
BA in Accounting
BA in Business Administration/Management
BA in Business Administration/Accounting
BA in Business Administration/Health Care Management
BS in Computer Information Systems

Graduate Degree Programs
MBA/Finance & Accounting
MBA/Health Care Management
MS in Systems Management (IS Concentration)

Certificate Programs
Project Management
Essentials of Project Management
Project Management for IS/IT Professionals
Mastering Project Management
Advanced Strategic Project Management Practices
Project Management Professional (PMP® Prep)
Master Certificate in Applied Project Management
Master Certificate in IS/IT Project Management

For more information about University Alliance, you can visit their main site at:

Note that they are fully accredited, and that the gropu of schools
includes a number of well-known and highly respected universities.

Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?  If so, I can probably
provide information on a few more similar sorts of learning online

Let me know what you think.

Subject: Re: advancing my career
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 26 Feb 2005 08:30 PST

Hello again,

I've compiled some additional information about online learning
opportunities from accredited schools that can provide a degree in the
areas you are interested in.

Along with the list of schools itself, I've also provided information
on resources you can use to explore more opportunities.

For starters, head to the DegreeInfo site, which is an excellent
resource for learning about accredited schools that provide distance
learning courses and degrees:

On this search page, you can use the pull-down menus to select all the
features of interest to you:  the type of degree (e.g, Business, or
Marketing and Finance), locations, residency requirements, or keyword

The system will return a list of schools that meet your criteria, such
as this one here:

which is the results for a search on schools that offer online
Bachelor's degrees in Business & Management.

In addition to the five schools shown on the first page of the list,
note the link at the bottom of the page that says:

"Click here to see unsponsored schools."

This will take you to descriptions of even more schools that meet your
search criteria.

All the schools are accredited.  

By conducting a number of searches for degrees in different program
areas, and at different levels (Associate, Bachelors, etc), I compiled
a list of schools with no residency requirements that seem to best
meet your criteria for online education.  The schools are mostly based
in the US, though there are opportunities in Canada, UK, Hong Kong and
elsewhere around the world if you are so inclined:

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY   12203

(518) 464 8500
Tollfree Phone:
(888) 647 2388

This is one of the largest and most popular distance learning
institutions in the United States. However, aside from its Master's
degree programs (Liberal Studies and Nursing), this school does not
offer its own distance learning courses. Instead, they allow their
students to consolidate their credits from other regionally accredited
schools, and to earn credit through portfolio and examinations (such
as CLEP, DANTES, GRE, etc.); if this does not bring the student enough
credits to earn a degree, they will help them find the courses they
need from other regionally accredited distance learning programs to
finish their program.

The online degrees offered at Excelsior include"

Accounting Bachelor Marketing & Finance 
Administrative/Management Associate Business & Management 
Arts Associate, Bachelor Arts & Liberal Arts 
Aviation Studies Associate Aviation Studies 
Business Associate, Bachelor Business & Management 
Computer Information Systems Bachelor Tech & Engineering 
Computer Software Associate Tech & Engineering 
Computer Technology Bachelor Tech & Engineering 
Electronics Engin'r Technology Bachelor Tech & Engineering 
Electronics Technology Associate Tech & Engineering 
Finance Bachelor Marketing & Finance 
Health Informatics Certificate Health Care/Life Sci 
International Business Bachelor Business & Management, International Studies 
Liberal Studies Master Arts & Liberal Arts 
Management Information Systems Bachelor Business & Management, Tech & Engineering 
Management of Human Resources Bachelor Business & Management 
Marketing Bachelor Marketing & Finance 
Nuclear Engineering Technology Bachelor Tech & Engineering 
Nuclear Technology Associate Tech & Engineering 
Nursing Associate, Bachelor, Master Nursing & Midwifery 
Occupational Studies in Aviation Associate Aviation Studies 
Operations Management Bachelor Business & Management 
RN-MSN Master Nursing & Midwifery 
Science Associate, Bachelor Math & Science 
Technical Studies Associate Tech & Engineering 
Technology Associate, Bachelor Tech & Engineering 


University of London 

The External Programme, Senate House
Malet St.
London,   WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

The University of London was the first university in the world to
offer distance learning courses in 1854. Students worldwide are
evaluated based on proctored examinations and in some cases by
dissertation. Degrees are of identical standard to those awarded to
students who study at the colleges of the university. Where available,
some students opt for tutoring but it is not a required part of the
curriculum. The External Programme also offers a range of
undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas and short courses for personal
or professional development. Distance learning courses are offered at
a rate lower than that of conventional study.


National University

11255 North Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA   92037-1011

(858) 642 8183
Tollfree Phone:
(800) 628 8648

Offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. Classes meet
online each week for students and instructors to discuss course
topics. International students with proficiency in English are


Devry University

One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL   60181

(630) 571-7700
Tollfree Phone:
(800) 733-3879

Founded in 1931, the DeForest Training School in Chicago became DeVry
Institute of Technology in 1968. When the school obtained full
regional accreditation in February of 2002, it changed it's name once
again to DeVry University. Courses are given at various locations
throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as online.


American InterContinental University

6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd.
500 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA   30328

Tollfree Phone:
(877) 701 3800

Offers degree programs entirely online. Undergraduate credit may be
earned through CLEP, DANTES, and AP tests, and portfolio work.


Golden Gate University

536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA   94105

(415) 369 5250
(415) 227 4502
Tollfree Phone:
(888) 874 2923

A number of courses and degrees are offered via Internet, extension
courses, or both. All degrees listed are available with no residency
requirements. Online courses do have required supervised examinations
at the end of each semester, which may be taken either at the campus,
at an approved location, or with an independent exam proctor.


Charter Oak State College 

55 Paul J. Manafort Dr.
New Britian, CT   06053-2142

(860) 832 3800
(860) 832 3999

This school offers Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in General
Studies with concentrations offered in the fields listed. On the
cutting edge of trends in higher education, students are offered a
variety of opportunities for earning the requisite 120 credits to
graduate, including transfer credit from courses taken elsewhere,
equivalency examinations, military study, distance learning,
correspondence courses, and/or portfolio assessment. Courses are
delivered through the Internet, CD-ROM, and video. At least half the
credits must be earned in the arts and sciences, with a minimum of 36
credits in a single subject or combination of subjects to satisfy the
concentration requirement. Enrollment available only to students
residing in the U.S.


Baker College 

1050 West Bristol Rd.
Flint, MI   48507

Tollfree Phone:
(800) 469 4062

Offers a number of degrees focusing on the various fields of business
administration. Most programs can be completed in 18 months (those
seeking entry into the Bachelor's degree programs must have an
Associate's degree). Courses are held entirely online using Blackboard
technology, and have defined start- and end-dates.


Queens University 

Division of Continuing and Distance Studies
F100, Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Kingston, ON   K7L 3N6

+1 (613) 533 2471
+1 (613) 533 6805

This school offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees
through the Internet, printed material, tapes, and coursework prepared
by an instructor. Concentrations are available, comprising 5 of the 15
total classes required for each degree. Exams must be taken at exam
centres, which are located throughout the world; if a centre does not
exixt within 100km/60mi of where you live, one will be established for


Eastern Oregon University 

Division of Distance Education (DDE)
One University Blvd., Zabel Hall
La Grande, OR   97850-2889

(541) 962 3614
(541) 962 3627
Tollfree Phone:
(800) 544 2195

The B.S. and B.A. degrees in Liberal Studies allow you to concentrate
your studies in virtually anything; all programs are available in to
residents of the U.S. with no residency required. A number of methods
are available to the student to earn credit, including prior work
experience, transfer credit, equivalency examination, independent
study, and online coursework.


Hong Kong Tak Ming College 

115 Chatham Road South, 5/F
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong,   
Hong Kong

(852) 2366 7880
(852) 2366 7282

Offers degree programs entirely online.


In addition to the DegreeInfo site, I'd also like to bring your
attention to a wonderful new resource created by Yahoo called Yahoo

Here you can find a ton of information about any US (and many
overseas) colleges that you are considering.

For instance, a search on "Eastern Oregon" leads to a summary site for the college:

Eastern Oregon University 
La Grande, Oregon 

State-supported comprehensive, founded 1929, part of Oregon University System 
Calendar quarters 
Degrees bachelor's and master's 
Rural 121-acre campus 
Endowment $1.7 million 
Coed, 3,041 undergraduate students, 64% full-time, 58% women, 42% men 
Moderately difficult entrance level, 99% of applicants were admitted 

Tuition: state resident $4257 full-time, $95 per credit hour
part-time; nonresident $4257 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees
vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary
according to course load
Required fees: $1260 full-time 
Room and board: $6100; room only: $3250. Room and board charges vary
according to board plan and housing facility

Financial Aid 
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2003,:
1,589 applied for aid, 1,300 were judged to have need, 439 had their
need fully met. 245 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1553)
In 2003,: 26 non-need-based awards were made 
Average percent of need met: 64% 
Average financial aid package: $9461 
Average need-based loan: $3667 
Average need-based gift aid: $3264 
Average non-need-based aid: $1656 
Average indebtedness upon graduation: $14,185 

and includes a link to an even more comprehensive review of the college:

Eastern Oregon University (EOU) is a public liberal arts and sciences
university with an emphasis in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Established in 1929 as a college to prepare teachers, EOU has evolved
into a dynamic university offering twenty-seven undergraduate degree
programs and three graduate programs.

The University's 2,000 students come from thirty-five states. With
small, personalized classes taught only by faculty members, students
have exceptional opportunities for interaction with both faculty
members and peers. The faculty's dedication to student success is
emphasized through hands-on research, advanced technology, and
real-world practice through internships. Rigorous course work is the
standard for EOU's baccalaureate and preprofessional programs and
carries through to the University's innovative Honors Program. With
personal attention and academic support, students at EOU have little
trouble achieving the high expectations set by faculty members....

I trust this information fully answers your question.  However, please
don't rate this answer until you have everything you need.  If you
would like any additional information, just post a Request for
Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further, and I'm at
your service.

All the best,


search strategy -- Used bookmarked links for colleges.
Subject: Re: advancing my career
From: ajitsingh-ga on 27 Jun 2005 21:10 PDT
KW is not an accredited university and therefore may cause problems
should you decide to transfer credits.

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