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Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
Hello guy,
I just graduated from university with BS in General management . Now , I’m planing of attending graduate school. Iwas wondering what are you guys thought on either southern New Hamshire University and golden gate university for MBA program. And if you were me which one would you choose ? Snhu tution would cost me 30 k in total vs GGU will cost me around 54k . I’m not worried about the tution as much as how my future employer would recognize my degree from either one. Please let me know , especially to those who are in the business field. Thanks

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  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,351 Senior Member
    What are you interested in? GGU closer to Silicon Valley and Entrepreneur community. Lots of stuff going on at Berkeley Haas. If you just want the degree, I'd go with SNHU with the lower tuition. I think they are probably comparable. Where do you want to be? Cost of living in SF will be a lot higher than NH.
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Of course I want a degree but I want more valuable degree. I would prefer going to snhu for that lower tuition but really the high acceptance rate and online classes reputation made me feel little scared of how will the future employer would view the degree. Also, for GGU the cost of living and the way the university present their classes made me feel little skeptical. I’m not trying to be negative they are both not a bad schools but I’m mainly looking for a degree will provide me knowledge and better job opportunities.
  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    Golden Gate University (GGU) in the Bay Area or Southern California (GGU has a LA satelite campus) is not highly regarded compared to UCB Haas, Stanford or USC, UCLA in the LA area. Also, GGU has to compete with other programs which have more highly regarded MBA's such as Santa Clara, UC Davis, etc.. However, GGU's niche area, taxes, is a respectible program, mainly because the aforementioned schools do not offer a tax program.

    If you plan to get a MBA from GGU, it is best to have a full time job and work toward the MBA part-time.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,437 Senior Member
    OP: RUN !!! Run as fast as you can in the opposite direction of both of these two schools !
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    What u think of southern New hamshire University? Do you think it’s comparable to GGU?
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Why ? Can you explain?
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,437 Senior Member
    Bad employment figures for one.
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,351 Senior Member
    It's not Harvard or Stanford we're talking about, but run? they're equally mediocre so which has the program you want, where do you want to live, and what other opportunities surround each school?
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    I’m really confused which one should I go with . I really want to go to NH for the new experience since I have lived in California all my life but I’m afraid of how my future employer would view my mba degree from there since they are known of their advertisements and online school. For example, would I have a better job opportunity if I went to GGU? or both schools are comparable when it comes to employment?
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Really thank you to everyone responded to my thread
  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,351 Senior Member
    They're comparable. Getting a new experience in New Hampshire would appear to make you more valuable to employers in my estimation. Good Luck! Pick one and go.
  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum Registered User Posts: 982 Member
    In general, if you are going to get a MBA from school that is not a top 25 to 30 school, it is better to attend part-time while working in a full time position. You may be worse off after the MBA by not being able to land a full time job. Find out from the placement center if companies recruit from NH and what percentage of NHU MBA's are hired before you make any decision.

    Since I am in CA, I know GGU is a little different. GGU has a niche specialty in tax which many top MBA programs do not offer. Graduate students can attend GGU full time in tax and have a chance in landing a job after the MBA in tax. I don't believe the other areas of GGU's MBA is as marketable. Plus many who attend GGU's MBA are part-timers and have full time jobs. Additionally, GGU being a private school, is very expensive.
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 7,437 Senior Member
    @UCBUSCalum: Agree with everything in your post.

    My "run" comment was based on lack of employment prospects/ poor job placement stats.

    No name MBAs can be most useful, in my opinion, when earned part-time while employed fulltime, AND employer is paying/reimbursing tuition.
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    MBA in finance
  • Roro2020Roro2020 Registered User Posts: 31 Junior Member
    MBA in finance
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