BASIC CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION
of the institution - defined as, state funded, and recognized by the
government of the country as an institution of higher learning, or,
in the case of US institutions, they may be public or private, but they
must be regionally accredited. Regional accreditation is the gold standard
of higher education institution legitimacy in the United States.
must be truly distance learning programs - There must be no requirement
for any visits to the administering institution or its agents, other than
occasional local excursions for the purposes of writing proctored exams.
Note that programs listed may recommend and offer face to face seminars and
other personal encounters, but none are required*.
3. Cost of program- Must offer good value
relative to degree utility, and the price must make it accessible to the
average person. Although the Duke University DL MBA might offer wonderful
utility, at $95,000, it is likely beyond the reach of most visitors
to this web site. Costs quoted are for complete programs at the
“international student rate”. Institutions may offer lower program rates to
4. Programs must be
offered by an English-speaking university in a preferred country. Preferred countries include,
USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, Eire, other Western
European countries (provided the offering institution's primary language of
instruction is English).
applicable to doctorates