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Nothing but a Scam

DBA - December 24, 2016
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After completing my MBA with Columbia Southern University (CSU) in 2006, I pursued my DBA with them. However, 9 years of effort went down the drain when, towards the end of the program, my dissertation chair and committee suddenly claimed arbitrary authority to act retrospectively and even repressively. I had my research focus on regime-growth relationship based on comparative historical methods approved in February, 2016 and, accordingly, I expanded and developed my Prospectus into my Dissertation Proposal which I submitted to the committee on or about July, 11, 2016. No major objection was raised saved the request that I make some minor changes to comply with the university's dissertation template. A second submission was made to the committee on or about September 15, 2015. To my surprise, the entire paper was rejected with claims that political economy has no relation to business studies and comparative historical methodology based on secondary data analysis is not acceptable in doctoral dissertation. Exchanges between the chair and me only led to the former getting personal with assault on my political subscription and command of the English language. I was also reminded by the chair that he wields the ultimate power in whether or not to let my paper through. What a blatant threat! It became difficult for me to work with such a condescending, un-knowledgeable, and unprofessional person and any correspondence further thereto will only be distasteful and futile. Therefore, as a final recourse, I referred the matter to the Director for Doctoral Study but, alas, all my objections were ignored and all my questions raised were deliberately avoided and left unanswered thereby bringing the entire deliberative process to a halt. Under circumstances aforementioned, I cannot but suspect a lack in proficiency pertaining to doctoral research activities by those involved in this deliberative process. I regret having to say that the integrity of the entire institution is also being called into question when it allowed and/or condone unprofessional conduct of its faculty members. It is the most unfortunate for a fee paying international candidate to experience such affronting situation. Money wasted can easily be earned back but 9 years of my precious time wasted has no recompense. Therefore, if you are looking to earn a quality and recognised degree then CSU is definitely not a place you want to find yourselves in. I have made all the relevant information including email exchanges available on my Facebook.

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Great Program

DBA - November 14, 2012
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Great Doctorate Program! I was skeptical about using an on-line formate, but I have come to learn that it is very effective and I am very impressed with the program and the institution as a whole!

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So Far, So Good!

DBA - November 10, 2011
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So far, So Good. I am military officer that is in pursuit of a DBA. One day I will retire and would like to open a business with my wife (hopefully a pastry Shop!). Anyway, CSU is waht you make of it. I can point you in the right direction. If you want a better school than CSU and regional accredited school, pay more for it! Otherwise, I think CSU is a great institution. One day, it will be regionally accredited!

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