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Old Oct 4th 2009, 5:12 pm
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Hi guys and gals,

I was wondering if Open University Degrees (most likely centred around Business as I seem to have a flair in the subject area) are recognised in the US as I would like to (eventually) move to the US and have some sort of Degree with me

This won't be happening for a while (probably in 5 - 10 years) but I thought I'd ask now so I can find out if they are so I won't waste my time down the line doing distance learning in the UK to find that what I have earned is of no use lol.

Although I'll most likely go down E2 route (as I don't plan on becoming a perm. resident ) but I would like to know that I would have a degree that is worth something in the US that I could get a job with, if it goes tits up

Rather bad post but I hope someone understands and will be able to reply

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Old Oct 4th 2009, 9:57 pm
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I have an OU Degree in Business and Economics. This is a fabulous degree and covers many great topics. I recommend you do it. I got mine evaluated by WES.org for a small fee.

I am self employed but if you get a US evaluation I don't see you having any problems.
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You would not be able to get another job in the US so it really does not matter.
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I have an OU Degree in Business and Economics. This is a fabulous degree and covers many great topics. I recommend you do it. I got mine evaluated by WES.org for a small fee.

I am self employed but if you get a US evaluation I don't see you having any problems.
Thanks for the reply, and thank you for confirming it is worth something if I get a US evaluation
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You would not be able to get another job in the US so it really does not matter.
And you say that because? i don't expect to get a job if I couldn't go the E2 route but it is nice to have a back-up and look at all options before starting down a long path which could end up at a dead end
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If your business fails you go home.
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If your business fails you go home.
I already knew that but what if I were not to go down the E2 Visa route and see if I can get a job at a company that will sponsor me?

I am only trying to cover all bases so that if one route isn't right then I could try another route.
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I already knew that but what if I were not to go down the E2 Visa route and see if I can get a job at a company that will sponsor me?

I am only trying to cover all bases so that if one route isn't right then I could try another route.
I would not have thought a general business degree would be first choice if that is your motivator.
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I would not have thought a general business degree would be first choice if that is your motivator.
Who said anything about a general business degree? I said it would be based around business.
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Who said anything about a general business degree? I said it would be based around business.
Thanks for the clarification...
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The OU is a fully accredited UK university. So a degree from there will be fine; it'll translate the same as a degree from any other UK university.
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