Accredited MBA in Egypt


Shireen2

AUC also offers an MBA in partnership with Edinburgh Business School and the programme is of a very good academic standard and very flexible. I met several alumni of this programme and they were very happy with it. It's also accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt as well as all european countries, the US, Canada and Australia.

I believe it's also available in Arabic but I don't think it's with AUC. Probably with Ain Shams University if I remember correctly

AUC also offers an MBA in partnership with Edinburgh Business School and the programme is of a very good academic standard and very flexible. I met several alumni of this programme and they were very happy with it. It's also accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt as well as all european countries, the US, Canada and Australia.

I believe it's also available in Arabic but I don't think it's with AUC. Probably with Ain Shams University if I remember correctly
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Duncan

It is not accredited by all European countries: How would that be possible? . It does not have international accreditation. It does not even require applicants to have an undergraduate degree!

It is not accredited by all European countries: How would that be possible? . It does not have international accreditation. It does not even require applicants to have an undergraduate degree!
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Hi All , Can someone advise me what are the pros & cons of MBA AUC vs MBA EBS ( Herroit watt) in the AUC ? & which one is better from your point of view?

Hi All , Can someone advise me what are the pros & cons of MBA AUC vs MBA EBS ( Herroit watt) in the AUC ? & which one is better from your point of view?
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Duncan

AUC's own MBA has meaningful international accreditation, a better curriculum, much more modern materials, better students (a degree is required) and better teaching. None of is true for the Heriot Watt degree.

AUC's own MBA has meaningful international accreditation, a better curriculum, much more modern materials, better students (a degree is required) and better teaching. None of is true for the Heriot Watt degree.
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George Pat...

To be fair though,

-The majority of UK MBAs, even the ones in top ranked universities do not require undergraduate degree, it is how things are in most of the UK! In the american system, a degree is always required so even the worst university of the U.S. system, will need an undergraduate degree. It is not indicative of AUC and HW quality, just which system they belong to.

-HW is in all likelihood the 2nd best MBA you can get in Egypt after AUC! Or at the very top anyway

-Also, the university as a whole is much better than AUC. And the reputation of HW is bigger than AUC (which no one has ever heard of outside of Egypt)

-The prestige of having an MBA from a UK university, even one in the middle of the pack, has some value in 3rd countries, many students go to the UK to study just to brag they have degree from a UK university

That being said, if you can afford it, go for AUC!
I am sure they will use their more experienced personnel in teaching their own MBA and not the HW one. Also HW does not have any career services at all

To be fair though,

-The majority of UK MBAs, even the ones in top ranked universities do not require undergraduate degree, it is how things are in most of the UK! In the american system, a degree is always required so even the worst university of the U.S. system, will need an undergraduate degree. It is not indicative of AUC and HW quality, just which system they belong to.

-HW is in all likelihood the 2nd best MBA you can get in Egypt after AUC! Or at the very top anyway

-Also, the university as a whole is much better than AUC. And the reputation of HW is bigger than AUC (which no one has ever heard of outside of Egypt)

-The prestige of having an MBA from a UK university, even one in the middle of the pack, has some value in 3rd countries, many students go to the UK to study just to brag they have degree from a UK university

That being said, if you can afford it, go for AUC!
I am sure they will use their more experienced personnel in teaching their own MBA and not the HW one. Also HW does not have any career services at all
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laurie

Yes, if you want a UK degree you'd be better off with another of the (accredited) UK providers offering Online MBA programs. The AUC MBA will be much better than the HW degree.

Yes, if you want a UK degree you'd be better off with another of the (accredited) UK providers offering Online MBA programs. The AUC MBA will be much better than the HW degree.
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George Pat...

To clarify, I was talking about taught degrees. The HW MBA is taught at AUC, which is a learning partner
For online MBA, there are many better choices from UK and of course illinois :)

To clarify, I was talking about taught degrees. The HW MBA is taught at AUC, which is a learning partner
For online MBA, there are many better choices from UK and of course illinois :)
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Are you positive that American University in Cairo is the only internationally accredited MBA program? if so, just to clarify more what advantages an internationally accredited would have over a regionally accredited, in real world job market and in skills development? Thanks


I'm pretty sure, at least if you're talking about the reputable accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.)

And the reason why these accreditations are good benchmarks is that they provide a standard framework by which to judge the qualities of the MBA programs. Regional accreditations might not have the same level of standards, and have no real oversight.


i found that not only AUC is the international accredited MBA. there is another one:
- AUC has the triple crown of accreditation (AMBA, AACSB and EQuis)
- RITI (Maastricht school of management) has international accreditation from AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE and ATHEA with a lower fees tha AUC (160,000 EGP)

Note: there is not accredited MBA At low fees and the regional accreditation has no weight

[quote]<blockquote>Are you positive that American University in Cairo is the only internationally accredited MBA program? if so, just to clarify more what advantages an internationally accredited would have over a regionally accredited, in real world job market and in skills development? Thanks</blockquote>

I'm pretty sure, at least if you're talking about the reputable accreditation organizations (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS.)

And the reason why these accreditations are good benchmarks is that they provide a standard framework by which to judge the qualities of the MBA programs. Regional accreditations might not have the same level of standards, and have no real oversight.[/quote]

i found that not only AUC is the international accredited MBA. there is another one:
- AUC has the triple crown of accreditation (AMBA, AACSB and EQuis)
- RITI (Maastricht school of management) has international accreditation from AMBA, ACBSP, IACBE and ATHEA with a lower fees tha AUC (160,000 EGP)

Note: there is not accredited MBA At low fees and the regional accreditation has no weight
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Duncan

Just to be clear, if you have an MBA from AUC then you have an internationally-accredited MBA. The Heriott-Watt MBA is taught on the AUC campus, but that degree does not come from AUC but from a British university without international accreditation.

Just to be clear, if you have an MBA from AUC then you have an internationally-accredited MBA. The Heriott-Watt MBA is taught on the AUC campus, but that degree does not come from AUC but from a British university without international accreditation.
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Bishoy

I see in the last two posts that Anton has added a new information that there is a new school RITI (Maastricht school of management) which is accredited by AMBA. and i see from the previous trial that this accreditation is one of three most respected accreditation so i want ask about this school reputation and also the recommendation for the next school after AUC as i can't afford it by anyway.

[Edited by Bishoy on May 18, 2019]

I see in the last two posts that Anton has added a new information that there is a new school RITI (Maastricht school of management) which is accredited by AMBA. and i see from the previous trial that this accreditation is one of three most respected accreditation so i want ask about this school reputation and also the recommendation for the next school after AUC as i can't afford it by anyway.
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Duncan

Of course RITI is not accredited by AMBA. MSM is. Search the board for MSM Egypt.

Of course RITI is not accredited by AMBA. MSM is. Search the board for MSM Egypt.
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@Duncan,

I have been reading your posts and I find them really useful, it would be great if you can help me with the below:
I am 32 years old, have more than 10+ of work experience and currently working as a business development manager in Egypt.

Looking for the best option to get an MBA in business administration or international business has been a nightmare, because either the posts about universities in Egypt are outdated and the tuition fees are way higher now or literally some of them stopped offering the program.

That said, could you please from your experience advise me on which option would be best for me for a tripe-crown accredited university to get that MBA? My budget can go up to around $14k - I am really worried an online MBA wouldn't be as effective as attending an actual class... AUC Egypt is really expensive now, and traveling would be a challenge for me at the moment because I won't be able to afford the accommodation and living expenses etc.

The main reason I want to get an MBA degree, is to get better experience in business & management and of course get a better job in an international company in Egypt or explore other international job opportunities - My current education history is not helping with that.

Thank you in advance.

@Duncan,<br><br>I have been reading your posts and I find them really useful, it would be great if you can help me with the below:<br>I am 32 years old, have more than 10+ of work experience and currently working as a business development manager in Egypt.<br><br>Looking for the best option to get an MBA in business administration or international business has been a nightmare, because either the posts about universities in Egypt are outdated and the tuition fees are way higher now or literally some of them stopped offering the program.<br><br>That said, could you please from your experience advise me on which option would be best for me for a tripe-crown accredited university to get that MBA? My budget can go up to around $14k - I am really worried an online MBA wouldn't be as effective as attending an actual class... AUC Egypt is really expensive now, and traveling would be a challenge for me at the moment because I won't be able to afford the accommodation and living expenses etc.<br><br>The main reason I want to get an MBA degree, is to get better experience in business &amp; management and of course get a better job in an international company in Egypt or explore other international job opportunities - My current education history is not helping with that.<br><br>Thank you in advance.
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Duncan

There are no options you are not aware of. I think AUC is the only on-campus MBA in Egypt with meaningful International accreditation. If you can't afford that, and can't travel, then distance learning online is your only option. 

There are no options you are not aware of. I think AUC is the only on-campus MBA in Egypt with meaningful International accreditation. If you can't afford that, and can't travel, then distance learning online is your only option.&nbsp;
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There are no options you are not aware of. I think AUC is the only on-campus MBA in Egypt with meaningful International accreditation. If you can't afford that, and can't travel, then distance learning online is your only option. 


Thanks Duncan, would you recommend getting the degree online? Maybe with Manchester Metropolitan University. It is within my budget but I am afraid that I won't learn as much as I would if I was studying on-campus.

Also from your experience, would you say that international employers don't prefer candidates with online MBA degrees? 

Last but not least! is only one of the 3 accreditations enough? what if there's a university that is only AMBA accredited or only AACSB accredited? would it be as good as the triple crown?

Sorry for bothering you Duncan, but you seem to be very experienced with this and as you know it is a really difficult process to get that accredited MBA. Thank you very much.

[quote]There are no options you are not aware of. I think AUC is the only on-campus MBA in Egypt with meaningful International accreditation. If you can't afford that, and can't travel, then distance learning online is your only option.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks Duncan, would you recommend getting the degree online? Maybe with Manchester Metropolitan University. It is within my budget but I am afraid that I won't learn as much as I would if I was studying on-campus.<br><br>Also from your experience, would you say that international employers don't prefer candidates with online MBA degrees?&nbsp;<br><br>Last but not least! is only one of the 3 accreditations enough? what if there's a university that is only AMBA accredited or only AACSB accredited? would it be as good as the triple crown?<br><br>Sorry for bothering you Duncan, but you seem to be very experienced with this and as you know it is a really difficult process to get that accredited MBA. Thank you very much.
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StuartHE

There's a lot of research now that shows that students are learning more in well-designed online courses than in normal classrooms. International employers prefer people from good schools to bad schools, then prefer on-campus to on-line. Obviously online from a good school is better than on-campus from a bad school. 

Additional accreditations are correlated with better outcomes but, of course, only European schools are really doing the triple crown. Anyone of them is a strong sign of quality. I would certainly pick AACSB-only AUC or Harvard over MMU, for example. See Duncan's article at bit.ly/IbrahimW 

There's a lot of research now that shows that students are learning more in well-designed online courses than in normal classrooms. International employers prefer people from good schools to bad schools, then prefer on-campus to on-line. Obviously online from a good school is better than on-campus from a bad school.&nbsp;<br><br>Additional accreditations are correlated with better outcomes but, of course, only European schools are really doing the triple crown. Anyone of them is a strong sign of quality. I would certainly pick AACSB-only AUC or Harvard over MMU, for example. See Duncan's article at bit.ly/IbrahimW&nbsp;
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There's a lot of research now that shows that students are learning more in well-designed online courses than in normal classrooms. International employers prefer people from good schools to bad schools, then prefer on-campus to on-line. Obviously online from a good school is better than on-campus from a bad school. 


Additional accreditations are correlated with better outcomes but, of course, only European schools are really doing the triple crown. Anyone of them is a strong sign of quality. I would certainly pick AACSB-only AUC or Harvard over MMU, for example. See Duncan's article at bit.ly/IbrahimW 


Thank you Stuart, what do you think of the Manchester Metropolitan online MBA from your experience? Is it worth it?

[quote]There's a lot of research now that shows that students are learning more in well-designed online courses than in normal classrooms. International employers prefer people from good schools to bad schools, then prefer on-campus to on-line. Obviously online from a good school is better than on-campus from a bad school.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Additional accreditations are correlated with better outcomes but, of course, only European schools are really doing the triple crown. Anyone of them is a strong sign of quality. I would certainly pick AACSB-only AUC or Harvard over MMU, for example. See Duncan's article at bit.ly/IbrahimW&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you Stuart, what do you think of the Manchester Metropolitan online MBA from your experience? Is it worth it?
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StuartHE

I think it depends on your goals. As an MBA will serious accreditation, obviously you will get high-quality content. But the Maryland Micromasters or Amity/OU MBA will have very similar content. In the UK, I think the OU is taken as, or more, seriously than MMU by many employers. 

I think it depends on your goals. As an MBA will serious accreditation, obviously you will get high-quality content. But the Maryland Micromasters&nbsp;or Amity/OU MBA will have very similar content. In the UK, I think the OU is taken as, or more, seriously than MMU by many employers.&nbsp;
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Thank you very much.
The last thing (Hopefully) that I will ask for your help about is, which online triple-crown accredited MBA program/university is the cheapest? and goes well with Egypt's employers/international companies?
And which on campus triple-crown accredited program/university is the cheapest and goes well with Egypt's employers/international companies?

Thank you ever so much!

Thank you very much.<br>The last thing (Hopefully) that I will ask for your help about is, which online triple-crown accredited MBA program/university is the cheapest? and goes well with Egypt's employers/international companies?<br>And which on campus triple-crown accredited program/university is the cheapest and goes well with Egypt's employers/international companies?<br><br>Thank you ever so much!
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Duncan

The best guide to acceptance by employers is to look at where MBA alumni are. That is what drives reputation and awareness. So, use LinkedIn to research the specific companies you are interested in. Egyptian firms probably don't have a lot of alumni from foreign universities. 

The best guide to acceptance by employers is to look at where MBA alumni are. That is what drives reputation and awareness. So, use LinkedIn to research the specific companies you are interested in. Egyptian firms probably don't have a lot of alumni from foreign universities.&nbsp;
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Thanks guys.
Ironically, I've done that exercise of using LinkedIn to research top 15-20 companies in Egypt and their Alumni... It turns out that 
many have had their MBA from ESLSCA.
Maybe in Egypt, you don't need a triple-crown accreditation after all.

Thanks guys.<br>Ironically, I've done that exercise of using LinkedIn to research top 15-20 companies in Egypt and their Alumni... It turns out that&nbsp;
many have had their MBA from ESLSCA.<br>Maybe in Egypt, you don't need a triple-crown accreditation after all.
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