EMBA in Dubai - Cass vs. Manchester vs. Strathclyde


MinaNagy
Hi,

I am about to register for EMBA and after some research it boiled down to these three business schools to choose from.
I don't care that much about the FT ranking because I know that the three of them are good and has the triple crown accreditation , but I care more on the local class quality in Dubai , face time lectures , satisfaction from professors and ability to do it while working.
I dropped from the list Hult , Wollongong , Middle sex , Edinburgh.

Would love to hear feedback from students who actually studied or are studying in one of those schools in Dubai .

Currently the cost of these business schools are :
- Cass : AED 200K
- MBS : AED 170K
- Strathclyde : AED 120K

To be honest i am confused because I am more biased towards Strathclyde yet the reputation for Cass and MBS in UK are higher, but my worry is that their local learning experience in Dubai would be horrible or mainly depending on online tutorials and slides and that is why I need your help from people who actually been part of the Dubai classrooms.

Thanks
Hi,

I am about to register for EMBA and after some research it boiled down to these three business schools to choose from.
I don't care that much about the FT ranking because I know that the three of them are good and has the triple crown accreditation , but I care more on the local class quality in Dubai , face time lectures , satisfaction from professors and ability to do it while working.
I dropped from the list Hult , Wollongong , Middle sex , Edinburgh.

Would love to hear feedback from students who actually studied or are studying in one of those schools in Dubai .

Currently the cost of these business schools are :
- Cass : AED 200K
- MBS : AED 170K
- Strathclyde : AED 120K

To be honest i am confused because I am more biased towards Strathclyde yet the reputation for Cass and MBS in UK are higher, but my worry is that their local learning experience in Dubai would be horrible or mainly depending on online tutorials and slides and that is why I need your help from people who actually been part of the Dubai classrooms.

Thanks
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Duncan
It seems like you can do more basic research by speaking to these schools. Manchester, for example, does not have an EMBA.
It seems like you can do more basic research by speaking to these schools. Manchester, for example, does not have an EMBA.
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MinaNagy
Yeah good catch but for me I am ok to go with EMBA or Part time Global MBA
Yeah good catch but for me I am ok to go with EMBA or Part time Global MBA
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laurie
Manchester indeed does not have an EMBA. But the school's planned EMBA with IU Kelley may be an option - some of the course modules can be taken in Dubai. Of course, there would be modules in Indiana too...
Manchester indeed does not have an EMBA. But the school's planned EMBA with IU Kelley may be an option - some of the course modules can be taken in Dubai. Of course, there would be modules in Indiana too...
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MinaNagy
Ok so I am now excluding Manchester because they don't have EMBA and now I am comparing between Cass and Strathclyde.
I noticed that the fees of Cass £44,000 is way higher that of Strathclyde £26,000 , I just wanted to understand if you think there is a major or unique experience or value that is worth the difference . For example I heard that the unique value for Cass is for those who are looking are Finance major , and for Starthclyde it is the Strategy.

I don't have problem going with Cass if there is a clear value , but if they are the same then i would surely save the money ...what do you think ?
Ok so I am now excluding Manchester because they don't have EMBA and now I am comparing between Cass and Strathclyde.
I noticed that the fees of Cass £44,000 is way higher that of Strathclyde £26,000 , I just wanted to understand if you think there is a major or unique experience or value that is worth the difference . For example I heard that the unique value for Cass is for those who are looking are Finance major , and for Starthclyde it is the Strategy.

I don't have problem going with Cass if there is a clear value , but if they are the same then i would surely save the money ...what do you think ?
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Duncan
It looks like Cass has better careers support, but perhaps not a big difference. Which has the best alumni network for your goals? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ksnqtxxzrrytcf7/Screenshot%202016-03-13%2016.08.42.png?dl=0

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 14, 2016]

It looks like Cass has better careers support, but perhaps not a big difference. Which has the best alumni network for your goals? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ksnqtxxzrrytcf7/Screenshot%202016-03-13%2016.08.42.png?dl=0
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MinaNagy
on LinkedIn there is a huge difference on the network size , while Strathclyde has 3000 Alumni members , Cass has 26,000 Alumni but mainly for the Finance major which what Cass is famous for while I am working in Sales management role in Microsoft.

I just want to make sure that Strathclyde business school is one of the best in UK with a very good reputation within the UK.
on LinkedIn there is a huge difference on the network size , while Strathclyde has 3000 Alumni members , Cass has 26,000 Alumni but mainly for the Finance major which what Cass is famous for while I am working in Sales management role in Microsoft.

I just want to make sure that Strathclyde business school is one of the best in UK with a very good reputation within the UK.
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Duncan
I think the FT rankings reflect its standing as a school fairly. It's not one of the first handful of names that would come out unprompted, but it is a strong school. The #25 emba in Europe feels about right. Students will perhaps be obviously better if you visit a class. Why not ask to sit in?

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 14, 2016]

I think the FT rankings reflect its standing as a school fairly. It's not one of the first handful of names that would come out unprompted, but it is a strong school. The #25 emba in Europe feels about right. Students will perhaps be obviously better if you visit a class. Why not ask to sit in?
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