MBA programs in Egypt


Hello guys, I am 24 years old and I am planning to start an MBA as soon as I get convinced with a program of the ones there,

I have been hearing bits from here and there about ESLSCA, Arab Academy of Science and Technology and AUC however to choose one of them is a hard matter.

First of all I am an American Egyptian and sooner or later I will be in the States but at moment I am in Egypt and I need to utilize my time in studying something that might enhance my future career wise and money wise.

Which MBA program in Egypt is internationally accredited?
Will it be a waste of money if I will travel to the States anyway within the next 3 years?

If so do you think that it will be better to drift to a totally different thing like a CPA for instant knowing that I have a good accounting background?

I would appreciate your kind replies

Hello guys, I am 24 years old and I am planning to start an MBA as soon as I get convinced with a program of the ones there,

I have been hearing bits from here and there about ESLSCA, Arab Academy of Science and Technology and AUC however to choose one of them is a hard matter.

First of all I am an American Egyptian and sooner or later I will be in the States but at moment I am in Egypt and I need to utilize my time in studying something that might enhance my future career wise and money wise.

Which MBA program in Egypt is internationally accredited?
Will it be a waste of money if I will travel to the States anyway within the next 3 years?

If so do you think that it will be better to drift to a totally different thing like a CPA for instant knowing that I have a good accounting background?

I would appreciate your kind replies


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ezra

The only one of these programs that would carry any weight in the US would be the American University in Cairo, since it's AACSB-accredited. I wouldn't consider the others.

However, if your goal is to work in the States, there's some sense in waiting until you get there to start your MBA program. Another three years of work experience, and using some of that time for GMAT prep could make you competitive at a tier 1 or 2 program there - significantly increasing your lifetime earning potential and providing better, more relevant networking potential.

Another alternative would be to consider a distance learning program based in the US - UNC, Kelley, etc. Although these wouldn't have the same value as a top-tier in-class program, their alumni networks and career services would be more geared towards finding a job in the US than a Egypt-based program.

The only one of these programs that would carry any weight in the US would be the American University in Cairo, since it's AACSB-accredited. I wouldn't consider the others.

However, if your goal is to work in the States, there's some sense in waiting until you get there to start your MBA program. Another three years of work experience, and using some of that time for GMAT prep could make you competitive at a tier 1 or 2 program there - significantly increasing your lifetime earning potential and providing better, more relevant networking potential.

Another alternative would be to consider a distance learning program based in the US - UNC, Kelley, etc. Although these wouldn't have the same value as a top-tier in-class program, their alumni networks and career services would be more geared towards finding a job in the US than a Egypt-based program.
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Thanks for your reply

If I go with the idea of waiting till I get there then what do you think I should do now? It will take me like 2 years to be there for some family business in Egypt.

I do have a job in an international telecommunications company retail stores at the moment and I was thinking to utilize my time outside work to study for the CPA exam (Certified Public Accountant)
I do have a solid background in Accounting but zero work experience and MBA is still my top priority.

I agree that all the MBA programs in Egypt are not weighted much in the States and I live in Alexandria and traveling to Kandahar I mean Cairo is something I really hate.

Let me know please what you think of that because I feel that my time is wasted not studying anything at the moment.

Thanks for reading, awaiting your reply :)

Thanks for your reply

If I go with the idea of waiting till I get there then what do you think I should do now? It will take me like 2 years to be there for some family business in Egypt.

I do have a job in an international telecommunications company retail stores at the moment and I was thinking to utilize my time outside work to study for the CPA exam (Certified Public Accountant)
I do have a solid background in Accounting but zero work experience and MBA is still my top priority.

I agree that all the MBA programs in Egypt are not weighted much in the States and I live in Alexandria and traveling to Kandahar I mean Cairo is something I really hate.

Let me know please what you think of that because I feel that my time is wasted not studying anything at the moment.

Thanks for reading, awaiting your reply :)
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ezra

MBAs are really designed for people with work experience, in that it helps you frame your real-world expertise with an academic framework. That's why most world-class MBA programs require at least two years of work experience for entry.

So I think that if an MBA was your goal, your best option would be to get out in the field and work.

A CPA or other professional certification would be a good investment of your time; as would networking, going to conferences, etc.

MBAs are really designed for people with work experience, in that it helps you frame your real-world expertise with an academic framework. That's why most world-class MBA programs require at least two years of work experience for entry.

So I think that if an MBA was your goal, your best option would be to get out in the field and work.

A CPA or other professional certification would be a good investment of your time; as would networking, going to conferences, etc.
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I came across the MBA program provided by Cardiff in collaboration with The Arab Academy of Science and Technology (AAST). I have checked the details on that link http://cardiff-aast.com

Is it a real deal? They didn't ask for a GMAT but rather for an AMAT?

Does anyone have a tip about it?

I came across the MBA program provided by Cardiff in collaboration with The Arab Academy of Science and Technology (AAST). I have checked the details on that link http://cardiff-aast.com

Is it a real deal? They didn't ask for a GMAT but rather for an AMAT?

Does anyone have a tip about it?

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Duncan

Cardiff Met is a real university. Its MBA doesn't have meaningful accreditation. See http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations

Cardiff Met is a real university. Its MBA doesn't have meaningful accreditation. See http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations
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Would you please suggest a good MBA in Egypt other than the AUC?

Would you please suggest a good MBA in Egypt other than the AUC?
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Duncan

I can't. The AUC is the only internationally-accredited MBA in the country.

I can't. The AUC is the only internationally-accredited MBA in the country.
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cvm

Check also Maastricht School of Management (MSM). They have AMBA accreditation.


http://partners.msm.nl/Partners/RITI-Egypt.aspx

Check also Maastricht School of Management (MSM). They have AMBA accreditation.


http://partners.msm.nl/Partners/RITI-Egypt.aspx
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hamalawy1

Hello Guys, I know that Alexandria University Faculty of Commerce (AUFC) in collaboration with the Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University (GSU) is presenting EMBA program "Executive Master of Business Administration"
I don't know if that has any value in the States or worldwide but i think this program will be valuable, what do you think?

link for the program
http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwalx/AU-EMBA.html

Hello Guys, I know that Alexandria University Faculty of Commerce (AUFC) in collaboration with the Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University (GSU) is presenting EMBA program "Executive Master of Business Administration"
I don't know if that has any value in the States or worldwide but i think this program will be valuable, what do you think?

link for the program
http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwalx/AU-EMBA.html
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Duncan

For $8k you can't go wrong, but of course this will not have any real value in the US. The GSU ceritifcate states simply that the curriculum is developed together with GSU, so no assurance that the candidate has met any particular standard.

For $8k you can't go wrong, but of course this will not have any real value in the US. The GSU ceritifcate states simply that the curriculum is developed together with GSU, so no assurance that the candidate has met any particular standard.
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samyhass

Dears, What about Maastricht school of managment (MsM) program via RITI, it's AMBA accredited, also there is a new program from University of Toledo via Amercian Chamber, it should be also AACSB accredited, pls. assist me with your advice regarding both programs.

Dears, What about Maastricht school of managment (MsM) program via RITI, it's AMBA accredited, also there is a new program from University of Toledo via Amercian Chamber, it should be also AACSB accredited, pls. assist me with your advice regarding both programs.
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Duncan

What are your goals? The Toledo programme sounds good: http://www.utoledo.edu/business/COBI/CairoCollaborative.html

What are your goals? The Toledo programme sounds good: http://www.utoledo.edu/business/COBI/CairoCollaborative.html
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i was looking for MBA in Project Management and not sure where to go or what to choose if anyone can help on this would really appreciate this

i was looking for MBA in Project Management and not sure where to go or what to choose if anyone can help on this would really appreciate this
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samyhass

What are your goals? The Toledo programme sounds good: http://www.utoledo.edu/business/COBI/CairoCollaborative.html


@Duncan: My goal is to have a good value program of which I gain a real business values & orientation and feel the diffrence after graduation, meanwhile acccrediation is also important for me, so i was thinking of MSM, as AMBA accredited & CHEA accredited through ACBSP & IACBE but don't know although the program is accredited from CHEA does it have any values when go to USA?

<blockquote>What are your goals? The Toledo programme sounds good: http://www.utoledo.edu/business/COBI/CairoCollaborative.html</blockquote>

@Duncan: My goal is to have a good value program of which I gain a real business values & orientation and feel the diffrence after graduation, meanwhile acccrediation is also important for me, so i was thinking of MSM, as AMBA accredited & CHEA accredited through ACBSP & IACBE but don't know although the program is accredited from CHEA does it have any values when go to USA?
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Duncan

CHEA accreditation doesn't matter so much: it's a good sign on minimum quality for degrees in the US, but different CHEA members have different standards, and AACSB is the one that major US employers take seriously for MBAs. Toledo and AUC have AACSB accreditation, and that will be taken more seriously in the US

MSM exists almost exclusively as a an awarder of degrees for programmes abroad. I know that with the MSM program in Romania, which I guess is typically, the teaching is done by instructors from the region. Many of them are not academics, or even professional teachers, and I don't think any are from MSM. So, I think you will have a more uneven quality of students than on the Toledo or AUC courses.

That said, it will be better than unaccredited MBAs.

CHEA accreditation doesn't matter so much: it's a good sign on minimum quality for degrees in the US, but different CHEA members have different standards, and AACSB is the one that major US employers take seriously for MBAs. Toledo and AUC have AACSB accreditation, and that will be taken more seriously in the US

MSM exists almost exclusively as a an awarder of degrees for programmes abroad. I know that with the MSM program in Romania, which I guess is typically, the teaching is done by instructors from the region. Many of them are not academics, or even professional teachers, and I don't think any are from MSM. So, I think you will have a more uneven quality of students than on the Toledo or AUC courses.

That said, it will be better than unaccredited MBAs.
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amrelgamal

Dears,
I am 30 years old with 7 years of work experience at Telecom company, I am Canadian living in Egypt and I am planning to start an MBA. I Need your support to choose one of the following programs given in Egypt:
1- AUC
2-University of Toledo given through the American Chamber in Cairo
http://www.amcham.org.eg/education_training/cdc/mba/
3- Edinburgh Business School through its Approved Learning Partner in Egypt (Institute of Management Development in AUC)
http://www.aucegypt.edu/Business/mc/imd/Pages/MastersofBusinessAdministration.aspx

BR,
Amr

Dears,
I am 30 years old with 7 years of work experience at Telecom company, I am Canadian living in Egypt and I am planning to start an MBA. I Need your support to choose one of the following programs given in Egypt:
1- AUC
2-University of Toledo given through the American Chamber in Cairo
http://www.amcham.org.eg/education_training/cdc/mba/
3- Edinburgh Business School through its Approved Learning Partner in Egypt (Institute of Management Development in AUC)
http://www.aucegypt.edu/Business/mc/imd/Pages/MastersofBusinessAdministration.aspx

BR,
Amr

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Duncan

Either of the first two. EBS doesn't have accreditation.

Either of the first two. EBS doesn't have accreditation.
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amrelgamal

Thanks Duncan, which is Better AUC or UT?
which has better Ranking? which one has more value globally?
Really tired of thinking between AUC and UT? both of them are expensive
in AUC I can apply for a 100% shcolarship but is very far from my home (almost 2 hours driving)? while in UT I can get only 50% and it is near my home
So does UT has more edge than AUC?
so does it really worth that I go to UT

Thanks Duncan, which is Better AUC or UT?
which has better Ranking? which one has more value globally?
Really tired of thinking between AUC and UT? both of them are expensive
in AUC I can apply for a 100% shcolarship but is very far from my home (almost 2 hours driving)? while in UT I can get only 50% and it is near my home
So does UT has more edge than AUC?
so does it really worth that I go to UT
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Duncan

I think this really depends on your goals, and on how desirable you are as a candidate. I don't think there will be many 100% scholarships for part-time programmes.

I think this really depends on your goals, and on how desirable you are as a candidate. I don't think there will be many 100% scholarships for part-time programmes.
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