Is it the right school for me


kamalhajj

Can someone help me understand why do I have to pay over 50'000$ to have the MBA from AUB rather than 20'000$ to get the MBA from ESA?
Both are in Beirut and have almost the same curriculum!

Can someone help me understand why do I have to pay over 50'000$ to have the MBA from AUB rather than 20'000$ to get the MBA from ESA?
Both are in Beirut and have almost the same curriculum!
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Duncan

AUB is the only US-accredited MBA in the country, and the one with the most powerful alumni network - I guess three times more powerful the ESA network. The value of the degree is more than the curriculum (otherwise, you would want the books, not the experience).

The executive MBA at ESA, which is $28,000, includes both the ESCP and ESA MBAs. I think that's a better qualification and an excellent education.

AUB is the only US-accredited MBA in the country, and the one with the most powerful alumni network - I guess three times more powerful the ESA network. The value of the degree is more than the curriculum (otherwise, you would want the books, not the experience).

The executive MBA at ESA, which is $28,000, includes both the ESCP and ESA MBAs. I think that's a better qualification and an excellent education.
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kamalhajj

Dear Mr. Ducan,
I am more confused now.
AUB is US- accredited, and has powerful Alumni.
ESA includes ESCP & ESA MBAs and you mentioned "I think it is a better qualification and an excellent education".

Which should I select?
Thank you for your reply.

Dear Mr. Ducan,
I am more confused now.
AUB is US- accredited, and has powerful Alumni.
ESA includes ESCP & ESA MBAs and you mentioned "I think it is a better qualification and an excellent education".

Which should I select?
Thank you for your reply.
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Duncan

Well, I think it's personal choice. ESCP-ESA's joint executive MBA is a better programme and, personally, I would choose that. However, if you were taking the MBA primarily to build a strong network, then I think AUB might give you better connections.

Well, I think it's personal choice. ESCP-ESA's joint executive MBA is a better programme and, personally, I would choose that. However, if you were taking the MBA primarily to build a strong network, then I think AUB might give you better connections.
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donho199

kamalhajj,

I think the ESA ESCP looks great from a pure academic viewpoint. BTW, not sure why the still refer to the old name ESCP - EAP, ESCP has dropped EAP for a while.

Also will you have the same faculty of ESCP EMBA from ESCP flying over from France?

kamalhajj,

I think the ESA ESCP looks great from a pure academic viewpoint. BTW, not sure why the still refer to the old name ESCP - EAP, ESCP has dropped EAP for a while.

Also will you have the same faculty of ESCP EMBA from ESCP flying over from France?
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donho199

Hello Kamal,

Kindly check how much they charge for the Master in Finance?

Hello Kamal,

Kindly check how much they charge for the Master in Finance?
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Duncan

The ESCP programme is only $20,000 at ESA. That's really a great price.

The ESCP programme is only $20,000 at ESA. That's really a great price.
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kamalhajj

If you follow the link :
http://www.esa.edu.lb/en/MBAExecutive
click on: La brochure du programme
These are the details:
FEES
? Processing fees: 120 USD
? Program fees: 20,500 USD
including the Beirut & Middle-East seminar expenses:
airfare, visa fees, travel, accommodation and meals.

If you follow the link :
http://www.esa.edu.lb/en/MBAExecutive
click on: La brochure du programme
These are the details:
FEES
? Processing fees: 120 USD
? Program fees: 20,500 USD
including the Beirut & Middle-East seminar expenses:
airfare, visa fees, travel, accommodation and meals.
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maubia

Kellogg(in usa) costs 160000$; the Kellogg-Recanati is 60000$ (62% discount)
Espc is around 66810$ in Europe and 20000$ in Beirut (66% discount)

Very good deals for people living there...

Kellogg(in usa) costs 160000$; the Kellogg-Recanati is 60000$ (62% discount)
Espc is around 66810$ in Europe and 20000$ in Beirut (66% discount)

Very good deals for people living there...
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Duncan

Honestly, if you already have a great network outside the Levant and don't mind a year and a half in the sun then why not do that instead of a full-time MBA in Paris or Chicago? You'll have more senior class mates and professors, lower living costs and an extra language after a year and a half. Plus, much easier admissions.

Honestly, if you already have a great network outside the Levant and don't mind a year and a half in the sun then why not do that instead of a full-time MBA in Paris or Chicago? You'll have more senior class mates and professors, lower living costs and an extra language after a year and a half. Plus, much easier admissions.
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ramyb

hello, can you help me please !! i have a bachelor degree in finance from CNAM (in paris) and i work now as a recruitment officer in beirut, and i want to have my MBA degree, what is the best program for me, and the school offering it... (please don't say AUB), plus if someone can help me, what is the difference between EMBA and MBA ??!! thank you in advance

hello, can you help me please !! i have a bachelor degree in finance from CNAM (in paris) and i work now as a recruitment officer in beirut, and i want to have my MBA degree, what is the best program for me, and the school offering it... (please don't say AUB), plus if someone can help me, what is the difference between EMBA and MBA ??!! thank you in advance
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Duncan

An Executive MBA is an MBA for people with more experience, and who want to work while studying.

What are your goals? Why do you want an MBA?

An Executive MBA is an MBA for people with more experience, and who want to work while studying.

What are your goals? Why do you want an MBA?
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ramyb

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Duncan

By Lebanese standards, Université La Sagesse is a good school. But it doesn't have a strong MBA programme.

By Lebanese standards, Université La Sagesse is a good school. But it doesn't have a strong MBA programme.
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ramyb

ok if i have 4 years experience and MBA degree from univerité sagesse, and i want to travel outside lebanon, and work abroad, do i have a good qualifications to do so? and if i had PHR courses after my MBA is it good for me, or not?

ok if i have 4 years experience and MBA degree from univerité sagesse, and i want to travel outside lebanon, and work abroad, do i have a good qualifications to do so? and if i had PHR courses after my MBA is it good for me, or not?
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Duncan

No, I think the Univerité Sagesse is not well known outside Lebanon. For that, take the ESCP degree at ESA or go to the American University.

PHR is Professional in Human Resources? I think that's only well known in the USA.

No, I think the Univerité Sagesse is not well known outside Lebanon. For that, take the ESCP degree at ESA or go to the American University.

PHR is Professional in Human Resources? I think that's only well known in the USA.
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ramyb

PHR is well known in lebanon as well, the problem with the ESA programme is the time of the courses, i have to work to fund my studies and ESA don't allow me to do so.

thank you for your time, i appreciate it !

PHR is well known in lebanon as well, the problem with the ESA programme is the time of the courses, i have to work to fund my studies and ESA don't allow me to do so.

thank you for your time, i appreciate it !
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Duncan

No, that's not quite right. ESA has a part-time MBA, so you could work during that: http://www.esa.edu.lb/en/MBAExecutive

No, that's not quite right. ESA has a part-time MBA, so you could work during that: http://www.esa.edu.lb/en/MBAExecutive
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ramyb

good day,
i just want to ask you about the NDU's MBA program in lebanon,
is it good ? please note that the fees and tuition are similar to ESA, so witch one to choose?

good day,
i just want to ask you about the NDU's MBA program in lebanon,
is it good ? please note that the fees and tuition are similar to ESA, so witch one to choose?
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Duncan

Take the ESA programme mentioned above. Unlike NDU, it has respected international accrediation through its French partner: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/academics/fbae/masters/mba.htm

Take the ESA programme mentioned above. Unlike NDU, it has respected international accrediation through its French partner: http://www.ndu.edu.lb/academics/fbae/masters/mba.htm
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