Part-time MBA in Dubai - Bradford / Strathclyde / EBS


hey,

I am looking to begin part-time MBA this year at Dubai. After going thru options available my thoughts:

INSEAD & LBS - Great, but not fitting in budget, got other commitments
Hult & Manchester - Not convinced

Strathclyde, Bradford & Herriot-Watt EBS - seem interesting

About me: An Indian who comes from Merchant Navy with 15 years experience at sea with command. I could have slid into a Marine role ashore but that was not very appealing to me. So I made a bit of career move and took up a Sales job (for a company manufacturing Navigation equipment) and find myself in comfortable position after 1.5 years.

Facts: At 36, am performing a mid-management role and would like to do an MBA to better understand how a business is run, at the same time ensure career progression.

Areas of interest - Strategy Planning and starting own business.
Post MBA - have some business ideas but not sure where to start, not in a position to take risk yet but would like to take the plunge in coming years.

Appreciate if some folks here know Alumni from Strathclyde / bradford / EBS to tell me more.

Look forward to your comments.

Cheers
Kamal
hey,

I am looking to begin part-time MBA this year at Dubai. After going thru options available my thoughts:

INSEAD & LBS - Great, but not fitting in budget, got other commitments
Hult & Manchester - Not convinced

Strathclyde, Bradford & Herriot-Watt EBS - seem interesting

About me: An Indian who comes from Merchant Navy with 15 years experience at sea with command. I could have slid into a Marine role ashore but that was not very appealing to me. So I made a bit of career move and took up a Sales job (for a company manufacturing Navigation equipment) and find myself in comfortable position after 1.5 years.

Facts: At 36, am performing a mid-management role and would like to do an MBA to better understand how a business is run, at the same time ensure career progression.

Areas of interest - Strategy Planning and starting own business.
Post MBA - have some business ideas but not sure where to start, not in a position to take risk yet but would like to take the plunge in coming years.

Appreciate if some folks here know Alumni from Strathclyde / bradford / EBS to tell me more.

Look forward to your comments.

Cheers
Kamal
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Duncan
I don't think you'll find many alumni here, but do take a look at the past discussion: http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/65/q/Dubai+Bradford

Heriot-Watt should be avoided until it gets reputable, international accreditation.

I am very interested to see that both the other programmes are at a 40% discount in Dubai - that's great value. I guess Bradford has a stronger ranking, but if you want to stay in the UAE then Strathclyde has a better local alumni network
I don't think you'll find many alumni here, but do take a look at the past discussion: http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/65/q/Dubai+Bradford

Heriot-Watt should be avoided until it gets reputable, international accreditation.

I am very interested to see that both the other programmes are at a 40% discount in Dubai - that's great value. I guess Bradford has a stronger ranking, but if you want to stay in the UAE then Strathclyde has a better local alumni network
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hey Duncan... thanks your response.

Main reason HW is down in my list is due to the fact that they dont even have a project work or research in their programme, which is strange for an MBA degree curriculum. Accreditation is a subject matter of discussion, as I understand they do not intend to get accr by private institutions and are proud to be Royal Charter accredited. But the fact is that HW is the only ones offering specialism in Strategy planning among three.

Just to confirm, am I missing any colleges offering part time MBA here.
hey Duncan... thanks your response.

Main reason HW is down in my list is due to the fact that they dont even have a project work or research in their programme, which is strange for an MBA degree curriculum. Accreditation is a subject matter of discussion, as I understand they do not intend to get accr by private institutions and are proud to be Royal Charter accredited. But the fact is that HW is the only ones offering specialism in Strategy planning among three.

Just to confirm, am I missing any colleges offering part time MBA here.
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Duncan
Use the Program Search in the top left for other programmes.

A royal charter is not a form of accreditation.
Use the Program Search in the top left for other programmes.

A royal charter is not a form of accreditation.

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I have a question out of the context.

Reg Harvard Business School, what is the Executive program offered? Is it this?
http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/gmp/Pages/default.aspx

Or they have another Executive MBA which I could not locate?

If it is, it sounds very interesting and VFM?
I have a question out of the context.

Reg Harvard Business School, what is the Executive program offered? Is it this?
http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/gmp/Pages/default.aspx

Or they have another Executive MBA which I could not locate?

If it is, it sounds very interesting and VFM?
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Duncan
No Harvard does not have an executive MBA. The GMP is good but it will not have the depth, placement support or networking power of an MBA.
No Harvard does not have an executive MBA. The GMP is good but it will not have the depth, placement support or networking power of an MBA.
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ezra
Just to confirm, am I missing any colleges offering part time MBA here.

Depending on your experience level, SP Jain has a modular EMBA program that's pretty interesting. They ask that students have at least three years of experience, but in practice they usually recruit those with about 5+ years.
<blockquote>Just to confirm, am I missing any colleges offering part time MBA here.</blockquote>
Depending on your experience level, SP Jain has a modular EMBA program that's pretty interesting. They ask that students have at least three years of experience, but in practice they usually recruit those with about 5+ years.
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Erza, thanks your suggestion

I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.

How's Bradford program? Both Strathclyde and Bradford do not list in FT rankings this year.

I would prefer a program consisting of mainly projects.
Erza, thanks your suggestion

I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.

How's Bradford program? Both Strathclyde and Bradford do not list in FT rankings this year.

I would prefer a program consisting of mainly projects.
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Duncan
Bradford and Strathclyde are in the executive MBA ranking, and SP Jain stands every chance of a better ranking when its EMBA is old enough to get into the EMBA ranking:
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings-2011

You can also compare Bradford and Strathclyde here: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2011
Bradford and Strathclyde are in the executive MBA ranking, and SP Jain stands every chance of a better ranking when its EMBA is old enough to get into the EMBA ranking:
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings-2011

You can also compare Bradford and Strathclyde here: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2011
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ezra
I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.

It has campuses in Singapore and Sydney, in addition to Dubai and its sister campus in Mumbai. I'd say that it's pretty global - although it doesn't have the same kinds of ties to the West as INSEAD and LBS do.
<blockquote>I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.</blockquote>
It has campuses in Singapore and Sydney, in addition to Dubai and its sister campus in Mumbai. I'd say that it's pretty global - although it doesn't have the same kinds of ties to the West as INSEAD and LBS do.
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Phani
I'm an MBA from Bradford University in Dubai. I did the part time course a few years back and can gladly recommend the course to anybody who wants to pursue it.

The faculty flies down to Dubai from the home campus on a regular basis, the course material is intensive and the study is based on modern and current management principles.

The Bradford University office (at Knowledge Village in Dubai) is a useful place to visit and discuss about available courses etc
I'm an MBA from Bradford University in Dubai. I did the part time course a few years back and can gladly recommend the course to anybody who wants to pursue it.

The faculty flies down to Dubai from the home campus on a regular basis, the course material is intensive and the study is based on modern and current management principles.

The Bradford University office (at Knowledge Village in Dubai) is a useful place to visit and discuss about available courses etc
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I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.

It has campuses in Singapore and Sydney, in addition to Dubai and its sister campus in Mumbai. I'd say that it's pretty global - although it doesn't have the same kinds of ties to the West as INSEAD and LBS do.


Ezra.. you are correct. What I meant was the students attending course at are mostly Indians and a few chinese.. that pretty much restricts the experience students bring to the class. I would like to do an MBA where I get chance to learn from experiences by various nationalities.. and I believe that makes an MBA truly global.
<blockquote><blockquote>I did go thru the website, Is SP Jain program truly Global? It has great standing in India but not sure about Global standing.</blockquote>
It has campuses in Singapore and Sydney, in addition to Dubai and its sister campus in Mumbai. I'd say that it's pretty global - although it doesn't have the same kinds of ties to the West as INSEAD and LBS do. </blockquote>

Ezra.. you are correct. What I meant was the students attending course at are mostly Indians and a few chinese.. that pretty much restricts the experience students bring to the class. I would like to do an MBA where I get chance to learn from experiences by various nationalities.. and I believe that makes an MBA truly global.
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I'm an MBA from Bradford University in Dubai. I did the part time course a few years back and can gladly recommend the course to anybody who wants to pursue it.

The faculty flies down to Dubai from the home campus on a regular basis, the course material is intensive and the study is based on modern and current management principles.

The Bradford University office (at Knowledge Village in Dubai) is a useful place to visit and discuss about available courses etc


Thanks Phani for sharing your experience. I would like to ask how serious is the project and do they give chance to work with real companies. Another important thing would be what is the support extended on career development?
<blockquote>I'm an MBA from Bradford University in Dubai. I did the part time course a few years back and can gladly recommend the course to anybody who wants to pursue it.

The faculty flies down to Dubai from the home campus on a regular basis, the course material is intensive and the study is based on modern and current management principles.

The Bradford University office (at Knowledge Village in Dubai) is a useful place to visit and discuss about available courses etc</blockquote>

Thanks Phani for sharing your experience. I would like to ask how serious is the project and do they give chance to work with real companies. Another important thing would be what is the support extended on career development?
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Hi Kamal
Even I am suppose to start the Executive program this year. I have dilemma which one to choose Strathyclyde or Bradford.

Did you visit both the offices and meet any of the students and if yes what was their feedback?

Please let e know...that will help for decision
Riyaz
Hi Kamal
Even I am suppose to start the Executive program this year. I have dilemma which one to choose Strathyclyde or Bradford.

Did you visit both the offices and meet any of the students and if yes what was their feedback?

Please let e know...that will help for decision
Riyaz
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