Bradford vs. iMBA Illnois


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Hi everyone,
as this is my first post here, I hope to do everything in the right manner.
I am currently looking for an online/distance-learning MBA, which I can complete completely (or at least 90%) online.
After thorough research, I found that the Bradford MBA is the best value for my given cost frame (max. USD 30'000).
However, in this discussion board, some of you mentioned the iMBA from University of Illinois as a good "low-budget" alternative. If you compare Bradford to Illinois, what are the differences, what would you prefer of these two and for what reasons?
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.
Hi everyone,
as this is my first post here, I hope to do everything in the right manner.
I am currently looking for an online/distance-learning MBA, which I can complete completely (or at least 90%) online.
After thorough research, I found that the Bradford MBA is the best value for my given cost frame (max. USD 30'000).
However, in this discussion board, some of you mentioned the iMBA from University of Illinois as a good "low-budget" alternative. If you compare Bradford to Illinois, what are the differences, what would you prefer of these two and for what reasons?
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.
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Duncan
The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. It has fallen out of the major MBA ranking. Big changes, while Illinois seems secure in the BusinessWeek US top 50 and the FT global top 100

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio.

[Edited by Duncan on Dec 04, 2017]

The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. It has fallen out of the major MBA ranking. Big changes, while Illinois seems secure in the BusinessWeek US top 50 and the FT global top 100

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio.
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pro
The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. Big changes, while Illinois seems stable.

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio.


Thank you very much, Duncan. I am living and working in Switzerland, and I do not intend to make a career in the US. Still, if I read your answer right, you would prefer the iMBA from U of Illinois over the Bradford MBA, right?
[quote]The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. Big changes, while Illinois seems stable.

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio. [/quote]

Thank you very much, Duncan. I am living and working in Switzerland, and I do not intend to make a career in the US. Still, if I read your answer right, you would prefer the iMBA from U of Illinois over the Bradford MBA, right?
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Duncan
Well, I would hesitate to make a recommendation without knowing more about your goals and options. Why not the EuroMBA or a school better known in the region of Europe that speaks the Cantonal language?
Well, I would hesitate to make a recommendation without knowing more about your goals and options. Why not the EuroMBA or a school better known in the region of Europe that speaks the Cantonal language?
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pro
Well, I would hesitate to make a recommendation without knowing more about your goals and options. Why not the EuroMBA or a school better known in the region of Europe that speaks the Cantonal language?


Honestly, I thought that the EuroMBA is much less respected then the other two. Also, with the EuroMBA you have some dates set where you have to attend classes. But, I think, I'll have a deeper look into it. Thank you very much.
[quote]Well, I would hesitate to make a recommendation without knowing more about your goals and options. Why not the EuroMBA or a school better known in the region of Europe that speaks the Cantonal language? [/quote]

Honestly, I thought that the EuroMBA is much less respected then the other two. Also, with the EuroMBA you have some dates set where you have to attend classes. But, I think, I'll have a deeper look into it. Thank you very much.
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Abdo28
Hello duncan what do you think of the material provided by Illinois through coursera
Also I heard they will make the 2 parts of imba on Illinois platform without coursera
Hello duncan what do you think of the material provided by Illinois through coursera
Also I heard they will make the 2 parts of imba on Illinois platform without coursera
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donho199
The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. It has fallen out of the major MBA ranking. Big changes, while Illinois seems secure in the BusinessWeek US top 50 and the FT global top 100

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio.


Bradford suspended its full-time MBA, I am not sure about other UK business schools?
[quote]The big difference is brand. Illinois is a world class university, Bradford is maybe stronger in most of the British Commonwealth countries. Bradford has been declining for the last decade: it had to suspend its full time MBA and withdraw its MBA programs in Italy and the Philippines. 20 or 30 years ago, it was the leading provider in the Netherlands and Germany. It has fallen out of the major MBA ranking. Big changes, while Illinois seems secure in the BusinessWeek US top 50 and the FT global top 100

The second difference is content. Illinois is integrative and has a strong core. Bradford teaches subjects very separately and has a better elective portfolio. [/quote]

Bradford suspended its full-time MBA, I am not sure about other UK business schools?
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Duncan
donho: No, I don't think any other major UK schools suspended their MBA.

Abdo: I have nothing to add to earlier comments about Illinois.
donho: No, I don't think any other major UK schools suspended their MBA.

Abdo: I have nothing to add to earlier comments about Illinois.
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George Pat...
Durham, Strathclyde, and Birmingham are probably very close to your budget range, if you want more options.
Usually you want to apply to 4-5 universities, or more. Then based on which of them accepted you, you can consider what to pick
Durham, Strathclyde, and Birmingham are probably very close to your budget range, if you want more options.
Usually you want to apply to 4-5 universities, or more. Then based on which of them accepted you, you can consider what to pick
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mba hipste...

Bradford suspended its full-time MBA, I am not sure about other UK business schools?

I hadn't heard about this - do you have any details?
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Bradford suspended its full-time MBA, I am not sure about other UK business schools?[/quote]
I hadn't heard about this - do you have any details?
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Duncan
It didn't recruit a full-time MBA cohort this year, and also is not advertising one for next year.
It didn't recruit a full-time MBA cohort this year, and also is not advertising one for next year.
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