Online MBA Choice from UK and Australia


eswanagen
Can you please tell me which of these should I choose for my online MBA?

a. University of London Global MBA
b. Edinburgh Business School
c. Australian Institute of Business

I do care for accreditation but I have a budget I needed to work with. Plus, while a career abroad entices me (I'm from the Philippines), it's not a priority. After MBA, I am deliberating if I wanted to be a consultant or have a senior finance managerial role.

If I have the budget, the program I really loved is UNSW's MBAX. Thanks for any help!
Can you please tell me which of these should I choose for my online MBA?

a. University of London Global MBA
b. Edinburgh Business School
c. Australian Institute of Business

I do care for accreditation but I have a budget I needed to work with. Plus, while a career abroad entices me (I'm from the Philippines), it's not a priority. After MBA, I am deliberating if I wanted to be a consultant or have a senior finance managerial role.

If I have the budget, the program I really loved is UNSW's MBAX. Thanks for any help!
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Duncan
I'd pick the University of London: Queen Mary has a strong business school and that excellent "Russell Group" status. The £8,730 price for Band A is unbeatable. The Heriot-Watt MBA is very weak, quite outdated, and I think you can dismiss that. The AiB is not well known or well respected.
I'd pick the University of London: Queen Mary has a strong business school and that excellent "Russell Group" status. The £8,730 price for Band A is unbeatable. The Heriot-Watt MBA is very weak, quite outdated, and I think you can dismiss that. The AiB is not well known or well respected.
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George Pat...
mbax has a very generous APL. You can transfer up to 50% of the credits from a cheaper program. that would make it a lot cheaper. (i.e. take half the courses at UoL and transfer them to MBAx and then take the other half at UNSW)

instructions here: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/AGSM-Site/Documents/AGSM_RPL_Protocol-and-procedure.pdf

but before you take cheaper courses hoping to transfer them to mbax, make sure to contact UNSW and make clear how and what courses etc. There are probably many courses that they simply won't accept, and many universities they won't accept

But since you can potentially save a lot, maybe check it out
mbax has a very generous APL. You can transfer up to 50% of the credits from a cheaper program. that would make it a lot cheaper. (i.e. take half the courses at UoL and transfer them to MBAx and then take the other half at UNSW)

instructions here: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/AGSM-Site/Documents/AGSM_RPL_Protocol-and-procedure.pdf

but before you take cheaper courses hoping to transfer them to mbax, make sure to contact UNSW and make clear how and what courses etc. There are probably many courses that they simply won't accept, and many universities they won't accept

But since you can potentially save a lot, maybe check it out
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eswanagen
I'd pick the University of London: Queen Mary has a strong business school and that excellent "Russell Group" status. The £8,730 price for Band A is unbeatable. The Heriot-Watt MBA is very weak, quite outdated, and I think you can dismiss that. The AiB is not well known or well respected.


Thanks Duncan! I know the UoL is accredited by CIMA and CMI. Does that at least account for something?
[quote]I'd pick the University of London: Queen Mary has a strong business school and that excellent "Russell Group" status. The £8,730 price for Band A is unbeatable. The Heriot-Watt MBA is very weak, quite outdated, and I think you can dismiss that. The AiB is not well known or well respected.[/quote]

Thanks Duncan! I know the UoL is accredited by CIMA and CMI. Does that at least account for something?
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eswanagen
mbax has a very generous APL. You can transfer up to 50% of the credits from a cheaper program. that would make it a lot cheaper. (i.e. take half the courses at UoL and transfer them to MBAx and then take the other half at UNSW)

instructions here: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/AGSM-Site/Documents/AGSM_RPL_Protocol-and-procedure.pdf

but before you take cheaper courses hoping to transfer them to mbax, make sure to contact UNSW and make clear how and what courses etc. There are probably many courses that they simply won't accept, and many universities they won't accept

But since you can potentially save a lot, maybe check it out


Wow. This is a good plan! Since most MBAs have core courses, maybe I can leverage on that. Thanks!!
[quote]mbax has a very generous APL. You can transfer up to 50% of the credits from a cheaper program. that would make it a lot cheaper. (i.e. take half the courses at UoL and transfer them to MBAx and then take the other half at UNSW)

instructions here: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/AGSM-Site/Documents/AGSM_RPL_Protocol-and-procedure.pdf

but before you take cheaper courses hoping to transfer them to mbax, make sure to contact UNSW and make clear how and what courses etc. There are probably many courses that they simply won't accept, and many universities they won't accept

But since you can potentially save a lot, maybe check it out
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Wow. This is a good plan! Since most MBAs have core courses, maybe I can leverage on that. Thanks!!
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Larry

Thanks Duncan! I know the UoL is accredited by CIMA and CMI. Does that at least account for something?

It's a relatively new program so that's all you can really expect. In order to get AMBA / AACSB / EQUIS to accredit the program, it will take a couple more years. I still think it's a good investment, given the brand name and the recognition that the University of London has, regardless of its accreditation status. Of course, it depends on what you're comparing it to, and what other alternatives you're considering. With these other two programs, UoL is the only real option, in my mind.
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Thanks Duncan! I know the UoL is accredited by CIMA and CMI. Does that at least account for something? [/quote]
It's a relatively new program so that's all you can really expect. In order to get AMBA / AACSB / EQUIS to accredit the program, it will take a couple more years. I still think it's a good investment, given the brand name and the recognition that the University of London has, regardless of its accreditation status. Of course, it depends on what you're comparing it to, and what other alternatives you're considering. With these other two programs, UoL is the only real option, in my mind.
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Duncan
AASCB and EQUIS accredit schools, not programmes. If this was a QMUL degree then accreditation would be easy but as the degree comes from the federal university itself it could be really complex and difficult.
AASCB and EQUIS accredit schools, not programmes. If this was a QMUL degree then accreditation would be easy but as the degree comes from the federal university itself it could be really complex and difficult.
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Is the MBAx from UNSW well known? I am looking for an Australian MBA program. Can it help with networking and getting a job from an Australian employer?
Is the MBAx from UNSW well known? I am looking for an Australian MBA program. Can it help with networking and getting a job from an Australian employer?
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Duncan
UNSW is much, much, better school than the others we have discussed.
UNSW is much, much, better school than the others we have discussed.
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mba hipste...
Unless you're already living in Australia and have permission to work in the country, I'm not sure that an online MBA will help you get a job there.
Unless you're already living in Australia and have permission to work in the country, I'm not sure that an online MBA will help you get a job there.
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