Online MBA or Nothing?


HkerCheif
I want to do an MBA because I need some career advancement.

But because I have a family I cannot do a full time MBA. I was thinking of doing an Online MBA.

Will this help with career advancement? I have been a sales representative / administrative assistant for 3 years now, and I need to move on.

Please advise.
I want to do an MBA because I need some career advancement.

But because I have a family I cannot do a full time MBA. I was thinking of doing an Online MBA.

Will this help with career advancement? I have been a sales representative / administrative assistant for 3 years now, and I need to move on.

Please advise.
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Duncan
Yes look at the programmes in the FT Online MBA ranking.
Yes look at the programmes in the FT Online MBA ranking.
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mba hipste...
Beyond career advancement, what are your goals? In general, Online MBAs are ideal for those who do not want to make large career shifts (country, functional, or industry). If you wanted to make a substantial shift, maybe look at a Full-Time program instead.

If you wanted to stay in your current industry and simply move up the chain, so to speak, an Online MBA could work. Keep in mind that the FT-ranked programs all show good salary growth, but are generally aimed at older students than their Full-Time MBA counterparts.
Beyond career advancement, what are your goals? In general, Online MBAs are ideal for those who do not want to make large career shifts (country, functional, or industry). If you wanted to make a substantial shift, maybe look at a Full-Time program instead.

If you wanted to stay in your current industry and simply move up the chain, so to speak, an Online MBA could work. Keep in mind that the FT-ranked programs all show good salary growth, but are generally aimed at older students than their Full-Time MBA counterparts.
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HkerCheif
Thanks to you both. What do you think of the programs at Drexel and Lincoln Nebraska?
Thanks to you both. What do you think of the programs at Drexel and Lincoln Nebraska?
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mba hipste...
Good programs, both of them. Looks like the UNL program took a pretty big drop in this year's FT Online MBA Ranking, but it's still there!
Good programs, both of them. Looks like the UNL program took a pretty big drop in this year's FT Online MBA Ranking, but it's still there!
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RobertoG83
I'm doing an online MSc at Birmingham and I feel more involved than I was in traditional classes, so I would reccommend it to anyone.
Speaking about online MBAs, take a look at UMass-Amherst Isenberg's program too.
I'm doing an online MSc at Birmingham and I feel more involved than I was in traditional classes, so I would reccommend it to anyone.
Speaking about online MBAs, take a look at UMass-Amherst Isenberg's program too.
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maury
Good programs, both of them. Looks like the UNL program took a pretty big drop in this year's FT Online MBA Ranking, but it's still there!

Interesting, I wonder why?

The UMass program is looking good now, it's in the top 3.
[quote]Good programs, both of them. Looks like the UNL program took a pretty big drop in this year's FT Online MBA Ranking, but it's still there![/quote]
Interesting, I wonder why?

The UMass program is looking good now, it's in the top 3.
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jimshui
I'm doing an online MSc at Birmingham and I feel more involved than I was in traditional classes, so I would reccommend it to anyone.
Speaking about online MBAs, take a look at UMass-Amherst Isenberg's program too.


Did you have interview with admission team of Birmingham during the enrollment process? Is there any examination in the course? Thanks.
[quote]I'm doing an online MSc at Birmingham and I feel more involved than I was in traditional classes, so I would reccommend it to anyone.
Speaking about online MBAs, take a look at UMass-Amherst Isenberg's program too.[/quote]

Did you have interview with admission team of Birmingham during the enrollment process? Is there any examination in the course? Thanks.
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HkerCheif
Any comments on the Online MBA at William Woods or Missouri State Universities?
Any comments on the Online MBA at William Woods or Missouri State Universities?
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RobertoG83
Did you have interview with admission team of Birmingham during the enrollment process? Is there any examination in the course? Thanks.


Yes, I did. Their recruitment team was superb, they reached out to me with some calls to give me more informations, all overseas calls at their expenses.
Then, when I started the application process, I was followed step-by-step by a dedicated coordinator.
Had the 45' interview, submitted transcripts, TOEFL, resume, personal statement and 2 letters of raccomandations.
No GMAT was requested, but their Online MBA does need it.

The workload is massive, I'm currently taking the Accounting and Finance module: in 2 months I'll have to do 2 individual executive summaries, 1 group presentation on a case study and the final exam.
Plus 2 ungraded individual or group assignments per week.

[Edited by RobertoG83 on Mar 17, 2017]

[quote]Did you have interview with admission team of Birmingham during the enrollment process? Is there any examination in the course? Thanks.[/quote]

Yes, I did. Their recruitment team was superb, they reached out to me with some calls to give me more informations, all overseas calls at their expenses.
Then, when I started the application process, I was followed step-by-step by a dedicated coordinator.
Had the 45' interview, submitted transcripts, TOEFL, resume, personal statement and 2 letters of raccomandations.
No GMAT was requested, but their Online MBA does need it.

The workload is massive, I'm currently taking the Accounting and Finance module: in 2 months I'll have to do 2 individual executive summaries, 1 group presentation on a case study and the final exam.
Plus 2 ungraded individual or group assignments per week.
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jimshui
Thanks RobertoG83. Your information is detailed and helpful.
Thanks RobertoG83. Your information is detailed and helpful.
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Anybody have any good Online MBA schools that offer scholarships for students from developing countries?
Anybody have any good Online MBA schools that offer scholarships for students from developing countries?
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Duncan
Many scholarships are not awarded by schools but by charities and governments. Most university libraries will have a directory. School scholarships will tend to be the most competitive and will be listed on their websites.
Many scholarships are not awarded by schools but by charities and governments. Most university libraries will have a directory. School scholarships will tend to be the most competitive and will be listed on their websites.
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Hello,

I am new user here. I also want to do MBA but I don't have enough time to do. Can I do it from my home?

Please let me know.
Hello,

I am new user here. I also want to do MBA but I don't have enough time to do. Can I do it from my home?

Please let me know.
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Duncan
Yes. All the programmes discussed on this thread are online.
Yes. All the programmes discussed on this thread are online.
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Thanks for the info. I am from Bangladesh. Can I do that? If yes, then how long it will take the to cost of it?
Thanks for the info. I am from Bangladesh. Can I do that? If yes, then how long it will take the to cost of it?
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I am still waiting for someone reply to ensure can I do that or not?
I am still waiting for someone reply to ensure can I do that or not?
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mba hipste...
Yes, many Online MBA programs can be done completely from home - wherever you are - with the exception of ones that require in-class residencies.
Yes, many Online MBA programs can be done completely from home - wherever you are - with the exception of ones that require in-class residencies.
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