Online MBA - Suggestions and clarifications needed


Natasia
Hello Everybody,

I am interested in pursuing an Online MBA as my current location and employment does not allow me to travel around a lot. I have researched a lot of schools but the fees seem to be prohibitory as I will be personally funding it.

Further can someone please clarify the importance of the accreditation of various courses namely CIM, CIMA, EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB?

I am flexible as to where the school is located as long as the course is taught in English.

I have found a few schools that seem to much some of my criteria, so in addition to the above I would value any reviews for these schools:

1. University of London - Global MBA
2. Robert Gordon, University of Aberdeen
3.Northwestern
2. iMBA - University of Illinois
3. Durham University
4. Bradford.

I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say. Thank you in advance.
Hello Everybody,

I am interested in pursuing an Online MBA as my current location and employment does not allow me to travel around a lot. I have researched a lot of schools but the fees seem to be prohibitory as I will be personally funding it.

Further can someone please clarify the importance of the accreditation of various courses namely CIM, CIMA, EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB?

I am flexible as to where the school is located as long as the course is taught in English.

I have found a few schools that seem to much some of my criteria, so in addition to the above I would value any reviews for these schools:

1. University of London - Global MBA
2. Robert Gordon, University of Aberdeen
3.Northwestern
2. iMBA - University of Illinois
3. Durham University
4. Bradford.

I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say. Thank you in advance.
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Razors Edg...
The most relevant accreditations are AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. If a program has any one of those it's going to provide a good level of education.

The program you mentioned are all good. I don't think that Northwestern offers an Online MBA. Durham and Bradford are ranked by the FT.

What are your goals?
The most relevant accreditations are AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB. If a program has any one of those it's going to provide a good level of education.

The program you mentioned are all good. I don't think that Northwestern offers an Online MBA. Durham and Bradford are ranked by the FT.

What are your goals?
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Duncan
I think it is too early to say that the UoL online MBA will be good.
I think it is too early to say that the UoL online MBA will be good.
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George Pat...


1. University of London - Global MBA
2. Robert Gordon, University of Aberdeen
3.Northwestern
2. iMBA - University of Illinois
3. Durham University
4. Bradford.



3 things to consider
1) The accreditations ensure that the quality of a course is on good level. Up to a point
2) For job searching, the reputation the university has in your area is equal, and in my personal opinion, even more important than accreditations, although you will find that good reputation universities also have good accreditations ;)
3) Career services of the school, if you are looking for job opportunities.

your list of universities
University of London, is not accredited and does not appear on any rankings, on anywhere else for that matter
Robert Gordon University is in Aberdeen. Is not University of Aberdeen. Those are two different universities
Northwestern is great great great. But it is not online. And you can't afford it

Durham. Durham has great reputation, has all three accreditations, and decent-ish career services. It is, in my opinion, the clear winner in your list by far. I would choose that if my options were only that list.

Other unis to consider based only on your price range:
With accreditations:
EU: Leicester, Birmingham, Strathclyde.
US: Umass Armherst, Florida State uni, Uni of South Florida
Without accreditations: Heriot Watt EBS is very cheap (like 10000euro)
Cheapest online MBA: Open University Cyprus (is like 6000euro)

All the universities you (and I) mentioned are real and recognised (you have to be aware of that if you look for cheap ones, there are many fakes out there)

TL;DR:
Durham for your price range
Without career services (yet): illinois
Cheap legit option: Heriot Watt
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1. University of London - Global MBA
2. Robert Gordon, University of Aberdeen
3.Northwestern
2. iMBA - University of Illinois
3. Durham University
4. Bradford.

[/quote]

3 things to consider
1) The accreditations ensure that the quality of a course is on good level. Up to a point
2) [b]For job searching, the reputation the university has in your area is equal, and in my personal opinion, even more important than accreditations, although you will find that good reputation universities also have good accreditations ;) [/b]
3) Career services of the school, if you are looking for job opportunities.

your list of universities
University of London, is not accredited and does not appear on any rankings, on anywhere else for that matter
Robert Gordon University is in Aberdeen. Is not University of Aberdeen. Those are two different universities
Northwestern is great great great. But it is not online. And you can't afford it

Durham. Durham has great reputation, has all three accreditations, and decent-ish career services. It is, in my opinion, the clear winner in your list by far. I would choose that if my options were only that list.

Other unis to consider based only on your price range:
With accreditations:
EU: Leicester, Birmingham, Strathclyde.
US: Umass Armherst, Florida State uni, Uni of South Florida
Without accreditations: Heriot Watt EBS is very cheap (like 10000euro)
Cheapest online MBA: Open University Cyprus (is like 6000euro)

All the universities you (and I) mentioned are real and recognised (you have to be aware of that if you look for cheap ones, there are many fakes out there)

TL;DR:
Durham for your price range
Without career services (yet): illinois
Cheap legit option: Heriot Watt
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Duncan
Not sure if Heriot Watt is a good choice without accreditation. Illinois is only a few grand more. Bradford is much better.
Not sure if Heriot Watt is a good choice without accreditation. Illinois is only a few grand more. Bradford is much better.
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mrashid7
what about IE Global MBA?
what about IE Global MBA?
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Duncan
Obviously one of the very best online MBAs

[Edited by Duncan on Aug 08, 2017]

Obviously one of the very best online MBAs
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mba hipste...
I would say if you're considering the IE program, you shouldn't even consider the others. Well, maybe the Amherst program, which shows strong salary growth and employment outcomes.
I would say if you're considering the IE program, you shouldn't even consider the others. Well, maybe the Amherst program, which shows strong salary growth and employment outcomes.
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mntouiuc
I'm a student in the iMBA program (Illinois)- same degree as on-campus, you can live and travel anywhere while finishing. We have students from 50 countries now. I know we have a few students from the UK. Would recommend it for an online program!
I'm a student in the iMBA program (Illinois)- same degree as on-campus, you can live and travel anywhere while finishing. We have students from 50 countries now. I know we have a few students from the UK. Would recommend it for an online program!
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