Online MBA with a focus on (IT) Innovation and Strategy


AnNaFF
Hey,

I am currently looking for an (properly accredited) distance-learning/online MBA with a clear focus on (IT) Innovation and Strategy. All I have found so far is the Stanford LEAD program but this comes with a certificate "only".

Any recommendations?

Thank you!
Hey,

I am currently looking for an (properly accredited) distance-learning/online MBA with a clear focus on (IT) Innovation and Strategy. All I have found so far is the Stanford LEAD program but this comes with a certificate "only".

Any recommendations?

Thank you!
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Duncan
No, I don't think you can find many excellent online MBAs with that formal concentration. Even in the part time format, it is rare: http://www.eec.wi.tum.de/en/executive-mbas/executive-mba-in-innovation-business-creation/#tab-id-2

I suggest an MBA with a wide elective selection, like Warwick.
No, I don't think you can find many excellent online MBAs with that formal concentration. Even in the part time format, it is rare: http://www.eec.wi.tum.de/en/executive-mbas/executive-mba-in-innovation-business-creation/#tab-id-2

I suggest an MBA with a wide elective selection, like Warwick.
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AnNaFF
Thanks.

What do you think about the Stanford LEAD program and/or the Diploma in Strategy & Innovation offered by the University of Oxford? The latter may also be a good path to their (E)MBA...
Thanks.

What do you think about the Stanford LEAD program and/or the Diploma in Strategy & Innovation offered by the University of Oxford? The latter may also be a good path to their (E)MBA...
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George Pat...
Durham and AGSM offer MBA (Technology) online
Maybe it is close enough
Durham and AGSM offer MBA (Technology) online
Maybe it is close enough
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Duncan
The LEAD certificate and Oxford diploma don't offer the breadth of an accredited MBA. If you imagine, for comparison, the Bradford certificate is the cost of one module at Oxford but includes the whole core curriculum then Oxford's very poor value for money. Neither Stanford nor Oxford options allow you to matriculate as a full student at the university and become a real alumnus.

PS I think you need to focus a little more on what you really need. Do you just want a label on your CV, knowledge, skills, connections....?

[Edited by Duncan on Aug 18, 2017]

The LEAD certificate and Oxford diploma don't offer the breadth of an accredited MBA. If you imagine, for comparison, the Bradford certificate is the cost of one module at Oxford but includes the whole core curriculum then Oxford's very poor value for money. Neither Stanford nor Oxford options allow you to matriculate as a full student at the university and become a real alumnus.

PS I think you need to focus a little more on what you really need. Do you just want a label on your CV, knowledge, skills, connections....?
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Duncan
Here is a link to the Bradford certificate: https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/bradford-mba-core-for-ps5-670-50989 It's part of its online MBA in innovation, which might meet your needs: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/study-with-us/programmes/view/?c=innovations-enterprise-and-circular-economy-mba-distance-learning Their whole MBA costs less than the four Oxford modules in their diploma.
Here is a link to the Bradford certificate: https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/bradford-mba-core-for-ps5-670-50989 It's part of its online MBA in innovation, which might meet your needs: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/study-with-us/programmes/view/?c=innovations-enterprise-and-circular-economy-mba-distance-learning Their whole MBA costs less than the four Oxford modules in their diploma.
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AnNaFF
To be open an honest it is really more about a label and a renowned name on my CV, but of course related to what I am currently looking for from a job-seeking PoV.
Means whatever I am going to learn it should have value, too.
Thus, it should have a strong focus in strategy and esp. on innovation.

[Edited by AnNaFF on Aug 18, 2017]

To be open an honest it is really more about a label and a renowned name on my CV, but of course related to what I am currently looking for from a job-seeking PoV.
Means whatever I am going to learn it should have value, too.
Thus, it should have a strong focus in strategy and esp. on innovation.
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Duncan
If you just want a label, take the LSE's graduate diploma in innovation, and then some exec ed courses. Edinburgh MBA electives in strategy and innovation are excellent, and are inexpensive: https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/executive-education/accredited-courses
If you just want a label, take the LSE's graduate diploma in innovation, and then some exec ed courses. Edinburgh MBA electives in strategy and innovation are excellent, and are inexpensive: https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/executive-education/accredited-courses
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AnNaFF
Hm, Edinburgh doesn't seem to have a distance learning program or am I overseeing somerhing?

Wrt the LSE, do you have a link to what you are referring to?
Are you referring to this: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/graduate-diploma/lse/digital-innovation-graduate-diploma

Thanks.
Hm, Edinburgh doesn't seem to have a distance learning program or am I overseeing somerhing?

Wrt the LSE, do you have a link to what you are referring to?
Are you referring to this: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/graduate-diploma/lse/digital-innovation-graduate-diploma

Thanks.
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George Pat...
Keep in mind degrees from http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk are not the same as campus based LSE degrees.
The degree is not from LSE. The degree is issued from University of London
Keep in mind degrees from http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk are not the same as campus based LSE degrees.
The degree is not from LSE. The degree is issued from University of London
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Duncan
For context: I did my MBA at London Business School. The degree is not from LBS. The degree is issued by the University of London. if I can say I have an MBA from LBS [of course, I present it as a UoL degree on my resume], then I think it's quite fair to say that the UoL diploma is similarly from the LSE.

The LSE diplomas are set, directed and assessed by the LSE. The modules are closely modelled on modules previously taught at the LSE. For example the on-line course on Digital infrastructures for business is very close to the campus course on Digital Platform Innovation.

Certainly they are not the same as the on-campus courses, especially since you become a UoL alumnus rather than of the LSE. But as a point of comparison with the Said diploma, which is also four modules but at ten times the price.... does it really have ten times the bragging rights?
For context: I did my MBA at London Business School. The degree is not from LBS. The degree is issued by the University of London. if I can say I have an MBA from LBS [of course, I present it as a UoL degree on my resume], then I think it's quite fair to say that the UoL diploma is similarly from the LSE.

The LSE diplomas are set, directed and assessed by the LSE. The modules are closely modelled on modules previously taught at the LSE. For example the on-line course on Digital infrastructures for business is very close to the campus course on Digital Platform Innovation.

Certainly they are not the same as the on-campus courses, especially since you become a UoL alumnus rather than of the LSE. But as a point of comparison with the Said diploma, which is also four modules but at ten times the price.... does it really have ten times the bragging rights?
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George Pat...
For many people, it matters if the online degree is the same as the on campus one.
It is the most common question "is the degree the same as on-campus one?"

In Duncan's specific case, all graduates from LBS have the same UoL, LBS degree.
In the case of London International, graduates of LSE are granted LSE degree. Graduates of UoL are granted UoL degree

I just thought it worth mentioning, because nowadays everyone assumes online degrees look the same as on-campus ones
For many people, it matters if the online degree is the same as the on campus one.
It is the most common question "is the degree the same as on-campus one?"

In Duncan's specific case, all graduates from LBS have the same UoL, LBS degree.
In the case of London International, graduates of LSE are granted LSE degree. Graduates of UoL are granted UoL degree

I just thought it worth mentioning, because nowadays everyone assumes online degrees look the same as on-campus ones
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Duncan
It's only in the last decade that the LSE has issued its own degrees rather than those of the UoL. But, let's consider that in comparison with the Said diploma. UoL students are real, matriculated students and get real, for-credit university diplomas with formal ECTS value as well as membership of the university's alumni association. Said diploma students don't matriculate, or become Oxford alumni, or get a university qualification. The LSE graduate diploma is very well accepted and understood, especially as a route for students without honours/four year degrees who want to enter masters programmes.
It's only in the last decade that the LSE has issued its own degrees rather than those of the UoL. But, let's consider that in comparison with the Said diploma. UoL students are real, matriculated students and get real, for-credit university diplomas with formal ECTS value as well as membership of the university's alumni association. Said diploma students don't matriculate, or become Oxford alumni, or get a university qualification. The LSE graduate diploma is very well accepted and understood, especially as a route for students without honours/four year degrees who want to enter masters programmes.
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mntouiuc
Check out the online MBA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It's a standard MBA with a choice of specializations. I am doing the strategic innovation and entrepreneurship tract which includes 3 classes in strategic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. The global challenges in business tract also offers opportunities in this realm. It's the same degree as the on-campus program and the college has a history of success in supporting innovation. Good luck!
Check out the online MBA from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It's a standard MBA with a choice of specializations. I am doing the strategic innovation and entrepreneurship tract which includes 3 classes in strategic innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. The global challenges in business tract also offers opportunities in this realm. It's the same degree as the on-campus program and the college has a history of success in supporting innovation. Good luck!
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