Top Up MBA VS General MBA


ST
Is it better to get a general MBA from Geneva Business School (Switzerland) or a Top Up MBA from University of Bolton (UK) by doing Qualifi Postgraduate diploma

[Edited by ST on Feb 22, 2019]

Is it better to get a general MBA from Geneva Business School (Switzerland) or a Top Up MBA from University of Bolton (UK) by doing Qualifi Postgraduate diploma
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Duncan
What are your goals?
What are your goals?
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ST
1. Learning, gaining knowledge
2. Changing career paths. I am a computer engineer and I want to go in to management and business fields now
3. Career growth and development

[Edited by ST on Feb 22, 2019]

1. Learning, gaining knowledge
2. Changing career paths. I am a computer engineer and I want to go in to management and business fields now
3. Career growth and development
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Duncan
Why not get a more extensive, cheaper qualification like the LSE BSc in management through the London International Programme?
Why not get a more extensive, cheaper qualification like the LSE BSc in management through the London International Programme?
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ST
Unfortunately I am stuck with these two options. I also have the option for Top Up with York St John University.
The thing is I am already enrolled in GBS and I am halfway through but I am being offered the option to transfer to Qualifi and top up from either Bolton or York St John so I wanted to know if that would be better.
Unfortunately I am stuck with these two options. I also have the option for Top Up with York St John University.
The thing is I am already enrolled in GBS and I am halfway through but I am being offered the option to transfer to Qualifi and top up from either Bolton or York St John so I wanted to know if that would be better.
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Duncan
I would not go near GBS. Very shady. York St John looks better on your résumé. Neither are above average.
I would not go near GBS. Very shady. York St John looks better on your résumé. Neither are above average.
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George Pat...
Top-ups are usually not very good

If I was stuck with a top-up option, i'd go for Plymouth

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Feb 23, 2019]

Top-ups are usually not very good

If I was stuck with a top-up option, i'd go for Plymouth
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Larry
Top-up MBAs rarely have any kind of decent careers support, which you'll need if you want to change career paths.
Top-up MBAs rarely have any kind of decent careers support, which you'll need if you want to change career paths.
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Larry
If it was between these two options I would consider saving my money, doing some specializations on the iMBA / Coursera program, and then re-evaluating an actual degree when I have more flexibility.
If it was between these two options I would consider saving my money, doing some specializations on the iMBA / Coursera program, and then re-evaluating an actual degree when I have more flexibility.
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Could you please share more details about your experience with GBS?
Why top-up is not good?
Is iMBA via Coursera is internationally acredited?
Could you please share more details about your experience with GBS?
Why top-up is not good?
Is iMBA via Coursera is internationally acredited?
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Duncan
Yes, the Illinois iMBA with Coursera is AACSB accredited.

I don't think there are any accredited top up MBAs.
Yes, the Illinois iMBA with Coursera is AACSB accredited.

I don't think there are any accredited top up MBAs.
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mba hipste...
The Coursera option is a great idea, but if this candidate is looking for career support, an in-class program would be better. The great thing about the Coursera program is, though, that the initial out-of-pocket expenses are very minimal. It's only after you've done the initial 'specializations' that cost becomes more of a factor.
The Coursera option is a great idea, but if this candidate is looking for career support, an in-class program would be better. The great thing about the Coursera program is, though, that the initial out-of-pocket expenses are very minimal. It's only after you've done the initial 'specializations' that cost becomes more of a factor.
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