Warwick Distance vs Cass EMBA Dubai


Ash98
Dear All,

I was applying to different distance MBA programs mid of this year and thankfully got admitted to a couple of (among them Warwick, Durham, Aston, Bradford). I decided to go for Warwick and I hope I have made the correct choice.

However, during my selection process, I was purely focusing on distance programs, rather than EMBA's. Just recently, I asked myself the question, why not considering latter one, as I have roughly ten years of work experience and currently acting as Head of Controlling in a consulting company.

My recent search for existing EMBA's here in the UAE delivered interesting programs, especially LBS, INSEAD and CASS (Bradford and Strathclyde might be also fine, but the brand names and rankings let me not looking at 'em anymore). LBS and INSEAD are very expensive programs, so CASS would be the one interesting for me.

My question now is, shall I go for Warwick distance in January '19 and stop the search & headache & doubts. Or shall I give CASS a try and start the program in Sep '19. Is it worth it or wont there be a big add in value to Warwick? Only with LBS or INSEAD it would be, wouldn't it?

Thanks.

[Edited by Ash98 on Nov 19, 2018]

Dear All,

I was applying to different distance MBA programs mid of this year and thankfully got admitted to a couple of (among them Warwick, Durham, Aston, Bradford). I decided to go for Warwick and I hope I have made the correct choice.

However, during my selection process, I was purely focusing on distance programs, rather than EMBA's. Just recently, I asked myself the question, why not considering latter one, as I have roughly ten years of work experience and currently acting as Head of Controlling in a consulting company.

My recent search for existing EMBA's here in the UAE delivered interesting programs, especially LBS, INSEAD and CASS (Bradford and Strathclyde might be also fine, but the brand names and rankings let me not looking at 'em anymore). LBS and INSEAD are very expensive programs, so CASS would be the one interesting for me.

My question now is, shall I go for Warwick distance in January '19 and stop the search & headache & doubts. Or shall I give CASS a try and start the program in Sep '19. Is it worth it or wont there be a big add in value to Warwick? Only with LBS or INSEAD it would be, wouldn't it?

Thanks.
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mba hipste...
The benefit of the Cass program would be the classroom sessions, so that you could have some face-to-face time and connect with your classmates. Cass network in the area might be a bit more robust as well, given its presence in the region.

It would ultimately depend on what you want to get out of the program. The Warwick MBA is world-class, and one of the best distance learning options around. You're assured of a great education and alumni report decent career progress as well. With the Cass program you'd have more 'hands-on' experiences, plus probably more chances at networking.
The benefit of the Cass program would be the classroom sessions, so that you could have some face-to-face time and connect with your classmates. Cass network in the area might be a bit more robust as well, given its presence in the region.

It would ultimately depend on what you want to get out of the program. The Warwick MBA is world-class, and one of the best distance learning options around. You're assured of a great education and alumni report decent career progress as well. With the Cass program you'd have more 'hands-on' experiences, plus probably more chances at networking.
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Ash98
Thanks mba hipster for your reply.
I think I will stick to Warwick, especially as Cass starts too late for me. However, just saw that LBS Dubai for Jan '19 intake is still open. Although very expensive, as mentioned above, I will give it a try.
Thanks mba hipster for your reply.
I think I will stick to Warwick, especially as Cass starts too late for me. However, just saw that LBS Dubai for Jan '19 intake is still open. Although very expensive, as mentioned above, I will give it a try.
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mba hipste...
Good luck! It's a great program.
Good luck! It's a great program.
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Ash98
LBS Dubai liked my CV and also waived the GMAT for me. I shall go ahead and finish the administrative part, the application process.
Now I'm between Warwick distance and LBS Executive MBA Dubai. Don't know what to do, any advice?
Is LBS Dubai worth the extra money or would Warwick be sufficient? I'm planning to stay in the region.

Thanks.
LBS Dubai liked my CV and also waived the GMAT for me. I shall go ahead and finish the administrative part, the application process.
Now I'm between Warwick distance and LBS Executive MBA Dubai. Don't know what to do, any advice?
Is LBS Dubai worth the extra money or would Warwick be sufficient? I'm planning to stay in the region.

Thanks.
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Duncan
LBS is obviously worth the extra. Try to calculate the NPV of the options.
LBS is obviously worth the extra. Try to calculate the NPV of the options.
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from LBS or INSEAD , which is better ? because they have same cost for EMBA .
from LBS or INSEAD , which is better ? because they have same cost for EMBA .
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Ash98
Thanks Duncan.
I agree with you on the NVP point. However, isn't this applicable only n the UK/ the West, rather than in the Middle East? Hence, only if I'd move to these regions, I'll recognize the extra?

Thanks
Thanks Duncan.
I agree with you on the NVP point. However, isn't this applicable only n the UK/ the West, rather than in the Middle East? Hence, only if I'd move to these regions, I'll recognize the extra?

Thanks
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Duncan
My understanding is that jobs in the middle East also have compensation plans. MBAs there have fees. Why can't you calculate the NPV?
My understanding is that jobs in the middle East also have compensation plans. MBAs there have fees. Why can't you calculate the NPV?
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from LBS or INSEAD , which is better ?

[Edited by Meis Randhwa on Dec 02, 2018]

from LBS or INSEAD , which is better ?
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laurie
It really depends. What are your goals? Their standalone EMBAs are ranked pretty closely in the FT ranking, and have solid alumni representation in Finance / Consulting.

If anything I would look at the respective networks and see where they line up with your expectations. Insead would probably be better for example if you were working in Singapore or UAE.
It really depends. What are your goals? Their standalone EMBAs are ranked pretty closely in the FT ranking, and have solid alumni representation in Finance / Consulting.

If anything I would look at the respective networks and see where they line up with your expectations. Insead would probably be better for example if you were working in Singapore or UAE.
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