WBS, Durham or QMUOL?


jj85
Hi,

I'm looking at Online MBA programs and trying to decide between WBS, Durham and QMUOL. I’m self-funded so money is a factor. However, I’m also looking at the overall package in terms of course content (which looks similar), online platform and networking opportunities.

WBS London campus would be more accessible for any face to face time. From what I understand the other two programs don’t require it. In terms of brand name, I’m sure WBS and Durham have more clout. At least in the UK and Europe.

Are brand name and networking opportunities worth the extra money here? Are there other factors I should be looking at? I understand previous work experience, career goals and what you want out of an MBA play a major role in this.

I work for a boutique consulting firm in a large European city. No name company really but with well-known clients. Looking to continue working in consulting but move to a bigger firm or to an MNC as an in-house business analyst or project manager. Hold a bachelors degree with 7 years relevant work experience.

I also want to relocate to a different country in Europe or Asia in the future. I am looking for an edge (knowledge and credibility) to facilitate this change and I feel an MBA is the way to go. A full-time MBA doesn’t work for my situation, so part-time is the only option here.

Any advice would be helpful, thanks.
Hi,

I'm looking at Online MBA programs and trying to decide between WBS, Durham and QMUOL. I’m self-funded so money is a factor. However, I’m also looking at the overall package in terms of course content (which looks similar), online platform and networking opportunities.

WBS London campus would be more accessible for any face to face time. From what I understand the other two programs don’t require it. In terms of brand name, I’m sure WBS and Durham have more clout. At least in the UK and Europe.

Are brand name and networking opportunities worth the extra money here? Are there other factors I should be looking at? I understand previous work experience, career goals and what you want out of an MBA play a major role in this.

I work for a boutique consulting firm in a large European city. No name company really but with well-known clients. Looking to continue working in consulting but move to a bigger firm or to an MNC as an in-house business analyst or project manager. Hold a bachelors degree with 7 years relevant work experience.

I also want to relocate to a different country in Europe or Asia in the future. I am looking for an edge (knowledge and credibility) to facilitate this change and I feel an MBA is the way to go. A full-time MBA doesn’t work for my situation, so part-time is the only option here.

Any advice would be helpful, thanks.
quote
donho199
Warwick as they allow you to convert from distance learning to part-time and earn credits for full-time. Please check again the ability to convert to full-time degree as it could no longer an option.

Another program very similar to Warwick but slightly more prestigious is University of Manchester.

Durham and Bradford are very weak and does not help
Warwick as they allow you to convert from distance learning to part-time and earn credits for full-time. Please check again the ability to convert to full-time degree as it could no longer an option.

Another program very similar to Warwick but slightly more prestigious is University of Manchester.

Durham and Bradford are very weak and does not help
quote
Duncan
Warwick, totally. If Heathrow is good for you maybe Henley's flexible MBA is an option?
Warwick, totally. If Heathrow is good for you maybe Henley's flexible MBA is an option?
quote
laurie
Yes, Warwick offers probably the best program, all other things being equal. Having face-to-face time helps most students with networking and building soft skills.

However, depending on what country you're planning on relocating to, there could be other possibilities. For instance Strathclyde has a strong presence in Malaysia, so if you had your sights set there the school's flexible MBA might be something to consider.
Yes, Warwick offers probably the best program, all other things being equal. Having face-to-face time helps most students with networking and building soft skills.

However, depending on what country you're planning on relocating to, there could be other possibilities. For instance Strathclyde has a strong presence in Malaysia, so if you had your sights set there the school's flexible MBA might be something to consider.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Coventry, United Kingdom 58 Followers 490 Discussions
Durham, United Kingdom 45 Followers 340 Discussions
London, United Kingdom 2 Followers 19 Discussions

Related Articles

Inside Online MBA Programs

By B. Xu on Oct 18, 2017

More Articles

Hot Discussions