Why distance?


vivekd
Important: Distance MBA is useful for very experienced people with established networks and already in key location/companies and settled. It is like icing on the cake for them. It doesn't matter too much for them about the rankings/brand etc. Like georgep in this forum .. (Congrats man, you are already reaping the benefits!. Good luck with your new job).

Attention: career switchers, country switchers, industry switchers, job hoppers, job hunters, lateral/horizontal movers, diagonal (!) movers, going back homers, already washed outs in current job, confused ones, weak-heart/weak-bank balances, just out of degree or on the final semesters, recently sacked ones, recession victims, etc

Look for full time in your target country, with target companies linked school which would be the stretch that you can get in. Good luck folks!

I am a home returner, trying to get in IIMA,B,C or ISB
Important: Distance MBA is useful for very experienced people with established networks and already in key location/companies and settled. It is like icing on the cake for them. It doesn't matter too much for them about the rankings/brand etc. Like georgep in this forum .. (Congrats man, you are already reaping the benefits!. Good luck with your new job).

Attention: career switchers, country switchers, industry switchers, job hoppers, job hunters, lateral/horizontal movers, diagonal (!) movers, going back homers, already washed outs in current job, confused ones, weak-heart/weak-bank balances, just out of degree or on the final semesters, recently sacked ones, recession victims, etc

Look for full time in your target country, with target companies linked school which would be the stretch that you can get in. Good luck folks!

I am a home returner, trying to get in IIMA,B,C or ISB


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maubia
I talked with different online mba (or similar) and their experience was:
1) Rise positions withing Accenture Italy (Euro*mba)
2) Changed 2-3 employeers within IT consulting (IT,Manchester)
3) from IT to Marketing (USA, IE)

In particular, IE adcom was quite clear in telling me that chances for career switching/ country moving/ecc are quite similar for online/Ft students (online students simply take more time due to the fact that they already have a job). By the way he was also honest pointing out that such a things are rather difficult today (much more than in the past) and that many students overrate the impact of an mba FT (not the holy grail).
I talked with different online mba (or similar) and their experience was:
1) Rise positions withing Accenture Italy (Euro*mba)
2) Changed 2-3 employeers within IT consulting (IT,Manchester)
3) from IT to Marketing (USA, IE)

In particular, IE adcom was quite clear in telling me that chances for career switching/ country moving/ecc are quite similar for online/Ft students (online students simply take more time due to the fact that they already have a job). By the way he was also honest pointing out that such a things are rather difficult today (much more than in the past) and that many students overrate the impact of an mba FT (not the holy grail).
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mba hipste...
In particular, IE adcom was quite clear in telling me that chances for career switching/ country moving/ecc are quite similar for online/Ft students (online students simply take more time due to the fact that they already have a job).

That's why it's important to ask these kinds of questions when you're researching schools.

And some diplomas from MBAs received online programs (Portland State's, for instance,) are no different from the in-class ones. That is, it says "MBA," and doesn't specify either online or in-class. Although this doesn't really change the mechanics of the program, (or improve networking,) it might make a difference for employers looking at your resume.
<blockquote>In particular, IE adcom was quite clear in telling me that chances for career switching/ country moving/ecc are quite similar for online/Ft students (online students simply take more time due to the fact that they already have a job). </blockquote>
That's why it's important to ask these kinds of questions when you're researching schools.

And some diplomas from MBAs received online programs (Portland State's, for instance,) are no different from the in-class ones. That is, it says "MBA," and doesn't specify either online or in-class. Although this doesn't really change the mechanics of the program, (or improve networking,) it might make a difference for employers looking at your resume.
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According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.
According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.
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mba hipste...
According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.

"Facilitates your career," what does that even mean? Isn't that what MBA programs do in general?
<blockquote>According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.</blockquote>
"Facilitates your career," what does that even mean? Isn't that what MBA programs do in general?
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Sparks
IE's blended learning programme looks very well put together. (It should be at that price.) Good to see this results in similar opportunities to those from a full-time MBA.

By the way he was also honest pointing out that such a things are rather difficult today (much more than in the past) and that many students overrate the impact of an mba FT (not the holy grail).


That's commendably honest advice!
IE's blended learning programme looks very well put together. (It should be at that price.) Good to see this results in similar opportunities to those from a full-time MBA.

<blockquote>By the way he was also honest pointing out that such a things are rather difficult today (much more than in the past) and that many students overrate the impact of an mba FT (not the holy grail).
</blockquote>

That's commendably honest advice!
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mba hipste...
IE's blended learning programme looks very well put together. (It should be at that price.) Good to see this results in similar opportunities to those from a full-time MBA

It is. I think the combination of live videoconferencing and on-campus sessions is the sweet spot for these types of programs - and the only thing close to a real classroom experience in terms of networking and face-to-face skill development.
<blockquote>IE's blended learning programme looks very well put together. (It should be at that price.) Good to see this results in similar opportunities to those from a full-time MBA</blockquote>
It is. I think the combination of live videoconferencing and on-campus sessions is the sweet spot for these types of programs - and the only thing close to a real classroom experience in terms of networking and face-to-face skill development.
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Me too, of the same opinion. I am bit doubtful, what a DL or online MBA would give us eventually !
Online/DL/EMBA market is a huge one, especially in the GCC. If the online or EMBA business schools in GCC, are to set minimum requirements of GMAT as 600+, they would have to close soon ! They will not get students to run the business(School)

According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.
Me too, of the same opinion. I am bit doubtful, what a DL or online MBA would give us eventually !
Online/DL/EMBA market is a huge one, especially in the GCC. If the online or EMBA business schools in GCC, are to set minimum requirements of GMAT as 600+, they would have to close soon ! They will not get students to run the business(School)

<blockquote>According to me you should not expect much from a distance course, it just facilitates your career nothing much more than that.</blockquote>
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mba hipste...
Even some of the best on-campus programs don't have minimum GMAT scores - the elevated competition keeps the scores high. Even at Stanford there is no minimum GMAT requirement. It's the same with the online programs. That's why you have to look at the reputable, more competitive programs which draw better cohorts. The average GMAT score in the more competitive programs (Aston, Tepper) is 620 - and in the Kelley Direct program it's 630.
Even some of the best on-campus programs don't have minimum GMAT scores - the elevated competition keeps the scores high. Even at Stanford there is no minimum GMAT requirement. It's the same with the online programs. That's why you have to look at the reputable, more competitive programs which draw better cohorts. The average GMAT score in the more competitive programs (Aston, Tepper) is 620 - and in the Kelley Direct program it's 630.
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