Anglo-American University Prague


greyjoy
What do you guys think of the MBA at the Anglo American University in Prague? It's delivered in partnership with Chapman in California, so it looks interesting.

How does it compare to other part-time options in the wider region, like HHL Leipzig (which is more expensive)? Or WU Executive Academy's part-time MBA program?
What do you guys think of the MBA at the Anglo American University in Prague? It's delivered in partnership with Chapman in California, so it looks interesting.

How does it compare to other part-time options in the wider region, like HHL Leipzig (which is more expensive)? Or WU Executive Academy's part-time MBA program?

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Duncan
Well, the Chapman school has a solid AACSB-accredited MBA, so it reaches the same minimum standards. In the US it has an average starting salary of $56k; well under similarly ranked US schools, which are getting 80k (I'm think of Utah, DePaul, NCSU and SFSU, for example).

However, in Prague you won't have the high quality cohort and expert faculty of the HHL or WU EMBAs, since those are ranked schools with international reputations. Nor does the course require a GMAT score or work experience from candidates. And, of course, the alumni network and reputation are just not there. So, it's better than an unaccredited course but greatly inferior to a ranked one. If you wanted to make your career in Europe, then a European school would be better. If you want to work in the US, the Katz http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/emba/locations/prague/index.php programme is good.
Well, the Chapman school has a solid AACSB-accredited MBA, so it reaches the same minimum standards. In the US it has an average starting salary of $56k; well under similarly ranked US schools, which are getting 80k (I'm think of Utah, DePaul, NCSU and SFSU, for example).

However, in Prague you won't have the high quality cohort and expert faculty of the HHL or WU EMBAs, since those are ranked schools with international reputations. Nor does the course require a GMAT score or work experience from candidates. And, of course, the alumni network and reputation are just not there. So, it's better than an unaccredited course but greatly inferior to a ranked one. If you wanted to make your career in Europe, then a European school would be better. If you want to work in the US, the Katz http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/emba/locations/prague/index.php programme is good.
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greyjoy
I did see that Katz program but it looks a bit out of my experience range at this point (I read that current students have about 13 years of work experience, which is about 5 years more than I have.)

Might there be anything that's a little less... "Executive," in Prague or somewhere else in central Europe?
I did see that Katz program but it looks a bit out of my experience range at this point (I read that current students have about 13 years of work experience, which is about 5 years more than I have.)

Might there be anything that's a little less... "Executive," in Prague or somewhere else in central Europe?
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Duncan
Try Katz. The minimum it asks for is five years. Really, the programmes with EQUIS or AMBA accreditation and/or European networks will be really strong. If you can't study full-time then HHL, the HHL-TUM programme, the Euro*MBA, WU are the ones to look for.

One curious option is the double diploma programme run between HHL and Wroclaw. That leads to the Diplom of the HHL and the MBA of Wroclaw. Each school provides half the lecturers, and it's 8,000 Euro. However, the quality of the cohort won't be so high. http://www.mba.handlowa.eu/en/
Try Katz. The minimum it asks for is five years. Really, the programmes with EQUIS or AMBA accreditation and/or European networks will be really strong. If you can't study full-time then HHL, the HHL-TUM programme, the Euro*MBA, WU are the ones to look for.

One curious option is the double diploma programme run between HHL and Wroclaw. That leads to the Diplom of the HHL and the MBA of Wroclaw. Each school provides half the lecturers, and it's 8,000 Euro. However, the quality of the cohort won't be so high. http://www.mba.handlowa.eu/en/
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ralph
If you're up for a bit of traveling, Mannheim has a part-time MBA program you might want to check out. It meets only once every two months or so (but for longer residencies: around a week each.)

It's around 40,000 EUR, so somewhat higher than the Prague program you're looking at, but a good school.
If you're up for a bit of traveling, Mannheim has a part-time MBA program you might want to check out. It meets only once every two months or so (but for longer residencies: around a week each.)

It's around 40,000 EUR, so somewhat higher than the Prague program you're looking at, but a good school.
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greyjoy
One curious option is the double diploma programme run between HHL and Wroclaw. That leads to the Diplom of the HHL and the MBA of Wroclaw.

This is interesting, if only for the cost of the program. From what I understand, HHL is the stronger school - do you know if this program allows you to tap into their career resources after graduation? And am I right in thinking that this program would not be as valuable in the long run as the normal part-time MBA from HHL?
<blockquote>One curious option is the double diploma programme run between HHL and Wroclaw. That leads to the Diplom of the HHL and the MBA of Wroclaw.</blockquote>
This is interesting, if only for the cost of the program. From what I understand, HHL is the stronger school - do you know if this program allows you to tap into their career resources after graduation? And am I right in thinking that this program would not be as valuable in the long run as the normal part-time MBA from HHL?
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Duncan
I would check with Frank Hoffman at the HHL, but if you get the HHL diploma then you should get access to all the alumni services. But, yes, it will be less valuable because of the less potent classmates.
I would check with Frank Hoffman at the HHL, but if you get the HHL diploma then you should get access to all the alumni services. But, yes, it will be less valuable because of the less potent classmates.
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