EMBA, Part time MBA in Europe


Cinni

Hello all,
this website is great.... I am still a bit lost when it comes to choosing B-schools though. Can any of you give me some hints? I have 11 years experience (8 yrs Big4 audit and advisory as well as 3yrs telecom), strong academic background and ACCA. My top choice is IE Business School that I have applied to. I would like to apply for one more program, just in case, but don?t know which one? I am based in Amsterdam and looking for a flexible but reputable EMBA or part-time MBA program that I could complete without relocating. I am close to the airport so flying isn?t an issue.. I found several good programs but most of them require lots of on campus time. I can push for max 30 to 40 working days off for MBA. I looked at Manchester, RSM, Cass and their ranking but I am not fully persuaded about these programmes... would welcome some helpful ideas..

best,
Cinni

Hello all,
this website is great.... I am still a bit lost when it comes to choosing B-schools though. Can any of you give me some hints? I have 11 years experience (8 yrs Big4 audit and advisory as well as 3yrs telecom), strong academic background and ACCA. My top choice is IE Business School that I have applied to. I would like to apply for one more program, just in case, but don?t know which one? I am based in Amsterdam and looking for a flexible but reputable EMBA or part-time MBA program that I could complete without relocating. I am close to the airport so flying isn?t an issue.. I found several good programs but most of them require lots of on campus time. I can push for max 30 to 40 working days off for MBA. I looked at Manchester, RSM, Cass and their ranking but I am not fully persuaded about these programmes... would welcome some helpful ideas..

best,
Cinni
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a_mukerjee

Hi Cinni,
I see you have the profile to apply to the best MBA programs, thats great!

Let me understand you right: You don't want to move to do your MBA, but attend the classes by flying there every time?
In that case, you have a quite narrow choice of part-time MBAs, because many of the top schools don't offer that, and also, the part-time formulas usually require weekly courses all year long. A Distance Learning MBA would be a better solution then a part-time MBA.

But anyways, I think an EMBA would be more suitable for you, looking at your experience. Watch out, there are very different solutions from one school to another regarding time required on campus, more or less flexible, which will often be too heavy for you.

Maybe a good Dutch EMBA, why are you not convinced of RSM? The timetable of their EMBA is very practical, only Friday night and Saturday, that would fit perfectly with your job.

Best, Attiya

Hi Cinni,
I see you have the profile to apply to the best MBA programs, thats great!

Let me understand you right: You don't want to move to do your MBA, but attend the classes by flying there every time?
In that case, you have a quite narrow choice of part-time MBAs, because many of the top schools don't offer that, and also, the part-time formulas usually require weekly courses all year long. A Distance Learning MBA would be a better solution then a part-time MBA.

But anyways, I think an EMBA would be more suitable for you, looking at your experience. Watch out, there are very different solutions from one school to another regarding time required on campus, more or less flexible, which will often be too heavy for you.

Maybe a good Dutch EMBA, why are you not convinced of RSM? The timetable of their EMBA is very practical, only Friday night and Saturday, that would fit perfectly with your job.

Best, Attiya
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a_mukerjee

Hi Julian,
No contradiction here, that is what I meant: EMBAs. I was referring to regular part time MBAs, not many top schools offer that possbility.
Thanks for the interesting input, those EMBAs seem to be perfectly adapted to senior professionals, continuing in their challenging career besides the studies. That is what I was thinking about for Cinni, I just couldn't come up with more figures.
Out of curiosity: What is the tuition for the program you did, IXMBA? Besides, as you have finished your program can you tell me what has been the substantial benefit for your career?

Hi Julian,
No contradiction here, that is what I meant: EMBAs. I was referring to regular part time MBAs, not many top schools offer that possbility.
Thanks for the interesting input, those EMBAs seem to be perfectly adapted to senior professionals, continuing in their challenging career besides the studies. That is what I was thinking about for Cinni, I just couldn't come up with more figures.
Out of curiosity: What is the tuition for the program you did, IXMBA? Besides, as you have finished your program can you tell me what has been the substantial benefit for your career?
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JohnnyL

Hi,

Since I seem to be the expert for Germany in this forum, I would like to recommend the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA and The Kellog & WHU EMBA. Both have a moderate price but they are highly ranked in the FT EMBA ranking. Mannheim seems to be the school with the closest ties to the Big4 in Germany and the best education in that area. In cooperation with the Big4 they also offer an Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation.

However, in the Netherlands RSM is a very good choice.

Best,
JL

Hi,

Since I seem to be the expert for Germany in this forum, I would like to recommend the ESSEC & MANNHEIM Executive MBA and The Kellog & WHU EMBA. Both have a moderate price but they are highly ranked in the FT EMBA ranking. Mannheim seems to be the school with the closest ties to the Big4 in Germany and the best education in that area. In cooperation with the Big4 they also offer an Executive Master of Accounting and Taxation.

However, in the Netherlands RSM is a very good choice.

Best,
JL
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