Executive MBA Advice


jerome_tri

I need some advice. I've been looking for quite some time for an executive mba and up to recently I was focused on WHU-Kellogg as working for a big US Corporation and therefore looking for a reputable double US/Europe diploma.
But things have changed professionally for me. I will now embrace a finance director position in the Benelux area for a medium size business in information/services. My desire for an Emba is still untouched but I've reconsidered my priorities I believe. What I see as primary factor for my choice will be (in order):
- A strong academic program. I feel sometimes a little behind vs. the new generation especially on some technical concepts - need a good refresher.
- Cohorts with robust levels of experience from which we can share good learnings.
- A good European network (especially towards Benelux, UK, Northern Europe). Being now much more business involved, I feel the need to create and develop business opportunities.
- A program that will well fit with family and professional obligations (not a program where required to travel on all 5 continents in 16 months). And something rather affordable: I was thinking of EUR 35k max.
- Finally & if possible a good brand and good future prospect. But that's last on my list given my above constraints. I believe ultimately my goal will be to apply for a DBA and start some teaching later in my career.
If any of you has some ideas or suggestions based on personnal experiences, I would be very interested.

I need some advice. I've been looking for quite some time for an executive mba and up to recently I was focused on WHU-Kellogg as working for a big US Corporation and therefore looking for a reputable double US/Europe diploma.
But things have changed professionally for me. I will now embrace a finance director position in the Benelux area for a medium size business in information/services. My desire for an Emba is still untouched but I've reconsidered my priorities I believe. What I see as primary factor for my choice will be (in order):
- A strong academic program. I feel sometimes a little behind vs. the new generation especially on some technical concepts - need a good refresher.
- Cohorts with robust levels of experience from which we can share good learnings.
- A good European network (especially towards Benelux, UK, Northern Europe). Being now much more business involved, I feel the need to create and develop business opportunities.
- A program that will well fit with family and professional obligations (not a program where required to travel on all 5 continents in 16 months). And something rather affordable: I was thinking of EUR 35k max.
- Finally & if possible a good brand and good future prospect. But that's last on my list given my above constraints. I believe ultimately my goal will be to apply for a DBA and start some teaching later in my career.
If any of you has some ideas or suggestions based on personnal experiences, I would be very interested.
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Duncan

Vlerick and the Euro*MBA sound like the obvious options.

Vlerick and the Euro*MBA sound like the obvious options.
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ralph

Duncan's suggestions are good, and both good values. In the Euro MBA, be advised that you go to six different countries for the residential weeks.

Other options would be Maastricht and Louvain - both well under your budget. The Maastricht program in particular is interesting - and gives you technical refreshers in accounting, finance, etc - with an international focus.

Duncan's suggestions are good, and both good values. In the Euro MBA, be advised that you go to six different countries for the residential weeks.

Other options would be Maastricht and Louvain - both well under your budget. The Maastricht program in particular is interesting - and gives you technical refreshers in accounting, finance, etc - with an international focus.
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maubia

There's also the new ranked

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/universiteit-antwerpen-management-school/emba-ranking-2012#emba-ranking-2012

There is a guy in this forum attending it...

There's also the new ranked

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/universiteit-antwerpen-management-school/emba-ranking-2012#emba-ranking-2012

There is a guy in this forum attending it...
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kyuri

It's me. But I enrolled into Moscow campus. We'll start on 26th, Antwerp aleardy started.

http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/our-programs/executive-mba/executive-mba-(emba).aspx

Ranking does amaizing things. Just two days passed and pricefor the next intake jumped from 25k to 26.9k Euro:). But still affordable.

It's me. But I enrolled into Moscow campus. We'll start on 26th, Antwerp aleardy started.

http://www.antwerpmanagementschool.be/en/our-programs/executive-mba/executive-mba-(emba).aspx

Ranking does amaizing things. Just two days passed and pricefor the next intake jumped from 25k to 26.9k Euro:). But still affordable.

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jerome_tri

Did this quick recap of the different programs ...

School EMBA Cost Length Format
Rotterdam 44,000 24
Vlerick 31,500 18 3 wks - Sat/Sun
TiasNimbas 40,000 24 Monthly - Fri/Sat/Sun
Nyenrode 47,500 21 3 mths - 2 wks
Louvain 19,800 14 2 wks - Fri/Sat
Maastricht 38,400 24 DL / Very flexible
Antwerp 27,500 24 3 wks - Thu/Fri/Sat
Euro MBA 28,500 24 3 mths - 1 wk

Did this quick recap of the different programs ...

School EMBA Cost Length Format
Rotterdam 44,000 24
Vlerick 31,500 18 3 wks - Sat/Sun
TiasNimbas 40,000 24 Monthly - Fri/Sat/Sun
Nyenrode 47,500 21 3 mths - 2 wks
Louvain 19,800 14 2 wks - Fri/Sat
Maastricht 38,400 24 DL / Very flexible
Antwerp 27,500 24 3 wks - Thu/Fri/Sat
Euro MBA 28,500 24 3 mths - 1 wk
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jerome_tri

It's true that Maastricht seem to have a robust & flexible academic program (but they seem to require Gmat).
Louvain's tuition is absolutely stunning! Don't know about the quality of the program or of the participants.
Vlerick appears like a safe choice indeed.

It's true that Maastricht seem to have a robust & flexible academic program (but they seem to require Gmat).
Louvain's tuition is absolutely stunning! Don't know about the quality of the program or of the participants.
Vlerick appears like a safe choice indeed.
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kyuri

I agree that Vlerick in the best choice considering brand\value.
Anwerp price went up again whithin a day. Yesterday it was 26,900:). Looks like they still undecided how much they could charge:). Also I noted that it's 2 years now. Current intake is 18 month.

I agree that Vlerick in the best choice considering brand\value.
Anwerp price went up again whithin a day. Yesterday it was 26,900:). Looks like they still undecided how much they could charge:). Also I noted that it's 2 years now. Current intake is 18 month.
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maubia

Did this quick recap of the different programs ...

School EMBA Cost Length Format
Rotterdam 44,000 24
Vlerick 31,500 18 3 wks - Sat/Sun
TiasNimbas 40,000 24 Monthly - Fri/Sat/Sun
Nyenrode 47,500 21 3 mths - 2 wks
Louvain 19,800 14 2 wks - Fri/Sat
Maastricht 38,400 24 DL / Very flexible
Antwerp 27,500 24 3 wks - Thu/Fri/Sat
Euro MBA 28,500 24 3 mths - 1 wk


Keep in mind that Tiasnimbas and Nyenrode are likely to offer a scholarship.... Also Vlerick might help. Unfortunately RSM doesn't offer any financial aid except the ING loan

<blockquote>Did this quick recap of the different programs ...

School EMBA Cost Length Format
Rotterdam 44,000 24
Vlerick 31,500 18 3 wks - Sat/Sun
TiasNimbas 40,000 24 Monthly - Fri/Sat/Sun
Nyenrode 47,500 21 3 mths - 2 wks
Louvain 19,800 14 2 wks - Fri/Sat
Maastricht 38,400 24 DL / Very flexible
Antwerp 27,500 24 3 wks - Thu/Fri/Sat
Euro MBA 28,500 24 3 mths - 1 wk
</blockquote>

Keep in mind that Tiasnimbas and Nyenrode are likely to offer a scholarship.... Also Vlerick might help. Unfortunately RSM doesn't offer any financial aid except the ING loan
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donho199

In your list, If there is one program that takes all the great features of an American way of running the program and the European values of management, it is Vlerick.

In your list, If there is one program that takes all the great features of an American way of running the program and the European values of management, it is Vlerick.
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vanita

Given a choice between Executive MBA Henley and Aston FT MBA which is the better choice.
Is it comparable at all, the Executive MBA and Ft-MBA are they on similar lines and if they are how and if not how
Which is better :course wise and career option and their rating and ranking and reputation at UK and world market.
Also Henley Accelerated FT executive MBA is more expensive in comparison to FT-MBA of Aston
Which is a better choice

Given a choice between Executive MBA Henley and Aston FT MBA which is the better choice.
Is it comparable at all, the Executive MBA and Ft-MBA are they on similar lines and if they are how and if not how
Which is better :course wise and career option and their rating and ranking and reputation at UK and world market.
Also Henley Accelerated FT executive MBA is more expensive in comparison to FT-MBA of Aston
Which is a better choice
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jerome_tri

Sorry Vanita - I don't mean to be disrespectful but can you can create a separate discussion if you're tending to not respond to my earlier subject? Many thanks.

Sorry Vanita - I don't mean to be disrespectful but can you can create a separate discussion if you're tending to not respond to my earlier subject? Many thanks.
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jerome_tri

If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)

Very interested to see on your personal choices ...

If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)

Very interested to see on your personal choices ...
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donho199

Masstricht is academically fine. i would rank the other schools equally or even more academically able.

cheaper is not better value for money. Louvain is largely unknown

Masstricht is academically fine. i would rank the other schools equally or even more academically able.

cheaper is not better value for money. Louvain is largely unknown
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jerome_tri

Ranked 50th in the FT european school ranking but I agree .. Vlerick is already mostly unknown here in France (and most generally outside Benelux) so I can't imagine for Louvain.

Ranked 50th in the FT european school ranking but I agree .. Vlerick is already mostly unknown here in France (and most generally outside Benelux) so I can't imagine for Louvain.
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maubia

If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)

Very interested to see on your personal choices ...


Well, weren't you considering RSM as well?

<blockquote>If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)

Very interested to see on your personal choices ...</blockquote>

Well, weren't you considering RSM as well?
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jerome_tri

Seems too pricey ... Doesnt fit work my 35k limit ...

Seems too pricey ... Doesnt fit work my 35k limit ...
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ezra

If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)

I generally agree with this - although I'd put TiasNimbus alongside Maastricht in terms of academic strength.

Overall, I would opt for the TiasNimbus program, it's on its way up in the FT rankings and the school has a solid history of good executive programs. Unless you were interested in more international experience, in which case I'd opt for Maastricht.

<blockquote>If you don't mind, I'm going to run a quick poll within this community of the below criteria (& I'm going to exclude Rotterdam as not in my tuition range). Best school for - into brackets my choices:
- Academic Strength: (Maastricht)
- Participants level of experience: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Brand: (TiasNimbas/Vlerick)
- Best Value for the Money: (Louvain)</blockquote>
I generally agree with this - although I'd put TiasNimbus alongside Maastricht in terms of academic strength.

Overall, I would opt for the TiasNimbus program, it's on its way up in the FT rankings and the school has a solid history of good executive programs. Unless you were interested in more international experience, in which case I'd opt for Maastricht.
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Another approach is to consider where you want to be after the degree, career wise, and consult with your potentially future hiring managers to determine if a US/Euro is even necessary. The accreditation varies by country and region so you would want to get this determined as well. I have no doubt you can find strong programs where you are or if willing to travel slightly and have that accreditation than you could look at a neighboring country.

Good luck,
Jason Price
Director
EMBA World

Another approach is to consider where you want to be after the degree, career wise, and consult with your potentially future hiring managers to determine if a US/Euro is even necessary. The accreditation varies by country and region so you would want to get this determined as well. I have no doubt you can find strong programs where you are or if willing to travel slightly and have that accreditation than you could look at a neighboring country.

Good luck,
Jason Price
Director
EMBA World
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jerome_tri

Another approach is to consider where you want to be after the degree, career wise, and consult with your potentially future hiring managers to determine if a US/Euro is even necessary. The accreditation varies by country and region so you would want to get this determined as well. I have no doubt you can find strong programs where you are or if willing to travel slightly and have that accreditation than you could look at a neighboring country.

Good luck,
Jason Price
Director
EMBA World


Thanks Jason. I am actually not specifically targetting a dual US/European degree.

Did you have any specific Programs in mind?

<blockquote>Another approach is to consider where you want to be after the degree, career wise, and consult with your potentially future hiring managers to determine if a US/Euro is even necessary. The accreditation varies by country and region so you would want to get this determined as well. I have no doubt you can find strong programs where you are or if willing to travel slightly and have that accreditation than you could look at a neighboring country.

Good luck,
Jason Price
Director
EMBA World</blockquote>

Thanks Jason. I am actually not specifically targetting a dual US/European degree.

Did you have any specific Programs in mind?
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