Help me choose the right MBA: Motivation, Goals, Budget, Availability, Options so far.


fontoledo
Hey guys, i hope you can help me find the right program among my current choices. First, the context:

1.- Goals / Motivation

I'm from Chile currently living in Casablanca, Morocco because of an internal transfer within a well known worldwide eCommerce website. I have a license in Literature but have been in a Management roles for the last 5 years, trying to streamline our Editorial department and reduce costs. By doing this MBA I don't expect to ramp up to a Director role, but to capitalize the skills i've learned from experience, increase the value of my CV, ensure my future in Managerial roles in others companies (Europe or back in South America), and eventually start my own project in the future.

2.- Budget and availability

-My budget is around 20k.
-The program needs to be, at least, 80% online. I can go for a Blended program, if it means i have to travel to Spain, France or UK once every 3 months or so.
-The program shouldn't take more than 18 months.
-I cannot take a program that ask me to travel every 15 days (Exception: if the fee is so low that I can compensate with plane tickets and lodging to get to 20k max).
-I can take a program that is dictated in French, Spanish or English.
-We have offices in Paris and Madrid, so i could stay there for periods of 1 or 2 weeks and go to classes while I continue working (it could be longer, but I don't want to leave my wife alone in Casablanca for more than that).

3.- Options so far:

-EAE: http://en.eae.es/part-time/general-management/global-executive-mba
-Open University: http://www.mbastudies.com/Executive-Master-in-International-Management/Switzerland/ABMS/
-Bradford: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/study-with-us/mba/
-TBS: http://www.tbs-education.fr/fr/formations/mba/executive-mba
-ESCEM (no info about Fees) http://www.escem.fr/en/programmes/mba-programmes/mba-online/
-ESADE (no info about Fees) http://www.esade.edu/landings/MBA/PTMBA/index.html

It could be awesome if you guys can share your thoughts and ideas. Please let me know if you need more information about my current situation, in order to propose other choices.

Thanks in advance
Hey guys, i hope you can help me find the right program among my current choices. First, the context:

1.- Goals / Motivation

I'm from Chile currently living in Casablanca, Morocco because of an internal transfer within a well known worldwide eCommerce website. I have a license in Literature but have been in a Management roles for the last 5 years, trying to streamline our Editorial department and reduce costs. By doing this MBA I don't expect to ramp up to a Director role, but to capitalize the skills i've learned from experience, increase the value of my CV, ensure my future in Managerial roles in others companies (Europe or back in South America), and eventually start my own project in the future.

2.- Budget and availability

-My budget is around 20k.
-The program needs to be, at least, 80% online. I can go for a Blended program, if it means i have to travel to Spain, France or UK once every 3 months or so.
-The program shouldn't take more than 18 months.
-I cannot take a program that ask me to travel every 15 days (Exception: if the fee is so low that I can compensate with plane tickets and lodging to get to 20k max).
-I can take a program that is dictated in French, Spanish or English.
-We have offices in Paris and Madrid, so i could stay there for periods of 1 or 2 weeks and go to classes while I continue working (it could be longer, but I don't want to leave my wife alone in Casablanca for more than that).

3.- Options so far:

-EAE: http://en.eae.es/part-time/general-management/global-executive-mba
-Open University: http://www.mbastudies.com/Executive-Master-in-International-Management/Switzerland/ABMS/
-Bradford: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/management/study-with-us/mba/
-TBS: http://www.tbs-education.fr/fr/formations/mba/executive-mba
-ESCEM (no info about Fees) http://www.escem.fr/en/programmes/mba-programmes/mba-online/
-ESADE (no info about Fees) http://www.esade.edu/landings/MBA/PTMBA/index.html

It could be awesome if you guys can share your thoughts and ideas. Please let me know if you need more information about my current situation, in order to propose other choices.

Thanks in advance
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Duncan
The EHTP-Ponts MBA in Casablanca or TBS seem like the obvious choices, since they would allow you to have a cohort locally. If you are committed to online, the Ilinois iMBA is a great choice. The US schools are better appreciated in the Americas.
The EHTP-Ponts MBA in Casablanca or TBS seem like the obvious choices, since they would allow you to have a cohort locally. If you are committed to online, the Ilinois iMBA is a great choice. The US schools are better appreciated in the Americas.
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fontoledo
Thanks a lot Duncan. This was useful.

I don't want to take the MBA's here in Casablanca because i don't know how long i'll stay here. I preefer the Online version which might help me move more freely while i finish my course.

I looked at the iMBA and it looks pretty interesting. However, I noticed it's not credited by the 3 more important institutions and i could not find it among the FT rankings, for instance.

If that's the case, and considering Tuition, wouldn't a program like the one in EAE ensure a better CV in the future?

Best
Thanks a lot Duncan. This was useful.

I don't want to take the MBA's here in Casablanca because i don't know how long i'll stay here. I preefer the Online version which might help me move more freely while i finish my course.

I looked at the iMBA and it looks pretty interesting. However, I noticed it's not credited by the 3 more important institutions and i could not find it among the FT rankings, for instance.

If that's the case, and considering Tuition, wouldn't a program like the one in EAE ensure a better CV in the future?

Best

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Duncan
Illinois has AACSB accreditation. It's not reasonable to expect a US school to get the European accreditations. It's a brand new online programme, so it cannot appear in the Online MBA rankings. However, the Illinois MBA on campus is ranked.

How can EAE be better than one of the world's top business schools and top universities, like Illinois?
Illinois has AACSB accreditation. It's not reasonable to expect a US school to get the European accreditations. It's a brand new online programme, so it cannot appear in the Online MBA rankings. However, the Illinois MBA on campus is ranked.

How can EAE be better than one of the world's top business schools and top universities, like Illinois?
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