MBA in Italy (CIMBA vs others)


walrus87
Hi there.
My debut here and yes, I am interested in attending an MBA program.
About me: I'm Italian, pharma sales rep for 1 year, I want to develop my skills and build my CV up so I'd like to take a part time MBA (EMBA?) in Italy looking for a good (best is best) quality/price ratio.
I took a look around and I've got my attention caught by CIMBA.

I like it because:

- It's entirely in english and teachers are US native speakers
- It takes one full month in US to get it complete.
- It's in line with my values and priorities, it speaks my language
- It costs properly for what it seems to give

I am in doubt because I haven't found many infos on internet, neither comments and feedbacks (except for Duncan's here).
There's even nothing on TOPMBA.com and, although it's AACSB accredited, I'm not sure it's well-known by companies and HR professionals and I'm wondering if it could make the difference in job hunting.
What's your opinion? Is it worth?

Please, share your experiences.
Thank you very much
Hi there.
My debut here and yes, I am interested in attending an MBA program.
About me: I'm Italian, pharma sales rep for 1 year, I want to develop my skills and build my CV up so I'd like to take a part time MBA (EMBA?) in Italy looking for a good (best is best) quality/price ratio.
I took a look around and I've got my attention caught by CIMBA.

I like it because:

- It's entirely in english and teachers are US native speakers
- It takes one full month in US to get it complete.
- It's in line with my values and priorities, it speaks my language
- It costs properly for what it seems to give

I am in doubt because I haven't found many infos on internet, neither comments and feedbacks (except for Duncan's here).
There's even nothing on TOPMBA.com and, although it's AACSB accredited, I'm not sure it's well-known by companies and HR professionals and I'm wondering if it could make the difference in job hunting.
What's your opinion? Is it worth?

Please, share your experiences.
Thank you very much
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Duncan
I think you'll find a top Italian school much more effective. Best price to quality is a library card.
I think you'll find a top Italian school much more effective. Best price to quality is a library card.
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walrus87
So you say it's not a good mba?
May you help me understand better?
So you say it's not a good mba?
May you help me understand better?
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Duncan
Academically, it's clearly an strong curriculum. But you can get a strong curriculum at the library.

You explain that you are weighing up four factors.
- develop my skills
- build my CV up
- not sure it's well-known by companies and HR professionals
- could make the difference in job hunting.

Skills: Visit CIMBA and the other part-time MBAs. Compare the quality of the students, the nature of the work they do together. I think the quality of the students is key, and they won't have top quality, but also you'll miss out on faculty who really know Italian business.

CV: it's as good as any other masters

Profile: Very low. Tiny alumni network in Europe, because around 80% CIMBA alumni are Americans. Just 10% are in Italy.

Job hunting: weak career resources, weak alumni network outside Iowa, low brand equity.

I do like the Iowa MBA. It has a strong focus on operational improvement. If you want to work in a six sigma field (manufacturing, electronics, machinery etc) then they do have several well-connected alumni in Italy. But, honestly, it's a weaker network than any of the top 20 Italian business schools.

If you are an American moving back to the US, then it's a no-brainer. It's dirt cheap and simple.
Academically, it's clearly an strong curriculum. But you can get a strong curriculum at the library.

You explain that you are weighing up four factors.
- develop my skills
- build my CV up
- not sure it's well-known by companies and HR professionals
- could make the difference in job hunting.

Skills: Visit CIMBA and the other part-time MBAs. Compare the quality of the students, the nature of the work they do together. I think the quality of the students is key, and they won't have top quality, but also you'll miss out on faculty who really know Italian business.

CV: it's as good as any other masters

Profile: Very low. Tiny alumni network in Europe, because around 80% CIMBA alumni are Americans. Just 10% are in Italy.

Job hunting: weak career resources, weak alumni network outside Iowa, low brand equity.

I do like the Iowa MBA. It has a strong focus on operational improvement. If you want to work in a six sigma field (manufacturing, electronics, machinery etc) then they do have several well-connected alumni in Italy. But, honestly, it's a weaker network than any of the top 20 Italian business schools.

If you are an American moving back to the US, then it's a no-brainer. It's dirt cheap and simple.
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Dan180199
I realize this is an old discussion but I am also interested in the CIMBA program. I am an American from Italian heritage so this program looks great in terms of being able to study in the country and build a network. My long term plans are in the US, though. The cost is within my budget, so that's why I've targeted it...
I realize this is an old discussion but I am also interested in the CIMBA program. I am an American from Italian heritage so this program looks great in terms of being able to study in the country and build a network. My long term plans are in the US, though. The cost is within my budget, so that's why I've targeted it...
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Duncan
You will build a network with other Americans, of course.
You will build a network with other Americans, of course.
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