Choosing the right college for my MBA


Rishad
Hi there,

I am from Sri Lanka, I am planning to start my MBA in few months time. But I have some cofusions in finding the correct school as we have many private colleges here almost everyone of them are offering internal degrees tying up with many popular international universities around the world.

The reason why I couldn't enroll myself in government universities are, the first thing I don't have enough formal education in my academic career; needless to say, not even a certificate level course, this all because of my responsibility towards my family that I had to give up my further education immediately after my high schools. Government colleges are very strict in enrolling candidates, in this case they prioritize candidates that possess a bachelor's degrees or at least a diploma apart from professional qualifications like ACCA, CIM & CIMA etc. I have none of above but I have 12 years of experience in professional career, I started my career as Sales Representative and grew up until Asst. Sales Manager levels. My past 2 years experience was in middle eastern market that too as senior sales executive. Now I have come back to Sri Lanka and resuming my career in order to peruse an MBA which is a long time dream of mine. I just found some job offers with executive designations which are tailor made for my field career but I had to refuse them because If I took over those jobs I will have to work in East part of the country so I will have to travel 350 - 400km every weekend to attend my MBA classes. Finally, I managed to find a job in capital Colombo which is where almost every business schools are located. Despite my new job designation is customer service officer which is nowhere related to my 12 year career I am obliged to agree with the offer because I don't have a second option rather than accepting this. I hope I might get some free time to concentrate on my MBA as it will be an indoor job.

Now in particular I am confused in finding the correct school. As I said above almost every local private schools are working with foreign bodies that awarding internal degrees directly from their respected faculties which is indeed comparably cheaper than pursuing a degree in abroad. Is it really possible for me to enroll myself in a UK college with this minimum qualification I possess? Most importantly can anyone help me to choose some of the business schools mentioned below? which are very popular here in awarding internal degrees both Bachelor's & Masters.

University of Wales
Edinburgh Napier University
University of wales trinity saint david( affordable)
University of Northambria
University of Northampton (affordable)
Cardiff Metropolitan University (affordable)
London Metropolitan University (affordable)
University of Wolverhampton (affordable)
Edith Cowan University (AUS)
University of Southern Queensland (AUS) (afrdbl)
Lincoln University College (Malaysia) (afrdbl)
Anglia Ruskin University
University of West London (affordable)
Staffordshire University (affordable)
Australian Institute of Management (affordable)

TIA
Hi there,

I am from Sri Lanka, I am planning to start my MBA in few months time. But I have some cofusions in finding the correct school as we have many private colleges here almost everyone of them are offering internal degrees tying up with many popular international universities around the world.

The reason why I couldn't enroll myself in government universities are, the first thing I don't have enough formal education in my academic career; needless to say, not even a certificate level course, this all because of my responsibility towards my family that I had to give up my further education immediately after my high schools. Government colleges are very strict in enrolling candidates, in this case they prioritize candidates that possess a bachelor's degrees or at least a diploma apart from professional qualifications like ACCA, CIM & CIMA etc. I have none of above but I have 12 years of experience in professional career, I started my career as Sales Representative and grew up until Asst. Sales Manager levels. My past 2 years experience was in middle eastern market that too as senior sales executive. Now I have come back to Sri Lanka and resuming my career in order to peruse an MBA which is a long time dream of mine. I just found some job offers with executive designations which are tailor made for my field career but I had to refuse them because If I took over those jobs I will have to work in East part of the country so I will have to travel 350 - 400km every weekend to attend my MBA classes. Finally, I managed to find a job in capital Colombo which is where almost every business schools are located. Despite my new job designation is customer service officer which is nowhere related to my 12 year career I am obliged to agree with the offer because I don't have a second option rather than accepting this. I hope I might get some free time to concentrate on my MBA as it will be an indoor job.

Now in particular I am confused in finding the correct school. As I said above almost every local private schools are working with foreign bodies that awarding internal degrees directly from their respected faculties which is indeed comparably cheaper than pursuing a degree in abroad. Is it really possible for me to enroll myself in a UK college with this minimum qualification I possess? Most importantly can anyone help me to choose some of the business schools mentioned below? which are very popular here in awarding internal degrees both Bachelor's & Masters.

University of Wales
Edinburgh Napier University
University of wales trinity saint david( affordable)
University of Northambria
University of Northampton (affordable)
Cardiff Metropolitan University (affordable)
London Metropolitan University (affordable)
University of Wolverhampton (affordable)
Edith Cowan University (AUS)
University of Southern Queensland (AUS) (afrdbl)
Lincoln University College (Malaysia) (afrdbl)
Anglia Ruskin University
University of West London (affordable)
Staffordshire University (affordable)
Australian Institute of Management (affordable)

TIA
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George Pat...
Have you considered distance learning
Have you considered distance learning
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Rishad
No. I don't think distance learning would be a satisfied choice for my need. Moreover, some middle eastern countries where we used to have jobs often have very less demand & recognition for online programs, as they can't even get attested by some countries.
No. I don't think distance learning would be a satisfied choice for my need. Moreover, some middle eastern countries where we used to have jobs often have very less demand & recognition for online programs, as they can't even get attested by some countries.
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Duncan
I don't think there is a big difference between these UK former polytechnics. Surely the University of Wales is closing these programmes?

Have you considered getting an undergraduate degree? Surely some is teaching the LSE BSc degree for the University of London in Columbo and that would be more extensive and better value.
I don't think there is a big difference between these UK former polytechnics. Surely the University of Wales is closing these programmes?

Have you considered getting an undergraduate degree? Surely some is teaching the LSE BSc degree for the University of London in Columbo and that would be more extensive and better value.
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Rishad
Yes, University of Wales has tied up with IIHE college in Sri Lanka to award internal MBA. Moreover, I don't think I can go for a bachelor's because of the time constraints & responsibilities, compared to an MBA bachelor's is heavily depends on academic that's something I am not willing to get myself involved in. Right now I have 3 choice of business schools,

1. University of Northampton
2. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
3. Cardiff Metropolitan University

Which one to choose?
NB: Northampton has tied up with 2 different business schools, one is awarding 2 year MBA with Pearson assured executive diploma with 11 modules. The other one is 14 month program with 9 modules including a value added module called "international business negotiations" with free UAE academic tour but not assured by Pearson. Which one to choose either of the above?
Yes, University of Wales has tied up with IIHE college in Sri Lanka to award internal MBA. Moreover, I don't think I can go for a bachelor's because of the time constraints & responsibilities, compared to an MBA bachelor's is heavily depends on academic that's something I am not willing to get myself involved in. Right now I have 3 choice of business schools,

1. University of Northampton
2. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
3. Cardiff Metropolitan University

Which one to choose?
NB: Northampton has tied up with 2 different business schools, one is awarding 2 year MBA with Pearson assured executive diploma with 11 modules. The other one is 14 month program with 9 modules including a value added module called "international business negotiations" with free UAE academic tour but not assured by Pearson. Which one to choose either of the above?
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