Does school's accreditation matter for MSc?


Fawkes

I am interested in getting a masters degree in marketing.
I see people talk a lot about the importance of AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA accreditation for MBA programs, but what about MSc?
The thing is I got accepted for MBA in Digital marketing at Geneva Business School (IACBE, AASBI and EDUQUA accredited) but I have doubts since the school doesn't have many reviews and no top accreditations. They seem legit but I am still not sure how much recognized they are.
I also applied to Toulouse Business School for MSc in Management, Marketing, and Communication. The school has AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA accreditation but I do not know how much value this accreditation has for MSc?
So, do AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA matter for MSc programs too? and which school is better to consider?

I am interested in getting a masters degree in marketing.
I see people talk a lot about the importance of AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA accreditation for MBA programs, but what about MSc?
The thing is I got accepted for MBA in Digital marketing at Geneva Business School (IACBE, AASBI and EDUQUA accredited) but I have doubts since the school doesn't have many reviews and no top accreditations. They seem legit but I am still not sure how much recognized they are.
I also applied to Toulouse Business School for MSc in Management, Marketing, and Communication. The school has AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA accreditation but I do not know how much value this accreditation has for MSc?
So, do AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA matter for MSc programs too? and which school is better to consider?
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Duncan

Sorry, but you would be crazy to go to Geneva. Toulouse is a great business school.

Sorry, but you would be crazy to go to Geneva. Toulouse is a great business school.
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laurie

Yes, accreditation is important for MSc programs. Personally I would only do a master's degree if it has accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA.

AACSB and EQUIS are institutional accreditations. AMBA accredits individual programs, including what it refers to as 'MBM' programs - basically master's in management programs. Choose a school / program with one of these accreditations and you can be assured that you will get a good education.

Yes, accreditation is important for MSc programs. Personally I would only do a master's degree if it has accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA.

AACSB and EQUIS are institutional accreditations. AMBA accredits individual programs, including what it refers to as 'MBM' programs - basically master's in management programs. Choose a school / program with one of these accreditations and you can be assured that you will get a good education.
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Fawkes

Sorry, but you would be crazy to go to Geneva. Toulouse is a great business school.

I still don't understand Geneva BS. They have a Facebook page with many likes and pictures of their students. So, they do look legit. But they are more expensive than some of the schools with triple accreditation. And I do not know why. And for some reason, people go there.

[quote]Sorry, but you would be crazy to go to Geneva. Toulouse is a great business school. [/quote]
I still don't understand Geneva BS. They have a Facebook page with many likes and pictures of their students. So, they do look legit. But they are more expensive than some of the schools with triple accreditation. And I do not know why. And for some reason, people go there.
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Duncan

What don't you understand? Almost all people who have made any major choice think they have chosen the best option even if they are mistaken. Humans are very simple.

What don't you understand? Almost all people who have made any major choice think they have chosen the best option even if they are mistaken. Humans are very simple.
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Duncan

I just looked into AASBI and thought I would share an amusing and misleading page from its website. It has a list of schools that it recognized as being eligible to apply for accredistion by it: http://www.aasbi.com/application/recognized-schools.html This is like me publishing a list of billionaires from whom I will accept money.

I just looked into AASBI and thought I would share an amusing and misleading page from its website. It has a list of schools that it recognized as being eligible to apply for accredistion by it: http://www.aasbi.com/application/recognized-schools.html This is like me publishing a list of billionaires from whom I will accept money.
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