Good MBAs w/o leaving job?


knowsam

Hi,
I?m a working professional looking to build my skill set a bit and get an MBA and would really appreciate someone pointing me to some of the information I?m looking for.
WHAT I?M LOOKING FOR IN AN MBA:
I?m looking to take an MBA, preferably finance focused, that:
(i) allows me to keep my current job;
(ii) does not require that I leave my current city;
(iii) lets me develop my quant skills; and
(iii) give (i) - (iii), is the most prestigious available to me.
ABOUT ME:
GMAT 710 (99 verbal /54 quant)
Post-grad grades >3.5, less than 4.0
6 years working in non-quant role but closely related to finance
Always fine with math, just haven?t used it in a while

Having googled, it looks like I?m best off to take either a local P/T MBA (the local school is in the in the top 75, but not top 25 internationally) or to take a distance school (by distance I mean 1-2 weeks a quarter, NOT an internet school). My questions are as follows:
(i) how are each of the Part Time MBAs and distance MBAs viewed, individually and in relation to one and other;
(ii) is there somewhere I can look that has a collection of distance programs? A few schools, Duke, Queen (in Canada), have them but they all call them something different and searching schools one-by-one is not efficient;
(iii) is a 54% quant going to hold me back? I can?t point to a lot of quant work, and while I?ve never struggled with it, getting (and proving that I have) a math based skill set is exactly why I?m going back. Hopefully this is an area you can approach in the essays? Will it just cut me out of all of the top schools?;
(iv) in terms of ROI, the executive/part time courses are very expensive at the top schools, to they have anywhere near the reputation/respect or value of a f/t program?

Hi,
I?m a working professional looking to build my skill set a bit and get an MBA and would really appreciate someone pointing me to some of the information I?m looking for.
WHAT I?M LOOKING FOR IN AN MBA:
I?m looking to take an MBA, preferably finance focused, that:
(i) allows me to keep my current job;
(ii) does not require that I leave my current city;
(iii) lets me develop my quant skills; and
(iii) give (i) - (iii), is the most prestigious available to me.
ABOUT ME:
GMAT 710 (99 verbal /54 quant)
Post-grad grades >3.5, less than 4.0
6 years working in non-quant role but closely related to finance
Always fine with math, just haven?t used it in a while

Having googled, it looks like I?m best off to take either a local P/T MBA (the local school is in the in the top 75, but not top 25 internationally) or to take a distance school (by distance I mean 1-2 weeks a quarter, NOT an internet school). My questions are as follows:
(i) how are each of the Part Time MBAs and distance MBAs viewed, individually and in relation to one and other;
(ii) is there somewhere I can look that has a collection of distance programs? A few schools, Duke, Queen (in Canada), have them but they all call them something different and searching schools one-by-one is not efficient;
(iii) is a 54% quant going to hold me back? I can?t point to a lot of quant work, and while I?ve never struggled with it, getting (and proving that I have) a math based skill set is exactly why I?m going back. Hopefully this is an area you can approach in the essays? Will it just cut me out of all of the top schools?;
(iv) in terms of ROI, the executive/part time courses are very expensive at the top schools, to they have anywhere near the reputation/respect or value of a f/t program?
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Duncan

I think the local programme will be better unless your city has a Cornell EMBA boardroom.

Read through the EMBA and distance learning boards.

I think the local programme will be better unless your city has a Cornell EMBA boardroom.

Read through the EMBA and distance learning boards.
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