Is Quantic MBA going to be helpful in my case?


Bansho

I'll cut to the chase. I am thinking about getting an MBA from Quantic for 3 reasons:




1- My major is business law and an MBA will help me to understand the business world.




2- I am interested in business, so this would be a good chance to get a structured program to guide me.

3- I am thinking about applying for a Phd in law/ SJD (Sjd is the equivalent of phd in law in the U.S). (My target is programs in the UK or the U.S.)

My question: is it worth it? will it be helpful for my Phd application in American and British Universities? I am aiming to universities such as UCL / Columbia / LSE..etc.
I don't plan to pay for an MBA because it's expensive and I am not interested in breaking into the market. I only need it for my personal knowledge, and would like to know if it's going to help me in my phd application and if it's not frowned upon to put it on the CV (Legitimacy speaking)

[Edited by Bansho on Jun 26, 2020]

I'll cut to the chase. I am thinking about getting an MBA from Quantic for 3 reasons:<br><br><br><br>
1- My major is business law and an MBA will help me to understand the business world.<br><br><br><br>
2- I am interested in business, so this would be a good chance to get a structured program to guide me.<br><br>3- I am thinking about applying for a Phd in law/ SJD (Sjd is the equivalent of phd in law in the U.S). (My target is programs in the UK or the U.S.)<br><br>My question: is it worth it? will it be helpful for my Phd application in American and British Universities? I am aiming to universities such as UCL / Columbia / LSE..etc.<br>I don't plan to pay for an MBA because it's expensive and I am not interested in breaking into the market. I only need it for my personal knowledge, and would like to know if it's going to help me in my phd application and if it's not frowned upon to put it on the CV (Legitimacy speaking)
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smartcanad...

I'll cut to the chase. I am thinking about getting an MBA from Quantic for 3 reasons:





1- My major is business law and an MBA will help me to understand the business world.





2- I am interested in business, so this would be a good chance to get a structured program to guide me.

3- I am thinking about applying for a Phd in law/ SJD (Sjd is the equivalent of phd in law in the U.S). (My target is programs in the UK or the U.S.)

My question: is it worth it? will it be helpful for my Phd application in American and British Universities? I am aiming to universities such as UCL / Columbia / LSE..etc.
I don't plan to pay for an MBA because it's expensive and I am not interested in breaking into the market. I only need it for my personal knowledge, and would like to know if it's going to help me in my phd application and if it's not frowned upon to put it on the CV (Legitimacy speaking)


I like the concept behind Quantic, but I see it as a networking and learning opportunity rather than a "real" MBA.  It is not regionally accredited (the minimum to be recognized outside the US).  It has DEAC accreditation which is pretty much useless in the academic world if you are going for a PhD.  I am guessing their courses will be like a compilation of coursera-level short courses.    


Personally, I would join Quantic for the networking.  Since it's free and the quality of network is great, what have you got to lose (except your time).  



But I would not join it if I was after a PhD.  It might actually look bad (a negative) on your CV / Phd applications.  I could imagine the professors smirking when they read Quantic in your application. 



Unfortunately, you cannot leave it out of your CV/PhD applications because they specifically ask you to list ALL schools attended (however good or not good they are).  If you do remove it, you would risk your academic career.  

[Edited by smartcanada on Jun 26, 2020]

[quote]I'll cut to the chase. I am thinking about getting an MBA from Quantic for 3 reasons:<br><br><br><br><br>
1- My major is business law and an MBA will help me to understand the business world.<br><br><br><br><br>
2- I am interested in business, so this would be a good chance to get a structured program to guide me.<br><br>3- I am thinking about applying for a Phd in law/ SJD (Sjd is the equivalent of phd in law in the U.S). (My target is programs in the UK or the U.S.)<br><br>My question: is it worth it? will it be helpful for my Phd application in American and British Universities? I am aiming to universities such as UCL / Columbia / LSE..etc.<br>I don't plan to pay for an MBA because it's expensive and I am not interested in breaking into the market. I only need it for my personal knowledge, and would like to know if it's going to help me in my phd application and if it's not frowned upon to put it on the CV (Legitimacy speaking) [/quote]<br><br>I like the concept behind Quantic, but I see it as a networking and learning opportunity rather than a "real" MBA.&nbsp; It is not regionally accredited (the minimum to be recognized outside the US).&nbsp; It has DEAC accreditation which is pretty much useless in the academic world if you are going for a PhD.&nbsp; I am guessing their courses will be like a compilation of coursera-level short courses.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><br>Personally, I would join Quantic for the networking.&nbsp; Since it's free and the quality of network is great, what have you got to lose (except your time).&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>But I would not join it if I was after a PhD.&nbsp; It might actually look bad (a negative) on your CV / Phd applications.&nbsp; I could imagine the professors smirking when they read Quantic in your application.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>Unfortunately, you cannot leave it out of your CV/PhD applications because they specifically ask you to list ALL schools attended (however good or not good they are).&nbsp; If you do remove it, you would risk your academic career.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Duncan

I don't think this is the best option available to you. There are five layers of US business schools:
1. Ranked, internationally-accreditation from one or more of the triple crown. e.g. UMass
2. Unranked, internationally-accreditation from one or more of the triple crown. e.g Missouri State
3. Unranked, US regional accreditation. e.g. Amity.
4. Unranked, US national accreditation, e.g Quantic
5. Diploma mills. 

In terms of giving you business knowledge, the Quantic MBA is inferior to cheaper alternatives, like the Maryland Micromasters.

In terms of entering a PhD in law, a better preparation would be a degree in laws e.g https://london.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-laws-llm or in research methods or some degree with a major research component, like a thesis. 

I don't think this is the best option available to you. There are five layers of US business schools:<br>1. Ranked, internationally-accreditation from one or more of the triple crown. e.g. UMass<br>2. Unranked, internationally-accreditation from one or more of the triple crown. e.g Missouri State<br>3. Unranked, US regional accreditation. e.g. Amity.<br>4. Unranked, US national accreditation, e.g Quantic<br>5. Diploma mills.&nbsp;<br><br>In terms of giving you business knowledge, the Quantic MBA is inferior to cheaper alternatives, like the Maryland Micromasters.<br><br>In terms of entering a PhD in law, a better preparation would be a degree in laws e.g&nbsp;<a href="https://london.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-laws-llm">https://london.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-laws-llm</a>&nbsp;or in research methods or some degree with a major research component, like a thesis.&nbsp;
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Bansho

Smartcanad
Thanks for your reply 
I am not really interested in networking, and not planning to shift from law. 
I don't get why are most of their students are ivy league grads, oxford...etc. if it is useless. they even post it at their LinkedIn profiles!

Duncan:
Thank you for your answer. 
I already have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in law. (Business law specifically). I am looking for a program that can help me to get the technical aspects of business, and enhance my chances of getting into a prestigious law school for my phd. I would not use it for job hunting or anything like that. If there is a low cost program that can help me with these goals I would pay for it as long as I can put it on my cv. Otherwise, I prefer free route. 

Definitely going to check the micromaster program you have shared. 
Thank a lot

[Edited by Bansho on Jun 26, 2020]

Smartcanad<br>Thanks for your reply&nbsp;<br>I am not really interested in networking, and not planning to shift from law.&nbsp;<br>I don't get why are most of their students are ivy league grads, oxford...etc. if it is useless. they even post it at their LinkedIn profiles!<br><br>Duncan:<br>Thank you for your answer.&nbsp;<br>I already have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in law. (Business law specifically). I am looking for a program that can help me to get the technical aspects of business, and enhance my chances of getting into a prestigious law school for my phd. I would not use it for job hunting or anything like that. If there is a low cost program that can help me with these goals I would pay for it as long as I can put it on my cv. Otherwise, I prefer free route.&nbsp;<br><br>Definitely going to check the micromaster program you have shared.&nbsp;<br>Thank a lot
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Duncan

I'd say Amity is a okay, cheap option because it has the same WASC accreditation as Stanford and USC. 

I'd say Amity is a okay, cheap option because it has the same WASC accreditation as Stanford and USC.&nbsp;
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smartcanad...

Smartcanad
Thanks for your reply 
I am not really interested in networking, and not planning to shift from law. 
I don't get why are most of their students are ivy league grads, oxford...etc. if it is useless. they even post it at their LinkedIn profiles!


You misunderstood.  i actually said it is something interesting and very useful for networking.  That alone would be valuable for a lot of people.  


However, your original question was asking how it would be "helpful in my case" i.e. PhD applications, and I told the truth as a former academic.  I don't know anyone in the Quantic program, but if I had to bet most students are there for the networking and not to strengthen their PhD application.   I am sure putting that on LinkedIn (a networking site) would strengthen their bonds with fellow Quantic students.   Makes sense to me.  

[Edited by smartcanada on Jun 26, 2020]

[quote]Smartcanad<br>Thanks for your reply&nbsp;<br>I am not really interested in networking, and not planning to shift from law.&nbsp;<br>I don't get why are most of their students are ivy league grads, oxford...etc. if it is useless. they even post it at their LinkedIn profiles!<br>[/quote]<br><br>You misunderstood.&nbsp; i actually said it is something interesting and very useful for networking.&nbsp; That alone would be valuable for a lot of people.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><br>However, your original question was asking how it would be "helpful in my case" i.e. PhD applications, and I told the truth as a former academic.&nbsp; I don't know anyone in the Quantic program, but if I had to bet most students are there&nbsp;for the networking and not to strengthen their PhD application.&nbsp; &nbsp;I am sure putting that on LinkedIn (a networking site) would strengthen their bonds with fellow Quantic students.&nbsp; &nbsp;Makes sense to me.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>
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Duncan

I don't have the time to get into the Quantic business model, but they have two different programmes: the free course and the course with the students who have to pay for themselves. If I give a magic bean for free to everyone at Harvard, and then I tell you: the people with my bean have amazing outcomes, then you should not think my bean is really magic. 

Obviously, people who take any course think it's worth telling people. Pick any ridiculous course you don't respect, and you'll find alumni. 

I don't have the time to get into the Quantic business model, but they have two different programmes: the free course and the course with the students who have to pay for themselves. If I give a magic bean for free to everyone at Harvard, and then I tell you: the people with my bean have amazing outcomes, then you should not think my bean is really magic.&nbsp;<br><br>Obviously, people who take any course think it's worth telling people. Pick any ridiculous course you don't respect, and you'll find alumni.&nbsp;
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