Low cost MBA??


plad
Hey all this is Plad from India. I want to pursue my MBA abroad preferably in Europe,US,CANADA,Australia. My primary objective is need an MBA with least expenses. I am not ready to pay more than 8000 EUR for the course.
I have done my Bachelors in Business Management(3 years)- 71%
and Bachelors in Human resource Development(2Years)
and a certificate course in Consumer Education(1 year)
I am yet to take GMAT or TOEFL.No prior work experience.
What do you suggest me?
Hey all this is Plad from India. I want to pursue my MBA abroad preferably in Europe,US,CANADA,Australia. My primary objective is need an MBA with least expenses. I am not ready to pay more than 8000 EUR for the course.
I have done my Bachelors in Business Management(3 years)- 71%
and Bachelors in Human resource Development(2Years)
and a certificate course in Consumer Education(1 year)
I am yet to take GMAT or TOEFL.No prior work experience.
What do you suggest me?
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Duncan
Try these http://bit.ly/wmSYDi
Try these http://bit.ly/wmSYDi
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plad
Thank u
Thank u
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DoctoreG
Have you considered a MSc (Masters) in Business. This is a growing sector for business education. Less practical than MBA but for younger candidates more accessible.

Focusing on Scandinavia would allow you to avoid fees in many cases. Then you would only need to consider living costs etc. Most MSc programs are free in Finland, Sweden, Norway? . Quality of education is good.

Some examples in Finland; in English language
Oulu University
http://www.degree.oulu.fi/admission/scholarships/

Vaasa Univ.
http://www.uwasa.fi/english/admissions/study-programmes-in-english/masters/

Aalto University (highly ranked and triple crown accreditation)
http://management.aalto.fi/en/studies/master_idbm/

Good Luck and Good Day
Have you considered a MSc (Masters) in Business. This is a growing sector for business education. Less practical than MBA but for younger candidates more accessible.

Focusing on Scandinavia would allow you to avoid fees in many cases. Then you would only need to consider living costs etc. Most MSc programs are free in Finland, Sweden, Norway? . Quality of education is good.

Some examples in Finland; in English language
Oulu University
http://www.degree.oulu.fi/admission/scholarships/

Vaasa Univ.
http://www.uwasa.fi/english/admissions/study-programmes-in-english/masters/

Aalto University (highly ranked and triple crown accreditation)
http://management.aalto.fi/en/studies/master_idbm/

Good Luck and Good Day
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Duncan
Aalto is an excellent school!

If you prefer somewhere warmer: http://bit.ly/x6rN7d

PS Wow - almost 600 people have clicked on that link so I'd better give a spoiler. It's a link to the mastersportal.eu website.
Aalto is an excellent school!

If you prefer somewhere warmer: http://bit.ly/x6rN7d

PS Wow - almost 600 people have clicked on that link so I'd better give a spoiler. It's a link to the mastersportal.eu website.
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plad
Thank u sirs.. U have been of great help.
But will i get admission to Phd after the Msc(Business)?
My main focus is to do Phd so just as a requirement i want to pursue Masters. I am not interested in high paid jobs of the Corporate. I am interested in research and teaching.
So can you please guide me further?
Thank u sirs.. U have been of great help.
But will i get admission to Phd after the Msc(Business)?
My main focus is to do Phd so just as a requirement i want to pursue Masters. I am not interested in high paid jobs of the Corporate. I am interested in research and teaching.
So can you please guide me further?
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Duncan
You don't need an MBA to do a PhD. Apply directly to a PhD or masters in research
You don't need an MBA to do a PhD. Apply directly to a PhD or masters in research
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plad
But i don't have an 4 year degree. Mine is just 3 year Bachelors degree !!
But i don't have an 4 year degree. Mine is just 3 year Bachelors degree !!
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Duncan
I think you need to have this conversation with the admissions staff of an PhD program. There are no PhD programmes which require an MBA. Try an MPhil or MRes programme.
I think you need to have this conversation with the admissions staff of an PhD program. There are no PhD programmes which require an MBA. Try an MPhil or MRes programme.
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plad
Greetings Duncan,
I was made aware by a friend that countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia and for B- Schools and subjects like Economics Mainland Europe is better.
Even though expenses might go up still it's worth an investment.
And i wanted to know why tuition fees is waived in Finland?
Greetings Duncan,
I was made aware by a friend that countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia and for B- Schools and subjects like Economics Mainland Europe is better.
Even though expenses might go up still it's worth an investment.
And i wanted to know why tuition fees is waived in Finland?
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plad
Duncan what is the difference between an MBA and International MBA?
Duncan what is the difference between an MBA and International MBA?
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Duncan
No real difference, but I have answered this in more detail somewhere:
http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/difference++MBA+%22International+MBA%22

In a nutshell, 'International MBA' is often a danger flag that the school takes no responsibility for finding you a job in-country.
No real difference, but I have answered this in more detail somewhere:
http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/difference++MBA+%22International+MBA%22

In a nutshell, 'International MBA' is often a danger flag that the school takes no responsibility for finding you a job in-country.
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maubia

countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia

Hi,
could you elaborate this idea?
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countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia </blockquote>
Hi,
could you elaborate this idea?
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ralph
Maybe he means that the state covers tuition in these countries? I'm actually not sure about that - but it doesn't really matter as there are no good MBA programs in any of those countries. I mean, is there even a business school in Afghanistan?


countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia

Hi,
could you elaborate this idea?
Maybe he means that the state covers tuition in these countries? I'm actually not sure about that - but it doesn't really matter as there are no good MBA programs in any of those countries. I mean, is there even a business school in Afghanistan?

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countries like Finland are like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal in Asia </blockquote>
Hi,
could you elaborate this idea? </blockquote>
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plad
well i compared them based on quality of education. In asia good B-schools can be found in India, Singapore and countries like them.
With the Information i have Finland may not be a good country offering education in Finance, Management and subjects like that compared to Mainland Europe.
That is what i meant to say..
well i compared them based on quality of education. In asia good B-schools can be found in India, Singapore and countries like them.
With the Information i have Finland may not be a good country offering education in Finance, Management and subjects like that compared to Mainland Europe.
That is what i meant to say..
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Duncan
I think that, on average, the quality of a Finnish university education will be equal to or greater than the quality of the average European university; they are not at all like Afghanistan.

One difference is that in many other countries there's a very steep difference between universities, and there's a real elite. In Finland there are very few elite business schools (http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-finland.html) but the average quality is still good.
I think that, on average, the quality of a Finnish university education will be equal to or greater than the quality of the average European university; they are not at all like Afghanistan.

One difference is that in many other countries there's a very steep difference between universities, and there's a real elite. In Finland there are very few elite business schools (http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-finland.html) but the average quality is still good.
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plad
That was very helpful of you Duncan. Thank you very much. I would consider what ever you and others have said and move forward.
But i believe for an Indian to live in Finland may be difficult considering the climatic conditions there !!
That was very helpful of you Duncan. Thank you very much. I would consider what ever you and others have said and move forward.
But i believe for an Indian to live in Finland may be difficult considering the climatic conditions there !!
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DoctoreG
Agree with Duncan regarding Finland education system.

Piking the country based on weather may not be the best starting point for selection (Cold or wet days may keep you inside studying).

Good day & Good luck
Agree with Duncan regarding Finland education system.

Piking the country based on weather may not be the best starting point for selection (Cold or wet days may keep you inside studying).

Good day & Good luck
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Duncan
The buildings in Finland are very well insulated....
The buildings in Finland are very well insulated....
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Duncan
You can't get a good quality MBA (one with respected accreditation http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations) for 8,000 euro. And if you want to do a PhD, you will be better off aiming for a research masters, like an MRes or MPhil.

Some examples of the sort of programmes to look at:
http://www.eur.nl/english/prospective/master/research_master/business_research/brochure/
http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mphi-in-mana
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/researchdegrees/researchdegrees/atoz/course/?code=08082
You can't get a good quality MBA (one with respected accreditation http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations) for 8,000 euro. And if you want to do a PhD, you will be better off aiming for a research masters, like an MRes or MPhil.

Some examples of the sort of programmes to look at:
http://www.eur.nl/english/prospective/master/research_master/business_research/brochure/
http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/programmes/mphi-in-mana
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/researchdegrees/researchdegrees/atoz/course/?code=08082
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