LSB mini-MBA vs MBA Durham


blibot
Hello,

I am a bit confused, and I need help to move forward on my decision. I am a PhD in technology, i have more than 10 years experience in business and 5 years experience in Strategy and Marketing. I am based in Germany and more international than UK based.
I was thinking to make an MBA to balance my CV from technical, even if i work a lot in Strategy, Marketing and Management.

I got offers from Durham, Birmingham and Bradford, but i was thinking that LSB MBA Essential could be an alternative due to my profile and experience (just to make a stamp of
MBA on my CV from a prestigious School).

please any advice ?

thank you
Hello,

I am a bit confused, and I need help to move forward on my decision. I am a PhD in technology, i have more than 10 years experience in business and 5 years experience in Strategy and Marketing. I am based in Germany and more international than UK based.
I was thinking to make an MBA to balance my CV from technical, even if i work a lot in Strategy, Marketing and Management.

I got offers from Durham, Birmingham and Bradford, but i was thinking that LSB MBA Essential could be an alternative due to my profile and experience (just to make a stamp of
MBA on my CV from a prestigious School).

please any advice ?

thank you
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Duncan
I have no idea what the LSB is, but a certificate like that carries no academic credit and is much less serious than, for example, the LSE graduate diploma in management or the Maryland MBA Core.
I have no idea what the LSB is, but a certificate like that carries no academic credit and is much less serious than, for example, the LSE graduate diploma in management or the Maryland MBA Core.
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blibot
Dear Ducan,

thank you for your quick reply. sorry I meant LSE MBA Essential. when i check the average salaries after Durham MBA, I am today already at the same level or higher. what is the benefits to have an academic credit ? besides having an other degree ? isn't the knowledge the most important than the degree itself ? your view?
Dear Ducan,

thank you for your quick reply. sorry I meant LSE MBA Essential. when i check the average salaries after Durham MBA, I am today already at the same level or higher. what is the benefits to have an academic credit ? besides having an other degree ? isn't the knowledge the most important than the degree itself ? your view?


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Duncan
An attendance certificate shows you can sit on a chair and click the Next button. Without academic assessment I have no idea if you learnt anything.

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 12, 2020]

An attendance certificate shows you can sit on a chair and click the Next button. Without academic assessment I have no idea if you learnt anything.
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mba hipste...
Dear Ducan,

thank you for your quick reply. sorry I meant LSE MBA Essential. when i check the average salaries after Durham MBA, I am today already at the same level or higher. what is the benefits to have an academic credit ? besides having an other degree ? isn't the knowledge the most important than the degree itself ? your view?

I think you need to reframe your goals and think about other options. If you're already at the post-Durham MBA salary (three years out it's $120k USD) then maybe an EMBA or online program would be more appropriate than an the in-class options.
[quote]Dear Ducan,

thank you for your quick reply. sorry I meant LSE MBA Essential. when i check the average salaries after Durham MBA, I am today already at the same level or higher. what is the benefits to have an academic credit ? besides having an other degree ? isn't the knowledge the most important than the degree itself ? your view?
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I think you need to reframe your goals and think about other options. If you're already at the post-Durham MBA salary (three years out it's $120k USD) then maybe an EMBA or online program would be more appropriate than an the in-class options.
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blibot
Hello,
thank you for your answer. the offers i have are already online programs. the EBMA is also an option.
My goal is to see clearly on my CV that i have a business background. in reality i have it but sometimes the job titles does not reflect it and my PhD in technical puts me automatically in the view of recruiters as a technical expert (Which I am not)

thank you
Hello,
thank you for your answer. the offers i have are already online programs. the EBMA is also an option.
My goal is to see clearly on my CV that i have a business background. in reality i have it but sometimes the job titles does not reflect it and my PhD in technical puts me automatically in the view of recruiters as a technical expert (Which I am not)

thank you
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Razors Edg...
An MBA is an expensive way to get 'business background' on your CV. If this is all you are looking for out of a degree, then certainly there are more cost-effective, less time-consuming options?

The real value of an MBA is in the network. If you're going to invest in a degree, make sure it has the network that will get you to the next step in your career.

In all honesty, recruiters usually will care less about an 'MBA' on a CV. However, if that MBA comes from a school they're familiar with - and ideally, have recruited from before - this is what will make the difference.
An MBA is an expensive way to get 'business background' on your CV. If this is all you are looking for out of a degree, then certainly there are more cost-effective, less time-consuming options?

The real value of an MBA is in the network. If you're going to invest in a degree, make sure it has the network that will get you to the next step in your career.

In all honesty, recruiters usually will care less about an 'MBA' on a CV. However, if that MBA comes from a school they're familiar with - and ideally, have recruited from before - this is what will make the difference.
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