MBa. in Strategic planning


Daryll
Good day folks, I've been doing some research over the past few weeks trying to find a good Mba program specializing in Strategic Planning / Management. I'm interested primarily in English programs in the U.K, Holland, or the US. I have an MSc. from University Twente in Holland and 10yrs top management experience. Any suggestions? Also, are there any good schools without GMAT requirements? A one year course would be ideal.

Thanks
Good day folks, I've been doing some research over the past few weeks trying to find a good Mba program specializing in Strategic Planning / Management. I'm interested primarily in English programs in the U.K, Holland, or the US. I have an MSc. from University Twente in Holland and 10yrs top management experience. Any suggestions? Also, are there any good schools without GMAT requirements? A one year course would be ideal.

Thanks
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Duncan
You won't find a good MBA in strategy without GMAT. Strategy work is tightly concentrated globally in four of five consulting firms that recruit from the top business schools (principally Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, LBS, MIT, Northwestern, Wharton). These are even the main sources for those consultants in The Netherlands, even if many have studied at TU Delft, RSM or Leiden for their MSc/Drs)

Generally there are few courses in strategic *planning*: that concept more or less died in the 1990s (search for "death of strategic planning" + Mintzberg). But there are many programmes in strategy which you search for at: http://www.find-mba.com/search

For MBAs without the GMAT, search the discussion board for "No GMAT"
You won't find a good MBA in strategy without GMAT. Strategy work is tightly concentrated globally in four of five consulting firms that recruit from the top business schools (principally Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, LBS, MIT, Northwestern, Wharton). These are even the main sources for those consultants in The Netherlands, even if many have studied at TU Delft, RSM or Leiden for their MSc/Drs)

Generally there are few courses in strategic *planning*: that concept more or less died in the 1990s (search for "death of strategic planning" + Mintzberg). But there are many programmes in strategy which you search for at: http://www.find-mba.com/search

For MBAs without the GMAT, search the discussion board for "No GMAT"
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Daryll
Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).
Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).

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BigD
For Distance Learning option, "Edinburgh Business School" aka Heriot Watt University in Scotland do am MSc in Strategic Planning, with nine units assessed by exam, but as Duncan says the process of Strategic Planning is pretty old hat now (though I'm not too impressed with Mintzberg's Emergent strategy either)

BigD

Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).

For Distance Learning option, "Edinburgh Business School" aka Heriot Watt University in Scotland do am MSc in Strategic Planning, with nine units assessed by exam, but as Duncan says the process of Strategic Planning is pretty old hat now (though I'm not too impressed with Mintzberg's Emergent strategy either)

BigD

<blockquote>Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).

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Duncan
You've seen the Durham Global MBA has a Caribbean stream? No GMAT required, I think.
You've seen the Durham Global MBA has a Caribbean stream? No GMAT required, I think.
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Daryll
Thanks, will look into it. Wasn't aware of it.
Thanks, will look into it. Wasn't aware of it.
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ralph
Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).


Where exactly are you? As far as I know, there are test centers in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Jamaica (Kingston), Puerto Rico (San Juan), and the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas.)
<blockquote>Thanks Duncan, I will definitely do some more research. My major problem with the GMAT is that because there are no centers where I live that are able to administer the exam, a logistical problem exists. (I live in the Caribbean).

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Where exactly are you? As far as I know, there are test centers in the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Jamaica (Kingston), Puerto Rico (San Juan), and the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas.)
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Duncan
This is the Caribbean track of the Durham MBA: http://www.dur.ac.uk/dbs/glc/mba-dl/caribbean/ professors fly to Barbados to teach it.
This is the Caribbean track of the Durham MBA: http://www.dur.ac.uk/dbs/glc/mba-dl/caribbean/ professors fly to Barbados to teach it.
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Daryll
@ Ralph, I live in Antigua
@ Ralph, I live in Antigua
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