MBA too ambitous?


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I would welcome constructive advice on my position;

- 37 years old, worked 15 years plus in Healthcare (Paramedic) in some junior leadership positions. Great experience for critical thinking, decision making!
- Last 3 years have moved over to a more operations management/logistics role for an international insurance company. My role dictates me to manage staff and communicate from CEO down to bottom of the company
- I am a UK Citizen, resident in the Philippines

With no previous Business qualifications

- Is an MBA too ambitious at this stage?
- If so what courses would help me prepare for MBA in 1-2 years?

Thanks for any input
I would welcome constructive advice on my position;

- 37 years old, worked 15 years plus in Healthcare (Paramedic) in some junior leadership positions. Great experience for critical thinking, decision making!
- Last 3 years have moved over to a more operations management/logistics role for an international insurance company. My role dictates me to manage staff and communicate from CEO down to bottom of the company
- I am a UK Citizen, resident in the Philippines

With no previous Business qualifications

- Is an MBA too ambitious at this stage?
- If so what courses would help me prepare for MBA in 1-2 years?

Thanks for any input
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Duncan
An MBA seems like a great option. My experience is that managers often feel most anxious about the quant part of the MBA experience. Admissions committees often wonder about the academic strengths of students. I don't know what your academic record is like (if it's weak, look for a programme that would give you a for-credit transcript) or if you've taken the GMAT. The LSE offers a costly pre-MBA programmme, but I think its graduate diploma is a better: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/diploma-graduates/lse/diploma-graduates-management Otherwise, I think the CIMA certificate or a MOOC that has a lot of Excel work could be a great option.

[Edited by Duncan on Nov 12, 2017]

An MBA seems like a great option. My experience is that managers often feel most anxious about the quant part of the MBA experience. Admissions committees often wonder about the academic strengths of students. I don't know what your academic record is like (if it's weak, look for a programme that would give you a for-credit transcript) or if you've taken the GMAT. The LSE offers a costly pre-MBA programmme, but I think its graduate diploma is a better: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/diploma-graduates/lse/diploma-graduates-management Otherwise, I think the CIMA certificate or a MOOC that has a lot of Excel work could be a great option.
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Duncan
If you are thinking of a distance-learning MBA, then this could be a great way to start and get some credit towards your MBA https://www.coursera.org/specializations/managerial-economics-business-analysis
If you are thinking of a distance-learning MBA, then this could be a great way to start and get some credit towards your MBA https://www.coursera.org/specializations/managerial-economics-business-analysis
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mba hipste...
What are your goals? Why do you want to do an MBA?
What are your goals? Why do you want to do an MBA?
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