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Gav77

Hi my first post here.







I am a General Manufacturing / Operations manager with no degree but lots of professional qualifications. I have a solid job that I have been doing for over 25 years and I would like to do an MBA programme to add a degree to my resume to go alongside my work experience. I am keen to pursue my career in manufacturing and looking for directorship in the near future or a role that offers further progression. I am 42 now and feel if I don’t do it now I never will.







I have been accepted into Bradford and Lancaster due to my work experience and professional qualifications but was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. Do you think MMU is an option?







I basically chose Bradford and Lancaster due to the EMBA choices, location and triple accreditation.

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Hi my first post here. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I am a General Manufacturing / Operations manager with no degree but lots of professional qualifications. I have a solid job that I have been doing for over 25 years and I would like to do an MBA programme to add a degree to my resume to go alongside my work experience. I am keen to pursue my career in manufacturing and looking for directorship in the near future or a role that offers further progression. I am 42 now and feel if I don’t do it now I never will. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I have been accepted into Bradford and Lancaster due to my work experience and professional qualifications but was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions. Do you think MMU is an option? <br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I basically chose Bradford and Lancaster due to the EMBA choices, location and triple accreditation.
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Duncan

MMU isn't worth considering but do look at Manchester. I assume you are in northern England.

MMU isn't worth considering but do look at Manchester. I assume you are in northern England.
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Gav77

Yes, I’m around 30 mins from Manchester.  What do you think about Lancaster or Bradford? 

Is Manchester worth the extra money on fees? 

Yes, I’m around 30 mins from Manchester. &nbsp;What do you think about Lancaster or Bradford?&nbsp;<br><br>Is Manchester worth the extra money on fees?&nbsp;
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Duncan

Manchester MBAs earn around 50% more than Lancaster MBAs. Those schools are much, much better than Bradford. MBS is a much bigger school with a much stronger suite of MBA programmes, and the MBA is central to AMBS in the way it is not at LUMS. I notice that the LUMS EMBA director is a PhD student, while the Manchester Global MBA is directed by a full professor. 

Manchester MBAs earn around 50% more than Lancaster MBAs. Those schools are much, much better than Bradford. MBS is a much bigger school with a much stronger suite of MBA programmes, and the MBA is central to AMBS in the way it is not at LUMS. I notice that the LUMS EMBA director is a PhD student, while the Manchester Global MBA is directed by a full professor.&nbsp;
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Gav77

Hi, If the fees are out of reach do you recommend any others?  I’m happy to do online or executive part time. 

Thanks so much got your input. 

Hi, If the fees are out of reach do you recommend any others? &nbsp;I’m happy to do online or executive part time.&nbsp;<br><br>Thanks so much got your input.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

For someone considering a board-level role, I would stop and think hard before you say that something is out of reach. Imagine if you increase your salary by 50%: what's the total value of that increase? Assuming you work for 25 more years, it's a massive amount of money. It's not hard to get financing. 

For someone considering a board-level role, I would stop and think hard before you say that something is out of reach. Imagine if you increase your salary by 50%: what's the total value of that increase? Assuming you work for 25 more years, it's a massive amount of money. It's not hard to get financing.&nbsp;
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Gav77

Stuart thanks for your reply and you do make perfect sense in what you say. A better business school degree will give a better salary so agreed it should not always come down to the cost of the course. 


You state its not hard to get financing, can you elaborate on this as I can only see part funding available for around 11k for masters courses for the government website, unless I am missing something? Are you talking about personal loans to cover this?

Stuart thanks for your reply and you do make perfect sense in what you say. A better business school degree will give a better salary so agreed it should not always come down to the cost of the course.&nbsp;<br><br><br>You state its not hard to get financing, can you elaborate on this as I can only see part funding available for around 11k for masters courses for the government website, unless I am missing something? Are you talking about personal loans to cover this?
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StuartHE

I suggest you speak to the admissions teams at the schools you are targeting. In a nutshell:
- Career development loans
- Senior apprenticeship scheme
- Scholarships
- Commercial loans

I suggest you speak to the admissions teams at the schools you are targeting. In a nutshell:<br>- Career development loans<br>- Senior apprenticeship scheme<br>- Scholarships<br>- Commercial loans
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Gkeicjo

MMU isn't worth considering but do look at Manchester. I assume you are in northern England.

Dear Duncan, Can you please elaborate on that please. I was considering to make an application to its online MBA program.

[quote]MMU isn't worth considering but do look at Manchester. I assume you are in northern England. [/quote]<br>Dear Duncan, Can you please elaborate on that please. I was considering to make an application to its online MBA program.<br><br>
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Duncan

MMU is not better than the other schools you named, but the University of Manchester MBA is. Since you named schools that are close to each other, I assumed you must live somewhere in the middle, like Burnley. 

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MMU is not better than the other schools you named, but the University of Manchester MBA is. Since you named schools that are close to each other, I assumed you must live somewhere in the middle, like Burnley.&nbsp;
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Gkeicjo

MMU is not better than the other schools you named, but the University of Manchester MBA is. Since you named schools that are close to each other, I assumed you must live somewhere in the middle, like Burnley. 

Thank you Duncan, I have to say I am not the person who started the thread. However, I am interested in doing the MBA program from MMU and from your evaluation you would place it at par with Bradford and Lancaster?. The other program I was planning to apply was the Durham University Business School's Online MBA. How would you rate MMU Online MBA against Durham Online MBA?




[quote]MMU is not better than the other schools you named, but the University of Manchester MBA is. Since you named schools that are close to each other, I assumed you must live somewhere in the middle, like Burnley.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Thank you Duncan, I have to say I am not the person who started the thread. However, I am interested in doing the MBA program from MMU and from your evaluation you would place it at par with Bradford and Lancaster?. The other program I was planning to apply was the Durham University Business School's Online MBA. How would you rate MMU Online MBA against Durham Online MBA?<br><br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

Sorry for confusing you for someone else. 

No I think there are big gala between these schools in their brand equity, academic prestige and the quality of their students and alumni. The order of the MBAs is certainly Durham > Lancaster > Bradford > MMU. 

Sorry for confusing you for someone else.&nbsp;<br><br>No I think there are big gala between these schools in their brand equity, academic prestige and the quality of their students and alumni. The order of the MBAs is certainly Durham &gt; Lancaster &gt; Bradford &gt; MMU.&nbsp;
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Gkeicjo

Sorry for confusing you for someone else. 

No I think there are big gala between these schools in their brand equity, academic prestige and the quality of their students and alumni. The order of the MBAs is certainly Durham > Lancaster > Bradford > MMU. 

No worries at all. 
Thank you for the relative ranking of the universities.

Just to confirm, this ranking applies to Online MBA as well? I appreciate this is not the Online MBA page. Will be great if you can confirm that.

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[quote]Sorry for confusing you for someone else.&nbsp;<br><br>No I think there are big gala between these schools in their brand equity, academic prestige and the quality of their students and alumni. The order of the MBAs is certainly Durham &gt; Lancaster &gt; Bradford &gt; MMU.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>No worries at all.&nbsp;<br>Thank you for the relative ranking of the universities.<br><br>Just to confirm, this ranking applies to Online MBA as well? I appreciate this is not the Online MBA page. Will be great if you can confirm that.<br><br>
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StuartHE

I think that this order of priority will apply for almost all masters degrees in business, the with possible exception of consumer marketing, where Lancaster is very strong.

I think that this order of priority will apply for almost all masters degrees in business, the with possible exception of consumer marketing, where Lancaster is very strong.
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