Online MBA to choose from Upgrad LBS Vs Illinois iMBA Vs Online MBA NTU

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RR

Hi All,

This is my first post on this forum as I am looking for some advice on online MBA colleges. I am a working IT professional with 14 years of experience in the telecom and banking domains. I have primarily worked as a technical project/delivery manager and like to stay close to technology. I feel that to progress further I need a master degree which will help refine my abilities to deliver/drive decisions for the organisations and have career advancements. I would like to do this while I am working and not needing to take a break from it.

I am primarily focussing on online executive MBA's due to the fact that I may need to change location soon (I am currently in UK). The options of MBA with specialisation in data analytics interests me and am looking for such options. Recently I came across the Upgrad program which offers MBA from Liverpool university.

Can anyone shed some light on the program and does it really benefit getting an MBA via Upgrad v/s an Online MBA from an institution directly (e.g. University of Illinois, Nottingham Trent University)?

Hi All,

This is my first post on this forum as I am looking for some advice on online MBA colleges. I am a working IT professional with 14 years of experience in the telecom and banking domains. I have primarily worked as a technical project/delivery manager and like to stay close to technology. I feel that to progress further I need a master degree which will help refine my abilities to deliver/drive decisions for the organisations and have career advancements. I would like to do this while I am working and not needing to take a break from it.

I am primarily focussing on online executive MBA's due to the fact that I may need to change location soon (I am currently in UK). The options of MBA with specialisation in data analytics interests me and am looking for such options. Recently I came across the Upgrad program which offers MBA from Liverpool university.

Can anyone shed some light on the program and does it really benefit getting an MBA via Upgrad v/s an Online MBA from an institution directly (e.g. University of Illinois, Nottingham Trent University)?
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Duncan

Liverpool has franchised its MBA in various ways. It lacks more rigourous accreditation of Trent. 

I think you should choose between either an degree in analytics or an MBA. 

Liverpool has franchised its MBA in various ways. It lacks more rigourous accreditation of Trent.&nbsp;<br><br>I think you should choose between either an degree in analytics or an MBA.&nbsp;
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RR

Thanks Duncan for your reply. I wanted to get an MBA and was able to short list a few universities globally which fit my budget and have specialisation  options I am looking for -
Liverpool university
University of Illinois
Nottingham Trent

What would be your recommendation and ranking for these please? Or if you have any other recommendations for universities which provide fully online executive MBA courses. 

Thanks Duncan for your reply. I wanted to get an MBA and was able to short list a few universities globally which fit my budget and have specialisation &nbsp;options I am looking for -<br>Liverpool university<br>University of Illinois<br>Nottingham Trent<br><br>What would be your recommendation and ranking for these please? Or if you have any other recommendations for universities which provide fully online executive MBA courses.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think you missed my point. I would not recommend an MBA with a specialization to you. 

I think you missed my point. I would not recommend an MBA with a specialization to you.&nbsp;
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Duncan

PS I checked the Upgrad website. I see the Liverpool MBA is not from the University of Liverpool but from the less well know, and less respected, Liverpool Business School. 

PS I checked the Upgrad website. I see the Liverpool MBA is not from the University of Liverpool but from the less well know, and less respected, Liverpool Business School.&nbsp;
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RR

Thanks for checking Duncan and for your advice. 
I am an MBA aspirant with a goal to move into leadership roles. Can you advise in general how valuable are the completely online MBA’s and how do the Illinois and Nottingham Trent B schools fare in that aspect.

P.S- any other B school advise would also be appreciated. 

Thanks for checking Duncan and for your advice.&nbsp;<br>I am an MBA aspirant with a goal to move into leadership roles. Can you advise in general how valuable are the completely online MBA’s and how do the Illinois and Nottingham Trent B schools fare in that aspect.<br><br>P.S- any other B school advise would also be appreciated.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Take a look at https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/specific-career-goals-help-you-to-pick-the-right-mba-64431

A general answer cannot be very accurate. Generally, Illinois stands out as being the most extensive and well designed of the top MBA programmes with below-average fees. I am a fellow at NTU [in the business school], and that is a good school with good enough outcomes for its MSc to be ranked by the FT. However, it will probably not have a great alumni network in your target market. 

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Take a look at https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/specific-career-goals-help-you-to-pick-the-right-mba-64431<br><br>A general answer cannot be very accurate. Generally, Illinois stands out as being the most extensive and well designed of the top MBA programmes with below-average fees. I am a fellow at NTU [in the business school], and that is a good school with good enough outcomes for its MSc to be ranked by the FT. However, it will probably not have a great alumni network in your target market.&nbsp;<br><br>[bit in brackets added]
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RR

Thanks for the info. 

Additionally I do understand that a classroom MBA’s are more recognised worldwide. But in my current situation I can only do a fully online MBA which from Illinois is 22K USD. 
Would you have any views on how effective online MBA’s are and is it worth the investment?

Thanks for the info.&nbsp;<br><br>Additionally I do understand that a classroom MBA’s are more recognised worldwide. But in my current situation I can only do a fully online MBA which from Illinois is 22K USD.&nbsp;<br>Would you have any views on how effective online MBA’s are and is it worth the investment?
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Duncan

That's a question with a very long answer. Did you know this website has a sister, Find MBA Online? That's discussed well there. 

An online MBA from a great school is better than a classroom MBA from a below-average school. Educationally, students in well-designed online MBAs are happier and seem to learn more than those in below-average classroom MBAs. The net added value of any great MBA is almost certainly going to be massive, in comparison to the opportunity cost. For most people, it's the best major investment they will make.

That's a question with a very long answer. Did you know this website has a sister, Find MBA Online? That's discussed well there.&nbsp;<br><br>An online MBA from a great school is better than a classroom MBA from a below-average school. Educationally, students in well-designed online MBAs are happier and seem to learn more than those in below-average classroom MBAs. The net added value of any great MBA is almost certainly going to be massive, in comparison to the opportunity cost. For most people, it's the best major investment they will make.
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