Singapore Business School (SBS) MBA degree


Spidey

I am contacting you to report a school page that seems to be exploiting people's ease of belief.

The "Singapore Business School" (SBS) (website: https://www.sbs-online.world/, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/singapore.business.school/, LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/school/singapore-business-school/)




claims to be offering an extremely cheap MBA program at 490$ , questionably without academic/professional prerequisites, that can even be completed in 4 months time (!).

Its accreditations seem (https://www.sbs-online.world/about/accreditations) to ONLY exist as pages on LinkedIn, without e-mails/contact details or websites. A Google-search on each one of them results ONLY to their LinkedIn pages and their relationship with SBS and NO official info is available online. The LinkedIn pages of the questionable accreditation bodies can be found in the corresponding links:

"ESMBA - European Society of MBAs"https://www.linkedin.com/company/esmba-european-society-of-mbas

"AABE - American Association of Business Education"
https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-association-of-business-education

"ABECB - Asian Business Education Certification Body"
https://www.linkedin.com/company/asian-business-education-certification-body

"IABS - International Association of Business Education"
https://www.linkedin.com/company/international-association-of-business-schools

"BESA - Business Education Society in Asia"
https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-education-society-in-asia

I have been examining all details of this "school" for a while and I consider it my responsibility to address this issue to regulatory Facebook and LinkedIn services, as these are the platforms that they are mostly using to broaden their presence and lure prospective students.

Relative discussions / forum topics on the legitimacy of the specific "school" may be found here:•https://www.reddit.com/r/MBA/comments/ifr6h0/is_singapore_business_school_legit/
https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/singapore-business-school-is-bogus.57170/

https://gmatclub.com/forum/singapore-business-school-sbs-fake-mba-and-accrrditations-339680.html

Please consider the report of this questionable (but confusingly well orchestrated) organization. To anyone who is able to intervene to this matter, please do proceed to other necessary actions by informing responsible regulatory authorities.The above-mentioned characteristics of the school have persuaded many people into spending money on this controversial MBA degree, without real accreditations.

Thank you very much for your time. Please consider this issue.

[Edited by Spidey on Nov 25, 2020]

I am contacting you to report a school page that seems to be exploiting people's ease of belief.<br><br><div>The "Singapore Business School" (SBS) (website: https://www.sbs-online.world/, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/singapore.business.school/, LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/school/singapore-business-school/)<br><br><br><br>
</div><div>claims to be offering an extremely cheap MBA program at 490$ , questionably without academic/professional prerequisites, that can even be completed in 4 months time (!).<br><br></div><div>Its accreditations seem (https://www.sbs-online.world/about/accreditations) to ONLY exist as pages on LinkedIn, without e-mails/contact details or websites. A Google-search on each one of them results ONLY to their LinkedIn pages and their relationship with SBS and NO official info is available online. The LinkedIn pages of the questionable accreditation bodies can be found in the corresponding links:</div><br><br><div>"ESMBA - European Society of MBAs"</div><div>https://www.linkedin.com/company/esmba-european-society-of-mbas</div><br><br><div>"AABE - American Association of Business Education"<br></div><div>https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-association-of-business-education</div><br><br><div>"ABECB - Asian Business Education Certification Body"<br></div><div>https://www.linkedin.com/company/asian-business-education-certification-body</div><br><br><div>"IABS - International Association of Business Education"<br></div><div>https://www.linkedin.com/company/international-association-of-business-schools</div><br><br><div>"BESA - Business Education Society in Asia"<br></div><div>https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-education-society-in-asia</div><br><br><div>I have been examining all details of this "school" for a while and I consider it my responsibility to address this issue to regulatory Facebook and LinkedIn services, as these are the platforms that they are mostly using to broaden their presence and lure prospective students.</div><br><br><div>Relative discussions / forum topics on the legitimacy of the specific "school" may be found here:</div><div>•https://www.reddit.com/r/MBA/comments/ifr6h0/is_singapore_business_school_legit/</div><br>•https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/singapore-business-school-is-bogus.57170/<br><br>•https://gmatclub.com/forum/singapore-business-school-sbs-fake-mba-and-accrrditations-339680.html<br><br><div>Please consider the report of this questionable (but confusingly well orchestrated) organization. To anyone who is able to intervene to this matter, please do proceed to other necessary actions by informing responsible regulatory authorities.</div><div>The above-mentioned characteristics of the school have persuaded many people into spending money on this controversial MBA degree, without real accreditations.</div><br><br><div>Thank you very much for your time. Please consider this issue.</div>
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Duncan

Thanks for the warning! 

Thanks for the warning!&nbsp;
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LJanet

Man, are you serious?
You express yourself toxicly and unreasonably accuse someone. As proofs, you throw off links, where at one place an "expert" claims that James Brown is only a singer (yeah, a person who thinks that this name is unique, naturally undertands the issue),and in another place people simply say that they haven't heard anything about the school (also not something extraordinary). And the most important thing is that you're saying all this about the education for 3,000 USD. Man, of course, a school that offers tuition for such a cost will not have top accreditations like AMBA or similar level. In fact, there are millions of accrediting centers. All of them, as was correctly noted on one of the links you sent, work in B2B segment. If you don't know that it is, I'll tell you - in 99% of cases there are no sites in it. Really. When firms work directly with other firms they don't give a damn about websites and stuff. Even companies that work with clients do not always have websites. You need to understand that this MBA can be acquired for a job interview, where the degree is required. It's not an Ivy League level. And for this price, it shouldn't be. This can be a degree for passing an interview for a job, not more.

Man, are you serious?<br>You express yourself toxicly and unreasonably accuse someone. As proofs, you throw off links, where at one place an "expert" claims that James Brown is only a singer (yeah, a person who thinks that this name is unique, naturally undertands the issue),and in another place people simply say that they haven't heard anything about the school (also not something extraordinary). And the most important thing is that you're saying all this about the education for 3,000 USD. Man, of course, a school that offers tuition for such a cost will not have top accreditations like AMBA or similar level. In fact, there are millions of accrediting centers. All of them, as was correctly noted on one of the links you sent, work in B2B segment. If you don't know that it is, I'll tell you - in 99% of cases there are no sites in it. Really. When firms work directly with other firms they don't give a damn about websites and stuff. Even companies that work with clients do not always have websites. You need to understand that this MBA can be acquired for a job interview, where the degree is required. It's not an Ivy League level. And for this price, it shouldn't be. This can be a degree for passing an interview for a job, not more.
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Spidey

Hello. I am not being unreasonable, as I am simply talking with facts, trying to protect prospective students.1f642

Not only do these accreditation bodies not share website info, but also no communication details! No e-mail, no phone numbers! For an "internationally" accredited MBA, it is impossible to contact these "bodies". Other than that, their only profile is available as LinkedIn page, which can be made by everyone and supported by "follows" derived by made-up profiles.

Furthermore, the scholarship they offer is renewed every few days and is available to ANYONE, hence its cost is 490$ and not 2990$, making it more suspicious.

Please don't analyze B2B to me. When no e-mail is available (or even phone number) how do businesses contact each other? With pigeons sending letters?

[Edited by Spidey on Nov 24, 2020]

Hello. I am not being unreasonable, as I am simply talking with facts, trying to protect prospective students.:slightly-smiling-face:<br><br>Not only do these accreditation bodies not share website info, but also no communication details! No e-mail, no phone numbers! For an "internationally" accredited MBA, it is impossible to contact these "bodies". Other than that, their only profile is available as LinkedIn page, which can be made by everyone and supported by "follows" derived by made-up profiles.<br><br>Furthermore, the scholarship they offer is renewed every few days and is available to ANYONE, hence its cost is 490$ and not 2990$, making it more suspicious.<br><br>Please don't analyze B2B to me. When no e-mail is available (or even phone number) how do businesses contact each other? With pigeons sending letters?
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loli

Hi dude. I saw your post and also decided to check the information and I also think that you speak without respect and in a rude manner
I don't know where you are from, but what kind of accreditation would you like to see for 490?

I was able to find all the contacts and found real students and even got feedback from them
Yes, I agree that you could find better accreditation, but man, if you need better, just go to a good school and pay a good price.


Hi dude.&nbsp;<div>I saw your post and also decided to check the information and I also think that you speak without respect and in a rude manner
</div><div>I don't know where you are from, but what kind of accreditation would you like to see for 490?
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</div><div>I was able to find all the contacts and found real students and even got feedback from them
</div><div>Yes, I agree that you could find better accreditation, but man, if you need better, just go to a good school and pay a good price.
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Duncan

This discussion escalated quickly. This nutcases must be working for the 'school'. 

This discussion escalated quickly. This nutcases must be working for the 'school'.&nbsp;
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Spidey

This discussion escalated quickly. This nutcases must be working for the 'school'. 


Thanks for the support, Duncan.

That is an obvious conclusion, indeed.
Thank you also for your agreement to this matter. Through your profile I can easily derive you are a person of great experience on the field and your insights do really matter.

Spidey, M.Eng. Electrical Engineer NTUA

[Edited by Spidey on Nov 21, 2020]

[quote]This discussion escalated quickly. This nutcases must be working for the 'school'.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for the support, Duncan.<br><br>That is an obvious conclusion, indeed.<br>Thank you also for your agreement to this matter. Through your profile I can easily derive you are a person of great experience on the field and your insights do really matter.<br><br>Spidey, M.Eng. Electrical Engineer NTUA
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StuartHE

Janet's weird use of "man" for "you" is repeated by Loli so it seems reasonable to assume these first time posters are the same person:  they both joined, made three comments (both defending SBS and then making trivial comments on other posts), and left within a few hours.


The incorrectness of their view is reflected by Janet's comment

 When firms work directly with other firms they don't give a damn about websites and stuff. Even companies that work with clients do not always have websites. You need to understand that this MBA can be acquired for a job interview, where the degree is required. It's not an Ivy League level.


Employers rarely say: "Oh, here's someone from a school I never heard of. Let me see what accredition they have". They are more likely to say: "This applicant is a moron. They spent $3,000 on some magic beans. I don't want someone with such bad judgment". A diploma mill MBA will not get you an interview. It will be a stain on your resume. 

$3,000 will get you the University of the People MBA, which is a real academic degree with US national accreditation [but none of the top-teir accreditations. Slightly better is Amity Online, which has a US regionally-accredited MBA for $5000. 

[Edited by StuartHE on Nov 21, 2020]

Janet's weird use of "man" for "you" is repeated by Loli so it seems reasonable to assume these first time posters are the same person:&nbsp; they both joined, made three comments (both defending SBS and then making trivial comments on other posts), and left within a few hours.<br><br><br>The incorrectness of their view is reflected by Janet's comment<br>[quote]&nbsp;When firms work directly with other firms they don't give a damn about websites and stuff. Even companies that work with clients do not always have websites. You need to understand that this MBA can be acquired for a job interview, where the degree is required. It's not an Ivy League level. [/quote]<br><br>Employers rarely say: "Oh, here's someone from a school I never heard of. Let me see what accredition they have". They are more likely to say: "This applicant is a moron. They spent $3,000 on some magic beans. I don't want someone with such bad judgment". A diploma mill MBA will not get you an interview. It will be a stain on your resume.&nbsp;<br><br>$3,000 will get you the University of the People MBA, which is a real academic degree with US national accreditation [but none of the top-teir accreditations. Slightly better is Amity Online, which has a US regionally-accredited MBA for $5000.&nbsp;
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