University of London Global MBA or Buckinghamshire new university iMBA


akak147

Hey, guys! I have a lower 2:2 around 57% BSC Business Administration HRM from UOL Royal Holloway (distant learning)
I am thinking of applying for an online MBA. I have these two options mentioned in the caption. I am planning to work in the US, NOT UK. So please keep that in mind. Out of these two programs which one would be better? Bucks MBA is a little bit cheaper. Are any of these programs accredited? Like any gold standard accreditation? Which program will increase my chances of a job. Accreditation is a must for me though as I have heard without that I wouldn’t be getting a job.

Hey, guys! I have a lower 2:2 around 57% BSC Business Administration HRM from UOL Royal Holloway (distant learning)
I am thinking of applying for an online MBA. I have these two options mentioned in the caption. I am planning to work in the US, NOT UK. So please keep that in mind. Out of these two programs which one would be better? Bucks MBA is a little bit cheaper. Are any of these programs accredited? Like any gold standard accreditation? Which program will increase my chances of a job. Accreditation is a must for me though as I have heard without that I wouldn’t be getting a job.
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Duncan

These do not have AASCB accreditation. Study in the US to work there. 

These do not have AASCB accreditation. Study in the US to work there. 
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akak147

These do not have AASCB accreditation. Study in the US to work there. 

Yes, I understand. But these are the only ones I can afford. I want to try the UIUC iMSM but that’s out of my budget. Would you suggest me to go and get a SPHRM-CP certificate, get a job with my bachelors and then try for the MBA? Do you know of any good, affordable and accredited Msc programs for business? 

[quote]These do not have AASCB accreditation. Study in the US to work there.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Yes, I understand. But these are the only ones I can afford. I want to try the UIUC iMSM but that’s out of my budget. Would you suggest me to go and get a SPHRM-CP certificate, get a job with my bachelors and then try for the MBA? Do you know of any good, affordable and accredited Msc programs for business?&nbsp;
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Duncan

US employers respect US degrees from good schools. Scroll half way down this page to see the per-credit price for some of the least costly AACSB schools:  https://www.noodle.com/articles/cheapest-online-mba-programs-aacsb-accredited UIUC is great value at 320 per credit, but there are cheaper options. If you want to work in the US, however, a undergraduate qualification from a community college might be better and cheaper. That would get you inside the US. I'd recommend a college with some on-campus work opportunities (probably in states with low unemployment. See: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm#:~:text=Unemployment%20Minnesota%20had%20the%20lowest,and%20Utah%2C%202.0%20percent%20each

US employers respect US degrees from good schools. Scroll half way down this page to see the per-credit price for some of the least costly AACSB schools:&nbsp; https://www.noodle.com/articles/cheapest-online-mba-programs-aacsb-accredited UIUC is great value at 320 per credit, but there are cheaper options. If you want to work in the US, however, a undergraduate qualification from a community college might be better and cheaper. That would get you inside the US. I'd recommend a college with some on-campus work opportunities (probably in states with low unemployment. See: https://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm#:~:text=Unemployment%20Minnesota%20had%20the%20lowest,and%20Utah%2C%202.0%20percent%20each.&nbsp;
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Duncan

For example, search for 'Associate' here: https://www.minnstate.edu/campusesprograms/index.html Use the filters to get on-campus undergraduate options at community colleges in the Business programme areas. Look for 60 credit associate degrees or one year Diploma programs. 

For example, search for 'Associate' here: https://www.minnstate.edu/campusesprograms/index.html Use the filters to get on-campus undergraduate options at community colleges in the Business programme areas. Look for 60 credit associate degrees or one year Diploma programs.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Since Minnesota has the lowest unemployment, I looked for the cities with the lowest unemployment there: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v-ILXvdknS8QDD5xBuwOvgR1g4loC41AcEGj9lJC8NA/edit?usp=sharing Rochester stands out. It's the largest city outside Minneapolis-St Paul and has low unemployment. 

The community college has a range of degree options. https://www.rctc.edu/academics/program-options/ I'd also look at Normandale and Inver Hills, since they have more information about on-campus jobs. 

Since Minnesota has the lowest unemployment, I looked for the cities with the lowest unemployment there: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v-ILXvdknS8QDD5xBuwOvgR1g4loC41AcEGj9lJC8NA/edit?usp=sharing Rochester stands out. It's the largest city outside Minneapolis-St Paul and has low unemployment.&nbsp;<br><br>The community college has a range of degree options. https://www.rctc.edu/academics/program-options/ I'd also look at Normandale and Inver Hills, since they have more information about on-campus jobs.&nbsp;
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Duncan




 

What do you think of University of Manchester's Msc HRM vs UIUC’s iMSM? Which Program do you think is more credible? I feel like Manchester takes the lead because of the triple accreditation. 

Triple accreditation has no added value in the US. The Manchester degree will be more valued in most Commonwealth countries and, otherwise, the UIUC degree will be more respected in the Americas and Asia. Very few hiring managers are in the business of hiring from more than one continent (and will thus prefer schools their company has more awareness of). Study where you want to work, and then study at the best school for your job. 


PS Because HR is generally a cost centre rather than a profit contributor, HRM graduates will generally earn less than students of general management. The Manchester HRMIR programme is the MSc for the UK market. The IHRM MSc is for people returning to the developing world. 

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<div>&nbsp;[quote]What do you think of University of Manchester's Msc HRM vs UIUC’s iMSM? Which Program do you think is more credible? I feel like Manchester takes the lead because of the triple accreditation.&nbsp; [/quote]</div><div><br>Triple accreditation has no added value in the US. The Manchester degree will be more valued in most Commonwealth countries and, otherwise, the UIUC degree will be more respected in the Americas and Asia. Very few hiring managers are in the business of hiring from more than one continent (and will thus prefer schools their company has more awareness of). Study where you want to work, and then study at the best school for your job.&nbsp;</div><div><br><br>
</div><div>PS Because HR is generally a cost centre rather than a profit contributor, HRM graduates will generally earn less than students of general management. The Manchester HRMIR programme is the MSc for the UK market. The IHRM MSc is for people returning to the developing world.&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

I think a UK MSc in HRM is less likely to get you a job in the US than a AAS in HRM from a community college inside a state university system. 

I think a UK MSc in HRM is less likely to get you a job in the US than a AAS in HRM from a community college inside a state university system.&nbsp;
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