Which mode of MBA study is suitable for me?

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Greetings everyone,



I'm currently accepted at ESCP Fulltime MBA program in Paris, and should join next year, as I deferred my enrollment due to the the COVID pandemic and travel restrictions. However, I have been thinking it is a very big investment in terms of tuition, living costs abroad, and opportunity cost. So I was wondering if you can guide me on which mode of study is better in my case? Is it Executive MBA, Online MBA, or Fulltime is the best option in terms of learning and networking? Executive MBA has been my first choice actually, as it allows to study and work at the same time. Yet the tuition cost of EMBAs is much higher than fulltime ones. So I'm not sure which route to take.



I'm currently 35 years old, and work as an entrepreneur and executive in the retailing industry. My goals for getting the MBA is to upgrade my business skills and managerial experience, expand my professional network, and of course get an MBA from a top-ranked school.



I also would like to know opinions of the ESCP MBA program. The school is highly ranked in France and Europe, but I just want to garner feedback and opinion of their program.

Thanks in advance for your help

[Edited by Cafe_Americano on Jul 29, 2021]

Greetings everyone,<br>
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I'm currently accepted at ESCP Fulltime MBA program in Paris, and should join next year, as I deferred my enrollment due to the the COVID pandemic and travel restrictions. However, I have been thinking it is a very big investment in terms of tuition, living costs abroad, and opportunity cost. So I was wondering if you can guide me on which mode of study is better in my case? Is it Executive MBA, Online MBA, or Fulltime is the best option in terms of learning and networking? Executive MBA has been my first choice actually, as it allows to study and work at the same time. Yet the tuition cost of EMBAs is much higher than fulltime ones. So I'm not sure which route to take.<br>
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I'm currently 35 years old, and work as an entrepreneur and executive in the retailing industry. My goals for getting the MBA is to upgrade my business skills and managerial experience, expand my professional network, and of course get an MBA from a top-ranked school.<br><br><br>
I also would like to know opinions of the ESCP MBA program. The school is highly ranked in France and Europe, but I just want to garner feedback and opinion of their program.<br><br>Thanks in advance for your help
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Duncan

Because your goals are not specific, I'm not sure an MBA is a right choice. The big question is: in which market segments do you want to expand your network, and for what goal. Start with the goal in mind. If you want to network in your own country, then do an EMBA there. If you have a target market to export into, an EMBA there can work well. If you want placement or a visa, then you will need a full-time degree

Because your goals are not specific, I'm not sure an MBA is a right choice. The big question is: in which market segments do you want to expand your network, and for what goal. Start with the goal in mind. If you want to network in your own country, then do an EMBA there. If you have a target market to export into, an EMBA there can work well. If you want placement or a visa, then you will need a full-time degree
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Hey Duncan, thanks for your reply. Well my career goals is to upgrade my business skills especially in finance and accounting, as well as network professionally and get an MBA from a top-ranked business school. After the MBA, I plan to return back to my firm and help scale our operations and grow our business.

I think ESCP Business School is an excellent choice, as it's a top ranked school in Europe. However, I'm just worried about the expensive costs and opportunity cost of going fulltime vs. doing an executive MBA, which I can do while still working. The only barrier for me with the EMBA is that it's higher priced and requires more international travel back and forth.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks

Hey Duncan, thanks for your reply. Well my career goals is to upgrade my business skills especially in finance and accounting, as well as network professionally and get an MBA from a top-ranked business school. After the MBA, I plan to return back to my firm and help scale our operations and grow our business.<br><br>I think ESCP Business School is an excellent choice, as it's a top ranked school in Europe. However, I'm just worried about the expensive costs and opportunity cost of going fulltime vs. doing an executive MBA, which I can do while still working. The only barrier for me with the EMBA is that it's higher priced and requires more international travel back and forth.<br><br>Please let me know your thoughts.<br><br>Thanks
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Duncan

I don't think you're getting my point. If you just want to network, go to a networking event. Are there specific market sectors you want to network in?  Then ask which schools are next placed for that. ESCP might not be the next EMBA for any specific goal. 

I don't think you're getting my point. If you just want to network, go to a networking event. Are there specific market sectors you want to network in?&nbsp; Then ask which schools are next placed for that. ESCP might not be the next EMBA for any specific goal.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

Hey Duncan, thanks for your reply. Well my career goals is to upgrade my business skills especially in finance and accounting, as well as network professionally and get an MBA from a top-ranked business school. After the MBA, I plan to return back to my firm and help scale our operations and grow our business.

Yeah, I'm thinking you could get by with a lower-cost Online MBA (Gies for instance) and targeted networking. Unless you see an overarching need to do the EMBA, I'm not sure it would be worth the additional investment. 

[quote]Hey Duncan, thanks for your reply. Well my career goals is to upgrade my business skills especially in finance and accounting, as well as network professionally and get an MBA from a top-ranked business school. After the MBA, I plan to return back to my firm and help scale our operations and grow our business.[/quote]<br>Yeah, I'm thinking you could get by with a lower-cost Online MBA (Gies for instance) and targeted networking. Unless you see an overarching need to do the EMBA, I'm not sure it would be worth the additional investment.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

THis is a bit of a silly advert. If you wanted an MBA from an Indian university, then Amity comes at a lower price than UPES and has US regional accreditation. 

THis is a bit of a silly advert. If you wanted an MBA from an Indian university, then Amity comes at a lower price than UPES and has US regional accreditation.&nbsp;
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