2 Yrs Work Exp or less MBA


imad604
Hi,

I wanted to know if someone could help list out some UK universities and business schools that offer 1 year MBA's to candidates with 2 years work experience or less.

I've had a lot of trouble finding programs that meet the aforementioned requirements.
Hi,

I wanted to know if someone could help list out some UK universities and business schools that offer 1 year MBA's to candidates with 2 years work experience or less.

I've had a lot of trouble finding programs that meet the aforementioned requirements.
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Duncan
I suggest you read:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/21897
http://www.find-mba.com/board/21819
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20885
I suggest you read:
http://www.find-mba.com/board/21897
http://www.find-mba.com/board/21819
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20885
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imad604
Thanks Duncan,

Actually, I was looking for some programs that do have a work experience requirement, but that of 2 years or less. I realize that a MBA that requires no work experience would not be very valuable.

I have searched numerous UK programs, but most of them require 3 years work exp or more.

Do you have any recommendations on descent schools that meet the above requirement?

I also noticed in the other threads that you spoke about the difference between MBA and MSc in terms of salary and job opportunity. What I want to know is in the long run, would an average MBA be more or less valuable than a descent MSc? Lets say roughly 15 years down the line.

Thanks,
Thanks Duncan,

Actually, I was looking for some programs that do have a work experience requirement, but that of 2 years or less. I realize that a MBA that requires no work experience would not be very valuable.

I have searched numerous UK programs, but most of them require 3 years work exp or more.

Do you have any recommendations on descent schools that meet the above requirement?

I also noticed in the other threads that you spoke about the difference between MBA and MSc in terms of salary and job opportunity. What I want to know is in the long run, would an average MBA be more or less valuable than a descent MSc? Lets say roughly 15 years down the line.

Thanks,
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Duncan
Depending on your timing, you might have three years' experience by the time you arrive in the classroom. Excepting that, not I can't think of any quality UK school which would be flexible on this for their MBA.

An 'average' (i.e. unaccredited, pre-experience since that's the majority on offer) MBA is much worse than a top MSc. A top MSc (like these http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2011) will see you starting on $50K. An unaccredited MBA will see you starting on perhaps $40, at a much lower level and with worse skills. So, your starting point is lower and your rate of ascent is lower. The gap will widen so, over a 40 year career, the difference will be worth more than half a million dollars.
Depending on your timing, you might have three years' experience by the time you arrive in the classroom. Excepting that, not I can't think of any quality UK school which would be flexible on this for their MBA.

An 'average' (i.e. unaccredited, pre-experience since that's the majority on offer) MBA is much worse than a top MSc. A top MSc (like these http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2011) will see you starting on $50K. An unaccredited MBA will see you starting on perhaps $40, at a much lower level and with worse skills. So, your starting point is lower and your rate of ascent is lower. The gap will widen so, over a 40 year career, the difference will be worth more than half a million dollars.
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imad604
Thanks for the insight Duncan.

Though, it seems I will be going for neither option :O

I am now strongly considering to pursue a CFA designation. I realize that means 3 years to complete the exams(given I fail none of the painstaking 6-hour long exams and go on a back-to-back basis) and 3 years of 'relevant' work experience (though I can start on this after completing Level 1).

Since I was looking to get into the finance or consultancy side, I thought that this might be my best option.

I was wondering if you have any opinion or comments on this.
Thanks for the insight Duncan.

Though, it seems I will be going for neither option :O

I am now strongly considering to pursue a CFA designation. I realize that means 3 years to complete the exams(given I fail none of the painstaking 6-hour long exams and go on a back-to-back basis) and 3 years of 'relevant' work experience (though I can start on this after completing Level 1).

Since I was looking to get into the finance or consultancy side, I thought that this might be my best option.

I was wondering if you have any opinion or comments on this.
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Duncan
The firms which employ the most CFAs are accounting firms and investment banks. If that's where you want to work, then it's a good strategy but it's a route into deeper, more functionally-specialised, financial work rather than a route into consulting or finance.

The fastest way to qualify will be to take a CFA-partnered masters programme: these are excellent programmes focussed on the first and second levels of the CFA. http://www.cfainstitute.org/partners/university/Pages/cfa_program_university_partners.aspx

If you want to study part-time, then you are already aware that the percentage of who complete all three levels is very low.

Personally, I think better preparation for financial management or consultancy is an MBA. If you have the time to take the CFA, why not take a part-time MBA?
The firms which employ the most CFAs are accounting firms and investment banks. If that's where you want to work, then it's a good strategy but it's a route into deeper, more functionally-specialised, financial work rather than a route into consulting or finance.

The fastest way to qualify will be to take a CFA-partnered masters programme: these are excellent programmes focussed on the first and second levels of the CFA. http://www.cfainstitute.org/partners/university/Pages/cfa_program_university_partners.aspx

If you want to study part-time, then you are already aware that the percentage of who complete all three levels is very low.

Personally, I think better preparation for financial management or consultancy is an MBA. If you have the time to take the CFA, why not take a part-time MBA?
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imad604
I would love having the option to do a part-time MBA, but the biggest problem I am facing is that I am working in the UAE and there aren't many great MBA programs offered over here.

I would have loved to join Cass (Dubai campus), but, like 90% of the other satellite campuses in Dubai, they offer EMBA's only.

I agree with you that completing the CFA program will be a daunting task and I'm dreading having to use another 3 years for it.

I think it may be best for me to wait a year and complete 3 years work experience then go for an accredited MBA.

Thanks for the insight once again.
I would love having the option to do a part-time MBA, but the biggest problem I am facing is that I am working in the UAE and there aren't many great MBA programs offered over here.

I would have loved to join Cass (Dubai campus), but, like 90% of the other satellite campuses in Dubai, they offer EMBA's only.

I agree with you that completing the CFA program will be a daunting task and I'm dreading having to use another 3 years for it.

I think it may be best for me to wait a year and complete 3 years work experience then go for an accredited MBA.

Thanks for the insight once again.
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Duncan
Given your focus on finance, and especially if your budget is limited, I think it might be helpful to look at the CFA partners, many of which offer MBAs insider the partner programme. You'll get a strong quant education there more cheaply than at a top-tier accredited school.
Given your focus on finance, and especially if your budget is limited, I think it might be helpful to look at the CFA partners, many of which offer MBAs insider the partner programme. You'll get a strong quant education there more cheaply than at a top-tier accredited school.
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sravank
Hi Mr.Duncan
I Want a Straight Forward answer from u That Is it possible to Do MBA in UK With out Any Experience
I'm Asking u This Question Because i'm now in my final SEMESTER of B.tech
So, I want to do MBA Immediately after Completing B.tech

If u Give me This Valuable Information, U might Have a helped me a lot
Hi Mr.Duncan
I Want a Straight Forward answer from u That Is it possible to Do MBA in UK With out Any Experience
I'm Asking u This Question Because i'm now in my final SEMESTER of B.tech
So, I want to do MBA Immediately after Completing B.tech

If u Give me This Valuable Information, U might Have a helped me a lot
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Duncan
Hi there. Yes, the answer is that you may, but you should not, do your MBA in the UK before you have work experience. That's because there are two pre-experience options here: pre-experience MSc degrees at respected business schools (which are excellent) and other degrees, which are much worse investments than taking your MBA in India.

I suggest you read:
www.find-mba.com/board/21897
www.find-mba.com/board/21819
www.find-mba.com/board/20885
www.find-mba.com/board/23523
Hi there. Yes, the answer is that you may, but you should not, do your MBA in the UK before you have work experience. That's because there are two pre-experience options here: pre-experience MSc degrees at respected business schools (which are excellent) and other degrees, which are much worse investments than taking your MBA in India.

I suggest you read:
www.find-mba.com/board/21897
www.find-mba.com/board/21819
www.find-mba.com/board/20885
www.find-mba.com/board/23523
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sravank
ThanQ Duncan for ur Reply

I have Done a Part-time Job While doing my B.tech
Is it Suffiecient for me to do my MBA

If so, Where is it i mean in which University....
ThanQ Duncan for ur Reply

I have Done a Part-time Job While doing my B.tech
Is it Suffiecient for me to do my MBA

If so, Where is it i mean in which University....

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Duncan
I can only repeat the guidance on those pages. The low-quality universities will accept you with part-time work experience, or with none. But very few universities will take candidates without 3 years work experience after your degree, and those that do tend to be recruiting from top universities (like Harvard's 2+2 program). Either take an accredited MSc now, or an accredited MBA later.
I can only repeat the guidance on those pages. The low-quality universities will accept you with part-time work experience, or with none. But very few universities will take candidates without 3 years work experience after your degree, and those that do tend to be recruiting from top universities (like Harvard's 2+2 program). Either take an accredited MSc now, or an accredited MBA later.
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