Distance MBA through RDI


mukherjic

Hi,
I wish to go for a ?distance? MBA programme and ?ve been exploring on the Net for some time. I considered three aspects 1) Accredited Degree 2) Competitive Price and 3) 100% Distance learning (online/text-based) and have narrowed down my choice to following two ?
1) University of Wales (rdi.co.uk)
2) University of Leicester

My questions to this group (of connoisseur):
1) Wales is comparatively cheaper; however, it does not say much about the accreditation of the degree!
2) The Leicester degree is accredited by AMBA -- it is reasonably priced ? and offers 100% distance learning. Is this my best choice?

Appreciate some advice ?

Regards,
Chinmay
[email protected]

Hi,
I wish to go for a ?distance? MBA programme and ?ve been exploring on the Net for some time. I considered three aspects 1) Accredited Degree 2) Competitive Price and 3) 100% Distance learning (online/text-based) and have narrowed down my choice to following two ?
1) University of Wales (rdi.co.uk)
2) University of Leicester

My questions to this group (of connoisseur):
1) Wales is comparatively cheaper; however, it does not say much about the accreditation of the degree!
2) The Leicester degree is accredited by AMBA -- it is reasonably priced ? and offers 100% distance learning. Is this my best choice?

Appreciate some advice ?

Regards,
Chinmay
[email protected]
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mukherjic

Hello, your comments please ....

Regards,

Hello, your comments please ....

Regards,
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ta_subs

You get what you pay for. I would not waste time on unaccredited programmes. And single accredited...? Are you sure you want to do that?

You get what you pay for. I would not waste time on unaccredited programmes. And single accredited...? Are you sure you want to do that?
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murshed

Why not going for Bradford MBA thorough RDI?
I think its eligible for HSMP MBA provision

Why not going for Bradford MBA thorough RDI?
I think its eligible for HSMP MBA provision
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javeed_L

I understand that the tuition of the Leicester MBA of £6,470 is an argument, but I think that it is definitely worth investing more for a distance learning MBA which has more of a name and reputation internationally. Check these out:

Strathclyde distance learning MBA: tuition £10,528
Warwick distance learning MBA: tuition £13,650
Tanaka distance learning MBA: tuition £19,950.

Bradford might be another option for an online MBA, but I don´t know the fees.

I understand that the tuition of the Leicester MBA of £6,470 is an argument, but I think that it is definitely worth investing more for a distance learning MBA which has more of a name and reputation internationally. Check these out:

Strathclyde distance learning MBA: tuition £10,528
Warwick distance learning MBA: tuition £13,650
Tanaka distance learning MBA: tuition £19,950.

Bradford might be another option for an online MBA, but I don´t know the fees.

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liberty11

Hi there,
what speaks against the University of Leicester just because their tuition fee is cheaper than others? I have researched on different DL MBA programs and talked to many advisers of these schools. Leicester is quite known for their distance learning programs in general. When you look on the web site of the AMBA, Leicester is one of the few universities that has been accredited for the MBA Distance Learning program. The tuition fee might not always be a good indication of the quality of a program. It should also depend on your own work experience. For example if someone has long years of management experience and just wants to get the theoretic fundamentals of management, certain programs might be a good choice. If someone has for example none or only two years of work experience in management, he/she might feel more comfortable going with a more extensive, longer thus more expensive (due to longer tuition) program.
I talked to the adviser of the Open University (Milton keynes) and heard that the OU was accredited in Europe and in the U.S.A.
Has anyone had experience with job search AFTER graduating from the OU? I heard many companies still prefer a 'traditional' university name on the diploma?
Any thoughts?

Hi there,
what speaks against the University of Leicester just because their tuition fee is cheaper than others? I have researched on different DL MBA programs and talked to many advisers of these schools. Leicester is quite known for their distance learning programs in general. When you look on the web site of the AMBA, Leicester is one of the few universities that has been accredited for the MBA Distance Learning program. The tuition fee might not always be a good indication of the quality of a program. It should also depend on your own work experience. For example if someone has long years of management experience and just wants to get the theoretic fundamentals of management, certain programs might be a good choice. If someone has for example none or only two years of work experience in management, he/she might feel more comfortable going with a more extensive, longer thus more expensive (due to longer tuition) program.
I talked to the adviser of the Open University (Milton keynes) and heard that the OU was accredited in Europe and in the U.S.A.
Has anyone had experience with job search AFTER graduating from the OU? I heard many companies still prefer a 'traditional' university name on the diploma?
Any thoughts?
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eugeni

Hi

Now, University of Leicester is around 8000 GBP for DL and around 16000 GBP for FT which means it is not too cheap and not too expensive, but thinking about the crisis

Other think is about the domain you are working on and what you can do with an MBA in the real world

I think a good balance between experience and education is a good asset

p.s. many "strong" educated guys didn't foresee anything about this crisis; no comment

Hi

Now, University of Leicester is around 8000 GBP for DL and around 16000 GBP for FT which means it is not too cheap and not too expensive, but thinking about the crisis

Other think is about the domain you are working on and what you can do with an MBA in the real world

I think a good balance between experience and education is a good asset

p.s. many "strong" educated guys didn't foresee anything about this crisis; no comment

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RDI also offers a MBA program from University of Sunderland ; have you consider this option ?

www.sunderland.ac.uk has more details too

RDI also offers a MBA program from University of Sunderland ; have you consider this option ?

www.sunderland.ac.uk has more details too
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MBANetwork

I talked to the adviser of the Open University (Milton keynes) and heard that the OU was accredited in Europe and in the U.S.A.
Has anyone had experience with job search AFTER graduating from the OU? I heard many companies still prefer a 'traditional' university name on the diploma?
Any thoughts?


Hi, I wanted to provide you with some information regarding OU MBA.

The Open University is the worlds first successful distance teaching university. OU is triple accredited and has been voted among the top 5 UK Universities for the quality of it's teaching. The fees are highly competitive and are inclusive of all that you'll need in terms of learning materials (books, dvds, cds, assessments and exams.)

However, the main appeal of OU is the flexibility of the courses to suit your needs. You can take up to 5 years to complete your MBA if you're juggling it with work and/or family commitments - or you can speed through and finish the course over 2 and a half years.

The main advantage of studying an MBA at OU is that you can keep doing a great job at work and not forgo any lost income that comes with a full time MBA. A full time MBA is advisable only if you are looking to change careers.

Good luck to you

<blockquote>I talked to the adviser of the Open University (Milton keynes) and heard that the OU was accredited in Europe and in the U.S.A.
Has anyone had experience with job search AFTER graduating from the OU? I heard many companies still prefer a 'traditional' university name on the diploma?
Any thoughts? </blockquote>

Hi, I wanted to provide you with some information regarding OU MBA.

The Open University is the worlds first successful distance teaching university. OU is triple accredited and has been voted among the top 5 UK Universities for the quality of it's teaching. The fees are highly competitive and are inclusive of all that you'll need in terms of learning materials (books, dvds, cds, assessments and exams.)

However, the main appeal of OU is the flexibility of the courses to suit your needs. You can take up to 5 years to complete your MBA if you're juggling it with work and/or family commitments - or you can speed through and finish the course over 2 and a half years.

The main advantage of studying an MBA at OU is that you can keep doing a great job at work and not forgo any lost income that comes with a full time MBA. A full time MBA is advisable only if you are looking to change careers.

Good luck to you
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Malia


The main advantage of studying an MBA at OU is that you can keep doing a great job at work and not forgo any lost income that comes with a full time MBA. A full time MBA is advisable only if you are looking to change careers.


The question is whether a OU degree will help you with your career. I doubt anyone will be impressed is you put "Open University" in your CV.

If you aren't looking to change careers, why should you do an MBA in the first place?

<blockquote>
The main advantage of studying an MBA at OU is that you can keep doing a great job at work and not forgo any lost income that comes with a full time MBA. A full time MBA is advisable only if you are looking to change careers.
</blockquote>

The question is whether a OU degree will help you with your career. I doubt anyone will be impressed is you put "Open University" in your CV.

If you aren't looking to change careers, why should you do an MBA in the first place?
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MBANetwork

Dear Malia,

Thank you for the response.

OU is highly recognized in its type of MBA and since one does not leave their job while pursuing the MBA it is viewed differently by employers.

Most people don't pursue an MBA to change careers, they do it to manage people effectively, understand the finer aspects of finance, marketing etc.

It has been proven that the benefits of an MBA are actually experienced in the long term over 3-5 years after completing it.

Cheers

Dear Malia,

Thank you for the response.

OU is highly recognized in its type of MBA and since one does not leave their job while pursuing the MBA it is viewed differently by employers.

Most people don't pursue an MBA to change careers, they do it to manage people effectively, understand the finer aspects of finance, marketing etc.

It has been proven that the benefits of an MBA are actually experienced in the long term over 3-5 years after completing it.

Cheers
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