Global MBA Program - Imperial, Warwick or elsewhere?


Struan
Hi,

Due to recent changing personal circumstances (moving to the US), I have had to change my aim of completing a full time MBA to a part time online course (US schools are prohibitively expensive).

I am a Civil Engineer with over 10 years post grad experience, who specialises in the delivery or large scale Infrastructure projects (Tube stations/Crossrail, Airport terminals, M25 widening etc). The purpose of the MBA is to broaden my knowledge across areas I do not have exposure to within my job role, enhance softer skills such as negotiation and leadership, and potentially to change career direction (into Consultancy).

From reviewing a number of the UK courses (as well as IE) I have narrowed it down to between Imperial and Warwick.

Does anyone have any feedback regarding either course content or the online delivery/learning system? I understand that Imperial created theirs within the last few years and so has the potential to be a better system.

Also which school has a better reputation? I am leaning towards Imperial due to synergy with my undergrad course and reputation within my industry, however I was wondering how the courses themselves compared?

Any and all responses greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Hi,

Due to recent changing personal circumstances (moving to the US), I have had to change my aim of completing a full time MBA to a part time online course (US schools are prohibitively expensive).

I am a Civil Engineer with over 10 years post grad experience, who specialises in the delivery or large scale Infrastructure projects (Tube stations/Crossrail, Airport terminals, M25 widening etc). The purpose of the MBA is to broaden my knowledge across areas I do not have exposure to within my job role, enhance softer skills such as negotiation and leadership, and potentially to change career direction (into Consultancy).

From reviewing a number of the UK courses (as well as IE) I have narrowed it down to between Imperial and Warwick.

Does anyone have any feedback regarding either course content or the online delivery/learning system? I understand that Imperial created theirs within the last few years and so has the potential to be a better system.

Also which school has a better reputation? I am leaning towards Imperial due to synergy with my undergrad course and reputation within my industry, however I was wondering how the courses themselves compared?

Any and all responses greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
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Duncan
If you might be staying in the US then a schools with a higher US profle might work. The Kelley-MBS dual MBA is very impressive: https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/mba/kelley-manchester/ Maybe even the Illinois MBA might be worth considering?
If you might be staying in the US then a schools with a higher US profle might work. The Kelley-MBS dual MBA is very impressive: https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/mba/kelley-manchester/ Maybe even the Illinois MBA might be worth considering?
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Struan
If you might be staying in the US then a schools with a higher US profle might work. The Kelley-MBS dual MBA is very impressive: https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/mba/kelley-manchester/ Maybe even the Illinois MBA might be worth considering?


Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the quick reply. The stint in NYC will be until Jan '21 at which point we will definitely be returning to the UK, prob back to London. On that basis, and having discounted full time US schools, I have been looking at European online programs.

Cheers.
[quote]If you might be staying in the US then a schools with a higher US profle might work. The Kelley-MBS dual MBA is very impressive: https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/mba/kelley-manchester/ Maybe even the Illinois MBA might be worth considering? [/quote]

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the quick reply. The stint in NYC will be until Jan '21 at which point we will definitely be returning to the UK, prob back to London. On that basis, and having discounted full time US schools, I have been looking at European online programs.

Cheers.
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Razors Edg...
They're both good programs. Warwick is generally considered one of the best in the world for Online MBA programs. But if you want to develop your soft skills, I'd suggest looking closely at each school's opportunities for campus-based electives and other hands-on learning, because these are where you'll develop those skills. Warwick will begin delivering some of its Online MBA's face-to-face electives in the Shard soon, so that might line up for you.
They're both good programs. Warwick is generally considered one of the best in the world for Online MBA programs. But if you want to develop your soft skills, I'd suggest looking closely at each school's opportunities for campus-based electives and other hands-on learning, because these are where you'll develop those skills. Warwick will begin delivering some of its Online MBA's face-to-face electives in the Shard soon, so that might line up for you.
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