Good MBA programmes under 16k GBP


Ali Tariq
Hey guys, I am looking to start full time MBA. I'm an international student so considering the exchange rate, I would be able to enroll at a programme under 16,000 GBP.

Please advice which university to apply to, considering factors like reputation, faculty and overall quality of MBA.

Many thanks.
Ali
Hey guys, I am looking to start full time MBA. I'm an international student so considering the exchange rate, I would be able to enroll at a programme under 16,000 GBP.

Please advice which university to apply to, considering factors like reputation, faculty and overall quality of MBA.

Many thanks.
Ali
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Duncan
The pound is pretty low, so that rules out CEU. Lubijana, perhaps?
The pound is pretty low, so that rules out CEU. Lubijana, perhaps?
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lucy
CEU does not offer MBA program currently (at least it says so on their web-page).

You can consider FELU (Ljubljana - 17k EUR early bird), HWR Berlin (18k EUR), Koc Istanbul (~14 k EUR last year, still waiting for fees for this year), UC3M Madrid is i believe <20k EUR.

There are, of course, additional schools, but these ones are accredited and thus probably reasonable.

As Duncan always like to point put, these are not "top notch" schools regarding prestige/ employabity.
CEU does not offer MBA program currently (at least it says so on their web-page).

You can consider FELU (Ljubljana - 17k EUR early bird), HWR Berlin (18k EUR), Koc Istanbul (~14 k EUR last year, still waiting for fees for this year), UC3M Madrid is i believe <20k EUR.

There are, of course, additional schools, but these ones are accredited and thus probably reasonable.

As Duncan always like to point put, these are not "top notch" schools regarding prestige/ employabity.
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Duncan
Sad news about CEU. Koc is pretty prestigious in its own region.
Sad news about CEU. Koc is pretty prestigious in its own region.
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George Pat...
I think Cardiff is around £14k and is accredited AACSB
(is also Russel Group member)
I think Cardiff is around £14k and is accredited AACSB
(is also Russel Group member)
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Duncan
I think the academic experience will be so much better at Koç. Cardiff is great for the PhD, but it has a massive Freshers MBA with little diversity.
I think the academic experience will be so much better at Koç. Cardiff is great for the PhD, but it has a massive Freshers MBA with little diversity.
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George Pat...
probably yes. but seeing this is the UK/Ireland board, I thought the person was looking for UK/Ireland schools, (not many things at <16k)

Perhaps he can give us more insight which countries/areas he considers
probably yes. but seeing this is the UK/Ireland board, I thought the person was looking for UK/Ireland schools, (not many things at <16k)

Perhaps he can give us more insight which countries/areas he considers
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Duncan
Under 16k, perhaps they should look for a specialist MSc rather than an MBA.
Under 16k, perhaps they should look for a specialist MSc rather than an MBA.
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laurie
No, there aren't many UK MBAs under 16k GBP. If you could get your budget up to 20-25k, there are some options:

https://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-england
No, there aren't many UK MBAs under 16k GBP. If you could get your budget up to 20-25k, there are some options:

https://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-england
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maury
CEU does not offer MBA program currently (at least it says so on their web-page).

That's something I hadn't heard, but it's clear from their website that they are not offering this program now. Anybody know what happened? Is it because the government may or may not shut down the school at some point?
[quote]CEU does not offer MBA program currently (at least it says so on their web-page).[/quote]
That's something I hadn't heard, but it's clear from their website that they are not offering this program now. Anybody know what happened? Is it because the government may or may not shut down the school at some point?
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Duncan
My guess: they want to focus on the EMBA and MSc, the same as many US schools who also serve a local market.
My guess: they want to focus on the EMBA and MSc, the same as many US schools who also serve a local market.
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lucy
My guess: they want to focus on the EMBA and MSc, the same as many US schools who also serve a local market.


"CEU Department of Economics and Business will not offer the Katalyst Executive MBA programs in 2018/19."

So no EMBA as well..
[quote]My guess: they want to focus on the EMBA and MSc, the same as many US schools who also serve a local market.[/quote]

"CEU Department of Economics and Business will not offer the Katalyst Executive MBA programs in 2018/19."

So no EMBA as well..
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Duncan
So, they are basically closing the business school.
So, they are basically closing the business school.
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maury
Too bad. I always thought they had really reasonably priced offerings.
Too bad. I always thought they had really reasonably priced offerings.
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Duncan
Very generous scholarships but I think the CEU was set up to help central and Eastern Europe primarily (http://archivebusiness.ceu.hu/perspectives1 for example) while most MBA students came from outside.
Very generous scholarships but I think the CEU was set up to help central and Eastern Europe primarily (http://archivebusiness.ceu.hu/perspectives1 for example) while most MBA students came from outside.
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mba hipste...
Very generous scholarships but I think the CEU was set up to help central and Eastern Europe primarily (http://archivebusiness.ceu.hu/perspectives1 for example) while most MBA students came from outside.

If that was the case they should have offered generous discounts for Hungarians and other students from CEE or raising the prices for non-CEE students.
[quote]Very generous scholarships but I think the CEU was set up to help central and Eastern Europe primarily (http://archivebusiness.ceu.hu/perspectives1 for example) while most MBA students came from outside.[/quote]
If that was the case they should have offered generous discounts for Hungarians and other students from CEE or raising the prices for non-CEE students.
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Duncan
Very hard for a school inside the EU to charge different fees for people from CEE than to other Europeans.
Very hard for a school inside the EU to charge different fees for people from CEE than to other Europeans.
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Razors Edg...
This might be interesting. Bournemouth University just received AACSB accreditation:

https://find-mba.com/news/2018/05/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-bournemouth-university-western-connecticut-state-university-and-others

... their MBA is less than 16k GBP. There's not much in that price range for an accredited MBA in the UK.
This might be interesting. Bournemouth University just received AACSB accreditation:

https://find-mba.com/news/2018/05/aacsb-accreditation-awarded-to-bournemouth-university-western-connecticut-state-university-and-others

... their MBA is less than 16k GBP. There's not much in that price range for an accredited MBA in the UK.
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laurie
Not the top university in the UK (it's currently 61st in the Guardian's league tables), but it's always good to have budget schools with accreditation. I'd imagine these tuitions rates will be going up in the next few years.
Not the top university in the UK (it's currently 61st in the Guardian's league tables), but it's always good to have budget schools with accreditation. I'd imagine these tuitions rates will be going up in the next few years.
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