Help Please, Warwick MBA DL


kmamk

Hi All,

Appreciate if you can help me on this as I'm really confused,

I'm from Egypt and currently looking for a Distance Learning MBA giving that i have no chances to travel abroad becasue of my work (Banking) I have chosen DL and comparing it with the local ones.

so I have searched and found out lot of DL which can be suitable but becasue of the cost i have chosen the following schools and want to reach to the final one:

- Bradford (expensive to me but can afford it)
- Warwick (expensive to me but can afford it)
- Edinburgh through a university in Egypt (not expensive)
- MSM thorugh a through a university in Egypt
(not expensive)
- others ones not known to me.

appreciate if anyone can help me, i have checked the ranking and found out that Warwick is better than Bradford.

but i'm always asking my self why i don't have MSM or Edinburgh and all will be equal at the end? it will be MBA in my CV and nobody may look at its value so no need to pay money in the first two?

please advise

Thansk so much

Hi All,

Appreciate if you can help me on this as I'm really confused,

I'm from Egypt and currently looking for a Distance Learning MBA giving that i have no chances to travel abroad becasue of my work (Banking) I have chosen DL and comparing it with the local ones.

so I have searched and found out lot of DL which can be suitable but becasue of the cost i have chosen the following schools and want to reach to the final one:

- Bradford (expensive to me but can afford it)
- Warwick (expensive to me but can afford it)
- Edinburgh through a university in Egypt (not expensive)
- MSM thorugh a through a university in Egypt
(not expensive)
- others ones not known to me.

appreciate if anyone can help me, i have checked the ranking and found out that Warwick is better than Bradford.

but i'm always asking my self why i don't have MSM or Edinburgh and all will be equal at the end? it will be MBA in my CV and nobody may look at its value so no need to pay money in the first two?

please advise

Thansk so much
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Duncan

These are different MBAs, with difference experiences and outcomes. They are not the same, and you know that. If you thought that all MBAs were the same, then you would be taking one at a local university.

Bradford and Warwick are excellent, world class business schools with internationally-accredited MBAs. They both have the prestigious 'triple crown' of AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. As you say, Warwick is probably better for most students. However, they are both strong, and very well know and are internationally recognised.

MSM is an unusual school which is better known in the developing world than in Holland. It's not part of the Maastricht university. It has one of the three 'triple crown' standards.

I imagine the Edinburgh MBA is from Heriot Watt University, which has none of the three. I can't recommend that.

You will get a very different education from a respected university, like Bradford or Warwick. You will be associating yourself with world-class professors, high quality alumni, excellent classmates and you will carry a impeccable brand for life.

If you can afford it, then do look into these high-quality programmes. It's the best investment you can make.

These are different MBAs, with difference experiences and outcomes. They are not the same, and you know that. If you thought that all MBAs were the same, then you would be taking one at a local university.

Bradford and Warwick are excellent, world class business schools with internationally-accredited MBAs. They both have the prestigious 'triple crown' of AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. As you say, Warwick is probably better for most students. However, they are both strong, and very well know and are internationally recognised.

MSM is an unusual school which is better known in the developing world than in Holland. It's not part of the Maastricht university. It has one of the three 'triple crown' standards.

I imagine the Edinburgh MBA is from Heriot Watt University, which has none of the three. I can't recommend that.

You will get a very different education from a respected university, like Bradford or Warwick. You will be associating yourself with world-class professors, high quality alumni, excellent classmates and you will carry a impeccable brand for life.

If you can afford it, then do look into these high-quality programmes. It's the best investment you can make.
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kmamk

Thanks so much for this,

So now if i wil choose between Bradford or Durham, which one you think is better given that these are the ones affordable to me right now? I can see Durham is better in Ranking.

Also is there any other DL in world within the same range of price (GBP 14K) but with the triple crown and has ranking at least in the top 100?

Thanks

Thanks so much for this,

So now if i wil choose between Bradford or Durham, which one you think is better given that these are the ones affordable to me right now? I can see Durham is better in Ranking.

Also is there any other DL in world within the same range of price (GBP 14K) but with the triple crown and has ranking at least in the top 100?

Thanks
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Duncan

I think only Durham and Bradford have that low price. There's a good comparison of them at http://www.find-mba.com/board/26177

Also read through http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/67/q/Bradford+Durham

I think only Durham and Bradford have that low price. There's a good comparison of them at http://www.find-mba.com/board/26177

Also read through http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/67/q/Bradford+Durham
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Irtysh

Hi kmamk,

I do not recommend Warwick DLMBA. The school is experiencing some sort of internal crisis at the moment. Without doubts it will negatively impact your study experience.

Also, the school management team has a habit to screw up students and then ask students to pay for that. Bringing them to a courtroom seems like the only way to protect your interests. The complain policy at the school is developed to protect their own interests.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about Warwick DLMBA.

Cheers,
Irtysh

Hi kmamk,

I do not recommend Warwick DLMBA. The school is experiencing some sort of internal crisis at the moment. Without doubts it will negatively impact your study experience.

Also, the school management team has a habit to screw up students and then ask students to pay for that. Bringing them to a courtroom seems like the only way to protect your interests. The complain policy at the school is developed to protect their own interests.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about Warwick DLMBA.

Cheers,
Irtysh
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BigD

You can't make comments and accusations like that without evidence. What crisis is this? Are you a student there? How has it affected you personally?

BigD

Hi kmamk,

I do not recommend Warwick DLMBA. The school is experiencing some sort of internal crisis at the moment. Without doubts it will negatively impact your study experience.

Also, the school management team has a habit to screw up students and then ask students to pay for that. Bringing them to a courtroom seems like the only way to protect your interests. The complain policy at the school is developed to protect their own interests.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about Warwick DLMBA.

Cheers,
Irtysh

You can't make comments and accusations like that without evidence. What crisis is this? Are you a student there? How has it affected you personally?

BigD

<blockquote>Hi kmamk,

I do not recommend Warwick DLMBA. The school is experiencing some sort of internal crisis at the moment. Without doubts it will negatively impact your study experience.

Also, the school management team has a habit to screw up students and then ask students to pay for that. Bringing them to a courtroom seems like the only way to protect your interests. The complain policy at the school is developed to protect their own interests.

Let me know if you have any specific questions about Warwick DLMBA.

Cheers,
Irtysh</blockquote>
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Irtysh

http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6084

http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6084
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random

I am a current Warwick DL MBA student.

My experience at WBS so far has been fantastic! The subjects are challenging and interesting. As an example, Economics for the Business Environment is a core module and right from the start the learning is focused on the current world economic crisis and current events. This filters through the updated lesson material and also the assignments. My knowledge and ability to interpret current events has grown exponentially since I studied EBE.

Earlier this month the cohort attended something known as Warwick Week and it was one of the most fun experiences of my adult life. Meeting the cohort in person and having people from 80 different countries all working towards the same goal was so amazing and everyone left just wanting to do it all over again.

In 2 weeks I will be in Hong Kong with around 30 fellow team members of our cohort for a face to face module on Organizational Behavior. In February I expect that over 70 of us will be in Rome for a week doing a face to face module on Marketing.

We are coming up on our exams and assignments over the next 3 months and I have to admit that it is hard work, it is challenging but incredibly rewarding. I have no hesitation, in my capacity as a current student at WBS, in stating that my experience and learning at WBS have been absolutely superb.

I am a current Warwick DL MBA student.

My experience at WBS so far has been fantastic! The subjects are challenging and interesting. As an example, Economics for the Business Environment is a core module and right from the start the learning is focused on the current world economic crisis and current events. This filters through the updated lesson material and also the assignments. My knowledge and ability to interpret current events has grown exponentially since I studied EBE.

Earlier this month the cohort attended something known as Warwick Week and it was one of the most fun experiences of my adult life. Meeting the cohort in person and having people from 80 different countries all working towards the same goal was so amazing and everyone left just wanting to do it all over again.

In 2 weeks I will be in Hong Kong with around 30 fellow team members of our cohort for a face to face module on Organizational Behavior. In February I expect that over 70 of us will be in Rome for a week doing a face to face module on Marketing.

We are coming up on our exams and assignments over the next 3 months and I have to admit that it is hard work, it is challenging but incredibly rewarding. I have no hesitation, in my capacity as a current student at WBS, in stating that my experience and learning at WBS have been absolutely superb.
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BigD

Hi random,

I'm glad you have added some balance to this with your experience.

I was looking at the Warwick electives and they seemed to have only overseas modules in Germany (where I already spend too much time) with a Korea-related one in Seoul. You mention Hong Kong and Rome.

I assume that this is your second Warwick week and the modules you describe are electives? From what I remember WBS insist that you stick to Distance Learning for the Core Modules with flexibility to attend some electives.

This for me is a problem as the core subjects are those I would like to do face-to-face (esp Economics and Accounting) and yet I can't commit to doing them all that way.

Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

BigD

I am a current Warwick DL MBA student.

My experience at WBS so far has been fantastic! The subjects are challenging and interesting. As an example, Economics for the Business Environment is a core module and right from the start the learning is focused on the current world economic crisis and current events. This filters through the updated lesson material and also the assignments. My knowledge and ability to interpret current events has grown exponentially since I studied EBE.

Earlier this month the cohort attended something known as Warwick Week and it was one of the most fun experiences of my adult life. Meeting the cohort in person and having people from 80 different countries all working towards the same goal was so amazing and everyone left just wanting to do it all over again.

In 2 weeks I will be in Hong Kong with around 30 fellow team members of our cohort for a face to face module on Organizational Behavior. In February I expect that over 70 of us will be in Rome for a week doing a face to face module on Marketing.

We are coming up on our exams and assignments over the next 3 months and I have to admit that it is hard work, it is challenging but incredibly rewarding. I have no hesitation, in my capacity as a current student at WBS, in stating that my experience and learning at WBS have been absolutely superb.

Hi random,

I'm glad you have added some balance to this with your experience.

I was looking at the Warwick electives and they seemed to have only overseas modules in Germany (where I already spend too much time) with a Korea-related one in Seoul. You mention Hong Kong and Rome.

I assume that this is your second Warwick week and the modules you describe are electives? From what I remember WBS insist that you stick to Distance Learning for the Core Modules with flexibility to attend some electives.

This for me is a problem as the core subjects are those I would like to do face-to-face (esp Economics and Accounting) and yet I can't commit to doing them all that way.

Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

BigD

<blockquote>I am a current Warwick DL MBA student.

My experience at WBS so far has been fantastic! The subjects are challenging and interesting. As an example, Economics for the Business Environment is a core module and right from the start the learning is focused on the current world economic crisis and current events. This filters through the updated lesson material and also the assignments. My knowledge and ability to interpret current events has grown exponentially since I studied EBE.

Earlier this month the cohort attended something known as Warwick Week and it was one of the most fun experiences of my adult life. Meeting the cohort in person and having people from 80 different countries all working towards the same goal was so amazing and everyone left just wanting to do it all over again.

In 2 weeks I will be in Hong Kong with around 30 fellow team members of our cohort for a face to face module on Organizational Behavior. In February I expect that over 70 of us will be in Rome for a week doing a face to face module on Marketing.

We are coming up on our exams and assignments over the next 3 months and I have to admit that it is hard work, it is challenging but incredibly rewarding. I have no hesitation, in my capacity as a current student at WBS, in stating that my experience and learning at WBS have been absolutely superb. </blockquote>
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random

Hi BigD,

Actually Organizational Behavior and Marketing are both Core Modules.

Hi BigD,

Actually Organizational Behavior and Marketing are both Core Modules.

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BigD

So are you attending all the Core Modules (like Exec mode) or just some of them? I was told that one needs to stick to one mode for all Core modules....I'd be interested to know if there was this additional flexibility...
BigD


Hi BigD,

Actually Organizational Behavior and Marketing are both Core Modules.

So are you attending all the Core Modules (like Exec mode) or just some of them? I was told that one needs to stick to one mode for all Core modules....I'd be interested to know if there was this additional flexibility...
BigD


<blockquote>Hi BigD,

Actually Organizational Behavior and Marketing are both Core Modules.

</blockquote>
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random

There are 7 core subjects that are compulsory:

Economics
Accounting and Finance
Organizational Behavior
Modeling and Analysis for Management
Marketing
Operations Management
Strategic Advantage

Followed by 6 electives and finally a dissertation.

Here is a link to the programme content: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/mba/learn/

Attending face to face modules is optional - except you have to complete 1 face to face module as part of the full curriculum. the tuition cost for that is included in the standard tuition.

There are 7 core subjects that are compulsory:

Economics
Accounting and Finance
Organizational Behavior
Modeling and Analysis for Management
Marketing
Operations Management
Strategic Advantage

Followed by 6 electives and finally a dissertation.

Here is a link to the programme content: http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/mba/learn/

Attending face to face modules is optional - except you have to complete 1 face to face module as part of the full curriculum. the tuition cost for that is included in the standard tuition.
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random

BTW. One of my fellow students is named Matt Cooling. Do a google search for his Blog. He has written extensively about his experience at WBS so far. He is 6 months ahead of me so I keep reaping the benefits of his sharing too.

BTW. One of my fellow students is named Matt Cooling. Do a google search for his Blog. He has written extensively about his experience at WBS so far. He is 6 months ahead of me so I keep reaping the benefits of his sharing too.
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donho199

Wow so much change at WBS. Oswald also left already? Not really enjoy his work but he published like hen giving birth

Wow so much change at WBS. Oswald also left already? Not really enjoy his work but he published like hen giving birth
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BigD

Thanks for that. What a great blog that really gives an insight into the way the WBS DL MBA works, including the enabling technology. It's refreshing to see an MBA blog that describes the practicalities of learning rather than just gushing about life-changing-experiences.

First part can be found here:
http://mattcooling.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/mba-induction-part-1/

BigD

BTW. One of my fellow students is named Matt Cooling. Do a google search for his Blog. He has written extensively about his experience at WBS so far. He is 6 months ahead of me so I keep reaping the benefits of his sharing too.

Thanks for that. What a great blog that really gives an insight into the way the WBS DL MBA works, including the enabling technology. It's refreshing to see an MBA blog that describes the practicalities of learning rather than just gushing about life-changing-experiences.

First part can be found here:
http://mattcooling.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/mba-induction-part-1/

BigD

<blockquote>BTW. One of my fellow students is named Matt Cooling. Do a google search for his Blog. He has written extensively about his experience at WBS so far. He is 6 months ahead of me so I keep reaping the benefits of his sharing too.</blockquote>
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Hi All,

I would also like to bring my view on the Warwick DLMBA. I started in July this year and I am currently studying Economics of the Business Environment (known as EBE), Accounting and Financial Management (know as AFM) and Organisational Behaviour (known as OB) in Hong Kong.

So far, after 3 months, this is a 100% positive experience. The way of delivering the course is really good, all students are split in small study groups (about 10 students) so that you can work in a collaborative way and have regular over-the-web meetings.
We also have regular (probably twice a month) live lecture, delivered via Internet where we can interact with the tutors in real time via a chat, this is very effective.

We also had our Warwick Week (that's 5 days in a row) at the University where I met all my cohort, this has been a fantastic week. I was so happy to see peoples coming from all over the planet with different job background but also and most important to me, different culture. Warwick staff has been really good at creating a real team spirit with a full afternoon dedicated to team building activity, I really feel part of a team and I am really proud of being part of the Warwick University.

As you can see from my post, I am really happy about the Warwick DLMBA so far but be ready to be challenged and to put some time in your study. I probably spend around 12-15 hours a week to do it the right way and I have only studied two modules, not three.

Anyway, I can write another 1,000 words about WBS but nobody will read it so I tell you, feel free to contact me per PM and I will be happy to have a chat over Skype with you if you have any questions.

-Olivier

Hi All,

I would also like to bring my view on the Warwick DLMBA. I started in July this year and I am currently studying Economics of the Business Environment (known as EBE), Accounting and Financial Management (know as AFM) and Organisational Behaviour (known as OB) in Hong Kong.

So far, after 3 months, this is a 100% positive experience. The way of delivering the course is really good, all students are split in small study groups (about 10 students) so that you can work in a collaborative way and have regular over-the-web meetings.
We also have regular (probably twice a month) live lecture, delivered via Internet where we can interact with the tutors in real time via a chat, this is very effective.

We also had our Warwick Week (that's 5 days in a row) at the University where I met all my cohort, this has been a fantastic week. I was so happy to see peoples coming from all over the planet with different job background but also and most important to me, different culture. Warwick staff has been really good at creating a real team spirit with a full afternoon dedicated to team building activity, I really feel part of a team and I am really proud of being part of the Warwick University.

As you can see from my post, I am really happy about the Warwick DLMBA so far but be ready to be challenged and to put some time in your study. I probably spend around 12-15 hours a week to do it the right way and I have only studied two modules, not three.

Anyway, I can write another 1,000 words about WBS but nobody will read it so I tell you, feel free to contact me per PM and I will be happy to have a chat over Skype with you if you have any questions.

-Olivier
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BigD

We would read it. That is why we are here reading the thread about WBS :-)

BigD



Anyway, I can write another 1,000 words about WBS but nobody will read it so I tell you, feel free to contact me per PM and I will be happy to have a chat over Skype with you if you have any questions.

-Olivier

We would read it. That is why we are here reading the thread about WBS :-)

BigD

<blockquote>

Anyway, I can write another 1,000 words about WBS but nobody will read it so I tell you, feel free to contact me per PM and I will be happy to have a chat over Skype with you if you have any questions.

-Olivier</blockquote>
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