Is any MBA better than none?


isie1980
My employer has an agreement with a local university and I am being strongly encouraged to enrol for their MBA this year. But, this university is not highly respected and the MBA is not accredited by AMBA.
I am concerned about wasting my time on an MBA that will not be well-respected in the wider marketplace.
However, as my employer wants me to enrol, if I don't it gives the message that I am not interested in advancing my career here. Although I have tried to explain my reasons for delaying application, it is difficult to not cause offence given that a number of senior management have studied their MBA's at this institution!
So, my real question is: Is an MBA from a 'poor' university better than none at all?
My employer has an agreement with a local university and I am being strongly encouraged to enrol for their MBA this year. But, this university is not highly respected and the MBA is not accredited by AMBA.
I am concerned about wasting my time on an MBA that will not be well-respected in the wider marketplace.
However, as my employer wants me to enrol, if I don't it gives the message that I am not interested in advancing my career here. Although I have tried to explain my reasons for delaying application, it is difficult to not cause offence given that a number of senior management have studied their MBA's at this institution!
So, my real question is: Is an MBA from a 'poor' university better than none at all?
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copernicus
My employer has an agreement with a local university and I am being strongly encouraged to enrol for their MBA this year. But, this university is not highly respected and the MBA is not accredited by AMBA.
I am concerned about wasting my time on an MBA that will not be well-respected in the wider marketplace.
However, as my employer wants me to enrol, if I don't it gives the message that I am not interested in advancing my career here. Although I have tried to explain my reasons for delaying application, it is difficult to not cause offence given that a number of senior management have studied their MBA's at this institution!
So, my real question is: Is an MBA from a 'poor' university better than none at all?


Not really.

If they pay for it, get yourself an online MBA from a reputable university. The best one that offfers it, I believe is the University of Florida.
<blockquote>My employer has an agreement with a local university and I am being strongly encouraged to enrol for their MBA this year. But, this university is not highly respected and the MBA is not accredited by AMBA.
I am concerned about wasting my time on an MBA that will not be well-respected in the wider marketplace.
However, as my employer wants me to enrol, if I don't it gives the message that I am not interested in advancing my career here. Although I have tried to explain my reasons for delaying application, it is difficult to not cause offence given that a number of senior management have studied their MBA's at this institution!
So, my real question is: Is an MBA from a 'poor' university better than none at all?</blockquote>

Not really.

If they pay for it, get yourself an online MBA from a reputable university. The best one that offfers it, I believe is the University of Florida.

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masterXX
If your employer wants you to do an MBA, finances it (I suppose), and is fine with you taking a break in work for doing your degree, it puts you in adifficult position, you can't really refuse.
Copernicus is right, it would be much better for you to an online MBA of a good school with all the credentials, instead of the one you' re talking about, which is not accredited and so on. On the job market it will have much more value. It doesn't necessarily have to be the online MBA of the University of Florida...

But as you describe the situation, since your employer has a special agreement with that university, it won't be easy for you to convince him of the online version. Look for irrefutable arguments, such as certain concentrations not offered by that local university MBA.

Take into account the situation of your employer when negociating, this special agreement he has, certainly means that his investment in your MBA is kind of low, so the alternative MBA you'll propose should not cost him more. Nor should it be more investment time wise than the one he wants you to do... and so on.
If your employer wants you to do an MBA, finances it (I suppose), and is fine with you taking a break in work for doing your degree, it puts you in adifficult position, you can't really refuse.
Copernicus is right, it would be much better for you to an online MBA of a good school with all the credentials, instead of the one you' re talking about, which is not accredited and so on. On the job market it will have much more value. It doesn't necessarily have to be the online MBA of the University of Florida...

But as you describe the situation, since your employer has a special agreement with that university, it won't be easy for you to convince him of the online version. Look for irrefutable arguments, such as certain concentrations not offered by that local university MBA.

Take into account the situation of your employer when negociating, this special agreement he has, certainly means that his investment in your MBA is kind of low, so the alternative MBA you'll propose should not cost him more. Nor should it be more investment time wise than the one he wants you to do... and so on.
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isie1980
Thanks.
Enrolment time is coming up so I'll enrol on the work-supported plan, but work on putting together my argument and facts for doing an alternative.
I have learned that the first 2 years is a Diploma in Management Studies. I can then use this as the entry point for the accredited MBA with the Open University so this would appear to be a decent compromise.
Any thoughts on this?
Thanks.
Enrolment time is coming up so I'll enrol on the work-supported plan, but work on putting together my argument and facts for doing an alternative.
I have learned that the first 2 years is a Diploma in Management Studies. I can then use this as the entry point for the accredited MBA with the Open University so this would appear to be a decent compromise.
Any thoughts on this?
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hi frnds, i am mukesh i too planning for mba in uk. can u guide me regarding the same. i was very keen to finance and even guide about the bank loans and scholarship.

my email id is [email protected]
hi frnds, i am mukesh i too planning for mba in uk. can u guide me regarding the same. i was very keen to finance and even guide about the bank loans and scholarship.

my email id is [email protected]
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