Kelly - Manchester Global MBA, is this the right one for me?


Why I am considering it:
-Seems reasonably priced $65k USD spread over the 2 years. I will be self funding but should get a 20% discount + potential for more scholarships.
-2 brand names which are decent MBA institutions.
-GMAT optional (I am not keen on pursuing this due to current work/life balance V)
-Online/distance, so I can work alongside it (newborn and mortgage so cannot take out an loans / drop work to go full time)

- I could not find much alumni on this programme - perhaps they formatted it differently / individually on linkedin.
-Any thoughts on this programme,?. or know of an alternative university more suited to myself / goals / at a better cost-benefit ratio e.g. the manchester global MBA itself which is considerably cheaper, do I need the kelly brand considering im not sure if I want to/ can get into a US based LDP as a UK ciitzen.

[Edited by MBAsearch1 on Mar 21, 2022]

Why I am considering it:<br>-Seems reasonably priced $65k USD spread over the 2 years. I will be self funding but should get a 20% discount + potential for more scholarships.<br>-2 brand names which are decent MBA institutions. <br>-GMAT optional (I am not keen on pursuing this due to current work/life balance V)<br>-Online/distance, so I can work alongside it (newborn and mortgage so cannot take out an loans / drop work to go full time)<br><br>- I could not find much alumni on this programme - perhaps they formatted it differently / individually on linkedin.<br>-Any thoughts on this programme,?. or know of an alternative university more suited to myself / goals / at a better cost-benefit ratio e.g. the manchester global MBA itself which is considerably cheaper, do I need the kelly brand considering im not sure if I want to/ can get into a US based LDP as a UK ciitzen.<br>
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Duncan

The Kelley-AMBS degree is not an EMBA so for a similar budget you could attend a better programme like the EMBA at Bayes, Imperial or Warwick. More to the point, if you are in the UK you have the option of the senior management apprenticeship which covers most of the cost of the part-time MBA at Cranfield, Henley, Lancaster, Manchester etc.  

Kelley is a great school but I am not sure of its utility in the UK. Boston University's online MBA is one third the price and a bigger name in health and pharma. 

The Kelley-AMBS degree is not an EMBA so for a similar budget you could attend a better programme like the EMBA at Bayes, Imperial or Warwick. More to the point, if you are in the UK you have the option of the senior management apprenticeship which covers most of the cost of the part-time MBA at Cranfield, Henley, Lancaster, Manchester etc.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Kelley is a great school but I am not sure of its utility in the UK. Boston University's online MBA is one third the price and a bigger name in health and pharma.&nbsp;
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The Kelly-AMBS degree is not an EMBA so for 



Hi Duncan, firstly thank you for your response. Yes I am in the UK / Born here.

I was under the impression that the senior management apprenticship goes through the employer via the levy, if I am doing this in a personal capacity whilst contracting on the I would not benefit from this right since I am not an employee? or is there a work around if im employed under my own LTD?

I was also under the impression that Executive MBAs dont attract much in terms of scholarships as they usually have employer contributing funding, and typically are higher cost than part time MBAs. I also noticed that they are less comprehensive than the part time MBAs, are they viewed just as positively.

I have had a look at the Boston Questrom online MBA, do US based MBAs hold any weight over the above examples you gave, especially if one was continuing their career in the UK.





[quote]The Kelly-AMBS degree is not an EMBA so for&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br>Hi Duncan, firstly thank you for your response. Yes I am in the UK / Born here.<br><br>I was under the impression that the senior management apprenticship goes through the employer via the levy, if I am doing this in a personal capacity whilst contracting on the I would not benefit from this right since I am not an employee? or is there a work around if im employed under my own LTD?<br><br>I was also under the impression that Executive MBAs dont attract much in terms of scholarships as they usually have employer contributing funding, and typically are higher cost than part time MBAs. I also noticed that they are less comprehensive than the part time MBAs, are they viewed just as positively. <br><br>I have had a look at the Boston Questrom online MBA, do US based MBAs hold any weight over the above examples you gave, especially if one was continuing their career in the UK.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

Your firm would pay at most 5% of the cost. You can offset that via a salary sacrifice. If you firm will not do that for you, you shoud be looking for a new job. Indeed, you can also use your own company to pay that 5%. 

There are very few scholarships for UK MBAs and you should not factor them into decisions. Focus on finding the best school. Read the posts on my profile page about scholarships and using LinkedIn.

Part time and executive MBAs from the same school will have very similar structures with a tweak to the vocabulary.  EMBA cohorts are stronger, and have better outcomes,  than part time MBAs at the same school. 

PS On Questrom, my point is that it's a better fit than Kelley. I still don't see a US degree as a great plus for you. Follow the LinkedIn post's recommendations. 

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 19, 2022]

Your firm would pay at most 5% of the cost. You can offset that via a salary sacrifice. If you firm will not do that for you, you shoud be looking for a new job. Indeed, you can also use your own company to pay that 5%.&nbsp;<br><br>There are very few scholarships for UK MBAs and you should not factor them into decisions. Focus on finding the best school. Read the posts on my profile page about scholarships and using LinkedIn.<br><br>Part time and executive MBAs from the same school will have very similar structures with a tweak to the vocabulary.&nbsp; EMBA cohorts are stronger, and have better outcomes,&nbsp; than part time MBAs at the same school.&nbsp;<br><br>PS On Questrom, my point is that it's a better fit than Kelley. I still don't see a US degree as a great plus for you. Follow the LinkedIn post's recommendations.&nbsp;
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Your firm would pay at most 5% of the cost. You can offset that via a salary sacrifice. If you firm will not do that for you, you shoud be looking for a new job. Indeed, you can also use your own company to pay that 5%. 

There are very few scholarships for UK MBAs and you should not factor them into decisions. Focus on finding the best school. Read the posts on my profile page about scholarships and using LinkedIn.

Part time and executive MBAs from the same school will have very similar structures with a tweak to the vocabulary.  EMBA cohorts are stronger, and have better outcomes,  than part time MBAs at the same school. 

PS On Questrom, my point is that it's a better fit than Kelley. I still don't see a US degree as a great plus for you. Follow the LinkedIn post's recommendations. 




Thank you for your comments much appreciate, I have taken them all on board.

I was doing research on the apprentiship levy for eMBA and could only find it for Aston, cranfield, henley etc, not for AMBS (can only top upto MSc, or am I looking at the wrong place.

[quote]Your firm would pay at most 5% of the cost. You can offset that via a salary sacrifice. If you firm will not do that for you, you shoud be looking for a new job. Indeed, you can also use your own company to pay that 5%.&nbsp;<br><br>There are very few scholarships for UK MBAs and you should not factor them into decisions. Focus on finding the best school. Read the posts on my profile page about scholarships and using LinkedIn.<br><br>Part time and executive MBAs from the same school will have very similar structures with a tweak to the vocabulary.&nbsp; EMBA cohorts are stronger, and have better outcomes,&nbsp; than part time MBAs at the same school.&nbsp;<br><br>PS On Questrom, my point is that it's a better fit than Kelley. I still don't see a US degree as a great plus for you. Follow the LinkedIn post's recommendations.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br><br>Thank you for your comments much appreciate, I have taken them all on board.<br><br>I was doing research on the apprentiship levy for eMBA and could only find it for Aston, cranfield, henley etc, not for AMBS (can only top upto MSc, or am I looking at the wrong place.<br>
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Duncan

I don't think there is a big difference between that MSc and an MBA. 

I don't think there is a big difference between that MSc and an MBA.&nbsp;
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