Hello, I'm sure this is a common thread on fees vs reputation but I would really value input from those in the know.
I am a mid-level manager with 5+ years of experience but soon to come to the end of my work contract and when applying for roles struggling to get the next step up the management ladder. I have a foundation degree in business I gained before my career and other studies started but outside of this my experience is in science and have a BSc and a Masters in my subject.
I have applied and been accepted onto part-time MBA programmes I hope to study alongside part-time work so cost is a big factor for me. I have been accepted to: Sunderland, Lincoln, Manchester Metropolitan and Edinburgh Napier University. I have also been offered a place on a Top-Up BA with Northumbria and I am considering if this is a good starting point instead.
I appreciate that those accredited and highest ranking Universities are the ones that I would be recommended in general, but with budget considerations and looking at an MBA for career progression at mid-level management not top exec work, does this make a difference. I also don't plan to use the MBA internationally so though accreditation is preferred, everything has a value attached and I'm not going to get these most renowned courses for lowest price, I understand that.
Which course would you choose in my situation please and why?
[Edited by ellietan on Aug 25, 2022]