MBA online v MMU reputation


MarcS

Hi all

New to the MBA search. I am currently a Head of Department for Commercial Operations within a medium sized organization in the UK. I am looking to progress to a commercial director level within the next few/five years...to a larger organization, likely still in the UK.

My research of MBA's has led me to MMU, both for its online/distant learning facility and also its cost. I am intrigued to know how MMU holds up from a reputation perspective within the UK University and Business School / MBA standpoint. Is it a credible MBA?

I am also weighing up whether an MBA is necessary for me to achieve progression. At 40 years old my experience alone could perhaps be enough...

Any advice is welcomed and much appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Hi all

New to the MBA search. I am currently a Head of Department for Commercial Operations within a medium sized organization in the UK. I am looking to progress to a commercial director level within the next few/five years...to a larger organization, likely still in the UK.

My research of MBA's has led me to MMU, both for its online/distant learning facility and also its cost. I am intrigued to know how MMU holds up from a reputation perspective within the UK University and Business School / MBA standpoint. Is it a credible MBA?

I am also weighing up whether an MBA is necessary for me to achieve progression. At 40 years old my experience alone could perhaps be enough...

Any advice is welcomed and much appreciated. Thank you in advance!
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Duncan

Reputation where? To the academic jury that votes in Eduniversal (https://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-united-kingdom.html) its in the rather average layer of teaching universities with a few notable researchers. At the undergraduate level, it's also rather average and, for employment outcomes, some way below average: https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies It certainly benefits from the most central location of any of the Greater Manchester universities. 

From a UK point of view, I think it has little or no brand premium. Unless you want to enter traditional MBA employers, I'd certainly recommend the OU for its better network and (assuming you have a degree) the fast track into the diploma stage.  

If you are considering traditional MBA employers, however, I strong suggest you look at the management apprenticeship MBAs and MSc which many top UK business schools are phasing out, but are a bargain if you get them. Also consider Executive MBAs if you need more than the academic core content, things like leadership skills, leading-edge elective courses, strong alumni networks and salary premiums. It's the best investment you can make. 

Reputation where? To the academic jury that votes in Eduniversal (<a href="https://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-united-kingdom.html">https://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-united-kingdom.html</a>) its in the rather average layer of teaching universities with a few notable researchers. At the undergraduate level, it's also rather average and, for employment outcomes, some way below average:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies">https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies</a>&nbsp;It certainly benefits from the most central location of any of the Greater Manchester universities.&nbsp;<br><br>From a UK point of view, I think it has little or no brand premium. Unless you want to enter traditional MBA employers, I'd certainly recommend the OU for its better network and (assuming you have a degree) the fast track into the diploma stage.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>If you are considering traditional MBA employers, however, I strong suggest you look at the management apprenticeship MBAs and MSc which many top UK business schools are phasing out, but are a bargain if you get them. Also consider Executive MBAs if you need more than the academic core content, things like leadership skills, leading-edge elective courses, strong alumni networks and salary premiums. It's the best investment you can make.&nbsp;
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