Online MBA at Manchester Metropolitan University


Engsouth
Hi there folks
I’m hope to start an MBA next year and so I m researching my options .
I am an Engineer with an BSc and MSc in engineering from Uk a university with 20 years experience in the engineering sector in both technical and management roles. I m self funding the MBA so cost is an important factor. Also due to the nature of my work an online/distance MBA is my only option. An MBA which is accredited by such organizations such as AMBA or similar is important to me also.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the Manchester Metropolitan University? Their online MBA ticks alot of boxes for me. Their business school is accredited by AMBA and AACSB. Their MBA is accredited by AMBA and the cost is just a little over £10k.
Where’s the catch? Is MMU a good, well regarded business school?

I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Thank you
Hi there folks
I’m hope to start an MBA next year and so I m researching my options .
I am an Engineer with an BSc and MSc in engineering from Uk a university with 20 years experience in the engineering sector in both technical and management roles. I m self funding the MBA so cost is an important factor. Also due to the nature of my work an online/distance MBA is my only option. An MBA which is accredited by such organizations such as AMBA or similar is important to me also.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the Manchester Metropolitan University? Their online MBA ticks alot of boxes for me. Their business school is accredited by AMBA and AACSB. Their MBA is accredited by AMBA and the cost is just a little over £10k.
Where’s the catch? Is MMU a good, well regarded business school?

I would appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Thank you
quote
Duncan
MMU is one of the top former polytechnics and has been a long time player in the MBA market. MMU is well respected in the city and the school's research profile again marks it out as one of the stronger former polytechnics.

You don't mention any goals, but often students want to maximize the opportunity to get a competitive edge over other MBAs in the market with deeper academic experiences, stronger networks from the cohort, powerful careers services, active alumni networks and extensive brand equity. As the pricing shows, MMU doesn't notably outperform its peers on those measures. A triple crown uni with better resources and a stronger alumni network might meet some goals better.

The added investment would pay off hugely if you were targeting entrepreneurship or traditional MBA employers.
MMU is one of the top former polytechnics and has been a long time player in the MBA market. MMU is well respected in the city and the school's research profile again marks it out as one of the stronger former polytechnics.

You don't mention any goals, but often students want to maximize the opportunity to get a competitive edge over other MBAs in the market with deeper academic experiences, stronger networks from the cohort, powerful careers services, active alumni networks and extensive brand equity. As the pricing shows, MMU doesn't notably outperform its peers on those measures. A triple crown uni with better resources and a stronger alumni network might meet some goals better.

The added investment would pay off hugely if you were targeting entrepreneurship or traditional MBA employers.
quote
Engsouth
Hi Duncan,

Thank you for the quick and comprehensive response to my post. At present I work for a large engineering firm and plan on staying put. It’s a great place to work with many opportunities opening up, but most are project management and general business management. There are not as many technical and specialist engineering roles available.

You mentioned my goals. Well the motivation for going down the MBA route is spread over a number of reasons.
1. I would like gain a better understanding of how a business should work.
2. How best to manage the people.
3. Move into better management roles within my organization.

My initial 3rd level qualification is from a polytechnic so I have no hang ups about taking an MBA from MMU or any polytechnic uni.

An MBA from a triple accredited business school would be great but I think they might be a bit outside my price range right now. The alternative would be a course in project management but the I think the MBA would provide broader reference.

It’s difficult to know what is the correct path to follow.
Hi Duncan,

Thank you for the quick and comprehensive response to my post. At present I work for a large engineering firm and plan on staying put. It’s a great place to work with many opportunities opening up, but most are project management and general business management. There are not as many technical and specialist engineering roles available.

You mentioned my goals. Well the motivation for going down the MBA route is spread over a number of reasons.
1. I would like gain a better understanding of how a business should work.
2. How best to manage the people.
3. Move into better management roles within my organization.

My initial 3rd level qualification is from a polytechnic so I have no hang ups about taking an MBA from MMU or any polytechnic uni.

An MBA from a triple accredited business school would be great but I think they might be a bit outside my price range right now. The alternative would be a course in project management but the I think the MBA would provide broader reference.

It’s difficult to know what is the correct path to follow.
quote
Duncan
I think that options like Illinois or the OU could be interesting, but also non-MBA options like the graduate entry BSc from the LSE available from the University of London, could be useful. But do you need a degree? The Maryland MBA core and the Illinois Coursera specialisations could be great.
I think that options like Illinois or the OU could be interesting, but also non-MBA options like the graduate entry BSc from the LSE available from the University of London, could be useful. But do you need a degree? The Maryland MBA core and the Illinois Coursera specialisations could be great.
quote
Larry
It doesn't sound like your goals include making large career transitions, so an online program could be ideal.

However, learning how to manage people and other soft skills like this does take some hands-on learning. Maybe a program that has some in-class residencies? Or an EMBA / part-time MBA from an accredited school?
It doesn't sound like your goals include making large career transitions, so an online program could be ideal.

However, learning how to manage people and other soft skills like this does take some hands-on learning. Maybe a program that has some in-class residencies? Or an EMBA / part-time MBA from an accredited school?
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Manchester, United Kingdom 3 Followers 7 Discussions

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists

Hot Discussions