Part time MA (management)


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I'm thinking of doing a part time management MA, as opposed to an MBA in my late forties. The course says its a prior experience programme but I get the impression that it means applicants with only 1 or 2 years management experience. Would I be likely to be considered ? One of the attractions is it can be studied mostly online. It's literally 40% of the cost of the same institution's. exec MBA. I don't strictly need it for my career, but I think it would help me reposition myself as a generalist (I'm a qualified accountant, and unlikely to fully retire anytime soon). I've got lots of management experience.

The other stumbling block is entry requirements state 2.1 and I've only got a 2.2 in a numerate subject from 20 odd years ago (same uni). The exec MBA has more flexible entry requirements.

Do people think it's worth applying?

I'm thinking of doing a part time management MA, as opposed to an MBA in my late forties. The course says its a prior experience programme but I get the impression that it means applicants with only 1 or 2 years management experience. Would I be likely to be considered ? One of the attractions is it can be studied mostly online. It's literally 40% of the cost of the same institution's. exec MBA. I don't strictly need it for my career, but I think it would help me reposition myself as a generalist (I'm a qualified accountant, and unlikely to fully retire anytime soon). I've got lots of management experience.

The other stumbling block is entry requirements state 2.1 and I've only got a 2.2 in a numerate subject from 20 odd years ago (same uni). The exec MBA has more flexible entry requirements.

Do people think it's worth applying?
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Duncan

There are a few schools with offers like that, most obviously Henley and Durham. I am sure you would be admitted but the educational impact will perhaps be less than 40% of an MBA. My guess is that with your experience, and as an alum, they would admit you. But why not at least study with a different school to get a second alumni network?

There are a few schools with offers like that, most obviously Henley and Durham. I am sure you would be admitted but the educational impact will perhaps be less than 40% of an MBA. My guess is that with your experience, and as an alum, they would admit you. But why not at least study with a different school to get a second alumni network?
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Razors Edg...

I'm not sure what your budget is but why not look into a general management program (GMP)?

These are normally only several weeks long and might help you re-tool as a generalist, depending on what your specific requirements are. In terms of time vs. cost, they're not exactly "cheap" but the fees are probably comparable to a part-time program but all in one chunk.

Cranfield, Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford and many other schools all offer variations.

With a GMP (or an Executive MBA), you'll be studying with people who are more in line with your level of experience, and the curriculum will be tailored more to your requirements.

I'm not sure what your budget is but why not look into a general management program (GMP)?

These are normally only several weeks long and might help you re-tool as a generalist, depending on what your specific requirements are. In terms of time vs. cost, they're not exactly "cheap" but the fees are probably comparable to a part-time program but all in one chunk.

Cranfield, Cambridge, Imperial, Oxford and many other schools all offer variations.

With a GMP (or an Executive MBA), you'll be studying with people who are more in line with your level of experience, and the curriculum will be tailored more to your requirements.
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