Should I sign up?


cammy

Well it's the last day before the discount runs out on my Manchester Global MBA application.

Do I sign up to its very good programme...or do I save myself £21k and put it into my pension??

Well it's the last day before the discount runs out on my Manchester Global MBA application.

Do I sign up to its very good programme...or do I save myself £21k and put it into my pension??
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Duncan

I think you should do it. A top-tier MBA will be a life-changing decision, and will improve your decision-making and the pace at which you can work. Spend as much time as you can on campus and networking with the alumni.

I think you should do it. A top-tier MBA will be a life-changing decision, and will improve your decision-making and the pace at which you can work. Spend as much time as you can on campus and networking with the alumni.
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maubia

but.. did you consider part-time/executive formats?

but.. did you consider part-time/executive formats?
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cammy

I think you should do it. A top-tier MBA will be a life-changing decision, and will improve your decision-making and the pace at which you can work. Spend as much time as you can on campus and networking with the alumni.


Hi Duncan

Thanks for your response. I am just wondering whether I am too long in the tooth at 39! My first MSc was at Strathclyde but that was over a decade ago.

Steve

<blockquote>I think you should do it. A top-tier MBA will be a life-changing decision, and will improve your decision-making and the pace at which you can work. Spend as much time as you can on campus and networking with the alumni.</blockquote>

Hi Duncan

Thanks for your response. I am just wondering whether I am too long in the tooth at 39! My first MSc was at Strathclyde but that was over a decade ago.

Steve
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Duncan

Hi Steve. Well, I'm 43 and I would do my MBA again at the drop of a hat. It dramatically transformed by abilities as a business person and paid for itself very quickly.

I think Mauro's missed out on the fact that the Global MBA is the part-time MBA at MBS. The three year pace is easy enough (I see there's not a two year track, which will probably have better students and better networking for you).

Hi Steve. Well, I'm 43 and I would do my MBA again at the drop of a hat. It dramatically transformed by abilities as a business person and paid for itself very quickly.

I think Mauro's missed out on the fact that the Global MBA is the part-time MBA at MBS. The three year pace is easy enough (I see there's not a two year track, which will probably have better students and better networking for you).
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cammy

Hi Steve. Well, I'm 43 and I would do my MBA again at the drop of a hat. It dramatically transformed by abilities as a business person and paid for itself very quickly.

I think Mauro's missed out on the fact that the Global MBA is the part-time MBA at MBS. The three year pace is easy enough (I see there's not a two year track, which will probably have better students and better networking for you).


Hi Duncan,

The pace just seems a little too slow for my liking.

I wonder whether I should change jobs half way through and perhaps achieve a double whammy on salary. Some of the subjects will not be new to me so I may get distracted.

I suppose I should try to make the most of the foreign placements.

Regards
Steve

<blockquote>Hi Steve. Well, I'm 43 and I would do my MBA again at the drop of a hat. It dramatically transformed by abilities as a business person and paid for itself very quickly.

I think Mauro's missed out on the fact that the Global MBA is the part-time MBA at MBS. The three year pace is easy enough (I see there's not a two year track, which will probably have better students and better networking for you). </blockquote>

Hi Duncan,

The pace just seems a little too slow for my liking.

I wonder whether I should change jobs half way through and perhaps achieve a double whammy on salary. Some of the subjects will not be new to me so I may get distracted.

I suppose I should try to make the most of the foreign placements.

Regards
Steve
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Duncan

You should always be open to changing job, but that's a separate choice from whether or not to do an MBA since you can change jobs whether or not you are taking a MBA. Any smart future employer will welcome an MBA.

Why not change onto the accelerated path? They will be closer to your age, and the courses will be more engaging with better students. Of course the 3-year programme has a better range of electives, which might also help you stay on track. But I think you can also expect that even if you know some of the subjects, that the case approach will introduce you to new companies and industries.

You should always be open to changing job, but that's a separate choice from whether or not to do an MBA since you can change jobs whether or not you are taking a MBA. Any smart future employer will welcome an MBA.

Why not change onto the accelerated path? They will be closer to your age, and the courses will be more engaging with better students. Of course the 3-year programme has a better range of electives, which might also help you stay on track. But I think you can also expect that even if you know some of the subjects, that the case approach will introduce you to new companies and industries.

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cammy



Why not change onto the accelerated path? They will be closer to your age, and the courses will be more engaging with better students. Of course the 3-year programme has a better range of electives, which might also help you stay on track. But I think you can also expect that even if you know some of the subjects, that the case approach will introduce you to new companies and industries.


Yes I considered that but have left it too late to apply for the accelerated version. Perhaps I can change on the course. Although I have potentially another thirty years of work ahead of me I am a little impatient to get going!

However I chose Manchester over Durham and others because of its proximity to my work and home.

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Why not change onto the accelerated path? They will be closer to your age, and the courses will be more engaging with better students. Of course the 3-year programme has a better range of electives, which might also help you stay on track. But I think you can also expect that even if you know some of the subjects, that the case approach will introduce you to new companies and industries.</blockquote>

Yes I considered that but have left it too late to apply for the accelerated version. Perhaps I can change on the course. Although I have potentially another thirty years of work ahead of me I am a little impatient to get going!

However I chose Manchester over Durham and others because of its proximity to my work and home.

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cammy

Anyway I signed up with an hour to go.

Thanks for the encouragement, Duncan!

Anyway I signed up with an hour to go.

Thanks for the encouragement, Duncan!
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Duncan

Well done. At times like these, the reality is that the decision is already made: we just need to find the place where we've ferreted away the answer.

By the way, there might be more flexibility than you expect. Since the accelerated students have five years with a target of two years, there might be some swapping around.

Well done. At times like these, the reality is that the decision is already made: we just need to find the place where we've ferreted away the answer.

By the way, there might be more flexibility than you expect. Since the accelerated students have five years with a target of two years, there might be some swapping around.
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maubia

I wish you all the best! This mba was usefull to both the past italian students that I contacted so no doubts that it'll be good for you as well!

I wish you all the best! This mba was usefull to both the past italian students that I contacted so no doubts that it'll be good for you as well!
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