UOL Global MBA not AMBA accredited


EW66

I've just signed up for UOL Global MBA but I have second thoughts due to it not being AMBA Accredited.

I picked this course because it's online and I work full time. It was also affordable, whilst some of the other options were not. Also, compared to OU it had the subjects and directions I preferred most.

I am already CIMA qualified and my objective is to boost my career, to add a qualification that will add more weight to my experience and prospective employers to take me seriously.

Is this the right course? Is AMBA important?

I've just signed up for UOL Global MBA but I have second thoughts due to it not being AMBA Accredited.

I picked this course because it's online and I work full time. It was also affordable, whilst some of the other options were not. Also, compared to OU it had the subjects and directions I preferred most.

I am already CIMA qualified and my objective is to boost my career, to add a qualification that will add more weight to my experience and prospective employers to take me seriously.

Is this the right course? Is AMBA important?
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Duncan

I can't see any reason to take a MBA like that, which will probably never gain accrediation and doesn't have a meaningful alumni network, then you can pick a better programme. 

I can't see any reason to take a MBA like that, which will probably never gain accrediation and doesn't have a meaningful alumni network, then you can pick a better programme. 
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EW66

Thank you Duncan,

Obviously this is not what I wanted to hear, because it is " after the event". I've already registered & paid. The UoL and QMUL both seemed to be very good Unis and I cannot afford the very high prices some others charge. 

I just have to do it now, I cannot waste the fee I paid.

It's just hard to understand why Unis with such reputation are not providing a course that is properly accredited.

Thank you Duncan,<br><br>Obviously this is not what I wanted to hear, because it is " after the event". I've already registered &amp; paid. The UoL and QMUL both seemed to be very good Unis and I cannot afford the very high prices some others charge.&nbsp;<br><br>I just have to do it now, I cannot waste the fee I paid.<br><br>It's just hard to understand why Unis with such reputation are not providing a course that is properly accredited.
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Duncan

Three reasons:
- It doesn't need to. UoL is a strong university and it doesn't need extra accredition to attract students
- It's very hard for distance learning provider like UoL Worldwide or the OU to get accreditation. Unlike OUBS, UoL Worldwide doesn't provide its own academics and so it's even harder to get accredition. 
- It adds costs which a price leader cannot afford. UoL Worldwide is, I think, one of the best value options - especially at the undergraduate and graduate diploma levels. Accreditation adds substantial costs which would increase fees but, because few UoL MBAs at aiming at traditional MBA recruiters, it adds little value. 

Three reasons:<br>- It doesn't need to. UoL is a strong university and it doesn't need extra accredition to attract students<br>- It's very hard for distance learning provider like UoL Worldwide or the OU to get accreditation. Unlike OUBS, UoL Worldwide doesn't provide its own academics and so it's even harder to get accredition.&nbsp;<br>- It adds costs which a price leader cannot afford. UoL Worldwide is, I think, one of the best value options - especially at the undergraduate and graduate diploma levels. Accreditation adds substantial costs which would increase fees but, because few UoL MBAs at aiming at traditional MBA recruiters, it adds little value.&nbsp;
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EW66

Thank you very much for your help!!

I am not pleased at all that I didn't do a better research but at least it's good to know that UoL is regarded as a strong University. I was blinded because their Global MBA is accredited by my professional institution, CIMA.

I work in the non-profit sector and I just want to make my brand stronger so I can go for finance leadership roles in the charity sector. I think UoL MBA will achieve that. None of the non-profit job adverts I looked at are looking for MBA qualification, but I think having that and experience will make me a stronger candidate.

My other option would be to get out of the sector, but it seems there will always be a better candidate with more commercial experience, regardless of MBA.


Thank you very much for your help!!<br><br>I am not pleased at all that I didn't do a better research but at least it's good to know that UoL is regarded as a strong University. I was blinded because their Global MBA is accredited by my professional institution, CIMA.<br><br>I work in the non-profit sector and I just want to make my brand stronger so I can go for finance leadership roles in the charity sector. I think UoL MBA will achieve that. None of the non-profit job adverts I looked at are looking for MBA qualification, but I think having that and experience will make me a stronger candidate.<br><br>My other option would be to get out of the sector, but it seems there will always be a better candidate with more commercial experience, regardless of MBA.<br><br><br>
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