Which Distance Learning MBA to choose and why?


benson

Hi all. I will be graduating with a University of London external law degree and I would like to do an MBA. I am torn between the following choices and would like some advice. If anyone has studied or currently studying at any of these schools, please do assist me. Thank you very much.

1) University of London Global MBA
GMAT : No
Duration : 1 year
Fees : £14,585 or USD $18,735

Once you complete the MBA, you receive CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. If you have sufficient work experience, you can also gain Chartered Manager status. If you graduate with a specialist MBA in Accountancy, you become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam. This is an accelerated route towards the CIMA Professional Qualification.

https://london.ac.uk/courses/global-mba

2) De Monfort University MBA for Lawyers
GMAT : No
Duration : 15 to 27 months
Fees: £8,450 or USD $ 10,854

Leicester Business School holds many professional accreditations and boasts recognition from a range of prestigious organisations including ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, CIPD, CIM and CMI.

Leicester Business School is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

http://www.courses.knect365-learning.com/event/lawyers-mba-master-of-business-administration-distance-learning-course-from-de-montfort-university-dmu

3) Durham Online MBA
GMAT : Yes
Duration : 2 years
Fees : £23,000 or USD $ 29,550

https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/mba/online-mba/

I did not consider the following unis due to the high cost :
Manchester Global MBA and Imperial Business School MBA.

Hi all. I will be graduating with a University of London external law degree and I would like to do an MBA. I am torn between the following choices and would like some advice. If anyone has studied or currently studying at any of these schools, please do assist me. Thank you very much.

1) University of London Global MBA
GMAT : No
Duration : 1 year
Fees : £14,585 or USD $18,735

Once you complete the MBA, you receive CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. If you have sufficient work experience, you can also gain Chartered Manager status. If you graduate with a specialist MBA in Accountancy, you become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam. This is an accelerated route towards the CIMA Professional Qualification.

https://london.ac.uk/courses/global-mba

2) De Monfort University MBA for Lawyers
GMAT : No
Duration : 15 to 27 months
Fees: £8,450 or USD $ 10,854

Leicester Business School holds many professional accreditations and boasts recognition from a range of prestigious organisations including ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia, CIPD, CIM and CMI.

Leicester Business School is a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and a member of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

http://www.courses.knect365-learning.com/event/lawyers-mba-master-of-business-administration-distance-learning-course-from-de-montfort-university-dmu

3) Durham Online MBA
GMAT : Yes
Duration : 2 years
Fees : £23,000 or USD $ 29,550

https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/mba/online-mba/

I did not consider the following unis due to the high cost :
Manchester Global MBA and Imperial Business School MBA.
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Duncan

Why do you want an MBA? If you are not concerned with career progression, then the Maryland MBA core might work for you. However, for specific career goals a well accredited MBA will be a better investment.

Why do you want an MBA? If you are not concerned with career progression, then the Maryland MBA core might work for you. However, for specific career goals a well accredited MBA will be a better investment.
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benson

Why do you want an MBA? If you are not concerned with career progression, then the Maryland MBA core might work for you. However, for specific career goals a well accredited MBA will be a better investment.


Hi Duncan. Thank you very much for your reply. I have trawled through this website extensively and have seen several of your contributions. I want to do an MBA so that I can go into corporate law with the necessary skills that an MBA will equip me with. I would like to do an MBA with a British university. Cost is an issue hence the shortlist of the possible universities listed above.

[quote]Why do you want an MBA? If you are not concerned with career progression, then the Maryland MBA core might work for you. However, for specific career goals a well accredited MBA will be a better investment. [/quote]

Hi Duncan. Thank you very much for your reply. I have trawled through this website extensively and have seen several of your contributions. I want to do an MBA so that I can go into corporate law with the necessary skills that an MBA will equip me with. I would like to do an MBA with a British university. Cost is an issue hence the shortlist of the possible universities listed above.
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Duncan

Durham is the only school you mention with international accreditation. I'd pick that from your list. Why not consider a US MBA like Illinois or Boston?

Durham is the only school you mention with international accreditation. I'd pick that from your list. Why not consider a US MBA like Illinois or Boston?
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Razors Edg...

What does your work experience look like? Are you a practicing lawyer who wants to move into law firm admin / management? I'm trying to figure out how an MBA would fit into your career goals, and why you wouldn't want to do something like an LLM in Corporate Law.

What does your work experience look like? Are you a practicing lawyer who wants to move into law firm admin / management? I'm trying to figure out how an MBA would fit into your career goals, and why you wouldn't want to do something like an LLM in Corporate Law.
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benson

Durham is the only school you mention with international accreditation. I'd pick that from your list. Why not consider a US MBA like Illinois or Boston?


hi duncan. I am not keen on any american unis.

[quote]Durham is the only school you mention with international accreditation. I'd pick that from your list. Why not consider a US MBA like Illinois or Boston?[/quote]

hi duncan. I am not keen on any american unis.
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benson

What does your work experience look like? Are you a practicing lawyer who wants to move into law firm admin / management? I'm trying to figure out how an MBA would fit into your career goals, and why you wouldn't want to do something like an LLM in Corporate Law.


i am not a practicing lawyer. i will be graduating with a law degree and want to do an MBA to go into the corporate world. yes it sound interesting to do a LLM in corporate law. but maybe after the MBA?

[quote]What does your work experience look like? Are you a practicing lawyer who wants to move into law firm admin / management? I'm trying to figure out how an MBA would fit into your career goals, and why you wouldn't want to do something like an LLM in Corporate Law. [/quote]

i am not a practicing lawyer. i will be graduating with a law degree and want to do an MBA to go into the corporate world. yes it sound interesting to do a LLM in corporate law. but maybe after the MBA?
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Duncan

I am a bit unsure about these options. Do corporate law professionals have LLMs or MBAs? Maybe a joint business and law qualification is an idea? IE and Northwestern have an excellent joint executive LLM, which I think is around €35k. Edinburgh Law School has an online LLM in international commercial law.

I am a bit unsure about these options. Do corporate law professionals have LLMs or MBAs? Maybe a joint business and law qualification is an idea? IE and Northwestern have an excellent joint executive LLM, which I think is around €35k. Edinburgh Law School has an online LLM in international commercial law.
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mba hipste...

I would really focus on narrowing your career goals. I'm honestly not sure there is much value in a law-related MBA degree. Are there actual jobs in corporate law that require / prefer an MBA?

I would really focus on narrowing your career goals. I'm honestly not sure there is much value in a law-related MBA degree. Are there actual jobs in corporate law that require / prefer an MBA?
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benson

I would really focus on narrowing your career goals. I'm honestly not sure there is much value in a law-related MBA degree. Are there actual jobs in corporate law that require / prefer an MBA?


did you see the course curriculum? if not, please take a look first.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/business-services/a-z-business-services/business-and-law/mba-for-lawyers.aspx

[quote]I would really focus on narrowing your career goals. I'm honestly not sure there is much value in a law-related MBA degree. Are there actual jobs in corporate law that require / prefer an MBA? [/quote]

did you see the course curriculum? if not, please take a look first.

https://www.dmu.ac.uk/business-services/a-z-business-services/business-and-law/mba-for-lawyers.aspx
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Duncan

That is not a strong curriculum: just compare it to any accredited MBA. You could get an AACSB-accredited online MBA with a solid managerial core for the same price, for example at Minnesota State University.

That is not a strong curriculum: just compare it to any accredited MBA. You could get an AACSB-accredited online MBA with a solid managerial core for the same price, for example at Minnesota State University.
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Alasadi

Hi Everyone ,
My name Alaa from Iraq .Actually I would like to do MBA (online) .Why ? my background qualification isn't in business management as well as currently I am working as HR business partner( with Diploma in HRM from UK ) in Shell Dutch in South of Iraq .As I would like to go further in my career path ,I would like to Senior / managerial level even out side HR .Please your devices which business school I should choose ? I need the program 100% online due to I can't quit my job .

Thanks
Alaa

Hi Everyone ,
My name Alaa from Iraq .Actually I would like to do MBA (online) .Why ? my background qualification isn't in business management as well as currently I am working as HR business partner( with Diploma in HRM from UK ) in Shell Dutch in South of Iraq .As I would like to go further in my career path ,I would like to Senior / managerial level even out side HR .Please your devices which business school I should choose ? I need the program 100% online due to I can't quit my job .

Thanks
Alaa
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Duncan

Take a look at https://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/online-mba-rankings/2019 and https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288

Take a look at https://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/online-mba-rankings/2019 and https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/value-alternatives-to-unaccredited-mbas-58288
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Alasadi

Dear Duncan ,
Many thanks , Indeed I put around $10K -$15K ,as I would like to have accredited MBA ,I have shortlist some universities some of the triple accreditations as the below :Is that ok if the MBA isn't have triple accredits ?

Leicester
Strathdclyde


Thanks

Dear Duncan ,
Many thanks , Indeed I put around $10K -$15K ,as I would like to have accredited MBA ,I have shortlist some universities some of the triple accreditations as the below :Is that ok if the MBA isn't have triple accredits ?

Leicester
Strathdclyde


Thanks
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Duncan

Triple accreditation is better. I would certainly consider Strathclyde a very good option if you can afford it.

Triple accreditation is better. I would certainly consider Strathclyde a very good option if you can afford it.
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Alasadi

Many thanks

Many thanks
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Duncan

I should add: tripe accreditation is really common with European schools, because the US, UK and European accreditation allow them to access different pools of applicants and employers more easily. However. none of the top US schools have triple accreditation and that cannot be held against them.

I should add: tripe accreditation is really common with European schools, because the US, UK and European accreditation allow them to access different pools of applicants and employers more easily. However. none of the top US schools have triple accreditation and that cannot be held against them.
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Alasadi

Hi Duncan , I have look at Durham MBA module materials ,I felt that's what need , as well as it have triples accreditations .I thought what I need now to connect with some graduate students to be familiarizes how it worked them ? what type of support university provide ? pro & Cons .Then I will make a decision .

Hi Duncan , I have look at Durham MBA module materials ,I felt that's what need , as well as it have triples accreditations .I thought what I need now to connect with some graduate students to be familiarizes how it worked them ? what type of support university provide ? pro & Cons .Then I will make a decision .
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Duncan

I am sure they will connect you with students or recent alumni if you ask

I am sure they will connect you with students or recent alumni if you ask
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