Best Online MSc Finance,Business or Management


RobertoG83

Hello everyone, i was looking for advices about distance learning MSc Fin/Acc at a reasonable cost (about 30.000$).
US would be best for me, but only for personal reasons (always dreamed about attending a US College!).
Thanks for your help.

Roberto

[Edited by RobertoG83 on Dec 21, 2016]

Hello everyone, i was looking for advices about distance learning MSc Fin/Acc at a reasonable cost (about 30.000$).
US would be best for me, but only for personal reasons (always dreamed about attending a US College!).
Thanks for your help.

Roberto
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badux

What's your background - especially, how much work experience do you have?

And what are your goals? Usually, the best strategy is to study where you want to work. If you don't want to work in the US, you'd probably save money by pursuing a program in mainland Europe or the UK. Vlerick has an an FT-ranked program that's less than 15,000 EUR, for instance.

What's your background - especially, how much work experience do you have?

And what are your goals? Usually, the best strategy is to study where you want to work. If you don't want to work in the US, you'd probably save money by pursuing a program in mainland Europe or the UK. Vlerick has an an FT-ranked program that's less than 15,000 EUR, for instance.
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Duncan

The Harvard MLA in finance is around 30k. https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/finance-degree

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 23, 2017]

The Harvard MLA in finance is around 30k. https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/finance-degree
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RobertoG83



Great opportunity! I like that few credits must be taken on campus.
And, even if it is extension school, is always Harvard...
I don't get one point: they don't ask for GMAT,  you have 3 admission courses to pass.
Each one of them costs 2500$. I hope that the completion of these courses with sarisfactory grades, as well with the meeting of the other basic requirements guarrantes the admission.
It would seem a bit of a tough request to spend 7500$ without any certainity, i mean, they're not the 200$ of a GMAT exam...
I sent a mail, let's see what they say

[quote]The Harvard MLA in finance is under 30k. https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/finance-degree [/quote]

Great opportunity! I like that few credits must be taken on campus.
And, even if it is extension school, is always Harvard...
I don't get one point: they don't ask for GMAT,  you have 3 admission courses to pass.
Each one of them costs 2500$. I hope that the completion of these courses with sarisfactory grades, as well with the meeting of the other basic requirements guarrantes the admission.
It would seem a bit of a tough request to spend 7500$ without any certainity, i mean, they're not the 200$ of a GMAT exam...
I sent a mail, let's see what they say
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Duncan

Yes if you pass the three courses with the right grades then you gain admission, as long as you meet their general criteria.

Yes if you pass the three courses with the right grades then you gain admission, as long as you meet their general criteria.
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RobertoG83

What's your background - especially, how much work experience do you have?

And what are your goals? Usually, the best strategy is to study where you want to work. If you don't want to work in the US, you'd probably save money by pursuing a program in mainland Europe or the UK. Vlerick has an an FT-ranked program that's less than 15,000 EUR, for instance.


Remaining in the Management field, how about Manchester University's MSc in Management and Information Systems?

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/online-distance-learning/postgraduate-distance-learning/courses/08003/msc-management-and-information-systems-change-and-development-distance-learning/

I can't find their accreditation page though, even if I know the University is a top50 overall, so i don't think their distance learning programs wouldn't be accredited

[quote]What's your background - especially, how much work experience do you have?

And what are your goals? Usually, the best strategy is to study where you want to work. If you don't want to work in the US, you'd probably save money by pursuing a program in mainland Europe or the UK. Vlerick has an an FT-ranked program that's less than 15,000 EUR, for instance.[/quote]

Remaining in the Management field, how about Manchester University's MSc in Management and Information Systems?

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/online-distance-learning/postgraduate-distance-learning/courses/08003/msc-management-and-information-systems-change-and-development-distance-learning/

I can't find their accreditation page though, even if I know the University is a top50 overall, so i don't think their distance learning programs wouldn't be accredited
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Duncan

That is not a course from the business school so it will not have international accreditation.

That is not a course from the business school so it will not have international accreditation.
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RobertoG83

And what about the Open University, UK?

http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses/postgraduate/qualifications/f67

Their BS is triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), their MBA makes the top 10 in the QS global ranking, and it was a pioneer academy in the matter of distance learning.
The program sound really interesting too.
Any opinion on this school, faculty or other related?

Sorry if every day i come out with a new one, it is a really important choice i'm making and i want to be sure i'm picking the right one for my goals.
Thank you for you help guys, it is really appreciated!

And what about the Open University, UK?

http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses/postgraduate/qualifications/f67

Their BS is triple accredited (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS), their MBA makes the top 10 in the QS global ranking, and it was a pioneer academy in the matter of distance learning.
The program sound really interesting too.
Any opinion on this school, faculty or other related?

Sorry if every day i come out with a new one, it is a really important choice i'm making and i want to be sure i'm picking the right one for my goals.
Thank you for you help guys, it is really appreciated!
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Duncan

It's a good school.

It's a good school.
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RobertoG83

I got a call from Birmingham University to arrange an appointment from their admission team to evaluate my profile.
The program is a MSc in International Business

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/business/online-msc-international-business.aspx

What do you think about this program and the school?

I got a call from Birmingham University to arrange an appointment from their admission team to evaluate my profile.
The program is a MSc in International Business

http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/business/online-msc-international-business.aspx

What do you think about this program and the school?
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Duncan

It is new, and inferior to the other options discussed. How about the Illinois Coursera mba?

It is new, and inferior to the other options discussed. How about the Illinois Coursera mba?
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RobertoG83

It is new, and inferior to the other options discussed. How about the Illinois Coursera mba?


I turned down the MBA option: honestly, i have to admit i have no education or experience in economics.
That's why i'm looking for a MSc, and i reserve the chance to take an MBA (maybe not online, i have Milan Polytechnic-MIP near my place) when and if my career advances.
I thought Birmingham had a good reputation, its BS is triple-accredited and the university is among top 100-120 worldwide rankings.
Furthermore, this program would cost me half of the money of a US one, being a EU citizen, and UK is easier and cheaper to reach for any residency-on campus coursetime.

[Edited by RobertoG83 on Dec 21, 2016]

[quote]It is new, and inferior to the other options discussed. How about the Illinois Coursera mba? [/quote]

I turned down the MBA option: honestly, i have to admit i have no education or experience in economics.
That's why i'm looking for a MSc, and i reserve the chance to take an MBA (maybe not online, i have Milan Polytechnic-MIP near my place) when and if my career advances.
I thought Birmingham had a good reputation, its BS is triple-accredited and the university is among top 100-120 worldwide rankings.
Furthermore, this program would cost me half of the money of a US one, being a EU citizen, and UK is easier and cheaper to reach for any residency-on campus coursetime.
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Duncan

The Birmingham MSc has the same core course in economics as most MBAs. Why not get an MBA for the same cost, from Durham or Bradford?

[Edited by Duncan on Dec 22, 2016]

The Birmingham MSc has the same core course in economics as most MBAs. Why not get an MBA for the same cost, from Durham or Bradford?
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RobertoG83

I already talked with Durham's admission officer few days ago, he was very categorical about the 3-years work experience in a relevant managerial role, which i completely lack.
Will have to hear about Bradford's.

I already talked with Durham's admission officer few days ago, he was very categorical about the 3-years work experience in a relevant managerial role, which i completely lack.
Will have to hear about Bradford's.
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Duncan

Yes, Bradford will also expect 3 years. For MSc options in finance, I would also consider Indiana, Liverpool, Leicester and the University of London's quant finance pathway (http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/soas/msc-finance-major-quantitative-finance).

Yes, Bradford will also expect 3 years. For MSc options in finance, I would also consider Indiana, Liverpool, Leicester and the University of London's quant finance pathway (http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/soas/msc-finance-major-quantitative-finance).
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RobertoG83

Why not get an MBA for the same cost, from Durham or Bradford?


But i found out that Durham offers a blended MA in Management, which requires only one year of professional experience:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/masters/management/management-part-time/

[quote]Why not get an MBA for the same cost, from Durham or Bradford? [/quote]

But i found out that Durham offers a blended MA in Management, which requires only one year of professional experience:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/masters/management/management-part-time/
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Duncan

That's a nice option. Durham is a rock solid brand in the UK.

That's a nice option. Durham is a rock solid brand in the UK.
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RobertoG83

Hi guys, after a thorough month and a half to undertake all the procedures needed for application, I finally had an unconditional offer from the University of Birmingham for their Online MSc in International Business, which I accepted with joy!

I know some of you told me that there could have been better options, and I did not just avoid your advices, but I was impressed by the services and the quality of Recruitment team at B'ham: furthermore, I really like the program, and I really hope this could take me where I want to go with my career!

I'm starting on Feb 27th with International Finance and Accounting, I will keep you updated with my feedback about the University and the course.

Thank you very much for all your support and the help you provided me, this is a really interesting and useful board!

Cheers
Roberto

[Edited by RobertoG83 on Feb 09, 2017]

Hi guys, after a thorough month and a half to undertake all the procedures needed for application, I finally had an unconditional offer from the University of Birmingham for their Online MSc in International Business, which I accepted with joy!

I know some of you told me that there could have been better options, and I did not just avoid your advices, but I was impressed by the services and the quality of Recruitment team at B'ham: furthermore, I really like the program, and I really hope this could take me where I want to go with my career!

I'm starting on Feb 27th with International Finance and Accounting, I will keep you updated with my feedback about the University and the course.

Thank you very much for all your support and the help you provided me, this is a really interesting and useful board!

Cheers
Roberto
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Matt

Hi all,

like Roberto I am currently researching for an online MSc in Finance.

My background is a BA in Int. Business plus a German Diplom Betriebswirt. I am also a qualified CPA (Australia) with 7 years work experience in mid-/senior financial and business controlling roles in MNCs of various sizes.

I am looking for an online MSc in Finance to complement my accounting background. As I am currently based in Vietnam only a 100% DL solution is feaseble for me. Tuition fees are also limited with a budget of €15k.

So far I have shortlisted the MSc Finance at Open University UK and University of London (SOAS) Msc Finance (Banking or Financial Sector Management) as options.

OU is triple accredited and has a good reputation even though doesn't show up in the FT rankings (doesn't participate?!).
I am usnure about the program at reputation of UoL/SOAS.
Any feedback on those two programs is much appreciated.

I have also looked at the Leicster and Heriot Watts programs but I am unsure about their standing.

Any suggestions/recommendations for other programs?

Cheers,
Matt

Hi all,

like Roberto I am currently researching for an online MSc in Finance.

My background is a BA in Int. Business plus a German Diplom Betriebswirt. I am also a qualified CPA (Australia) with 7 years work experience in mid-/senior financial and business controlling roles in MNCs of various sizes.

I am looking for an online MSc in Finance to complement my accounting background. As I am currently based in Vietnam only a 100% DL solution is feaseble for me. Tuition fees are also limited with a budget of €15k.

So far I have shortlisted the MSc Finance at Open University UK and University of London (SOAS) Msc Finance (Banking or Financial Sector Management) as options.

OU is triple accredited and has a good reputation even though doesn't show up in the FT rankings (doesn't participate?!).
I am usnure about the program at reputation of UoL/SOAS.
Any feedback on those two programs is much appreciated.

I have also looked at the Leicster and Heriot Watts programs but I am unsure about their standing.

Any suggestions/recommendations for other programs?

Cheers,
Matt
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Duncan

At that price, the OU is the best option otherwise you are looking at the Harvard certificate in corporate finance https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/professional-graduate-certificates/corporate-finance-certificate and similar non-degree options. If you had 28,000 (spreadable over up to six years) the Harvard masters in finance would be an option.

At that price, the OU is the best option otherwise you are looking at the Harvard certificate in corporate finance https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/professional-graduate-certificates/corporate-finance-certificate and similar non-degree options. If you had 28,000 (spreadable over up to six years) the Harvard masters in finance would be an option.
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