MBA from tier 3/4 vs MS from tier 2?


nekiwa07
Hi,

I don’t think I’ll be able to get into a tier 1-2 online MBA program with my concentration due to my gmat scores but there’s a tier 3 out of state that offers it. There’s also a tier 2 school in state that offers a MS and has a more recognizable name. Does anyone know which would probably be the better option? In regards to roi? And placing myself in a better position professionally?
Hi,

I don’t think I’ll be able to get into a tier 1-2 online MBA program with my concentration due to my gmat scores but there’s a tier 3 out of state that offers it. There’s also a tier 2 school in state that offers a MS and has a more recognizable name. Does anyone know which would probably be the better option? In regards to roi? And placing myself in a better position professionally?
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Duncan
Employers won't care that much about your concentration. What are your goals and options?
Employers won't care that much about your concentration. What are your goals and options?
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nekiwa07
I want to work in the non-profit sector and hopefully one day, start and run my own non-profit organization...
I want to work in the non-profit sector and hopefully one day, start and run my own non-profit organization...
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Duncan
Why not take the Illinois iMBA?
Why not take the Illinois iMBA?
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nekiwa07
I'm really looking for something with a non-profit concentration that's online and will accept my low GMAT score or waive or not require it. I just checked out the iMBA program there and don't see an non-profit concentration. Looking at concentrating in this area because I feel that it will prepare me to work in and/or run my own non-profit organization (the in's and out's)
I'm really looking for something with a non-profit concentration that's online and will accept my low GMAT score or waive or not require it. I just checked out the iMBA program there and don't see an non-profit concentration. Looking at concentrating in this area because I feel that it will prepare me to work in and/or run my own non-profit organization (the in's and out's)
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Duncan
But then why take an MBA rather than a non-profit masters?
But then why take an MBA rather than a non-profit masters?
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George Pat...
If you want an MBA you should probably try get to the best MBA possible regardless of concentration. Maybe take a MOOC or some other professional certification for non-profit

If on the best top 3 MBA possible you can get, any of them happens by chance to have concentrations, maybe consider them

I think you need to more research on the matter, clicking on Duncan's profile can get you many useful links to start
If you want an MBA you should probably try get to the best MBA possible regardless of concentration. Maybe take a MOOC or some other professional certification for non-profit

If on the best top 3 MBA possible you can get, any of them happens by chance to have concentrations, maybe consider them

I think you need to more research on the matter, clicking on Duncan's profile can get you many useful links to start
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nekiwa07
But then why take an MBA rather than a non-profit masters?


I researched the MBA vs. Masters and seem's like an MBA is considered better?
[quote]But then why take an MBA rather than a non-profit masters? [/quote]

I researched the MBA vs. Masters and seem's like an MBA is considered better?
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nekiwa07
If you want an MBA you should probably try get to the best MBA possible regardless of concentration. Maybe take a MOOC or some other professional certification for non-profit

If on the best top 3 MBA possible you can get, any of them happens by chance to have concentrations, maybe consider them

I think you need to more research on the matter, clicking on Duncan's profile can get you many useful links to start


I've never heard of an "MOOC"? Thank you. I will continue to try to research my options and will also check out Duncan's page. What would you consider to be the best top 3 MBA's?
[quote]If you want an MBA you should probably try get to the best MBA possible regardless of concentration. Maybe take a MOOC or some other professional certification for non-profit

If on the best top 3 MBA possible you can get, any of them happens by chance to have concentrations, maybe consider them

I think you need to more research on the matter, clicking on Duncan's profile can get you many useful links to start[/quote]

I've never heard of an "MOOC"? Thank you. I will continue to try to research my options and will also check out Duncan's page. What would you consider to be the best top 3 MBA's?
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maury
I researched the MBA vs. Masters and seem's like an MBA is considered better?

It's all relative, and ultimately depends on the industry that you want to work in. For some industry, like finance or consulting for instance, yes, the MBA, especially from a good school, is in demand. But this is not entirely true for the nonprofit industry. Plus, salaries are generally lower in the nonprofit field than the industries that pay a premium for the MBA, meaning an MBA will not always pay off in the end. I imagine that's why Duncan suggested some kind of master's in nonprofit management - nonprofit orgs will probably understand this degree better and there might also be more awareness of the degree among the organizations you're looking at.
[quote]I researched the MBA vs. Masters and seem's like an MBA is considered better?[/quote]
It's all relative, and ultimately depends on the industry that you want to work in. For some industry, like finance or consulting for instance, yes, the MBA, especially from a good school, is in demand. But this is not entirely true for the nonprofit industry. Plus, salaries are generally lower in the nonprofit field than the industries that pay a premium for the MBA, meaning an MBA will not always pay off in the end. I imagine that's why Duncan suggested some kind of master's in nonprofit management - nonprofit orgs will probably understand this degree better and there might also be more awareness of the degree among the organizations you're looking at.
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nekiwa07
Thank you. I've researched and decided to take Duncan's advice and am going towards getting a general MBA and will take some courses to become certified in non-profit management. I think this will also broaden my options.
Thank you. I've researched and decided to take Duncan's advice and am going towards getting a general MBA and will take some courses to become certified in non-profit management. I think this will also broaden my options.
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maury
Ok, good luck!
Ok, good luck!
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