W.P.Carey vs GA Tech


virtuo0
I applied for EMBA and admitted to GA Tech program and W.P.Carey.Any suggestion on which one to choose is greatly appreciated.

1. I live in Boston, so both of them are non local.
2. Fee is same for both the programs - 79K
I applied for EMBA and admitted to GA Tech program and W.P.Carey.Any suggestion on which one to choose is greatly appreciated.

1. I live in Boston, so both of them are non local.
2. Fee is same for both the programs - 79K
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Duncan
What are your goals?
What are your goals?
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virtuo0
Immediate goal is to strengthen the resume by adding a business credential and good networking opportunities. What I am looking for is a program recognized beyond its core location - AZ/CA for W.P.Carey and South East for GATECH.

GA Tech has good technology management program and my background is in technology.
Its closer to me and its program is only 17 months.

W.P.Carey has more of generic program and its 22 months long.

My dilemma is which has more brand value overall and offers better networking opportunities.
Immediate goal is to strengthen the resume by adding a business credential and good networking opportunities. What I am looking for is a program recognized beyond its core location - AZ/CA for W.P.Carey and South East for GATECH.

GA Tech has good technology management program and my background is in technology.
Its closer to me and its program is only 17 months.

W.P.Carey has more of generic program and its 22 months long.

My dilemma is which has more brand value overall and offers better networking opportunities.

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Duncan
These are both public universities with strong local bases. You can use this approach - http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559 - to see which has the best network for your outcome.

If recognition and network are key for you then Georgia Tech has an important edge in having a much more reputable parent institution, a larger full time MBA program, and one which is normally slightly higher ranked. ASU centrally is not in a very new position after absorbing Thunderbird, and T-bird people are not part of the Carey network. So there's a rather a tentative link into the T-bird network, but I think it will be hard work.

If you already know technology, then the MoT path might not tell you a lot (although some of the courses look great). The "Lifetime Executive Coaching" offer looks amazing, but I suspect that is just career coaching: I would get more information on that because that is worth a huge amount, if it really is lifetime access to a certified executive coach.

[Edited by Duncan on May 24, 2015]

These are both public universities with strong local bases. You can use this approach - http://board.find-mba.com/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559 - to see which has the best network for your outcome.

If recognition and network are key for you then Georgia Tech has an important edge in having a much more reputable parent institution, a larger full time MBA program, and one which is normally slightly higher ranked. ASU centrally is not in a very new position after absorbing Thunderbird, and T-bird people are not part of the Carey network. So there's a rather a tentative link into the T-bird network, but I think it will be hard work.

If you already know technology, then the MoT path might not tell you a lot (although some of the courses look great). The "Lifetime Executive Coaching" offer looks amazing, but I suspect that is just career coaching: I would get more information on that because that is worth a huge amount, if it really is lifetime access to a certified executive coach.
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virtuo0
Thank you very much for the analysis. I will try to get some clarification on the lifetime executive coaching. I got a little more professional feel at Georgia Tech and academic feel at ASU.
Thank you very much for the analysis. I will try to get some clarification on the lifetime executive coaching. I got a little more professional feel at Georgia Tech and academic feel at ASU.
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Duncan
If I was in your position, the only think that would tempt me about ASU would be the weather and the 22 month format because that is almost one-third more time to study than 17 months. But for the cohort, the network, and the timezone then Georgia Tech seems much better.

Did you consider UNC, Rutgers or Ohio State?
If I was in your position, the only think that would tempt me about ASU would be the weather and the 22 month format because that is almost one-third more time to study than 17 months. But for the cohort, the network, and the timezone then Georgia Tech seems much better.

Did you consider UNC, Rutgers or Ohio State?
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virtuo0
Timezone is a big issue with ASU. Also classes are held all Friday and Saturday. I prefer 17 months and work little harder.

All the others cost more than 80k. I initially started with SUNY-Buffalo @ 55K and now ended up with 79k.

Distance, Timezone, Tution, Metro area, Decent rankings, shorter duration, Technology focus and brand are leaning me heavily towards Georgia Tech.
Timezone is a big issue with ASU. Also classes are held all Friday and Saturday. I prefer 17 months and work little harder.

All the others cost more than 80k. I initially started with SUNY-Buffalo @ 55K and now ended up with 79k.

Distance, Timezone, Tution, Metro area, Decent rankings, shorter duration, Technology focus and brand are leaning me heavily towards Georgia Tech.
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Duncan
It's certainly great value for money. I didn't realise how much UNC and OSU have pushed up their fees recently. Both over $100k now for their EMBA. Go for it!
It's certainly great value for money. I didn't realise how much UNC and OSU have pushed up their fees recently. Both over $100k now for their EMBA. Go for it!
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Razors Edg...
Wow, I had no idea how expensive US-based EMBA programs have become!

Some (relative) values at the bottom of the FT rankings though: Broad is $57, Miami is $87k, Eccles is $79k...
Wow, I had no idea how expensive US-based EMBA programs have become!

Some (relative) values at the bottom of the FT rankings though: Broad is $57, Miami is $87k, Eccles is $79k...
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Duncan
It's pretty amazing to imagine that Manchester Business School, number 35 in the FT Global MBA ranking, can run its part-time MBA in Miami for just $47,000 http://miami.mbs.ac.uk/Programs/ParttimeGlobalMBA.aspx Broad is #54, Georgia Tech is #65.

Okay, it's not a cohort EMBA but it's a very personal campus that generates very strong relationships and has an immensely strong global faculty.
It's pretty amazing to imagine that Manchester Business School, number 35 in the FT Global MBA ranking, can run its part-time MBA in Miami for just $47,000 http://miami.mbs.ac.uk/Programs/ParttimeGlobalMBA.aspx Broad is #54, Georgia Tech is #65.

Okay, it's not a cohort EMBA but it's a very personal campus that generates very strong relationships and has an immensely strong global faculty.
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virtuo0
Min 24 hours class room ( face to face) for each course and low tution - very interesting. Only thing that bothers me is it needs only 4 years of experience.

[Edited by virtuo0 on May 27, 2015]

Min 24 hours class room ( face to face) for each course and low tution - very interesting. Only thing that bothers me is it needs only 4 years of experience.
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Duncan
The videos give you a good idea of the students. The average is well over 4 years but, indeed, there will be a spread of ages.

PS Average age 35, it says....

[Edited by Duncan on May 27, 2015]

The videos give you a good idea of the students. The average is well over 4 years but, indeed, there will be a spread of ages.

PS Average age 35, it says....
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