100% online MBA


Leon Foo

hi @Duncan and all,

who?
- late 30s with B.Eng (Mech)
- >10 years working experience in energy with operations/prog management
- seeking career growth
- living/working in ASEAN

why 100% online ?
- unable to commit campus time due to work and family
- 100% online for flexibility
-preferably more on content structure as i dont have finance background. 

my findings on 100% online.
initially was looking at UK b-schools (triple accredition only), but upon researching, open up to US b-schools as well. hence include iMBA

- really liked warwick but theirs is blended. requires 2weeks campus time
- GIES (unranked due to being relatively new. but highly touted in forum)
-Vlerick (relatively new)
- bradford (FT top 10)
-birmingham
-durham (FT top 10)

i understand warwick is the clear leader, but the campus time is a deal breaker for me. aside of warwick,
any 100% online MBA that i missed out?

[Edited by Leon Foo on May 07, 2020]

hi @Duncan and all,

who?
- late 30s with B.Eng (Mech)
- >10 years working experience in energy with operations/prog management
- seeking career growth
- living/working in ASEAN

why 100% online ?
- unable to commit campus time due to work and family
- 100% online for flexibility
-preferably more on content structure as i dont have finance background. 

<div>my findings on 100% online.
initially was looking at UK b-schools (triple accredition only), but upon researching, open up to US b-schools as well. hence include iMBA

- really liked warwick but theirs is blended. requires 2weeks campus time
- GIES (unranked due to being relatively new. but highly touted in forum)
-Vlerick (relatively new)
- bradford (FT top 10)
-birmingham
-durham (FT top 10)

i understand warwick is the clear leader, but the campus time is a deal breaker for me. aside of warwick,
any 100% online MBA that i missed out?</div>
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Duncan

See https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020

See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a>
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Leon Foo


thanks Duncan for that. was previously the FT ranking based on salary increase. but this is better. 
how would you compare UK vs US b-school? the former has triple crown for accredition, but the US only has the AACSB
if you had a choice for the 100% online b-school based on the link https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020, which would you go for? 

[quote]See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>thanks Duncan for that. was previously the FT ranking based on salary increase.&nbsp;</div><div>but this is better.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>how would you compare UK vs US b-school?&nbsp;</div><div>the former has triple crown for accredition, but the US only has the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(114, 99, 87); font-size: 13px;">AACSB</span></div><div><span style="color: rgb(114, 99, 87); font-size: 13px;"><br></span></div><div><font color="#726357"><span style="font-size: 13px;">if you had a choice for the 100% online b-school based on the link&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a>, which would you go for?&nbsp;</div>
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Leon Foo


thanks Duncan! 
how would one compare/value US versus UK b-school? UK has their triple crown. US has the AACSB

[quote]See&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>thanks Duncan!&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>how would one compare/value US versus UK b-school?&nbsp;</div><div>UK has their triple crown.&nbsp;</div><div>US has the AACSB</div>
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Leon Foo

Duncan, if you have a choice, which of the 100% online b-school would you choose? and why? 

Duncan,&nbsp;<div>if you have a choice, which of the 100% online b-school would you choose?&nbsp;</div><div>and why?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

This depends on your goals.

This depends on your goals.
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Leon Foo

primarily for career growth

primarily for career growth
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Duncan

They all support career growth. If you don't have specific goals, in terms of changing role, country or industry then just pick the curriculum and pedagogy that fits your needs. A US MBA will have more learning and teaching. A UK one will be less extensive. Some will have more group work. Also consider if you want a integrated general MBA, like Illinois, or one with electives or a thesis. I think Illinois is a good default recommendation. 

They all support career growth. If you don't have specific goals, in terms of changing role, country or industry then just pick the curriculum and pedagogy that fits your needs. A US MBA will have more learning and teaching. A UK one will be less extensive. Some will have more group work. Also consider if you want a integrated general MBA, like Illinois, or one with electives or a thesis. I think Illinois is a good default recommendation.&nbsp;
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Leon Foo

thanks Duncan, as always, you are extremely helpful. 
which brings me back to my question:how would one compare/value US versus UK b-school? UK has their triple crown. US has the AACSB

i kinda leaning towards Durham, coz it is the highest ranked out of the 3 x UK shortlisted. 
also for the iMBA, does it have the "i" in their MBA cert? it looks kinda weird . maybe just me. 



thanks Duncan, as always, you are extremely helpful.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>which brings me back to my question:</div><div>how would one compare/value US versus UK b-school?&nbsp;</div><div>UK has their triple crown.&nbsp;US has the AACSB<br></div><div><br></div><div>i kinda leaning towards Durham, coz it is the highest ranked out of the 3 x UK shortlisted.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>also for the iMBA, does it have the "i" in their MBA cert? it looks kinda weird . maybe just me.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
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Duncan

There is so much comment on these degrees in posts on this board, I really have nothing to add. 
Gies is not on the Ft ranking because of how new the programme is. It's mistaken to exclude it. https://poetsandquantsforexecs.com/2017/02/13/u-s-news-unranked-online-mba/

There is so much comment on these degrees in posts on this board, I really have nothing to add.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>Gies is not on the Ft ranking because of how new the programme is. It's mistaken to exclude it.&nbsp;<a href="https://poetsandquantsforexecs.com/2017/02/13/u-s-news-unranked-online-mba/">https://poetsandquantsforexecs.com/2017/02/13/u-s-news-unranked-online-mba/</a></div>
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Leon Foo

yea, i have already read thru the reasons why for Gies. and i have included it in my first post.

yea, i have already read thru the reasons why for Gies. and i have included it in my first post.
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Leon Foo

https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020using this list to sort. it seems Gies have an exceptionally large intake of 1400+ per year, 10x more compared to the other b-schools online. 
is there any reason why this is so? would this be of any concern whether its a creates a degree mill perception? 

<a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a><div>using this list to sort.&nbsp;</div><div>it seems Gies have an exceptionally large intake of 1400+ per year, 10x more compared to the other b-schools online.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>is there any reason why this is so?&nbsp;</div><div>would this be of any concern whether its a creates a degree mill perception?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

It's an online MBA from a school whose only MBA is now online, which which added $100m to its endowment on the basis of doing exactly that. It can't be a diploma mill: AACSB accredition, delivered with Coursera, from world class university, in the US 'Big Ten' since the 1800s. 

It's an online MBA from a school whose only MBA is now online, which which added $100m to its endowment on the basis of doing exactly that. It can't be a diploma mill: AACSB accredition, delivered with Coursera, from world class university, in the US 'Big Ten' since the 1800s.&nbsp;
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Leon Foo

It's an online MBA from a school whose only MBA is now online, which which added $100m to its endowment on the basis of doing exactly that. It can't be a diploma mill: AACSB accredition, delivered with Coursera, from world class university, in the US 'Big Ten' since the 1800s. 

thanks for that Duncan. 
after having several rounds of discussion offline with Sergei. (https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/online-mba-for-russian-energy-professional-59975)
- Warwick (really liked but theirs is blended. requires 2weeks campus time. unable to attend)
- GIES (unranked due to being relatively new. but highly touted in forum. content heavier than Uk b-schools. )-Vlerick (relatively new. more expensive than UK b-schools)
- bradford (FT top 10. triple crown)
-birmingham (. triple crown. content is abit light. low alumni presence in region)-durham (FT top 10.. triple crown. highest alumni prescence in region)
i kinda narrowed it down to Durham Vs Gies. 
question: which one will allow me to have a smoother transition into management role? currently in an technical (engineering) job role. 

[Edited by Leon Foo on May 11, 2020]

[quote]It's an online MBA from a school whose only MBA is now online, which which added $100m to its endowment on the basis of doing exactly that. It can't be a diploma mill: AACSB accredition, delivered with Coursera, from world class university, in the US 'Big Ten' since the 1800s.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>thanks for that Duncan.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>after having several rounds of discussion offline with Sergei. (<a href="https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/online-mba-for-russian-energy-professional-59975">https://find-mba.com/board/distance-learning/online-mba-for-russian-energy-professional-59975</a>)</div><div><br></div><div>- Warwick (really liked but theirs is blended. requires 2weeks campus time. unable to attend)<br>- GIES (unranked due to being relatively new. but highly touted in forum. content heavier than Uk b-schools. )</div><div>-Vlerick (relatively new. more expensive than UK b-schools)<br>- bradford (FT top 10. triple crown)<br>-birmingham (. triple crown. content is abit light. low alumni presence in region)</div><div>-durham (FT top 10.. triple crown. highest alumni prescence in region)</div><div><br></div><div>i kinda narrowed it down to Durham Vs Gies.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>question: which one will allow me to have a smoother transition into management role? currently in an technical (engineering) job role.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div>
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Leon Foo

https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020
i saw Questrom (BU) has 100% online MBA. but its not listed in the FT list. is there a reason why?

<a href="https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020">https://www.ft.com/online-mba/list/2020</a><div><br></div><div>i saw Questrom (BU) has 100% online MBA. but its not listed in the FT list.&nbsp;</div><div>is there a reason why?</div>
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Duncan

It's new.

It's new.
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George Pat...

All the indicators (the same staff as on-campus mba, university reputation and quality, business school accreditation, etc) point to the BU being a very good MBA, definitely worth considering

All the indicators (the same staff as on-campus mba, university reputation and quality, business school accreditation, etc) point to the BU being a very good MBA, definitely worth considering
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Leon Foo

All the indicators (the same staff as on-campus mba, university reputation and quality, business school accreditation, etc) point to the BU being a very good MBA, definitely worth considering

thanks George. 
since both, Gies and Questrom  are relatively new, similar price point. 
Gies has 72 credit hours(pls correct me if i wrong?) vs Questrom 45. 
if have to decide both of them, what else should i be looking out for? 

[quote]All the indicators (the same staff as on-campus mba, university reputation and quality, business school accreditation, etc) point to the BU being a very good MBA, definitely worth considering [/quote]<div><br></div><div>thanks George.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>since both, Gies and Questrom&nbsp; are relatively new, similar price point.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Gies has 72 credit hours(pls correct me if i wrong?) vs Questrom 45.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>if have to decide both of them, what else should i be looking out for?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div>
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Duncan

Curriculum and value of the alumni network to your career goals

Curriculum and value of the alumni network to your career goals
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Leon Foo

Curriculum and value of the alumni network to your career goals

on the topic of alumni.. should we be looking at alumni at the University  or its B-school itself? 
i was filtering on LinkedIn, and the results are alot difference using the university name vs b-school of the university. ie. the Uni has a big overall alumi, (with its b-school alumni smaller percentage) Vs another Uni with a smaller overall alumni (with its b-school alumni higher percentage)or, it doesnt matter? since the name of the university is the one that employers look at? 

[quote]Curriculum and value of the alumni network to your career goals [/quote]<div><br></div><div>on the topic of alumni..&nbsp;</div><div>should we be looking at alumni at the University&nbsp; or its B-school itself?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>i was filtering on LinkedIn, and the results are alot difference using the university name vs b-school of the university.&nbsp;</div><div>ie. the Uni has a big overall alumi, (with its b-school alumni smaller percentage) Vs another Uni with a smaller overall alumni (with its b-school alumni higher percentage)</div><div>or, it doesnt matter?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>since the name of the university is the one that employers look at?&nbsp;</div>
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