Affordable online MBA yet good recognition - UoL & QMUL / BU


Alpha101

Hi all,

I'm having difficulties finding a good MBA that fits in my goal.

As background information, I'm a management consultant with around 4 to 5 years of international project experiences within various sectors. I've worked & still working in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands, France or Spain and so on, engaging with c-levels usually. In summary, I'm on the good track in my career andI had double promotion this summar as I do not look for a career change.

HOWEVER, I'm a part of a company that massively hires from Warwick Business School, LSE or Durham Business School in UK and EDHEC, NEOMA, ESSEC or HEC Paris for France & Switzerland offices. I often get asked where I graduated by my colleagues from different offices or even clients sometimes. I'm not going to disclose since it is a really unknown university based in Turkey.

What I want to do is basically when I have chit chats with my colleagues or the clients regarding education, I would like to spell an university name that they would recognize. I've read already some posts regarding UoL & QMUL program. To be frank, I literally do not care who awards the certificate since no one will check the diploma to see who awards this and such.

I believe the information I shared above gotta be enough to make my goals clear in selecting a program.

Thank you for your help and insights in advance.

Hi all,

I'm having difficulties finding a good MBA that fits in my goal.

As background information, I'm a management consultant with around 4 to 5 years of international project experiences within various sectors. I've worked & still working in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands, France or Spain and so on, engaging with c-levels usually. In summary, I'm on the good track in my career andI had double promotion this summar as I do not look for a career change.

HOWEVER, I'm a part of a company that massively hires from Warwick Business School, LSE or Durham Business School in UK and EDHEC, NEOMA, ESSEC or HEC Paris for France & Switzerland offices. I often get asked where I graduated by my colleagues from different offices or even clients sometimes. I'm not going to disclose since it is a really unknown university based in Turkey.

What I want to do is basically when I have chit chats with my colleagues or the clients regarding education, I would like to spell an university name that they would recognize. I've read already some posts regarding UoL & QMUL program. To be frank, I literally do not care who awards the certificate since no one will check the diploma to see who awards this and such.

I believe the information I shared above gotta be enough to make my goals clear in selecting a program.

Thank you for your help and insights in advance.
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Duncan

The other schools you have mentioned are triple-crown business schools with substantial brand premiums. QMUL is not that, and has none of those three accreditations - let alone all three. While it's well known for medicine and natural sciences, its business graduates earn below the median salary from QMUL and, indeed, below the median for business graduates from Russell Group universities. For example, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds or Nottingham are better. 

Online MSc degrees are around £15k or €20k at many of those schools, like Birmingham, EDHEC, Glasgow, and Leeds. Harvard Extension, Edx and Coursera have some great options. 

The other schools you have mentioned are triple-crown business schools with substantial brand premiums. QMUL is not that, and has none of those three accreditations - let alone all three. While it's well known for medicine and natural sciences, its business graduates earn below the median salary from QMUL and, indeed, below the median for business graduates from Russell Group universities. For example, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds or Nottingham are better.&nbsp;<br><br>Online MSc degrees are around £15k or €20k at many of those schools, like Birmingham, EDHEC, Glasgow, and Leeds. Harvard Extension, Edx and Coursera have some great options.&nbsp;
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Duncan

The ESSEC online masters is nicely designed too: https://executive-education.essec.edu/en/program/online-programs/executive-master-digital-transformation/ 

The ESSEC online masters is nicely designed too: https://executive-education.essec.edu/en/program/online-programs/executive-master-digital-transformation/&nbsp;
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Alpha101

Thank you Duncan for the answer.

So as far as I understand from your replies, instead of focusing on MBA, I better focus on the university's name rather than the topic I will study for.

Since you came up with a good option of Executive Master in Digital Transformation by ESSEC, is it possible to give me an another option from a different school that I can look into (altought I've checked, but something like master in management or international business management and such)?

Thank you again.

Thank you Duncan for the answer.<br><br>So as far as I understand from your replies, instead of focusing on MBA, I better focus on the university's name rather than the topic I will study for.<br><br>Since you came up with a good option of Executive Master in Digital Transformation by ESSEC, is it possible to give me an another option from a different school that I can look into (altought I've checked, but something like master in management or international business management and such)?<br><br>Thank you again.
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Duncan

The EDHEC and Birmingham MSc options, and the Harvard ALM, are great examples. 

The EDHEC and Birmingham MSc options, and the Harvard ALM, are great examples.&nbsp;
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It seems that you are looking for an affordable online MBA program that still has good recognition among your colleagues and clients. You have mentioned that your company hires from Warwick Business School, LSE, Durham Business School, and various French and Swiss business schools.
Based on your requirements, two universities that might fit your criteria are the University of London (UoL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). UoL offers a fully online MBA program that is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and has a good reputation. QMUL also offers an online MBA program that is accredited by AMBA and has been consistently ranked in the top 100 MBA programs worldwide by the Financial Times.


<div><br></div><div>It seems that you are looking for an affordable online MBA program that still has good recognition among your colleagues and clients. You have mentioned that your company hires from Warwick Business School, LSE, Durham Business School, and various French and Swiss business schools.</div><div><br></div><div>Based on your requirements, two universities that might fit your criteria are the University of London (UoL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). UoL offers a fully online MBA program that is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and has a good reputation. QMUL also offers an online MBA program that is accredited by AMBA and has been consistently ranked in the top 100 MBA programs worldwide by the Financial Times.
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Duncan

You are mistaken. 

1. AMBA does not accredit UoL's MBA. See: https://www.associationofmbas.com/school-search/?_sfm_location_1_country=United%20Kingdom&_sfm_primary_delivery_mode_kp1=Online 

2. QMUL does not award an online MBA. See: https://online.qmul.ac.uk/ 

You are mistaken.&nbsp;<br><br>1. AMBA does not accredit UoL's MBA. See: https://www.associationofmbas.com/school-search/?_sfm_location_1_country=United%20Kingdom&amp;_sfm_primary_delivery_mode_kp1=Online&nbsp;<br><br>2. QMUL does not award an online MBA. See: https://online.qmul.ac.uk/&nbsp;
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