Athabasca EMBA vs. Manchester


aleksh

I was considering taking this EMBA program in place of a distance learning MBA such as Warwick or Manchester which I have applied to and been accepted. I am at a Vice President level at my organization and did partially want a degree for the networking and shad learning experience.

I would love to do the Queens EMBA or other's with higher rankings but cannot justify the cost which is more than double. I have kids and a very busy travel and family schedule so distance learning is my only option.

Any advice appreciated.

I was considering taking this EMBA program in place of a distance learning MBA such as Warwick or Manchester which I have applied to and been accepted. I am at a Vice President level at my organization and did partially want a degree for the networking and shad learning experience.

I would love to do the Queens EMBA or other's with higher rankings but cannot justify the cost which is more than double. I have kids and a very busy travel and family schedule so distance learning is my only option.

Any advice appreciated.
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ezra

If those are your only choices, you'll probably be much better off with either the Warwick or Manchester programs. The Athabasca program isn't accredited by a reputable international accreditation organization (AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA) - and you'd not be guaranteed the same quality as you would one of the more reputable UK-based distance learning programs.

Are you in Canada? Another option might be a lower-ranked EMBA program, which would be more affordable and give you face-to-face interaction and the associated "soft skill" development. Concordia Molson has one that's designed for working professionals like you, for example: you meet in Montreal one day a week (on either Friday or Saturday.) That one's $68k CAD

Alberta has a similarly-designed program, but you go to class every second weekend. Could be doable, depending on your schedule. That one is $58k CAD.

If those are your only choices, you'll probably be much better off with either the Warwick or Manchester programs. The Athabasca program isn't accredited by a reputable international accreditation organization (AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA) - and you'd not be guaranteed the same quality as you would one of the more reputable UK-based distance learning programs.

Are you in Canada? Another option might be a lower-ranked EMBA program, which would be more affordable and give you face-to-face interaction and the associated "soft skill" development. Concordia Molson has one that's designed for working professionals like you, for example: you meet in Montreal one day a week (on either Friday or Saturday.) That one's $68k CAD

Alberta has a similarly-designed program, but you go to class every second weekend. Could be doable, depending on your schedule. That one is $58k CAD.
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