Bradford Vs Leicester Vs Heriot-Watt (EBS) Vs Strathclyde


el_dracon

Hi all ¡¡

The more information i get, the more confused i am.
Let me share my profile, and what im looking for, and i would really appreciate any insight.

I'm 33 year old, from Spain, working as a PM for the last 8 years, i have a BCompSc. I would like to get an MBA to improve my profile, and apply for better positions.
Currently im working, but i don't know for how long since my current project is ending.

So this is what im looking for:
1.- DISTANCE-LEARNING and Flexible, so i can fast track or take my time as needed. To get a PG cert or PG diploma in my wat to MBA would be a plus, just in case i would quit earlier (i.e EBS program).
2.- in ENGLISH. It's a great chance for me to improve my english.
3.- BUDGET. 20.000? is my limit. To be honest it would be more like 17.000? but i would like to hear your feedback about Strathclyde.

And here is my research so far.
EBS Heriot-Watt:
+ Very flexible program
+ Quality materials are high (i spoke with former students)
+ Best price. 12.500?
+/- Exams are difficult (that could be a plus or a con). No dissertations or workprojects, just 1 exam for each course.
- Not accredited by AACSB/Equis/AMBA
- Somehow the reviews in rankings are mixed. A lot of students (could be difficult to give proper support to everyone)
- No entry requierement (degree). Im not sure if this is really bad, as perhaps the control point should be the exams/projects not the admission policies.

BRADFORD.
+ Triple crown. AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA
+/- 17.000?
- Uni's rep. is not very good (feedback from international students), anyway as a DL program i should'nt care...

LEICESTER.
+ AMBA
+ Good rep. Here in Spain this one, is more known than the others
+ 15700?

STRATHCLYDE
+ Best rep. of all the 4 in the rankings (i think)
+ Triple crown
- "expensive" (for me) 20.000?

Anyway as you can see my reaserch was being focused in EBS and BRADFORD.

I would appreciate any feedback about this options (better ROI...). Also if you have more infor about Leicester or Strathclyde, would be perfect.


Thanks¡¡

Hi all ¡¡

The more information i get, the more confused i am.
Let me share my profile, and what im looking for, and i would really appreciate any insight.

I'm 33 year old, from Spain, working as a PM for the last 8 years, i have a BCompSc. I would like to get an MBA to improve my profile, and apply for better positions.
Currently im working, but i don't know for how long since my current project is ending.

So this is what im looking for:
1.- DISTANCE-LEARNING and Flexible, so i can fast track or take my time as needed. To get a PG cert or PG diploma in my wat to MBA would be a plus, just in case i would quit earlier (i.e EBS program).
2.- in ENGLISH. It's a great chance for me to improve my english.
3.- BUDGET. 20.000? is my limit. To be honest it would be more like 17.000? but i would like to hear your feedback about Strathclyde.

And here is my research so far.
EBS Heriot-Watt:
+ Very flexible program
+ Quality materials are high (i spoke with former students)
+ Best price. 12.500?
+/- Exams are difficult (that could be a plus or a con). No dissertations or workprojects, just 1 exam for each course.
- Not accredited by AACSB/Equis/AMBA
- Somehow the reviews in rankings are mixed. A lot of students (could be difficult to give proper support to everyone)
- No entry requierement (degree). Im not sure if this is really bad, as perhaps the control point should be the exams/projects not the admission policies.

BRADFORD.
+ Triple crown. AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA
+/- 17.000?
- Uni's rep. is not very good (feedback from international students), anyway as a DL program i should'nt care...

LEICESTER.
+ AMBA
+ Good rep. Here in Spain this one, is more known than the others
+ 15700?

STRATHCLYDE
+ Best rep. of all the 4 in the rankings (i think)
+ Triple crown
- "expensive" (for me) 20.000?

Anyway as you can see my reaserch was being focused in EBS and BRADFORD.

I would appreciate any feedback about this options (better ROI...). Also if you have more infor about Leicester or Strathclyde, would be perfect.



Thanks¡¡
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Duncan

Since you have no specific goals or requirements about outcomes from the course, why not take the cheapest accredited course you can find? Doesn't France Business School have a cheaper DL MBA?

Since you have no specific goals or requirements about outcomes from the course, why not take the cheapest accredited course you can find? Doesn't France Business School have a cheaper DL MBA?
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el_dracon

Thanks for the reply.

FBS program cost 22K?, and from my (unexperienced) point of view, i can't see why this one is better than Bradford or Strathclyde. Also i can't tell if its accredited or not.

My specific goals are, and are not:
* Gain a better insight in business topics,as from experience i have a good general idea.
* Strengthen my CV
* Keep on switching from a technical profile to a management one (i took some steps already like getting PMP certified).
- Don't want, nor that i could, try to get in a TOP management position.
- Don't want to invest more money, im looking for something to complement my profile, not a top master to define my proffesional career.

I think the accreditattion is a plus, but dont know how much weight it carries. I.e Harvard has only one accreditattion...
For me the accreditattion is a set of rules or entry requierements. Does it means that the program has a good quality?.

Anyway im here to learn from your experience ¡

Thanks ¡¡¡

Thanks for the reply.

FBS program cost 22K?, and from my (unexperienced) point of view, i can't see why this one is better than Bradford or Strathclyde. Also i can't tell if its accredited or not.

My specific goals are, and are not:
* Gain a better insight in business topics,as from experience i have a good general idea.
* Strengthen my CV
* Keep on switching from a technical profile to a management one (i took some steps already like getting PMP certified).
- Don't want, nor that i could, try to get in a TOP management position.
- Don't want to invest more money, im looking for something to complement my profile, not a top master to define my proffesional career.

I think the accreditattion is a plus, but dont know how much weight it carries. I.e Harvard has only one accreditattion...
For me the accreditattion is a set of rules or entry requierements. Does it means that the program has a good quality?.

Anyway im here to learn from your experience ¡

Thanks ¡¡¡
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ralph

Just a few thoughts:

Bradford seems the best of the bunch, seeing as how it's ranked in the FT's online MBA ranking. I haven't heard that Bradford has a bad reputation, I suppose it depends on who you speak with.

I would stay away from any program that doesn't have accreditation from AMBA, AACSB, or EQUIS.

Open University also offers a reasonably-priced (although a bit above your budget) online MBA program, also ranked, which looks like it generally has moderately better salary outcomes.

Durham's program though, it's also above your budget but the salaries look substantially better than Bradford.

Just a few thoughts:

Bradford seems the best of the bunch, seeing as how it's ranked in the FT's online MBA ranking. I haven't heard that Bradford has a bad reputation, I suppose it depends on who you speak with.

I would stay away from any program that doesn't have accreditation from AMBA, AACSB, or EQUIS.

Open University also offers a reasonably-priced (although a bit above your budget) online MBA program, also ranked, which looks like it generally has moderately better salary outcomes.

Durham's program though, it's also above your budget but the salaries look substantially better than Bradford.
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