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Linda

I am thinking about doing the Distance Learning program at Cass Business School. As far as I know the school has a pretty solid reputation. However, Distance learning program are sometimes frowned upon, especially in the US. Do you think it will have a negative effect on my job prospects in the US despite the good name?
Your input is appreciated

I am thinking about doing the Distance Learning program at Cass Business School. As far as I know the school has a pretty solid reputation. However, Distance learning program are sometimes frowned upon, especially in the US. Do you think it will have a negative effect on my job prospects in the US despite the good name?
Your input is appreciated
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Santiago

Hi Linda,
I think it always depends on the individual employer. The thing you mention with he US is right as far as I know. They seem to value distance learning degrees very low, probably because they have all these shady "institutes" offering such degrees without exams etc. So, if you want to work in the US it might not be a good aidea after all. Anywhere else should be fine though especially if its from a good school like CASS.
Hope that helps,
Santiago

Hi Linda,
I think it always depends on the individual employer. The thing you mention with he US is right as far as I know. They seem to value distance learning degrees very low, probably because they have all these shady "institutes" offering such degrees without exams etc. So, if you want to work in the US it might not be a good aidea after all. Anywhere else should be fine though especially if its from a good school like CASS.
Hope that helps,
Santiago
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Linda

Thank you Santiago, that is what I suspecte´d. Dont really know what to do actually as I would like to keep the US job market option open for myself.. I hate making this kind of decisions ;-)!

Thank you Santiago, that is what I suspecte´d. Dont really know what to do actually as I would like to keep the US job market option open for myself.. I hate making this kind of decisions ;-)!
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Mindmaker

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I have an MBA and an MS both through distance learning. I have never worked anywhere but the USA. My degrese are not questioned by anyone. Because they were offered by excellent schools such as University Of Illinois. There is nothing on my diploma to indicate I was distant student, just like many school do not say you attended "Night School". What the US frown upon are degrees offered by 100% online schools, some of them not accredited by any board of advanced learning organization. Additionally some of these schools have a reputation of being online schools, but some of them ar beginning to gain acceptance, such as University Of Phoenix, however, some employees may fron at a University of Phoenix degree, by the same token I know several people who were promoted or found better jobs sfter completing their online study.
I went to cambridge University in UK for my undergrad, as soon as they have an online Phd or Masters. I will jump on it. But then again, I advance my education because I want to be educated. If that results in better employement thats also good. But I know there is a huge diffrence between beeing employed at what you want to do, and being educated to the level you want to be. The two are not necessarily related.
So, Go ahead, joing CASS on line, but if you do not woirk as hard as is demanded of online students, they will most certainly kick you out for academic reason.

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I have an MBA and an MS both through distance learning. I have never worked anywhere but the USA. My degrese are not questioned by anyone. Because they were offered by excellent schools such as University Of Illinois. There is nothing on my diploma to indicate I was distant student, just like many school do not say you attended "Night School". What the US frown upon are degrees offered by 100% online schools, some of them not accredited by any board of advanced learning organization. Additionally some of these schools have a reputation of being online schools, but some of them ar beginning to gain acceptance, such as University Of Phoenix, however, some employees may fron at a University of Phoenix degree, by the same token I know several people who were promoted or found better jobs sfter completing their online study.
I went to cambridge University in UK for my undergrad, as soon as they have an online Phd or Masters. I will jump on it. But then again, I advance my education because I want to be educated. If that results in better employement thats also good. But I know there is a huge diffrence between beeing employed at what you want to do, and being educated to the level you want to be. The two are not necessarily related.
So, Go ahead, joing CASS on line, but if you do not woirk as hard as is demanded of online students, they will most certainly kick you out for academic reason.
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hello,
i'm 34 ages now.
i'm an entrepreneur now.
i would to take an mab for change my atual carreer.
it s better for me maybe an executive mba?

hello,
i'm 34 ages now.
i'm an entrepreneur now.
i would to take an mab for change my atual carreer.
it s better for me maybe an executive mba?
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Mindmaker

Well age does not matter. What matters is whether or not you can manage your time appropriately. You know professors do not care whether you are working, or, have kids, 10 jobs etc. They still want you to complete their assignments on time. Written in almost flawless fashion, cited appropriately, or if quantitative supported by applicable mathematical or statistical data gathering, analysis and results. So what ever you do, its not a piece of cake. If it its too easy, like you get a bunch of credits for life experiences, or for courses not related to your field of study, chances are: You are not getting a real useful degree. You are just a money source for an institution that gives you nothing in return.
EMBA and MBA whats the difference, and EMBA is usually for people in senior management positions already, who want to understand what the hell their young MBA managers are talking about, and EMBA should (emphasize should) be designed to provide you with a body of knowledge that gives you practical solutions for being an excellent leader. It is normally not the preparatory ground for going on to a PhD.
I find most people and most schools don't even know how to give prospective students an appropriate definition of what a The B the M and the P in Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate degrees are all about. Most schools have forgotten, but here is what they mean.
1. Bachelors, you learned the general etiquette of academia and you should be able to function in a profession of you choice with little or no guidance.
1. Masters, you have recognizable efficiencies.You can select options of choice on any given choice through objective analysis modulated by the various body of knowledge you have at that level to provide a higher level of tenacity to you decision. As a way of education, this is the highest level of education anyone can attain in the field of their specialization, e.g. A Master Of Electrical Engineering, knows all there is to know about electrical engineering (an A student knows 90%+ a B Student knows up to 89% a C student know up to 79% and all others are below 70% just an example that opens up a can of arguments). Lets agree that a Masters Student can figure out a problem in their area at those percentage rates.
A PhD, is the doctor, NOT necessarily the cliche' a PhD. is not more educated than a Masters, contrary to popular believe a PhD means, you have selected a given area in your field, gathered enough body knowledge all at Masters Level to allow you to focus deeper in that problem, so deep that you yourself can come up with a solution or profound discovery, that no one else has ever looked at. That is you are now in the exclusive club of contributing to the body of knowledge, rather than being a consumer as at Masters and Bachelors. However because of the expanse of what knowledge is, it is usually in one field and for that matter specific areas of that field. For example My PhD in Technology is looking specifically at how technology contributes/does not contribute to third word economies. Looks obvious, but it is not.
So there you have it, now you you make a decision based on appropriate perspectives. I hope. If I have made this as clear as MUD my apologies. EMBA is pretty much an MBA, but it concentrate more on Decision making from a practical perspective. For example a course in Business Finace is more likely to include practical issues from ILO, WTO, FSGO, SOX, SEC and the underlaying ethical problems, relative to scandals in corporate America. An general MBA finance course may not even look at these issues, etc. Also an EMBA is usually learning from experiences of other executives in the same program in an academic setting.
Ietc. This is all in generalterms.

Well age does not matter. What matters is whether or not you can manage your time appropriately. You know professors do not care whether you are working, or, have kids, 10 jobs etc. They still want you to complete their assignments on time. Written in almost flawless fashion, cited appropriately, or if quantitative supported by applicable mathematical or statistical data gathering, analysis and results. So what ever you do, its not a piece of cake. If it its too easy, like you get a bunch of credits for life experiences, or for courses not related to your field of study, chances are: You are not getting a real useful degree. You are just a money source for an institution that gives you nothing in return.
EMBA and MBA whats the difference, and EMBA is usually for people in senior management positions already, who want to understand what the hell their young MBA managers are talking about, and EMBA should (emphasize should) be designed to provide you with a body of knowledge that gives you practical solutions for being an excellent leader. It is normally not the preparatory ground for going on to a PhD.
I find most people and most schools don't even know how to give prospective students an appropriate definition of what a The B the M and the P in Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate degrees are all about. Most schools have forgotten, but here is what they mean.
1. Bachelors, you learned the general etiquette of academia and you should be able to function in a profession of you choice with little or no guidance.
1. Masters, you have recognizable efficiencies.You can select options of choice on any given choice through objective analysis modulated by the various body of knowledge you have at that level to provide a higher level of tenacity to you decision. As a way of education, this is the highest level of education anyone can attain in the field of their specialization, e.g. A Master Of Electrical Engineering, knows all there is to know about electrical engineering (an A student knows 90%+ a B Student knows up to 89% a C student know up to 79% and all others are below 70% just an example that opens up a can of arguments). Lets agree that a Masters Student can figure out a problem in their area at those percentage rates.
A PhD, is the doctor, NOT necessarily the cliche' a PhD. is not more educated than a Masters, contrary to popular believe a PhD means, you have selected a given area in your field, gathered enough body knowledge all at Masters Level to allow you to focus deeper in that problem, so deep that you yourself can come up with a solution or profound discovery, that no one else has ever looked at. That is you are now in the exclusive club of contributing to the body of knowledge, rather than being a consumer as at Masters and Bachelors. However because of the expanse of what knowledge is, it is usually in one field and for that matter specific areas of that field. For example My PhD in Technology is looking specifically at how technology contributes/does not contribute to third word economies. Looks obvious, but it is not.
So there you have it, now you you make a decision based on appropriate perspectives. I hope. If I have made this as clear as MUD my apologies. EMBA is pretty much an MBA, but it concentrate more on Decision making from a practical perspective. For example a course in Business Finace is more likely to include practical issues from ILO, WTO, FSGO, SOX, SEC and the underlaying ethical problems, relative to scandals in corporate America. An general MBA finance course may not even look at these issues, etc. Also an EMBA is usually learning from experiences of other executives in the same program in an academic setting.
Ietc. This is all in generalterms.
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