Will a online MBA from Bradford university be any good if I want to move up the ladder in my career , presently working In IT and have around 12 years of experience .Being a new mother i won’t be able to pursue a full time course . Please help
Distance MBA from Bradford -Please suggest
I guess this depends on where you would like your career to go. Bradford is certainly one of the ten top schools: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/online-mba-ranking-2020
Hi Duncan ,Thanks for your response. To give you a background I am having around 12 years of experience in IT and currently working in UK in visa through an Indian company . My goals are as following :-1.To have a management degree to move into more managerial /transformation role within the same organisation or may be different .2.Would be keen to work in UK if I get suitable offer or else I will have to love back to India and continue.
So basically I am looking from a standpoint where the degree would be valued in both countries.I was also looking at MMU and Durham .Kindly suggest which will be a better choose for me ?
I think you know the answer there is Durham > Bradford > Manchester Met. Big gap between those schools, I'd say, especially in terms of their standing as universities, rather than business schools.
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If you are in the UK, some distance learning MBAs have on campus options, like Warwick and Henley. I would also look at the firms you want to look at, and whether some schools are well represented. Of course also compare the programmes.
Thanks for your recommendation.Actually Henley and Warwick are bit expensive for me ,as I was looking for programs around 20K .Thats the reason i am but dubious that if I consider the above mentioned b school will it be well recognised ? As universities like Amity in India offers much cheaper option but am not aware of its recognition world wide . Your insight will really be helpful .Thanks
It's complex. Being realistic, an online MBA will not help you much in finding work in the UK. To do that, you would need to be here. So, you would be better off using your time in the UK to network and apply for roles.
For India, you will know better than me. Amity has an MBA pathway that leads to a British MBA, from the Open University. That seems like a good compromise.
PS Maybe the LSE BSc or graduate diploma in management, via London.ac.uk, is a cheaper option that suits you? They may sound like an MBA alternative.
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Thank you again ,surely I will have a look .Actually I already have a bachelors degree so want to have masters now hence was looking for MBA options .So these online MBA’s are primarily meant for what purpose as per your opinion ?will these MBA at all help me in career growth ? Thanks for all guidance so far .
Thanks that makes a lot of sense . Lastly What do you think about UoL QMUL Global MBA compared to Bradford/Durham please ?Wondering if I should consider it .
Thanks a lot Duncan for your valuable suggestions. So just to clear on the purpose if I opt for a online MBA solely for career growth how much does it affect doing it from MMU versus Durham as both are triple accredited but there is a around 10K difference in tuition fees ? Will there be a difference afterwards ?
This depends on your career goals. Given the international nature of your career, I would think the extra value of Durham or Illinois would be a great investment.
Ok thanks a lot , I have actually never looked at US schools as my experience has been always in India or UK .So do you suggest I should explore American bschools as well ? Any more to add to the list pls ?
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This depends on your career goals. As a parent university, Illinois is more powerful and Durham. I'd certainly say that the Illinois MBA is better designed and more extensive educationally. As a centre of knowledge creation, it's also a more accomplished business school: https://jindal.utdallas.edu/the-utd-top-100-business-school-research-rankings/worldRankings#20152019
On the other hand, their standings as business schools is similar: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2020/business-management-studies
I think you'd want to compare the designs of the degrees and the usefulness of their alumni networks.
That sounds great , I will look into details for this iMBA, but just a quick query do you know any reason why it’s not within the top 10 online MBA’s as per FT rankings ?
It's a very new programme. Also, I think the lack of a cohort design could make it hard to identify which should be surveyed in which year.
It really sounds like you should focus on your goals, and deciding whether or not they are realistic based on your expectations. I would say there is also considerable value in a school's network: Durham's will most likely be deeper and broader than the others, depending on where you are looking and in what industries. For most students, that alone would be worth the extra investment.Thanks a lot Duncan for your valuable suggestions. So just to clear on the purpose if I opt for a online MBA solely for career growth how much does it affect doing it from MMU versus Durham as both are triple accredited but there is a around 10K difference in tuition fees ? Will there be a difference afterwards ?