DL MBA no exams


Newdur

Hi
After a lot of reading I've decided to post.
I'm currently looking for a DL MBA
The first problem I have is that I find it hard to trust any online reviews as most seem to be a bit to pro or completely against.
Second problem is due to my work schedule I can't commit any time to exams or f2f.
I spend 2x9 hrs a week commuting to work, so perfect for course work.
I would appreciate some unbiased views on DL MBA courses available from the UK.
Price is not an issue just need a good, well supported course
Thanks

Hi
After a lot of reading I've decided to post.
I'm currently looking for a DL MBA
The first problem I have is that I find it hard to trust any online reviews as most seem to be a bit to pro or completely against.
Second problem is due to my work schedule I can't commit any time to exams or f2f.
I spend 2x9 hrs a week commuting to work, so perfect for course work.
I would appreciate some unbiased views on DL MBA courses available from the UK.
Price is not an issue just need a good, well supported course
Thanks
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Duncan

I advise you against choosing your MBA on the basis of whether or not it has exams. If you don't have the time for assessment, then perhaps a different programme will work for you?

Take a look at http://media.economist.com/media/WMBA/WMBA_Special_2010b.pdf

I advise you against choosing your MBA on the basis of whether or not it has exams. If you don't have the time for assessment, then perhaps a different programme will work for you?

Take a look at http://media.economist.com/media/WMBA/WMBA_Special_2010b.pdf
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ezra

I'm pretty sure that any online MBA that is worth the investment will have some kind of exams. If you need the flexibility of not having to take exams, there are tons of business courses on platforms like Coursera.

I'm pretty sure that any online MBA that is worth the investment will have some kind of exams. If you need the flexibility of not having to take exams, there are tons of business courses on platforms like Coursera.
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Duncan

I found this old FT ranking which includes a column to show which programmes then required exams. http://www.ft.com/cms/cdb1eee8-f4e9-11dc-a21b-000077b07658.pdf

Almost all unaccredited, like UMUC, Liverpool, Kaplan. No exams seems like a red flag to me.

PS. Oops! Liverpool has been AACSB accredited within the last year.

I found this old FT ranking which includes a column to show which programmes then required exams. http://www.ft.com/cms/cdb1eee8-f4e9-11dc-a21b-000077b07658.pdf

Almost all unaccredited, like UMUC, Liverpool, Kaplan. No exams seems like a red flag to me.

PS. Oops! Liverpool has been AACSB accredited within the last year.
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Newdur

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
The other option is taking a masters either in int management or project management . I like the idea of the broad based mba, as my carrier route is likely to change with my next promotion.

I get so little time at home with my family, exams are a no no. The only time I want use is durning my 20 hours commuting every week.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
The other option is taking a masters either in int management or project management . I like the idea of the broad based mba, as my carrier route is likely to change with my next promotion.

I get so little time at home with my family, exams are a no no. The only time I want use is durning my 20 hours commuting every week.


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Newdur

I've noticed the University of Liverpool has AACSB accreditation? Anyone have experience of the mba or msc project management

I've noticed the University of Liverpool has AACSB accreditation? Anyone have experience of the mba or msc project management
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Duncan

It's been AACSB-accredited for less than a year, so you'll want to speak to a current student. If you're looking at the online programmes, remember that Liverpool won't have much to do with the programme beyond issuing the degrees. Ask Laureate, the firm which runs the programme, to connect you with a current student.

It's been AACSB-accredited for less than a year, so you'll want to speak to a current student. If you're looking at the online programmes, remember that Liverpool won't have much to do with the programme beyond issuing the degrees. Ask Laureate, the firm which runs the programme, to connect you with a current student.
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The online MBA from Liverpool also has CEL accreditation (technology-enhanced learning) from EFMD.

The online MBA from Liverpool also has CEL accreditation (technology-enhanced learning) from EFMD.
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Newdur

Although it has Exams I'm stealing towards the OU.
Reviews on Liverpool state that is seriously demanding and not flexible at all.

Although it has Exams I'm stealing towards the OU.
Reviews on Liverpool state that is seriously demanding and not flexible at all.
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Newdur

The other option would be to look in Germany as that's where I'm going to be for the next few years.
Anyone know of DL MBA IN Germany. I could also do part time if I found one near to Frankfurt

The other option would be to look in Germany as that's where I'm going to be for the next few years.
Anyone know of DL MBA IN Germany. I could also do part time if I found one near to Frankfurt
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Newdur

Opps
^^ steering ^ it is

Opps
^^ steering ^ it is
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Duncan

What do you mean, distance learning MBA in Germany? Do you mean in the German language?

What do you mean, distance learning MBA in Germany? Do you mean in the German language?
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Newdur

No I meant in Germany. I could do it in German but would just be extra pressure. I'm looking at some local university's here that have part time mba. Saarbrucken is on my doorstep so might go and have a look. I need permission from swmbo to do a part time course

No I meant in Germany. I could do it in German but would just be extra pressure. I'm looking at some local university's here that have part time mba. Saarbrucken is on my doorstep so might go and have a look. I need permission from swmbo to do a part time course
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Duncan

What does that mean? Every distance learning course is available in Germany, since the internet extends across the country.

What does that mean? Every distance learning course is available in Germany, since the internet extends across the country.
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Newdur

Erm yes obviously...
But a local uni to me that has a distance learning program would mean traveling to do exams wouldn't take to much of my time. And also if you read my post I mentioned being able to take a local German part time mba
Thanks for everyone taking the time to answer.

Erm yes obviously...
But a local uni to me that has a distance learning program would mean traveling to do exams wouldn't take to much of my time. And also if you read my post I mentioned being able to take a local German part time mba
Thanks for everyone taking the time to answer.
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Duncan

You will be able to take exams locally with any DL MBA.

You will be able to take exams locally with any DL MBA.
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cmac

You may wish to investigate 2 Australian Universities

The University of South Australia is fully online and no exams.

Deakin has a Masters in Analytic s and no exams - I am not sure if this extends to its MBA program

University of Adelaide has open book MBA exams - I am not sure if this can still be taken fully online

You may wish to investigate 2 Australian Universities

The University of South Australia is fully online and no exams.

Deakin has a Masters in Analytic s and no exams - I am not sure if this extends to its MBA program

University of Adelaide has open book MBA exams - I am not sure if this can still be taken fully online
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