Durham Online MBA


AJJ_99

Hi All,

When searching before I thought there are not too many giving their experiences so here are mine. I am currently studying the Durham online MBA. I chose Durham because it was the best ranked distance learning MBA I could afford as I am self funded.

So far I have done it all online and the Duo platform makes it pretty easy. The delivery is a mix of tasks/research, videos and then more standard textbook like learning (although online, we dont need to buy any books). The workload in my first module is reasonable but as I am new to finance I have had to go back over a few bits, I would say I spend about 10 to 12 hours a week and I do all the recommended optional reading. So far any questions asked to lecturers have been answered quickly and the staff seem really helpful.

Each section has a section on sustainability and ethics, it is clear they are trying to instil this into us (and rightly so I guess) from the beginning.

I was pleased to see a wide variety of backgrounds on the course I think almost every industry I can think of is represented. As I have done it all online so far and its early days I havent done too much networking beyond abit of intros and some linkedin adding but we have the option to attend any of the modules we wish in person so I think more networking will occur when if/when I do that.

So far I would recommend it wholeheartedly, it's hard and challenge as it should be butwe have been given all the tools needed.

Hope that this helps someone with their decisions

Hi All,

When searching before I thought there are not too many giving their experiences so here are mine. I am currently studying the Durham online MBA. I chose Durham because it was the best ranked distance learning MBA I could afford as I am self funded.

So far I have done it all online and the Duo platform makes it pretty easy. The delivery is a mix of tasks/research, videos and then more standard textbook like learning (although online, we dont need to buy any books). The workload in my first module is reasonable but as I am new to finance I have had to go back over a few bits, I would say I spend about 10 to 12 hours a week and I do all the recommended optional reading. So far any questions asked to lecturers have been answered quickly and the staff seem really helpful.

Each section has a section on sustainability and ethics, it is clear they are trying to instil this into us (and rightly so I guess) from the beginning.

I was pleased to see a wide variety of backgrounds on the course I think almost every industry I can think of is represented. As I have done it all online so far and its early days I havent done too much networking beyond abit of intros and some linkedin adding but we have the option to attend any of the modules we wish in person so I think more networking will occur when if/when I do that.

So far I would recommend it wholeheartedly, it's hard and challenge as it should be butwe have been given all the tools needed.

Hope that this helps someone with their decisions
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Abdo28

Hi,
Thanks for the feedback.
How many long is a module/course and how many webinars or live sessions per module

Hi,
Thanks for the feedback.
How many long is a module/course and how many webinars or live sessions per module
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AJJ_99

Hi, only halfway through the first module so far but there has been about 6 skype/webinar sessions and each module is roughly 10 weeks of lessons then 3-4 weeks to complete the assessment

Hi, only halfway through the first module so far but there has been about 6 skype/webinar sessions and each module is roughly 10 weeks of lessons then 3-4 weeks to complete the assessment
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NRaj

Hi
Thanks for the feedback. Really helps when choosing schools
At Durham do you have any mandatory weeks on campus?
Regards

Hi
Thanks for the feedback. Really helps when choosing schools
At Durham do you have any mandatory weeks on campus?
Regards
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AJJ_99

It's not mandatory but in a way it might be better that it was because it would make networking and interacting easier if we had met face to face.

It's not mandatory but in a way it might be better that it was because it would make networking and interacting easier if we had met face to face.
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Larry

Face to face time is often a great way for participants to develop their networks and their soft skills. Plus, you get to meet the people with whom you are studying, in real life.

Face to face time is often a great way for participants to develop their networks and their soft skills. Plus, you get to meet the people with whom you are studying, in real life.
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