Four affordable MBA options (UIUC, BU, MMU, MQ)


I am looking at these 4 programs:

- iMBA at Gies College of Business (University of Illinois) – Coursera - UIUC
- MBA at Questrom School of Business (Boston University) – edX - BU
- Global MBA at Macquarie University – Coursera - MQ
- Global MBA at Manchester Metropolitan University - MMU

Context:
- I live in South America. I have a Bachelor and Master (Italy) degree in Engineering. I don´t have any Business Administration degree but I have managerial experience. I have been working in Energy sector for almost 10 years and I want to switch my career to management; ideally to management consulting.
- I am not familiar with the US (or UK or Australian) Educational system and how one or other school is more prestigious than other.
- I have a limited budget up to 25K USD.
- After completing my MBA, I will probably do a specialization in Analytical Finance.

My research:
- I found out that UIUC is slightly more prestigious than BU in term of University but, Questrom seems to be more prestigious than Gies. Am I correct?
- MMU has the triple crown accreditation and it is less expensive than the others, but it does not appear in any ranking (FT, QS) so I do not know much about its prestige.

Questions:
- I know that UIUC does not participate in rankings but what was their position before they decide not to participate? Or were not they ever in a ranking?
- In case I have an opportunity to go to the US, which of these options would be the most valuable in the US?
- I found (in LinkedIn) that many BU alumni works in Mckinsey NY office, for instance. Is this because of the BU reputation or because of the Geographical location only?
- I'm wondering which school could be the most valuable of the four to me considering my goals and background?

Any recommendation will be appreciated.

Fernando

I am looking at these 4 programs:

- iMBA at Gies College of Business (University of Illinois) – Coursera - UIUC
- MBA at Questrom School of Business (Boston University) – edX - BU
- Global MBA at Macquarie University – Coursera - MQ
- Global MBA at Manchester Metropolitan University - MMU

Context:
- I live in South America. I have a Bachelor and Master (Italy) degree in Engineering. I don´t have any Business Administration degree but I have managerial experience. I have been working in Energy sector for almost 10 years and I want to switch my career to management; ideally to management consulting.
- I am not familiar with the US (or UK or Australian) Educational system and how one or other school is more prestigious than other.
- I have a limited budget up to 25K USD.
- After completing my MBA, I will probably do a specialization in Analytical Finance.

My research:
- I found out that UIUC is slightly more prestigious than BU in term of University but, Questrom seems to be more prestigious than Gies. Am I correct?
- MMU has the triple crown accreditation and it is less expensive than the others, but it does not appear in any ranking (FT, QS) so I do not know much about its prestige.

Questions:
- I know that UIUC does not participate in rankings but what was their position before they decide not to participate? Or were not they ever in a ranking?
- In case I have an opportunity to go to the US, which of these options would be the most valuable in the US?
- I found (in LinkedIn) that many BU alumni works in Mckinsey NY office, for instance. Is this because of the BU reputation or because of the Geographical location only?
- I'm wondering which school could be the most valuable of the four to me considering my goals and background?

Any recommendation will be appreciated.

Fernando
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Duncan

UIUC's on campus MBA was in rankings, but the logic of rankings (select few, excellent students) runs counter to the Gies mission (reinvent the MBA)

UIUC's on campus MBA was in rankings, but the logic of rankings (select few, excellent students) runs counter to the Gies mission (reinvent the MBA)
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