I don't have a bachelor's degree but I want to do an online MBA


I've 5.5 years of directed experience in the digital media space, having worked as Content Lead for FOX Sports Asia, Quality Consultant for Minute Media and more.

I'm thinking of applying for an MBA in order to get ahead in my career and offset my lack of bachelor's degree.

I'm willing to spend around 10k pounds or an equivalent on this.

I've shortlisted the University of London, Edinbrugh Business School, University of Cumbria, University of Leicester and a few others.

Can someone advise me on the best way forward?

thanks

I've 5.5 years of directed experience in the digital media space, having worked as Content Lead for FOX Sports Asia, Quality Consultant for Minute Media and more.

I'm thinking of applying for an MBA in order to get ahead in my career and offset my lack of bachelor's degree.

I'm willing to spend around 10k pounds or an equivalent on this.

I've shortlisted the University of London, Edinbrugh Business School, University of Cumbria, University of Leicester and a few others.

Can someone advise me on the best way forward?

thanks
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aslamo

When you say 'get ahead in my career' what are you specific goals? Do senior management in your industry have MBAs and if so, what kind of schools did they attend? Some of those schools you list are not considered as good schools e.g. Cumbria. Look for schools with one of the three main MBA accreditations and maybe think too about paying more for a better degree and most likely much better career outcomes. £10k is right at the bottom end for an MBA.

[Edited by aslamo on Sep 28, 2020]

When you say 'get ahead in my career' what are you specific goals? Do senior management in your industry have MBAs and if so, what kind of schools did they attend? Some of those schools you list are not considered as good schools e.g. Cumbria. Look for schools with one of the three main MBA accreditations and maybe think too about paying more for a better degree and most likely much better career outcomes. £10k is right at the bottom end for an MBA.
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Hi, Thanks for the reply.

When I say 'get ahead' I mean I would like to make a step up to senior management - which I feel I'm hitting a ceiling for at the moment.

And yes, the senior management in my industry do mostly seem to have MBAs.

I'm also looking for overseas employment in the near future and I feel an MBA may help me towards that end.

And your point about colleges with accreditation and their costs is well taken. I've reached out to Bradford and am looking for other similar accredited colleges which would accept work experience route applications.

Could you please suggest a few if you know?

Thanks again

Hi, Thanks for the reply.<br><br>When I say 'get ahead' I mean I would like to make a step up to senior management - which I feel I'm hitting a ceiling for at the moment.<br><br>And yes, the senior management in my industry do mostly seem to have MBAs.<br><br>I'm also looking for overseas employment in the near future and I feel an MBA may help me towards that end.<br><br>And your point about colleges with accreditation and their costs is well taken. I've reached out to Bradford and am looking for other similar accredited colleges which would accept work experience route applications.<br><br>Could you please suggest a few if you know?<br><br>Thanks again
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Larry

If the senior management in your industry do have MBAs, find out where they did theirs and target those schools.

In general an Online MBA won't aid much in transitioning to a new country. If that's a short-term goal for your you might instead consider a full-time MBA in the country where you want to study. I can't imagine that an Online MBA would add much value in terms of international mobility. 

If the senior management in your industry do have MBAs, find out where they did theirs and target those schools.<br><br>In general an Online MBA won't aid much in transitioning to a new country. If that's a short-term goal for your you might instead consider a full-time MBA in the country where you want to study. I can't imagine that an Online MBA would add much value in terms of international mobility.&nbsp;
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