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Aonara

Hi all,
I am a Sri Lankan who lives in New Zealand under work visa .I am an IT professional with 7 years’ experience in IT industry. I have 5 years of managerial experience and my dream is to earn a triple crown accredited MBA soon. I have had a strong interest in managing, particularly in the IT field. I have already achieved my IT qualifications (B.sc, ITIL, PRINCE 2,Network+, CAPM etc) and the next step would be to earn my Business Administration qualifications. NZ has many accredited MBA programs but the course fee is very expensive for me to handle. I am newly married and my husband works in NZ so i cannot relocate to another country for studies but also I don't want to give up on my dream of earning an MBA too.So the distance learning would be the best option for me i think so I'm researching my options here. Cost is an important factor for me as I'm self funding the MBA. I got 3 options based on my budget which is USD 15000. I hope you could advise me on the best option or if you think I have better options than below 3, please be kind to mention them too.Thanks.

01) Manchester Metropolitan
02)Western Illinois
03) Amity with OU

Hi all,
I am a Sri Lankan who lives in New Zealand under work visa .I am an IT professional with 7 years’ experience in IT industry. I have 5 years of managerial experience and my dream is to earn a triple crown accredited MBA soon. I have had a strong interest in managing, particularly in the IT field. I have already achieved my IT qualifications (B.sc, ITIL, PRINCE 2,Network+, CAPM etc) and the next step would be to earn my Business Administration qualifications. NZ has many accredited MBA programs but the course fee is very expensive for me to handle. I am newly married and my husband works in NZ so i cannot relocate to another country for studies but also I don't want to give up on my dream of earning an MBA too.So the distance learning would be the best option for me i think so I'm researching my options here. Cost is an important factor for me as I'm self funding the MBA. I got 3 options based on my budget which is USD 15000. I hope you could advise me on the best option or if you think I have better options than below 3, please be kind to mention them too.Thanks.

01) Manchester Metropolitan
02)Western Illinois
03) Amity with OU
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mba hipste...

Can you spring for something like the Coursera / Illinois iMBA program? It's a tad more expensive but the payment setup tends to be more flexible than with other programs.

What you have with the three programs that you've selected is sort of the bare-bones minimum. I suppose you'll have the 'qualification' of an MBA, and the education that goes along with it, but that's about it (I doubt there is much of an active network in New Zealand for any of these programs.)

Can you spring for something like the Coursera / Illinois iMBA program? It's a tad more expensive but the payment setup tends to be more flexible than with other programs.

What you have with the three programs that you've selected is sort of the bare-bones minimum. I suppose you'll have the 'qualification' of an MBA, and the education that goes along with it, but that's about it (I doubt there is much of an active network in New Zealand for any of these programs.)
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Duncan

I doubt that Western Illinois is a triple crown school. I am British, so for me the OU is a better brand than Manchester Met. However hipster makes a good point: can you compare their alumni network size in NZ using LinkedIn? That would give you an idea of brand equity in the country. The same for Illinois and Boston University, around the same cost as Illinois. Actually, isn't the Macquarie MBA much better, as an Australian qualification?

I doubt that Western Illinois is a triple crown school. I am British, so for me the OU is a better brand than Manchester Met. However hipster makes a good point: can you compare their alumni network size in NZ using LinkedIn? That would give you an idea of brand equity in the country. The same for Illinois and Boston University, around the same cost as Illinois. Actually, isn't the Macquarie MBA much better, as an Australian qualification?
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George Pat...

One a bit out of the box idea for you:
Harvard offers a masters degree ALM in the field: "Information Management Systems" for $22700** through its extension school. While it is not an MBA, it may worth considering (in addition to the above ideas) because I don't think those UK schools will be well known in NZ. (although it is best to follow the above advises and see for yourself which schools have good network and reputation in NZ)

**After completing the MITx Micromasters, https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/information-management-systems-degree/mitx-micromasters-program-pathway

Also, isn't Otago offering lower prices for residents? Maybe you qualify for that?

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Feb 14, 2020]

One a bit out of the box idea for you:
Harvard offers a masters degree ALM in the field: "Information Management Systems" for $22700** through its extension school. While it is not an MBA, it may worth considering (in addition to the above ideas) because I don't think those UK schools will be well known in NZ. (although it is best to follow the above advises and see for yourself which schools have good network and reputation in NZ)

**After completing the MITx Micromasters, https://www.extension.harvard.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/information-management-systems-degree/mitx-micromasters-program-pathway

Also, isn't Otago offering lower prices for residents? Maybe you qualify for that?
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Aonara

Thank you very much everyone for your valuable ideas.I appreciate it.

Thank you very much everyone for your valuable ideas.I appreciate it.
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