Online MBA


Hello,

I am a student doing Masters in the field of IT in germany.I have done my bachelors in India.I want to be a data scientist in germany.but when I am interviewed,most of the companies are asking for domain knowledge in business. So, I am planning to do MBA in distance learning mode (since I have other commitments at home too).I have 4 years work experience in the field of IT industry(India).I have four questions now.

1. What kind of opportunities do I expect after doing MBA (in the domain of data science particularly or IT maybe)

2. What are some cheap online MBA courses with some good courses.I came across EMAS and switzerland management center with not too much fee. and also chateau de petitie in belgium.Are there any other which gives me more of practical experience rather than just theoritical study.I could afford till 7000euro.

3. Does an online MBA in other countries outside europe valued in germany?
4.Also,in future I want to work for part-time like 4-6 hours per day.(could be any management related role).Could that be fulfilled by MBA?
 Thanks in advance for your reply!

[Edited by Sample Test on Aug 05, 2020]

Hello,<br>
I am a student doing Masters in the field of IT in germany.I have done my bachelors in India.I want to be a data scientist in germany.but when I am interviewed,most of the companies are asking for domain knowledge in business. So, I am planning to do MBA in distance learning mode (since I have other commitments at home too).I have 4 years work experience in the field of IT industry(India).I have four questions now.<br>
1. What kind of opportunities do I expect after doing MBA (in the domain of data science particularly or IT maybe)<br>
2. What are some cheap online MBA courses with some good courses.I came across EMAS and switzerland management center with not too much fee. and also chateau de petitie in belgium.Are there any other which gives me more of practical experience rather than just theoritical study.I could afford till 7000euro.<br>
3. Does an online MBA in other countries outside europe valued in germany?<br>4.Also,in future I want to work for part-time like 4-6 hours per day.(could be any management related role).Could that be fulfilled by MBA?<br>&nbsp;Thanks in advance for your reply!
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aslamo

Hello,


I am a student doing Masters in the field of IT in germany.I have done my bachelors in India.I want to be a data scientist in germany.but when I am interviewed,most of the companies are asking for domain knowledge in business. So, I am planning to do MBA in distance learning mode (since I have other commitments at home too).I have 4 years work experience in the field of IT industry(India).I have four questions now.


1. What kind of opportunities do I expect after doing MBA (in the domain of data science particularly or IT maybe)


2. What are some cheap online MBA courses with some good courses.I came across EMAS and switzerland management center with not too much fee. and also chateau de petitie in belgium.Are there any other which gives me more of practical experience rather than just theoritical study.I could afford till 7000euro.


3. Does an online MBA in other countries outside europe valued in germany?
4.Also,in future I want to work for part-time like 4-6 hours per day.(could be any management related role).Could that be fulfilled by MBA?
 Thanks in advance for your reply!


Yes, business domain knowledge is important but you need a solid grounding in the necessary maths and statistics and programming like Python or R and skill in visualisation tools. I've just helped to recruit a data scientist for my current government client and none of the 10 candidates we looked at had an MBA. Unfortunately I don't think a budget of 7000 Euros is likely to get you much of a creditable MBA. 


Your opportunities may be limited if you only want to work part time. Four hours a day is only 2.5 days a week and not many employers recruit part time staff at the kind of level you are looking at unless it's an existing job share arrangement (where two people share one full time job.)  If you've gone to the trouble of getting two Masters degrees, why do you only want to work for 4 hours a day?

I'd argue that an MBA isn't really required for many IT roles. One area that has become more common recently is Product Management. A lot of tech firms now hire MBAs to work in this field. 

[Edited by aslamo on Aug 05, 2020]

[quote]Hello,<br><br>
I am a student doing Masters in the field of IT in germany.I have done my bachelors in India.I want to be a data scientist in germany.but when I am interviewed,most of the companies are asking for domain knowledge in business. So, I am planning to do MBA in distance learning mode (since I have other commitments at home too).I have 4 years work experience in the field of IT industry(India).I have four questions now.<br><br>
1. What kind of opportunities do I expect after doing MBA (in the domain of data science particularly or IT maybe)<br><br>
2. What are some cheap online MBA courses with some good courses.I came across EMAS and switzerland management center with not too much fee. and also chateau de petitie in belgium.Are there any other which gives me more of practical experience rather than just theoritical study.I could afford till 7000euro.<br><br>
3. Does an online MBA in other countries outside europe valued in germany?<br>4.Also,in future I want to work for part-time like 4-6 hours per day.(could be any management related role).Could that be fulfilled by MBA?<br>&nbsp;Thanks in advance for your reply! [/quote]<br><br>Yes, business domain knowledge is important but you need a solid grounding in the necessary maths and statistics and programming like Python or R and skill in visualisation tools. I've just helped to recruit a data scientist for my current government client and none of the 10 candidates we looked at had an MBA. Unfortunately I don't think a budget of 7000 Euros is likely to get you much of a creditable MBA.&nbsp;<br><br><br>Your opportunities may be limited if you only want to work part time. Four hours a day is only 2.5 days a week and not many employers recruit part time staff at the kind of level you are looking at unless it's an existing job share arrangement (where two people share one full time job.)&nbsp; If you've gone to the trouble of getting two Masters degrees, why do you only want to work for 4 hours a day?<br><br>I'd argue that an MBA isn't really required for many IT roles. One area that has become more common recently is Product Management. A lot of tech firms now hire MBAs to work in this field.&nbsp;
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Hello aslamo,
Thank you very much for the reply. I already have strong programming skills and visualization and I am getting rejected only due to my lack of business skills.So I want to improve my business skills.Different companies require different business skills and it is really hard to know which business skill to learn (eg., Supply chain management,marketing and sales). So I want to do MBA which would cover all in general and that is also one of the reasons why I don't want an MBA from a triple accredited institution.Also, working only for 4 hours is maybe after 10-15 years and at that time maybe I need to switch to other role according to my time limitation.But this is not a fixed decision yet.
Also,I saw wirtschaftsinformatik but unlike MBA it takes more time and generally offered in full-time mode.

[Edited by Sample Test on Aug 05, 2020]

Hello aslamo,<br>Thank you very much for the reply. I already have strong programming skills and visualization and I am getting rejected only due to my lack of business skills.So I want to improve my business skills.Different companies require different business skills and it is really hard to know which business skill to learn (eg., Supply chain management,marketing and sales). So I want to do MBA which would cover all in general and that is also one of the reasons why I don't want an MBA from a triple accredited institution.Also, working only for 4 hours is maybe after 10-15 years and at that time maybe I need to switch to other role according to my time limitation.But this is not a fixed decision yet.<br>Also,I saw wirtschaftsinformatik but unlike MBA it takes more time and generally offered in full-time mode.
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aslamo

Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.

It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate 
https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum

Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide https://www.nopaymba.com/

Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.<br><br>It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum">https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum</a><br><br>Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nopaymba.com/">https://www.nopaymba.com/</a>
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Duncan

the Maryland Core is a really odd option: it's a huge amount of content from a very low price. 

the Maryland Core is a really odd option: it's a huge amount of content from a very low price.&nbsp;
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aslamo

the Maryland Core is a really odd option: it's a huge amount of content from a very low price. 


Hi Duncan,
I hope that was a typo and you meant the Maryland Core is a really 'good' option and not 'odd' otherwise you've got me worried now!

[quote]the Maryland Core is a really odd option: it's a huge amount of content from a very low price.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan,<br>I hope that was a typo and you meant the Maryland Core is a really 'good' option and not 'odd' otherwise you've got me worried now!
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Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.

It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate 
https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum

Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide https://www.nopaymba.com/


But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?

[quote]Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.<br><br>It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum">https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum</a><br><br>Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nopaymba.com/">https://www.nopaymba.com/</a> [/quote]<br><br>But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?<br><br>
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aslamo

Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.

It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate 
https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum

Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide https://www.nopaymba.com/


But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?



To be recognised by employers, an MBA course will most likely need to be accredited by at least one of the three main bodies that are discussed extensively on this forum. You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere. 

My point is, for your budget, do some other courses or save up more money until you can apply for a better course. If you want a proper accredited MBA then you'll need to spend about twice your budget as an absolute minimum. 

If you want a dirt cheap online MBA, you could try
Wrexham Glyndwr university from the UK or similar. They were heavily advertising their online MBA at only £6,000 (just under 7,000 Euros) earlier this year. But it is almost the lowest ranked university in the UK - 131st out of 132 in the 2020 Times University ranking. How good do you think the course might be? 

Sure, you''ll have the MBA letters after your name, but I doubt anyone will take it very seriously, especially in Germany.
You get what you pay for in life. 

Course is here: https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Postgraduatecourses/MBAMasterofBusinessAdministration/


[quote][quote]Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.<br><br>It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum">https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum</a><br><br>Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nopaymba.com/">https://www.nopaymba.com/</a> [/quote]<br><br>But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>To be recognised by employers, an MBA course will most likely need to be accredited by at least one of the three main bodies that are discussed extensively on this forum. You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere.&nbsp;<br><br>My point is, for your budget, do some other courses or save up more money until you can apply for a better course. If you want a proper accredited MBA then you'll need to spend about twice your budget as an absolute minimum.&nbsp;<br><br>If you want a dirt cheap online MBA, you could try
Wrexham Glyndwr university from the UK or similar. They were heavily advertising their online MBA at only £6,000 (just under 7,000 Euros) earlier this year. But it is almost the lowest ranked university in the UK - 131st out of 132 in the 2020 Times University ranking. How good do you think the course might be?&nbsp;<br><br><div>Sure, you''ll have the MBA letters after your name, but I doubt anyone will take it very seriously, especially in Germany.
You get what you pay for in life.&nbsp;</div><br><br><div>Course is here: https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Postgraduatecourses/MBAMasterofBusinessAdministration/
</div><div>
</div><div><br></div>
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Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.

It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate 
https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum

Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide https://www.nopaymba.com/


But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?



To be recognised by employers, an MBA course will most likely need to be accredited by at least one of the three main bodies that are discussed extensively on this forum. You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere. 

My point is, for your budget, do some other courses or save up more money until you can apply for a better course. If you want a proper accredited MBA then you'll need to spend about twice your budget as an absolute minimum. 

If you want a dirt cheap online MBA, you could try
Wrexham Glyndwr university from the UK or similar. They were heavily advertising their online MBA at only £6,000 (just under 7,000 Euros) earlier this year. But it is almost the lowest ranked university in the UK - 131st out of 132 in the 2020 Times University ranking. How good do you think the course might be? 

Sure, you''ll have the MBA letters after your name, but I doubt anyone will take it very seriously, especially in Germany.
You get what you pay for in life. 

Course is here: https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Postgraduatecourses/MBAMasterofBusinessAdministration/



I am actually concerned about the same point.Do you have any idea on EMAS school and alfred for school?The links are below: 

https://emasglobe.com/mba-programs/mba



https://aford.be/

Thanks in advance!






[quote][quote][quote]Maybe with your budget you would be better off doing some courses on EdX or Coursera? I'm enrolled on the EdX Core MBA Micromasters from the University of Maryland. The whole course covers seven modules in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Strategy etc. My first degree was in business anyway so this is more of a refresher for me (and I already have over 20 years experience in IT) but it has been discussed quite a lot on this forum before.<br><br>It's about $1,500 to enrol for the Micromasters certificate&nbsp;<br><a href="https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum">https://www.edx.org/micromasters/USMx-UMD-MBA-Core-Curriculum</a><br><br>Alternatively you could pick and choose any selection of subject courses you want from top (mainly USA) MBA schools on EdX and Coursera and it would probably cost you less than $2,000. You wouldn't get an MBA degree but it would fill your knowledge gap. A lady called Laurie Pickard did exactly this and it was featured in media worldwide&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nopaymba.com/">https://www.nopaymba.com/</a> [/quote]<br><br>But is the degree recognised by employers in germany?<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>To be recognised by employers, an MBA course will most likely need to be accredited by at least one of the three main bodies that are discussed extensively on this forum. You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere.&nbsp;<br><br>My point is, for your budget, do some other courses or save up more money until you can apply for a better course. If you want a proper accredited MBA then you'll need to spend about twice your budget as an absolute minimum.&nbsp;<br><br>If you want a dirt cheap online MBA, you could try
Wrexham Glyndwr university from the UK or similar. They were heavily advertising their online MBA at only £6,000 (just under 7,000 Euros) earlier this year. But it is almost the lowest ranked university in the UK - 131st out of 132 in the 2020 Times University ranking. How good do you think the course might be?&nbsp;<br><br><div>Sure, you''ll have the MBA letters after your name, but I doubt anyone will take it very seriously, especially in Germany.
You get what you pay for in life.&nbsp;</div><br><br><div>Course is here: https://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Postgraduatecourses/MBAMasterofBusinessAdministration/
</div><div>
</div><div><br></div> [/quote]<br>I am actually concerned about the same point.Do you have any idea on EMAS school and alfred for school?The links are below:&nbsp;
<div>
</div><div>https://emasglobe.com/mba-programs/mba
</div><br>
<div>
</div><div>https://aford.be/
</div><div>
</div><div>Thanks in advance!<br><br><br><br><br><div>
</div><div><br></div></div>
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aslamo

I've never heard of either of those schools. You can read about the importance of accreditation here: 

https://find-mba.com/mba-faq/mba-accreditation-why-is-it-important


I've never heard of either of those schools. You can read about the importance of accreditation here:&nbsp;
<div>
</div><div>https://find-mba.com/mba-faq/mba-accreditation-why-is-it-important
</div><div>
</div><div><br></div>
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mba hipste...

You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere.

Yes, completely agreed. Another option would be to start the iMBA specializations on Coursera, which aren't expensive, and save up for the deeper part of the program. Overall, the cost is higher than 7,000 EUR, but would probably pay off in the end. 

[quote]You won't be able to find an accredited online MBA for your 7,000 Euros budget. Such a course does not exist anywhere. [/quote]<br>Yes, completely agreed. Another option would be to start the iMBA specializations on Coursera, which aren't expensive, and save up for the deeper part of the program. Overall, the cost is higher than 7,000 EUR, but would probably pay off in the end.&nbsp;
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