I'm a long follower of find mba and find mba online without being a member. I think i have read almost all the posts in this forum still i would like to get feedback from you. I would like to discuss about online MBA/MSc options.
Context: I have a PhD in computer Science with roughly 7-8 years of work experience and currently employed as Principal Software Engineer at a US tech firm. I'm based in France and not willing to relocate to across the pond. So my preferred location of working and networking would be at western europe and/or UK.
Goal: To break into management within Tech industry, not looking to move to any other industry unless otherwise offered something interesting. To do that, acquire soft skills, apply them in the workplace, do projects with geographically distributed people, increase networking etc. would be my top priority, and doing an on campus mba/msc is not going to help me.
- Budget : max 30k euro
- Time flexibility: can't commit more than 15h per week. Less credits work better for me and/or longer length of MBA.
- Location of schools: Prefer anglophone countries, otherwise France.
MBA programs: (Short listed)
1. UK: (i can only stretch the fund, if it is the best choice, but still will be hard)
- Manchester Alliance (good reputation in uk tech industry)
- Durham (one of the oldest and competitive price)
- Gies (72 hour credits, it would require extensive hours per week)
- Nebraska lincoln (no idea)
- Isenberg (no idea)
- Questrom (The curriculum lacks rigorousness and whether it will help engineers not sure )
3. France (Exec MBA)
Since i'm based in France i can attend those monthly seminars/classes
- MSIE from HEC: This is a very interesting proposition for me. Innovation and management matters in my career. Knowing about Entrepreneurship is never a negative thing, rather these skills can be applied for Intrapreneurship within the company, initiating innovative projects etc.
- MS in International Business, Edhec: another interesting proposition to know about ins and outs of international business and strategic management.
I know i have listed lots of option, but your feedback may help me to make the list even shorter.
[Edited by sabbir_47 on May 31, 2021]