UIUC iMBA vs. Warwick


crolin

Can anybody please advise on the choice between the iMBA and the Warwick Distance Learning MBA?

I am in retail and would like to leverage an MBA to grow in my career. I am considering a possible change to consulting.

I know that the Warwick program is ranked by the FT but the iMBA is not. Is that a big deal?

Can anybody please advise on the choice between the iMBA and the Warwick Distance Learning MBA?

I am in retail and would like to leverage an MBA to grow in my career. I am considering a possible change to consulting.

I know that the Warwick program is ranked by the FT but the iMBA is not. Is that a big deal?
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Duncan


I have nothing to say that isn't already in other posts on this board. 

I don't think the ranking is a big deal: UIUC simply isn't taking part in rankings and the cohort design makes it hard to work its data into rankings. 

Consulting is a big field. Warwick is a strong brand in the UK and many Commonwealth countries. UIUC has a different design, more like a general management MBA while the Warwick degree has better support for electives because if it's smaller core. 

<br>I have nothing to say that isn't already in other posts on this board.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't think the ranking is a big deal: UIUC simply isn't taking part in rankings and the cohort design makes it hard to work its data into rankings.&nbsp;<br><br>Consulting is a big field. Warwick is a strong brand in the UK and many Commonwealth countries. UIUC has a different design, more like a general management MBA while the Warwick degree has better support for electives because if it's smaller core.&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

You'd have much better success transitioning into consulting if you were to do an in-class program. Unless you already have connections in the industry, the career resources provided by an in-class program would help a lot in this regard. 

You'd have much better success transitioning into consulting if you were to do an in-class program. Unless you already have connections in the industry, the career resources provided by an in-class program would help a lot in this regard.&nbsp;
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Hello @crolin:
Have you made your decision? I have almost the same approach to the MBA program and share your goals. I think Warwick has a good reputation for consulting firms and I am not sure how big firms consider the iMBA from UIUC. On the other hand, Warwick is more expensive and it is still an online program.
What are your thoughts?

Hello @crolin:<br>Have you made your decision? I have almost the same approach to the MBA program and share your goals. I think Warwick has a good reputation for consulting firms and I am not sure how big firms consider the iMBA from UIUC. On the other hand, Warwick is more expensive and it is still an online program.<br>What are your thoughts?
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