University of Liverpool or Wales?


yardie1

Hello All,
Which do you think offers a more recognized MBA online; Liverpool or Wales (Robert Kennedy College)?
Which would you choose? Thank you so much!

Hello All,
Which do you think offers a more recognized MBA online; Liverpool or Wales (Robert Kennedy College)?
Which would you choose? Thank you so much!
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Malia

Strange question ;-)

Liverpool, no doubt about it.

Strange question ;-)

Liverpool, no doubt about it.
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yardie1

Thanks for your input Malia, though you think my question is strange:)

I need to choose one of the two and I need help in making the decision.
Thanks again

Thanks for your input Malia, though you think my question is strange:)

I need to choose one of the two and I need help in making the decision.
Thanks again
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Malia

I assume you are talking about distance learning.

I didn't know Kennedy exists before reading your post. in my opinion University of Wales doesn't sound too good on your resume. I think there are too many private education providers that are entitled to award Wales degrees. I don't know how Wales can assure high quality standards under these circumstances.

The Liverpool online MBA is run in cooperation with Laureate (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laureate_Education). They look like a solid company with some years of experience. "University of Liverpool" sounds like something real (to me). Their business school also offers taught MBA courses.

None of the programs is accredited by AACSB, AMBA or Equis, but Liverpool has an accreditation by EFMD while Kenney does not seem to have any international acreditation.

Liverpool's program is much bigger. They enrol 1,800 students compared to Kenney's 670.

http://www.ft.com/cms/cdb1eee8-f4e9-11dc-a21b-000077b07658.pdf

That being said, I have to make clear that don't have any first-hand information about the quality of the courses offered.

I assume you are talking about distance learning.

I didn't know Kennedy exists before reading your post. in my opinion University of Wales doesn't sound too good on your resume. I think there are too many private education providers that are entitled to award Wales degrees. I don't know how Wales can assure high quality standards under these circumstances.

The Liverpool online MBA is run in cooperation with Laureate (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laureate_Education). They look like a solid company with some years of experience. "University of Liverpool" sounds like something real (to me). Their business school also offers taught MBA courses.

None of the programs is accredited by AACSB, AMBA or Equis, but Liverpool has an accreditation by EFMD while Kenney does not seem to have any international acreditation.

Liverpool's program is much bigger. They enrol 1,800 students compared to Kenney's 670.

http://www.ft.com/cms/cdb1eee8-f4e9-11dc-a21b-000077b07658.pdf

That being said, I have to make clear that don't have any first-hand information about the quality of the courses offered.
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yardie1

Malia,
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I have done extensive research into both and was gearing towards Liverpool, but I am concerned because they are not accredited by any of the 3 major accreditation bodies, as you indicated. I didn't find much information on EFMD-Cel, apart from what appeared on their website. Another concern is that University of Liverpool does not have exams per say, they have assignments weekly and the entire program is online. I was hoping for something that I would be required to be on campus even 2 weeks out of the entire program.

I have been intouch with Laureate and if the attitude of the admissions advisor was the determining factor, then I would choose the University of Liverpool in a heartbeat. She is the sweetest, nicest and most accommodating and helpful person I have come across in a long time.

Anyway, I am very excited about starting my MBA; I have put it off for so long and now I think the MBA "bug" has bitten me:)

Let me ask one final question; if money wasn't an issue, which distance learning (yes, you assumed right) program would you choose?

Thanks again, I really appreciate all you help.

Malia,
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I have done extensive research into both and was gearing towards Liverpool, but I am concerned because they are not accredited by any of the 3 major accreditation bodies, as you indicated. I didn't find much information on EFMD-Cel, apart from what appeared on their website. Another concern is that University of Liverpool does not have exams per say, they have assignments weekly and the entire program is online. I was hoping for something that I would be required to be on campus even 2 weeks out of the entire program.

I have been intouch with Laureate and if the attitude of the admissions advisor was the determining factor, then I would choose the University of Liverpool in a heartbeat. She is the sweetest, nicest and most accommodating and helpful person I have come across in a long time.

Anyway, I am very excited about starting my MBA; I have put it off for so long and now I think the MBA "bug" has bitten me:)

Let me ask one final question; if money wasn't an issue, which distance learning (yes, you assumed right) program would you choose?

Thanks again, I really appreciate all you help.

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yardie1

My question is regarding all Distance Learning MBAs; not just the two I asked about before.
thanks

My question is regarding all Distance Learning MBAs; not just the two I asked about before.
thanks
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borism

......."I think there are too many private education providers that are entitled to award Wales degrees. I don't know how Wales can assure high quality standards under these circumstances."

I agree, this is never a sign of quality.

If money wasn't an issue i will go for the IE Business school online program. it's a highly ranked school, and the program structure looks pretty good to me.

http://www.gmba-eng.ie.edu/program.php

......."I think there are too many private education providers that are entitled to award Wales degrees. I don't know how Wales can assure high quality standards under these circumstances."

I agree, this is never a sign of quality.

If money wasn't an issue i will go for the IE Business school online program. it's a highly ranked school, and the program structure looks pretty good to me.

http://www.gmba-eng.ie.edu/program.php





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yardie1

Thanks much. I am definitely looking into this!

Thanks much. I am definitely looking into this!
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Malia

In my opinion, IE, Imperial and Warwick are the top distance learning MBA choices in Europe.

In my opinion, IE, Imperial and Warwick are the top distance learning MBA choices in Europe.
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Severnshk

Find that I'm in similar position as well!, as stated UOL help/support appears very good compared to some of the others listed on the 2008 Distance learning spreadsheet, have reviewed mainly UK based ones and noticable different is actual cost with UOL leading the way here! In addition I'm also a concerned about the accrediation issue, how importnat is this, (AACSB, AMBA etc), also looking strongly at Heriot (by far most popular on line), Henley, Warwick and Durham, (I am really in the need of full flexibility as I live in HK and would only want to justify trip 1/year to UK (without seeing friends/family).

Find that I'm in similar position as well!, as stated UOL help/support appears very good compared to some of the others listed on the 2008 Distance learning spreadsheet, have reviewed mainly UK based ones and noticable different is actual cost with UOL leading the way here! In addition I'm also a concerned about the accrediation issue, how importnat is this, (AACSB, AMBA etc), also looking strongly at Heriot (by far most popular on line), Henley, Warwick and Durham, (I am really in the need of full flexibility as I live in HK and would only want to justify trip 1/year to UK (without seeing friends/family).
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Oshrat.H

I'm also a concerned about the accrediation issue, how importnat is this, (AACSB, AMBA etc),


it is very important - i would only look into programs having at least one of the three important ones - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) or better yet, all of them!(the triple crown, as it is called)

<blockquote> I'm also a concerned about the accrediation issue, how importnat is this, (AACSB, AMBA etc), </blockquote>

it is very important - i would only look into programs having at least one of the three important ones - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) or better yet, all of them!(the triple crown, as it is called)

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