Which On-line MBA to choose?


Amira E

Please help me choose the right MBA based on the below information.



1- I work in business , however my bachelor degree isn't business related. I am PMP certified and have 3 certificates of specialization from Harvard Business School.



2- I am originally from Egypt and work in Abu- Dhabi (UAE) in the government sector with 19+ years of experience, but my goal is to work in a strategy or business development consultancy position in a semi-government, oil-gas, or multinational companies in the UAE which require a masters degree due to the very competitive environment in these companies.



3- I don't have experience in a managerial position since managerial positions are only for UAE nationals in the government sector.



The options aligned with my budget:

a) - Bradford

b)- Heriot Watt

c)- Boston

d) - Liverpool

e)- Hult ( slightly higher than my budget)



3- I went through the linked-in analysis of these universities Alumni in Abu Dhabi , I found out the following alumni working in Abu Dhabi numbers:

1) Heriot Watt: 1,218

2) Liverpool: 361

3) Boston: 202

4) Hult: 182

5) Bradford: 128



I also went through the analysis of the MBA holders working in one of the main target sectors, the analysis show the following in ascending order:

1) Heriot Watt (13)

2) Hult (9)

3) Liverpool (4)

4) Boston (1)

5) Bradford (0)



I also went through the analysis of which of the mentioned universities had the highest graduates in the strategy, business development, and consultancy positions (regardless of the country), the order of the universities was as follow (ascending order):

1) Heriot Watt ( SP: 0 & BD: 14,686 & Con: 3,359) / 1,280 BD positions and199 co. positions in the UAE.

2) Boston ( SP: 25 & BD: 8,985 & Con: 6,174) / No consultancy positions show in the UAE

3) Liverpool (BD: 4,725 & Co: 4,140) / 15 co positions, 68 SP, and 50 BD positions in the UAE

4) Hult ( SP: 70 & BD: 2,189 & CO: 1,059)

5) Bradford (SP: 66 / Co. 5)



I know that Heriot Watt is not accredited, however, it is recognized in both the UAE and Egypt. It is also the cheapest option among all. I also got exempted from the project management module because I am a PMP holder.



I've excluded Heriot Watt from my options earlier due to lack of accreditation, however, I am thinking of re-considering it based on the above analysis.



Please help me take the decision based on the goals and analysis above

[Edited by Amira E on May 25, 2024]

Please help me choose the right MBA based on the below information.<br>
<br>
1- I work in business , however my bachelor degree isn't business related. I am PMP certified and have 3 certificates of specialization from Harvard Business School. <br>
<br>
2- I am originally from Egypt and work in Abu- Dhabi (UAE) in the government sector with 19+ years of experience, but my goal is to work in a strategy or business development consultancy position in a semi-government, oil-gas, or multinational companies in the UAE which require a masters degree due to the very competitive environment in these companies.<br>
<br>
3- I don't have experience in a managerial position since managerial positions are only for UAE nationals in the government sector.<br>
<br>
The options aligned with my budget:<br>
a) - Bradford<br>
b)- Heriot Watt<br>
c)- Boston<br>
d) - Liverpool<br>
e)- Hult ( slightly higher than my budget)<br>
<br>
3- I went through the linked-in analysis of these universities Alumni in Abu Dhabi , I found out the following alumni working in Abu Dhabi numbers:<br>
1) Heriot Watt: 1,218 <br>
2) Liverpool: 361<br>
3) Boston: 202<br>
4) Hult: 182<br>
5) Bradford: 128 <br>
<br>
I also went through the analysis of the MBA holders working in one of the main target sectors, the analysis show the following in ascending order:<br>
1) Heriot Watt (13)<br>
2) Hult (9)<br>
3) Liverpool (4)<br>
4) Boston (1)<br>
5) Bradford (0)<br>
<br>
I also went through the analysis of which of the mentioned universities had the highest graduates in the strategy, business development, and consultancy positions (regardless of the country), the order of the universities was as follow (ascending order):<br>
1) Heriot Watt ( SP: 0 &amp; BD: 14,686 &amp; Con: 3,359) / 1,280 BD positions and199 co. positions in the UAE.<br>
2) Boston ( SP: 25 &amp; BD: 8,985 &amp; Con: 6,174) / No consultancy positions show in the UAE<br>
3) Liverpool (BD: 4,725 &amp; Co: 4,140) / 15 co positions, 68 SP, and 50 BD positions in the UAE<br>
4) Hult ( SP: 70 &amp; BD: 2,189 &amp; CO: 1,059)<br>
5) Bradford (SP: 66 / Co. 5)<br>
<br>
I know that Heriot Watt is not accredited, however, it is recognized in both the UAE and Egypt. It is also the cheapest option among all. I also got exempted from the project management module because I am a PMP holder.<br>
<br>
I've excluded Heriot Watt from my options earlier due to lack of accreditation, however, I am thinking of re-considering it based on the above analysis.<br>
<br>
Please help me take the decision based on the goals and analysis above
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Duncan

I suggest people go to https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/which-online-mba-is-the-best-for-me-72612 where this discussion continues.

I suggest people go to https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/which-online-mba-is-the-best-for-me-72612 where this discussion continues.
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