Ducere Global Business School and University of East London - Online EMBA


Boris1

Hello Experts,

Could anyone give me some information on the Ducere online EMBA? It's in conjunction with the University of East London.

Thanks

Hello Experts,

Could anyone give me some information on the Ducere online EMBA? It's in conjunction with the University of East London.

Thanks
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aslamo

What are your goals? The University of East London is one of the lowest ranked universities in the UK.  It's debatable if it would be a good choice given its standing.

<div>What are your goals? The University of East London is one of the lowest ranked universities in the UK.&nbsp; It's debatable if it would be a good choice given its standing.</div>
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Boris1

What are your goals? The University of East London is one of the lowest ranked universities in the UK.  It's debatable if it would be a good choice given its standing.


My present goal is to find out if anyone has knowledge of the Ducere EMBA.

[quote]<div>What are your goals? The University of East London is one of the lowest ranked universities in the UK.&nbsp; It's debatable if it would be a good choice given its standing.</div> [/quote]<br><br>My present goal is to find out if anyone has knowledge of the Ducere EMBA.
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mba hipste...

Although that's not a goal - a goal would be what you plan to do with the degree - this specific option would not be worth the investment.

Organizations like this one - which are increasingly common - profit by marketing sub-optimal European degrees to international students who are lured by the idea of having a Western school on their resumes. 

These kinds of organizations put substantial effort into aggressive marketing, and refer to potential applicants as "leads" which is just strange to me. I've even seen some of these organizations (very transparently) masquerading as applicants on discussion forums and social media in order to increase awareness. 

If you are actually in the market for a business degree, there are quite a few out there that would not only be qualitatively better than the UEL degree, but probably more affordable to boot. Primarily, you want to look for accreditation from one of these agencies: AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB. A business degree lacking at least one of these accreditations is 9 times out of 10 not worth the investment. 

Although that's not a goal - a goal would be what you plan to do with the degree - this specific option would not be worth the investment.<br><br>Organizations like this one - which are increasingly common - profit by marketing sub-optimal European degrees to international students who are lured by the idea of having a Western school on their resumes.&nbsp;<br><br>These kinds of organizations put substantial effort into aggressive marketing, and refer to potential applicants as "leads" which is just strange to me. I've even seen some of these organizations (very transparently) masquerading as applicants on discussion forums and social media in order to increase awareness.&nbsp;<br><br>If you are actually in the market for a business degree, there are quite a few out there that would not only be qualitatively better than the UEL degree, but probably more affordable to boot. Primarily, you want to look for accreditation from one of these agencies: AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB. A business degree lacking at least one of these accreditations is 9 times out of 10 not worth the investment.&nbsp;<br><br>
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Boris1

Although that's not a goal - a goal would be what you plan to do with the degree - this specific option would not be worth the investment.

Organizations like this one - which are increasingly common - profit by marketing sub-optimal European degrees to international students who are lured by the idea of having a Western school on their resumes. 

These kinds of organizations put substantial effort into aggressive marketing, and refer to potential applicants as "leads" which is just strange to me. I've even seen some of these organizations (very transparently) masquerading as applicants on discussion forums and social media in order to increase awareness. 

If you are actually in the market for a business degree, there are quite a few out there that would not only be qualitatively better than the UEL degree, but probably more affordable to boot. Primarily, you want to look for accreditation from one of these agencies: AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB. A business degree lacking at least one of these accreditations is 9 times out of 10 not worth the investment. 


Thank you for your reply, mba hipster, but yes, it is a goal. In life (including business) we can entertain both short term and long term goals. To find someone with knowledge of the Ducere EMBA program was a short term goal of mine. Do you have such knowledge, mba hipster, or is my goal destined to remain unfulfilled?

Actually, I see that Ducere bill themselves as an AACSB member in their brochure. Membership (as distinct to accreditation) does not mean much, but I was unable to find them listed as a member on the AACSB website. 


[quote]Although that's not a goal - a goal would be what you plan to do with the degree - this specific option would not be worth the investment.<br><br>Organizations like this one - which are increasingly common - profit by marketing sub-optimal European degrees to international students who are lured by the idea of having a Western school on their resumes.&nbsp;<br><br>These kinds of organizations put substantial effort into aggressive marketing, and refer to potential applicants as "leads" which is just strange to me. I've even seen some of these organizations (very transparently) masquerading as applicants on discussion forums and social media in order to increase awareness.&nbsp;<br><br>If you are actually in the market for a business degree, there are quite a few out there that would not only be qualitatively better than the UEL degree, but probably more affordable to boot. Primarily, you want to look for accreditation from one of these agencies: AMBA, EQUIS, or AACSB. A business degree lacking at least one of these accreditations is 9 times out of 10 not worth the investment.&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br>Thank you for your reply, mba hipster, but yes, it is a goal. In life (including business) we can entertain both short term and long term goals. To find someone with knowledge of the Ducere EMBA program was a short term goal of mine. Do you have such knowledge, mba hipster, or is my goal destined to remain unfulfilled?<br><br>Actually, I see that Ducere bill themselves as an AACSB member in their brochure. Membership (as distinct to accreditation) does not mean much, but I was unable to find them listed as a member on the AACSB website.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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mba hipste...

There's no need to argue semantics. Certainly you should have some degree of awareness that in order to say a certain degree is good or bad for you, we would need at least some sense of what you are looking for in that degree. Career goals, life goals, networking goals, etc. Without those it's like asking about a tool without knowing what you need it for.

But no, this particular degree would not be a good option, for most anybody, given the other alternatives out there.

Any organization can be an AACSB member. The designation is virtually meaningless. 

There's no need to argue semantics. Certainly you should have some degree of awareness that in order to say a certain degree is good or bad for you, we would need at least some sense of what you are looking for in that degree. Career goals, life goals, networking goals, etc. Without those it's like asking about a tool without knowing what you need it for.<br><br>But no, this particular degree would not be a good option, for most anybody, given the other alternatives out there.<br><br>Any organization can be an AACSB member. The designation is virtually meaningless.&nbsp;
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Duncan

We all know that Ducere does not have meaningful accreditation, and zero credibility in the US, and is owned by the crazy Russians who run a pile of other odd brands. That's all the knowledge most people on this website need to know. You don't need to have taken that degree to know that, any more than you need to go to the Pacific to know the water is wet. 

We all know that Ducere does not have meaningful accreditation, and zero credibility in the US, and is owned by the crazy Russians who run a pile of other odd brands. That's all the knowledge most people on this website need to know. You don't need to have taken that degree to know that, any more than you need to go to the Pacific to know the water is wet.&nbsp;
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Boris1

There's no need to argue semantics. Certainly you should have some degree of awareness that in order to say a certain degree is good or bad for you, we would need at least some sense of what you are looking for in that degree. Career goals, life goals, networking goals, etc. Without those it's like asking about a tool without knowing what you need it for.

But no, this particular degree would not be a good option, for most anybody, given the other alternatives out there.

Any organization can be an AACSB member. The designation is virtually meaningless. 

Dear mba hipster, thank you for your reply, but I didn't ask for anyone to say if the degree was good or bad for me, I merely asked if anyone had information on it. 

It's sometimes fun to argue semantics though, isn't it?

[quote]There's no need to argue semantics. Certainly you should have some degree of awareness that in order to say a certain degree is good or bad for you, we would need at least some sense of what you are looking for in that degree. Career goals, life goals, networking goals, etc. Without those it's like asking about a tool without knowing what you need it for.<br><br>But no, this particular degree would not be a good option, for most anybody, given the other alternatives out there.<br><br>Any organization can be an AACSB member. The designation is virtually meaningless.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Dear mba hipster, thank you for your reply, but I didn't ask for anyone to say if the degree was good or bad for me, I merely asked if anyone had information on it.&nbsp;<br><br>It's sometimes fun to argue semantics though, isn't it?
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Boris1

We all know that Ducere does not have meaningful accreditation, and zero credibility in the US, and is owned by the crazy Russians who run a pile of other odd brands. That's all the knowledge most people on this website need to know. You don't need to have taken that degree to know that, any more than you need to go to the Pacific to know the water is wet. 

Thanks for your reply, Duncan. These crazy Russians of yours sound very interesting - Who are they, and what are these odd brands they have?

Is credibility in the US a fundamental requirement for a global school?


 

[quote]We all know that Ducere does not have meaningful accreditation, and zero credibility in the US, and is owned by the crazy Russians who run a pile of other odd brands. That's all the knowledge most people on this website need to know. You don't need to have taken that degree to know that, any more than you need to go to the Pacific to know the water is wet.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Thanks for your reply, Duncan. These crazy Russians of yours sound very interesting - Who are they, and what are these odd brands they have?<br><br>Is credibility in the US a fundamental requirement for a global school?<br><br><br>&nbsp;
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Duncan

Sorry, my typing was not up to scratch yesterday. I mean that it has zero credibility in the *UK*, where it is founded. 

Back story is hard to tell because no-one does crazy as well as rich, lawyer-up Russians but start with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_University_Systems and then maybe look at the history of deleted comments on that post and the LSBF page. 

Sorry, my typing was not up to scratch yesterday. I mean that it has zero credibility in the *UK*, where it is founded.&nbsp;<br><br>Back story is hard to tell because no-one does crazy as well as rich, lawyer-up Russians but start with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_University_Systems and then maybe look at the history of deleted comments on that post and the LSBF page.&nbsp;
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