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Topic Title: MBA advice needed
Topic Summary: Deciding which MBA and could do with some pointers...
Created On: 07 March 2012 01:59 PM
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 07 March 2012 01:59 PM
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DonaldFisher

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Hi,

I am considering options for a part-time MBA and was looking for advice from anybody who has, or knows people who have, studied a part-time MBA. Which schools are good/bad/overrated and why?

So far, my front runners are Manchester, Warwick and Cranfield - any feedback on these would be most appreciated.

NB - I work in the renewable energy sector on the commercial side and want to continue down this path.

Thanks,

JBB

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 08 March 2012 10:10 PM
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dlane

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Hi,

I have colleagues that have studied Beng and Meng at Manchester and other that have studied BSc at Cranfield and they have all got on well with their studies.

Part-time study does require a lot of commitment outside of the university which can be demanding on your personal life. I take part-time to mean that you will be attending the university, if you are doing it distance learning style without attending the university then that requires an even greater level of commtiment and a lot of self discipline.

Have you considered Loughborough University, I thought their MBA could also be done partitime and they also have excellent renewable MSc courses.

What ever your choice, good luck with your future studies.

Kind regards

Donald Lane
 03 April 2012 09:29 AM
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paulcgray

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15 years ago I studied for a part time MBA at Kingston University. This involved Friday nights and Saturdays in the first year and Saturdays and Sundays in the second year once a month. It was an intensive course covering the following subjects in the first year:- Quantitative Methods;
Managerial Economics;
Decision Analysis;
Info Systems & Technology;
Financial Accounting;
Organisational Analysis;
Management Accounting;
Business Law;
Employment Studies;
Financial Management;
Marketing;
Operations Management;
Corporate Strategy;
In the second year I studied four chosen subject areas in more detail and produced the dissertation that was the bulk of the effort in the second year.
I would be happy to provide more details if this is of any relevance to you.

Paul
 12 April 2012 12:53 PM
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DonaldFisher

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for responding.

I would definitely be interested to know how you found the balance of full-time work and the part-time MBA and how many hours were you having to commit to the uni work.

Also, have you seen the added value since you completed the course?

Cheers,

JBB

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 28 May 2012 07:54 AM
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ycyong

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Hi,

In year 2000 I completed Strathclyde MBA. My opinion is
- do it after 5-10 years working expereince (minimum).
- best when you are at a supervisory or managerial level.
- have a steady job
- willing to spend weekends, night hours after work.
- the more working expereince you have, you higher you will score (normally) because you have more solid expereinces to relate.
- before 45 if possible.
- determination to complete.

Wish you good luck and enjoy doing MBA.

YC Yong
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 28 September 2012 03:38 AM
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SAVIO

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Heriot-Watt MBA
distance learning to be completed in 0.5 to 7 years.
No dessertation.
Only complete 9 subjects to award the MBA.
 06 December 2013 06:45 AM
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jahangeer100

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