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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Mon Jan 18, 2010 06:53 PM
Guys,

I am from IT background and I have got offer to pursue Part-time MBA (MBA for Engineering Managers) from Manchester as well as Aston and confused!
I can see MBS as a school is far better in reputation and ranking than Aston but I don't find MBS part-time MBA in FT or Economist rankings whereas Aston has made it in Economist:

FT rankings:
rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings

Economist rankings:
Aston: www.economist.com/media/wmba/ast1.pdf
Manchester: www.economist.com/media/wmba/mbs.pdf

As you can see from above, Manchester's part-time programme has not been ranked as Aston's one IS ranked in Economist.

I will plan to do MBA in IT management if I plan to do it from Manchester. How is this particular programme rated in MBS as compared to other top universities? Is it kind of made-up programme with no recognition at all? Is this programme tripple accredited?

Thanks in advance!
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Mon Jan 25, 2010 05:55 PM
help me with this guys
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SabrinaA
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
Posts: 263
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Tue Jan 26, 2010 06:53 PM
Manchester
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Tue Jan 26, 2010 09:24 PM
Kewl! Thanks mate!! What would you have replied if it was MBS vs Lancaster considering that I am from IT background and MBA for Engineering Business Managers is a good fit for me but Lancaster is ranked higher than Manchester?

BR!
Attiwari
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SabrinaA
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Fri Jan 29, 2010 02:40 AM
Again Manchester...!
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Fri Jan 29, 2010 01:43 PM
Why manchester btw?
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D.jung
Joined: 31 Aug 2008
Posts: 93
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Fri Jan 29, 2010 02:44 PM
Are you Talking about EMBA, or a part time MBA program?

i am not sure if there is a ranking specially for part time programs, at least not at FT or Economist.

i think a part of the answer why Manchester might be a better choice has to do with the fact that the full time program there is still ranked better by the most important rankings.
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Sat Jan 30, 2010 06:39 AM
Are you Talking about EMBA, or a part time MBA program?

i am not sure if there is a ranking specially for part time programs, at least not at FT or Economist.

I thought EMBA and Part-time MBA programmes are same. I mean, these two words are synonyms to one another. Some of schools call their part-time programme as 'Executive' but some of them don't but effectively it's a same programme and rankings of part-time programmes are valid for exeutive ones and vice versa.
Please correct me if I am wrong and if possible please provide any link which can be followed for more information.

i think a part of the answer why Manchester might be a better choice has to do with the fact that the full time program there is still ranked better by the most important rankings.

MBS counsellers advised me that latest FT rankings are not just for full-time programme but full time + part-time combined and there is no separate ranking available for part-time and full-time programmes.
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D.jung
Joined: 31 Aug 2008
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Sat Jan 30, 2010 09:28 AM
EMBA and Part time MBA are not the same thing, although lots of the part time programs like to use the word executive when they can..... the biggest different between these program types are the number of years work experience required - in real EMBA it should be something around 7 years, part time programs require normally 3 years, like a regular MBA. both of the program mentioned are regular part time MBAs

here is a link that might help to clear this up:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBA#Basic_types_of_MBA_programs

[Edited by D.jung on 30 Jan 2010]

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SabrinaA
Joined: 04 Dec 2008
Posts: 263
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:53 AM
EMBA and Part time MBA are not the same thing, although lots of the part time programs like to use the word executive when they can..... the biggest different between these program types are the number of years work experience required - in real EMBA it should be something around 7 years, part time programs require normally 3 years, like a regular MBA. both of the program mentioned are regular part time MBAs

here is a link that might help to clear this up:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBA#Basic_types_of_MBA_programs


Very much true...
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Sun Jan 31, 2010 06:27 PM
EMBA and Part time MBA are not the same thing, although lots of the part time programs like to use the word executive when they can..... the biggest different between these program types are the number of years work experience required - in real EMBA it should be something around 7 years, part time programs require normally 3 years, like a regular MBA. both of the program mentioned are regular part time MBAs

here is a link that might help to clear this up:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBA#Basic_types_of_MBA_programs


Very much true...


Got it!
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Sun Jan 31, 2010 06:31 PM
How do I reach out to MBS Alumni btw?
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:05 AM
Friends,

I have got an offer of distance learning MBA from Warwick. Now, confused between Manchester MBA for Engineering Business Managers and Warwick MBA by distance learning.

Which one should I go for then?

BR,
Atty
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Ing
Joined: 08 Feb 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:20 AM
I think it depends on what the expected outcomes of the MBA are:

- the network, job offers, area of work, etc.

I am an engineer orientating on career progressing study options and, although I did not decide yet if an MBA would be the best choice for me, from the MBA programs the Manchester program, flexible or DL, attracted me most.

My personal motivations for MBS would be:
- a specialism in engineering business
- manchester method: personal and group projects
- opportunities to attend international courses
- three year program (spreading the program fee over three years maximises tax deduction benefits)
- contact moments (2 x per semester)

Although I am already employed in an international company with ample growth opportunities, I see most of advantages above as a networking opportunity, specifically in the international engineering business. I am not interested in being recruited or find work in the UK.

However your personal aims could be totally different: maybe you are much more interested in being recruited, finding work in the UK, fast track study, broader interest than just engineering business or other criteria you can think of.
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atty
Joined: 11 Jan 2010
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Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Tue Feb 23, 2010 08:56 PM
Very informative reply Ing, thanks indeed! Here is my analysis based on m situation and some follow-up questions:

Manchester Business School: 'MBA for Engineering Business Managers'. 3-years part-time / blended learning program. Fee is 21K. 2 weeks on-campus classes every year.

Warwick Business School: 'MBA by distance learning'. 3-years program and the fee is around 16.5K

Modules are more or less same in both schools.
Fee is not a problem if it pays well after MBA.
- FT rankings are quite similar (5-10 places difference) for both.

I guess the only left criteria are:
- reputation. Which one will be better in this case? Considering I might move to India in few years time.
- Interaction: while manchester provides an opportunity to interact with classmates for a week per semester (or say, per 2 modules). Warwick one is distance learning. Does just two weeks a year really make a big difference?
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vivekjn
Joined: 25 May 2010
Posts: 21
Part-time MBA: Manchester or Aston
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:00 AM
Can somebody throw some light on Manchester's part-time (global) MBA programs offered through Dubai Centre. I have been offered a place on part-time MBA from Manchester (Dubai Campus) for July 2010 intake. I have 10+ years of experience in banking/financial services with B. Com. Is it treated at par with full-time Manchester MBAs in the industry ?
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