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Shashank_t

Joined: 07 Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri Apr 08, 2011 05:46 PM
I am looking for some mba programs in Europe with low tuition fees. I have done my Bachelors in Management studies and have an experience of 1 year.

Can anyone suggest me of some options in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. The fees shouldn't be too high. Somewhere around 6000-7000 euros for a year shall be fine.

I know getting an mba degree in such a low cost is relatively impossible. But I have heard about some programs in Germany offering a year long mba.

I also want to know about the job prospects after completingan mba from such universities/colleges.

Please suggest me on this b-school
www.fh-stralsund.de/fh_stralsund/powerslave,id,224,nodeid,.h…

I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

Cheers !
Shashank :)
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Low budget mba programs in europe
Tue Apr 19, 2011 01:12 PM
There are lots of low-price MBAs; some even free. I think you get what you pay for. There will be few job opportunities from these unaccredited MBAs.

Instead I suggest you focus on improving your GMAT and trying to get scholarships into stronger programmes.
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luanna
Joined: 23 Apr 2011
Posts: 12
Low budget mba programs in europe
Sun Apr 24, 2011 09:18 PM
I agree with Duncan. The goal shouldn't be to find the cheapest MBA. Instead, look for programs more suited to what you wish to do and find ways to make those more affordable. For instance, Alma Graduate School in Italy has six International MBA programs that cost abt €27k, but there are many scholarships available, up to full tuition. There are even long-term honor loans that cover the full cost of tuition (minus whatever scholarship you earned, if any) PLUS €10K to cover living expenses! So if you qualified for a €15k scholarship, you could attend the school and not pay anything out of pocket right away, including living expenses. Something to think about. Here's the link: www.almaweb.unibo.it/internationalmba
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exec
Joined: 28 Apr 2011
Posts: 17
Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri May 06, 2011 02:30 PM
I am looking for some mba programs in Europe with low tuition fees. I have done my Bachelors in Management studies and have an experience of 1 year.

Can anyone suggest me of some options in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. The fees shouldn't be too high. Somewhere around 6000-7000 euros for a year shall be fine.

I know getting an mba degree in such a low cost is relatively impossible. But I have heard about some programs in Germany offering a year long mba.

I also want to know about the job prospects after completingan mba from such universities/colleges.

Please suggest me on this b-school
www.fh-stralsund.de/fh_stralsund/powerslave,id,224,nodeid,.h…

I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

Cheers !
Shashank :)


From your background what you have told us, you don't seem to be a strong candidate for an MBA. Most MBA programs require at least 3 year professional working experience after the graduation. Perhaps if you worked in a large international company and had a lot of responsibilities, if you have excellent grades from your Bachelor from a highly regarding university, a high GMAT score, if you have some an usual extra-curriculum or other extraordinary achievements, that could compensate for your lack of working experience.

But if you want to go to some unknown, low ranked school, you will completely waste your time. Employers care about the name of school as much as about the degree. It's almost the same if you bought your diploma instead.... In addition, such a school wouldn't probably provide a good job placement afterwards and you will be struggling to find a job.

So my solution is to work for another few years and build your profile. Save some money and plan on taking a loan and apply to at least medium-high ranked business schools.
The other option is to do MSc instead. You mentioned Sweden. I know that Stockholm School of Economics is very highly regarded school. But they take only excellent students from all around the world, so if you stand out somewhat, you should definitely apply. They have a Management program besides others, and it is free for EU citizens.

[Edited by exec on 06 May 2011]

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Shashank_t

Joined: 07 Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri May 06, 2011 03:17 PM
There are lots of low-price MBAs; some even free. I think you get what you pay for. There will be few job opportunities from these unaccredited MBAs.

Instead I suggest you focus on improving your GMAT and trying to get scholarships into stronger programmes.


I understand what you are trying to say.. But in India, even people with no work-experience get through top ranked business schools like IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore, etc. I know that outside India, an MBA is meant for candidates with a minimum of 2-3 years of work-experience.

I am planning to do my mba after 2 years of work-ex.
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Shashank_t

Joined: 07 Apr 2011
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Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri May 06, 2011 03:22 PM
I am looking for some mba programs in Europe with low tuition fees. I have done my Bachelors in Management studies and have an experience of 1 year.

Can anyone suggest me of some options in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. The fees shouldn't be too high. Somewhere around 6000-7000 euros for a year shall be fine.

I know getting an mba degree in such a low cost is relatively impossible. But I have heard about some programs in Germany offering a year long mba.

I also want to know about the job prospects after completingan mba from such universities/colleges.

Please suggest me on this b-school
www.fh-stralsund.de/fh_stralsund/powerslave,id,224,nodeid,.h…

I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

Cheers !
Shashank :)


From your background what you have told us, you don't seem to be a strong candidate for an MBA. Most MBA programs require at least 3 year professional working experience after the graduation. Perhaps if you worked in a large international company and had a lot of responsibilities, if you have excellent grades from your Bachelor from a highly regarding university, a high GMAT score, if you have some an usual extra-curriculum or other extraordinary achievements, that could compensate for your lack of working experience.

But if you want to go to some unknown, low ranked school, you will completely waste your time. Employers care about the name of school as much as about the degree. It's almost the same if you bought your diploma instead.... In addition, such a school wouldn't probably provide a good job placement afterwards and you will be struggling to find a job.

So my solution is to work for another few years and build your profile. Save some money and plan on taking a loan and apply to at least medium-high ranked business schools.
The other option is to do MSc instead. You mentioned Sweden. I know that Stockholm School of Economics is very highly regarded school. But they take only excellent students from all around the world, so if you stand out somewhat, you should definitely apply. They have a Management program besides others, and it is free for EU citizens.


I really appreciate your suggestion. It actually makes sense. But one can even get through a decent job even after doing an MBA from a low ranked university. Its not always about the rank of the university, its also about the potential one has got within. I would be giving GMAT soon and would do my MBA after 2 years of work-ex.

As far as the MSc programs you are talking about, I am not much interested in them since an MBA will always be an MBA. No matter what. !!

Thanks.
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ellie
Joined: 05 Apr 2011
Posts: 3
Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri May 06, 2011 03:31 PM
I am looking for some mba programs in Europe with low tuition fees. I have done my Bachelors in Management studies and have an experience of 1 year.

Can anyone suggest me of some options in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. The fees shouldn't be too high. Somewhere around 6000-7000 euros for a year shall be fine.

I know getting an mba degree in such a low cost is relatively impossible. But I have heard about some programs in Germany offering a year long mba.

I also want to know about the job prospects after completingan mba from such universities/colleges.

Please suggest me on this b-school
www.fh-stralsund.de/fh_stralsund/powerslave,id,224,nodeid,.h…

I appreciate your help. Thanks in advance.

Cheers !
Shashank :)


From your background what you have told us, you don't seem to be a strong candidate for an MBA. Most MBA programs require at least 3 year professional working experience after the graduation. Perhaps if you worked in a large international company and had a lot of responsibilities, if you have excellent grades from your Bachelor from a highly regarding university, a high GMAT score, if you have some an usual extra-curriculum or other extraordinary achievements, that could compensate for your lack of working experience.

But if you want to go to some unknown, low ranked school, you will completely waste your time. Employers care about the name of school as much as about the degree. It's almost the same if you bought your diploma instead.... In addition, such a school wouldn't probably provide a good job placement afterwards and you will be struggling to find a job.

So my solution is to work for another few years and build your profile. Save some money and plan on taking a loan and apply to at least medium-high ranked business schools.
The other option is to do MSc instead. You mentioned Sweden. I know that Stockholm School of Economics is very highly regarded school. But they take only excellent students from all around the world, so if you stand out somewhat, you should definitely apply. They have a Management program besides others, and it is free for EU citizens.


I really appreciate your suggestion. It actually makes sense. But one can even get through a decent job even after doing an MBA from a low ranked university. Its not always about the rank of the university, its also about the potential one has got within. I would be giving GMAT soon and would do my MBA after 2 years of work-ex.

As far as the MSc programs you are talking about, I am not much interested in them since an MBA will always be an MBA. No matter what. !!

Thanks.


But an MBA in lowly ranked school will always be an MBA in a lowly ranked school. It is not about the paper or the title, it is about the experience. Save the money and go for at least the top 50 schools. You will be exposed to so many various companies from different industries and your network of alumni will be so much greater and better.
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Shashank_t

Joined: 07 Apr 2011
Posts: 5
Low budget mba programs in europe
Fri May 06, 2011 03:44 PM
Yes I am targetting some decent universities. I hope I get through some decent universities. The reason I want to do my MBA from Europe is because I can complete my MBA in just 1 year.

Cheers !
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