+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    rmubaiwa is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    2

    Queen Mary University of London vs University of South Dakota MBA

    I am struggling to choose between QMUL and USD online/distance MBAs: QMUL is not accredited by any of AASCB, AMBA or EQUIS whilst USD 's is accredited by AASCB. The problem is that QMUL ranks quite well (top 100 worldwide in QS) whilst USD ranks lowly (and sometimes unranked!). By the way, I will be doing the degree from Africa and I don't plan to work in the US or UK: I am looking at continuing in working in the private sector or UN here in Africa. The costs for both schools are not materially different. Any advice, please?

  2. #2
    FTFaculty is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    615
    Unless I was going to be working in the plains or upper Midwest of the United States, I'd go Queen Mary. Except in academic circles primarily in the U.S., such as for teaching at an AACSB business school, I'm unconvinced there's any great utility to AACSB accreditation. Surely the University of London and Heriot-Watt MBAs, though non-AACSB, would rank higher than 80% to 90% of all AACSB accredited programs.

  3. #3
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    10,858
    Quote Originally Posted by FTFaculty View Post
    Unless I was going to be working in the plains or upper Midwest of the United States, I'd go Queen Mary. Except in academic circles primarily in the U.S., such as for teaching at an AACSB business school, I'm unconvinced there's any great utility to AACSB accreditation. Surely the University of London and Heriot-Watt MBAs, though non-AACSB, would rank higher than 80% to 90% of all AACSB accredited programs.
    I agree completely on all points. Between the two, for your purposes, Queen Mary/UoL is the clear choice.
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  4. #4
    FTFaculty is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    615
    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    I agree completely on all points. Between the two, for your purposes, Queen Mary/UoL is the clear choice.
    There must be something fundamentally wrong with you if you agree with me on all points on any subject.

  5. #5
    Kizmet is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    between the devil and the deep blue sea
    Posts
    15,150
    Well you can include me in that mix too because I think you've hit the nail on the head. My only question for the original poster is, of all the online MBA programs in the world, how did you narrow it down to those two choices?
    American College of Sports Medicine

  6. #6
    SteveFoerster is offline Resident Gadfly
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Northern Virginia & Dominica, West Indies
    Posts
    10,858
    Quote Originally Posted by FTFaculty View Post
    There must be something fundamentally wrong with you if you agree with me on all points on any subject.
    Well, I'm sure if this community has consensus on anything it's that there's something fundamentally wrong with me.
    BS, Info Sys concentration, Charter Oak State College
    MA in Educational Tech, George Washington University
    PhD in Leadership, U. of the Cumberlands (in progress)
    More at http://stevefoerster.com

  7. #7
    FTFaculty is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    615
    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    Well you can include me in that mix too because I think you've hit the nail on the head. My only question for the original poster is, of all the online MBA programs in the world, how did you narrow it down to those two choices?
    It is an interesting two choices.

    Steve: We post here, so there's obviously something slightly off center about all of us.

  8. Advertisement

Similar Threads

  1. The University of London MBA (Queen Mary) for $10k - $16k USD
    By nyvrem in forum Business and MBA degrees
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-18-2016, 08:22 PM
  2. University of South Dakota Online MPA
    By Taxing in forum Business and MBA degrees
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-03-2016, 07:01 AM
  3. Fairfax University has left South Dakota
    By Migara in forum Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approval, and unaccredited schools)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2004, 11:37 AM
  4. Queen's University London
    By bgossett in forum Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approval, and unaccredited schools)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-24-2003, 11:31 PM
  5. Queen Margaret University College
    By Tarbuza in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-25-2003, 10:39 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197