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birdy
17-04-2009, 08:52 AM
Hi, not sure if this topic has been discussed before but I couldn't find it thro' the search function. Maybe it is easier for me to start a thread on this....

As the title suggest ... will there be any differences in terms of values and recognition if one were to take local MBA (ie. those offered by local universities such as UM, MMU, etc..) as compared to collaboration MBA (ie. those offered by private universities such as Sunway, MIM, Segi and etc..) One thing for sure is the prices are different :D

Please share your thoughts... :)

coleslaw
17-04-2009, 09:25 AM
happy reading :D ...
http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?p=290959
http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/archive/index.php/t-13363.html
http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/archive/index.php/t-16003.html
http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=19158

mykern
17-04-2009, 05:06 PM
End of day, see whether LAN approved and your RM budget!~ Period!~
When I signed up for mine in 2002 I budgetted approx RM26K but by the time I managed to finish it in 2006, busted RM32K!
Larkey, I got back RM10K as honorarium from my employer.
3 years later, got VSS!~ :D
Khap!~

birdy
18-04-2009, 05:31 AM
Thanks Coleslaw... how to you carry out the search. It prompted me "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms" most of the time when I carry out search... :o

Mykern, since you are now VSS, go for the government subsidies and pursue your Doctorate! :p On the other hand, budget is not a problem as long as it does not exceed my education fund :D .... my questions is more on the acceptability or recognziable of the qualification awared by local universities as compared to the one awarded by collaborated overseas universities.

mykern
18-04-2009, 07:10 AM
Recognisable? .... depends on the employer ....
Acceptable? ..... depends on the employer ....
All in the mind .... I got a friend who will only consider UK MBAs, not even UKM or Australian MBAs.
PhD costs RM60K ++ and that from OUM >> RM25K and takes 3 years to complete. .... Actually ... you may have sown a seed in me ... Khap!~

birdy
19-04-2009, 09:42 PM
End of day, see whether LAN approved and your RM budget!~ Period!~
When I signed up for mine in 2002 I budgetted approx RM26K but by the time I managed to finish it in 2006, busted RM32K!
Larkey, I got back RM10K as honorarium from my employer.
3 years later, got VSS!~ :D
Khap!~
Which university did you choose to pursue your MBA. Appreciate if you could share why you choose this university and not the other one. ;)

totoro
19-04-2009, 10:41 PM
Recognisable? .... depends on the employer ....
Acceptable? ..... depends on the employer ....
All in the mind .... I got a friend who will only consider UK MBAs, not even UKM or Australian MBAs.
PhD costs RM60K ++ and that from OUM >> RM25K and takes 3 years to complete. .... Actually ... you may have sown a seed in me ... Khap!~

any reason for UK MBAs? Melbourne MBA is one of the good ones globally though... (although mine's from UK)...

Sunway's Manchester MBA costs over RM80k.

mykern
20-04-2009, 05:56 AM
Which university did you choose to pursue your MBA. Appreciate if you could share why you choose this university and not the other one. ;)

My MBA is from University of Newcastle at Ourimbah NSW Australia ... the MBA is quite flexible and contains subjects not usually found in other standard MBAs .... it has options for Project Managment and TQM, which I chose apart from the traditional subjects in Management, Finance, marketing etc ......
Besides, you can study one or mores subject per semester depending whether you can cope ... local MBAs require you to attend evening or weekend classes and you need to keep to their schedule ... not so condusive for working people.
I think this MBA is not offered anymore ... in fact only a few schools are now offering just a handful of MBAs compared to 5 years ago, when they were mushrooming ....
Probably you could go to Segi or MIM to enquire if you intend to do a foreign MBA.
Anyway, at the end of the day ... the MBA is supposed to make you a better manager, more productive .. more ideas etc ... not many achieve this after they graduate ... due to burn out from completing the course.

Khap!~