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Thread: MBA from UK : Which one from these Universities ....???

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17-Aug-11, 23:41
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posted about 9 years ago
Ask if the MBA is AMBA accredited. (AACSB or Equus just as good).

This may be useful:

http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba

Thread: mba in uk without experience

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28-Aug-09, 23:31
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Check my comments here:


http://www.postgraduateforum.com/threadViewer.aspx?TID=9867 (Luxury brand management)

This is a ranking of UK Uni's

http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniversityguide.php


This will tell you if the degree is a genuine British degree:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/DecidingWhereToStudy/DG_10031740

If it is a USA program, check at USDE and CHEA (by google).

Thread: luxury brand management

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28-Aug-09, 22:45
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posted about 11 years ago
Quote From Narmina:

Dear Old Lecturer,

Could you pls. justify us on reasons you advice against this Millenium City Academy, London...

I really chose it for Luxury Brand Management..................................:-(


I worked there for a while. I became clear it was "unusual". Their degrees are awarded by PGSM which is linked to Satar Bawany. Bawany lists a Ph.D from Preston, Cheyenne, USA.That is bogus. PGSM is associated with many bogus organisations. Some of the other associations I mentioned are well known to be "shady". There are many colleges operating in London that should be avoided. If the degrees are not awarded by a government registered university, check carefully. It is likely to be bogus...worthless. However, there are some ligitimate American colleges/universities operating in London.

Check:

For UK

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/DecidingWhereToStudy/DG_10031740

For USA programs

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

http://www.chea.org/Directories/index.asp

Even some of the legitimate UK MBA prog's are questionable; some institutions seem to me to be acting as accrediting agencies for many private colleges as a means of exploiting foreign students (who for some reason still think we are very honourable people). I recently worked for a college offering MBA/BBA legally accredited by a very old very small college somewhere in Wales. Standards were very low (compared to standards I know from other institutions in USA and UK). BEWARE, people want your money.

Thread: Aberdeen Business school

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31-Dec-08, 19:27
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posted about 12 years ago
The Aberdeen MBA programme is AMBA accredited. That should mean it is a high quality programme.

http://www.rgu.ac.uk/abs/postgraduate/page.cfm?pge=5044

Thread: Last on to post on this thread wins

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29-Jul-08, 11:22
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posted about 12 years ago
Thanks guys, that was great fun. It was amazing it lasted so long. The next link will be starting soon. Look out for it.

Thread: Avoiding BOGUS degrees

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23-Jul-08, 23:16
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If you are considering studying in the UK, you can check the validity of the course at:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/DecidingWhereToStudy/DG_10031740

Or just google "bogus degrees".

Note, registration does NOT guarantee standards (see link). Any college that tries to use registration to fool people into thinking it does guarantee standards is probably bogus.

Thread: Avoiding BOGUS degrees

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23-Jul-08, 23:14
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posted about 12 years ago
If you are considering studying in the UK, you can check the validity of the course at:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/DecidingWhereToStudy/DG_10031740

Or just google "bogus degrees".

Note, registration does NOT guarantee standards (see link). Any college that tries to use registration to fool people into thinking it does guarantee standards is probably bogus.

Thread: Avoiding BOGUS degrees

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23-Jul-08, 23:11
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posted about 12 years ago
If you are considering studying in the UK, you can check the validity of the course at:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/DecidingWhereToStudy/DG_10031740

Or just google "bogus degrees".

Note, registration does NOT guarantee standards (see link). Any college that tries to use registration to fool people into thinking it does guarantee standards is probably bogus.

Thread: what is the Scope of Human resource Management???

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23-Jul-08, 22:56
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posted about 12 years ago
Which university? Some are not as good as others.

Thread: Part-time/evening classes/short courses

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18-Jul-08, 12:22
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posted about 12 years ago
You might wish to consider Uni. London; try either SOAS or Birkbeck. I think Royal Holloway may offer a programme to suit your needs.Also you could check with London External; they offer a wide range of distance courses which might fit your idea of Mini-MBA. Beware private colleges offering London External degrees. Anyone can offer such courses; it does not mean the colleges are approved providers (although UOL did tell me they might change their rules soon).
Middlesex is not generally well regarded but its MBA programme is AMBA accredited (like most of the top programmes). Good luck.

Thread: Student Solutions: Who are they?

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18-Jul-08, 11:52
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posted about 12 years ago
Sorry , "there" not "their".

Thread: Student Solutions: Who are they?

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18-Jul-08, 11:50
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posted about 12 years ago
XJR said: "All legitimate UK institutions are monitored for quality (ie by the QAA), claiming they are “low-ranked” or “low-quality” is purely subjective. Overseas students at these institutions reading your post will be worried about their education for no reason."

I accept you said that with good intent but I am afraid you live in cloud cuckoo land. The BBC link I supplied in another post discusses the relevant point. Thankfully their is pressure to deal with the problem.Whilst I accept it may seem the monitoring should work, it does not. It is not "purely subjective" to claim institutions are low ranked; the ranking tables exist.

Thread: Student Solutions: Who are they?

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18-Jul-08, 11:40
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XJR said: "OldLecturer – I have read your past posts and you seem determined to scare people about Higher Education in the UK and elsewhere."

I do not accept XJR's criticisms. I have not tried to scare anyone. I think I have given reasonable warnings about serious problems. Perhaps s/he is unaware there is wide agreement standards in many UK institutions are very low. Please see:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7511601.stm

Many people have noted the growth of post-grad courses where most students are from overseas and speak little English.

I have written on the basis of inside experience of several legitimate institutions, as well as some "dodgy" ones. I have corresponded with government officials on this matter in the UK, Canada, US and Australia.

Thread: Student Solutions: Who are they?

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15-Jul-08, 20:31
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"Student solutions.co.uk" seems to be associated with some low ranked colleges/universities. UEL is legal but one of the lowest ranked in UK. SS claims Glamorgan is top ranking--No, it is not. LSC is a money making scheme (they admitted it to me, saying because they are a profit making college they take in weak students. Their Dean of Business, Geoff Lancaster, is linked to at least one other dubious college, Kingsbridge--they once offered me money to help in their fraud). School of Computing and Management offers degrees from Australian Institute of Bus. Admin,AIBA. The Australian government say it is NOT authorised by them to offer degrees outside Australia. (AIBA is part of Gibaran; check anything to do with AIBA and Gibaran. I know they have links with several back street outfits in the UK).

Thread: MBA-Sept 2008 intake - recommend universities in UK

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15-Jul-08, 20:28
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"Student solutions.co.uk" seems to be associated with some low ranked colleges/universities. UEL is legal but one of the lowest ranked in UK. LSC is a money making scheme (they admitted it to me, saying because they are a profit making college they take in weak students. Their Dean of Business, Geoff Lancaster, is linked to at least one other dubious college, Kingsbridge--they once offered me money to help in their fraud). School of Computing and Management offers degrees from Australian Institute of Bus. Admin,AIBA. The Australian government say it is not authorised ny them to offer degrees outside Australia. (AIBA is part of Gibaran; check anything to do with AIBA and Gibaran. I know they have links with several back street outfits in the UK).
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