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# Part Time MBA at 48?

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25 Jan 2011, 09:49
New here and greetings.
I have decided to do this but trying to decide on one of two possible part time programs. What should i base my decision on if cost is not an issue:
1 - Two years vs two and a half years to complete?
2 - The network at each school?
3 - Ranking?
4 - Other?
I have been out of school for 19 years and spent 12 years as a financial advisor and the past 7 as a small business owner consulting startups and early stage businesses. I would like to expand my current scope of services and business...BUT...if the projects are not there, i do not mind utilizing the MBA to re-enter the corporate environment.
Thanks and good luck to all.
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25 Jan 2011, 12:15
1) In a part-time program, the last thing I would care about is 2 vs 2.5 years.
2) Networking is what you make of it. All schools have can great networks, even unranked ones. How much are you going to insert yourself into it?
3) Ranking - to me, probably one of the more important considerations. I would view this more as brand rank. If you operate more on the finance side, then the Booth name is bulletproof. If you're on the marketing side, then the Kellogg name is bulletproof.
4) Academics - to me, this is the most important. Some programs are going to make you retake core courses since they are lockstep. Booth on the hand is totally flexible and offers a large number of classes, especially for weekend students. If I'm going to drop \$100k and 2.5 years of my life on a program, I don't want them to teach me how to calculate present value again.
Re: Part Time MBA at 48?   [#permalink] 25 Jan 2011, 12:15
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