How to distinguish a quality MBA program from the so-called?

How to distinguish a quality MBA program from the so-called?

Nowadays a large number of MBA programs are represented at the market of business education. But there are some programs that are completely far from the real program and do not meet the world quality standards.
There are also business schools that generally come up with fake accreditations and present information from internet as a materials of MBA program.
Below there is a list of key points how to distinguish a really high-quality program from the so-called.

1. Form of education and its elements.
According to the overview of a full-time form of education in CIS countries, many programs are presented in the form of a modular training option. Once a month students are invited for 3-4 days for a meeting, where there is one or several speakers that tell about key points of a topic and share their experience. In fact, this is a 3-4-day training. The problem is that no one training will provide a broad understanding of the topic. Because an MBA student needs to learn the basis to be able to analyze different experiences and make effective management decisions.
As for the online/distance learning, it is even much more difficult to organize such a form of education for a business school. Therefore, programs in distance can be counted on one hand. To organize a high-quality online learning a special technological platform is needed as well as the most important is the content of the program. If the business school does not have its own practices and materials, then accordingly, there is nothing to present in online format. But there are business schools that take information from open resources and present it as own.
Recommendations for the reader how to choose a distance learning: to pay attention to what you will learn in the learning process, which tasks to perform and who will check them. If the tasks are check automatically there will be no practical use for a student.

2. Educational materials
Unfortunately, in many business schools there are no specially developed teaching materials. Best case scenario is that you are recommended business books from open resources, where the number of pages usually ranges from 300 to 1000 pages. The only problem is to find time to read all that books when you have family, job, hobbies etc.?

3.Tutors
A tutor is a person who has a theoretical base of direction he or she teaches as well as the practical experience in the relevant field. The tutor of a business school is a working person (manager, owner, business consultant), who constantly raises his professional level, reading business literature, monitoring new trends in the development of the supervised direction.
The aim of the tutor is to help the student to form a solution to a task or problem, as well as to develop a practical skill of a methodology. The tutor must know the materials of the program and have a large theoretical basis, in order to professionally answer the student’s questions. Often, business schools invite a large number of tutors who are in fact only theoretical speakers or businessmen that tell about their personal experience.

4.Practical importance
The MBA program should contain significant practical components such as face-to-face or online workshops, real business case solutions, work on own projects and tasks, advisory support of tutors –experts and other elements of business-education that train the skills of methodologies use.

5.Availability of real feedbacks of business school graduates.
Feedback is a real independent opinion of people that can share tips and recommendations, tell what the program can give you and recommend or not recommend studying at certain program.
But it is important to recognize real feedback from “self-written” ones. In real reviews usually there is a photo of the graduator, the company name and his/her position and an active link to his profile in the social network (if any). So that, anyone can check whether this review is real or fake. Recommendation: Always check feedbacks.

6.Diplomas and Certificates
Of course, first of all, upon admission to the MBA program, you should set a goal in acquiring professional knowledge and practical skills. Because no prestigious diploma will help if you study bad and do not fill the requirements of the educational program.
But in any case the pleasant completion of education is the obtaining of status documents. Therefore, it’s good if, at the end of the program, you get a domestic diploma from a well-known business school, or even better if it’s a European or American document that are more trusted and have benefits among employers. In case of moving or career transfer to another country, such a diploma will give you an advantage among other professionals.

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