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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » January 6th, 2020, 12:17 pm

death365 wrote:
shake d livin wake d dead wrote:Another piece of my 2 cents...I have been in conversations with mangers and hr people...when hiring they tend to look for graduates from arthur lok jack first because according to them, ALJ is more recognised and not watered down like

Sams
Sital
Sbcs etc

All this sheit about masters in a year blah blah



ah sorry but yuh wong. i can honestly tell u where i work; in both permanent and contract positions - the check list just says a degree or masters or what ever . no considerations with respect to where and level aka 1st or 2nd class.


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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby The_Honourable » January 6th, 2020, 2:36 pm

agent007 wrote:Thanks for the feedback guys. Honestly all have unique pros and cons. It all boils down to what your priorities are. For established people, they may not need those expensive ones. For those not so established but really want to spruce up their resume then going all the way out with HWU and ALJGSB might be a good option for you.

It's never a bad decision to improve your academic skills whether it brings forth immediate financial returns for you or not. Education is power. Go for it.


Thank you for the valuable posts agent007... much needed information in this ched.

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby AbstractPoetic » January 8th, 2020, 11:35 pm

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:there are thousands of people with masters and their salary aint cross 10k yet..if you want to do a masters just for the sake of saying "I have ah masters" then fix up....unless you or your family are well known and you can score a good job, suck salt with yuh masters


My mind is blown. Is that 10K a month or 10K bi-weekly? It's been several years since I've lived in TT. I was hoping a working class salary would amount to about 20K a month at minimum.

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby AbstractPoetic » January 8th, 2020, 11:39 pm

agent007 wrote:I still cannot add value to your concerns without having a proper background on yourself and what you truly expect. So to be broad, let me summarize it as this from a T&T viewpoint:

Most highly ranked MBA available: HWU - SBCS
Best indigenous MBA: ALJGSB
Most affordable MBA: UoB - CTS, SHEL, SITAL
Best MBA facilities: ARU - SAM
Most parking: ALJGSB
Best lecturer to student support: ARU - SAM
Best library: ALJGSB
Best customer service: UoB - CTS
Most appreciated MBA for career advancement locally: ALJGSB
Most appreciated MBA for career advancement regionally and internationally: HWU - SBCS

If you like exams then HWU - SBCS.
If you like a combination of coursework and exams then ARU - SAM.
If you like coursework - UoB - CTS, SHEL, SITAL

Cramming for exams is typical and some can leave HWU - SBCS without a clue as to what they’ve done. I’m talking about retention of what was learnt. Getting the opportunity to makeup marks via exam from coursework or vice versa is important for some also and that means ARU - SAM would be your practical choice. If you just like to type, and do a lot of it, then the UoB trio would be your choice.

I like the practicality and contemporary topics offered by UoB. I like the array of options available via HWU and I like the intensity of ALJGSB. Lastly, I like the ARU approach as it’s the most mind friendly one of this bunch.

Concerning the USC MBA, I guess if you have an allegiance to the SDA church then maybe that’s the one for you but I can’t go any further.

Costs subject to confirmation:

ALJGSB:
$128,060. IMBA
Figure includes programme costs, student services fees and registration fees.

SBCS:
$98,244. General MBA
$120,076. Specialist MBA
Figures include tuition, registration and university fees.

SAM:
$81,071.
Figure include tuition, executive support (optional), registration, thesis and university fees.

CTS:
$44,774.
Figure includes tuition, registration and university fees. A discount of $6,000. will be given to specially qualified attendees of the free information session.

Good luck.


Thanks for the detailed information. So it pretty much boils down to HWU or ALJGSB. Which is the best school for finance (ie the Wharton of the Caribbean)?

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » January 9th, 2020, 6:45 am

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shake d livin wake d dead wrote:there are thousands of people with masters and their salary aint cross 10k yet..if you want to do a masters just for the sake of saying "I have ah masters" then fix up....unless you or your family are well known and you can score a good job, suck salt with yuh masters


My mind is blown. Is that 10K a month or 10K bi-weekly? It's been several years since I've lived in TT. I was hoping a working class salary would amount to about 20K a month at minimum.


10k per month(when taxed, about 8k) and that is considered real good by some

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Postby bluefete » January 9th, 2020, 2:14 pm

It really has been a while for you, AP. People who make money with MBA's are those who know what to do with it.

A working class salary in T&T, for many people with an MBA, is no where near $20K per month.

It is also a question of supply and demand. GATE allowed many people to do their graduate degrees. The market, however, cannot sustain, so many.

I guess you would not be coming back in a hurry! LOL.

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shake d livin wake d dead wrote:there are thousands of people with masters and their salary aint cross 10k yet..if you want to do a masters just for the sake of saying "I have ah masters" then fix up....unless you or your family are well known and you can score a good job, suck salt with yuh masters


My mind is blown. Is that 10K a month or 10K bi-weekly? It's been several years since I've lived in TT. I was hoping a working class salary would amount to about 20K a month at minimum.

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby pyromaniax » January 13th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Doing an MBA or Msc is not a waste of time.

I worked in Management Trainee positions with my undergrad, after about 2 and a half years of working I started my Msc at UWI. While I was completing my practicum I got offered a pretty good Management position in a company with plenty of upward movement options and have been doing great since.

I only got this opportunity due to taking the initiative to further my education and pursue the Msc. If i listened to people telling me it was a waste of time and didn't do it I would not be in the position I am today.

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby Dohplaydat » January 13th, 2020, 12:53 pm

pyromaniax wrote:Doing an MBA or Msc is not a waste of time.

I worked in Management Trainee positions with my undergrad, after about 2 and a half years of working I started my Msc at UWI. While I was completing my practicum I got offered a pretty good Management position in a company with plenty of upward movement options and have been doing great since.

I only got this opportunity due to taking the initiative to further my education and pursue the Msc. If i listened to people telling me it was a waste of time and didn't do it I would not be in the position I am today.


I think if you intend to stay and live locally doing an MBA or MSc is good.

People have this misconception that HR doesn't care (only experience matters) or that it's a waste of time and money.

Learning is never a waste. Knowledge you gain in an MBA can be applied to your job, making you better at it (far better than jus having experience is having a proven track record of performance).

However, our post grad degrees done through UWI or Lok Jack don't improve your international credibility since they're not internationally accredited (honestly not sure about Lol Jack, but no UWI MSc is).

I have a master's from UWI and one from Kings College. While I know Kings is one of the best in the world, it made the UWI MSc look like like CXC general vs A-Levels (GCSC). Chalk and cheese they say.

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby pyromaniax » January 13th, 2020, 12:59 pm

Dohplaydat wrote:
pyromaniax wrote:Doing an MBA or Msc is not a waste of time.

I worked in Management Trainee positions with my undergrad, after about 2 and a half years of working I started my Msc at UWI. While I was completing my practicum I got offered a pretty good Management position in a company with plenty of upward movement options and have been doing great since.

I only got this opportunity due to taking the initiative to further my education and pursue the Msc. If i listened to people telling me it was a waste of time and didn't do it I would not be in the position I am today.


I think if you intend to stay and live locally doing an MBA or MSc is good.

People have this misconception that HR doesn't care (only experience matters) or that it's a waste of time and money.

Learning is never a waste. Knowledge you gain in an MBA can be applied to your job, making you better at it (far better than jus having experience is having a proven track record of performance).

However, our post grad degrees done through UWI or Lok Jack don't improve your international credibility since they're not internationally accredited (honestly not sure about Lol Jack, but no UWI MSc is).

I have a master's from UWI and one from Kings College. While I know Kings is one of the best in the world, it made the UWI MSc look like like CXC general vs A-Levels (GCSC). Chalk and cheese they say.



I have had my Bachelors and Masters from UWI internationally assessed and the Msc is internationally accredited

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby Ryan197912 » January 13th, 2020, 6:37 pm

Lok Jack MBA'S are triple accredited

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby death365 » January 13th, 2020, 7:37 pm

Accredited and recognised is 2 complete different things...

It's like saying I have Mit Msc vs a Uwi...

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Re: Best MBA in Trinidad? Need help choosing

Postby Dohplaydat » January 13th, 2020, 7:46 pm

pyromaniax wrote:
Dohplaydat wrote:
pyromaniax wrote:Doing an MBA or Msc is not a waste of time.

I worked in Management Trainee positions with my undergrad, after about 2 and a half years of working I started my Msc at UWI. While I was completing my practicum I got offered a pretty good Management position in a company with plenty of upward movement options and have been doing great since.

I only got this opportunity due to taking the initiative to further my education and pursue the Msc. If i listened to people telling me it was a waste of time and didn't do it I would not be in the position I am today.


I think if you intend to stay and live locally doing an MBA or MSc is good.

People have this misconception that HR doesn't care (only experience matters) or that it's a waste of time and money.

Learning is never a waste. Knowledge you gain in an MBA can be applied to your job, making you better at it (far better than jus having experience is having a proven track record of performance).

However, our post grad degrees done through UWI or Lok Jack don't improve your international credibility since they're not internationally accredited (honestly not sure about Lol Jack, but no UWI MSc is).

I have a master's from UWI and one from Kings College. While I know Kings is one of the best in the world, it made the UWI MSc look like like CXC general vs A-Levels (GCSC). Chalk and cheese they say.



I have had my Bachelors and Masters from UWI internationally assessed and the Msc is internationally accredited


Dude I'm telling you, not all are. It's a fact, the UWI MSc standard is pitiful. The level or research, dedication of the student, quality of materials is woefully lacking.

UWI MSc is mostly a gimmick.

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