QUOTE(Topace111 @ Jun 14 2018, 10:10 AM)
Agree with your points but I have a slightly different view on the difference of MBAs.
The common perception is you will take a US MBA to work in US. It’s because the program is tailored made to US ecosystem and you will be liaising with professors and students predominantly from US also. This will ease your transition to US job system. Not to mention that most of the alumni will most probably based in US also.
Based on ASB website, it costs around RM440k for foreign grads and RM340k for locals. Top MBA programs in US is around $150k / RM600k. No doubt the US program is more expensive but you will be earning the salary there. An average annual salary in US for MBA holder is around USD100k (a very prudent figure). Within 2 years, they can easily recover the cost. For MYS grad? Assuming you also earn RM 120k per year (10k per month), you need around 5 years to repay? The math doesn’t add up. And I think the full-fledged US MBA program ranks ahead of collaboration program like ASB if you want to work in US. This is why centers such as INSEAD are always perceived lower than Harvard / Stanford.
Agreed. The concept of MBA education started and spread from the US, largest economy and capitalist center of the world.
There is simply no contest between the gains from a top US MBA school, ranking or otherwise.
INSEAD might rank higher than Harvard or Wharton in some "rankings" simply due to the methodology used, which introduce biases, it's just like how NTU can outrank Princeton/Yale in QS world ranking, laughable to say the least.
Ask any recruiter, top management or man on the street, you'll find that Harvard/Wharton etc are tiers above INSEAD in overall perception, prestige and connections.
That's not to say that INSEADs or NUS MBA etc are not good, there is still value as long as there is some level of brand value, just don't expect the same level of returns.
On a side note, I would say the ASB-MIT MBA is more or less equal to INSEAD and NUS MBA.This post has been edited by James1983: Jun 14 2018, 11:26 AM