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MBA from Thunderbird vs Master's in Management from Harvard Extension School? watch

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    Hi there,

    Basically I have the choice of doing either of these distance-learning programmes either an MBA from Thunderbird School of Management or the Master's in Management from Harvard Extension School. Which would carry the higher standing/prestige?

    I basically want to combine management studies with my medical training and start up my own medical related business of sorts and also help in the management sort of things with family-owned businesses.

    I was under the impression an MBA was some sort of gold-standard. I know the MBA programme at Thunderbird has accreditation but it seems to drop in and out of the global mba rankings and I had never heard of them until googled them.

    Obviously the Harvard name carries a lot of prestige. Even though it's the extension scchool you still need to gain high marks in the pre-requisite courses to gain entry and the workload is rigorous. However I don't think the management programme has accreditation and it isn't under the Harvard Business School brand so lacks the networking opportunities etc.

    Anyways what do you think would be the better option? I'm veerinng towards HES because it's cheaper and the Harvard name. But I'm not sure about either.

    Advice and input much appreciated. Thanks
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