Accreditation vs university ranking

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    Hello guys!
    I will start my masters on supply chain management in September. I know that the program should be accredited by CIPS or/and CILT, but the ranking of the university is also important.
    Which do you think is more likely to increase employability and the quality of the course, accreditation or ranking? And does double accreditation matter more than recognition just by one professional body?
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    Definitely accreditation. Reputation doesn't make much of a difference really.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Definitely accreditation. Reputation doesn't make much of a difference really.
    Do you think I missed some opportunities because I have accepted an offer of a program with one professional accreditation and not a double one? Some say it's not a problem because it makes the course more specialised but I'm not sure.

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    Accreditation often gets you more pay later on, but that's for science so I'm not sure if it applies here.. Rankling is useless, don't listen to it. It's someone else deciding how good they think a course is, whilst really, as long as it's a respected uni it doesn't matter
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    (Original post by dimitra_rgu)
    Do you think I missed some opportunities because I have accepted an offer of a program with one professional accreditation and not a double one? Some say it's not a problem because it makes the course more specialised but I'm not sure.

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    Depends on what you want to do, what is required for it, who the accreditation is from and what is means. In some cases in my field the accreditation means nothing and in some it is the difference between being eligible to apply for a particular job or not.
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    (Original post by 97Y)
    Accreditation often gets you more pay later on, but that's for science so I'm not sure if it applies here.. Rankling is useless, don't listen to it. It's someone else deciding how good they think a course is, whilst really, as long as it's a respected uni it doesn't matter
    Well, I heard that it's important for this field.. It helps you create a professional network and get your skills recognised. But I can't know until I go into it I guess.. I agree about ranking, on the aspect that they aren't fair on their judgement.. Some are biased

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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Depends on what you want to do, what is required for it, who the accreditation is from and what is means. In some cases in my field the accreditation means nothing and in some it is the difference between being eligible to apply for a particular job or not.
    I depends on what I I'll decide to do in the future then..

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    (Original post by dimitra_rgu)
    Well, I heard that it's important for this field.. It helps you create a professional network and get your skills recognised. But I can't know until I go into it I guess.. I agree about ranking, on the aspect that they aren't fair on their judgement.. Some are biased

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    You just answered your own question sir :-) chartership is very useful
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    You just answered your own question sir :-) chartership is very useful
    Haha :P I it's what I've been reading for the past few months.. I just hope I made the right choice you know

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    In some fields such as accounting or human resources then being accredited is arguably as important if not more important than the actual degree.

    In other fields such as marketing, communications, PR etc qualifications and accreditation do not hold a large weight in the field.

    Research the field you want to progress into then decide if accreditation has weighing in that field.
 
 
 
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