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Author:  backrow [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:31 am ]
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cheers bud, that's pretty much all I wanted to know at this stage. Im not manufacturing, but CD & promos & forecasting, so all about reigning in CAM's who can't sell and my clients buyers who can't buy.

you is also well old innit - so nice to know it is of actual benefit to your role & employer.

Author:  globus [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:25 pm ]
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Crikey. Things have moved on since I did mine.

I did a geographical analysis of house reposessions using data from the bank. Plus analysis of of the effect of the internet upon the continuing existence of banks on the high street. I got that right. They will disappear.

Plus other bits about the economic effects of the rise in petrol prices.

But what do I know?

Author:  ukjim [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm ]
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nothing about the OU MBA it seems.

Author:  globus [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm ]
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ukjim wrote:
nothing about the OU MBA it seems.

I know nothing about it.

Thankfully my days are now spent teaching others about that sort of thing while I hone my drumming skills.

A blessed relief.

Author:  ukjim [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:35 pm ]
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perhaps stop posting irrelevant self aggrandising segways when folk are asking for information.

Author:  globus [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:44 pm ]
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ukjim wrote:
perhaps stop posting irrelevant self aggrandising segways when folk are asking for information.

What planet are you on? This is a (planet) RUGBY website. Not an informative site for discussion of educational requirements.

Folk just respond in their own way using knowledge and personal experience.

A lesson you should learn before attacking other posters.

It's bar room chat, nothing more.

Let us have your considered opinion then. Have you done an MBA?

Author:  ukjim [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:48 pm ]
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globus wrote:
ukjim wrote:
perhaps stop posting irrelevant self aggrandising segways when folk are asking for information.

What planet are you on? This is a (planet) RUGBY website. Not an informative site for discussion of educational requirements.

Folk just respond in their own way using knowledge and personal experience.

A lesson you should learn before attacking other posters.

It's bar room chat, nothing more.

Let us have your considered opinion then. Have you done an MBA?


Fair enough. apologies for my tone.

Author:  globus [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:55 pm ]
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No problems ukjim.

I just do not take this place too seriously.

At best, it can be super but not all the time.

Author:  Nolanator [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:28 pm ]
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backrow wrote:
AD345 wrote:
backrow wrote:
ad345, that sounds interesting - at some stage in the future can I ping you a question ?
(its relevant to my new career as have been in SC now for 2 years)


Absolutely


ta

just so as I can find this thread again, am going to put some buzzwords in:
MBA
Supply Chain
supplychain



Norks
Won't lie
Globby
:o ---c==8


Thought I'd help narrow it down to unlikely phrases/words in your posts.

Author:  backrow [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm ]
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won't lie - is the only bit you got accurate ya dumb mick, norks are not really up there in my vocab, unlike say Bangers

I also use a > for the bell-end on my ASCII jizzing cocks to make it more Space-blaster like

pew pew pew

8===> - - -

Author:  Nolanator [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:54 pm ]
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I was thinking that the bell of that cock was looking bit lopsided! :lol:

Author:  backrow [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:30 pm ]
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Lolz, look at us - professional types, loads of qualifications , and wasting time on a forum discussing lopsided ASCII cocks Bell ends - WHILST GETTING PAID !!!!!



Us :smug:

Author:  globus [ Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm ]
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backrow wrote:
won't lie - is the only bit you got accurate ya dumb mick, norks are not really up there in my vocab, unlike say Bangers

I also use a > for the bell-end on my ASCII jizzing cocks to make it more Space-blaster like

pew pew pew

8===> - - -

Got you down as a right whassit now. Grow up.

Author:  UncleFB [ Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:56 am ]
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AD345 wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
AD345 wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
AD345 wrote:
I'm doing one right now. In my early 50's, no tertiary qualifications and figured it was time to get something to show for all of my efforts so far.

All distance learning and online

Spread over 3 years I'm halfway through.

It's killing my weekends but I'm enjoying getting to grips with the theory behind my many years of practice.

The biggest shock was doing 3 hour exams last year - in long hand!! Who the hell still writes longhand??

This year the exams are online - which is easier on my aching hands but no less challenging

You can do an MBA with no tertiary qualifications? :shock:


Yep









*there is quite a bit behind that answer, but it suffices

Can you provide the bit behind the answer, it does not suffice to me (merely out of interests sake).


Happy to, now I've had dinner :D

I enrolled in an online MBA and my work experience to date was sufficient to meet the entry criteria. The course is structured much as Achahoish laid out.

I am doing a specialised MBA in Supply Chain & Logistics. There are 11 subjects, 7 of which are core and 4 elective with a project/thesis at the end. The process guides you through a Graduate Certificate in Management, which I attained last year, to a Graduate Diploma in Management, which I am doing now, and then the Masters proper next.

All of the subjects are level 8 or 9 on the Australian Qualification Framework (Im doing this through an Aussie institution) and you can provide evidence of prior qualifications to skip through some, but not all, of the core subjects and you must do the final 4 plus the project/thesis to get a Masters.

So for someone like me with no prior tertiary qualification at the start, this is pretty much perfect. You could whip through this in two years but I am saving my summers for myself so only doing 4 subjects per year and studying from March to October each year.I'll (hopefully) finish my Diploma this October and do the final part next year.

So, with no tertiary qualifications I signed up to, and aim to complete, an MBA from scratch.

I could go on about this for a while because I am quite enjoying it - but you get the gist.

Just having the textbooks has opened up new ways of thinking for me - its good

:thumbup: Cheers. I work in the Oz tertiary education sector so know all about the AQF. Didn't know you could build MBA's with Certs and Diplomas. Seems like a reasonable way to recognise experience and if you do find the going tough there are two exit points with qualifications that stop it from being a wasted exercise.

Are you doing it with AIM (the management version, not the music one of course) - they seem to be a well run shop, no registration or accreditation conditions which is almost unheard of these days for private providers.

Anyway, all the best.

Author:  Tehui [ Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:53 am ]
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Getting an MBA from any institution is surely hard work. It's a hell of an achievement.

Author:  danthefan [ Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:16 am ]
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Been looking into this a bit myself, albeit a few years down the road. I'm working in analytics and I'm probably heading down an overly technical route in my career at the moment, so considering this as a way to break out from it a bit. My employer will pay for about 10k of the fees over two years but would have to pay the rest myself so it's a big investment. Would be starting penalty in 2 years at the soonest. Interesting thread though.

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