The program is delivered in sequential 8-week sessions, module after module, through online delivery, with the onsite one-week residency module in Belgium (or other possible country), as the last part of your study.
To earn your MBA degree with Alfred Ford School of Management, you need to complete 8 modules plus a dissertation, which equals to 90 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
The program can be completed in as little as 18 months, or if you prefer to take a slower pace, you can take up to 5 years.
Yes. One module is delivered onsite and we’ve invested special effort to make it attractive and beneficial for the students.
No, this program is asynchronous. The material is available online 24/7. Cover the material and complete the assignments for the week when it fits your schedule.
The Alfred Ford School of Management faculty graduated from some of the best universities worldwide. They bring years of experience and the most contemporary research insights to their classes. Most of them hold doctoral degrees and are published experts in their fields of research. For more details visit our Faculty section of the web-site.
Yes, Alfred Ford School of Management is accredited by IPE Management School – Paris which is a well established and internationally acknowledged Higher Education Institution – a Grande Ecole within the Réseau des Grandes Ecoles Specialisées (GES). See more info at Accreditation section of our web-site.
No, Alfred Ford School of Management earns the same MBA degree as any onsite program. The only difference is the mode of delivery.
IPE School of Management is the part of prestigious grandes écoles system. The grandes écoles (meaning “Elite Schools”) of France are higher education establishments. Most grandes écoles were established by branches of the state; the oldest, École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées, in 1741. Despite its “small” student bodies, they have historically produced many if not most of France’s high-ranking civil servants, politicians and executives, as well as many big businessmen, scientists, writers and philosophers. Globally they play a similar role as prestige or elite higher education institutions in the English speaking world. You, as a Alfred Ford school of Management student, have a chance to receive an internationally recognised MBA degree of this French elite system.
As it is a French Government approved institution, it is an officially recognized diploma which is recognised on a one to one situation. Our students are applying in UK for further studies when we provide the necessary transcripts. Ultimately, it is the relevant organisation who is making a decision.
We suggest that if you have plans to apply for further education (like PhD), you check with the desired institution whether the curriculum of your MBA studies (with Alfred Ford or any other MBA program), meets their own specific requirements.
To apply to Inland Revenue for a student loan interest exemption (covering the duration of your completed overseas study programme), you’ll have to get an OSA – Overseas Study Assessment. It proves your overseas qualification is the equivalent of at least a level 7 (e.g. a Bachelor’s Degree) on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.
If your OSA statement confirms this level of qualification, you can then submit this statement to Inland Revenue as a part of your application to have the interest written off your New Zealand student loan for the duration of your overseas study.
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The first group of students was admitted in April 2017. We are having six intakes per year.
MBA degree delivered at Alfred Ford School of Management is accredited and awarded by IPE Management School – Paris. IPE is a well established and internationally acknowledged Higher Education Institution – a Grande Ecole within the Réseau des Grandes Ecoles Specialisées (GES). For more info, click here.