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Chris_H

Hello,
I will go back to a question that has been asked before but i would like to focus it maybe on a slightly narrower spectrum: Hult EMBA or MBS GMBA?

I have 15+years of experience in the engineering sector and thinking of doing an MBA.

Having researched, spoken to the schools reps , looked at programs, tutors and cohort but also looking at what i can afford i narrowed it down to the two schools mentioned above, Hult EMBA and Manchester GMBA.

Manchester has a bit of a more traditional approach (more theoretical approach- which i don't necessarily see as a positive in world that is changing at the current pace), larger intake (70+), better networking due to the size of the alumni but has also been struggling a little bit over the pandemic with the amount face to face time which is also a crucial factor for me (otherwise i would be comparing it to any full online MBA).

On the other hand Hult gets quite a mix of reviews, good and bad, has not sacrificed F2F time (as most tutors are UAE based) and has actually more of it (4d/month), smaller cohort (30+), is also now triple-accredited, smaller networking and alumni. Hult has also a significantly more practical approach to learning but at the same time i am slightly worried about the depth of the knowledge offered.

An interesting observation is that a number of MBS graduates were approaching the recommendations of MBS for their GMBA program with a slight hesitation (despite the natural human tendency to support our choices) while all Hult graduates i have spoken to are highly supportive of the school and had only good things to say about it.

What would be your recommendations based on the above?

Appreciate all responses.

Thank you

Chris

Hello,
I will go back to a question that has been asked before but i would like to focus it maybe on a slightly narrower spectrum: Hult EMBA or MBS GMBA?

I have 15+years of experience in the engineering sector and thinking of doing an MBA.

Having researched, spoken to the schools reps , looked at programs, tutors and cohort but also looking at what i can afford i narrowed it down to the two schools mentioned above, Hult EMBA and Manchester GMBA.

Manchester has a bit of a more traditional approach (more theoretical approach- which i don't necessarily see as a positive in world that is changing at the current pace), larger intake (70+), better networking due to the size of the alumni but has also been struggling a little bit over the pandemic with the amount face to face time which is also a crucial factor for me (otherwise i would be comparing it to any full online MBA).

On the other hand Hult gets quite a mix of reviews, good and bad, has not sacrificed F2F time (as most tutors are UAE based) and has actually more of it (4d/month), smaller cohort (30+), is also now triple-accredited, smaller networking and alumni. Hult has also a significantly more practical approach to learning but at the same time i am slightly worried about the depth of the knowledge offered.

An interesting observation is that a number of MBS graduates were approaching the recommendations of MBS for their GMBA program with a slight hesitation (despite the natural human tendency to support our choices) while all Hult graduates i have spoken to are highly supportive of the school and had only good things to say about it.

What would be your recommendations based on the above?

Appreciate all responses.

Thank you

Chris
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StuartHE

Do you have any specific career goals, or is satisfaction your key measure? Look, for example, at these data:
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies?sortby=student-satisfaction

None of the best business schools are in 15 with the most satisfied students. Some of the best outcomes are at schools with less than satisfied students, such as Durham, Birmingham and Glasgow. Satisfaction shows you the ratio of experience to expectation. To maximise your satisfaction, go to the place with the lowest expectations. 

On the other hand, if you have career goals you might want to focus on outcomes. 

Do you have any specific career goals, or is satisfaction your key measure? Look, for example, at these data:<br>https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings/business-and-management-studies?sortby=student-satisfaction<br><br>None of the best business schools are in 15 with the most satisfied students. Some of the best outcomes are at schools with less than satisfied students, such as Durham, Birmingham and Glasgow. Satisfaction shows you the ratio of experience to expectation. To maximise your satisfaction, go to the place with the lowest expectations.&nbsp;<br><br>On the other hand, if you have career goals you might want to focus on outcomes.&nbsp;
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laurie

Of these two schools, Manchester probably has the strongest reputation.

Where did you find the grads you talked to in terms of the reviews? What was your sample size? It's really hard to give a proper level of confidence to reviews that aren't part of a structured analysis / ranking. 

I would look at the kinds of positions you'd be aiming for after the degree, see who's in those kinds of roles now, and where they did their MBAs (or what other advanced degree they might have.) 

Of these two schools, Manchester probably has the strongest reputation.<br><br>Where did you find the grads you talked to in terms of the reviews? What was your sample size? It's really hard to give a proper level of confidence to reviews that aren't part of a structured analysis / ranking.&nbsp;<br><br>I would look at the kinds of positions you'd be aiming for after the degree, see who's in those kinds of roles now, and where they did their MBAs (or what other advanced degree they might have.)&nbsp;
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