Hult IBS or Manchester BS in Dubai


I applied for both schools and received offer letters for this year's intake.
The fees offered to me by both schools are almost the same. Hult is slightly higher which I find it strange.

Hult has been pushy towards my application with and are agressive in recruitment. I am drawn by their ultra modern campus, rotation programs and seems to have a practical approach in MBA. Theirs part time schedule of 4 straight days every month really works well with my schedule and study habits. Though not ranked in FT. and not as recognized worldwide.

MBS has been helpful so far, they are top ranked in FT.COM year after year. They are globally recognized and has a strong alumni network. However, their part time mba program is not ranked at all. I am also wary of the face to face class interaction which only happens 6 straight days every 6 months. their program is also 30months long.

About myself. I have a very strong finance background, earned a CPA 15 years ago. I do not have a stellar career progression. I am not a manager or senior in the company. I am open to options at looking at leaving the traditional accounting related career path or continue the finance path but in a different environment.

What are your thoughts?
I applied for both schools and received offer letters for this year's intake.
The fees offered to me by both schools are almost the same. Hult is slightly higher which I find it strange.

Hult has been pushy towards my application with and are agressive in recruitment. I am drawn by their ultra modern campus, rotation programs and seems to have a practical approach in MBA. Theirs part time schedule of 4 straight days every month really works well with my schedule and study habits. Though not ranked in FT. and not as recognized worldwide.

MBS has been helpful so far, they are top ranked in FT.COM year after year. They are globally recognized and has a strong alumni network. However, their part time mba program is not ranked at all. I am also wary of the face to face class interaction which only happens 6 straight days every 6 months. their program is also 30months long.

About myself. I have a very strong finance background, earned a CPA 15 years ago. I do not have a stellar career progression. I am not a manager or senior in the company. I am open to options at looking at leaving the traditional accounting related career path or continue the finance path but in a different environment.

What are your thoughts?
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Duncan
I wonder why you have restricted yourself to these two? Hult offer an on-campus EMBA while the Manchester programme serves distance learners to a slightly more junior cohort. It feels to me like you would benefit more from developing some career strategy, especially if you are considering leaving Dubai (in which case a school with AACSB or EQUIS recognition will be helpful. As you say, Hult has a specific culture that reflects its ownership by a private language school. I wonder if Bradford or Strathclyde would not be better options. Of course for finance the Cass or London EMBA might be better (I say that as a Hult, Cass and LBS alumnus).
I wonder why you have restricted yourself to these two? Hult offer an on-campus EMBA while the Manchester programme serves distance learners to a slightly more junior cohort. It feels to me like you would benefit more from developing some career strategy, especially if you are considering leaving Dubai (in which case a school with AACSB or EQUIS recognition will be helpful. As you say, Hult has a specific culture that reflects its ownership by a private language school. I wonder if Bradford or Strathclyde would not be better options. Of course for finance the Cass or London EMBA might be better (I say that as a Hult, Cass and LBS alumnus).
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I wonder why you have restricted yourself to these two? Hult offer an on-campus EMBA while the Manchester programme serves distance learners to a slightly more junior cohort. It feels to me like you would benefit more from developing some career strategy, especially if you are considering leaving Dubai (in which case a school with AACSB or EQUIS recognition will be helpful. As you say, Hult has a specific culture that reflects its ownership by a private language school. I wonder if Bradford or Strathclyde would not be better options. Of course for finance the Cass or London EMBA might be better (I say that as a Hult, Cass and LBS alumnus).

Hi Duncan, thanks for your reply.
I also received an offer from Bradford. I eliminated Bradford in the first round of decision because I compared it head to head with MBS. The first I visited was Strathclyde but It did not struck me like MBS or Bradford.
I am also thinking of applying at Cass for their EMBA program with a strong emphasis to Finance. LBS is way to expensive for my self provided funds.

[Edited by Stiggymacher on Mar 20, 2016]

[quote]I wonder why you have restricted yourself to these two? Hult offer an on-campus EMBA while the Manchester programme serves distance learners to a slightly more junior cohort. It feels to me like you would benefit more from developing some career strategy, especially if you are considering leaving Dubai (in which case a school with AACSB or EQUIS recognition will be helpful. As you say, Hult has a specific culture that reflects its ownership by a private language school. I wonder if Bradford or Strathclyde would not be better options. Of course for finance the Cass or London EMBA might be better (I say that as a Hult, Cass and LBS alumnus). [/quote]
Hi Duncan, thanks for your reply.
I also received an offer from Bradford. I eliminated Bradford in the first round of decision because I compared it head to head with MBS. The first I visited was Strathclyde but It did not struck me like MBS or Bradford.
I am also thinking of applying at Cass for their EMBA program with a strong emphasis to Finance. LBS is way to expensive for my self provided funds.
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Duncan
What factors did you compare? The Bradford EMBA cohort will be better than Manchester's part time MBA, and the format better suits your needs.
What factors did you compare? The Bradford EMBA cohort will be better than Manchester's part time MBA, and the format better suits your needs.
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Duncan
Cass, by the way, is a strong choice. I was at the Cass campus in London last week and was very impressed with the energy.
Cass, by the way, is a strong choice. I was at the Cass campus in London last week and was very impressed with the energy.
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What factors did you compare? The Bradford EMBA cohort will be better than Manchester's part time MBA, and the format better suits your needs.

The ranking of Manchester is higher that Bradford in ft.com and others. Maybe I am wrong if if made the wrong comparison. I was not aware that the part time MBA of MBS is not ranked.
[quote]What factors did you compare? The Bradford EMBA cohort will be better than Manchester's part time MBA, and the format better suits your needs. [/quote]
The ranking of Manchester is higher that Bradford in ft.com and others. Maybe I am wrong if if made the wrong comparison. I was not aware that the part time MBA of MBS is not ranked.

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Cass, by the way, is a strong choice. I was at the Cass campus in London last week and was very impressed with the energy.

I hope I can get a positive response to this applicaiton. It leads to think that you do not highly recommend Hult compared to the others.
[quote]Cass, by the way, is a strong choice. I was at the Cass campus in London last week and was very impressed with the energy.[/quote]
I hope I can get a positive response to this applicaiton. It leads to think that you do not highly recommend Hult compared to the others.
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Duncan
Manchester is ranked higher than Bradford for its full-time MBA, but you are not looking for a full-time MBA. You need to compare the programmes you actually are applying for. The Financial Times EMBA ranking will be useful for you.
Manchester is ranked higher than Bradford for its full-time MBA, but you are not looking for a full-time MBA. You need to compare the programmes you actually are applying for. The Financial Times EMBA ranking will be useful for you.
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Miimii123
Manchester is ranked higher than Bradford for its full-time MBA, but you are not looking for a full-time MBA. You need to compare the programmes you actually are applying for. The Financial Times EMBA ranking will be useful for you.

Hi Duncan...I was searching the forum for MBS feedback but found this, so the MBS Global MBA is not ranked at all in ft? :( I can't even see a global part-time MBA ranking on ft.. there is only EMBA ranking

[Edited by Miimii123 on Sep 12, 2019]

[quote]Manchester is ranked higher than Bradford for its full-time MBA, but you are not looking for a full-time MBA. You need to compare the programmes you actually are applying for. The Financial Times EMBA ranking will be useful for you. [/quote]
Hi Duncan...I was searching the forum for MBS feedback but found this, so the MBS Global MBA is not ranked at all in ft? :( I can't even see a global part-time MBA ranking on ft.. there is only EMBA ranking
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Duncan
I think the Global MBA isn't eligible for an FT ranking because it is not a cohort based programme.
I think the Global MBA isn't eligible for an FT ranking because it is not a cohort based programme.
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splendidl
Can I ask which one you decided on? I'm really interested in the Hult program but also the SP Jain MBA and Manchester.
Can I ask which one you decided on? I'm really interested in the Hult program but also the SP Jain MBA and Manchester.
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mba hipste...
What are your goals? These are three pretty different schools with a range of networks. The SP Jain program is decent, and they have a good network throughout India and South Asia.

Manchester, of course, is Manchester, and they've had a presence in the region for a while. However, they have a lot of reach in the UK.

Hult is a bit of a different animal, they have campuses in a lot of places. There network is probably less 'deep' than the others.
What are your goals? These are three pretty different schools with a range of networks. The SP Jain program is decent, and they have a good network throughout India and South Asia.

Manchester, of course, is Manchester, and they've had a presence in the region for a while. However, they have a lot of reach in the UK.

Hult is a bit of a different animal, they have campuses in a lot of places. There network is probably less 'deep' than the others.
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sleeper78
I may pursue one of these programs as well (or if I can get funding the LBS EMBA program is up for consideration too...) I am a bit confused about the differences between the Hult and Manchester programs. If I can't get into LBS, which should I choose?
I may pursue one of these programs as well (or if I can get funding the LBS EMBA program is up for consideration too...) I am a bit confused about the differences between the Hult and Manchester programs. If I can't get into LBS, which should I choose?
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Duncan
Manchester. I think is obvious.
Manchester. I think is obvious.
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mba hipste...
But whatever you can do - beg, borrow, etc. (but not steal...) to do the LBS program, try to do it! The added value would be worth it.
But whatever you can do - beg, borrow, etc. (but not steal...) to do the LBS program, try to do it! The added value would be worth it.
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