Alliance Manchester Business School (UK) vs Schulich (Canada) (MBA in India Program)


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Hello Duncan,

I have read a lot of precious insights from you on this forum.  Could you give me general advice in deciding to do a Canadian vs. a UK MBA?  I am a Kenyan registered pharmacist with seven years of work experience (spent in clinical pharmacy, procurement, drug manufacturing, and regulatory affairs), hoping to work in Canada or the UK after my MBA. My spouse would need to join me and look for a job while I study.  He graduated from Kellogg like ten years ago. I feel like I am a 600-650 GMAT candidate.  

Should I look into Canada or the UK? 

Start with the end in mind. 

- If you want to work in MBB, you'd look for a better job, get a little bit of better experience for a couple of years (both work experience and a leadership role in the community), do a much better MBA somewhere else. I think you'd aim for Oxford or Cambridge.

- If you want to work in the UK Big Four, in business advisory, you'd also get at least a year's more varied and valuable work experience and you might aim for Warwick or Oxbridge. 

Either way, you'd probably find it easy to get your GMAT up to 700 because you are so weak on the verbal side. 

AMBS doesn't place that well into consulting. It's stronger with Amazon, American Express, HSBC, Travis Perkins and a long tail of businesses. Personally, I am a bit skeptical about the outcomes from the Schulich India MBA (because of the shortage of published information after 2016). 

<br>Hello Duncan,<br><br>I have read a lot of precious insights from you on this forum.&nbsp; Could you give me general advice in deciding to do a Canadian vs. a UK MBA?&nbsp; I am a Kenyan registered pharmacist with seven years of work experience (spent in clinical pharmacy, procurement, drug manufacturing, and regulatory affairs), hoping to work in Canada or the UK after my MBA. My spouse would need to join me and look for a job while I study.&nbsp; He graduated from Kellogg like ten years ago. I feel like I am a 600-650 GMAT candidate.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Should I look into Canada or the UK?&nbsp;<br>[quote]Start with the end in mind.&nbsp;<br><br>- If you want to work in MBB, you'd look for a better job, get a little bit of better experience for a couple of years (both work experience and a leadership role in the community), do a much better MBA somewhere else. I think you'd aim for Oxford or Cambridge.<br><br>- If you want to work in the UK Big Four, in business advisory, you'd also get at least a year's more varied and valuable work experience and you might aim for Warwick or Oxbridge.&nbsp;<br><br>Either way, you'd probably find it easy to get your GMAT up to 700 because you are so weak on the verbal side.&nbsp;<br><br>AMBS doesn't place that well into consulting. It's stronger with Amazon, American Express, HSBC, Travis Perkins and a long tail of businesses. Personally, I am a bit skeptical about the outcomes from the Schulich India MBA (because of the shortage of published information after 2016).&nbsp; [/quote]
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This podcast (which I’m involved with) has an episode on the experience of an MBA candidate from Canada who chose AMBS https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/secret-diary-of-mba-students/id1649121252?i=1000589094761  

This podcast (which I’m involved with) has an episode on the experience of an MBA candidate from Canada who chose AMBS https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/secret-diary-of-mba-students/id1649121252?i=1000589094761 &nbsp;
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