Best MSC Marketing in Asia? MSC or MBA for getting a job in Asia?


I'm considering going back to business school with the objective of using it to get a job in Asia. As a secondary objective I'd like to switch roles from my current position in business development to marketing. I currently have 6.5 years of work experience. I only speak English at the moment and the rationale of moving to Asia for me is purely lifestyle related. I would prefer to do a MSC marketing rather than a MBA because the MSC is half the cost. I can't afford to drop 60k Euros on a MBA. I should add that I want to work in the media, entertainment, tech industries and that is my background. I wouldn't want to go into banking or finance.

To that end, what is ranked as the best MSC in Marketing in Asia? Do employers in Asia actually value a MSC in marketing? What are the salaries like for jobs which one could get using a MSC in Marketing?

Thank you!

[Edited by Spinning_Top on May 13, 2019]

I'm considering going back to business school with the objective of using it to get a job in Asia. As a secondary objective I'd like to switch roles from my current position in business development to marketing. I currently have 6.5 years of work experience. I only speak English at the moment and the rationale of moving to Asia for me is purely lifestyle related. I would prefer to do a MSC marketing rather than a MBA because the MSC is half the cost. I can't afford to drop 60k Euros on a MBA. I should add that I want to work in the media, entertainment, tech industries and that is my background. I wouldn't want to go into banking or finance.

To that end, what is ranked as the best MSC in Marketing in Asia? Do employers in Asia actually value a MSC in marketing? What are the salaries like for jobs which one could get using a MSC in Marketing?

Thank you!
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Razors Edg...
At your level of experience, an MSc would honestly not be a good investment. Compare the post-MSc salaries of even the best schools in Asia to what you're making now, versus those of full-time MBA programs.

The fact is that MSc's are designed for students with little to no work experience, and these students are funneled into entry level jobs, for the most part. MBAs are for students with more experience, and the career levels - and salaries - of MBA grads show this. Because of this, most MBAs who do their degrees at good schools are able to pay off their investment within just a couple of years of graduation.
At your level of experience, an MSc would honestly not be a good investment. Compare the post-MSc salaries of even the best schools in Asia to what you're making now, versus those of full-time MBA programs.

The fact is that MSc's are designed for students with little to no work experience, and these students are funneled into entry level jobs, for the most part. MBAs are for students with more experience, and the career levels - and salaries - of MBA grads show this. Because of this, most MBAs who do their degrees at good schools are able to pay off their investment within just a couple of years of graduation.
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Wise words, @Razors Edge. Thanks.
Wise words, @Razors Edge. Thanks.
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Duncan
I suggest you get a BD job in Asia, take either a serious executive MBA or an intensive local language course, and use that to move into a marketing management role.
I suggest you get a BD job in Asia, take either a serious executive MBA or an intensive local language course, and use that to move into a marketing management role.
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Thanks Duncan. So you don't think a FT MBA in Asia at say CEIBS or HKUST would be wise given my level of experience? Let's ignore my comment above about expenses for now.
Thanks Duncan. So you don't think a FT MBA in Asia at say CEIBS or HKUST would be wise given my level of experience? Let's ignore my comment above about expenses for now.
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Duncan
It would be great if they would accept you, but I suspect they won't. It's hard to slot you into a corporate MBA track, and you want a specific role rather than a general management rotation.
It would be great if they would accept you, but I suspect they won't. It's hard to slot you into a corporate MBA track, and you want a specific role rather than a general management rotation.
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