UK Business School (Warwick vs Durham vs Cass vs KCL)


Hi, all

I would like to have your advice to select the proper program for me.
I have been working as middle management in internal audit department of a large financial institution which have Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage and Insurance.

My goal is to switch career in to business development or strategic planning or market research. I prefer to work in the financial industry or tech company.
I plan to study my second post-graduate degree by distance learning due to my schedule and the quality of education from UK business school.

Now I apply for the following program and the application status are listed as below.

1) MBA, Warwick Business School
The curriculum was very general, boarder elective course than Durham and two finance elective. The program require two on campus meeting. The program fee is higher than other program.

2) MBA, Durham University Business School
The program fee is very attractive compared to other MBA program.
But the program does not have finance elective.

3) M.Sc. Global Finance, Cass Business School
The program fee is equal to MBA-Durham. There are 12 core courses without elective or quantitative subjects. The program has aim for financial institution management.

4) M.Sc. Global Finance and Banking, King's College Business School
The program fee is equal to Cass. There are 12 core courses, including quantitative method in finance and financial econometric. The program has focus on banking business. I think the business development or strategic planning require quantitative skill.

Which program is proper for me to meet my goal in the near future?

Please advice.

Thank you very much and best regards,
Hi, all

I would like to have your advice to select the proper program for me.
I have been working as middle management in internal audit department of a large financial institution which have Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage and Insurance.

My goal is to switch career in to business development or strategic planning or market research. I prefer to work in the financial industry or tech company.
I plan to study my second post-graduate degree by distance learning due to my schedule and the quality of education from UK business school.

Now I apply for the following program and the application status are listed as below.

1) MBA, Warwick Business School
The curriculum was very general, boarder elective course than Durham and two finance elective. The program require two on campus meeting. The program fee is higher than other program.

2) MBA, Durham University Business School
The program fee is very attractive compared to other MBA program.
But the program does not have finance elective.

3) M.Sc. Global Finance, Cass Business School
The program fee is equal to MBA-Durham. There are 12 core courses without elective or quantitative subjects. The program has aim for financial institution management.

4) M.Sc. Global Finance and Banking, King's College Business School
The program fee is equal to Cass. There are 12 core courses, including quantitative method in finance and financial econometric. The program has focus on banking business. I think the business development or strategic planning require quantitative skill.

Which program is proper for me to meet my goal in the near future?

Please advice.

Thank you very much and best regards,
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Duncan
Are you sure you are considering leaving the finance industry? It seems that you evaluate these courses mostly by their finance content. Warwick is obviously the best of these courses in terms of your stated goals.
Are you sure you are considering leaving the finance industry? It seems that you evaluate these courses mostly by their finance content. Warwick is obviously the best of these courses in terms of your stated goals.
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Thank you for your recommendation, Duncan. My experience was in IT professional so I see some opportunities to move to Tech Company. However, I would rather work in financial institution.

A little bit more question, MS Finance vs MBA which one is more value to work in financial institution?
Thank you for your recommendation, Duncan. My experience was in IT professional so I see some opportunities to move to Tech Company. However, I would rather work in financial institution.

A little bit more question, MS Finance vs MBA which one is more value to work in financial institution?
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Duncan
Compare the Financial Times MBA and MSc in Finance rankings. Generally, the MBA is for more senior roles, so higher salary but a bit slower to find work. The MSc is for entry-level roles, so low salary but more roles to fit into. I think you need to focus much more on the careers services of the schools you are considering (I am a King Business School alumnus, for example, and careers services are very limited compared to the schools with post-experience provision for MBAs and advanced MSc degrees), and also clarify your own goals.

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 30, 2018]

Compare the Financial Times MBA and MSc in Finance rankings. Generally, the MBA is for more senior roles, so higher salary but a bit slower to find work. The MSc is for entry-level roles, so low salary but more roles to fit into. I think you need to focus much more on the careers services of the schools you are considering (I am a King Business School alumnus, for example, and careers services are very limited compared to the schools with post-experience provision for MBAs and advanced MSc degrees), and also clarify your own goals.
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Thank you very much for your useful recommendation.
Thank you very much for your useful recommendation.
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I'm thinking of joining the Warwick Online MBA - did you end up applying?
I'm thinking of joining the Warwick Online MBA - did you end up applying?
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