Which Online MiM?


Duncan
You can't transfer credits from complete degrees, only unused ones.
You can't transfer credits from complete degrees, only unused ones.
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MarCat
Thank you Duncan for your feedback.

Do you think it can be a good competitive programme to follow for break into management consulting in the future? Is NYU Stern also well recognized in Europe?
Thank you Duncan for your feedback.

Do you think it can be a good competitive programme to follow for break into management consulting in the future? Is NYU Stern also well recognized in Europe?
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laurie
I would think a core Master in Management program would be a bit more relevant to a career in consulting than a quant-oriented degree.

For Europe, if your consulting-bound, check with the schools that have good relationships with consulting firms - the HEC Paris MSc in Management program would be an obvious choice, as would the London Business School Masters in Management.
I would think a core Master in Management program would be a bit more relevant to a career in consulting than a quant-oriented degree.

For Europe, if your consulting-bound, check with the schools that have good relationships with consulting firms - the HEC Paris MSc in Management program would be an obvious choice, as would the London Business School Masters in Management.
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MarCat
Hello laurie,

considering that I'm working full time with almost 2 years working experience, I think I would take more advantage with a full time MBA. Therefore, my main goal is to participate in an MBA, but trying to be sponsored directly by a top consulting firm.

My problem now is to enter in a consulting firm, and for this I need a very attractive MSc for an entry level position in consulting. I don't think with just a top-up BA online from Bournemouth would be enough for an interview from McKinsey, Bain and so on.

In alternative to HES and Birmingham, I was thinking that MAYBE this MSc in Quantitative Management from Stern (100% online) would be interesting with its general managamenet program and then a specific focus on quant analytics for business decision. I hope, however, that this MSc will not preclude me a possible candidacy for a top MBA.
Hello laurie,

considering that I'm working full time with almost 2 years working experience, I think I would take more advantage with a full time MBA. Therefore, my main goal is to participate in an MBA, but trying to be sponsored directly by a top consulting firm.

My problem now is to enter in a consulting firm, and for this I need a very attractive MSc for an entry level position in consulting. I don't think with just a top-up BA online from Bournemouth would be enough for an interview from McKinsey, Bain and so on.

In alternative to HES and Birmingham, I was thinking that MAYBE this MSc in Quantitative Management from Stern (100% online) would be interesting with its general managamenet program and then a specific focus on quant analytics for business decision. I hope, however, that this MSc will not preclude me a possible candidacy for a top MBA.
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Duncan
I don't think this is a realistic scenario.
I don't think this is a realistic scenario.
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Duncan
First, the path of being sponsored by a top consulting firm is really common in a small number of countries where it's hard to get top talent. More likely to happen in Thailand than in the UK. Second, consulting firms tend to hire associates in country. That Stern MS is a great degree, but you would be more likely to be hired in Poland with a Kozminski MSc than in France with a Stern MS. They focus their hiring on too schools and bring in international talent often as experience hires or into roles with high specialisation.
First, the path of being sponsored by a top consulting firm is really common in a small number of countries where it's hard to get top talent. More likely to happen in Thailand than in the UK. Second, consulting firms tend to hire associates in country. That Stern MS is a great degree, but you would be more likely to be hired in Poland with a Kozminski MSc than in France with a Stern MS. They focus their hiring on too schools and bring in international talent often as experience hires or into roles with high specialisation.
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mba hipste...
Aim as high as you can. It might be worth it to do some research on the consulting companies where you want to work, and see what 'brands' of schools are represented among the employees there. (Assuming they'd be more likely to recruit you if they have an idea of where your degree comes from.) I agree with the advice about Kozminski, by the way.
Aim as high as you can. It might be worth it to do some research on the consulting companies where you want to work, and see what 'brands' of schools are represented among the employees there. (Assuming they'd be more likely to recruit you if they have an idea of where your degree comes from.) I agree with the advice about Kozminski, by the way.
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MarCat
@Duncan, @mba hipster, thanks for your answers.

Primarily, Sao Paulo (Brazil) is my target country where I would like to work within MBB for the next years. I could see that many entry-level employees have different backgrounds, also in not accredited universities and from regional institutes. Alumni with associate levels all hold an MBA majorly from IESE, Kellogg, LBS and Insead.

Regarding the MiM, I asked a review of my CV from LBS and the MiM's recruitment team explained how "studying the MiM will not just make me then eligible for the MBA", based on the fact I have two years working experience (and even more in the next months). Therefore, since the MBA is my main goal, if I will conclude a MiM or equivalent (such as MS Quantitative Management from Stern), I risk to don't being eligible for a future MBA.

Concluding, I believe I will opt for a part-time MiF (Cass online, HES..), without going to replicate my actual BA.
@Duncan, @mba hipster, thanks for your answers.

Primarily, Sao Paulo (Brazil) is my target country where I would like to work within MBB for the next years. I could see that many entry-level employees have different backgrounds, also in not accredited universities and from regional institutes. Alumni with associate levels all hold an MBA majorly from IESE, Kellogg, LBS and Insead.

Regarding the MiM, I asked a review of my CV from LBS and the MiM's recruitment team explained how "studying the MiM will not just make me then eligible for the MBA", based on the fact I have two years working experience (and even more in the next months). Therefore, since the MBA is my main goal, if I will conclude a MiM or equivalent (such as MS Quantitative Management from Stern), I risk to don't being eligible for a future MBA.

Concluding, I believe I will opt for a part-time MiF (Cass online, HES..), without going to replicate my actual BA.
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Duncan
I think you misunderstood the colleague from LBS. They mean that completing a master's (anywhere) that does not in itself qualify you for the MBA at LBS. You would need more work experience, for example. But LBS actively welcomes its MiM alumni to return to complete the MBA. The only degree that would disqualify you from the LBS MBA is another well-accredited MBA.

[Edited by Duncan on Oct 14, 2019]

I think you misunderstood the colleague from LBS. They mean that completing a master's (anywhere) that does not in itself qualify you for the MBA at LBS. You would need more work experience, for example. But LBS actively welcomes its MiM alumni to return to complete the MBA. The only degree that would disqualify you from the LBS MBA is another well-accredited MBA.
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mba hipste...
Yes, if your goal is to apply for the LBS MBA, you'd want to focus on developing your work experience, rather than pursuing more academic qualifications. 5+ years of solid work experience is kind of the rule of thumb for the LBS MBA.
Yes, if your goal is to apply for the LBS MBA, you'd want to focus on developing your work experience, rather than pursuing more academic qualifications. 5+ years of solid work experience is kind of the rule of thumb for the LBS MBA.
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