1-year full-time MBA at WHU/ESMT Berlin VS 2-year Master in Management at ESMT Berlin


Heline
Hi everyone,

I would like to start full-time MBA in Janurary /September 2020.

Which business school ( WHU vs ESMT) is better for 1-year full-time MBA in terms of career opportunity & development ?

Any advice and insights would be highly appreciated !

[Edited by Heline on Feb 17, 2019]

Hi everyone,

I would like to start full-time MBA in Janurary /September 2020.

Which business school ( WHU vs ESMT) is better for 1-year full-time MBA in terms of career opportunity & development ?

Any advice and insights would be highly appreciated !
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Duncan
I don't think the MSc would admit someone with so much experience.
I don't think the MSc would admit someone with so much experience.
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Duncan
Stronger at WHU or HHL than at ESMT.
Stronger at WHU or HHL than at ESMT.
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laurie
If you're a completive applicant for those MBAs I don't think they'd take you on the MiM.

See, for the ESMT MiM program they say their ideal candidates have less than 18 months of work experience. The project component of course helps students round out their relative lack of work experience.

At the MBA programs you're looking at the average work experience is 5+ years. They *may* take somebody with less than 18 months of experience but it's not likely.
If you're a completive applicant for those MBAs I don't think they'd take you on the MiM.

See, for the ESMT MiM program they say their ideal candidates have less than 18 months of work experience. The project component of course helps students round out their relative lack of work experience.

At the MBA programs you're looking at the average work experience is 5+ years. They *may* take somebody with less than 18 months of experience but it's not likely.
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Heline
Hi Laurie,

Thanks for your insights!

I will have 3 years of work experience by the time I apply for MBA programs in October plus 1,5 years of internship experience.

Yes many other candidates for these 2 MBA programs have 5-7 years of work experience.
That is why I am now a bit in a dilemma :(
Hi Laurie,

Thanks for your insights!

I will have 3 years of work experience by the time I apply for MBA programs in October plus 1,5 years of internship experience.

Yes many other candidates for these 2 MBA programs have 5-7 years of work experience.
That is why I am now a bit in a dilemma :(
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mba hipste...
You're right in the middle, which makes it a tough choice. Personally I would lean towards the MBA program - and try to get a stellar GMAT to offset your lower-than average work experience, and also apply to other, less competitive MBA programs to hedge your bets.

However, you'lll probably want to connect with ESMT directly, and tell them about your work experience to see which program would better align with your goals. PS they won't consider internship or pre-undergrad experience as work experience.
You're right in the middle, which makes it a tough choice. Personally I would lean towards the MBA program - and try to get a stellar GMAT to offset your lower-than average work experience, and also apply to other, less competitive MBA programs to hedge your bets.

However, you'lll probably want to connect with ESMT directly, and tell them about your work experience to see which program would better align with your goals. PS they won't consider internship or pre-undergrad experience as work experience.
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