Bath vs Vlerick vs Smurfit vs CBS vs TIAS vs Em Lyon (FT MBA)


After tons of research, I would want to have a discussion about which school would be best for someone who wants to work in the corporate environment (tech) for a couple of years and move out to open his/her own business in five to ten years? Also, which MBA would lead to greater international mobility chances? (Intention is obviously to work in Europe and not necessarily the same country I do my MBA from)
I have gone through all the rankings...But your years of experience with the school's prospective candidates may help me understand things better.

PS - Again I know the rankings and how to use LinkedIn. All I am looking for is a name of the school out of the list mentioned.Also don't worry about the language.. I plan to take those before the admission. Do keep visa into consideration.

[Edited by BathingSmurf on Apr 12, 2015]

After tons of research, I would want to have a discussion about which school would be best for someone who wants to work in the corporate environment (tech) for a couple of years and move out to open his/her own business in five to ten years? Also, which MBA would lead to greater international mobility chances? (Intention is obviously to work in Europe and not necessarily the same country I do my MBA from)
I have gone through all the rankings...But your years of experience with the school's prospective candidates may help me understand things better.

PS - Again I know the rankings and how to use LinkedIn. All I am looking for is a name of the school out of the list mentioned.Also don't worry about the language.. I plan to take those before the admission. Do keep visa into consideration.
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Duncan
Smurfit.
Smurfit.
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You are awesome.. :)
Could you rate them, please?

(In the decreasing order of priority:))
You are awesome.. :)
Could you rate them, please?

(In the decreasing order of priority:))
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Duncan
No, that would take a bit more time than I have since I would need to really tailor that to you.

PS Take a look at my profile page. My summer sales starts soon.

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 12, 2015]

No, that would take a bit more time than I have since I would need to really tailor that to you.

PS Take a look at my profile page. My summer sales starts soon.
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badux
Also don't worry about the language.. I plan to take those before the admission. Do keep visa into consideration.

I would say Smurfit, if only based on the language factor. My sense is that it will be hard to get to business-level fluency in either French or Danish or Dutch (or any other European language, frankly), in a year with some pre-program prep. Although an argument might be made for CBS, since there may be some English-speaking job opportunities in Copenhagen. But it would make sense to ask the school about how readily these jobs are available.
[quote]Also don't worry about the language.. I plan to take those before the admission. Do keep visa into consideration.[/quote]
I would say Smurfit, if only based on the language factor. My sense is that it will be hard to get to business-level fluency in either French or Danish or Dutch (or any other European language, frankly), in a year with some pre-program prep. Although an argument might be made for CBS, since there may be some English-speaking job opportunities in Copenhagen. But it would make sense to ask the school about how readily these jobs are available.
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Duncan
This is a strong point. It would typically take a year of dedicated study to become fluent, or more. See for example http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/international/centre-international-de-langue-francaise--cilfac/diplome-universitaire-de-langue-francaise-et-cultures-francophones--dulfcf.html
This is a strong point. It would typically take a year of dedicated study to become fluent, or more. See for example http://www.u-cergy.fr/fr/international/centre-international-de-langue-francaise--cilfac/diplome-universitaire-de-langue-francaise-et-cultures-francophones--dulfcf.html
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@badux- Thanks a lot for your time and effort to type and help. ;)
You have made a great point but I think some "pre-program prep" should do me good to kick start at any place. And the rest of it would be taken care of with the local friends I would make ;):P Why to be fluent from day one?? Ultimately, with some A1 and A2 study schedules for a language done, I should get my foothold strong into the unfamiliar language domain.

Could you put a
Smurfit > abc> bcd> cde
list up?

@Duncan - No offense :)
@badux- Thanks a lot for your time and effort to type and help. ;)
You have made a great point but I think some "pre-program prep" should do me good to kick start at any place. And the rest of it would be taken care of with the local friends I would make ;):P Why to be fluent from day one?? Ultimately, with some A1 and A2 study schedules for a language done, I should get my foothold strong into the unfamiliar language domain.

Could you put a
Smurfit > abc> bcd> cde
list up?

@Duncan - No offense :)
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Duncan
It is your life. The idea that a motivated but otherwise typical native speaker of English can start a top tier MBA with A2 in another language and then be business standard in the other language by the end of the year is outlandish.
It is your life. The idea that a motivated but otherwise typical native speaker of English can start a top tier MBA with A2 in another language and then be business standard in the other language by the end of the year is outlandish.
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World's full of outlandish assumptions but it is the hope and the optimism we live by. :)
And it is not just my life....It is of everyone I connect with ;)
World's full of outlandish assumptions but it is the hope and the optimism we live by. :)
And it is not just my life....It is of everyone I connect with ;)
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Any takers for my question?????
Any takers for my question?????
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