Budget MBAs in France, best alternatives?


luccc_f

As someone who's become a bit jaded in their field (software development) and is looking for something a bit more challenging and rewarding, I've been considering getting an MBA so I can hopefully opt for a more finance and/or strategy-oriented position, be it at my company or a new place. My budget isn't huge though, so I've been looking at the more affordable options such as Toulouse Business School, Neoma, Audencia.

Audencia stands out given its triple accreditation status. Is this factor a hugely influential one when it comes to the impact of the degree in your employment and career? (I.e., as opposed to studying at a school with fewer accreditations.)

As someone who's become a bit jaded in their field (software development) and is looking for something a bit more challenging and rewarding, I've been considering getting an MBA so I can hopefully opt for a more finance and/or strategy-oriented position, be it at my company or a new place. My budget isn't huge though, so I've been looking at the more affordable options such as Toulouse Business School, Neoma, Audencia.

Audencia stands out given its triple accreditation status. Is this factor a hugely influential one when it comes to the impact of the degree in your employment and career? (I.e., as opposed to studying at a school with fewer accreditations.)
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Duncan

Triple accreditation is a quality sign but what's more important and these schools' different regional connections and employer connections. Almost certainly a MiF will be much better than a general management MBA for transition into finance.

Triple accreditation is a quality sign but what's more important and these schools' different regional connections and employer connections. Almost certainly a MiF will be much better than a general management MBA for transition into finance.
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luccc_f

I see. I guess those factors are a little harder to pin down by doing research online, but I'll see if I can find some other posts or forums where particular schools have been discussed.

Is the MiF probably a better choice because of my lack of experience in the field? I guess they're also cheaper and faster, which in my case could be helpful.

I see. I guess those factors are a little harder to pin down by doing research online, but I'll see if I can find some other posts or forums where particular schools have been discussed.

Is the MiF probably a better choice because of my lack of experience in the field? I guess they're also cheaper and faster, which in my case could be helpful.
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Duncan

Try: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 Also see https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2946/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2023 Audencia MBA at €31,500 is less good value (in terms of starting salary) than an EDHEC, ESCP or ESSEC MSc in finance at €27,000 to €30,000.

Try: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 Also see https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2946/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2023 Audencia MBA at €31,500 is less good value (in terms of starting salary) than an EDHEC, ESCP or ESSEC MSc in finance at €27,000 to €30,000.
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