CASS MBA or ESSEC MIM


Théo Liu

Hello Friends

I'm admitted by CASS ONLINE GLOBAL MBA today. And I also waiting for ESSEC MIM result.
Some fact of me: Engineer Degree (Master) in Computer EE in France, specialised in Big Data, Fluent French speaker, no GMAT score. My objective is first to continue working in France for 1/2 year to finalise my immigration process. Then with French nationality and I might consider moving to Canada or the US ( my current Chinese passport seems difficult) to find a senior manager role in Fintech firms or ICT firms then create my own business.
 Essec is one of the most famous in France, I can choose to study with an apprenticeship which means I pay zero study fees for ESSEC, and my company will pay it and I have apprenticeship salary for about 1500 EUROS.

CASS is a great BS but unfortunately not famous at all in France, but maybe more famous in the US or Canada than ESSEC. I actually have no idea on this point. Cass online MBA offers an exactly same degree with the full-time on-campus one. And the price is also acceptable at 30,000 GBP. It is 2 years and in part-time which means that I can be a former employee and can earn a normal salary (3000-4000 euros per month) What's more, how about Manchester and Kelly double MBA and Boston University MBA, all these courses are online with an affordable price? Maybe Boston is the most suitable for me?
 Could you please help me? Maybe I will need to pay the guarantee fee for CASS and I have to make my mind ASAP. 
 Thanks

[Edited by Théo Liu on May 20, 2020]

Hello Friends

I'm admitted by CASS ONLINE GLOBAL MBA today. And I also waiting for ESSEC MIM result.
Some fact of me: Engineer Degree (Master) in Computer EE in France, specialised in Big Data, Fluent French speaker, no GMAT score. My objective is first to continue working in France for 1/2 year to finalise my immigration process. Then with French nationality and I might consider moving to Canada or the US ( my current Chinese passport seems difficult) to find a senior manager role in Fintech firms or ICT firms then create my own business.<div><br></div><div>&nbsp;Essec is one of the most famous in France, I can choose to study with an apprenticeship which means I pay zero study fees for ESSEC, and my company will pay it and I have apprenticeship salary for about 1500 EUROS.

CASS is a great BS but unfortunately not famous at all in France, but maybe more famous in the US or Canada than ESSEC. I actually have no idea on this point. Cass online MBA offers an exactly same degree with the full-time on-campus one. And the price is also acceptable at 30,000 GBP. It is 2 years and in part-time which means that I can be a former employee and can earn a normal salary (3000-4000 euros per month)&nbsp;</div><div>What's more, how about Manchester and Kelly double MBA and Boston University MBA, all these courses are online with an affordable price? Maybe Boston is the most suitable for me?</div><div><br></div><div>&nbsp;Could you please help me? Maybe I will need to pay the guarantee fee for CASS and I have to make my mind ASAP.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>&nbsp;Thanks</div>
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Duncan

Given your focus on North America, these European schools don't make sense.

For fintech: I think the MIT Micromasters is a great start: http://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-sloan-launches-mitx-micromasters-program-finance-0115 Or maybe the Harvard ALM in finance. 
For a pure MBA, the Boston or Illinois. 

[Edited by Duncan on May 20, 2020]

Given your focus on North America, these European schools don't make sense.<div><br></div><div><br></div><div>For fintech: I think the MIT Micromasters is a great start:&nbsp;<a href="http://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-sloan-launches-mitx-micromasters-program-finance-0115">http://news.mit.edu/2020/mit-sloan-launches-mitx-micromasters-program-finance-0115</a>&nbsp;Or maybe the Harvard ALM in finance.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>For a pure MBA, the Boston or Illinois.&nbsp;</div>
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Théo Liu

Thank you for reply. I'm looking for a formal MBA degree. How about Boston University or University of Iowa Tippie College of Business

Thank you for reply. I'm looking for a formal MBA degree. How about Boston University or&nbsp;<span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Benton Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; text-size-adjust: auto;">University of Iowa Tippie College of Business</span>
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Duncan

Both very good schools.

Both very good schools.
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Hey man,



I may be able to help a little
you with your question because I am myself a MiM student at ESSEC. I understand
your doubts, but ESSEC could have more advantages for you.



First, the location of the
program matters because it should be in line with your future projects. Since
you want to complete the immigration process in France, it makes sense to do a
degree there. ESSEC also has several partners in North America, and you could
go on exchange or double-degree to Canada or the US – meaning that you can have
exposure to the region you want to work in, plus you get your immigration
status validated in France (which wouldn’t be too bad eh?).



But from my personal experience I
can also tell you that the master at ESSEC is really cool because of the wide
range of options you have in order to “customize” your academic path. You can
choose different specializations (finance or entrepreneurship, for example) and
you can also do several internships to discover what you want to do. Or you can
do the apprenticeship as you mentioned, and I think you can even do it abroad
if the company is French.  



Finally, another thing you can
consider in your choice is the comparison between an online program and an
in-person one. Even if now we can do everything on Zoom…learning, working and social
interactions are not really the same when you are doing them online. Attending
a program in person is a more valuable experience because you don’t only get
your degree, but you get to build your network, to make friends, and to take
part in many more other activities in the real world !



Good luck for your MiM results
and hope these tips might be helpful!

<p class="MsoNormal">Hey man, <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">I may be able to help a little
you with your question because I am myself a MiM student at ESSEC. I understand
your doubts, but ESSEC could have more advantages for you. <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">First, the location of the
program matters because it should be in line with your future projects. Since
you want to complete the immigration process in France, it makes sense to do a
degree there. ESSEC also has several partners in North America, and you could
go on exchange or double-degree to Canada or the US – meaning that you can have
exposure to the region you want to work in, plus you get your immigration
status validated in France (which wouldn’t be too bad eh?). <o:p></o:p></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">But from my personal experience I
can also tell you that the master at ESSEC is really cool because of the wide
range of options you have in order to “customize” your academic path. You can
choose different specializations (finance or entrepreneurship, for example) and
you can also do several internships to discover what you want to do. Or you can
do the apprenticeship as you mentioned, and I think you can even do it abroad
if the company is French. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">Finally, another thing you can
consider in your choice is the comparison between an online program and an
in-person one. Even if now we can do everything on Zoom…learning, working and social
interactions are not really the same when you are doing them online. Attending
a program in person is a more valuable experience because you don’t only get
your degree, but you get to build your network, to make friends, and to take
part in many more other activities in the real world !<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">Good luck for your MiM results
and hope these tips might be helpful!<o:p></o:p></p>
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Duncan

How does the degree help this person's application for permanent residence if they only need to work for the next six months? 

How does the degree help this person's application for permanent residence if they only need to work for the next six months?&nbsp;
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