CBS Copenhagen - worthwhile?


EUUK
Am in a painful dilemma and will soon have to decide whether to pay the deposit.

Reasons I'm hesitating:
1) 29 F, East Asian. If I should return to Asia, will a CBS MBA have any value-add to my profile? Given it's practically unknown in APAC, Is it really an irrational choice?
2) 6yr w/e in financial publishing/editorial, ~zero chance to land a job in Denmark/EU?
3) partial tuition fee reduction, but is it worth the $ afterall given above points? Altho I do look fwd to the unique scandi experience of studying and possibly working in the ctry, a primary reason why I applied.

ps. also got in a social psychology program in LSE, an area am interested in but not necessarily career oriented. Torn. Any advice + opinion?

[Edited by EUUK on Jul 14, 2016]

Am in a painful dilemma and will soon have to decide whether to pay the deposit.

Reasons I'm hesitating:
1) 29 F, East Asian. If I should return to Asia, will a CBS MBA have any value-add to my profile? Given it's practically unknown in APAC, Is it really an irrational choice?
2) 6yr w/e in financial publishing/editorial, ~zero chance to land a job in Denmark/EU?
3) partial tuition fee reduction, but is it worth the $ afterall given above points? Altho I do look fwd to the unique scandi experience of studying and possibly working in the ctry, a primary reason why I applied.

ps. also got in a social psychology program in LSE, an area am interested in but not necessarily career oriented. Torn. Any advice + opinion?
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laurie
Yes, there are probably a lot of better choices if you wanted to move back to Asia. If you wanted to study in Europe but keep your options open in Asia, you should probably pick something that has roots there - Insead, Emlyon, etc.

I wouldn't say that you have zero chance of landing a job in the EU. The labor market there is national, though, so your best chances would be finding a job in Denmark. However, unless you speak Danish this might prove to be challenging. If you had your eyes on another European country, you should probably look at the language situation in those countries as well.
Yes, there are probably a lot of better choices if you wanted to move back to Asia. If you wanted to study in Europe but keep your options open in Asia, you should probably pick something that has roots there - Insead, Emlyon, etc.

I wouldn't say that you have zero chance of landing a job in the EU. The labor market there is national, though, so your best chances would be finding a job in Denmark. However, unless you speak Danish this might prove to be challenging. If you had your eyes on another European country, you should probably look at the language situation in those countries as well.
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EUUK
I'm a bit surprised to see Emlyon. I've notice there're other French bschools that are more popular among local applicants - ESSEC, ESCP, HEC

I wanted an European and international experience, so have stayed away from UK given I've heard the Chinese/India student body is especially big in non G5 schools.

I picked DK for the English-friendly society (vs. France, Spain, Italy, perhaps even Germany). And a potentially more favorable visa policy. My profile may not be strong enough for Insead though (non banking, IT, engineering etc...)

Are German schools such as ESMT, Frankfurt school even a better choice than CBS?
I'm a bit surprised to see Emlyon. I've notice there're other French bschools that are more popular among local applicants - ESSEC, ESCP, HEC

I wanted an European and international experience, so have stayed away from UK given I've heard the Chinese/India student body is especially big in non G5 schools.

I picked DK for the English-friendly society (vs. France, Spain, Italy, perhaps even Germany). And a potentially more favorable visa policy. My profile may not be strong enough for Insead though (non banking, IT, engineering etc...)

Are German schools such as ESMT, Frankfurt school even a better choice than CBS?
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laurie
The reason why I mentioned Emlyon is because that school has been growing its network in Asia through its Shanghai campus and other initiatives.

Indeed, Denmark is English-friendly, and there may indeed be jobs there that only require English, but the job market is much smaller than those in the UK, France, Germany, etc.

I'm a big fan of the German schools. But that's definitely a country where you'll want to speak the language at a professional level, if you wanted to land a job there.
The reason why I mentioned Emlyon is because that school has been growing its network in Asia through its Shanghai campus and other initiatives.

Indeed, Denmark is English-friendly, and there may indeed be jobs there that only require English, but the job market is much smaller than those in the UK, France, Germany, etc.

I'm a big fan of the German schools. But that's definitely a country where you'll want to speak the language at a professional level, if you wanted to land a job there.
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Duncan
I see that Copenhagen, which got back in the FT 100 this year, shows just 61% employed three months after graduating. Very sad. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/copenhagen-business-school/global-mba-ranking-2018#global-mba-ranking-2018
I see that Copenhagen, which got back in the FT 100 this year, shows just 61% employed three months after graduating. Very sad. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/copenhagen-business-school/global-mba-ranking-2018#global-mba-ranking-2018
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Razors Edg...
Interesting that at 57%, UConn had a lower placement rate. Although they seemingly have much better stats according to their website (91% of class of 2016 placed by October after graduation...)
Interesting that at 57%, UConn had a lower placement rate. Although they seemingly have much better stats according to their website (91% of class of 2016 placed by October after graduation...)
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