Confuse over admission


Dear sir,

I have chances to get admission in three universities in UK that are: Cardiff Business School, University of Chester, Anglis Ruskin University.

As there are too many sites that indicates ranking therefore it has totally confused me. Please advise on which University should I get admission based on ranking.

Bests,
Attah

Dear sir,

I have chances to get admission in three universities in UK that are: Cardiff Business School, University of Chester, Anglis Ruskin University.

As there are too many sites that indicates ranking therefore it has totally confused me. Please advise on which University should I get admission based on ranking.

Bests,
Attah
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Duncan

None of these are great if you want to work in the UK, but Cardiff is the best because it has AACSB accreditation.

A better school would be better.

I imagine that you don't have much work experience, since these three schools specialise in those. Read
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133
and
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783

None of these are great if you want to work in the UK, but Cardiff is the best because it has AACSB accreditation.

A better school would be better.

I imagine that you don't have much work experience, since these three schools specialise in those. Read
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133
and
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783
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Thank you for the information.

I have 2 years of managerial working exprience after under graduate degree. So I don't have problem with that. my concern is that If the said business Schools worth study or not?

if you can let me know that would be of great help. furthermore, if you could tell me some university names which are best to study as well as to work.

thanks.
attah

Thank you for the information.

I have 2 years of managerial working exprience after under graduate degree. So I don't have problem with that. my concern is that If the said business Schools worth study or not?

if you can let me know that would be of great help. furthermore, if you could tell me some university names which are best to study as well as to work.

thanks.
attah
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This question is following my previous post.

Is this Ranking credible? If not please send me a link.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/table/2013/jun/04/university-guide-business-management-studies

Thanks.

This question is following my previous post.

Is this Ranking credible? If not please send me a link.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/table/2013/jun/04/university-guide-business-management-studies

Thanks.
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Duncan

That is a totally credible ranking of undergraduate programmes. It's not a good guide for post-experience programmes: for that, use the FT and Economist.

That is a totally credible ranking of undergraduate programmes. It's not a good guide for post-experience programmes: for that, use the FT and Economist.
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vish2

Hey Duncan,

I have a bachelor's degree from india along with 2 years of part time work experience + 2.5 years of full time work experience in the advertising industry.

I plan on acquiring my masters this year at a university in the UK. I have applied to Leeds, Westminster, Birmingham, Kingston and Brighton for their marketing communications MA/MSc's and Cardiff for their MBA in Media Management.

What's your take on the best option?

I plan to return to India post studying.

Hey Duncan,

I have a bachelor's degree from india along with 2 years of part time work experience + 2.5 years of full time work experience in the advertising industry.

I plan on acquiring my masters this year at a university in the UK. I have applied to Leeds, Westminster, Birmingham, Kingston and Brighton for their marketing communications MA/MSc's and Cardiff for their MBA in Media Management.

What's your take on the best option?

I plan to return to India post studying.
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Duncan

Birmingham is, by far, the best of those business schools.

Why the UK? Why not take your GMAT and do an MBA?

Birmingham is, by far, the best of those business schools.

Why the UK? Why not take your GMAT and do an MBA?
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vish2

I decided too late and would like to start this September as i have a job waiting for me back home. Bad timing to be honest.

i have received an offer from Westminster and Kingston, applying for scholarships now. Awaiting some news from the other colleges.

What do you think is best given the situation?

I decided too late and would like to start this September as i have a job waiting for me back home. Bad timing to be honest.

i have received an offer from Westminster and Kingston, applying for scholarships now. Awaiting some news from the other colleges.

What do you think is best given the situation?
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Duncan

What are your goals? Why the UK? Why not find an MBA that starts in January: I am sure you are not too late for those.

Get into the best school you can, regardless of scholarships. read The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

What are your goals? Why the UK? Why not find an MBA that starts in January: I am sure you are not too late for those.

Get into the best school you can, regardless of scholarships. read The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
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As you said, none of the schools are great if I want to work in UK. I am not going to work in UK so please advise accordingly.

Moreover, I am going on personal finance and there is a good chance for Afghan Nationals to get deduction on their tuition fees in Chester and Anglia Ruskin University.

Do you think it worths studying MBA at any of the above Universities? if not please explain. I am totally confused.

Thanks.

As you said, none of the schools are great if I want to work in UK. I am not going to work in UK so please advise accordingly.

Moreover, I am going on personal finance and there is a good chance for Afghan Nationals to get deduction on their tuition fees in Chester and Anglia Ruskin University.

Do you think it worths studying MBA at any of the above Universities? if not please explain. I am totally confused.

Thanks.
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Duncan

I've already give links to my opinions about freshers' MBAs. See Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools www.find-mba.com/board/38133
and
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783

If you don't want to work in the UK, why are you focussing on the UK? Your limited budget will no go far here. There are inexpensive, accredited MSc and MBA degrees in other countries for a fraction of the cost.Look at the FT MSc rankings and search this board for MBAs in English at good schools like Cnam in France, UCM3 in Spain and the CEU in Hungary.

I've already give links to my opinions about freshers' MBAs. See Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools www.find-mba.com/board/38133
and
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783

If you don't want to work in the UK, why are you focussing on the UK? Your limited budget will no go far here. There are inexpensive, accredited MSc and MBA degrees in other countries for a fraction of the cost.Look at the FT MSc rankings and search this board for MBAs in English at good schools like Cnam in France, UCM3 in Spain and the CEU in Hungary.
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gboy

Sir, I am in a dilemma as I have got offers from both EBS and HHL in Germany.
EBS has confirmed a 50% waiver in Tuition. I am very much inclined towards HHL. So, I have not even applied for Mannheim. But, 50% is a lot of money nonetheless. I am still waiting for HHL scholarship result.
Can you please tell me which of these two has better prospect in Germany? I don't have any certified German knowledge but I am in pursuit of it already. I know that I have to master the language asap in order to get a career in Germany.
Please help!

Sir, I am in a dilemma as I have got offers from both EBS and HHL in Germany.
EBS has confirmed a 50% waiver in Tuition. I am very much inclined towards HHL. So, I have not even applied for Mannheim. But, 50% is a lot of money nonetheless. I am still waiting for HHL scholarship result.
Can you please tell me which of these two has better prospect in Germany? I don't have any certified German knowledge but I am in pursuit of it already. I know that I have to master the language asap in order to get a career in Germany.
Please help!
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Duncan

HHL Is much better. Just compare the placement reports.

Also read The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

HHL Is much better. Just compare the placement reports.

Also read The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
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gboy

Thanks a lot Sir, I wanted HHL all along..I was very impressed interacting with them. Your guide eased my decision

Thanks a lot Sir, I wanted HHL all along..I was very impressed interacting with them. Your guide eased my decision
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gboy

Dear Duncan
I have another doubt. I will be glad if you can guide me through.
HHL is offering FT MBA in 2 tracks i.e. 15 and 21 months respectively. Is it possible to get hold of German in 15 months? My financial constraints demand me to move into professional career asap.
Also, since you had been at HHL, I wonder if you can compare between 15 and 21 months MBA. Which has better job prospect? I am planning to settle in Germany upon completion of my MBA. Will they allow me to stay upto 18 months for search of jobs? How long it may take to get a decent job if say you acquire B2 level by the end of MBA?
Also, I have gone through the posts and links you provided in your earlier posts regarding Racism in Leipzig. How critical is this issue? I had been to Koln, Hannover and Hamburg for a very short period of time in 2009, I never noticed such things. The main reason behind choosing Germany is its liberal culture and strong economy.
Please help!

Dear Duncan
I have another doubt. I will be glad if you can guide me through.
HHL is offering FT MBA in 2 tracks i.e. 15 and 21 months respectively. Is it possible to get hold of German in 15 months? My financial constraints demand me to move into professional career asap.
Also, since you had been at HHL, I wonder if you can compare between 15 and 21 months MBA. Which has better job prospect? I am planning to settle in Germany upon completion of my MBA. Will they allow me to stay upto 18 months for search of jobs? How long it may take to get a decent job if say you acquire B2 level by the end of MBA?
Also, I have gone through the posts and links you provided in your earlier posts regarding Racism in Leipzig. How critical is this issue? I had been to Koln, Hannover and Hamburg for a very short period of time in 2009, I never noticed such things. The main reason behind choosing Germany is its liberal culture and strong economy.
Please help!
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Duncan

It's perfectly possible to learn German in 15 months, but I don't see how that can be done while taking a demanding MBA in English.

These two modes at HHL are new: you should ask them about the differences and the current visa rules in Germany.

East Germany is very different from the rich cities in West Germany which you have visiting. The racist NDP is a major party in the East. Visit http://www.toytowngermany.com/ and search the forum with the keyword Racism.

It's perfectly possible to learn German in 15 months, but I don't see how that can be done while taking a demanding MBA in English.

These two modes at HHL are new: you should ask them about the differences and the current visa rules in Germany.

East Germany is very different from the rich cities in West Germany which you have visiting. The racist NDP is a major party in the East. Visit http://www.toytowngermany.com/ and search the forum with the keyword Racism.
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naked

@gboy: Maybe I can shed some light on the issues raised by you. Learning German within 15 month is easy, but not while doing an MBA at the same time!
Regarding the two different tracks, I think it would be better for you to go with the 21-month track because it gives you the possibility to do an internship (which you will definitely need, should youi plan to work in Germany afterwards) and you'll be able to learn German for another 6 months.
Finally, let me lose some words concerning the racism issue. Since my arrival in Leipzig 6 months ago, I have never experienced racism nor have I heard of anyone from HHL who has experienced something like this. Furthermore, I would also challenge Duncan's view of Leipzig (or East germany in general) being different than West Germany. I myself come from (South-)West Germany and I cannot see any major differences anymore, at least not if talking about the major cities (Leipzig, Dresden....).

@gboy: Maybe I can shed some light on the issues raised by you. Learning German within 15 month is easy, but not while doing an MBA at the same time!
Regarding the two different tracks, I think it would be better for you to go with the 21-month track because it gives you the possibility to do an internship (which you will definitely need, should youi plan to work in Germany afterwards) and you'll be able to learn German for another 6 months.
Finally, let me lose some words concerning the racism issue. Since my arrival in Leipzig 6 months ago, I have never experienced racism nor have I heard of anyone from HHL who has experienced something like this. Furthermore, I would also challenge Duncan's view of Leipzig (or East germany in general) being different than West Germany. I myself come from (South-)West Germany and I cannot see any major differences anymore, at least not if talking about the major cities (Leipzig, Dresden....).
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naked

Another short remark: Saying that the NPD is a "major party" in East Germany is a bit overexaggerated. There are very few parts of East Germany (mostly small villages) where the NPD is an established player but this is certainly not true for major cities like Leipzig. In fact, the NPD got less than 3% in the last local elections in Leipzig.

Another short remark: Saying that the NPD is a "major party" in East Germany is a bit overexaggerated. There are very few parts of East Germany (mostly small villages) where the NPD is an established player but this is certainly not true for major cities like Leipzig. In fact, the NPD got less than 3% in the last local elections in Leipzig.
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Duncan

Forgive the exaggeration. Let me be more specific: In Saxony, the region where Leipzig is, the NPD is one of six parties in the parliament. It has 8 of the 132 seats.

Forgive the exaggeration. Let me be more specific: In Saxony, the region where Leipzig is, the NPD is one of six parties in the parliament. It has 8 of the 132 seats.
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gboy

Thanks a lot Naked and Duncan
Your inputs added to great relief. I guess racism wont be a problem in my pursuit.
In fact Prof. Velamuri, who interviewed me has personally suggested me to go for the 21 months track only. I am also planning to attend the August German language classes.
@Naked do you have any idea about the visa rule, i.e. how long does one get blue card after completion of studies for search of jobs? how difficult is it to get a job after completion of MBA? Of course HHL's flyer and record show very promising prospect. But, as a current student of HHL you will be the best to judge I guess!

Thanks a lot Naked and Duncan
Your inputs added to great relief. I guess racism wont be a problem in my pursuit.
In fact Prof. Velamuri, who interviewed me has personally suggested me to go for the 21 months track only. I am also planning to attend the August German language classes.
@Naked do you have any idea about the visa rule, i.e. how long does one get blue card after completion of studies for search of jobs? how difficult is it to get a job after completion of MBA? Of course HHL's flyer and record show very promising prospect. But, as a current student of HHL you will be the best to judge I guess!
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