EMBA in Europe


derHorst

Dear community,

I would like to do an EMBA. I am currently based in Switzerland, and my main idea is to stay in Europe. But not saying no to changing continent if the opportunity is good enough. I lead a multinational team of less than 20 people since 2 years ago, and worked mainly for Asian companies while in Europe (10 years experience). 

My idea is to stay in IT, but being able to reach a closer to or board position, which with my current engineering background would be hard. A side road would be to move to M&A of TMT or Consulting with IT background.

I have checked on some top schools in Europe and I have interviewed with:
LBS / Oxford / ESCP
CEIBS / IESE
Bocconi

Listed in order of preference.

Any suggestions of which program will help me to boost my career, while giving the opportunity to move to M&A, if I find it interesting/attractive enough to take the leap?

Thank you very much for the hints on beforehand.

[Edited by derHorst on Nov 19, 2021]

Dear community, <br><br>I would like to do an EMBA. I am currently based in Switzerland, and my main idea is to stay in Europe. But not saying no to changing continent if the opportunity is good enough. I lead a multinational team of less than 20 people since 2 years ago, and worked mainly for Asian companies while in Europe (10 years experience).&nbsp;<br><br>My idea is to stay in IT, but being able to reach a closer to or board position, which with my current engineering background would be hard. A side road would be to move to M&amp;A of TMT or Consulting with IT background.<br><br>I have checked on some top schools in Europe and I have interviewed with: <br>LBS / Oxford / ESCP<br>CEIBS / IESE<br>Bocconi<br><br>Listed in order of preference.<br><br>Any suggestions of which program will help me to boost my career, while giving the opportunity to move to M&amp;A, if I find it interesting/attractive enough to take the leap? <br><br>Thank you very much for the hints on beforehand.
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Duncan

A big factor is brand equity in the countries and firms you will target. Generally, they are well known in the sphere of their main working language. See How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 

Other things being equal, with your background I would focus on schools with a strong general management approach, lots of group work and a deep core: LBS, IESE and Insead. If you wanted to stay in engineering, IMD would be the obvious option. 

A big factor is brand equity in the countries and firms you will target. Generally, they are well known in the sphere of their main working language. See How to use LinkedIn to find the best school&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/33571&nbsp;<br><br>Other things being equal, with your background I would focus on schools with a strong general management approach, lots of group work and a deep core: LBS, IESE and Insead. If you wanted to stay in engineering, IMD would be the obvious option.&nbsp;
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Andy776

I agree with Duncan for an EMBA focus on the best ones exclusively as it is very expensive. Focus on LBS, Insead and IESE. On a lesser extent, IMD :)  

[Edited by Andy776 on Nov 20, 2021]

I agree with Duncan for an EMBA focus on the best ones exclusively as it is very expensive. Focus on LBS, Insead and IESE. On a lesser extent, IMD :)&nbsp;&nbsp;
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derHorst

Thanks for the help. 

Being Spanish national, I am not that keen on IESE. I thought about ESCP because of its value for money, and being a Paneuropean school, as my target work market. But having in mind, I might fancy a switch to M&A, and for that LBS would be the best program. (double what ESCP costs). I don't have a target firm but market and branch: DACH; rest of Europe; SG; UAE. Tech company (including Fintech); M&A; Consulting. In order of preference.  

Which school puts more effort helping to allocate its execstudents? I know the ROI tends to be less than 5 years. But still 60K of difference are a lot (half of a Porsche :) )

Finally, could you confirm Mannheim&ESSEC and St Gallen are too engineering focused? it has been my impression, and would like to avoid a lot of car manufacturing focus around. 

[Edited by derHorst on Nov 20, 2021]

Thanks for the help.&nbsp;<br><br>Being Spanish national, I am not that keen on IESE. I thought about ESCP because of its value for money, and being a Paneuropean school, as my target work market. But having in mind, I might fancy a switch to M&amp;A, and for that LBS would be the best program. (double what ESCP costs). I don't have a target firm but market and branch:&nbsp;DACH; rest of Europe; SG; UAE. Tech company (including Fintech); M&amp;A; Consulting. In order of preference.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Which school puts more effort helping to allocate its execstudents?&nbsp;I know the ROI tends to be less than 5 years. But still 60K of difference are a lot (half of a Porsche :) )<br><br>Finally, could you confirm Mannheim&amp;ESSEC and St Gallen are too engineering focused? it has been my impression, and would like to avoid a lot of car manufacturing focus around.&nbsp;
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Andy776

ESCP, even though has partnerships with universities in several countries, remains to a large extent a french business school. Over 80% of its alumni are in France. 
LBS will be a wiser choice. It may be more expensive but it is really worth it. The school has an amazing career service team and works really hard to place its graduate in top positions. 
With an EMBA, 60k is not much considering the salary deferences between schools and their programs. Price difference matters much more where you are talking about a bachelor or a MiM degree (albeit when you are early in your career).
Good luck!

[Edited by Andy776 on Nov 20, 2021]

ESCP, even though has partnerships with universities in several countries, remains to a large extent a french business school. Over 80% of its alumni are in France.&nbsp;<br>LBS will be a wiser choice. It may be more expensive but it is really worth it. The school has an amazing career service team and works really hard to place its graduate in top positions.&nbsp;<br>With an EMBA, 60k is not much considering the salary deferences between schools and their programs. Price difference matters much more where you are talking about a bachelor or a MiM degree (albeit when you are early in your career).<br>Good luck!
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