EMBA in UK/Europe start Fall 2017/Jan 2018


orsi
Hi

I am looking into EMBA programmes starting this spring or start of next year.

I am a professional in commercial finance with 8 years work experience (6 post graduation), 2 of which in a management position. I'm originally from Latin America but I've been working in the UK for almost 3.5 years now. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

I want the EMBA to give my career a boost and accelerate my progress to senior management or executive positions. However, I'm also open to finding a new path outside of finance or the UK. This doesn't mean I don't like either of them, I could see myself staying in finance and in the UK post EMBA, but I'm also open to finding new areas that I could like (consulting? sales?) and also could be flexible on where I work post EMBA (UK, continental Europe, USA, don't rule out LatAm given the right challenge), but I see myself most likely looking for new challenges, not with current employer.

Having said this, I've been looking at some programmes:

- ESADE EMBA (Monthly format, where class is more international) - been through the admission process invited by them, awaiting on feedback
- ESCP - have a 1-2-1 scheduled pre-admission. Sent my CV and they said it could be a good fit
- Cambridge EMBA - sent my CV, they said I could be a good fit and "encouraged to apply" or schedule a 1-2-1

Other programmes I was looking at were IESE (though they only have bi-weekly format which could mean it's very localised) and Warwick.

I know my goals are not very clearly defined in some way, so wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions on which programmes I should look into (or any suggestions in general are appreciated).

Thanks in advance for your comments

cheers
Hi

I am looking into EMBA programmes starting this spring or start of next year.

I am a professional in commercial finance with 8 years work experience (6 post graduation), 2 of which in a management position. I'm originally from Latin America but I've been working in the UK for almost 3.5 years now. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

I want the EMBA to give my career a boost and accelerate my progress to senior management or executive positions. However, I'm also open to finding a new path outside of finance or the UK. This doesn't mean I don't like either of them, I could see myself staying in finance and in the UK post EMBA, but I'm also open to finding new areas that I could like (consulting? sales?) and also could be flexible on where I work post EMBA (UK, continental Europe, USA, don't rule out LatAm given the right challenge), but I see myself most likely looking for new challenges, not with current employer.

Having said this, I've been looking at some programmes:

- ESADE EMBA (Monthly format, where class is more international) - been through the admission process invited by them, awaiting on feedback
- ESCP - have a 1-2-1 scheduled pre-admission. Sent my CV and they said it could be a good fit
- Cambridge EMBA - sent my CV, they said I could be a good fit and "encouraged to apply" or schedule a 1-2-1

Other programmes I was looking at were IESE (though they only have bi-weekly format which could mean it's very localised) and Warwick.

I know my goals are not very clearly defined in some way, so wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts or suggestions on which programmes I should look into (or any suggestions in general are appreciated).

Thanks in advance for your comments

cheers
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Duncan
Why are you not looking at LBS? It's in London, and will have a more international cohort than any of these schools.
Why are you not looking at LBS? It's in London, and will have a more international cohort than any of these schools.
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orsi
thanks for your response Duncan.
I had my CV reviewed by them and they suggested that I should wait until I have more management experience and apply for the 2019 intake.

What are your thoughts? do you reckon any of the programmes above are interesting for my profile? would you recommend other options to look into? or would you suggest I wait and aim for LBS later on?

Thanks again
thanks for your response Duncan.
I had my CV reviewed by them and they suggested that I should wait until I have more management experience and apply for the 2019 intake.

What are your thoughts? do you reckon any of the programmes above are interesting for my profile? would you recommend other options to look into? or would you suggest I wait and aim for LBS later on?

Thanks again
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Duncan
The 2019 intake? Are you sure they did not mean the class of 2919, which starts in January 2018?
The 2019 intake? Are you sure they did not mean the class of 2919, which starts in January 2018?
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orsi
Yes, they said 2019 intake - by then I would have 3 years' management experience (2 by this fall/Jan '18 when I'm planning to start my EMBA).

Would you recommend waiting in order to have a better chance of being admitted at LBS? or, if admitted, are the programmes above worthwhile, from an international flavour, potential for career progression and overall quality? or any other you think could be a good fit for my profile?

Thanks again!
Yes, they said 2019 intake - by then I would have 3 years' management experience (2 by this fall/Jan '18 when I'm planning to start my EMBA).

Would you recommend waiting in order to have a better chance of being admitted at LBS? or, if admitted, are the programmes above worthwhile, from an international flavour, potential for career progression and overall quality? or any other you think could be a good fit for my profile?

Thanks again!
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Duncan
Having been an interviewer for the LBS EMBA I do find that a bit of a surprise. Unless the more comprehensive LBS curriculum matters to you, take Cambridge.
Having been an interviewer for the LBS EMBA I do find that a bit of a surprise. Unless the more comprehensive LBS curriculum matters to you, take Cambridge.
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orsi
Thanks Duncan, very much appreciated
Thanks Duncan, very much appreciated
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