EMBA - Oxford Said / ESSEC Manheim / HEC Paris


sammyshah

Hi all - in the lucky position to have received EMBA offers from all three (waiting list at St. Gallen). Pulling my hair out trying to decide which one. Here's the thought process:
- Aim:
Develop leadership skills, get a decent ROI, aim for Director level roles in 3 years or so.

- Oxford Said:
- Pro - the brand name
- Con- it's super expensive and I don't want to take out such a big loan at this stage in my career - the price is really the main reason I can't go there.

- HEC Paris
- Pro- brand name, Alumni network, priced in the middle
- Con: Appears very entrepreneurship / innovation focused whereas my aim is to stay and grow in the corporate sphere

- ESSEC Manheim
- Pro: Most affordable, great for staying in europe
- Con: Rankings (FT are bad 45, Economist ranks it at 12 so I'm confused)

Please can you all give me some advice / insight?

Hi all - in the lucky position to have received EMBA offers from all three (waiting list at St. Gallen). Pulling my hair out trying to decide which one. Here's the thought process:
- Aim:
Develop leadership skills, get a decent ROI, aim for Director level roles in 3 years or so.

- Oxford Said:
- Pro - the brand name
- Con- it's super expensive and I don't want to take out such a big loan at this stage in my career - the price is really the main reason I can't go there.

- HEC Paris
- Pro- brand name, Alumni network, priced in the middle
- Con: Appears very entrepreneurship / innovation focused whereas my aim is to stay and grow in the corporate sphere

- ESSEC Manheim
- Pro: Most affordable, great for staying in europe
- Con: Rankings (FT are bad 45, Economist ranks it at 12 so I'm confused)

Please can you all give me some advice / insight?
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Duncan

What are your goals? What countries, industries, roles or firms are you targeting? Why are you focussing on affordability rather than value? 

What are your goals? What countries, industries, roles or firms are you targeting? Why are you focussing on affordability rather than value? 
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sammyshah

Target regions : EMEA / Singapore
Industry: FMCG, FS

Affordability unfortunately is the only thing keeping me from saying Yes to Said. It's 3x more than ESSEC just on tuition cost. Value I perceive would be more or less the same but maybe that's the thing I'm missing. What are your thoughts?




Target regions : EMEA / Singapore<br>Industry: FMCG, FS<br><br>Affordability unfortunately is the only thing keeping me from saying Yes to Said. It's 3x more than ESSEC just on tuition cost. Value I perceive would be more or less the same but maybe that's the thing I'm missing. What are your thoughts?<br><br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

Does Saïd have a good network in FMCG? I suggest you sharpen your focus. If EMEA, then where? Also consider schools with programmes in Singapore, which is certainly Essec but also Manchester, Edhec, and Chicago. 

Does Saïd have a good network in FMCG? I suggest you sharpen your focus. If EMEA, then where? Also consider schools with programmes in Singapore, which is certainly Essec but also Manchester, Edhec, and Chicago.&nbsp;
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