HHL Leipzig vs. Schulich for Full-Time MBA


Gilmour92

Hi,

I'm an Indian engineer with over 6 years of work-ex in the Oil & Gas industry in Project Management and Operations. I have admits from HHL Leipzig and the Schulich school of business. After speaking with alums/current students of both schools, I haven't got any solid suggestions as to which school to go for as there are mixed opinions. My rationale for considering each school is as follows:

Reasons to consider Schulich:
- Better reputation (better ranked, better brand globally)
- No need to learn a new foreign language (such as German in the case of HHL) for job search
- Better course flexibility (more specialization options and customization)

Reasons to consider HHL:
- Economical (tuition fee is less than half of the same at Schulich + less living expenses at Leipzig vis-a-vis Toronto)
- German economy is stronger and more stable

I hope someone could help me in better evaluating this comparison so that I could reach a decision.

Thanks.

Hi,

I'm an Indian engineer with over 6 years of work-ex in the Oil & Gas industry in Project Management and Operations. I have admits from HHL Leipzig and the Schulich school of business. After speaking with alums/current students of both schools, I haven't got any solid suggestions as to which school to go for as there are mixed opinions. My rationale for considering each school is as follows:

Reasons to consider Schulich:
- Better reputation (better ranked, better brand globally)
- No need to learn a new foreign language (such as German in the case of HHL) for job search
- Better course flexibility (more specialization options and customization)

Reasons to consider HHL:
- Economical (tuition fee is less than half of the same at Schulich + less living expenses at Leipzig vis-a-vis Toronto)
- German economy is stronger and more stable

I hope someone could help me in better evaluating this comparison so that I could reach a decision.

Thanks.
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Learning German is a substantial barrier. 

Learning German is a substantial barrier. 
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If you can take a year to focus on learning German full-time before starting the HHL program (preferably in an immersive environment), that would give you a good head start for continuing to learn during the program, and then landing a job afterwards. It's hard to land an MBA level job in German without having fluent command of the language.

Schulich is a good school, no doubt about it, and due to language issues there would be much less friction in transitioning to Canada. See if it would work out in terms of ROI (based on your salary now and the cost of tuition.) Average salary of Schulich MBAs after graduation is less than $100,000 CAD (around $80-85k for most industries excluding finance / consulting). 

If you can take a year to focus on learning German full-time before starting the HHL program (preferably in an immersive environment), that would give you a good head start for continuing to learn during the program, and then landing a job afterwards. It's hard to land an MBA level job in German without having fluent command of the language.<br><br>Schulich is a good school, no doubt about it, and due to language issues there would be much less friction in transitioning to Canada. See if it would work out in terms of ROI (based on your salary now and the cost of tuition.) Average salary of Schulich MBAs after graduation is less than $100,000 CAD (around $80-85k for most industries excluding finance / consulting).&nbsp;
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