HHL or ESMT MBA


mba9391
Hi!
1. I'm from IT background professionally with 5years of Work-ex but do have some Digital Marketing freelancing exposure and wish to transition to the same industry. Would a 12 month MBA from ESMT (Jan-Dec 19) be helpful in doing the same than upto a 21 month MBA from HHL with a 3-6 months internship option?
2. I've taken German language classes upto A2 though Listening isn't that good as of now.
2. Fee-wise ESMT is on higher side than HHL.

Which one should I go with ? I need to make an early decision.
Hi!
1. I'm from IT background professionally with 5years of Work-ex but do have some Digital Marketing freelancing exposure and wish to transition to the same industry. Would a 12 month MBA from ESMT (Jan-Dec 19) be helpful in doing the same than upto a 21 month MBA from HHL with a 3-6 months internship option?
2. I've taken German language classes upto A2 though Listening isn't that good as of now.
2. Fee-wise ESMT is on higher side than HHL.

Which one should I go with ? I need to make an early decision.
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Duncan
HHL will give you more time to learn German, and in Berlin you'll spend more time speaking English than German. HHL is much more a digital and startup school. ESMT feels more big brand and corporate.
HHL will give you more time to learn German, and in Berlin you'll spend more time speaking English than German. HHL is much more a digital and startup school. ESMT feels more big brand and corporate.
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mba9391
Thanks for the response, Duncan! So going by my goals and aspirations, HHL should be a better fit as I could have more flexibility to intern and make a career to a different industry. Isn't it?
Thanks for the response, Duncan! So going by my goals and aspirations, HHL should be a better fit as I could have more flexibility to intern and make a career to a different industry. Isn't it?
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maury
What industry are you looking to switch to?
What industry are you looking to switch to?
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mba9391
What industry are you looking to switch to?


I'm targeting the Digital Marketing/Analytics Industry and aiming for a Digital Strategist role.
[quote]What industry are you looking to switch to?[/quote]

I'm targeting the Digital Marketing/Analytics Industry and aiming for a Digital Strategist role.
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Duncan
I do wonder, surely a role like digital strategist will require really excellent German. Have you seen other foreigners use an MBA to transition into these roles in Germany?
I do wonder, surely a role like digital strategist will require really excellent German. Have you seen other foreigners use an MBA to transition into these roles in Germany?
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mba9391
I do wonder, surely a role like digital strategist will require really excellent German. Have you seen other foreigners use an MBA to transition into these roles in Germany?


Haven't encountered any, but the role and the field quite interests me. Even my professional work experience has some experience related to Digital and Analytics. In the long run, I'd want to start a venture of my own. Perhaps, I could get more time to polish my Language skills at HHL over the time.
[quote]I do wonder, surely a role like digital strategist will require really excellent German. Have you seen other foreigners use an MBA to transition into these roles in Germany?[/quote]

Haven't encountered any, but the role and the field quite interests me. Even my professional work experience has some experience related to Digital and Analytics. In the long run, I'd want to start a venture of my own. Perhaps, I could get more time to polish my Language skills at HHL over the time.
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Duncan
I think you need to speak to people in that role and see if foreigners can get into it.
I think you need to speak to people in that role and see if foreigners can get into it.
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maury
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I'm targeting the Digital Marketing/Analytics Industry and aiming for a Digital Strategist role.
There might be roles like this in internationally-oriented startups but in terms of the broader workforce, most of these kinds of jobs will require German skills. You can polish your language skills during the MBA but you will not have enough time to gain fluency.
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I'm targeting the Digital Marketing/Analytics Industry and aiming for a Digital Strategist role.[/quote]
There might be roles like this in internationally-oriented startups but in terms of the broader workforce, most of these kinds of jobs will require German skills. You can polish your language skills during the MBA but you will not have enough time to gain fluency.
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