Huge Dilemma


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I am a Hungarian citizen, 32 years old, working in the diplomatic field. 2 years ago I have decided to make a career move for the business field. I have a legal and an international relations background (2 Masters), thus I have no IT, engineering or any other natural sciences education nor any substantial business experience. Besides my native Hungarian I have a relatively good command of four languages (English, French, Russian and Bulgarian). My preferred line of business would be investment and project management consultancy/administration (including EU structural or international development cooperation grants also) or intrernational NGOs functioning in the social enterprise sector.
I have been admitted to Birmingham, Vlerick, CEU and EDHEC. So, now I have to choose until 11th of July which one to go for. Birmingham, Vlerick and EDHEC are all around the same price level, namely 22 000 EURO, whereas CEU is only 10 000, also I should not worry about accomodation in Budapest. The program of CEU however does not seem to be overly international, only one optional study trip to New York, internship is also optional (most probably in Hungary) and the study exchange comes after the 11 month long base-program only, so if I make avail of an exchange option I'll have take a longer leave (15 months instead of 11) from my work. In brief, I dont see how CEU could enhance my employabilty chances outside Hungary if it offers in-consultancy projects only in Hungary, as you may know the situation nowadays in my country is terrible and it is a small economy economy.
Could you make any suggestions which one to opt for? Is it recommended in my situation to change country and profession at the same time?
Thanks in advance for your precious contribution!
I am a Hungarian citizen, 32 years old, working in the diplomatic field. 2 years ago I have decided to make a career move for the business field. I have a legal and an international relations background (2 Masters), thus I have no IT, engineering or any other natural sciences education nor any substantial business experience. Besides my native Hungarian I have a relatively good command of four languages (English, French, Russian and Bulgarian). My preferred line of business would be investment and project management consultancy/administration (including EU structural or international development cooperation grants also) or intrernational NGOs functioning in the social enterprise sector.
I have been admitted to Birmingham, Vlerick, CEU and EDHEC. So, now I have to choose until 11th of July which one to go for. Birmingham, Vlerick and EDHEC are all around the same price level, namely 22 000 EURO, whereas CEU is only 10 000, also I should not worry about accomodation in Budapest. The program of CEU however does not seem to be overly international, only one optional study trip to New York, internship is also optional (most probably in Hungary) and the study exchange comes after the 11 month long base-program only, so if I make avail of an exchange option I'll have take a longer leave (15 months instead of 11) from my work. In brief, I dont see how CEU could enhance my employabilty chances outside Hungary if it offers in-consultancy projects only in Hungary, as you may know the situation nowadays in my country is terrible and it is a small economy economy.
Could you make any suggestions which one to opt for? Is it recommended in my situation to change country and profession at the same time?
Thanks in advance for your precious contribution!
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Duncan
Birmingham is the only one of these schools with a notable based of MBA alumni in non-profit management roles.

I think you will know that an MBA isn't the straightest line from where you are to where you want to be. I would imagine that the College of Europe or the NGO MBA at HEC Geneve should also be looked at.
Birmingham is the only one of these schools with a notable based of MBA alumni in non-profit management roles.

I think you will know that an MBA isn't the straightest line from where you are to where you want to be. I would imagine that the College of Europe or the NGO MBA at HEC Geneve should also be looked at.
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