Is Part-time MBA at HSG worth it?


MM93

Good afternoon,

I am considering to join the HSg MBA and would like to know which might be the best option. I have already a job in Switzerland and I would like avoid to leave a my job and my salary for one year.
On the other side I am not sure if a part time MBA would be worth it in terms of network, connection with companies and job opportunities, value of the program perceived from external etc.

Do you have any information? Many thanks

Good afternoon,

I am considering to join the HSg MBA and would like to know which might be the best option. I have already a job in Switzerland and I would like avoid to leave a my job and my salary for one year.
On the other side I am not sure if a part time MBA would be worth it in terms of network, connection with companies and job opportunities, value of the program perceived from external etc.

Do you have any information? Many thanks
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Duncan

This is exactly what top part-time MBAs do, in Switzerland and anywhere else in mainland Europe. HSG is the school most respected by Swiss business people, and it has a deep brand value across the German-speaking region (especially among the over-50s). If you get into an MBA at HSG and can speak and write German you are highly likely to get the benefits you describe.

PS In terms of price performance, learning Hochdeutsche and Switzerdeutsche might be better investments for foreigners.

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 17, 2022]

This is exactly what top part-time MBAs do, in Switzerland and anywhere else in mainland Europe. HSG is the school most respected by Swiss business people, and it has a deep brand value across the German-speaking region (especially among the over-50s). If you get into an MBA at HSG and can speak and write German you are highly likely to get the benefits you describe.<br><br>PS In terms of price performance, learning Hochdeutsche and Switzerdeutsche might be better investments for foreigners.
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MM93

Mine is more a question about: in my situation would more worth to pursue a full time MBA or a Part Time MBA?

Mine is more a question about: in my situation would more worth to pursue a full time MBA or a Part Time MBA?
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Duncan

In terms of Net Present Value, the full-time course is the investment with the greater financial value. However, a part-time MBA is easier to get into. I was admitted to the full-time MBA at some similar schools (EMLyon, ESADE, HHL, RSM) but turned down by the full-time MBA at HSG. 

In terms of Net Present Value, the full-time course is the investment with the greater financial value. However, a part-time MBA is easier to get into. I was admitted to the full-time MBA at some similar schools (EMLyon, ESADE, HHL, RSM) but turned down by the full-time MBA at HSG.&nbsp;
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Andy776

Switzerland is an amazing country with really good salaries but knowing the job market quite well, most people 90%+ that work there are Swiss and have done Swiss universities. I think most employers would prefer a swiss from a less respected university than a top MBA candidate that does not speak Swiss-German (and French to a certain extent).

[Edited by Andy776 on Jul 17, 2022]

Switzerland is an amazing country with really good salaries but knowing the job market quite well, most people 90%+ that work there are Swiss and have done Swiss universities. I think most employers would prefer a swiss from a less respected university than a top MBA candidate that does not speak Swiss-German (and French to a certain extent).
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Duncan

most people 90%+ that work there are Swiss and have done Swiss universities.


I think this _feels_ true to you but it isn't literally true. A third of workers in Switzerland have migrant backgrounds: https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/en/home/statistics/population/migration-integration/by-migration-status.html  

[quote]most people 90%+ that work there are Swiss and have done Swiss universities. [/quote]<br><br>I think this _feels_ true to you but it isn't literally true. A third of workers in Switzerland have migrant backgrounds: https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/en/home/statistics/population/migration-integration/by-migration-status.html&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Andy776

Yes, but for what type of jobs... 1f61e

The same can be said about the uk, france, etc... 

[Edited by Andy776 on Jul 17, 2022]

Yes, but for what type of jobs...&nbsp;:disappointed:<br><br>The same can be said about the uk, france, etc...&nbsp;
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Duncan

The OP already has one of those jobs. Do you have a suggestion for how they can move forward, or recommendation between the full or part time options?

The OP already has one of those jobs. Do you have a suggestion for how they can move forward, or recommendation between the full or part time options?
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DACHMBA

I am a bit torn about HSG MBA as this is not the HSG flagship + in a separated entity vs the traditional HSG (HSG Business School in this case).

I feel in Switzerland IMD might be a better idea or one of the Euro powerhouses (Insead? IESE? LBS?).

I am a bit torn about HSG MBA as this is not the HSG flagship + in a separated entity vs the traditional HSG (HSG Business School in this case).<br><br>I feel in Switzerland IMD might be a better idea or one of the Euro powerhouses (Insead? IESE? LBS?).<br>
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Duncan

I'm not sure the OP would be admitted to a top EMBA. See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/is-an-mba-in-switzerland-worth-to-get-a-job-in-ch-coming-from-o-g-industry-64071 

I'm not sure the OP would be admitted to a top EMBA. See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/is-an-mba-in-switzerland-worth-to-get-a-job-in-ch-coming-from-o-g-industry-64071&nbsp;
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MM93

In terms of Net Present Value, the full-time course is the investment with the greater financial value. However, a part-time MBA is easier to get into. I was admitted to the full-time MBA at some similar schools (EMLyon, ESADE, HHL, RSM) but turned down by the full-time MBA at HSG. 


Hi Duncan, wacxording to which information you say that a FT MBA has a higher NPV than a PT. Unfortunately I could not yet get the kind of reply I expected, some  omments were unfortunately off topic :) by the way I have a B2 German knowledge and trying to further improve, not sure this can help.

[quote]In terms of Net Present Value, the full-time course is the investment with the greater financial value. However, a part-time MBA is easier to get into. I was admitted to the full-time MBA at some similar schools (EMLyon, ESADE, HHL, RSM) but turned down by the full-time MBA at HSG.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan, wacxording to which information you say that a FT MBA has a higher NPV than a PT. Unfortunately I could not yet get the kind of reply I expected, some&nbsp; omments were unfortunately off topic :) by the way I have a B2 German knowledge and trying to further improve, not sure this can help.
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Duncan

Are you asking me how to calculate NPV?

Are you asking me how to calculate NPV?
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MM93

Are you asking me how to calculate NPV?
I am trying to understand why you say so, I know how to calculate NPV, but I do not understand why say FT has a higher NPV than a PT. Maybe an example? Anyway let's hope that somebody else might bring his/her experience about Part-time MBA :)

[quote]Are you asking me how to calculate NPV? [/quote] I am trying to understand why you say so, I know how to calculate NPV, but I do not understand why say FT has a higher NPV than a PT. Maybe an example? Anyway let's hope that somebody else might bring his/her experience about Part-time MBA :)
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