I am a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Delhi University, India. I am working in Deloitte as a intern from past 4 months. After my masters, I want to work in in-house consulting of a large firm or McKinsey or BCG if I am lucky enough to get a offer.
I am fluent in German ( studied it all my life at school and Goethe Insitut) I have a GMAT of 720 and TOEFL of 107. I have also passed CFA Level 1 (but no relevance to my career plans or is it?)
Now, I have the offers from above three colleges. I am unable to decide. I applied and was accepted to Mannheim last year and deferred the admission to this year on special request because of extenuating circumstances.
LBS has a great brand in India and elsewhere but am scared of the post study visa situation. A few of my friends from LSE masters and Oxford MFE are back in India working at the Big 4!! Not that it is bad but I want to work abroad for a few years for having gone through the effort and investment of studying there..So, UK is scary as PSW visa is not being issued any more and I don't find the point of coming to do masters there apart from quality education.
On the other hand Mannheim and WHU are great regional universities in Germany. Vry few people in India know them. But, German economy is much better and PSW visa is 1.5yrs. Even avg salaries seem to be higher there and cost of living lower than UK.
However, I heard that since Mannheim is a large public uni, there is not much support for international students for placements and since WHU is a small, they offer a more personalised service and also have better connection with the consulting giants. I do not know how far this is true.
Please help me.
[Edited by robinhooddelhi on Mar 07, 2015]