Mannheim vs WHU vs RSM


naman

Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA considering:

1. their country's economy.
2. post mba job opportunities if I dont want to change my domain...want to be in IT or Telecom (my current stream of work)


Thanks very much...

Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA considering:

1. their country's economy.
2. post mba job opportunities if I dont want to change my domain...want to be in IT or Telecom (my current stream of work)


Thanks very much...
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Duncan

How good is your German and Dutch?

How good is your German and Dutch?
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naman

well i am planning to learn the language before i go there...atleast get the basic level....

well i am planning to learn the language before i go there...atleast get the basic level....
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Duncan

You won't be able to get to professional fluency during the time of the programme. So, I suggest you either take a year to learn the language, prior to starting an MBA, or focus on RSM rather than the German schools.

You won't be able to get to professional fluency during the time of the programme. So, I suggest you either take a year to learn the language, prior to starting an MBA, or focus on RSM rather than the German schools.
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naman

So does that mean RSM is on an average better school than the other two german schools ??

I have read a lot of things about RSM on this forum (Truth about RSM) which has put me in a dilemma....hence came up with this question...

one more ques...isn't dutch language required for post MBA job opportunities in Netherland ?

So does that mean RSM is on an average better school than the other two german schools ??

I have read a lot of things about RSM on this forum (Truth about RSM) which has put me in a dilemma....hence came up with this question...

one more ques...isn't dutch language required for post MBA job opportunities in Netherland ?
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Duncan

Well, RSM is better than WHU and Mannheim overall. I think that's clear from the rankings. However, I that's not why I recommend it.

There is a generalised weakness with candidates coming into Europe that they underestimate the importance of the local language, and the time needed to come up to the level of professional fluency. There are a few roles that can be done only in English, and they tend to require specialised prior experience. Since there's no shortage of people who have MBAs and speak the domestic language, why employ someone who does not?

However, there is a difference between countries and languages. Dutch and Spanish are slightly simpler languages than, for example, German. Neither is so simple that you could become fluent studying alongside an English-languages MBA.

There's also a difference between national markets. On "the truth about RSM' you can see the comment that many international students are able to find roles in the Netherlands. That's not going to be the case in Germany. The level of English as a second language is much higher in Holland than in Germany.

If you spoke both Dutch and German, then I'd suggest the German schools. They have stronger domestic markets, better, fresher, programmes designs. Mannheim would allow you to spend a term in another European country, which is great. WHU has excellent concentrations (more than RSM) and an internship option at the end, which is also strong.

Well, RSM is better than WHU and Mannheim overall. I think that's clear from the rankings. However, I that's not why I recommend it.

There is a generalised weakness with candidates coming into Europe that they underestimate the importance of the local language, and the time needed to come up to the level of professional fluency. There are a few roles that can be done only in English, and they tend to require specialised prior experience. Since there's no shortage of people who have MBAs and speak the domestic language, why employ someone who does not?

However, there is a difference between countries and languages. Dutch and Spanish are slightly simpler languages than, for example, German. Neither is so simple that you could become fluent studying alongside an English-languages MBA.

There's also a difference between national markets. On "the truth about RSM' you can see the comment that many international students are able to find roles in the Netherlands. That's not going to be the case in Germany. The level of English as a second language is much higher in Holland than in Germany.

If you spoke both Dutch and German, then I'd suggest the German schools. They have stronger domestic markets, better, fresher, programmes designs. Mannheim would allow you to spend a term in another European country, which is great. WHU has excellent concentrations (more than RSM) and an internship option at the end, which is also strong.
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Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA in 2021:
1. post mba job opportunities .
2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.


Thanks very much...

Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA in 2021:
1. post mba job opportunities .
2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.


Thanks very much...
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Duncan

What happens when you compare the employment percentages and international mobility scores for these schools using the FT ranking?

What happens when you compare the employment percentages and international mobility scores for these schools using the FT ranking?
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Razors Edg...


2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.

Your lack of language skills would put you at a severe disadvantage in the German labor market - that is, if you plan on seeking MBA-level roles after graduating.

Are you not considering MBAs in countries where you already speak the language?

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2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.[/quote]
Your lack of language skills would put you at a severe disadvantage in the German labor market - that is, if you plan on seeking MBA-level roles after graduating.

Are you not considering MBAs in countries where you already speak the language?
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Ayon

Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA in 2021:
1. post mba job opportunities .
2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.


Thanks very much...


You don't even need an MBA if you want to continue as SAP consultant. My dear friend recently moved to Amsterdam. Deloitte Netherlands contacted him while he was in India and sponsored his work permit/PR. After 5 days in Amsterdam he is already in Copenhagen at a client site. He has extensive experience on SAP. He used to travel weekly from India to Israel, Germany, France etc.on SAP engagements.

From the list of your schools. RSM would be the obvious pick.

[quote]Hi All,

Please help in comparing these schools....which would be better for MBA in 2021:
1. post mba job opportunities .
2. I have worked with SAP ( Germany's biggest IT company ) labs India but I don't know german.


Thanks very much...[/quote]

You don't even need an MBA if you want to continue as SAP consultant. My dear friend recently moved to Amsterdam. Deloitte Netherlands contacted him while he was in India and sponsored his work permit/PR. After 5 days in Amsterdam he is already in Copenhagen at a client site. He has extensive experience on SAP. He used to travel weekly from India to Israel, Germany, France etc.on SAP engagements.

From the list of your schools. RSM would be the obvious pick. [I meant the schools in heading]
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