MBA 2020 vs 2021 (ESB, IESEG)


unislyth

So I've been accepted to the MBA from ESB Business School in Reutlingen, it seems like a good program with AACSB accreditation.


Given the COVID-19 situation I've been questioning if I should go for the MBA this year or wait one year. I like my current job at a consulting firm and I have no real urgency to do it this year, except for my age (28) and the fact that I already have much of the process done.


I'm planning to pay for the MBA out of pocket, therefore I can't really afford major league MBAs.


Was wondering if ESB is a good enough program or if saving up for IESEG or EMLyon (for example) would be worth it?

[Edited by unislyth on Jun 12, 2020]

So I've been accepted to the MBA from ESB Business School in Reutlingen, it seems like a good program with AACSB accreditation.<br><br>
Given the COVID-19 situation I've been questioning if I should go for the MBA this year or wait one year.&nbsp;I like my current job at a consulting firm and I have no real urgency to do it this year, except for my age (28) and the fact that I already have much of the process done.<br><br>
I'm planning to pay for the MBA out of pocket, therefore I can't really afford major league MBAs. <br><br>
Was wondering if ESB is a good enough program or if saving up for IESEG or EMLyon (for example) would be worth it?
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Duncan

I guess this depends on your goals. Good enough for what? ESB is certainly a good school, and I don't think IESEG is very much better unless you speak French and not German. 

I guess this depends on your goals. Good enough for what? ESB is certainly a good school, and I don't think IESEG is very much better unless you speak French and not German.&nbsp;
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unislyth

I'm interested in analytics management positions. I am currently a data scientist and also plan to take an online MSc related to data science during the time I take the MBA. 

I'm interested in analytics management positions. I am currently a data scientist and also plan to take an online MSc related to data science during the time I take the MBA.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Do you speak better French or German?

I don't think you can imagine how time consuming an MBA if you think you can do an MSc at the same time. 

Do you speak better French or German?<br><br>I don't think you can imagine how time consuming an MBA if you think you can do an MSc at the same time.&nbsp;
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unislyth

I speak better German although not fluently (B2 level). It looks like ESB, this year, is a good option then? 

Online programs are usually less time consuming either way, because they expect you to be working. Also my work hours are very intense, I know a bunch of people from my firm that have done it and still have free time. Having said that, I plan to wait and see if it's actually feasible or not :) 

[Edited by unislyth on Jun 13, 2020]

I speak better German although not fluently (B2 level). It looks like ESB, this year, is a good option then?&nbsp;<br><br>Online programs are usually less time consuming either way, because they expect you to be working. Also my work hours are very intense, I know a bunch of people from my firm that have done it and still have free time.&nbsp;Having said that, I plan to wait and see if it's actually feasible or not :)&nbsp;
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Duncan

I assumed that you would want to find work in Germany, in which case you would need to spend that time networking, acculturating, language learning and getting above-average grades, not taking a second MSc. If you want to work in analytics, take an MSc in analytics rather than MBA

I assumed that you would want to find work in Germany, in which case you would need to spend that time networking, acculturating, language learning and getting above-average grades, not taking a second MSc. If you want to work in analytics, take an MSc in analytics rather than MBA
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unislyth

Thank you Duncan, I agree with your comments. 
Another question, is there a major advantage (for an international student) to go for WHU or EMLyon? Those are also within reach in terms of their fees for next year, I'm just wondering if I should wait it out.   

Thank you Duncan, I agree with your comments.&nbsp;<br>Another question, is there a major advantage (for an international student) to go for WHU or EMLyon? Those are also within reach in terms of their fees for next year, I'm just wondering if I should wait it out.&nbsp; &nbsp;
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Duncan

These are both great schools with different strengths. WHU is great at placing international students, so that makes it very attractive. EMLyon is great for entrepreneurs and, as a city, Lyon is magical. 

These are both great schools with different strengths. WHU is great at placing international students, so that makes it very attractive. EMLyon is great for entrepreneurs and, as a city, Lyon is magical.&nbsp;
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There is an ESB Reutlingen MBA admits 2020-21 WhatsApp group. Please message me to join the group if you're admitted for this year's intake and plan to accept the offer. 

[Edited by Ankit Nigam1 on Jun 22, 2020]

There is an ESB Reutlingen MBA admits 2020-21 WhatsApp group. Please message me to&nbsp;join the group if you're admitted for this year's intake and plan to accept the offer.&nbsp;
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StuartBB

I recommend you edit your post to remove the link to the group, and ask people to contact you for it. You're just inviting spammers. 

I recommend you edit your post to remove the link to the group, and ask people to contact you for it. You're just inviting spammers.&nbsp;
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There is an ESB Reutlingen MBA admits 2020-21 WhatsApp group. Please message me to join the group if you're admitted for this year's intake and plan to accept the offer. 
 
Hi, can u please add me to the respective whatsapp group? I have also got the admit for this year.

Thanks

[quote]There is an ESB Reutlingen MBA admits 2020-21 WhatsApp group. Please message me to&nbsp;join the group if you're admitted for this year's intake and plan to accept the offer.&nbsp; [/quote]&nbsp;<br>Hi, can u please add me to the respective whatsapp group? I have also got the admit for this year.<br><br>Thanks
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