MBA for a Program Manager with 14 years experience?


AK2021

Hello All,
Trust you all are fine.
I am a program manager with rich experience of 14 years in automobile & engineering industry. I am planning to pursue an MBA from Germany or UK.
Goal: - My post education objective is to rise in the corporate ladder - Director/ GM position in 5 to 7 years. I don't intend to change industry or function. But, to gain international experience and network, I would like work in different country for few years.
About me: - I am from India. I am PMP certified & have a Masters degree in Engineering. I am confident that, I will achieve GMAT 700+. Also, I started learning German language and by Sep-21, I plan to achieve B1 level.
Why Germany and UK? :- One year MBA, Attractive Post-MBA visa policies, Class cohort is slightly senior compared to the typical 2 year programs.
I want to change country so looking for a full time program and not executive or online course.
Could you please suggest suitable universities in Germany/ UK specifically considering my vast amount of experience.
Many Thanks in advance for your help.

Hello All,
Trust you all are fine.
I am a program manager with rich experience of 14 years in automobile & engineering industry. I am planning to pursue an MBA from Germany or UK.
Goal: - My post education objective is to rise in the corporate ladder - Director/ GM position in 5 to 7 years. I don't intend to change industry or function. But, to gain international experience and network, I would like work in different country for few years.
About me: - I am from India. I am PMP certified & have a Masters degree in Engineering. I am confident that, I will achieve GMAT 700+. Also, I started learning German language and by Sep-21, I plan to achieve B1 level.
Why Germany and UK? :- One year MBA, Attractive Post-MBA visa policies, Class cohort is slightly senior compared to the typical 2 year programs.
I want to change country so looking for a full time program and not executive or online course.
Could you please suggest suitable universities in Germany/ UK specifically considering my vast amount of experience.
Many Thanks in advance for your help.
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Duncan

I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry. 

Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement. 

I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry.&nbsp;<br><br>Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement.&nbsp;
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aslamo

I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry. 

Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement. 


Following Duncan's suggestion, I wonder if Warwick University in the UK might be a good choice? As well as a highly regarded MBA they have an Advanced Manufacturing Group which has had a really good reputation for many years. This offers a variety of MSc degrees that combine business with engineering such as Engineering Business Management. They say "this course is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with a technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise."

They also offer specialist courses like an MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. I think there might also be an option to do something more modularised too so well worth enquiring with them.

[Edited by aslamo on Oct 26, 2020]

[quote]I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry.&nbsp;<br><br>Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Following Duncan's suggestion, I wonder if Warwick University in the UK might be a good choice? As well as a highly regarded MBA they have an Advanced Manufacturing Group which has had a really good reputation for many years. This offers a variety of MSc degrees&nbsp;that combine business with engineering such as Engineering Business Management. They say "this course is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with a technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise."<br><br><div></div><div>They also offer specialist courses like an MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. I think there might also be an option to do something more modularised too so well worth enquiring with them.</div>
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aslamo

Additionally, Warwick will have an excellent network with the engineering and car industry in the UK, especially in the Midlands where there is a concentration of such firms.

Additionally, Warwick will have an excellent network with the engineering and car industry in the UK, especially in the Midlands where there is a concentration of such firms.
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Duncan

I don't think WMG is a strong option for a foreigner. A traditional MSc with careers support will be better. The WMG degrees involve eight or nine stackable modules, normally one week long, provided in different buildings on the main campus (Manufacturing, Materials, Digital etc), or in the Westwood campus. I don't think WMG has a careers team. 

I don't think WMG is a strong option for a foreigner. A traditional MSc with careers support will be better. The WMG degrees involve eight or nine stackable modules, normally one week long, provided in different buildings on the main campus (Manufacturing, Materials, Digital etc), or in the Westwood campus. I don't think WMG has a careers team.&nbsp;
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AK2021

I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry. 

Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement. 


Thanks Duncan. The posts on your profile page are very helpful and I am referring to the LinkedIn to find best schools which place student in the industries/ functions, I desire to get in.

[quote]I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry.&nbsp;<br><br>Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks Duncan. The posts on your profile page are very helpful and I am referring to the LinkedIn to find best schools which place student in the industries/ functions, I desire to get in.
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Duncan

Also, half the credits on most of the WMG courses are based on a personal project. Obviously, this works really week for part-time students, but it feels a bit disjointed compared to a course where you have courses designed for one cohort, and where the students are in class together most weeks, and even most weekdays. 

Also, half the credits on most of the WMG courses are based on a personal project. Obviously, this works really week for part-time students, but it feels a bit disjointed compared to a course where you have courses designed for one cohort, and where the students are in class together most weeks, and even most weekdays.&nbsp;
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AK2021

I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry. 

Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement. 


Following Duncan's suggestion, I wonder if Warwick University in the UK might be a good choice? As well as a highly regarded MBA they have an Advanced Manufacturing Group which has had a really good reputation for many years. This offers a variety of MSc degrees that combine business with engineering such as Engineering Business Management. They say "this course is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with a technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise."

They also offer specialist courses like an MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. I think there might also be an option to do something more modularised too so well worth enquiring with them.

Thanks Aslamo. Just went through the WMG's site. These are good courses. They have courses on the Engineering management and Program/ project management, which may be suitable for my profile.

Also, the Warwick MBA is a great course with international class cohort. One of the elective offered in their MBA - "Management & Leadership" is a good fit for my role. I think, if I manage to get in the Warwick MBA, it will be a brilliant learning experience & will be great for my career in long run. 

[Edited by AK2021 on Oct 26, 2020]

[quote][quote]I wonder if an MBA would be more useful than an MSc in some focussed, leading edge, area of concern to the auto industry.&nbsp;<br><br>Generally, LinkedIn is your friend. Read the posts linked on my profile page about using LinkedIn and on the best schools for international placement.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Following Duncan's suggestion, I wonder if Warwick University in the UK might be a good choice? As well as a highly regarded MBA they have an Advanced Manufacturing Group which has had a really good reputation for many years. This offers a variety of MSc degrees&nbsp;that combine business with engineering such as Engineering Business Management. They say "this course is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with a technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise."<br><br><div></div><div>They also offer specialist courses like an MSc in Smart, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. I think there might also be an option to do something more modularised too so well worth enquiring with them.</div> [/quote]<br>Thanks Aslamo. Just went through the WMG's site. These are good courses. They have courses on the Engineering management and Program/ project management, which may be suitable for my profile.<br><br>Also, the Warwick MBA is a great course with international class cohort. One of the elective offered in their MBA - "Management &amp; Leadership" is a good fit for my role. I think, if I manage to get in the Warwick MBA, it will be a brilliant learning experience &amp; will be great for my career in long run.&nbsp;
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AK2021

Also, half the credits on most of the WMG courses are based on a personal project. Obviously, this works really week for part-time students, but it feels a bit disjointed compared to a course where you have courses designed for one cohort, and where the students are in class together most weeks, and even most weekdays. 


I agree. If the complete course is designed for one cohort, then it will result into strong bonding between class members and will be an opportunity to create life long network. Plus, there will be better peer-to-peer learning experience.

[quote]Also, half the credits on most of the WMG courses are based on a personal project. Obviously, this works really week for part-time students, but it feels a bit disjointed compared to a course where you have courses designed for one cohort, and where the students are in class together most weeks, and even most weekdays.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I agree. If the complete course is designed for one cohort, then it will result into strong bonding between class members and will be an opportunity to create life long network. Plus, there will be better peer-to-peer learning experience.
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Duncan

The WMG electives are very suitable, I am sure, but what's the point of spending a year in the UK and then only 8 or 9 weeks in classes, and even then in different places and with people from different courses? It feels a bit lonely. 

The WMG electives are very suitable, I am sure, but what's the point of spending a year in the UK and then only 8 or 9 weeks in classes, and even then in different places and with people from different courses? It feels a bit lonely.&nbsp;
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aslamo

Fair points above Duncan re: suitability of WMG for non-UK students and its structure. Shame though...

Fair points above Duncan re: suitability of WMG for non-UK students and its structure. Shame though...
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