Stay in France or go abroad?


Hi everyone. I just want to say that this discussion board has been very helpful in my MBA search. I've run into a bit of a dilemma, and was wondering if anybody could offer any insight.

I'm French, and have just about five years of work experience, mainly in accounting for multinational firms. I'm looking to do an MBA to broaden my managerial skillset, hopefully opening up doors to new opportunities, beyond accounting. I'm also interested in getting more entrepreneurial experience.

Assuming I do well on the GMAT, my goal is to go to INSEAD. I'm also prepared to apply to EMLYON and Grenoble as fall backs.

But I'm considering applying to schools elsewhere in Europe: CEU in Budapest looks like a great deal; and a few schools in Germany (HHL Leipzig and WHU) have interesting curriculums.

Any thoughts on these other options? I'd like to end up in France for the long haul, but I wouldn't mind working in another country for another couple years if the experience could help with my career growth.
Hi everyone. I just want to say that this discussion board has been very helpful in my MBA search. I've run into a bit of a dilemma, and was wondering if anybody could offer any insight.

I'm French, and have just about five years of work experience, mainly in accounting for multinational firms. I'm looking to do an MBA to broaden my managerial skillset, hopefully opening up doors to new opportunities, beyond accounting. I'm also interested in getting more entrepreneurial experience.

Assuming I do well on the GMAT, my goal is to go to INSEAD. I'm also prepared to apply to EMLYON and Grenoble as fall backs.

But I'm considering applying to schools elsewhere in Europe: CEU in Budapest looks like a great deal; and a few schools in Germany (HHL Leipzig and WHU) have interesting curriculums.

Any thoughts on these other options? I'd like to end up in France for the long haul, but I wouldn't mind working in another country for another couple years if the experience could help with my career growth.
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maubia
hi,
why aren't you considering HEC?
CEU can be good... but remember that salaries there are not competitive for western people
hi,
why aren't you considering HEC?
CEU can be good... but remember that salaries there are not competitive for western people
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Duncan
if you want to work in France then study in France.
if you want to work in France then study in France.
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donho199
Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.
Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.
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maubia
Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.


Hi dohno,
how would you rate the Essec's Singapore campus? I'm applying to Essec-Mannheim emba and I was particularly interested in building some network in Asia; during the emba it's allowed to spend 10 days in a destination out of Europe and I wanted to figure out if their campus there brings value. I know that it can't compete with NUS, SMU,ecc but does it make sense to go for it?
<blockquote>Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.
</blockquote>

Hi dohno,
how would you rate the Essec's Singapore campus? I'm applying to Essec-Mannheim emba and I was particularly interested in building some network in Asia; during the emba it's allowed to spend 10 days in a destination out of Europe and I wanted to figure out if their campus there brings value. I know that it can't compete with NUS, SMU,ecc but does it make sense to go for it?
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Thanks, everybody!

I'm going to add HEC and ESSEC to my list, they look like great schools.
Thanks, everybody!

I'm going to add HEC and ESSEC to my list, they look like great schools.
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donho199
Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.


Hi dohno,
how would you rate the Essec's Singapore campus? I'm applying to Essec-Mannheim emba and I was particularly interested in building some network in Asia; during the emba it's allowed to spend 10 days in a destination out of Europe and I wanted to figure out if their campus there brings value. I know that it can't compete with NUS, SMU,ecc but does it make sense to go for it?


The campus as you know is in the centre of Singapore and is a floor in the National Library. The library also hosts Temple EMBA program and few other foreign mba courses.

Most of the teachers are from Asia. Please do ring them up and try to pass through the Philippino Customer Service to talk to senior course organizers to get a feel of the thing.

I think Singapore is fairly open and the economy is still doing well. If you have a nice background for specific positions then you can count yourself in.

They also think highly of international experience and credentials.
<blockquote><blockquote>Why you neglect the triple Paris HEC ESSEC ESCP.

HEC is very interesting and has link with NUS which is very strong in Singapore for accounting/banking.

ESSEC has a campus in Singapore where you can split your study to get best of both.

ESCP is lower profile but certainly very high up there and has campus across Europe including Germany where you certainly flirt with options there.
</blockquote>

Hi dohno,
how would you rate the Essec's Singapore campus? I'm applying to Essec-Mannheim emba and I was particularly interested in building some network in Asia; during the emba it's allowed to spend 10 days in a destination out of Europe and I wanted to figure out if their campus there brings value. I know that it can't compete with NUS, SMU,ecc but does it make sense to go for it?</blockquote>

The campus as you know is in the centre of Singapore and is a floor in the National Library. The library also hosts Temple EMBA program and few other foreign mba courses.

Most of the teachers are from Asia. Please do ring them up and try to pass through the Philippino Customer Service to talk to senior course organizers to get a feel of the thing.

I think Singapore is fairly open and the economy is still doing well. If you have a nice background for specific positions then you can count yourself in.

They also think highly of international experience and credentials.
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AdRam
Meh! Why would you ever want to work in France in the long haul? ;)

More seriously, you should consider this MBA as a fallback if you don't score what you were hoping on the GMAT: http://www.edhec-mba.com/study-an-mba-in-france-europe-124123.kjsp?RH=WWWEDHECCOM

(Ok, I'll stop shamelessly advertising my school)
Meh! Why would you ever want to work in France in the long haul? ;)

More seriously, you should consider this MBA as a fallback if you don't score what you were hoping on the GMAT: http://www.edhec-mba.com/study-an-mba-in-france-europe-124123.kjsp?RH=WWWEDHECCOM

(Ok, I'll stop shamelessly advertising my school)
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Thanks for the suggestion, I like the fact that EDHEC has triple accreditation.

Are there scholarships available for people who score higher than average on the GMAT? Like 700+?
Thanks for the suggestion, I like the fact that EDHEC has triple accreditation.

Are there scholarships available for people who score higher than average on the GMAT? Like 700+?
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maubia
Thanks for the suggestion, I like the fact that EDHEC has triple accreditation.

Are there scholarships available for people who score higher than average on the GMAT? Like 700+?


Please, read their website; edhec offers automatic scholarships based on gmat score
<blockquote>Thanks for the suggestion, I like the fact that EDHEC has triple accreditation.

Are there scholarships available for people who score higher than average on the GMAT? Like 700+?</blockquote>

Please, read their website; edhec offers automatic scholarships based on gmat score
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If you want to stay in France but with the chance to spend time abroad then also check out ESSEC's Global MBA. In total students can spend as much time as 3 months outside of France. The semester in Singapore is longer than the ten days you mentioned that the EMBA offers. This will give you more time to interact with the students, faculty and get to know the local environment better. The programme also includes international work projects and field trips. The programme is aimed at giving a good exposure to working in emerging economies.
If you want to stay in France but with the chance to spend time abroad then also check out ESSEC's Global MBA. In total students can spend as much time as 3 months outside of France. The semester in Singapore is longer than the ten days you mentioned that the EMBA offers. This will give you more time to interact with the students, faculty and get to know the local environment better. The programme also includes international work projects and field trips. The programme is aimed at giving a good exposure to working in emerging economies.
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