UC3M vs. The Hague vs. Cologne


caviger26
Hi,

I am from Germany and have been working in marketing for 3.5 years. I am now planning on studying an MBA and have been (conditionally) accepted to three MBA programs (all in English, all full time):
- University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain
- The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in The Netherlands
- Cologne Business School (CBS) in Germany

From my research and from my gut feeling I would say that UC3M is the best of these programs. I understand that there are better programs out there, but I can afford all of these programs, either because they are not so expensive (Madrid, The Hague) or I already have a secure job to earn money on the side and pay the tuition fees (Cologne).

Can someone tell me a little bit more about these programs and give any insights into which one I should choose and why? I am mostly interested in general reputation and of course quality of the program among these three. I am not going back to university to simply receive a piece of paper, I want to learn something and improve in my field.

Thanks in advance!

[Edited by caviger26 on Apr 05, 2018]

Hi,

I am from Germany and have been working in marketing for 3.5 years. I am now planning on studying an MBA and have been (conditionally) accepted to three MBA programs (all in English, all full time):
- University Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain
- The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS) in The Netherlands
- Cologne Business School (CBS) in Germany

From my research and from my gut feeling I would say that UC3M is the best of these programs. I understand that there are better programs out there, but I can afford all of these programs, either because they are not so expensive (Madrid, The Hague) or I already have a secure job to earn money on the side and pay the tuition fees (Cologne).

Can someone tell me a little bit more about these programs and give any insights into which one I should choose and why? I am mostly interested in general reputation and of course quality of the program among these three. I am not going back to university to simply receive a piece of paper, I want to learn something and improve in my field.

Thanks in advance!
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Duncan
UC3M is head and shoulders above those Freshers MBAs. You might as well do an MSc or MA in Germany and save the money.
UC3M is head and shoulders above those Freshers MBAs. You might as well do an MSc or MA in Germany and save the money.
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caviger26
Thanks for your feedback, Duncan. My problem is that I want to study business but it is impossible to get into a master program in Germany (and most other countries in Europe) if you don't have business credits from previous studies (which I don't have). That's why I want to do an MBA instead of a MSc or MA.
Thanks for your feedback, Duncan. My problem is that I want to study business but it is impossible to get into a master program in Germany (and most other countries in Europe) if you don't have business credits from previous studies (which I don't have). That's why I want to do an MBA instead of a MSc or MA.
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Duncan
I'm sorry, but that simply is not true. For example, the FH Koeln has an MA degree also leading to an AACSB-accredited MBA from North Florida, and doesn't have any such requirement: you just need to be familiar with basic textbooks in economics and accounting which can be easily covered with a MOOC. The FT MiM ranking has a column called 'relevant degree' and you'll see loads of open courses.

PS Here is a link: https://www.th-koeln.de/en/academics/international-management-and-intercultural-communication-masters-program--program-content_9008.php

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 06, 2018]

I'm sorry, but that simply is not true. For example, the FH Koeln has an MA degree also leading to an AACSB-accredited MBA from North Florida, and doesn't have any such requirement: you just need to be familiar with basic textbooks in economics and accounting which can be easily covered with a MOOC. The FT MiM ranking has a column called 'relevant degree' and you'll see loads of open courses.

PS Here is a link: https://www.th-koeln.de/en/academics/international-management-and-intercultural-communication-masters-program--program-content_9008.php
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