Warwick MBA vs RSM MBA


Pragya

I have been selected for both Warwick and RSM MBA. I wish to know your insights on global brand recognition of Warwick vs RSM MBA. Which MBA is considered more prestigious??

I have been selected for both Warwick and RSM MBA. I wish to know your insights on global brand recognition of Warwick vs RSM MBA. Which MBA is considered more prestigious??
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Andy776

Both are really good! I would say depends on your goals and where you want to settle post-covid. Let us know more about your goals post MBA before we can give an objective opinion (and also where are you from and what languages you speak).

[Edited by Andy776 on Jul 14, 2022]

Both are really good! I would say depends on your goals and where you want to settle post-covid. Let us know more about your goals post MBA before we can give an objective opinion (and also where are you from and what languages you speak).<br>
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Pragya

I am looking for a finance/tech role Post-MBA. I have 5.5 years of experience as a credit and foreign exchange manager and prior to this 18 months of experience as a Programmer Analyst.
I speak English and Hindi. I am aware that in the Netherlands, there is a language barrier compared to the UK but students have found jobs after completing their post-graduation. I am going through the MBA rankings and Warwick MBA is placed higher than RSM MBA in most rankings, but RSM has the edge for being the best MBA program in the country. Keeping rankings aside, I wish to know your option on which MBA is considered better than the other on a global level. 




I am looking for a finance/tech role Post-MBA. I have 5.5 years of experience as a credit and foreign exchange manager and prior to this 18 months of experience as a Programmer Analyst.<br>I speak English and Hindi. I am aware that in the Netherlands, there is a language barrier compared to the UK but students have found jobs after completing their post-graduation. I am going through the MBA rankings and Warwick MBA is placed higher than RSM MBA in most rankings, but RSM has the edge for being the best MBA program in the country. Keeping rankings aside, I wish to know your option on which MBA is considered better than the other on a global level.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br>
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natha

You're the one I redirected from thestudentroom forum!  Hopefully, you'll get a response from Duncan :)

You're the one I redirected from thestudentroom forum! &nbsp;Hopefully, you'll get a response from Duncan :)
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Duncan

Assuming you don't know Dutch, Warwick is the obvious choice. Some students find work in the Netherlands but most of them speak Dutch. 

Assuming you don't know Dutch, Warwick is the obvious choice. Some students find work in the Netherlands but most of them speak Dutch.&nbsp;
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Andy776

I have to disagree with you Duncan. Assuming you are Indian then I would go to the Netherlands it is easier to find a job. However, if you are from the UK then I would clearly go to Warwick!

I have to disagree with you Duncan. Assuming you are Indian then I would go to the Netherlands it is easier to find a job. However, if you are from the UK then I would clearly go to Warwick!
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Duncan

Why would you do that? RSM places only 84% of students within three months. At Warwick, its 93%, and notably better take home salaries. 

Why would you do that? RSM places only 84% of students within three months. At Warwick, its 93%, and notably better take home salaries.&nbsp;
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Andy776

But are these all in the UK? Considering you need a visa I doubt it....

[Edited by Andy776 on Jul 16, 2022]

But are these all in the UK? Considering you need a visa I doubt it....
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Duncan

Graduates of both RSM and WBS are able to work in the respective countries after completing their degrees. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jul 16, 2022]

Graduates of both RSM and WBS are able to work in the respective countries after completing their degrees.&nbsp;
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Pragya

I am an Indian and wish to come back to India after completing my MBA. That is why I am more interested in knowing where both these institutions stand globally. Which one is more recognised in terms of brand value??

I am an Indian and wish to come back to India after completing my MBA. That is why I am more interested in knowing where both these institutions stand globally. Which one is more recognised in terms of brand value??
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Duncan

Certainly these are well respected schools. Maybe RSM has the edge in Europe slightly because of its scale and greater age. In India, I would simply compare the size of the alumni networks. A friend recently lectured at Warwick and found the facilities excellent and the students privileged and complacent. 

Certainly these are well respected schools. Maybe RSM has the edge in Europe slightly because of its scale and greater age. In India, I would simply compare the size of the alumni networks. A friend recently lectured at Warwick and found the facilities excellent and the students privileged and complacent.&nbsp;<br>
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Pragya

Which MBA will you recommend: Warwick or RSM, if you have to choose one?

Which MBA will you recommend: Warwick or RSM, if you have to choose one?
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Duncan

WBS has twice as many alumni in India at the MBA level than RSM. 

WBS has twice as many alumni in India at the MBA level than RSM.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Warwick advantage: slightly older, more senior cohort. Better career services, by far. More nationalities. Strategic project or dissertation. Easy access to Birmingham Airports. Coventry is far less costly than Rotterdam: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Netherlands&country2=United+Kingdom&city1=Rotterdam&city2=Coventry&tracking=getDispatchComparison 

RSM advantage: Impressive course design, partly because of the concentrations and leadership development programme. Better gender balance in the cohort. International exchange starts in January rather than the following September. Only an hour from Schipol airport. 

Personally, I would rather be in Rotterdam than Coventry. Educationally RSM is the clear winner but that could be balanced out by career strategy. The more support you need in the job hunt, the more Warwick's brand equity will help.  

Warwick advantage: slightly older, more senior cohort. Better career services, by far. More nationalities. Strategic project or dissertation. Easy access to Birmingham Airports. Coventry is far less costly than Rotterdam: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Netherlands&amp;country2=United+Kingdom&amp;city1=Rotterdam&amp;city2=Coventry&amp;tracking=getDispatchComparison&nbsp;<br><br>RSM advantage: Impressive course design, partly because of the concentrations and leadership development programme. Better gender balance in the cohort. International exchange starts in January rather than the following September. Only an hour from Schipol airport.&nbsp;<br><br>Personally, I would rather be in Rotterdam than Coventry. Educationally RSM is the clear winner but that could be balanced out by career strategy. The more support you need in the job hunt, the more Warwick's brand equity will help.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Pragya

Are both the MBAs at par with each other in terms of recognition or an MBA from RSM be considered better than one from Warwick??

Are both the MBAs at par with each other in terms of recognition or an MBA from RSM be considered better than one from Warwick??
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Andy776

I would say they are at par. Depends on what and where you want to work after (each has their strengths and weaknesses). :)

[Edited by Andy776 on Jul 19, 2022]

I would say they are at par. Depends on what and where you want to work after (each has their strengths and weaknesses). :)
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natha

If you plan on working in India, then go to Warwick.  As Duncan stated, Warwick has more alumni in India than Rotterdam which will obviously be better for networking. In terms of recognition, I doubt RSM is more popular than Warwick in India due to the UK's long history with India. In India, most people would've heard of Warwick, most wouldn't have heard of RSM.

If you plan on working in India, then go to Warwick.&nbsp; As Duncan stated, Warwick has more alumni in India than Rotterdam which will obviously be better for networking. In terms of recognition, I doubt RSM is more popular than Warwick in India due to the UK's long history with India. In India, most people would've heard of Warwick, most wouldn't have heard of RSM.
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Pragya

If you plan on working in India, then go to Warwick.  As Duncan stated, Warwick has more alumni in India than Rotterdam which will obviously be better for networking. In terms of recognition, I doubt RSM is more popular than Warwick in India due to the UK's long history with India. In India, most people would've heard of Warwick, most wouldn't have heard of RSM.


And if we consider globally, Which MBA program would most people hear of??



[quote]If you plan on working in India, then go to Warwick.&nbsp; As Duncan stated, Warwick has more alumni in India than Rotterdam which will obviously be better for networking. In terms of recognition, I doubt RSM is more popular than Warwick in India due to the UK's long history with India. In India, most people would've heard of Warwick, most wouldn't have heard of RSM. [/quote]<br><br>And if we consider globally, Which MBA program would most people hear of??<br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

Warwick has a bigger business school alumni network, and more of its alumni are outside the UK. It's modestly strong in the USA. RSM's alumni are heavily concentrated in The Netherlands and, specifically, in the Randstad conurbation (which includes Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). However, I think both of these business schools are more known for their pre-experience degrees and executive education than for their full-time MBA. 

Warwick has a bigger business school alumni network, and more of its alumni are outside the UK. It's modestly strong in the USA. RSM's alumni are heavily concentrated in The Netherlands and, specifically, in the Randstad conurbation (which includes Amsterdam,&nbsp;Rotterdam,&nbsp;The Hague&nbsp;and&nbsp;Utrecht). However, I think both of these business schools are more known for their pre-experience degrees and executive education than for their full-time MBA.&nbsp;
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