Best MSc & MiM degrees for international students' placement


Duncan
In this post, I pick the 40 FT-ranked schools with the highest international mobility, remove the ten with the fewest international students, and then remove the ten remaining with the worst careers services ("placement", in earlier rankings).

The 20 best schools are below, sorted by their three year FT ranking from top to bottom.

The same method is used to compare MBA programmes here: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651

3-year average | School name
1 University of St Gallen
5 London Business School
6 ESCP Europe
7 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
7 IE Business School
10 Esade Business School
11 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
16 Edhec Business School
18 Imperial College Business School
22 Nova School of Business and Economics
27 City University: Cass
28 EMLyon Business School
29 Skema Business School
31 Antwerp Management School
32 Eada Business School Barcelona
55 University of British Columbia: Sauder
61 Tias Business School
- University College Dublin: Smurfit
- Cems
- Cranfield School of Management

Only three of those are in the bottom half of the 2017 FT MSc ranking, compared to seven in the MBA ranking, showing that good outcomes are less likely for students without stellar GMAT scores even if they have good applications. The exceptions are Cranfield, TIAS and UBC.
In this post, I pick the 40 FT-ranked schools with the highest international mobility, remove the ten with the fewest international students, and then remove the ten remaining with the worst careers services ("placement", in earlier rankings).

The 20 best schools are below, sorted by their three year FT ranking from top to bottom.

The same method is used to compare MBA programmes here: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-schools-for-international-students-placement-35651

3-year average | School name
1 University of St Gallen
5 London Business School
6 ESCP Europe
7 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
7 IE Business School
10 Esade Business School
11 WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
16 Edhec Business School
18 Imperial College Business School
22 Nova School of Business and Economics
27 City University: Cass
28 EMLyon Business School
29 Skema Business School
31 Antwerp Management School
32 Eada Business School Barcelona
55 University of British Columbia: Sauder
61 Tias Business School
- University College Dublin: Smurfit
- Cems
- Cranfield School of Management

Only three of those are in the bottom half of the 2017 FT MSc ranking, compared to seven in the MBA ranking, showing that good outcomes are less likely for students without stellar GMAT scores even if they have good applications. The exceptions are Cranfield, TIAS and UBC.
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laurie
Nice list, Duncan!
Nice list, Duncan!
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Hi Duncan,
I'm an Italian student that graduated from Bocconi University undergrad program in BA and Management a couple of years ago. Finally I'm able to follow my studies.
I've been offered a place at TIAS and Cranfield for a 1 year MiM.
Which one should I pick?
Hi Duncan,
I'm an Italian student that graduated from Bocconi University undergrad program in BA and Management a couple of years ago. Finally I'm able to follow my studies.
I've been offered a place at TIAS and Cranfield for a 1 year MiM.
Which one should I pick?
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Duncan
Cranfield, unless you speak Dutch.
Cranfield, unless you speak Dutch.
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I don’t speak Dutch unfortunately.
Sorry to bother you again, but may I ask why Cranfield?

In terms of ranking, facilities and internationality they are almost the same.
The only differences that I found are:
1) Campus Location (of course)
2) EQUIS accreditation (Cranfield is the triple crowned one)
3) Teaching methodology

Thank You in advance

[Edited by Michele Piccoli on Apr 25, 2018]

I don’t speak Dutch unfortunately.
Sorry to bother you again, but may I ask why Cranfield?

In terms of ranking, facilities and internationality they are almost the same.
The only differences that I found are:
1) Campus Location (of course)
2) EQUIS accreditation (Cranfield is the triple crowned one)
3) Teaching methodology

Thank You in advance
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Duncan
As a rule of thumb, you should study in the country where you want to work. You speak English but not Dutch. Cranfield students have much better career progress and international mobility. Most Tias students do speak Dutch, so average career outcomes are not representative for those who do not.
As a rule of thumb, you should study in the country where you want to work. You speak English but not Dutch. Cranfield students have much better career progress and international mobility. Most Tias students do speak Dutch, so average career outcomes are not representative for those who do not.
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Unfortunately I'm still not sure in which country/city i would like to work.
Thank You so much for helpful insight!
Unfortunately I'm still not sure in which country/city i would like to work.
Thank You so much for helpful insight!
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George Pat...
Unfortunately I'm still not sure in which country/city i would like to work.
Thank You so much for helpful insight!


Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway). The education system in those countries is very good, and you will only have to pay for your living expenses.
They are also a very good destination to live in. Learning the language is highly recommended to have a good chance of success.

From those two offers, cranfield seems better than tias
[quote]Unfortunately I'm still not sure in which country/city i would like to work.
Thank You so much for helpful insight![/quote]

Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway). The education system in those countries is very good, and you will only have to pay for your living expenses.
They are also a very good destination to live in. Learning the language is highly recommended to have a good chance of success.

From those two offers, cranfield seems better than tias
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laurie
Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway).

Good idea, but aren't the programs in those countries generally not in English?
[quote]Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway).[/quote]
Good idea, but aren't the programs in those countries generally not in English?
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Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway).

Good idea, but aren't the programs in those countries generally not in English?


Hello! No, Scandinavian programs are largely taught in English. I myself graduated from MSc from a university in Sweden. I know that in DK they also teach a lot in english at MSc level. Bachelor however is most frequently still taught in local language.
[quote][quote]Since you are European, keep in mind that you can study for free in Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway).[/quote]
Good idea, but aren't the programs in those countries generally not in English?[/quote]

Hello! No, Scandinavian programs are largely taught in English. I myself graduated from MSc from a university in Sweden. I know that in DK they also teach a lot in english at MSc level. Bachelor however is most frequently still taught in local language.
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Duncan
The problem is that MBA level jobs tend to require the local language.
The problem is that MBA level jobs tend to require the local language.
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