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garf

Hello,

I am a musician and I applied for several full time MBA programs.

I would like to know, If I will receive an offer, which one would be the best fit for me between:

Warwick, Imperial, Whu, Mannheim or Edhec in terms of industry connections.



Thank You

[Edited by garf on Jan 13, 2021]

Hello,<br>
I am a musician and I applied for several full time MBA programs. <br>
I would like to know, If I will receive an offer, which one would be the best fit for me between:<br>
Warwick, Imperial, Whu, Mannheim or Edhec in terms of industry connections.<br>
<br>
Thank You
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Duncan

Which industry? The music industry? 

Which industry? The music industry?&nbsp;
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Duncan

And in which countries? Like, WHU might have great connections but if you can't do networking in German then how useful are they?

And in which countries? Like, WHU might have great connections but if you can't do networking in German then how useful are they?
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garf

Thanks for the reply! 

Yes, the music industry in general and the big three (Sony, Universal and Warner Bros) in particular. 

I will give for granted my ability to do networking in countries like Uk or Germany and focus on the school potential and the country itself.

For example, if WHU has great connection in the industry it is definitely something I would evaluate. 
Or, from another point of view, if London still remains as the europe capital of music industry my decision will point towards Imperial.

Thanks for the reply!&nbsp;<br><br>Yes, the music industry in general and the big three (Sony, Universal and Warner Bros) in particular.&nbsp;<br><br>I will give for granted my ability to do networking in countries like Uk or Germany and focus on the school potential and the country itself.<br><br>For example, if WHU has great connection in the industry it is definitely something I would evaluate.&nbsp;<br>Or, from another point of view, if London still remains as the europe capital of music industry my decision will point towards Imperial.<br>
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Duncan

You might take it for granted, but I can't take for granted that your German acculturation and language skills are at the high level needed. 

Take a look at:
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713



Specific career goals help you to pick the right MBA (search for it at https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum )



How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 14, 2021]

You might take it for granted, but I can't take for granted that your German acculturation and language skills are at the high level needed.&nbsp;<br><br>Take a look at:<br>Do you need to speak the local language?&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/34713<br>
<div><br>
</div><div>Specific career goals help you to pick the right MBA (search for it at https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum )<br>
</div><div><br>
</div><div>How to use LinkedIn to find the best school&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/33571</div>
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garf

Duncan you are perfectly right on that, what I wanted to say is that I would begin study the language and doing my best in studying the language, but before I would like to have a clear idea of which university is best for me on the basis of the industry connections rather than language barriers. 

Duncan you are perfectly right on that, what I wanted to say is that I would begin study the language and doing my best in studying the language, but before I would like to have a clear idea of which university is best for me on the basis of the industry connections rather than language barriers.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

Yes, I appreciate that you would like to ignore the language barrier but the language barrier will not ignore you. 

Yes, I appreciate that you would like to ignore the language barrier but the language barrier will not ignore you.&nbsp;
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garf

Yes, I will ignore them for the moment, given that the german MBAs offers language courses and I have some month of study before the program start to immerse myself in the language. this, plus the MBA course, will add to one year and a half in total, that is not much for german language but enough for make valuable connection in the industry. My question is if the industry does exist and if so, which university has the better connections

Yes, I will ignore them for the moment, given that the german MBAs offers language courses and I have some month of study before the program start to immerse myself in the language. this, plus the MBA course, will add to one year and a half in total, that is not much for german language but enough for make valuable connection in the industry. My question is if the industry does exist and if so, which university has the better connections
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Duncan

You absolutely misunderstand me.

You absolutely misunderstand me.
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garf

I read your great post on language and the fact that it is very difficult to find a job in Germany even with a C1. I will take that into consideration in my choice. But let's say I speak a fluent German, French and Spanish, (I applied also for Esade and Iese), which one will you suggest? I did my research both on linkedin and on the general forum that you kindly send to me, but I really cannot decide. Thank you very much anyway!

I read your great post on language and the fact that it is very difficult to find a job in Germany even with a C1. I will take that into consideration in my choice. But let's say I speak a fluent German, French and Spanish, (I applied also for Esade and Iese), which one will you suggest? I did my research both on linkedin and on the general forum that you kindly send to me, but I really cannot decide. Thank you very much anyway!<br>
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Duncan

The barrier here is that you think that you think you can get to professional fluency in a year and a half, alongside a demanding degree in English taught in an English-speaking bubble, and that you ignore the whole issue of acculturation. As Stuart says, the language barrier can't be ignored in that way. 

When you did your research in LinkedIn, what did you find out? 

PS I think you mean Warner Music, not Warner Bros. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 15, 2021]

The barrier here is that you think that you think you can get to professional fluency in a year and a half, alongside a demanding degree in English taught in an English-speaking bubble, and that you ignore the whole issue of acculturation. As Stuart says, the language barrier can't be ignored in that way.&nbsp;<br><br>When you did your research in LinkedIn, what did you find out?&nbsp;<br><br>PS I think you mean Warner Music, not Warner Bros.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I searched LinkedIn for MBAs in the Music industry for UK, DE, ES, FR. The schools with the most alumni are three specialist schools in France, and two top-tier b-schools:

ICART

EMIC Paris. Ecole de Management des Industries Créatives

MBA ESG

London Business School

ESSEC Business School

I searched LinkedIn for MBAs in the Music industry for UK, DE, ES, FR. The schools with the most alumni are three specialist schools in France, and two top-tier b-schools:<br><br>ICART<br><br>EMIC Paris. Ecole de Management des Industries Créatives<br><br>MBA ESG<br><br>London Business School<br><br>ESSEC Business School
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garf

I need to thank you very much for the great post on linkedin search, I arrived at basically the same result you had. This will make me review my priorities on which Mba school to choose. Regarding the language, I know you are right. 

I need to thank you very much for the great post on linkedin search, I arrived at basically the same result you had. This will make me review my priorities on which Mba school to choose. Regarding the language, I know you are right.&nbsp;
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