Choosing UK over USA for doing an MBA


kumar112
Hi,
I am an Indian and wanted to pursue an international MBA I had met some people from UK universities in India (on a education fair) i.e how started my application process and became interested in pursuing MBA in UK.
During this process(starting from 2014 oct) i have got conditional offer from strathclyde and have been trying to apply for Cranfield and Manchester Business schools for 2015 class.
My profile is i have 6 years work experience in IT for a Mining machinery company Caterpillar Inc. but i hold a btech in Mining Engineering and now want to proceed towards consultancy or Project Management
I have been asked by so many of my friends why i didn't consider USA?
I have no answer to that and i dont know what are the difference between these two country provided other than visa rules.

So my question if i wanted to compare MBA from UK and USA what all things i should be looking at ?If people here have done some work in this i would be happy to take their comments.

Secondly i am just marching towards getting an admission in a good university so i have taken FT rankings as my baseline and i keep applying to the one which is better ranked what my doubt is if the colleges differ by just five ranks can we take it always that the smaller number is always a good university(i.e MBS is 35 better than Cranfield is 45).
As you can see i tried for Strathclyde university and i am trying for Cranfield and MBS now in between there are many colleges even from USA which i didn't look in to
if at all i get a offer from Cranfield it would mean i need not worry about universities down then Cranfield's rank i.e 45.
Hi,
I am an Indian and wanted to pursue an international MBA I had met some people from UK universities in India (on a education fair) i.e how started my application process and became interested in pursuing MBA in UK.
During this process(starting from 2014 oct) i have got conditional offer from strathclyde and have been trying to apply for Cranfield and Manchester Business schools for 2015 class.
My profile is i have 6 years work experience in IT for a Mining machinery company Caterpillar Inc. but i hold a btech in Mining Engineering and now want to proceed towards consultancy or Project Management
I have been asked by so many of my friends why i didn't consider USA?
I have no answer to that and i dont know what are the difference between these two country provided other than visa rules.

So my question if i wanted to compare MBA from UK and USA what all things i should be looking at ?If people here have done some work in this i would be happy to take their comments.

Secondly i am just marching towards getting an admission in a good university so i have taken FT rankings as my baseline and i keep applying to the one which is better ranked what my doubt is if the colleges differ by just five ranks can we take it always that the smaller number is always a good university(i.e MBS is 35 better than Cranfield is 45).
As you can see i tried for Strathclyde university and i am trying for Cranfield and MBS now in between there are many colleges even from USA which i didn't look in to
if at all i get a offer from Cranfield it would mean i need not worry about universities down then Cranfield's rank i.e 45.
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Duncan
This is such a broad question that it's not possible to answer it in the time I have. If you want to work in the US, study there. If you want work in the UK, study there instead. Otherwise, the big difference is in the traditional 2 year format of the US MBA versus the 1 year norm in Europe.

Otherwise, consider your career goals. You can sue LinkedIn to see which schools are better or worse at placing people into your target firms. How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
This is such a broad question that it's not possible to answer it in the time I have. If you want to work in the US, study there. If you want work in the UK, study there instead. Otherwise, the big difference is in the traditional 2 year format of the US MBA versus the 1 year norm in Europe.

Otherwise, consider your career goals. You can sue LinkedIn to see which schools are better or worse at placing people into your target firms. How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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kumar112
Thanks Duncan for your time and reply.There would be nothing wrong if i consider the rank of FT as criteria and remove some schools which are very far away at least as in MBS (35)to Strathclyde(80)
Thanks Duncan for your time and reply.There would be nothing wrong if i consider the rank of FT as criteria and remove some schools which are very far away at least as in MBS (35)to Strathclyde(80)
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Duncan
This really depends on your goals. For example, the FT rankings shows that Strathclyde students find work more quickly than MBS students.
This really depends on your goals. For example, the FT rankings shows that Strathclyde students find work more quickly than MBS students.
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ezra
In general, yes, the higher the school is ranked the better it will be for your career. Manchester's post-MBA salaries tend to be higher than Strathclyde's, for instance. But this doesn't always hold up: Cranfield's are better than all three.

However, this tends not to be a great indicator if you're looking at schools in different countries or regions. Although Cranfield and Manchester are ranked higher than Strathclyde, I would go with Strathclyde if you want to work in Scotland.

As to your decision on whether you should do your MBA in the US, well, that's really up to you. If you want to transition to working in the US, then it's a good idea, but if you wanted to work in the UK, one of the three schools you're looking at now would be better.
In general, yes, the higher the school is ranked the better it will be for your career. Manchester's post-MBA salaries tend to be higher than Strathclyde's, for instance. But this doesn't always hold up: Cranfield's are better than all three.

However, this tends not to be a great indicator if you're looking at schools in different countries or regions. Although Cranfield and Manchester are ranked higher than Strathclyde, I would go with Strathclyde if you want to work in Scotland.

As to your decision on whether you should do your MBA in the US, well, that's really up to you. If you want to transition to working in the US, then it's a good idea, but if you wanted to work in the UK, one of the three schools you're looking at now would be better.
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