I’d appreciate some guidance here on choice of MBA between the schools above-mentioned. I have offers from them. I’ve got 9 years work experience in Sales and Business Development and also some experience in market entry strategy.
1. I’m looking to transition fully into consulting and there are some firms I’m targeting- Strategy& (PWC Advisory basically), Deloitte, Accenture, PA Consulting and EY. These firms have robust Technology and Innovation Strategy Consulting practices. Which of these schools can give me the leverage to get into any of such firms?
2. I’m more inclined to attend Durham because of their sustained FT MBA & European Business Schools rankings. However I’ve observed Leeds have more advanced cohorts than the other schools. And Strathclyde is in a city I love, Glasgow and also has a growing reputation.
3. Again, a good look at the MBA curricula of the 3 schools, takes Durham to the top of the pile. And the alumni also speak very highly of the programme (bit of bias perhaps).
I’m not swayed by the allure of scholarships because I know how misleading such offers can be so it’s not influencing my decisions here. And I’m also not looking to join the MBB firms so my choice of firms and practice is absolutely deliberate. Please correct me if I’m missing something here. Which school would give me the leverage for a good placement? I’m intending to stay back in the UK post MBA for work.
[Edited by Obinna on Dec 14, 2022]