EMBA or something else


Hello everyone,



I am a senior professional in energy sector primarily working in engineering design and project management role with EDF Energy. I have about 15 years of experience mostly in UK and few years in India. I also have an engineering masters from Imperial College, which I obtained about a decade ago.



I am looking to increase my commercial awareness and refine my leadership skill but wish to continue in same industry and similar kind of roles. I am looking at EMBA to help me with my future career aspirations. The two programs I am considering are Cambridge Judge and Cranfield. The cost difference is substantial and I am leaning towards Cranfield.



Will Cambridge offer any additional advantage that I should consider before making my decision?



Many thanks!

[Edited by Digant2022 on Aug 19, 2021]

Hello everyone,<br>
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I am a senior professional in energy sector primarily working in engineering design and project management role with EDF Energy. I have about 15 years of experience mostly in UK and few years in India. I also have an engineering masters from Imperial College, which I obtained about a decade ago.<br>
<br>
I am looking to increase my commercial awareness and refine my leadership skill but wish to continue in same industry and similar kind of roles. I am looking at EMBA to help me with my future career aspirations. The two programs I am considering are Cambridge Judge and Cranfield. The cost difference is substantial and I am leaning towards Cranfield. <br>
<br>
Will Cambridge offer any additional advantage that I should consider before making my decision?<br>
<br>
Many thanks!
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Duncan

Why not consider a senior leadership management apprenticeship which would be by close to free if you are an employee of a company in the UK. Cranfield has an excellent range of executive masters that articulate to the apprenticeships and would probably meet a large part of your executive education needs for a fraction of the cost.

Why not consider a senior leadership management apprenticeship which would be by close to free if you are an employee of a company in the UK. Cranfield has an excellent range of executive masters that articulate to the apprenticeships and would probably meet a large part of your executive education needs for a fraction of the cost.
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Hi Duncan,

Thank you for the reply. Much appreciated.
I did a bit of research about Senior Leadership Apprenticeship and if I understand correctly I will need to apply through my employer. I am not sure how supportive my employer would be of my application.

For an EMBA I was thinking of asking my line manager for reference and using my annual leaves for the days I need to attend the classes. Cambridge and Cranfield both fit well with my plan in this regard.

I will explore the SLA option with my employer.

Once again many thanks for the help!

Hi Duncan,<br><br>Thank you for the reply. Much appreciated.<br>I did a bit of research about Senior Leadership Apprenticeship and if I understand correctly I will need to apply through my employer. I am not sure how supportive my employer would be of my application.<br><br>For an EMBA I was thinking of asking my line manager for reference and using my annual leaves for the days I need to attend the classes. Cambridge and Cranfield both fit well with my plan in this regard.<br><br>I will explore the SLA option with my employer.<br><br>Once again many thanks for the help!<br><br>
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Duncan

There no extra cost for your employer so if they don't support it, that will be the stimulus for a great conversation. 

There no extra cost for your employer so if they don't support it, that will be the stimulus for a great conversation.&nbsp;
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Hi Duncan,

Agreed. I have written to my HR and awaiting response. I did speak to my manager but he wasn’t aware of anyone previously been sent on SLA through company. If it doesn’t cost company financially I personally don’t see any reason except that there is some limited number which each company can send. That would mean that I need to wait until everyone senior that me and interested in SLA has been sponsored on the course.

What’s your view on MSt Entrepreneurship and MSt Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University. They both are part time masters cost about £30k and provide necessary financial and commercial awareness required in career progression. I agree however these courses are not MBA and therefore do not provide brand recognition as an MBA degree would do. 

Hi Duncan,<br><br>Agreed. I have written to my HR and awaiting response. I did speak to my manager but he wasn’t aware of anyone previously been sent on SLA through company. If it doesn’t cost company financially I personally don’t see any reason except that there is some limited number which each company can send. That would mean that I need to wait until everyone senior that me and interested in SLA has been sponsored on the course.<br><br>What’s your view on MSt Entrepreneurship and MSt Sustainability Leadership from Cambridge University. They both are part time masters cost about £30k and provide necessary financial and commercial awareness required in career progression. I agree however these courses are not MBA and therefore do not provide brand recognition as an MBA degree would do.&nbsp;<br>
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Duncan

I'm not sure these give you the leadership skills and commercial skills for a traditional corporate management role. Compare the curriculum documentation. 

I'm not sure these give you the leadership skills and commercial skills for a traditional corporate management role. Compare the curriculum documentation.&nbsp;
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