ESSEC GMBA vs. Mannheim MBA


julian88
Hi all,
I was accepted by ESSEC GMBA (Singapore campus, Strategy & Mgmt. Major) and Mannheim MBA for the 2019 intake and I'm now debating which program is the better choice for me.
I'm German and graduated in Germany (HSBA) with a BBA. I've been working for 6 years now in Thailand in the sector of industrial production. I target a role in the consultancy industry after my MBA and want to be stay connect between Europa and South East Asia.
Would appreciate to get some advise or experiences with those schools - thanks!
Hi all,
I was accepted by ESSEC GMBA (Singapore campus, Strategy & Mgmt. Major) and Mannheim MBA for the 2019 intake and I'm now debating which program is the better choice for me.
I'm German and graduated in Germany (HSBA) with a BBA. I've been working for 6 years now in Thailand in the sector of industrial production. I target a role in the consultancy industry after my MBA and want to be stay connect between Europa and South East Asia.
Would appreciate to get some advise or experiences with those schools - thanks!
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Duncan
With 68 percent employed three months after the programme, Essec is a risky choice. It has an exchange with Mannheim. Why not attend Mannheim and then take a term in exchange in Asia somewhere, ideally at a better school?
With 68 percent employed three months after the programme, Essec is a risky choice. It has an exchange with Mannheim. Why not attend Mannheim and then take a term in exchange in Asia somewhere, ideally at a better school?
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I, as a recent MBA graduate at ESSEC, don`t think that the ESSEC GMBA is a risky choice. Seeing the positions my classmates and I landed, especially in the kind of companies we are currently employed by (IBM, Amazon, Boeing, Accenture) has encouraged me in the decision that ESSEC was the right choice for us. Also, the possibility to experience four different countries and three different continents within one program was for me outstanding at ESSEC. Please feel free to contact me on LinkedIn (Gianluca Errico) if you want to know more insight details. I hope you make the right decision for yourself.
I, as a recent MBA graduate at ESSEC, don`t think that the ESSEC GMBA is a risky choice. Seeing the positions my classmates and I landed, especially in the kind of companies we are currently employed by (IBM, Amazon, Boeing, Accenture) has encouraged me in the decision that ESSEC was the right choice for us. Also, the possibility to experience four different countries and three different continents within one program was for me outstanding at ESSEC. Please feel free to contact me on LinkedIn (Gianluca Errico) if you want to know more insight details. I hope you make the right decision for yourself.
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Duncan
What percentage of your classmates had jobs by the end of the programme? And what percentage of those on at the main campus in France who didn't speak French well?

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 14, 2019]

What percentage of your classmates had jobs by the end of the programme? And what percentage of those on at the main campus in France who didn't speak French well?
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laurie
Also, how do you respond to Duncan's comment that only 68 recent of ESSEC grads are employed three months after graduation?

Keeping in mind that for the most recent MBA classes surveyed for the FT ranking, the employability stats for HEC Paris and EMLyon were over 90%.
Also, how do you respond to Duncan's comment that only 68 recent of ESSEC grads are employed three months after graduation?

Keeping in mind that for the most recent MBA classes surveyed for the FT ranking, the employability stats for HEC Paris and EMLyon were over 90%.
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Hallo Duncan and Laurie, sorry for my late reply.

@Duncan: Sadly I cannot tell you the exact percentage but I would say around 3/4 of the students landed a job before graduation (same for the main campus).

@laurie: I think it’s not about finding a job right after graduation. Don’t you think it’s more about finding the right job. I had people in my badge turning down some offers because the package didn’t suit their expectations. Therefore, it took them maybe 1-2 months longer to have the right position in the desired industry with the desired salary.
Hallo Duncan and Laurie, sorry for my late reply.

@Duncan: Sadly I cannot tell you the exact percentage but I would say around 3/4 of the students landed a job before graduation (same for the main campus).

@laurie: I think it’s not about finding a job right after graduation. Don’t you think it’s more about finding the right job. I had people in my badge turning down some offers because the package didn’t suit their expectations. Therefore, it took them maybe 1-2 months longer to have the right position in the desired industry with the desired salary.
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Duncan
So around three quarters does sound quite compatible with 68%, and that is not great. The median in the FT ranking is around 90%, I guess.
So around three quarters does sound quite compatible with 68%, and that is not great. The median in the FT ranking is around 90%, I guess.
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