HEC Paris MSc vs Imperial/Warwick/Manchester MBA


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I am in a dilemma between studying for the online MSc in Innovation at HEC Paris or an online/DL MBA at Imperial/Warwick/Manchester/Cass.

I am based in London with a background in Banking and want to pursue a career in product management/project management in technology going forwards in London.

I am 31 and living in London with a MSc in a technical subject from a top 5 UK university.

Does HEC Paris hold pedigree in London like it does in the rest of Europe? I may work in Asia at some point in the future but not sure.

Is it even beneficial for me to study a business Masters?
Hi

I am in a dilemma between studying for the online MSc in Innovation at HEC Paris or an online/DL MBA at Imperial/Warwick/Manchester/Cass.

I am based in London with a background in Banking and want to pursue a career in product management/project management in technology going forwards in London.

I am 31 and living in London with a MSc in a technical subject from a top 5 UK university.

Does HEC Paris hold pedigree in London like it does in the rest of Europe? I may work in Asia at some point in the future but not sure.

Is it even beneficial for me to study a business Masters?
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Ayon
I am sorry, you want to transition from Banking into Project Management in Technology? There are a lot of PM applicants in the market. It's one of the jobs that people work as a contractor for short term. Everyone thinks that he/she can be a PM so they are dime a dozon. Many applicants from SE Asia/India have bachelors degree in technology/engineering and have experience in tech companies. Such candidates are a better fit for technical PM roles.

Regardless, if that's what you want to do. go for a PMP or Prince 2 instead. Online/DL MSc/MBA won't help you with PM skillsets as much as a PMP,/Prince2 or Scrum Master or Agile certification would.

For Product Management roles, MSc/MBA focused on those areas may be helpful.
I am sorry, you want to transition from Banking into Project Management in Technology? There are a lot of PM applicants in the market. It's one of the jobs that people work as a contractor for short term. Everyone thinks that he/she can be a PM so they are dime a dozon. Many applicants from SE Asia/India have bachelors degree in technology/engineering and have experience in tech companies. Such candidates are a better fit for technical PM roles.

Regardless, if that's what you want to do. go for a PMP or Prince 2 instead. Online/DL MSc/MBA won't help you with PM skillsets as much as a PMP,/Prince2 or Scrum Master or Agile certification would.

For Product Management roles, MSc/MBA focused on those areas may be helpful.
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I already have 5 years of workex in Project Management and Product Management at various Banks.

I am thinking of doing the HEC MSc or an MBA to transition into technology.

Would these degrees hold enough pedigree in tech? They are both relevant in terms of content, but I am not sure of their reputation.
I already have 5 years of workex in Project Management and Product Management at various Banks.

I am thinking of doing the HEC MSc or an MBA to transition into technology.

Would these degrees hold enough pedigree in tech? They are both relevant in terms of content, but I am not sure of their reputation.
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Duncan
Neither of these will teach you much about technology. Business schools teach insight from peer reviewed research, so there is nothing about tech that will really give you much. The $10k MS in analytics from Georgia Tech would give you solid skills.

HEC is know where its alumni are. It's not a school for tech firms outside France. Look at LinkedIn to compare the alumni base.

Hiring is very national. Few tech firms need MBAs. You might be better off with a UK degree or a professional qualification.
Neither of these will teach you much about technology. Business schools teach insight from peer reviewed research, so there is nothing about tech that will really give you much. The $10k MS in analytics from Georgia Tech would give you solid skills.

HEC is know where its alumni are. It's not a school for tech firms outside France. Look at LinkedIn to compare the alumni base.

Hiring is very national. Few tech firms need MBAs. You might be better off with a UK degree or a professional qualification.
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Larry
Actually a lot of tech firms need MBAs. Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple are all some of the biggest hirers of MBA grads today.
Actually a lot of tech firms need MBAs. Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple are all some of the biggest hirers of MBA grads today.
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Duncan
I meant that few tech firms in France need MBAs. Of course in countries where the MBA is a normal route for domestic talent, it would be different .
I meant that few tech firms in France need MBAs. Of course in countries where the MBA is a normal route for domestic talent, it would be different .
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Larry
Yes, I agree with that!
Yes, I agree with that!
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