Is UK worth it in 2024 for MBA and future employment?


For context, I have offer from Warwick MBA with 40% scholarship for 2024 intake. It's still expensive and I'll be on loan and losing my savings.

I am 28, indian male engg background, have 6 years of experience in SaaS companies within sales and account management profile. My goal is to pivot to product management and technology. Start in senior management position.

Given current economic growth, India stands higher than UK at present, however, realistically India is still bounds behind UK in terms of salary. Given the new visa rules and everything, would you recommend to go to UK at this time and pursue masters and then enter the UK workforce?

[Edited by find_my_goal on Dec 09, 2023]

For context, I have offer from Warwick MBA with 40% scholarship for 2024 intake. It's still expensive and I'll be on loan and losing my savings.<br>
I am 28, indian male engg background, have 6 years of experience in SaaS companies within sales and account management profile. My goal is to pivot to product management and technology. Start in senior management position.<br>
Given current economic growth, India stands higher than UK at present, however, realistically India is still bounds behind UK in terms of salary. Given the new visa rules and everything, would you recommend to go to UK at this time and pursue masters and then enter the UK workforce?
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Duncan

The average full time MBA graduates in their late 20s. Their post-MBA roles are very rarely in senior management roles as I think of them: general management and board level leadership roles. Do Warwick MBAs go directly into SaaS PM roles? Take a look at the post linked on my profile page about how to better use LinkedIn.

The average full time MBA graduates in their late 20s. Their post-MBA roles are very rarely in senior management roles as I think of them: general management and board level leadership roles. Do Warwick MBAs go directly into SaaS PM roles? Take a look at the post linked on my profile page about how to better use LinkedIn.
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The average full time MBA graduates in their late 20s. Their post-MBA roles are very rarely in senior management roles as I think of them: general management and board level leadership roles. Do Warwick MBAs go directly into SaaS PM roles? Take a look at the post linked on my profile page about how to better use LinkedIn.


Thanks Duncan for your response.
I have checked LinkedIn, there are certainly people in the positions. My aim is to not dabble into C suite or VP but rather mid to senior management like 6-7 person team or a region specific. It's not a MUST have just a preference.
My core concern is the visa changes, do you reckon that UK economy is currently worth investing into? The cost of the entire mba will be about 40k pounds with living cost. I just wanted to know if I'll get the opportunity to secure a good job. I'll stick to my past experiences if need be but just want to know if there's any worth?

[quote]The average full time MBA graduates in their late 20s. Their post-MBA roles are very rarely in senior management roles as I think of them: general management and board level leadership roles. Do Warwick MBAs go directly into SaaS PM roles? Take a look at the post linked on my profile page about how to better use LinkedIn. [/quote]

Thanks Duncan for your response.
I have checked LinkedIn, there are certainly people in the positions. My aim is to not dabble into C suite or VP but rather mid to senior management like 6-7 person team or a region specific. It's not a MUST have just a preference.
My core concern is the visa changes, do you reckon that UK economy is currently worth investing into? The cost of the entire mba will be about 40k pounds with living cost. I just wanted to know if I'll get the opportunity to secure a good job. I'll stick to my past experiences if need be but just want to know if there's any worth?
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Duncan

Unless you speak another European language, I think your options are limited in Europe. How about Canada?

Unless you speak another European language, I think your options are limited in Europe. How about Canada?
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Unless you speak another European language, I think your options are limited in Europe. How about Canada?


Currently immigration rules are equally eff'd around the world, Canada is no exception with its rising cost and unaffordable housing. I wanna stay in Europe, I wish to further migrate to schengen countries but language is barrier so I'm not navigating towards there for my masters. Everywhere is expensive and for me I think this is THE cheapest i can get with a great B school.
I just want an answer to one question, is UK worth investing into given current economic development?

[quote]Unless you speak another European language, I think your options are limited in Europe. How about Canada? [/quote]

Currently immigration rules are equally eff'd around the world, Canada is no exception with its rising cost and unaffordable housing. I wanna stay in Europe, I wish to further migrate to schengen countries but language is barrier so I'm not navigating towards there for my masters. Everywhere is expensive and for me I think this is THE cheapest i can get with a great B school.
I just want an answer to one question, is UK worth investing into given current economic development?
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Duncan

That depends on the constraints you give yourself. If you rule out learning another European language to a professional level before you start your MBA then your options for MBA-type roles in Europe are really reduced to the UK, Ireland and maybe Malta.

That depends on the constraints you give yourself. If you rule out learning another European language to a professional level before you start your MBA then your options for MBA-type roles in Europe are really reduced to the UK, Ireland and maybe Malta.
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That depends on the constraints you give yourself. If you rule out learning another European language to a professional level before you start your MBA then your options for MBA-type roles in Europe are really reduced to the UK, Ireland and maybe Malta. [/quoted

Understood, thank you for your insight Duncan. Apart from this, what is your CURRENT outlook about Warwick for MBA? Would you call it "prestigious" or somewhere in the top tier in terms of the competition? Will it help me distinguish myself from the crowd solely based off the uni?

[quote]That depends on the constraints you give yourself. If you rule out learning another European language to a professional level before you start your MBA then your options for MBA-type roles in Europe are really reduced to the UK, Ireland and maybe Malta. [/quoted

Understood, thank you for your insight Duncan. Apart from this, what is your CURRENT outlook about Warwick for MBA? Would you call it "prestigious" or somewhere in the top tier in terms of the competition? Will it help me distinguish myself from the crowd solely based off the uni?
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Duncan

No, India is the only place where you can get a job solely based on the uni.

No, India is the only place where you can get a job solely based on the uni.
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aslamo

I know a few Product Managers in their late 20s. None of them have an MBA but that's not to say having one isn't useful for the role - job adverts often specify it as 'desirable'.

In the UK, the tech sector is in a relatively slow growth phase. Anecdotally, the consensus from my network seems to be the market will pick up in late 2024/early 2025 so your timing might be good if you're going to graduate in 2025 with a more promising economic outlook.

I know a few Product Managers in their late 20s. None of them have an MBA but that's not to say having one isn't useful for the role - job adverts often specify it as 'desirable'.

In the UK, the tech sector is in a relatively slow growth phase. Anecdotally, the consensus from my network seems to be the market will pick up in late 2024/early 2025 so your timing might be good if you're going to graduate in 2025 with a more promising economic outlook.
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I know a few Product Managers in their late 20s. None of them have an MBA but that's not to say having one isn't useful for the role - job adverts often specify it as 'desirable'.

In the UK, the tech sector is in a relatively slow growth phase. Anecdotally, the consensus from my network seems to be the market will pick up in late 2024/early 2025 so your timing might be good if you're going to graduate in 2025 with a more promising economic outlook.


Thank you aslamo for your insight. I need the MBA to make a pivot and get work rights in UK. Thank you for that valuable insight about 2024/2025 economic outlook. That's what I wanted to know.Additionally, would you say Warwick is still regarded as a premier institute in the likes of Imperial, UCL, LSE? I understand Oxbridge and LBS are miles ahead but is Warwick still in 2024 a worthy Bschool with good industry relations?

[quote]I know a few Product Managers in their late 20s. None of them have an MBA but that's not to say having one isn't useful for the role - job adverts often specify it as 'desirable'.

In the UK, the tech sector is in a relatively slow growth phase. Anecdotally, the consensus from my network seems to be the market will pick up in late 2024/early 2025 so your timing might be good if you're going to graduate in 2025 with a more promising economic outlook. [/quote]

Thank you aslamo for your insight. I need the MBA to make a pivot and get work rights in UK. Thank you for that valuable insight about 2024/2025 economic outlook. That's what I wanted to know.<div>Additionally, would you say Warwick is still regarded as a premier institute in the likes of Imperial, UCL, LSE? I understand Oxbridge and LBS are miles ahead but is Warwick still in 2024 a worthy Bschool with good industry relations?</div>
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Duncan

I think it's useful to compare the salaries from their respective MBA programmes: According to the FT ranking, Warwick is more on a par with Bayes and Manchester, and a but below Imperial and Oxbridge:



School Name Location (main campus) MBA 2023 - Salary today ($) MBA 2023 - European rank

London Business School UK/UAE 182,254 4

University of Cambridge: Judge UK 173,775 7

University of Oxford: Saïd UK 164,874 9

Imperial College Business School UK 151,143 12

Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) UK 142,031 19

Alliance Manchester Business School UK 139,428 13

Warwick Business School UK 136,033 15

Durham University Business School UK 117,289 23

University of Edinburgh Business School UK 112,554 37

Cranfield School of Management UK 111,573 28

University of Strathclyde Business School UK 110,002 40

Birmingham Business School UK 101,555 32

University of Glasgow: Adam Smith UK 98,090 37

PS Warwick is certainly the peer of those schools at the *undergraduate* level. The current CUG ranking of the top 10 for business is:
- Oxford
- KCL
- Bath
- UCL
- Warwick
- LSE
- Exeter
- St Andrews
- Durham
- Bayes/City

[Edited by Duncan on Dec 11, 2023]

I think it's useful to compare the salaries from their respective MBA programmes: According to the FT ranking, Warwick is more on a par with Bayes and Manchester, and a but below Imperial and Oxbridge:<br>
<br>
School Name Location (main campus) MBA 2023 - Salary today ($) MBA 2023 - European rank<br>
<div>London Business School UK/UAE 182,254 4<br>
</div><div>University of Cambridge: Judge UK 173,775 7<br>
</div><div>University of Oxford: Saïd UK 164,874 9<br>
</div><div>Imperial College Business School UK 151,143 12<br>
</div><div>Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) UK 142,031 19<br>
</div><div>Alliance Manchester Business School UK 139,428 13<br>
</div><div>Warwick Business School UK 136,033 15<br>
</div><div>Durham University Business School UK 117,289 23<br>
</div><div>University of Edinburgh Business School UK 112,554 37<br>
</div><div>Cranfield School of Management UK 111,573 28<br>
</div><div>University of Strathclyde Business School UK 110,002 40<br>
</div><div>Birmingham Business School UK 101,555 32<br>
</div><div>University of Glasgow: Adam Smith UK 98,090 37

PS Warwick is certainly the peer of those schools at the *undergraduate* level. The current CUG ranking of the top 10 for business is:
- Oxford
- KCL
- Bath
- UCL
- Warwick
- LSE
- Exeter
- St Andrews
- Durham
- Bayes/City</div>
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I think it's useful to compare the salaries from their respective MBA programmes: According to the FT ranking, Warwick is more on a par with Bayes and Manchester, and a but below Imperial and Oxbridge:





School Name Location (main campus) MBA 2023 - Salary today ($) MBA 2023 - European rank


London Business School UK/UAE 182,254 4


University of Cambridge: Judge UK 173,775 7


University of Oxford: Saïd UK 164,874 9


Imperial College Business School UK 151,143 12


Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) UK 142,031 19


Alliance Manchester Business School UK 139,428 13


Warwick Business School UK 136,033 15


Durham University Business School UK 117,289 23


University of Edinburgh Business School UK 112,554 37


Cranfield School of Management UK 111,573 28


University of Strathclyde Business School UK 110,002 40


Birmingham Business School UK 101,555 32


University of Glasgow: Adam Smith UK 98,090 37



PS Warwick is certainly the peer of those schools at the *undergraduate* level. The current CUG ranking of the top 10 for business is:

- Oxford

- KCL

- Bath

- UCL

- Warwick

- LSE

- Exeter

- St Andrews

- Durham

- Bayes/City




Wonderfully put, thank you Duncan! For me it's an achievement to be admitted to warwick and I'd cherish this moment :D whatever life brings next will be good.

[Edited by find_my_goal on Dec 12, 2023]

[quote]I think it's useful to compare the salaries from their respective MBA programmes: According to the FT ranking, Warwick is more on a par with Bayes and Manchester, and a but below Imperial and Oxbridge:<br><br>
<br><br>
School Name Location (main campus) MBA 2023 - Salary today ($) MBA 2023 - European rank<br><br>
<div>London Business School UK/UAE 182,254 4<br><br>
</div><div>University of Cambridge: Judge UK 173,775 7<br><br>
</div><div>University of Oxford: Saïd UK 164,874 9<br><br>
</div><div>Imperial College Business School UK 151,143 12<br><br>
</div><div>Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) UK 142,031 19<br><br>
</div><div>Alliance Manchester Business School UK 139,428 13<br><br>
</div><div>Warwick Business School UK 136,033 15<br><br>
</div><div>Durham University Business School UK 117,289 23<br><br>
</div><div>University of Edinburgh Business School UK 112,554 37<br><br>
</div><div>Cranfield School of Management UK 111,573 28<br><br>
</div><div>University of Strathclyde Business School UK 110,002 40<br><br>
</div><div>Birmingham Business School UK 101,555 32<br><br>
</div><div>University of Glasgow: Adam Smith UK 98,090 37<br>
<br>
PS Warwick is certainly the peer of those schools at the *undergraduate* level. The current CUG ranking of the top 10 for business is:<br>
- Oxford<br>
- KCL<br>
- Bath<br>
- UCL<br>
- Warwick <br>
- LSE<br>
- Exeter<br>
- St Andrews<br>
- Durham<br>
- Bayes/City</div> [/quote]<br>
<br>
Wonderfully put, thank you Duncan! For me it's an achievement to be admitted to warwick and I'd cherish this moment :D whatever life brings next will be good.
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aslamo

Duncan has summarised Warwick's relative standing well so I can't add more to that.

I believe it's probably a good school for your needs.

Duncan has summarised Warwick's relative standing well so I can't add more to that.

I believe it's probably a good school for your needs.
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