Masters at Hult vs City, University of London- please help!


Hi!

I've currently been accepted for Master's at both Hult (Masters in International Business and Masters in Finance- Dual degree) and City UoL (MSc International Business Economics). I'm currently very on the fence about which would be the right choice, and would really appreciate some of your insight about these 2 universities.

Positives of going to Hult for me would be:
1. Having a dual master's degree which I think would look great on my CV
2. The option to do international electives (though with the COVID situation, I'm really not too sure how realistically likely they are to go ahead)
3. Hult has offered me a partial scholarship which I think would look great on my CV

Positives of going to City:
1. The school is an established institution present on rankings and has a good reputation in comparison to Hult, which is not ranked outside of the Economist rankings, which I've read may be due to its financial contributions to the Economist. Having researched into both universities, I have gotten the sense that Hult does not have a great reputation- it is known for strong marketing tactics to land students for the sake of their fee payments, without really caring about their qualifications. I've also seen people say that it artificially inflates its employment statistics by rehiring graduates unable to find a job back into Hult, so that they have a higher employment statistic. In general the institution doesn't seem respected, and I'm worried how it would be perceived by potential employers.
2- Whilst not being a double major, the degree I have been accepted into is still very good.

My main motivation in doing a master's is to get qualifications which will help me kickstart my career in either international business or banking and finance industry, and I want to make sure that the course I choose would put me in the best position possible.

What should I do- is Hult or City a better option? Are the perks offered by Hult in your opinion enough to offset the bad rep compared to City?

Please help! Thank you so much !
Blake

Hi!

I've currently been accepted for Master's at both Hult (Masters in International Business and Masters in Finance- Dual degree) and City UoL (MSc International Business Economics). I'm currently very on the fence about which would be the right choice, and would really appreciate some of your insight about these 2 universities.

Positives of going to Hult for me would be:
1. Having a dual master's degree which I think would look great on my CV
2. The option to do international electives (though with the COVID situation, I'm really not too sure how realistically likely they are to go ahead)
3. Hult has offered me a partial scholarship which I think would look great on my CV

Positives of going to City:
1. The school is an established institution present on rankings and has a good reputation in comparison to Hult, which is not ranked outside of the Economist rankings, which I've read may be due to its financial contributions to the Economist. Having researched into both universities, I have gotten the sense that Hult does not have a great reputation- it is known for strong marketing tactics to land students for the sake of their fee payments, without really caring about their qualifications. I've also seen people say that it artificially inflates its employment statistics by rehiring graduates unable to find a job back into Hult, so that they have a higher employment statistic. In general the institution doesn't seem respected, and I'm worried how it would be perceived by potential employers.
2- Whilst not being a double major, the degree I have been accepted into is still very good.

My main motivation in doing a master's is to get qualifications which will help me kickstart my career in either international business or banking and finance industry, and I want to make sure that the course I choose would put me in the best position possible.

What should I do- is Hult or City a better option? Are the perks offered by Hult in your opinion enough to offset the bad rep compared to City?

Please help! Thank you so much !
Blake
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StuartHE

I'm not sure what your specific goals are but, if you make them more precise, these might not be the best options for you. Hult's 'perks' are not really very notable. An international elective simply takes you away from the market where you presumably want to focus your job search. No-one pays the rack-rate for Hult, no more than anyone pays full price for a hotel. 

I'm not sure what your specific goals are but, if you make them more precise, these might not be the best options for you. Hult's 'perks' are not really very notable. An international elective simply takes you away from the market where you presumably want to focus your job search. No-one pays the rack-rate for Hult, no more than anyone pays full price for a hotel. 
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