MBA in Germany or Australia


lewis8
I want to do an MBA soon. I am currently in Germany and was thinking about doing an MBA here, but the information I have seen, the business schools in the country don't have much recognition outside of Germany.

I could also go to Australia because that's where my roots are and I don't have to worry about visas or anything else. And from what I gather, business schools like UNSW and AGSM are well respected abroad.

I basically want to keep my options as open as possible after graduation. Doing an MBA in Germany would help me build my foothold in Europe but I am skeptical about its value internationally.
I want to do an MBA soon. I am currently in Germany and was thinking about doing an MBA here, but the information I have seen, the business schools in the country don't have much recognition outside of Germany.

I could also go to Australia because that's where my roots are and I don't have to worry about visas or anything else. And from what I gather, business schools like UNSW and AGSM are well respected abroad.

I basically want to keep my options as open as possible after graduation. Doing an MBA in Germany would help me build my foothold in Europe but I am skeptical about its value internationally.
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laurie
Usually the best advice is study where you want to work. To some extent, you're right - business schools in Germany don't have a huge footprint outside the country. But the same is basically true of the Australian schools.

If you want to do an MBA with a truly international alumni / career network, you'd have to aim higher, at a top school like LBS, Harvard, Insead, etc. Maybe even HKUST, if you're looking at the Asia Pacific market.
Usually the best advice is study where you want to work. To some extent, you're right - business schools in Germany don't have a huge footprint outside the country. But the same is basically true of the Australian schools.

If you want to do an MBA with a truly international alumni / career network, you'd have to aim higher, at a top school like LBS, Harvard, Insead, etc. Maybe even HKUST, if you're looking at the Asia Pacific market.
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Dan85
... just adding that only few German MBA-programs have a good repation even *inside* of Germany. The MBA market got flooded with MSc. programs that just got rebranded to MBA, severly undermining the standing of (German) MBA-degrees altogether.

[Edited by Dan85 on Oct 10, 2016]

... just adding that only few German MBA-programs have a good repation even *inside* of Germany. The MBA market got flooded with MSc. programs that just got rebranded to MBA, severly undermining the standing of (German) MBA-degrees altogether.
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lewis8
Interesting. Maybe I will indeed look elsewhere at top schools. I want to have as much flexibility as possible after I get the MBA. Thanks for the tips.
Interesting. Maybe I will indeed look elsewhere at top schools. I want to have as much flexibility as possible after I get the MBA. Thanks for the tips.
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laurie
Yes, unless you are sure that you want to stay and work in Germany or Australia, a top-10 MBA will probably be better for you.
Yes, unless you are sure that you want to stay and work in Germany or Australia, a top-10 MBA will probably be better for you.
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