MBA in India vs UK (Admitted - Which school to choose?)


blitzkrieg
Hi,

I have admits from Oxford-Said in UK for the full time MBA program and from IIM Ahmedabad in India for the PGP program (ranked #16 on FT MiM rankings).

Profile details:
Indian, male, engineer, 730 gmat
WE: 3 years in the software industry (Financial Technology) as a Quality Assurance engineer

Post-MBA goals:
Mainly looking for a product management role within the technology sector. I am also looking at career options in consulting and finance.
location preference: I want to work abroad (if not the UK, in EU/ME).

Considering the bad job scenario in UK and the risks of being an international student, is it alright to go to Said? Also, how well are the two schools reputed outside their respective countries?

Please suggest me which school to choose.

[Edited by blitzkrieg on May 28, 2017]

Hi,

I have admits from Oxford-Said in UK for the full time MBA program and from IIM Ahmedabad in India for the PGP program (ranked #16 on FT MiM rankings).

Profile details:
Indian, male, engineer, 730 gmat
WE: 3 years in the software industry (Financial Technology) as a Quality Assurance engineer

Post-MBA goals:
Mainly looking for a product management role within the technology sector. I am also looking at career options in consulting and finance.
location preference: I want to work abroad (if not the UK, in EU/ME).

Considering the bad job scenario in UK and the risks of being an international student, is it alright to go to Said? Also, how well are the two schools reputed outside their respective countries?

Please suggest me which school to choose.
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Duncan
Many people will assume that Oxford is by far the obvious choice. Educationally, IIMA has great advantages: Higher tempo, more academically able, more than double the course load, guaranteed employment.

You must be an excellent candidate to get admission to either program.

But for work outside India, Oxford is obviously more than okay. It is exceptional. Worldwide it is a much better brand. Maybe it is even a better brand in India? Certainly Oxford will give you different soft skills and cross-cultural skills.
Many people will assume that Oxford is by far the obvious choice. Educationally, IIMA has great advantages: Higher tempo, more academically able, more than double the course load, guaranteed employment.

You must be an excellent candidate to get admission to either program.

But for work outside India, Oxford is obviously more than okay. It is exceptional. Worldwide it is a much better brand. Maybe it is even a better brand in India? Certainly Oxford will give you different soft skills and cross-cultural skills.
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blitzkrieg
Many people will assume that Oxford is by far the obvious choice. Educationally, IIMA has great advantages: Higher tempo, more academically able, more than double the course load, guaranteed employment.

You must be an excellent candidate to get admission to either program.

But for work outside India, Oxford is obviously more than okay. It is exceptional. Worldwide it is a much better brand. Maybe it is even a better brand in India? Certainly Oxford will give you different soft skills and cross-cultural skills.
Thank you for the info!

I posted the same question on the gmatclub forum, but there most of the members were suggesting me to pick IIMA. Especially because of the poor job scenario for non-EU students in the UK.

Do you have an idea as to what percentage of students happen to get an international placement? I couldn't find this info on Said's employment report.
[quote]Many people will assume that Oxford is by far the obvious choice. Educationally, IIMA has great advantages: Higher tempo, more academically able, more than double the course load, guaranteed employment.

You must be an excellent candidate to get admission to either program.

But for work outside India, Oxford is obviously more than okay. It is exceptional. Worldwide it is a much better brand. Maybe it is even a better brand in India? Certainly Oxford will give you different soft skills and cross-cultural skills.[/quote]Thank you for the info!

I posted the same question on the gmatclub forum, but there most of the members were suggesting me to pick IIMA. Especially because of the poor job scenario for non-EU students in the UK.

Do you have an idea as to what percentage of students happen to get an international placement? I couldn't find this info on Said's employment report.
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Duncan
What makes you think there is a poor job situation for non-EU students in the UK ? If you go to an excellent school, most of the best schools for international students' placement are in the UK.

By international placement you mean work outside the UK? Just look at where their alumni are.

[Edited by Duncan on May 17, 2017]

What makes you think there is a poor job situation for non-EU students in the UK ? If you go to an excellent school, most of the best schools for international students' placement are in the UK.

By international placement you mean work outside the UK? Just look at where their alumni are.
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Razors Edg...
Oxford is one of the top schools in the UK for international mobility (after LBS and Cambridge, per the FT) - this means that most non-EU students will, if they want to and are driven, will have no trouble re-locating to the UK after graduation. Employers know the brand and the kind of MBAs the school produces; and the school has a strong recruiter network for many industries.
Oxford is one of the top schools in the UK for international mobility (after LBS and Cambridge, per the FT) - this means that most non-EU students will, if they want to and are driven, will have no trouble re-locating to the UK after graduation. Employers know the brand and the kind of MBAs the school produces; and the school has a strong recruiter network for many industries.
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