I am currently 3 years into IT industry at an MNC in India, I want to move into an HR role in UK/Ireland/Scotland/USA/Netherlands.
I want to gain a solid expertise in HR and would love to work in that country post MBA/MSc in HR as an HR generalist or HR consultant, preferably or any other HR role,as required.
Now budget is a concern for me. I can afford upto $30000 (18-20,000 GBP for UK/Scotland) at max.
Considering a 680 in GMAT(which I can try hard and better if needed), which is the country that I should target for the best job prospect as an Indian?
I do not find much time to learn a new language while working, so I would prefer English speaking or predominantly English speaking countries, unless you suggest that learning a new language really is a game-changer.
I also have to consider the international brand value of the degree as in the worst case I might have to return to India and work using that degree only.
So please suggest the best country to choose considering the constraints and the best B-schools/universities suited for that purpose.
I have shortlisted a few universities as mentioned below. Please add to the list if necessary.
(A one-liner comment for each of the schools would really help)
ESCP Europe (not sure if this GMAT score being an Indian IT engineer male would suffice)
RSM (not sure if this GMAT score being an Indian IT engineer male would suffice)
Lancaster -MSc in HR&Consulting (this consulting part seems interesting and helpful for consultant roles..is it?? pls suggest)
Warwick (Pricey..26000Pound...Am I eligible for a scholarship with GMAT680?How good is the placement prospect?)
.Bradford(THE rank: 92, sounds good,scholarships available. But how good is it for HR?)
University Of Edinburgh(A reputed one, how good is the job prospect from Edinburgh?)
Aston B School (BPS-A,BPS-B teting learning opportunity, curriculum looks good but not sure about the international reputation and the possibility of getting placed, which the most vital point)
Strathclyde (they mentioned about a management research report included in the course..not able to get what exactly that is)
University of Glasgow.(Times higher education Ranking 94..seems good..is it?)
Brunel university (curriculum seems good,location: London, chance for better networking but THE rank 226-250)
IE - MBA in HR.
Bath(not sure if it's a good school,bit low on reputation)
Manchester (very pricey at 40000GBP, out of range)
University of Sheffield (haven't heard much, how is it?)
UCD, Dublin.( Ireland courses are not CIPD accredited, so how is the placement for MSc in HR courses at UCD, is it better than the UK B-Schools with CIPD accreditation?
UC3M (very good budget school,not sure about the international acclaim)
Michigan State Broad (US)- [is it better than the UK schools??]
Temple Fox(US) - (is it a good option?)
Are there any better schools with HR specialization that would provide brilliant placements in HR roles, with my mentioned profile?
Now which country would be the best choice to have the maximum possibility of placement? UK/USA/Ireland/Scotland/Netherlands?
Also suggest the best B school with maximum international mobility or the B school providing the maximum prospect of getting placed. Please add if I have missed any B-school which should have been added keeping in mind the requirements.
[Edited by suvoram on Aug 10, 2015]