MBA or MSC


LN88
Hello all,

I will soon be graduating from a well ranked university in the US with a BSc in Business and Economics and a GPA of 3.5. I did not do the GMAT and do not have any work experience.

I am looking to do a postgraduate degree in the UK however I am not sure whether to do an MBA or MSc. I am leaning towards an MBA though since it is generally considered to be a better, more recognized degree.

I currently have MBA offers from:
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Greenwich
- University of Central Lancashire
- Cardiff University

I realize that all of these schools are not accredited by the AMBA.

I also have MSc. offers in various specialized masters such as Finance, Logistics, Energy etc. from:
- University of Nottingham
- University of Surrey
- University of Leeds
- University of East Anglia
- University of Dundee
- Aston University
- Robert Gordon University

Could anyone suggest any advice on how I should proceed ?

Thanks.
Hello all,

I will soon be graduating from a well ranked university in the US with a BSc in Business and Economics and a GPA of 3.5. I did not do the GMAT and do not have any work experience.

I am looking to do a postgraduate degree in the UK however I am not sure whether to do an MBA or MSc. I am leaning towards an MBA though since it is generally considered to be a better, more recognized degree.

I currently have MBA offers from:
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Greenwich
- University of Central Lancashire
- Cardiff University

I realize that all of these schools are not accredited by the AMBA.

I also have MSc. offers in various specialized masters such as Finance, Logistics, Energy etc. from:
- University of Nottingham
- University of Surrey
- University of Leeds
- University of East Anglia
- University of Dundee
- Aston University
- Robert Gordon University

Could anyone suggest any advice on how I should proceed ?

Thanks.
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Duncan
You should take an MSc at one of those (much better) internationally accredited schools. If finance is on interest, then the FT's ranking of MSc in Finance programmes is excellent -- and will be a great preparation for an MBA in several years time.
You should take an MSc at one of those (much better) internationally accredited schools. If finance is on interest, then the FT's ranking of MSc in Finance programmes is excellent -- and will be a great preparation for an MBA in several years time.
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ralph
Agree with Duncan. MBA programs are really only with students with work experience - if you have nothing to build on, then the degree is much less relevant.
Agree with Duncan. MBA programs are really only with students with work experience - if you have nothing to build on, then the degree is much less relevant.
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LN88
Thanks for the responses.

Duncan when you mention that I should take an MSc at one of those internationally accredited schools, what do you mean by accredited ?

Is there an accreditation for MSc programs or something similar for non finance programs ?

For example would postgraduate business programs at the University of Dundee be accredited ?

Thanks.
Thanks for the responses.

Duncan when you mention that I should take an MSc at one of those internationally accredited schools, what do you mean by accredited ?

Is there an accreditation for MSc programs or something similar for non finance programs ?

For example would postgraduate business programs at the University of Dundee be accredited ?

Thanks.
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Duncan
Hi there. Read http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations for details of the three respected international accreditations that top business schools benefit from. Dundee doesn't have any of those, as far as I know.

Look at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2011 for the best programmes available
Hi there. Read http://www.find-mba.com/accreditations for details of the three respected international accreditations that top business schools benefit from. Dundee doesn't have any of those, as far as I know.

Look at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2011 for the best programmes available
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