thanks for the opportunity to discuss and have an exchange on my personal situation, much appreciated any kind of feedback or suggestion. I am 31 years old, born in Milan, got MSc in Management Engineering @ Politecnico di Milano in 2013 with major in Finance. After an internship in the country unit of an important German group as Junior Controller in Milan, I moved in Switzerland working for global HQ of fashion companies as Sales analyst (8 months) and Business Controller for 6 years. I recently moved in Malta for personal reasons and I have been working as Management Accountant for an international online gaming company. My aim is to further increase my technical and professional skills in the "Management & Control" area and progressively acquire a management/leadership responsibility role. I would like to continue with this career path as I enjoy quantitative and business analysis and the possibility to have a global overview of the entire business performance and different aspects of the company, contact with different departments and involvement in decision making processes. I have experienced different international and cross-cultural contexts and my goal in the long-term is to acquire a managerial role in the FP&A / Controlling dept. and, progressively, a general management responsibility (Finance Director, CFO etc.). The positive aspect of Finance/Controlling role is that it provides a kind of flexibility and "freedom" to not stick with a particular industry, although in the long-term this could be a key differentiating factor in terms of experience. For the future, I don't have any pre-defined plans where to work, as I am willing to move for working experiences in other countries, depending on the opportunity that might potentially arise during/after the participation to an MBA program. At the moment I am evaluating online or "blended" programs as I cannot afford to leave my current job for a full-time commitment.
Bradford and Aston have accepted my application, pending for WBS, Alliance Manchester, Durham and CASS (always online formats). I have read plenty of comments and of course in the choice there are many factors to consider and that's why I would much appreciate a feedback and your view/advice on this. I am studying also for CIMA certification (Operational level) and ASTON is interesting for the master gateway route you may benefit from at the end of the program to jump directly to the Strategic level (after completing the managerial case).
Finally, as additional information, here in Malta there is the possibility to join the Flexible Henley EMBA program, for which I have been told to have high chances to be accepted. Here my concern was that the offer included the same syllabus and product as in the Flexible EMBA in UK but delivered by local approved tutors within Malta, therefore I was not sure of the international breadth and relevance it might have outside Malta, even though the award would be from UK.
Based on this background information and aware that this is cannot be an exhaustive presentation of my profile, in cases similar to mine, what would be the "pattern" with the highest chance of success? might an MBA in this context could be a supportive element/factor to boost further my career or increase my consideration in the job market?
Thank you in advance for your time and considerations
[Edited by matteo89 on Nov 15, 2020]