MBA Vs Master degree (with less than 20k Euros)


I want to study (in English) for 1 or 2 years with a possibility of securing me a job after finishing it. Bear in mind that My GPA is 64 out of 100. (not very high, due to working FT during my studies) and i'm 28.

The budget is 15 - 19k euros and i can't decide which way to go. My first option is a solid master degree in one of these places:

- MSc IB at Maastricht BS (Netherlands)
- MIM at Kozminski BS (Poland)
- MSc Management at Bradford BS (UK)
- MGM at Vlerick BS (Belgium)
- MGM at Antwerp BS (Belgium)
- International Business at Warsaw BS (Poland)
- IMM at Audenica BS (France)
- MIB at IESEG BS (France)
- MSc Marketing at Toulouse BS (France)
- MSc in International Management at Telecom BS (France)
- MIM at ESC La Rochelle (France)
- MIM at Montpellier (France)
- MIM at KEDGE BS (France)

However, there is another option, which is to study an MBA from one of these business schools:

- Koç
- HEC Montréal
- Auckland
- GSB University of Cape Town
- Nottingham (Malysia)
- Monash (Malysia)
- Pforzheim

I hope i didn't forget anything! , i know it's a bit risky to study in English and search for a job in a country that have another language, but it's a risk i have to take for some reasons, all i need is guidance to the best way i can take.

[Edited by _Abdullah_ on May 10, 2016]

I want to study (in English) for 1 or 2 years with a possibility of securing me a job after finishing it. Bear in mind that My GPA is 64 out of 100. (not very high, due to working FT during my studies) and i'm 28.

The budget is 15 - 19k euros and i can't decide which way to go. My first option is a solid master degree in one of these places:

- MSc IB at Maastricht BS (Netherlands)
- MIM at Kozminski BS (Poland)
- MSc Management at Bradford BS (UK)
- MGM at Vlerick BS (Belgium)
- MGM at Antwerp BS (Belgium)
- International Business at Warsaw BS (Poland)
- IMM at Audenica BS (France)
- MIB at IESEG BS (France)
- MSc Marketing at Toulouse BS (France)
- MSc in International Management at Telecom BS (France)
- MIM at ESC La Rochelle (France)
- MIM at Montpellier (France)
- MIM at KEDGE BS (France)

However, there is another option, which is to study an MBA from one of these business schools:

- Koç
- HEC Montréal
- Auckland
- GSB University of Cape Town
- Nottingham (Malysia)
- Monash (Malysia)
- Pforzheim

I hope i didn't forget anything! , i know it's a bit risky to study in English and search for a job in a country that have another language, but it's a risk i have to take for some reasons, all i need is guidance to the best way i can take.
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P.S: In case of choosing a program in a non-anglophone country, I can't afford studying the language for a year before starting a program with the native language. However, I can study in my homeland till the beginner level before leaving, and work hard on the new language when I live there.
P.S: In case of choosing a program in a non-anglophone country, I can't afford studying the language for a year before starting a program with the native language. However, I can study in my homeland till the beginner level before leaving, and work hard on the new language when I live there.
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Duncan
What is the real barrier to learning a language fluently? Why not spend your tuition instead on learning a language and then take an MSc that is free? There's no way you will be fluent at the end of a year studying in English/
What is the real barrier to learning a language fluently? Why not spend your tuition instead on learning a language and then take an MSc that is free? There's no way you will be fluent at the end of a year studying in English/
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Duncan
How can this be plagiarism free? Imagine if you were able to use capital letters correctly, would you not be asking people to present your work as theirs? Isn't that plagiarism?
How can this be plagiarism free? Imagine if you were able to use capital letters correctly, would you not be asking people to present your work as theirs? Isn't that plagiarism?
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What is the real barrier to learning a language fluently? Why not spend your tuition instead on learning a language and then take an MSc that is free? There's no way you will be fluent at the end of a year studying in English/


That's a good idea, although I'm concerned about the visa, and my GPA... can I grant a place in a free accredited program at a good business school with my GPA?!
If it will be hard, how can I overcome this? .. I have 5 years experience in local Egyptian company.

Another question, I mentioned a few programs in some English speaking countries, does any of them have a good value??!
[quote]What is the real barrier to learning a language fluently? Why not spend your tuition instead on learning a language and then take an MSc that is free? There's no way you will be fluent at the end of a year studying in English/ [/quote]

That's a good idea, although I'm concerned about the visa, and my GPA... can I grant a place in a free accredited program at a good business school with my GPA?!
If it will be hard, how can I overcome this? .. I have 5 years experience in local Egyptian company.

Another question, I mentioned a few programs in some English speaking countries, does any of them have a good value??!
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Duncan
I think you're an appealing candidate. Why not reach out informally to the schools on the FT MiM ranking with the lowest fees after you have a great GMAT score?

All the programmes you have mentioned are good.

Also consider a specialised masters in something more specific.
I think you're an appealing candidate. Why not reach out informally to the schools on the FT MiM ranking with the lowest fees after you have a great GMAT score?

All the programmes you have mentioned are good.

Also consider a specialised masters in something more specific.
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I think you're an appealing candidate. Why not reach out informally to the schools on the FT MiM ranking with the lowest fees after you have a great GMAT score?

All the programmes you have mentioned are good.

Also consider a specialised masters in something more specific.


Actually I'm interested in entrepreneurship & Innovation, but i'm not sure if there is any solid accredited program within my budget in this specific field. any suggestions?!
[quote]I think you're an appealing candidate. Why not reach out informally to the schools on the FT MiM ranking with the lowest fees after you have a great GMAT score?

All the programmes you have mentioned are good.

Also consider a specialised masters in something more specific. [/quote]

Actually I'm interested in entrepreneurship & Innovation, but i'm not sure if there is any solid accredited program within my budget in this specific field. any suggestions?!
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Duncan
There might be: see http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-entrepreneurship.html?PHPSESSID=2e498ab452915c0ef73d9fa1a6ece808 and https://www.google.se/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=msc+entrepreneurship+%26+Innovation

Aalto, Copenhagen, EDHEC, Edinburgh, ESADE, KTH, Lancaster, Manchester, Nova, Rotterdam, Skema, and others look good. Also consider the MAIN degree: http://www.santannapisa.it/it/formazione/master-degree-innovation-management
There might be: see http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-entrepreneurship.html?PHPSESSID=2e498ab452915c0ef73d9fa1a6ece808 and https://www.google.se/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=msc+entrepreneurship+%26+Innovation

Aalto, Copenhagen, EDHEC, Edinburgh, ESADE, KTH, Lancaster, Manchester, Nova, Rotterdam, Skema, and others look good. Also consider the MAIN degree: http://www.santannapisa.it/it/formazione/master-degree-innovation-management
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