MBA Vs MSC project management


Star909

Hi everyone,







I applied and got offers for MBA. And MSc in project management. I have about 7 years of experience mainly in jobs related to project management and looking to work after my degree in UK.







In that regard I applied for both MBA and MSc.







Like to know,



Which degree and university will be best for me if I like to land a good job in Uk.







Thank you

[Edited by Star909 on Jul 25, 2020]

Hi everyone,<br><br><br>
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I applied and got offers for MBA. And MSc in project management. I have about 7 years of experience mainly in jobs related to project management and looking to work after my degree in UK.<br><br><br>
<br><br><br>
In that regard I applied for both MBA and MSc.<br><br><br>
<br><br><br>
Like to know,<br><br><br>
Which degree and university will be best for me if I like to land a good job in Uk. <br><br><br>
<br><br><br>
Thank you
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Duncan

What sort of good job do you want? 

What sort of good job do you want?&nbsp;
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Star909

@ Duncan,  I am looking for jobs managing complex projects since it is what I have most experience in.  So a mid level manager is the sort of position I hope to find. I also hAve few years of corporate sales experience I could use. 

Thanks for your feedback. 

@ Duncan,&nbsp; I am looking for jobs managing complex projects since it is what I have most experience in.&nbsp; So a mid level manager is the sort of position I hope to find. I also hAve few years of corporate sales experience I could use.&nbsp;<br><br>Thanks for your feedback.&nbsp;
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Star909

What sort of good job do you want? 


[quote]What sort of good job do you want?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>
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Duncan

Managers of complex projects don't often have MBas, do they? 

Managers of complex projects don't often have MBas, do they?&nbsp;
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Star909

So will the MSC in project management be a better  choice? Or an MBA plus a PMP certification?  How would you rank these programs in terms of mid level managerial job market. 

[Edited by Star909 on Jul 25, 2020]

So will the MSC in project management be a better&nbsp; choice? Or an MBA plus a PMP certification?&nbsp; How would you rank these programs in terms of mid level managerial job market.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Start with developing goals that are more specific.

Start with developing goals that are more specific.
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aslamo

What kind of projects do you manage now and what types do you want to manage in future?

A Masters in Project management seems overkill. I can't see what you could get that you couldn't get by doing PRINCE2 (or equivalent) if you haven't already got it. Or the MSP certification, up to Advanced Practioner if you wanted. Or the Management of Portfolio (MoP) certifictaion. 

What kind of projects do you manage now and what types do you want to manage in future?<br><br>A Masters in Project management seems overkill. I can't see what you could get that you couldn't get by doing PRINCE2 (or equivalent) if you haven't already got it. Or the MSP certification, up to Advanced Practioner if you wanted. Or the Management of Portfolio (MoP) certifictaion.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

I agree, an MBA (plus a certification like PMP) is more than enough if you want to work as a project manager. Aim for the best school you can and prioritize school reputation and rankings. 

I agree, an MBA (plus a certification like PMP) is more than enough if you want to work as a project manager. Aim for the best school you can and prioritize school reputation and rankings.&nbsp;
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Star909

Thank you for your responses. I have decided to go for the MBA since it will give me more mobility.  Now have offers from Strathclyde, Exeter, Loughborough and Glasgow. Can you please suggest which will be best for an International career in project management . 

Thank you for your responses. I have decided to go for the MBA since it will give me more mobility.&nbsp; Now have offers from Strathclyde, Exeter, Loughborough and Glasgow. Can you please suggest which will be best for an International career in project management .&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

I don't think any of these schools will have an edge in 'project management.' Most schools will prepare their graduates for managing projects. It's part of an MBA.

Maybe you can focus instead on what kind of company you want to work in: which industry, what type of business - and then go from there.

Typically though, the best advice is always to choose the highest ranked / best school. 

I don't think any of these schools will have an edge in 'project management.' Most schools will prepare their graduates for managing projects. It's part of an MBA.<br><br>Maybe you can focus instead on what kind of company you want to work in: which industry, what type of business - and then go from there.<br><br>Typically though, the best advice is always to choose the highest ranked / best school.&nbsp;
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Star909

Thank you. I still cannot decide between Exeter and Strathclyde as both seem quite good.  I like Glasgow city and think it may be better for finding employment, Strathclyde also has better placement. But Exeter seems more well known In England and internationally. Also Exeter is a Russel group university.  Can you please suggest if these points hold truth and tell me which MBA will be better for me.
Thanks. 

Thank you. I still cannot decide between Exeter and Strathclyde as both seem quite good.&nbsp; I like Glasgow city and think it may be better for finding employment, Strathclyde also has better placement. But Exeter seems more well known In England and internationally. Also Exeter is a Russel group university.&nbsp; Can you please suggest if these points hold truth and tell me which MBA will be better for me.<br>Thanks.&nbsp;<br><br>
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Duncan

These points about Exeter are true but irrelevant. 

These points about Exeter are true but irrelevant.&nbsp;
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Star909

Hello everyone, thank you for your feedback. I also have an offer now from university of Leeds. @ Duncan, Is Strathclyde still a better MBA in 2020 as I noticed it is lowered in rankings compared to last few years. My offers now are from Strathclyde, Exeter, Glasgow, Loughborough and Leeds. Also will the Strathclyde/Glasgow MBA be well recognised in London  Looking for your advice. Thank you

[Edited by Star909 on Aug 09, 2020]

Hello everyone, thank you for your feedback. I also have an offer now from university of Leeds. @ Duncan, Is Strathclyde still a better MBA in 2020 as I noticed it is lowered in rankings compared to last few years. My offers now are from Strathclyde, Exeter, Glasgow, Loughborough and Leeds. Also will the Strathclyde/Glasgow MBA&nbsp;be well recognised in London&nbsp; Looking for your advice. Thank you
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Duncan

Leeds seems to have a slightly more senior group of students, since the salary average is higher, but the increase lower, than Strathclyde. 

Leeds seems to have a slightly more senior group of students, since the salary average is higher, but the increase lower, than Strathclyde.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Strathclyde is certainly the best known of these MBAs by major mainstream recruiters, even in London. However, London isn't the only place with jobs. It does, however, have the most competitive labour supply in Europe. The lower cost of living means disposable income is higher for most professionals in Scotland and Northern England than in London. I read that disposable income is three times higher in Edinburgh than in London, for example.

Strathclyde is certainly the best known of these MBAs by major mainstream recruiters, even in London. However, London isn't the only place with jobs. It does, however, have the most competitive labour supply in Europe. The lower cost of living means disposable income is higher for most professionals in Scotland and Northern England than in London. I read that disposable income is three times higher in Edinburgh than in London, for example.
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mba hipste...

Also will the Strathclyde/Glasgow MBA be well recognised in London

What do you mean by 'recognised'? It's an MBA, issued by an actual university, so I would imagine that employers would be fine with it. However, you should know that an MBA isn't often an actual 'requirement' for many jobs - most jobs, even at the management level will probably just say that an MBA is preferred.

So, what it comes down to is what kind of network and career support come out of any degree you are considering. 

[quote]Also will the Strathclyde/Glasgow MBA&nbsp;be well recognised in London [/quote]<br>What do you mean by 'recognised'? It's an MBA, issued by an actual university, so I would imagine that employers would be fine with it. However, you should know that an MBA isn't often an actual 'requirement' for many jobs - most jobs, even at the management level will probably just say that an MBA is preferred.<br><br>So, what it comes down to is what kind of network and career support come out of any degree you are considering.&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think he means well-recognised, as highly desirable talent pool busknes schools,  rather than recognised as being real universities.

I think he means well-recognised, as highly desirable talent pool busknes schools,&nbsp; rather than recognised as being real universities.
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Star909

Dear Duncan and. MBA Hipster, thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I am almost certain about Strathclyde now also received decent scholarship(10,000)  Just waiting for scholarship decision from Leeds. Leeds and Strathclyde are very close I feel. Any more insight about Leeds please?  

Also, its quite surprising why Strathclyde ranking is going down every year any specific reasons to that you think ? 

[Edited by Star909 on Aug 14, 2020]

Dear Duncan and. MBA Hipster, thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I am almost certain about Strathclyde now also received decent scholarship(10,000)&nbsp; Just waiting for scholarship decision from Leeds. Leeds and Strathclyde are very close I feel. Any more insight about Leeds please?&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>Also, its quite surprising why Strathclyde ranking is going down every year any specific reasons to that you think ?&nbsp;
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Duncan

I think most European schools are falling long-term, but UK schools focussed on placing non-EU students have a harder time.

I think most European schools are falling long-term, but UK schools focussed on placing non-EU students have a harder time.
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