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>
<br><br><br>
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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