MBA Vs MSC project management


Star909

@ Duncan  But I want to go to Europe to study and learn with EU students. :(  

[Edited by Star909 on Aug 20, 2020]

@ Duncan  But I want to go to Europe to study and learn with EU students. :(  
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Duncan

Then do that. But please have goals and career goals to set a framework for you choice. In most top business schools in the EU, programmes taught in English will be mostly attended by students from South and East Asia. 

[Edited by Duncan on Aug 21, 2020]

Then do that. But please have goals and career goals to set a framework for you choice. In most top business schools in the EU, programmes taught in English will be mostly attended by students from South and East Asia. 
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Star909

Dear Duncan, I also have an offer now from University of Edinburgh MBA, but not expecting too much scholarship. Will it be a better program to place me in top level project management roles, also I am interested in entrepreneurship opportunities. Edinburgh does have a higher ranking and better known, and you mentioned a more experienced cohort. International mobility will be my top priority, also which city Edinburgh or Glasgow will be better in terms of living with a family.   
Thanks for your valuable feedbacks. 

Dear Duncan, I also have an offer now from University of Edinburgh MBA, but not expecting too much scholarship. Will it be a better program to place me in top level project management roles, also I am interested in entrepreneurship opportunities. Edinburgh does have a higher ranking and better known, and you mentioned a more experienced cohort. International mobility will be my top priority, also which city Edinburgh or Glasgow will be better in terms of living with a family.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>Thanks for your valuable feedbacks.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Congratulations: that's a very good school. Edinburgh and Glasgow are very different cities but, while attending the MBA, you will need to live in Edinburgh.

I still think you need clearer goals and a concrete look at which schools are best for those specific goals. Rankings are not one answer to every question. I suspect a project management qualification is more relevant than an MBA to project management roles. 

Congratulations: that's a very good school. Edinburgh and Glasgow are very different cities but, while attending the MBA, you will need to live in Edinburgh.<br><br>I still think you need clearer goals and a concrete look at which schools are best for those specific goals. Rankings are not one answer to every question. I suspect a project management qualification is more relevant than an MBA to project management roles.&nbsp;
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Larry

If it helps, Edinburgh is currently ranked #37 by the FT in terms of international mobility. So, better than Durham but worse than all the other UK schools in the ranking. 

If it helps, Edinburgh is currently ranked #37 by the FT in terms of international mobility. So, better than Durham but worse than all the other UK schools in the ranking.&nbsp;
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Dreamer

I am also a MBA aspirant in UK.Univeristy of Edinburgh is in my list.Can you advise what was your GRE/GMAT score.Do they accept GRE Below 320 ?It would be helpful.

I am also a MBA aspirant in UK.Univeristy of Edinburgh is in my list.Can you advise what was your GRE/GMAT score.Do they accept GRE Below 320 ?It would be helpful.
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aslamo

I've been recruiting some project and programme managers recently and personally, I think an MBA is complete overkill for this type of role. You could look at standalone project and programme management qualifications like PRINCE2 and MSP or PMP that are well regarded. Having said that, I also think soft skills are what distinguishes a good project manager as well as live project experience. A qualification is a bonus.

Alternatively, some schools offer a different perspective. Oxford Said offers a short online Leading Strategic Programmes course that seems popular. I'm doing their similar Executive Leadership course and it is a high quality course. There are plenty of other universities that offer similar courses, often via one of the big online platforms like EdX or Coursera or Get Smarter etc.

I've been recruiting some project and programme managers recently and personally, I think an MBA is complete overkill for this type of role. You could look at standalone project and programme management qualifications like PRINCE2 and MSP or PMP that are well regarded. Having said that, I also think soft skills are what distinguishes a good project manager as well as live project experience. A qualification is a bonus.<br><br>Alternatively, some schools offer a different perspective. Oxford Said offers a short online Leading Strategic Programmes course that seems popular. I'm doing their similar Executive Leadership course and it is a high quality course. There are plenty of other universities that offer similar courses, often via one of the big online platforms like EdX or Coursera or Get Smarter etc.
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Star909

Dear Aslamo Larry Dreamer and Duncan ,  thank you for your advices. I am opting for a masters in UK because I think is a good opportunity for gaining experience and exposure may be beneficial for business management development and future career progress. After much research  and self analysis I found MBA will be the best degree I can have to leverage my overall skills.  Project management is a passion of mine and I look to supplement my MBA with other certifications such as PMP and Prince 2.  I also have an offer for an MSC in Project Management and Innovation but got advices that MBA will better because of my advanced experiences.  Among the offers I am finding Strathclyde really good but Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow seem more reputed as university.  

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Dear Aslamo Larry Dreamer and Duncan ,&nbsp; thank you for your advices. I am opting for a masters in UK because I think is a good opportunity for gaining experience and exposure may be beneficial for business management development and future career progress. After much research&nbsp; and self analysis I found MBA will be the best degree I can have to leverage my overall skills.&nbsp; Project management is a passion of mine and I look to supplement my MBA with other certifications such as PMP and Prince 2.&nbsp; I also have an offer for an MSC in Project Management and Innovation but got advices that MBA will better because of my advanced experiences.&nbsp; Among the offers I am finding Strathclyde really good but Edinburgh, Leeds and Glasgow seem more reputed as university.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>
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Duncan

Do you have any other questions, or more specific career goals. You should focus on the fit of the specific degree with your goals, not the generic reputation of the university, if you want to find work in the UK.

Do you have any other questions, or more specific career goals. You should focus on the fit of the specific degree with your goals, not the generic reputation of the university, if you want to find work in the UK.
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