MSc in Management


Hello everybody!


I got offers from various universities and would like to get some advice. I have no preference for the sector I would like to work in after my Master's Degree. My aim is to enhance my expertise in business, so that is why I applied for general programs.





MSc in Management, UCD Dublin


MSc Strategic and International Business Lancaster


MSc International Business Aston


MSc International Business Exeter


MSc International Management Strathclyde


MSc in Management Bradford


MSc in Management DCU Dublin





I am still waiting for an answer from:


International Management Bath


Management Henley

Management Cranfield


International Management Catolica Lisbon


Management University of Gothenburg (do not speak Swedish) (FREE)





Thanks in advance guys!





Duncan your advice would be greatly appreciated.

[Edited by Antonio Jesús Glez López on Mar 17, 2021]

Hello everybody!<br><br>
I got offers from various universities and would like to get some advice. I have no preference for the sector I would like to work in after my Master's Degree. My aim is to enhance my expertise in business, so that is why I applied for general programs. <br><br>
<br><br>
MSc in Management, UCD Dublin<br><br>
MSc Strategic and International Business Lancaster<br><br>
MSc International Business Aston <br><br>
MSc International Business Exeter<br><br>
MSc International Management Strathclyde<br><br>
MSc in Management Bradford<br><br>
MSc in Management DCU Dublin<br><br>
<br><br>
I am still waiting for an answer from:<br><br>
International Management Bath<br><br>
Management Henley<br><br>Management Cranfield<br><br>
International Management Catolica Lisbon<br><br>
Management University of Gothenburg (do not speak Swedish) (FREE)<br><br>
<br><br>
Thanks in advance guys!<br><br>
<br><br>
Duncan your advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Duncan

The approach here might help: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-msc-mim-degrees-for-international-students-placement-52915

The approach here might help: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-msc-mim-degrees-for-international-students-placement-52915
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Thanks for responding to me

I got a conditional offer from UCD, and still waiting for Catolica Lisbon Response. I guess that these schools should be my first option, is not it? In a given worst-case that I am rejected in both Business School, which one should I prioritise among the rest of Business School (Bath, Strathclyde, Aston, Lancaster, etc).

Thanks for responding to me<br><br>I got a conditional offer from UCD, and still waiting for Catolica Lisbon Response. I guess that these schools should be my first option, is not it? In a given worst-case that I am rejected in both Business School, which one should I prioritise among the rest of Business School (Bath, Strathclyde, Aston, Lancaster, etc).<br>
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Duncan

Take a look at my profile page: you can book a call with me and I can run through that analysis with you. Of you can follow the steps in that post I shared a link to and do that analysis yourself, following the step-by-step approach described. 

Take a look at my profile page: you can book a call with me and I can run through that analysis with you. Of you can follow the steps in that post I shared a link to and do that analysis yourself, following the step-by-step approach described.&nbsp;
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Thanks for responding my post Duncan.

Well, the analysis is quite clear to me. Ireland, as part of UE, offers more stability than the U.K. Also, UCD is a top Business School not only in Ireland but also in Europe. I consider that Ireland is one of the few countries that are going to recover more quickly than the rest of Europe. Another strong factor is that Dublin is a Hub for technological and financial companies, so it seems to me that placement would not be a problem if I studied at the best Business School in the country. I only speak English and Spanish, so I would not need to learn any local language.



Thanks for responding my post Duncan.<br><br>Well, the analysis is quite clear to me. Ireland, as part of UE, offers more stability than the U.K. Also, UCD is a top Business School not only in Ireland but also in Europe. I consider that Ireland is one of the few countries that are going to recover more quickly than the rest of Europe. Another strong factor is that Dublin is a Hub for technological and financial companies, so it seems to me that placement would not be a problem if I studied at the best Business School in the country. I only speak English and Spanish, so I would not need to learn any local language. <br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

Yes, I think a second-tier Irish school (Trinity, Cork, DCU, Limerick, TU Dublin etc) might be a more practical alternative of a UK school right now. 

Yes, I think a second-tier Irish school (Trinity, Cork, DCU, Limerick, TU Dublin etc) might be a more practical alternative of a UK school right now.&nbsp;
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Thanks for responding Duncan


UCD is better than TCD? I got an offer from UCD for MSc in Management. This Master Degree is not the famous one on the Financial Times MIM. However, the offer I received mentioned MSc in Management FT program, which I do not know what means.


MIM ESSAY UCD offers some statistics that might be helpful. It seems that the salary slightly differs from MSc International Management. Salary can be a good indicator that the program prepares qualified professionals.



My second option is Strathclyde, which offers an attractive Scholarship called EU transition (8.5k) and is located in Glasgow, the most important city in Scotland. However, I am a bit suspicious because this Business School is the only one that offers such Scholarship in Scotland. I know Scotland is a 5-million-citizens country that needs qualified workers and tends to be a wing-left country. Strathclyde is one of the two best Business Schools in Scotland, and it has some university centers in Switzerland, Dubai, and Singapore. Also, according to Financial Times, it occupies the 51st position with Edinburgh among Best Business School in Europe. The trajectory is good during the last decade. They have no problems with placements as you said in previous posts, and I did my search on Linkedin, finding alumni working at good companies such as Morgan Stanley and Pwc.

Also, I know you are living in Scotland, so you know the situation good enough.


Apologised for the extensive text.





Thanks for responding Duncan<br><br><br>UCD is better than TCD? I got an offer from UCD for MSc in Management. This Master Degree is not the famous one on the Financial Times MIM. However, the offer I received mentioned MSc in Management FT program, which I do not know what means.<br><br><br>MIM ESSAY UCD offers some statistics that might be helpful. It seems that the salary slightly differs from MSc International Management. Salary can be a good indicator that the program prepares qualified professionals.<br><br><br><br>My second option is Strathclyde, which offers an attractive Scholarship called EU transition (8.5k) and is located in Glasgow, the most important city in Scotland. However, I am a bit suspicious because this Business School is the only one that offers such Scholarship in Scotland. I know Scotland is a 5-million-citizens country that needs qualified workers and tends to be a wing-left country. Strathclyde is one of the two best Business Schools in Scotland, and it has some university centers in Switzerland, Dubai, and Singapore. Also, according to Financial Times, it occupies the 51st position with Edinburgh among Best Business School in Europe. The trajectory is good during the last decade. They have no problems with placements as you said in previous posts, and I did my search on Linkedin, finding alumni working at good companies such as Morgan Stanley and Pwc.<br><br>Also, I know you are living in Scotland, so you know the situation good enough.<br><br><br>Apologised for the extensive text.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

The UCD business schools is better than the one at TCD. FT means full-time in the context of course names. 

The EU transition scholarship is offered only by STrathclyde. I'm not sure why you find it suspicious. https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/eutransitionscholarships/

The UCD business schools is better than the one at TCD. FT means full-time in the context of course names.&nbsp;<br><br>The EU transition scholarship is offered only by STrathclyde. I'm not sure why you find it suspicious. https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/eutransitionscholarships/
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Well, it is the only triple-accredited Business School in Uk that offers a big scholarship for Europeans. Probably it's just me, I am a wary person and do not see the point in offering a great scholarship for every single European. The University will lose a good source of income, and it is a great deal of money.

Well, it is the only triple-accredited Business School in Uk that offers a big scholarship for Europeans. Probably it's just me, I am a wary person and do not see the point in offering a great scholarship for every single European. The University will lose a good source of income, and it is a great deal of money.<br>
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StuartHE

You'll really benefit from a business degree. Discounts are offered to attract customers who would otherwise buy elsewhere. Universities have huge fixed costs, and the marginal variable cost of one extra taught student is generally lower than the fees, even at a discount. This discount will attract EU students wo otherwise would not come to the UK. 

You'll really benefit from a business degree. Discounts are offered to attract customers who would otherwise buy elsewhere. Universities have huge fixed costs, and the marginal variable cost of one extra taught student is generally lower than the fees, even at a discount. This discount will attract EU students wo otherwise would not come to the UK.&nbsp;
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Msc in Management or Msc in Strategic Management at UCD? 


Or should I be looking at a doing a diploma in business analytics? I see analytical skills and IT skills are some of the most important skills employers are looking for at the moment

Have a bachelors degree in business studies from TU Dublin currently.

Msc in Management or Msc in Strategic Management at UCD?&nbsp;<br><br><br>Or should I be looking at a doing a diploma in business analytics? I see analytical skills and IT skills are some of the most important skills employers are looking for at the moment<br><br>Have a bachelors degree in business studies from TU Dublin currently.
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StuartHE

Start with your career goals. These course lead to different places. 

Start with your career goals. These course lead to different places.&nbsp;
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On their website UCD state the masters in management is aimed at students from a non business background( you have a business studies degree)  plus the strategic management has a higher employment rate 97% vs 89%.

So I would say based on this the strategic management msc may be the better option for you

On their website UCD state the masters in management is aimed at students from a non business background( you have a business studies degree)&nbsp; plus the strategic management has a higher employment rate 97% vs 89%.<br><br>So I would say based on this the strategic management msc may be the better option for you
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Duncan

The MSc in Strategic Management at UCD is an interesting half-way house between the MiM and the MBA. The students have much more work experience, on average 27 or 28 years old, and are much two-thirds male (the MiM is balanced). Courses are geared around decision-making; for example, there is a corporate finance course reframed as Strategic Resource Allocation.  

PS There's also an interesting elective in machine learning. 

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 25, 2021]

The MSc in Strategic Management at UCD is an interesting half-way house between the MiM and the MBA. The students have much more work experience, on average 27 or 28 years old, and are much two-thirds male (the MiM is balanced). Courses are geared around decision-making; for example, there is a corporate finance course reframed as Strategic Resource Allocation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>PS There's also an interesting elective in machine learning.&nbsp;
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Hi Duncan, 
Yes I've noticed that. A lot of the modules on the msc management course are pretty similar to the ones I did at undergrad.

I don't have any relevant work experience but I'm much more interested in the modules that the strategic management offers. Strategy really interests me.

Do you think it is still okay to do this course with no work experience?

Hi Duncan,&nbsp;<br>Yes I've noticed that. A lot of the modules on the msc management course are pretty similar to the ones I did at undergrad.<br><br>I don't have any relevant work experience but I'm much more interested in the modules that the strategic management offers. Strategy really interests me.<br><br>Do you think it is still okay to do this course with no work experience?
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Duncan

I think so. 

I think so.&nbsp;
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Thank you.

Also, do you think the gender balance difference makes a difference in courses?

If so positive or negative?

My intuition is saying that is probably best to have a mixture of both genders.


Thank you.<br><br>Also, do you think the gender balance difference makes a difference in courses?<br><br>If so positive or negative?<br><br>My intuition is saying that is probably best to have a mixture of both genders.<br><br><br>
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Duncan

Yes, the course experience would be better with a gender balance. Everything is better with gender balance, more or less. 

Yes, the course experience would be better with a gender balance. Everything is better with gender balance, more or less.&nbsp;
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