Msc Management at Imperial or Cranfield ?


Alonso65

Dear all,
I am a french industrial engineer and I am looking for an Msc managemnent in UK. Currently, I am planning to work in consulting management for 3 years after my graduation in UK.
I got offers from Imperial and Cranfield for their Msc Management. I know imperial has a strong brand name but I am not sure that It's really worth 22000 pounds. On the other hand Cranfield is also a good Business School but its programme is new and it's hard to find features or feedbacks. Furthermore, the programme content seems slight (only 6 months).

I would really appreciate your advice about this two programmes. Thank you in advance

Dear all,
I am a french industrial engineer and I am looking for an Msc managemnent in UK. Currently, I am planning to work in consulting management for 3 years after my graduation in UK.
I got offers from Imperial and Cranfield for their Msc Management. I know imperial has a strong brand name but I am not sure that It's really worth 22000 pounds. On the other hand Cranfield is also a good Business School but its programme is new and it's hard to find features or feedbacks. Furthermore, the programme content seems slight (only 6 months).

I would really appreciate your advice about this two programmes. Thank you in advance
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Duncan

The FT ranking shows that these are both worth the money.

The FT ranking shows that these are both worth the money.
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Alonso65

Thank you for your prompt reply. However Cranfield msc Management doesn't appear in the Ft ranking, it is a new program. In your opinion which one would the best choice?

Thank you for your prompt reply. However Cranfield msc Management doesn't appear in the Ft ranking, it is a new program. In your opinion which one would the best choice?
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This intensive, one-year full-time programme prepares recent non-business graduates for a wide range of careers in management such as business analysis, consultancy or accountancy. Just go for it mate!!!

This intensive, one-year full-time programme prepares recent non-business graduates for a wide range of careers in management such as business analysis, consultancy or accountancy. Just go for it mate!!!
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Duncan

Oh, sorry Alonso you're right. I was thinking of their MSc in finance: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2013

I don't think it can be a bad course, but Imperial (or a better school) would be a safer choice.

Oh, sorry Alonso you're right. I was thinking of their MSc in finance: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2013

I don't think it can be a bad course, but Imperial (or a better school) would be a safer choice.
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Alonso65

Thank you for all your advices. I was also leaning towards Imperial because It has a strong brand name. But It will be more expensive as I will live in London. As I really want to study in UK, I don't see so many schools better than these two. I cannot afford the fees of LBS or LSE. Maybe CASS would be a good option.

Thank you for all your advices. I was also leaning towards Imperial because It has a strong brand name. But It will be more expensive as I will live in London. As I really want to study in UK, I don't see so many schools better than these two. I cannot afford the fees of LBS or LSE. Maybe CASS would be a good option.
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Duncan

Oh, there is a new FT MSc ranking out today (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2014 for finance) so that might also give some clues about which schools are rising or falling.

I think Imperial is generally a better choice than Cass, when you look at the placement data.

Oh, there is a new FT MSc ranking out today (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2014 for finance) so that might also give some clues about which schools are rising or falling.

I think Imperial is generally a better choice than Cass, when you look at the placement data.
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Alonso65

I believe that Imperial has the edge over Cranfield. However despite its fall in this ranking, I am surprised that msc students from Cranfield seems to have better salary and placement data than Imperial.

I believe that Imperial has the edge over Cranfield. However despite its fall in this ranking, I am surprised that msc students from Cranfield seems to have better salary and placement data than Imperial.
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Duncan

The courses are similar. As a business school Cranfield clearly has bigger scale and more careers resources, and a bigger alumni network. Plus mkre people choose it for the content not the brand.

The courses are similar. As a business school Cranfield clearly has bigger scale and more careers resources, and a bigger alumni network. Plus mkre people choose it for the content not the brand.
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Alonso65

I was a little doubtful about Cranfield and its reputation as I found their entry requirements low (2:2 and 6,5 at the IELTS ). However the possibility to do a 3-month internship could be valuable. That make my decision difficult but It seems that between these two programmes there is no bad choice. Thank you Duncan for your Insight. I find this website very useful.

I was a little doubtful about Cranfield and its reputation as I found their entry requirements low (2:2 and 6,5 at the IELTS ). However the possibility to do a 3-month internship could be valuable. That make my decision difficult but It seems that between these two programmes there is no bad choice. Thank you Duncan for your Insight. I find this website very useful.
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Duncan

Cranfield has an impeccable reputation. Maybe it selects students on the basis of their applications, rather than by artificially raising the academic hurdles.

Cranfield has an impeccable reputation. Maybe it selects students on the basis of their applications, rather than by artificially raising the academic hurdles.
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davidsmart

I was a little doubtful about Cranfield and its reputation as I found their entry requirements low (2:2 and 6,5 at the IELTS ). However the possibility to do a 3-month internship could be valuable. That make my decision difficult but It seems that between these two programmes there is no bad choice. Thank you Duncan for your Insight. I find this website very useful.


In terms of location Imperial is second to none. Even oxford street is few minutes away.

<blockquote>I was a little doubtful about Cranfield and its reputation as I found their entry requirements low (2:2 and 6,5 at the IELTS ). However the possibility to do a 3-month internship could be valuable. That make my decision difficult but It seems that between these two programmes there is no bad choice. Thank you Duncan for your Insight. I find this website very useful.</blockquote>

In terms of location Imperial is second to none. Even oxford street is few minutes away.
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