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cfduarte

Just an update on my situation:

I applied to Oxford and Kellogg-WHU (for now) and have been invited for interviews, both of them this week. I will likely also apply to Warwick as a third choice if neither of the first two go through.

I have some ideas on preferences, but would really appreciate comparative inputs on both as they are quite different.

Thanks again!

[Edited by cfduarte on Aug 08, 2017]

Just an update on my situation:

I applied to Oxford and Kellogg-WHU (for now) and have been invited for interviews, both of them this week. I will likely also apply to Warwick as a third choice if neither of the first two go through.

I have some ideas on preferences, but would really appreciate comparative inputs on both as they are quite different.

Thanks again!
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cfduarte

Interviews done and dusted, and I’m currently looking at offers from both Oxford SBS and Kellogg-WHU. I have a good idea of which I will pick (have until the end of the week to make a decision) but would like to know any input you might have.

Thanks all

Interviews done and dusted, and I’m currently looking at offers from both Oxford SBS and Kellogg-WHU. I have a good idea of which I will pick (have until the end of the week to make a decision) but would like to know any input you might have.

Thanks all
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Duncan

Both good courses. Two MBAs is tempting ☺

Both good courses. Two MBAs is tempting ☺
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cfduarte

Eheheh Thanks, might be a bit too much though! Honestly, one of the hardest decisions I ever had to take.

Eheheh Thanks, might be a bit too much though! Honestly, one of the hardest decisions I ever had to take.
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Duncan

I don't think one is much harder than the other, it is? Kellogg has lots of small, bite sized, modules.

I don't think one is much harder than the other, it is? Kellogg has lots of small, bite sized, modules.
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cfduarte

They are different. There is far more hand-holding in Oxford (I had a look at actual time tables from the Jan 2016 class), with lots of tutorials and prep courses before presentations. Also, apart from two sit-in exams, the rest is all either group projects or individual assignments/reports. Apart from a single course (Entrepreneurship project) which has 10% of the grade for an oral group presentation, the rest is all written assessment.

Kellogg works differently, with at least 50% of the grade for each course for what they call exams (which can be proper - but take at home - exams or individual assignments/reports) and the rest for group work, in-class participation or in-class testing. The American courses, taken at Kellogg in Evanston, are assessed by sit-in exams. I didn't ask, but I'm pretty sure the same applies to all the electives as they are taken away from Germany, at one of the partner schools.

Kellog is - I agree - more broad and less focused. In my case I am considering that a plus, as the main drawback (for me) for the Oxford program is a really strong focus on corporate and global finance, to the detriment of general management or other disciplines (marketing, for example).

In the end, I am balancing what I consider to be a better program (and the "free electives and refreshers for life" is a huge plus) at Kellogg-WHU against the weight and recognition of the Oxford brand (not specific to the Business School) in Europe and the easier logistics (for me) of going to the UK.

They are different. There is far more hand-holding in Oxford (I had a look at actual time tables from the Jan 2016 class), with lots of tutorials and prep courses before presentations. Also, apart from two sit-in exams, the rest is all either group projects or individual assignments/reports. Apart from a single course (Entrepreneurship project) which has 10% of the grade for an oral group presentation, the rest is all written assessment.

Kellogg works differently, with at least 50% of the grade for each course for what they call exams (which can be proper - but take at home - exams or individual assignments/reports) and the rest for group work, in-class participation or in-class testing. The American courses, taken at Kellogg in Evanston, are assessed by sit-in exams. I didn't ask, but I'm pretty sure the same applies to all the electives as they are taken away from Germany, at one of the partner schools.

Kellog is - I agree - more broad and less focused. In my case I am considering that a plus, as the main drawback (for me) for the Oxford program is a really strong focus on corporate and global finance, to the detriment of general management or other disciplines (marketing, for example).

In the end, I am balancing what I consider to be a better program (and the "free electives and refreshers for life" is a huge plus) at Kellogg-WHU against the weight and recognition of the Oxford brand (not specific to the Business School) in Europe and the easier logistics (for me) of going to the UK.
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Duncan

I would pick Northwestern. Two networks, a better designed course, a global network and lifelong learning.

I would pick Northwestern. Two networks, a better designed course, a global network and lifelong learning.
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cfduarte

I will decide tomorrow (Monday) morning, as I need to discuss this internally in terms of both timing (Kellogg-WHU starts in 3 weeks and we have some internal project deadlines in September) and how much time the courses take (in 2018, 7 weeks for Kellogg-WHU, 9 weeks for SBS).

I find it interesting that you (and my interviewer at Oxford) both mention the Kellogg-WHU course as just Kellogg (or Northwestern).

I will decide tomorrow (Monday) morning, as I need to discuss this internally in terms of both timing (Kellogg-WHU starts in 3 weeks and we have some internal project deadlines in September) and how much time the courses take (in 2018, 7 weeks for Kellogg-WHU, 9 weeks for SBS).

I find it interesting that you (and my interviewer at Oxford) both mention the Kellogg-WHU course as just Kellogg (or Northwestern).
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Duncan

Yes, I guess it is the case that the programme design is Kellogg's.

Yes, I guess it is the case that the programme design is Kellogg's.
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