Profile evaluation with a particular situation: MBA or Msc?


marco89

Good evening all (or good morning, it depends).
I am an italian law student (I am going to complete my 5 years course in february-april 2014 in 5 and a half years, but with a low mark) and I would like to attend an msc in management in the next year, but I am full of doubts.
The motivation is that I have, at the moment, more than 3 year of work experience: I am been working part time (20 hours/week) since 2010 as an Help Desk Support Operator for one of the biggest italian telecommunication provider. I know that is simply a call center job, but we have to manage only business and enterprises customers, and we use to work h24 7/7, dealing with connectivities of hospitals, holdings, international organizations.. it's a job full of responsibility.
During the next year, I would like to apply for a master, but MBA needs at least 3 years postgraduate work experience, so I decide to go for an Msc in Management.
The problem is that for doing an Msc usually you need to have NO work experience.. and usually is not specified if pre-graduation or postgraduate work experience.
So the paradox is that I have less experience for an MBA, and more for an Msc.. correct? How can I deal with this situation?
Thanks in advance for your answers and sorry for my poor english, I am studying a lot to improving it but my level at the moment is very poor.

Good evening all (or good morning, it depends).
I am an italian law student (I am going to complete my 5 years course in february-april 2014 in 5 and a half years, but with a low mark) and I would like to attend an msc in management in the next year, but I am full of doubts.
The motivation is that I have, at the moment, more than 3 year of work experience: I am been working part time (20 hours/week) since 2010 as an Help Desk Support Operator for one of the biggest italian telecommunication provider. I know that is simply a call center job, but we have to manage only business and enterprises customers, and we use to work h24 7/7, dealing with connectivities of hospitals, holdings, international organizations.. it's a job full of responsibility.
During the next year, I would like to apply for a master, but MBA needs at least 3 years postgraduate work experience, so I decide to go for an Msc in Management.
The problem is that for doing an Msc usually you need to have NO work experience.. and usually is not specified if pre-graduation or postgraduate work experience.
So the paradox is that I have less experience for an MBA, and more for an Msc.. correct? How can I deal with this situation?
Thanks in advance for your answers and sorry for my poor english, I am studying a lot to improving it but my level at the moment is very poor.

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Duncan

You should take an MSc. It's not true that most, or even many, respected MSc degrees in management will not consider people with part-time work experience like yours.

You should take an MSc. It's not true that most, or even many, respected MSc degrees in management will not consider people with part-time work experience like yours.
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marco89

Hi Duncan, and thank you for your answer.
So, I can apply for an Msc, and that's a good news. Unfortunately, there's the problem of my low mark (If it will be ok I will get my degree with an Italian 90-92/110, that is the equivalent of a 2.2 in uk scale http://www.education.gov.uk/ta-assets/~/media/get_into_teaching/resources/subjects_age_groups/overseas_grade_comparison.pdf)
I have no preferences about the location, but i prefer not to spend more than 25000 euros, including fees and accomodation. I also would like to attend the master for maximum 1 year.
Checking on the FT ranking, I found thst with my mark I can apply for Nova school of business and economics, Catolica School of business, Vlerick, Aston, Bradford, UCD Smurfit, Antwerp.
Which is the best in your opinion and why?
Many thanks in advance.
Marco

Hi Duncan, and thank you for your answer.
So, I can apply for an Msc, and that's a good news. Unfortunately, there's the problem of my low mark (If it will be ok I will get my degree with an Italian 90-92/110, that is the equivalent of a 2.2 in uk scale http://www.education.gov.uk/ta-assets/~/media/get_into_teaching/resources/subjects_age_groups/overseas_grade_comparison.pdf)
I have no preferences about the location, but i prefer not to spend more than 25000 euros, including fees and accomodation. I also would like to attend the master for maximum 1 year.
Checking on the FT ranking, I found thst with my mark I can apply for Nova school of business and economics, Catolica School of business, Vlerick, Aston, Bradford, UCD Smurfit, Antwerp.
Which is the best in your opinion and why?
Many thanks in advance.
Marco
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Duncan

The FT ranking really answers that question for you: Vlerick and Aston are the better schools. Of those, Aston is better for international mobility, so I'd pick that one if you don't speak Flemish.

The FT ranking really answers that question for you: Vlerick and Aston are the better schools. Of those, Aston is better for international mobility, so I'd pick that one if you don't speak Flemish.
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