Strathclyde MBM or ISM from Warwick


Dear all,

I got an offer from Strathclyde for MBM and from Warwick for ISM. I have nearly 4.5 years of experience in SAP. Now I am planing to penetrate into management. To do so, MBA is the best option but it is really too expensive.

Will MS in IT and Management will be more useful? If I pursue MS in ISM I can utilize my four years of IT experience. And if I go for Strathlyde MBM, I will be consider as a fresh graduate.

As per current market condition in UK and my experience, what can be the best choice.

Please share your experience.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Dear all,

I got an offer from Strathclyde for MBM and from Warwick for ISM. I have nearly 4.5 years of experience in SAP. Now I am planing to penetrate into management. To do so, MBA is the best option but it is really too expensive.

Will MS in IT and Management will be more useful? If I pursue MS in ISM I can utilize my four years of IT experience. And if I go for Strathlyde MBM, I will be consider as a fresh graduate.

As per current market condition in UK and my experience, what can be the best choice.

Please share your experience.

Thanks a lot in advance.
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ralph

Expensive in the short run yes, but I'd urge you to do some research on the long term return on investment of getting an MS over an MBA.

An MBA generally offers a much greater return for your money. It's almost not even worth it to do an MS unless it's at one of best programs (the ones at Manheim Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, and Maastricht are some of the only ones where the salary even directly after graduation come close to good MBA programs.)

So thinking in typical capitalist terms, the MBA is expensive, yes, but certainly worth it in the long term. If you can convince the financial aid departments of this, you're all set.

Expensive in the short run yes, but I'd urge you to do some research on the long term return on investment of getting an MS over an MBA.

An MBA generally offers a much greater return for your money. It's almost not even worth it to do an MS unless it's at one of best programs (the ones at Manheim Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, and Maastricht are some of the only ones where the salary even directly after graduation come close to good MBA programs.)

So thinking in typical capitalist terms, the MBA is expensive, yes, but certainly worth it in the long term. If you can convince the financial aid departments of this, you're all set.
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fishball

What does "going into management" entail? Will an MBA make you a manager? Would you be good enough to be a manager?

Assuming that you'll "go into management" just because you have an MBA might be a fallacy.

But I supposed it's always good to have a broader skill set instead of just doing an Ms.

What does "going into management" entail? Will an MBA make you a manager? Would you be good enough to be a manager?

Assuming that you'll "go into management" just because you have an MBA might be a fallacy.

But I supposed it's always good to have a broader skill set instead of just doing an Ms.
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Rhino

IMHO, you will get into management with either Master or MBAs.

Master degree will make you a "specialist", the scope is narrow.
While MBA will make you a "general manager", wider scope.

I feel that with Master degree you can do work from A - Z.
With MBA, your capabilities are limited, that's why you need specialists to do the work, guide, motivate and lead them.
That's the difference.

Usually employer, see higher value in MBA, because the person know one or two things about running the business.
That's why we all want an MBA, and find-MBA.com exist ... But not find-Master.com

IMHO, you will get into management with either Master or MBAs.

Master degree will make you a "specialist", the scope is narrow.
While MBA will make you a "general manager", wider scope.

I feel that with Master degree you can do work from A - Z.
With MBA, your capabilities are limited, that's why you need specialists to do the work, guide, motivate and lead them.
That's the difference.

Usually employer, see higher value in MBA, because the person know one or two things about running the business.
That's why we all want an MBA, and find-MBA.com exist ... But not find-Master.com
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which one is better an mbm or mba.....and which is more considered during recruitments??

which one is better an mbm or mba.....and which is more considered during recruitments??
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ralph

An MBA is the preferred degree. But, if you do not have the relevant work experience to land an MBA degree - the Strathclyde MBM can be converted to an MBA degree.

The key is, after you get your MBM and have worked for 3 years after graduation, you can take a few more classes in order to convert the MBM to an MBA. Here's the relevant details from Strahclyde's website:

On successful completion of your MBM, and after three years' practical work experience in the field of business and/or management, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development.

You must take the following subjects in order to convert your degree:

-The Reflective Practitioner
-Exploring the International Business Environment
-Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
-Making Strategy
-Strategic Consultancy in Practice
-The MBA Project

An MBA is the preferred degree. But, if you do not have the relevant work experience to land an MBA degree - the Strathclyde MBM can be converted to an MBA degree.

The key is, after you get your MBM and have worked for 3 years after graduation, you can take a few more classes in order to convert the MBM to an MBA. Here's the relevant details from Strahclyde's website:

<blockquote>On successful completion of your MBM, and after three years' practical work experience in the field of business and/or management, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development.

You must take the following subjects in order to convert your degree:

-The Reflective Practitioner
-Exploring the International Business Environment
-Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
-Making Strategy
-Strategic Consultancy in Practice
-The MBA Project
</blockquote>
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Duncan

Consider the Net Present Value - what is the return on the investment choices? An MBA is more costly because the returns are so much better. You have the experience to do one - and perhaps there is not much you will learn from studying IT if you have worked there for so long.

Consider the Net Present Value - what is the return on the investment choices? An MBA is more costly because the returns are so much better. You have the experience to do one - and perhaps there is not much you will learn from studying IT if you have worked there for so long.
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An MBA is the preferred degree. But, if you do not have the relevant work experience to land an MBA degree - the Strathclyde MBM can be converted to an MBA degree.

The key is, after you get your MBM and have worked for 3 years after graduation, you can take a few more classes in order to convert the MBM to an MBA. Here's the relevant details from Strahclyde's website:

On successful completion of your MBM, and after three years' practical work experience in the field of business and/or management, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development.

You must take the following subjects in order to convert your degree:

-The Reflective Practitioner
-Exploring the International Business Environment
-Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
-Making Strategy
-Strategic Consultancy in Practice
-The MBA Project
do imperial college offer MBM that can be converted into MBA later??

<blockquote>An MBA is the preferred degree. But, if you do not have the relevant work experience to land an MBA degree - the Strathclyde MBM can be converted to an MBA degree.

The key is, after you get your MBM and have worked for 3 years after graduation, you can take a few more classes in order to convert the MBM to an MBA. Here's the relevant details from Strahclyde's website:

<blockquote>On successful completion of your MBM, and after three years' practical work experience in the field of business and/or management, you will have the opportunity to further your personal and professional development.

You must take the following subjects in order to convert your degree:

-The Reflective Practitioner
-Exploring the International Business Environment
-Strategy Analysis and Evaluation
-Making Strategy
-Strategic Consultancy in Practice
-The MBA Project
</blockquote></blockquote>do imperial college offer MBM that can be converted into MBA later??
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