University of Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Strathclyde, Liverpool MBA and MIM from Warwick


Hi everyone,

 I have received unconditional offer letters for pursuing MBA from University of Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Strathclyde and Liverpool for sep'2022 -2023 academic year. Also, I have applied for MIM from Warwick and Leeds, Exeter. Yet to hear back from these.

I am a tech management professional having 6 years of work experience. I aspire to land into a pretty good job in UK post MBA completion.

Could someone please guide me in finalising one offer from the ones listed above.

 Thanks in advance
Santosh

[Edited by santhosh santu on Mar 30, 2022]

Hi everyone,<br><br>&nbsp;I have received unconditional offer letters for pursuing MBA from University of Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Strathclyde and Liverpool for sep'2022 -2023 academic year. Also, I have applied for MIM from Warwick and Leeds, Exeter. Yet to hear back from these.<br><br>I am a tech management professional having 6 years of work experience. I aspire to land into a pretty good job in UK post MBA completion.<br><br>Could someone please guide me in finalising one offer from the ones listed above.<br><br>&nbsp;Thanks in advance<br>Santosh
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Duncan

Strathclyde is almost certainly the right choice. What are your career goals? 

You have too much experience for a MiM. 

Strathclyde is almost certainly the right choice. What are your career goals?&nbsp;<br><br>You have too much experience for a MiM.&nbsp;
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Strathclyde is almost certainly the right choice. What are your career goals? 

You have too much experience for a MiM. 


Thanks for your reply Duncan. 
As I could see World rankings of these universities, Nottingham, Sheffield are ranked in top 100 as per QS and Cardiff in 100-150. Strathclyde rank is in 300-350 in both QS and THSE rankings.

But when I looked into ROI aspects, Strathclyde has better ROI and also this is the one which is placed in FT top 100 university rankings.
Coming to MIM, yes I have too much of an experience to go for a MIM. But, incase I receive an offer from Warwick for MIM, what would be the wiser decision to take?

Once I complete my MBA, I would like to work for a reputed brand as a marketing manager within UK.


Kind Regards


Santosh

[Edited by santhosh santu on Mar 30, 2022]

[quote]Strathclyde is almost certainly the right choice. What are your career goals?&nbsp;<br><br>You have too much experience for a MiM.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><div>Thanks for your reply Duncan.&nbsp;</div><br><div>As I could see World rankings of these universities, Nottingham, Sheffield are ranked in top 100 as per QS and Cardiff in 100-150. Strathclyde rank is in 300-350 in both QS and THSE rankings.<br><br>But when I looked into ROI aspects, Strathclyde has better ROI and also this is the one which is placed in FT top 100 university rankings.</div><br><div>Coming to MIM, yes I have too much of an experience to go for a MIM. But, incase I receive an offer from Warwick for MIM, what would be the wiser decision to take?<br><br>Once I complete my MBA, I would like to work for a reputed brand as a marketing manager within UK.<br></div><div><br>
</div><div>Kind Regards<br><br>
</div><div>Santosh</div>
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Duncan

I don't think the World University Rankings are good guides to international students employment. This post might help you: https://find-mba.com/board/europe/the-fts-hidden-ranking-of-second-tier-mbas-60514 and so might https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559 

If you want to work as a marketing manager, why not take an MSc in marketing at a much better school? Take a look at https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/marketing/2021 and https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 30, 2022]

I don't think the World University Rankings are good guides to international students employment. This post might help you: https://find-mba.com/board/europe/the-fts-hidden-ranking-of-second-tier-mbas-60514 and so might https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559&nbsp;<br><br>If you want to work as a marketing manager, why not take an MSc in marketing at a much better school? Take a look at https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/marketing/2021 and https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html
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I don't think the World University Rankings are good guides to international students employment. This post might help you: https://find-mba.com/board/europe/the-fts-hidden-ranking-of-second-tier-mbas-60514 and so might https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559 

If you want to work as a marketing manager, why not take an MSc in marketing at a much better school? Take a look at https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/marketing/2021 and https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html


Among MBA from Strathclyde, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff and MIM from Warwick, which one would you suggest Duncan.
 

[quote]I don't think the World University Rankings are good guides to international students employment. This post might help you: https://find-mba.com/board/europe/the-fts-hidden-ranking-of-second-tier-mbas-60514 and so might https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559&nbsp;<br><br>If you want to work as a marketing manager, why not take an MSc in marketing at a much better school? Take a look at https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/business-masters-rankings/marketing/2021 and https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html [/quote]<br><br>Among MBA from Strathclyde, Nottingham, Liverpool and Cardiff and MIM from Warwick, which one would you suggest Duncan.<br>&nbsp;
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Duncan

Strathclyde because you won't be admitted to Warwick.  But an MSc will be better. Maybe consider the Lancaster or Cranfield MBAs? Those are strong schools for marketing.  

Strathclyde because you won't be admitted to Warwick.&nbsp; But an MSc will be better. Maybe consider the Lancaster or Cranfield MBAs? Those are strong schools for marketing.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Strathclyde because you won't be admitted to Warwick.  But an MSc will be better. Maybe consider the Lancaster or Cranfield MBAs? Those are strong schools for marketing.  


I did apply for Cranfield and Lancaster both Duncan. I could not be successful with Lancaster and Cranfield replied saying I do not posses required managerial experience for them to invite for an interview process. 

So from the existing offers, going for Strathclyde MBA would be better. And incase I get selected for Warwick MIM, I should give priority to this over Strathclyde right!

[quote]Strathclyde because you won't be admitted to Warwick.&nbsp; But an MSc will be better. Maybe consider the Lancaster or Cranfield MBAs? Those are strong schools for marketing.&nbsp;&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I did apply for Cranfield and Lancaster both Duncan. I could not be successful with Lancaster and Cranfield replied saying I do not posses required managerial experience for them to invite for an interview process.&nbsp;<br><br>So from the existing offers, going for Strathclyde MBA would be better. And incase I get selected for Warwick MIM, I should give priority to this over Strathclyde right!
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natha


He said because of your extensive years of work, Warwick wouldn't accept you for the MiM as it's meant for people with little to no work experience so they will most likely reject your application. Basically, an MiM does not align with your goals. 
So, you should either go for Msc Marketing (based on your career goals) in a top tier school and if you really want to do an MBA, Strathclyde is still a good school.


<div><br></div><div>He said because of your extensive years of work, Warwick wouldn't accept you for the MiM as it's meant for people with little to no work experience so they will most likely reject your application. Basically, an MiM does not align with your goals.&nbsp;
</div><div>So, you should either go for Msc Marketing (based on your career goals) in a top tier school and if you really want to do an MBA, Strathclyde is still a good school.
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Hi everyone,

 I have received unconditional offer letters for pursuing MBA from University of Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Strathclyde and Liverpool for sep'2022 -2023 academic year. Also, I have applied for MIM from Warwick and Leeds, Exeter. Yet to hear back from these.

I am a tech management professional having 6 years of work experience. I aspire to land into a pretty good job in UK post MBA completion.

Could someone please guide me in finalising one offer from the ones listed above.

 Thanks in advance
Santosh


Hi all,

I have received 10000 GBP scholarship from Nottingham and 25% of tuition fee from Sheffield, 4000€ from Liverpool. Still waiting for Strathclyde scholarship. 

I need to confirm to Nottingham before 18th if I am ready to accept the offer. Could you please help me in deciding upon the University considering financial aspects as well as employment opportunities in UK post MBA completion.

Regards
Santosh

[Edited by santhosh santu on Apr 07, 2022]

[quote]Hi everyone,<br><br>&nbsp;I have received unconditional offer letters for pursuing MBA from University of Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Strathclyde and Liverpool for sep'2022 -2023 academic year. Also, I have applied for MIM from Warwick and Leeds, Exeter. Yet to hear back from these.<br><br>I am a tech management professional having 6 years of work experience. I aspire to land into a pretty good job in UK post MBA completion.<br><br>Could someone please guide me in finalising one offer from the ones listed above.<br><br>&nbsp;Thanks in advance<br>Santosh [/quote]<br><br>Hi all,<br><br>I have received 10000 GBP scholarship from Nottingham and 25% of tuition fee from Sheffield, 4000€ from Liverpool. Still waiting for Strathclyde scholarship.&nbsp;<br><br>I need to confirm to Nottingham before 18th if I am ready to accept the offer. Could you please help me in deciding upon the University considering financial aspects as well as employment opportunities in UK post MBA completion.<br><br>Regards<div><br><div>Santosh</div></div>
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Duncan

Strathclyde remains the best choice (assuming you don't want to attend a better school to obtain an MSc in your target business function, marketing). The higher salary and the improved probability of finding work are worth much more than the scholarship. See: The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055 

[Edited by Duncan on Apr 07, 2022]

Strathclyde remains the best choice (assuming you don't want to attend a better school to obtain an MSc in your target business function, marketing). The higher salary and the improved probability of finding work are worth much more than the scholarship. See: The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055&nbsp;
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Strathclyde remains the best choice (assuming you don't want to attend a better school to obtain an MSc in your target business function, marketing). The higher salary and the improved probability of finding work are worth much more than the scholarship. See: The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055 


At this point of time, most of the schools don't accept applications Duncan. And also, my experience of 6+ years could be considered too high for them to offer Master's in marketing area. 

[quote]Strathclyde remains the best choice (assuming you don't want to attend a better school to obtain an MSc in your target business function, marketing). The higher salary and the improved probability of finding work are worth much more than the scholarship. See: The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>At this point of time, most of the schools don't accept applications Duncan. And also, my experience of 6+ years could be considered too high for them to offer Master's in marketing area.&nbsp;
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natha

He said you should ignore the scholarship and focus on going to Strathclyde because you will get more opportunities through the school. Read the link he posted.

He said you should ignore the scholarship and focus on going to Strathclyde because you will get more opportunities through the school. Read the link he posted.
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Duncan

You are mistaken. I reviewed the websites of the top-ranked programmes at https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html None of them are closed for applications. Six years' experience is not too high for a specialised MSc. 

You are mistaken. I reviewed the websites of the top-ranked programmes at https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html None of them are closed for applications. Six years' experience is not too high for a specialised MSc.&nbsp;
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You are mistaken. I reviewed the websites of the top-ranked programmes at https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html None of them are closed for applications. Six years' experience is not too high for a specialised MSc. 



Hi Duncan, Thanks.

I have just applied for MSc in marketing & Strategy from Warwick.. Hoping for a positive response.

On the other side, for MBA, you advise me to go with Strathclyde without getting attracted to scholarships offered by these other universities right.

[quote]You are mistaken. I reviewed the websites of the top-ranked programmes at https://www.best-masters.co.uk/ranking-master-in-united-kingdom/master-marketing.html None of them are closed for applications. Six years' experience is not too high for a specialised MSc.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br>Hi Duncan, Thanks.<br><br>I have just applied for MSc in marketing &amp; Strategy from Warwick.. Hoping for a positive response.<br><br>On the other side, for MBA, you advise me to go with Strathclyde without getting attracted to scholarships offered by these other universities right.
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Duncan

Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal. 

Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal.&nbsp;
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Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal. 


You are such a wonderful mentor. 
Thank you very much Duncan.

[quote]Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>You are such a wonderful mentor.&nbsp;<br>Thank you very much Duncan.
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Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal. 


Hi Duncan,

Hope you are doing well!

I have received offer for MSc in marketing & Strategy from Warwick. Also, I have offers from Strathclyde, Glasgow and Nottingham. Awaiting for result from UEBS.

Could you kindly tell me if doing MBA from Strathclyde or MSc in marketing from Warwick would be better to later get a job in UK with a better salary. (Assuming I don't get selected for UEBS). Also, If I am given offer by UEBS, could you kindly confirm the same in between MS from Warwick & MBA from UEBS!

Regards
Santosh

[Edited by santhosh santu on May 02, 2022]

<div>[quote]Yes, the scholarships will only distract you from making the best choice. Focus on your goals, and then on the best available programme for your goal.&nbsp; [/quote]<br></div><div><br>Hi Duncan,<br><br>Hope you are doing well!<br><br>I have received offer for MSc in marketing &amp; Strategy from Warwick. Also, I have offers from Strathclyde, Glasgow and Nottingham. Awaiting for result from UEBS.<br><br>Could you kindly tell me if doing MBA from Strathclyde or MSc in marketing from Warwick would be better to later get a job in UK with a better salary. (Assuming I don't get selected for UEBS). Also, If I am given offer by UEBS, could you kindly confirm the same in between MS from Warwick &amp; MBA from UEBS!<br><br>Regards<br>Santosh</div>
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abhyshek

@Duncan - I have a similar conundrum, so your inputs would be life-alteringly valuable, so to speak :) 
@santosh - what are you leaning on? I too have received £9k scholarship @Strathclyde. Have 10 yrs experience (ex-Creative Director).

@Duncan - I have a similar conundrum, so your inputs would be life-alteringly valuable, so to speak :)&nbsp;<br>@santosh - what are you leaning on? I too have received £9k scholarship @Strathclyde. Have 10 yrs experience (ex-Creative Director).
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StuartHE

You already know the answer,  probably. Other things being equal, an MSc will have faster placement and higher employability. An MBA will have a higher salary. 

You already know the answer,&nbsp; probably. Other things being equal, an MSc will have faster placement and higher employability. An MBA will have a higher salary.&nbsp;
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donho199

over the last few years i think a better way is actually to do 
a MSc in a very high tech area and get a great job
then on the side invest in a decent MBA on online part-time basis

over the last few years i think a better way is actually to do&nbsp;<br>a MSc in a very high tech area and get a great job<br>then on the side invest in a decent MBA on online part-time basis
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