Warwick EMBA vs ESCP EMBA?


I have been offered a scholarship for the Warwick EMBA London but I have since left London and currently working in the Netherlands. I feel that the Warwick EMBA in London is very much a local cohort and a bit inconvenient flying in every fortnight for classes. I have since applied for ESCP as I feel that the schedule and format of international classes is much more aligned with my background as well as objectives. That's the main attraction in addition to the higher ranking on the FT. My main concern is mostly that ESCP is not well known outside of France and whether I would benefit more from the programme/network if I was fluent in French? I am a technical engineer working in oil & gas and looking to shift into a commercial/managerial position. Appreciate any feedback or inside insight.

I have been offered a scholarship for the Warwick EMBA London but I have since left London and currently working in the Netherlands. I feel that the Warwick EMBA in London is very much a local cohort and a bit inconvenient flying in every fortnight for classes. I have since applied for ESCP as I feel that the schedule and format of international classes is much more aligned with my background as well as objectives. That's the main attraction in addition to the higher ranking on the FT. My main concern is mostly that ESCP is not well known outside of France and whether I would benefit more from the programme/network if I was fluent in French? I am a technical engineer working in oil & gas and looking to shift into a commercial/managerial position. Appreciate any feedback or inside insight.
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Duncan

I studied at Edhec, another grande école. Speaking French would certainly help you to make the most of time outside the campus while visiting Paris, and to make small talk with French speaking classmates. But it's not an asset in the programme.

The quality of the cohort will be more senior at ESCP. If your focus is more on mainland Europe, then it's a great choice. To move back the UK, Warwick is better.

Try comparing the curriculums. Warwick has a small core and lots of flexibility. ESCP will be better if you really want a general management and leadership course.

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 18, 2020]

I studied at Edhec, another grande école. Speaking French would certainly help you to make the most of time outside the campus while visiting Paris, and to make small talk with French speaking classmates. But it's not an asset in the programme.

The quality of the cohort will be more senior at ESCP. If your focus is more on mainland Europe, then it's a great choice. To move back the UK, Warwick is better.

Try comparing the curriculums. Warwick has a small core and lots of flexibility. ESCP will be better if you really want a general management and leadership course.
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Larry

Yes, Warwick is probably better. However, I wouldn't discount the breadth of ESCP's network, given its campuses all over Western Europe.

Since your career goals - 'shift into a commercial/managerial position' - are quite vague, you might think about doing research on the actual firms or industries you're looking to work in. See what kind of representation each of these schools has, and go from there.

Yes, Warwick is probably better. However, I wouldn't discount the breadth of ESCP's network, given its campuses all over Western Europe.

Since your career goals - 'shift into a commercial/managerial position' - are quite vague, you might think about doing research on the actual firms or industries you're looking to work in. See what kind of representation each of these schools has, and go from there.
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Thanks both, appreciate your feedback!

Thanks both, appreciate your feedback!
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