What do you guys think the HEC Lausanne Msc Management - Business analytics master? Is it a good school?


Is it considered to be a prestigious school? The fees in only 500 CHF a year for even non EU students hence i was wondering if it would be a good choice for me. No, I dont speak French. Would it be a better choice than say spending 55k USD on a school like Arizona state or Southern Methodist? What about if you compare the school to Durham?

Is it considered to be a prestigious school? The fees in only 500 CHF a year for even non EU students hence i was wondering if it would be a good choice for me. No, I dont speak French. Would it be a better choice than say spending 55k USD on a school like Arizona state or Southern Methodist? What about if you compare the school to Durham?
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Duncan

What are your goals?

What are your goals?
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What are your goals?

Work at Kering/ Richemont/ Swatch group etc as a data or finance analyst. I have been working in the luxury industry with brands like Kiton, Missoni, Bally etc.

[quote]What are your goals? [/quote]
Work at Kering/ Richemont/ Swatch group etc as a data or finance analyst. I have been working in the luxury industry with brands like Kiton, Missoni, Bally etc.
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Duncan

Take a look at

Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Take a look at

Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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Duncan

I think it's fairly ranked as a Top 50 European School. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2019 it's a serious, respected school in its national market, and especially in the French-speaking region.

Use LinkedIn to see if these firms have non-francophone, non-EEA people in the short of roles you seek, and then see which schools they attended.

The low fee is not a sign of low quality. It is a signal that Switzerland sees talent development as a national task.

I think it's fairly ranked as a Top 50 European School. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2019 it's a serious, respected school in its national market, and especially in the French-speaking region.

Use LinkedIn to see if these firms have non-francophone, non-EEA people in the short of roles you seek, and then see which schools they attended.

The low fee is not a sign of low quality. It is a signal that Switzerland sees talent development as a national task.
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mba hipste...

Are you based in Switzerland? Are you considering any other programs? (HEC Paris has an interesting data science degree..) There are other analytics programs in the UK as well.

Are you based in Switzerland? Are you considering any other programs? (HEC Paris has an interesting data science degree..) There are other analytics programs in the UK as well.
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Are you based in Switzerland? Are you considering any other programs? (HEC Paris has an interesting data science degree..) There are other analytics programs in the UK as well.

no im not. i dont think i can get into hec Paris. SMU Cox and HEC Lausanne are the only options that i have. I dont speak french

[quote]Are you based in Switzerland? Are you considering any other programs? (HEC Paris has an interesting data science degree..) There are other analytics programs in the UK as well. [/quote]
no im not. i dont think i can get into hec Paris. SMU Cox and HEC Lausanne are the only options that i have. I dont speak french
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Duncan

If these are your only options then perhaps you need to think a bit more about goals and pathways to your goals, since they are so dissimilar that they are unlikely to support the same goals? Don't rush into options unless you are sure these options are viable paths to your goals. Try -
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

If these are your only options then perhaps you need to think a bit more about goals and pathways to your goals, since they are so dissimilar that they are unlikely to support the same goals? Don't rush into options unless you are sure these options are viable paths to your goals. Try -
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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If these are your only options then perhaps you need to think a bit more about goals and pathways to your goals, since they are so dissimilar that they are unlikely to support the same goals? Don't rush into options unless you are sure these options are viable paths to your goals. Try -
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

You are right. Just based on the academic reputation how good are these schools? They are dissimilar but hec lausanne does have a good reputation in the companies that i would like to work in but admittedly, i dont speak the local language. Should I take the GMAT and aim for better schools? According to you, are Cass, Bath, Durham and Warwick better schools than the ones that I mentioned? Uni of lausanne is solid for finance research as it has researchers from Swiss financial institute hence the researchers and profs that i talk to, tell me that Cass and HEC lausanne are the best schools amongst the list (atleast for finance) while Durham and Bath are third tier schools however the industry recruiters might have different perceptions. I also have an offer from Cranfield but dont want to go to the UK unless it is a top business school. I have very average grades so am afraid that the best i can do are mid tier schools and the ones that i mention are good mid tier schools hence i shouldnt waste time and go in for either of them.

[quote]If these are your only options then perhaps you need to think a bit more about goals and pathways to your goals, since they are so dissimilar that they are unlikely to support the same goals? Don't rush into options unless you are sure these options are viable paths to your goals. Try -
Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713
and
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 [/quote]<div><br></div><div>You are right. Just based on the academic reputation how good are these schools? They are dissimilar but hec lausanne does have a good reputation in the companies that i would like to work in but admittedly, i dont speak the local language. Should I take the GMAT and aim for better schools? According to you, are Cass, Bath, Durham and Warwick better schools than the ones that I mentioned? Uni of lausanne is solid for finance research as it has researchers from Swiss financial institute hence the researchers and profs that i talk to, tell me that Cass and HEC lausanne are the best schools amongst the list (atleast for finance) while Durham and Bath are third tier schools however the industry recruiters might have different perceptions.&nbsp;</div><div>I also have an offer from Cranfield but dont want to go to the UK unless it is a top business school. I have very average grades so am afraid that the best i can do are mid tier schools and the ones that i mention are good mid tier schools hence i shouldnt waste time and go in for either of them.</div>
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StuartHE

Reputations have power where there are alumni. The academic research reputation doesn't matter unless you want to be an academic researcher. Focus on where you want to work: role, country and firms. Then look at which schools are strong there. 

Reputations have power where there are alumni. The academic research reputation doesn't matter unless you want to be an academic researcher. Focus on where you want to work: role, country and firms. Then look at which schools are strong there.&nbsp;
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Larry

Should I take the GMAT and aim for better schools?
Short answer: probably yes. 
If you don't speak the local language this will put you at a severe disadvantage when you hit the job market. If you are interested in working in the country where you study, you might want to think about studying in a country where you already speak the language. 

[quote]Should I take the GMAT and aim for better schools?[/quote]<div>Short answer: probably yes.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>If you don't speak the local language this will put you at a severe disadvantage when you hit the job market. If you are interested in working in the country where you study, you might want to think about studying in a country where you already speak the language.&nbsp;</div>
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Yyttyu

Is it considered to be a prestigious school? The fees in only 500 CHF a year for even non EU students hence i was wondering if it would be a good choice for me. No, I dont speak French. Would it be a better choice than say spending 55k USD on a school like Arizona state or Southern Methodist? What about if you compare the school to Durham?

How is this school considered to be? I did talk to alumni but the reviews were mixed. Is it a serious school or is it like the private Swiss management schools? For a masters in finance or management would it be the second best after st gallen? 

[quote]Is it considered to be a prestigious school? The fees in only 500 CHF a year for even non EU students hence i was wondering if it would be a good choice for me. No, I dont speak French. Would it be a better choice than say spending 55k USD on a school like Arizona state or Southern Methodist? What about if you compare the school to Durham? [/quote]<div><br></div><div>How is this school considered to be? I did talk to alumni but the reviews were mixed. Is it a serious school or is it like the private Swiss management schools? For a masters in finance or management would it be the second best after st gallen?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

The OR in your sentence is really odd. Other than IMD, none of the top Swiss business schools are private: EPFL, ETH, Lausanne, HSG. USI etc. 

The OR in your sentence is really odd. Other than IMD, none of the top Swiss business schools are private: EPFL, ETH, Lausanne, HSG. USI etc.&nbsp;
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Yyttyu

The OR in your sentence is really odd. Other than IMD, none of the top Swiss business schools are private: EPFL, ETH, Lausanne, HSG. USI etc. 
You are right. I just realised that all these schools are public. However, what is your perception on Lausanne as a business school given that they don’t have an mba? Would it be the second best mim provider in Switzerland? Why is it so cheap in comparison to st gallen? Is that a reflection of the quality....

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[quote]The OR in your sentence is really odd. Other than IMD, none of the top Swiss business schools are private: EPFL, ETH, Lausanne, HSG. USI etc.&nbsp; [/quote]<div>You are right. I just realised that all these schools are public. However, what is your perception on Lausanne as a business school given that they don’t have an mba? Would it be the second best mim provider in Switzerland? Why is it so cheap in comparison to st gallen? Is that a reflection of the quality....</div>
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