Which MBA would be better Strathclyde vs exeter vs birmingham


Eva
I got three offers and I am confused . Please help
I got three offers and I am confused . Please help
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Duncan
Almost certainly Strathclyde. Exeter for sustainability. What are your goals?
Almost certainly Strathclyde. Exeter for sustainability. What are your goals?
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mba hipste...
Strathclyde, probably even if you're interested in sustainability.

The newest formulation of the Exeter MBA has veered away from the sustainability /CSR focus of the One Planet (WWF) MBA - now it looks like there's just one sustainability elective on offer.
Strathclyde, probably even if you're interested in sustainability.

The newest formulation of the Exeter MBA has veered away from the sustainability /CSR focus of the One Planet (WWF) MBA - now it looks like there's just one sustainability elective on offer.
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Think very carefully about Strathclyde MBA. There are quite a lot of structural issues which don’t seem to be getting the attention they deserve (hence dropping from 62 a few years back and now struggling to stay in the top 100).

Ask lots of questions about the course material and practicality of what you might be learning, the cohort demographics (Particularly age, experience and Comprehension skills) and don’t stop asking until you get all the answers.....
Think very carefully about Strathclyde MBA. There are quite a lot of structural issues which don’t seem to be getting the attention they deserve (hence dropping from 62 a few years back and now struggling to stay in the top 100).

Ask lots of questions about the course material and practicality of what you might be learning, the cohort demographics (Particularly age, experience and Comprehension skills) and don’t stop asking until you get all the answers.....
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Duncan
A class visit is always the answer. I was just chatting to a client who recently graduated from a top Australian university and he was surprised by how far the other students weak comfort in the English language held back the discussion. Even students with high scores can sit like sacks of potatoes in case study discussions, and that really limits the academic experience and the credibility with employers by the time they finish the programme. Strathclyde, like Bradford, has been insulated by strong demand in the students' home countries and by programmes taught to students abroad but - as Bradford also shows -- that simply softens the landing if students don't meet the needs of employers. I think that's also why schools are doing better with MSc students than with MBAs, because employers and students have more realistic expectations.
A class visit is always the answer. I was just chatting to a client who recently graduated from a top Australian university and he was surprised by how far the other students weak comfort in the English language held back the discussion. Even students with high scores can sit like sacks of potatoes in case study discussions, and that really limits the academic experience and the credibility with employers by the time they finish the programme. Strathclyde, like Bradford, has been insulated by strong demand in the students' home countries and by programmes taught to students abroad but - as Bradford also shows -- that simply softens the landing if students don't meet the needs of employers. I think that's also why schools are doing better with MSc students than with MBAs, because employers and students have more realistic expectations.
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George Pat...
I also have heard a lot of complains by students, that their international cohort was struggling with english, and in most cases they did not really contribute anything, mostly because they could not clearly express their ideas
The rankings value the international part highly, but many students seem displeased, maybe there is some disconnect there
P.S. I am not talking about any particular school

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Mar 02, 2018]

I also have heard a lot of complains by students, that their international cohort was struggling with english, and in most cases they did not really contribute anything, mostly because they could not clearly express their ideas
The rankings value the international part highly, but many students seem displeased, maybe there is some disconnect there
P.S. I am not talking about any particular school
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Duncan
Well, two things come to mind here:
- In the countries where international students are the vast majority in the MBA (CH, DE, DK, ES, NL, SG, UK) that's partly because the domestic students are mostly elsewhere (in the MSc and EMBA). The gap between home and international fees probably needs to grow to shift that.
- Many students intend to return home, so greater English fluency doesn't matter as much as the impact of a foreign degree.
- Applicants should be looking at English requirements, not just GMAT scores, to evaluate the quality of a cohort.
Well, two things come to mind here:
- In the countries where international students are the vast majority in the MBA (CH, DE, DK, ES, NL, SG, UK) that's partly because the domestic students are mostly elsewhere (in the MSc and EMBA). The gap between home and international fees probably needs to grow to shift that.
- Many students intend to return home, so greater English fluency doesn't matter as much as the impact of a foreign degree.
- Applicants should be looking at English requirements, not just GMAT scores, to evaluate the quality of a cohort.
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IO would definitely opt for exeter if I was in your situation. It kind of depends on what type of MBA you want to do. i want to do finance.
IO would definitely opt for exeter if I was in your situation. It kind of depends on what type of MBA you want to do. i want to do finance.
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Eva
Hi all

Thanks for your reply. I have 10 years of experience in marketing and currently with the telecom sector and MBA at this point is basically to shift the focus to a different area of business. I was thinking of Strathclyde but it seems it has lost its place in the rankings.Exeter is on the list but I am a little confused between the two. But thanks for your suggestion and reply . Pls keep your suggestions going if you have any !!
Hi all

Thanks for your reply. I have 10 years of experience in marketing and currently with the telecom sector and MBA at this point is basically to shift the focus to a different area of business. I was thinking of Strathclyde but it seems it has lost its place in the rankings.Exeter is on the list but I am a little confused between the two. But thanks for your suggestion and reply . Pls keep your suggestions going if you have any !!
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Eva
Almost certainly Strathclyde. Exeter for sustainability. What are your goals?

My goal is to work in a different field. Consultancy is in mind.
[quote]Almost certainly Strathclyde. Exeter for sustainability. What are your goals? [/quote]
My goal is to work in a different field. Consultancy is in mind.
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George Pat...
You consider other schools or only those three?
From those three, the rank is probably Strath->Exeter->Birmingham

Outside those three, there are many great schools to suggest if you give us some more info:
What is your budget, country preference, and gmat, and are you european?
You consider other schools or only those three?
From those three, the rank is probably Strath->Exeter->Birmingham

Outside those three, there are many great schools to suggest if you give us some more info:
What is your budget, country preference, and gmat, and are you european?
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Duncan
I would put Birmingham ahead of Exeter for many fields including marketing. I think Exeter has the edge for finance.
I would put Birmingham ahead of Exeter for many fields including marketing. I think Exeter has the edge for finance.
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