My back ground is technical (2 years) with a transition to project, people and finance management (3 years) in a family business environment in the Indian infrastructure segment.
I want a holistic mba experience with a special focus on finance.(gap area) Ideally would want to work at some renowned Organization (finance or consulting) firm before i head back !!!
So my current situation is like this:
1. Admit from Manchester business school -(full time) with scholarship.
2. Admit from warwick business school-with scholarship.
3. Admit from imperial business school -NO scholarship.
Based on scholarship tution cost at manchester and Warwick is about the same imperial is about 50 % more.
Mostly the curriculum is about the same however manchester has a more spread out program so gives a slightly more time for live projects and internships.
Now based on my research all three of these schools have distinct advantages and disadvantages going for it.
1. Manchester: being a 18 month course its well spaced out and has ample opportunities for dedicated (3month) internship and 3 live consultancy projects. major con would be that placement isnt great and manchester is not london.
2. Warwick: I have heard is slightly better rated and has a slightly stronger placement opportunities especially in finance. The campus though is in the middle of nowhere between coventry and lemington unlike city universities like manchester or London. So campus experience might be limiting.
3. Imperial: supposedly the best ranked and with london location advantage. However its a relatively new program (fewer alums) more expensive as no scholarship was extended.
what i essentially wanted to know is how are these universities rated. Is there a major difference in perception/job oppertunities
Is london as a location really that important, worth paying extra for.
Also owing to the UK immigration policy ,most likely a job in UK is unlikely so which of these universities has a better global recognition.
Any suggestion/help/tips/correction/guidance or additional info that helps me narrow down the choice will help greatly.
[Edited by michaelangelo25 on Feb 29, 2016]