2011 CArdiff MBA OR coventry london campus


Alu

Hello,
I had applied and have received offer letters for MBA (finance) from Cardiff university and Coventry London campus, but i am really confused which university is better for me as a fresher?? So please, i really need a suggestion....... which university is better or any other worth universities For MBA (finance) especially in LONDON City, if not please suggest any other good universities in UK..... Please HELP !!!

ANY ONE.... PLEASE SUGGEST AFTER VIEWING...

Hello,
I had applied and have received offer letters for MBA (finance) from Cardiff university and Coventry London campus, but i am really confused which university is better for me as a fresher?? So please, i really need a suggestion....... which university is better or any other worth universities For MBA (finance) especially in LONDON City, if not please suggest any other good universities in UK..... Please HELP !!!

ANY ONE.... PLEASE SUGGEST AFTER VIEWING...
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donho199

both are equally useless so dont do it unless you have no better alternative. personally, i can use my money in several better ways

both are equally useless so dont do it unless you have no better alternative. personally, i can use my money in several better ways
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Duncan

Ouch.. I think that's a bit cruel, but only a bit.

Neither are strong MBAs. Neither of them requires work experience, their finance electives are both exceptionally weak and very few (maybe Cardiff has the edge, with an option in managerial finance that would be a core course in most MBAs).

Assuming that you are not able to get into an accredited MBA, given the choice between these and a masters in finance, I would recommend you save your money and do a MiF. That would give you serious training in finance.

If these really were the only two choices, then go for Cardiff. It's a respected 'red brick' brand, and the school has careers services that will be better than Coventry.

However, there is a one-year MBA in English which is similar in price to Coventry but is is AMBA accredited and has a really serious specialisation in financial management: try the CNAM MBA in Paris.

Ouch.. I think that's a bit cruel, but only a bit.

Neither are strong MBAs. Neither of them requires work experience, their finance electives are both exceptionally weak and very few (maybe Cardiff has the edge, with an option in managerial finance that would be a core course in most MBAs).

Assuming that you are not able to get into an accredited MBA, given the choice between these and a masters in finance, I would recommend you save your money and do a MiF. That would give you serious training in finance.

If these really were the only two choices, then go for Cardiff. It's a respected 'red brick' brand, and the school has careers services that will be better than Coventry.

However, there is a one-year MBA in English which is similar in price to Coventry but is is AMBA accredited and has a really serious specialisation in financial management: try the CNAM MBA in Paris.
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Alu

Thanks.... Will definitely look into it.....

Thanks.... Will definitely look into it.....
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donho199

Alu

Better join a top 100 in the world school of any ranking. Economist is pretty lofty and you can get into some bottom schools.

Else stay away from those MBA used as a cash cow.

If I were you, I would spend money to do a Master in Finance in a powerhouse such as St Andrew which is 14 grand - 2 grand for foreign students. A very very good money. Or a local University of Stirling MSc in Finance which is roughly 8 grand which is partnered with CFA institute, good teaching, good research, lovely truly British lifestyle.
Also York, Leeds,Lancaster or Newcastle are not bad choices either with the same kind money

All the best.

Alu

Better join a top 100 in the world school of any ranking. Economist is pretty lofty and you can get into some bottom schools.

Else stay away from those MBA used as a cash cow.

If I were you, I would spend money to do a Master in Finance in a powerhouse such as St Andrew which is 14 grand - 2 grand for foreign students. A very very good money. Or a local University of Stirling MSc in Finance which is roughly 8 grand which is partnered with CFA institute, good teaching, good research, lovely truly British lifestyle.
Also York, Leeds,Lancaster or Newcastle are not bad choices either with the same kind money

All the best.
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Lancaster University has a good one year full time MBA which you can consider. It has AMBA accreditation. Take a look here: http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/masters/mba/

Good luck!

Lancaster University has a good one year full time MBA which you can consider. It has AMBA accreditation. Take a look here: http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/masters/mba/

Good luck!
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Duncan

Lancaster is almost twice the budget for the schools this person is looking at, but a good MiF is a great alternative. Look at this ranking: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2011 ad add the option for 'Value'.

PS Donho's idea of a CFA recognised programme is, in fact, a certifiably great idea. There's a listing here:
http://www.cfainstitute.org/partners/university/Documents/cfa_program_partners_by_region.pdf

Lancaster is almost twice the budget for the schools this person is looking at, but a good MiF is a great alternative. Look at this ranking: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2011 ad add the option for 'Value'.

PS Donho's idea of a CFA recognised programme is, in fact, a certifiably great idea. There's a listing here:
http://www.cfainstitute.org/partners/university/Documents/cfa_program_partners_by_region.pdf
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Alu

Thanks... That was of great HELP....... I appreciate your Replies.....

Thanks... That was of great HELP....... I appreciate your Replies.....
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Mamit

Thanks... That was of great HELP....... I appreciate your Replies.....

Dear Alu,
Hi you can also consider Sterling University's MBA even they can accept studrnts with no work ex provided you have a good academic background (preferably an Engineering degree with 65% +) else you can also consider for Greenwich University (London) offering MBA in only 11000 GBP which i believe would be far better than joining 2 room Coventry campus in London or 18,000 GBP MBA program at Cardiff.
let me know if you need more info.
Mamit

<blockquote>Thanks... That was of great HELP....... I appreciate your Replies.....</blockquote>
Dear Alu,
Hi you can also consider Sterling University's MBA even they can accept studrnts with no work ex provided you have a good academic background (preferably an Engineering degree with 65% +) else you can also consider for Greenwich University (London) offering MBA in only 11000 GBP which i believe would be far better than joining 2 room Coventry campus in London or 18,000 GBP MBA program at Cardiff.
let me know if you need more info.
Mamit
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Duncan

In what way is Greenwich "better" than Cardiff? Don't you mean cheaper? At the undergraduate level, Cardiff is in the top 20% of British universities while Greenwich is in the bottom 20%. (17th for Business Studies out of 110 universities) As a parent institution, Cardiff has a much stronger brand.

In what way is Greenwich "better" than Cardiff? Don't you mean cheaper? At the undergraduate level, Cardiff is in the top 20% of British universities while Greenwich is in the bottom 20%. (17th for Business Studies out of 110 universities) As a parent institution, Cardiff has a much stronger brand.
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Mamit

In what way is Greenwich "better" than Cardiff? Don't you mean cheaper? At the undergraduate level, Cardiff is in the top 20% of British universities while Greenwich is in the bottom 20%. (17th for Business Studies out of 110 universities) As a parent institution, Cardiff has a much stronger brand.


In terms of money.. i could not see any reason for spending 18K for Cardiff MBA. its better to go for an MBA in London where students get good opportunities to attend several job fairs etc which may enhance their job prospects. Greenwich is offering 24 months MBA with 12 months of Intern-ship to enhance the post MBA employability.

<blockquote>In what way is Greenwich "better" than Cardiff? Don't you mean cheaper? At the undergraduate level, Cardiff is in the top 20% of British universities while Greenwich is in the bottom 20%. (17th for Business Studies out of 110 universities) As a parent institution, Cardiff has a much stronger brand.</blockquote>

In terms of money.. i could not see any reason for spending 18K for Cardiff MBA. its better to go for an MBA in London where students get good opportunities to attend several job fairs etc which may enhance their job prospects. Greenwich is offering 24 months MBA with 12 months of Intern-ship to enhance the post MBA employability.
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Uhuru81

Guys, pls help me out! I am from Liberia and is interested in doing an MBA in Oil and Gas management. I am wondering whether Coventry University MBA in Oil and Gas is reputable

Guys, pls help me out! I am from Liberia and is interested in doing an MBA in Oil and Gas management. I am wondering whether Coventry University MBA in Oil and Gas is reputable
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Duncan

A brand new MBA from a university very distant from any oil or gas industry - how could that be reputable?

A brand new MBA from a university very distant from any oil or gas industry - how could that be reputable?
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darmie

hi, i have a problem in choosing a reputable accredited school for MBA. jus finishd my Msc at Heriot watt university, i have no work experience, and i get confused about the ratings. pls i would need an avice asap would reali be grateful if chosen school comes with a reason why its better option. than you

hi, i have a problem in choosing a reputable accredited school for MBA. jus finishd my Msc at Heriot watt university, i have no work experience, and i get confused about the ratings. pls i would need an avice asap would reali be grateful if chosen school comes with a reason why its better option. than you
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Duncan

A pre-experience MBA would, almost certainly, add very little to your MSc from Heriot Watt. Quite possibly the student quality and career outcomes in the UK would be worse. Work for a few years and then do an internationally-accredited MBA.

A pre-experience MBA would, almost certainly, add very little to your MSc from Heriot Watt. Quite possibly the student quality and career outcomes in the UK would be worse. Work for a few years and then do an internationally-accredited MBA.
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Nazme

Duncan but I read that students who are admitted in Cardiff are about 90% indians and 10% from other countries.

Duncan but I read that students who are admitted in Cardiff are about 90% indians and 10% from other countries.
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Duncan

Indeed, Cardiff has a massive pre-experience MBA programme because there is a huge demand for such a programme from Indians. However, the outcomes for students from that programme will be much worse than those of the MSc programmes at respected schools. I totally respect your right to go to Cardiff and have an inferior, more expensive education in a cohort with no diversity.

Indeed, Cardiff has a massive pre-experience MBA programme because there is a huge demand for such a programme from Indians. However, the outcomes for students from that programme will be much worse than those of the MSc programmes at respected schools. I totally respect your right to go to Cardiff and have an inferior, more expensive education in a cohort with no diversity.
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ezra

Work for a few years and then do an internationally-accredited MBA.

Going to have to agree with Duncan on this one. Unless you're on the road to being an academic (in which case, by the way, you'd probably be looking at PhD programs,) you can achieve very little from more school. Go work for three years and then come back to do an MBA.

<blockquote>Work for a few years and then do an internationally-accredited MBA.</blockquote>
Going to have to agree with Duncan on this one. Unless you're on the road to being an academic (in which case, by the way, you'd probably be looking at PhD programs,) you can achieve very little from more school. Go work for three years and then come back to do an MBA.
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Mamit

Going to Cardiff MBA is as good as studying in India.

Going to Cardiff MBA is as good as studying in India.
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Mamit

strength of 250 students with more than 200 Indians and rest are from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh

strength of 250 students with more than 200 Indians and rest are from Pakistan, China and Bangladesh
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