Advise on UK MBA schools for international students


Hi,
I am a Marketing professional with close to 12 years of experience in India. I am planning to persue my full-time MBA from UK. I would like to understand the job prospects* in UK for Indian students from schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Strathclyde. Also, if you can indicate an average starting package from these universities.
Please advise if there are any better schools who accept applications without a GMAT score.

*Taking into consideration that UK is offering a 2 year stay back after MBA.

Hi,
I am a Marketing professional with close to 12 years of experience in India. I am planning to persue my full-time MBA from UK. I would like to understand the job prospects* in UK for Indian students from schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Strathclyde. Also, if you can indicate an average starting package from these universities.
Please advise if there are any better schools who accept applications without a GMAT score.

*Taking into consideration that UK is offering a 2 year stay back after MBA.
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Duncan

I think the FT and Economist rankings show the percent employed after the programme and average salaries. 

There are better schools that don't require the GMAT, most obviously Manchester, but they won't place people more quickly. 

To be honest, it's well worth investing the 50 hours most people put into preparing for the GMAt. The added value is huge.

I think the FT and Economist rankings show the percent employed after the programme and average salaries.&nbsp;<br><br>There are better schools that don't require the GMAT, most obviously Manchester, but they won't place people more quickly.&nbsp;<br><br>To be honest, it's well worth investing the 50 hours most people put into preparing for the GMAt. The added value is huge.
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Thanks Duncan for your reply.

While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT. Are they not good? 

While the percent employed and average salary data is available, I would like to understand the potential of finding a job in UK. And therefore reputation of these colleges amongst the employers, in UK, would matter a lot. Can you throw some light on the above points plz. Would be really helpful.

Thanks Duncan for your reply.<br><br>While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT. Are they not good?&nbsp;<br><br>While the percent employed and average salary data is available, I would like to understand the potential of finding a job in UK. And therefore reputation of these colleges amongst the employers, in UK, would matter a lot. Can you throw some light on the above points plz. Would be really helpful.<br>
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Duncan

These are not just good, they are very good. But unlike top Indian schools they cannot get everyone placed into employment on the domestic market. The potential to be employed is exactly equal to the percentage employed.  Rankings, especially salary and recommendation,  are a good guide to reputation but reputation is not the same as getting people placed. That also comes down to careers services, immigration issues and student quality and macroeconomic factors.  Durham has improved a lot, for example.  Strathclyde has has had very high placement. Those data are in the rankings. 

These are not just good, they are very good. But unlike top Indian schools they cannot get everyone placed into employment on the domestic market. The potential to be employed is exactly equal to the percentage employed.&nbsp; Rankings, especially salary and recommendation,&nbsp; are a good guide to reputation but reputation is not the same as getting people placed. That also comes down to careers services, immigration issues and student quality and macroeconomic factors.&nbsp; Durham has improved a lot, for example.&nbsp; Strathclyde has has had very high placement. Those data are in the rankings.&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT.

To clarify, these schools will all *consider* the GMAT, although they may not *require* it. My sense is that probably a majority of successfully admitted international students on these programs - at least those who had concerns about their chances - will indeed have taken the GMAT.

[quote]While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT.[/quote]<br>To clarify, these schools will all *consider* the GMAT, although they may not *require* it. My sense is that probably a majority of successfully admitted international students on these programs - at least those who had concerns about their chances - will indeed have taken the GMAT.
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puja25

Thanks Duncan for your reply.

While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT. Are they not good? 

While the percent employed and average salary data is available, I would like to understand the potential of finding a job in UK. And therefore reputation of these colleges amongst the employers, in UK, would matter a lot. Can you throw some light on the above points plz. Would be really helpful.

Even I'm thinking about Durham,Lancaster I had offer from Edinburgh but didn't want to study online so rejected . Can you tell me which one are you planning to go for?

[quote]Thanks Duncan for your reply.<br><br>While I do understand the added value of GMAT, some of the schools like Durham, Edinburgh, Canfield appears in top 100 QS ranking, and they do not consider GMAT. Are they not good?&nbsp;<br><br>While the percent employed and average salary data is available, I would like to understand the potential of finding a job in UK. And therefore reputation of these colleges amongst the employers, in UK, would matter a lot. Can you throw some light on the above points plz. Would be really helpful.<br> [/quote]<br>Even I'm thinking about Durham,Lancaster I had offer from Edinburgh but didn't want to study online so rejected . Can you tell me which one are you planning to go for?
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Whats your current profile and GMAT score Puja. Even I am applying to UK. 

Whats your current profile and GMAT score Puja. Even I am applying to UK.&nbsp;
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R100

I had offer for FT MBA from Durham, Cranfield, Strathclyde, Leeds, Bath - all with scholorship - without a GMAT score. I did some linkedin search and found that a high percentage of students from India returned to India. After talking to few alumni of these colleges, I rejected all offers.
Many times it has been mentioned that any good company, which will hire MBA student for the relevant role, will ask for GMAT score. Considering the economic crises all over the world, and the current situation in the UK, only LBS and Oxbridge are safe options.

I had offer for FT MBA from Durham, Cranfield, Strathclyde, Leeds, Bath - all with scholorship - without a GMAT score. I did some linkedin search and found that a high percentage of students from India returned to India. After talking to few alumni of these colleges, I rejected all offers.<br>Many times it has been mentioned that any good company, which will hire MBA student for the relevant role, will ask for GMAT score. Considering the economic crises all over the world, and the current situation in the UK, only LBS and Oxbridge are safe options.
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Duncan

I'm not sure that many companies ask for GMAT scores but they see the difference between the schools that require it or the GRE and those who do not. 

[Edited by Duncan on Aug 17, 2020]

I'm not sure that many companies ask for GMAT scores but they see the difference between the schools that require it or the GRE and those who do not.&nbsp;
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