Aston vs Birmingham


andiboo
Hey guys,

Its good to see so much discussion on choosing business schools!

So...I have offers from both Aston and Birmingham University to do an MBA full time this year. Any thoughts?

Thanks

Hey guys,

Its good to see so much discussion on choosing business schools!

So...I have offers from both Aston and Birmingham University to do an MBA full time this year. Any thoughts?

Thanks
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BOTH ARE GOOD.... YOU CAN GO FOR BIRMINGHAM.....
BOTH ARE GOOD.... YOU CAN GO FOR BIRMINGHAM.....
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susee
Will suggest aston....american accreditation....
Will suggest aston....american accreditation....
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andiboo
Yep have gone for Aston - was my gut feeling first choice anyway and have already made quite a few friends with the 2010 cohort.
Thanks
Yep have gone for Aston - was my gut feeling first choice anyway and have already made quite a few friends with the 2010 cohort.
Thanks
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prit
@andiboo
can you please share your profile?
@andiboo
can you please share your profile?
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andiboo
Hi there,

I've spent the past 5/6 years working in the private, not for profit and public sectors, but most recently as a Tri-lingual Project Coordinator in the finance sector.

andiboo
Hi there,

I've spent the past 5/6 years working in the private, not for profit and public sectors, but most recently as a Tri-lingual Project Coordinator in the finance sector.

andiboo
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ElioBol
Hi. You can go for Birmingham, it's better in Finance than Aston.
Hi. You can go for Birmingham, it's better in Finance than Aston.
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singaboy
I have a friend just graduate master (not MBA) from Birmingham Uni. She said that the campus and facility of Birmingham is much better than Aston. Aston is more like a downtown Uni, there are not much of campus land, less quality professors. We know that MBA admission is much different from undergrad admission, however it is much easier for a student qualify for Aston undergrad admission compare to Birmingham. The most important factor is that Birmingham fee is cheaper and there are more scholarship than Aston.
I wonder will the triple credit of Aston Worth-While? Birmingham is also EQUIS credited.
What do you guy think?
I have a friend just graduate master (not MBA) from Birmingham Uni. She said that the campus and facility of Birmingham is much better than Aston. Aston is more like a downtown Uni, there are not much of campus land, less quality professors. We know that MBA admission is much different from undergrad admission, however it is much easier for a student qualify for Aston undergrad admission compare to Birmingham. The most important factor is that Birmingham fee is cheaper and there are more scholarship than Aston.
I wonder will the triple credit of Aston Worth-While? Birmingham is also EQUIS credited.
What do you guy think?
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susee
I am a current Birmingham MBA student....I dont find any big difference between Birmingham and aston except AACSB accre....I think our univ has already started working on accre....It is true that Birmingham has got a very big campus and they got a very good infrastructure......Exposure is pretty big in Birmingham compared with Aston....
I am a current Birmingham MBA student....I dont find any big difference between Birmingham and aston except AACSB accre....I think our univ has already started working on accre....It is true that Birmingham has got a very big campus and they got a very good infrastructure......Exposure is pretty big in Birmingham compared with Aston....

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andiboo
I will have to disagree!

I chose Aston, after visiting both universities + interview at Birmingham and am very happy with my choice.
Birmingham is a massive and beautiful uni, lovely grounds, etc but Aston just had that edge over Birmingham. Oh plus the small fact that they could offer me accommodation almost immediately! Whereas Birmingham basically told me they wouldn't have anything for home students!

Many of my coeds also considered Birmingham but chose Aston. Aston is a much smaller - but I like that. The environment is very supportive, I just felt more comfortable here. But hey everyone has their own preferences.

Aston also runs an intense personal development and strategic career management programme alongside the our academic modules, which was something that was also important to me.

Re the accreditation - if you're going to spend thousands on an MBA you will as well pay to do it at a highly accreditated institution. It's not the most important thing but it is a another seal of quality, especially from a potential employer's point of view.However Birmingham has a good brand in the UK so I think that probably overrides the lack of AACSB.

Hope you're enjoying the course susee :-)
I will have to disagree!

I chose Aston, after visiting both universities + interview at Birmingham and am very happy with my choice.
Birmingham is a massive and beautiful uni, lovely grounds, etc but Aston just had that edge over Birmingham. Oh plus the small fact that they could offer me accommodation almost immediately! Whereas Birmingham basically told me they wouldn't have anything for home students!

Many of my coeds also considered Birmingham but chose Aston. Aston is a much smaller - but I like that. The environment is very supportive, I just felt more comfortable here. But hey everyone has their own preferences.

Aston also runs an intense personal development and strategic career management programme alongside the our academic modules, which was something that was also important to me.

Re the accreditation - if you're going to spend thousands on an MBA you will as well pay to do it at a highly accreditated institution. It's not the most important thing but it is a another seal of quality, especially from a potential employer's point of view.However Birmingham has a good brand in the UK so I think that probably overrides the lack of AACSB.

Hope you're enjoying the course susee :-)
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