Aston vs Bradford vs Loughbrough vs Southampton Vs Exeter


eleni_di
Hello!!

I am interested in a Master in Marketing.
I have an offer letter from Aston - Bradford - Loughbrough - Southampton and Exeter.

I know that both Aston & Bradford have the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBΑ and both are in the QS world business schools ranking.
Exeter has a very intersting programme and was the uni of the year but not a so good reputation as the other two..
About the other 3 unis..there are in some rankings..

Could anyone help me seriously please with any advice or comment about any of these Universitites...???

I am interested in general reputation and career service or employability!

Any comment about these business schools will be helpful..!
Please help me choose...!!

Thankxxx!!
Hello!!

I am interested in a Master in Marketing.
I have an offer letter from Aston - Bradford - Loughbrough - Southampton and Exeter.

I know that both Aston & Bradford have the triple accreditation of AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBΑ and both are in the QS world business schools ranking.
Exeter has a very intersting programme and was the uni of the year but not a so good reputation as the other two..
About the other 3 unis..there are in some rankings..

Could anyone help me seriously please with any advice or comment about any of these Universitites...???

I am interested in general reputation and career service or employability!

Any comment about these business schools will be helpful..!
Please help me choose...!!

Thankxxx!!
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Duncan
Focus on the course and the business school rather than the university as a whole. Take a look at http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-marketing-in-western-europe.html which is a very strong ranking. Aston is the only marketing MSc in the top 50 (which is on your list).
Focus on the course and the business school rather than the university as a whole. Take a look at http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-marketing-in-western-europe.html which is a very strong ranking. Aston is the only marketing MSc in the top 50 (which is on your list).
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eleni_di
Thank you for your answer!

I checked the link that you suggest.
But if you look the QS world business school ranking both Aston & Bradford are in the list among 200 universities worldwide and eduniversal ranking descibes them as excellent unis.
All the six have good ranking in some lists and thats why I find it so difficult to choose!

Any other comment pls...??
Thank you for your answer!

I checked the link that you suggest.
But if you look the QS world business school ranking both Aston & Bradford are in the list among 200 universities worldwide and eduniversal ranking descibes them as excellent unis.
All the six have good ranking in some lists and thats why I find it so difficult to choose!

Any other comment pls...??
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Duncan
Focus on the course and the business school rather than the university as a whole. Aston and Bradford are good universities, and for MSc programmes both programmes have good international mobility and are on par for value.

In many factors, however, Aston has outperformed Bradford substantially. It gets higher salary, a much better careers rating, a higher percentage for 'aims achieved'. Birmingham has many more jobs than Bradford.
Focus on the course and the business school rather than the university as a whole. Aston and Bradford are good universities, and for MSc programmes both programmes have good international mobility and are on par for value.

In many factors, however, Aston has outperformed Bradford substantially. It gets higher salary, a much better careers rating, a higher percentage for 'aims achieved'. Birmingham has many more jobs than Bradford.
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eleni_di
Thank you!

Your answer was really helpful!
Thank you!

Your answer was really helpful!
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Mamit
Aston has outperformed Bradford substantially. It gets higher salary, a much better careers rating, a higher percentage for 'aims achieved'. Birmingham has many more jobs than Bradford.


I do agree that Aston has over all better reputation than Bradford as a University, but I dont think there is a remarkable difference between Aston and Bradford. Infact I personally feel Bradford has a strong edge in terms of diversity of modules as compared to Aston.
Aston students are subjected to higher salary not because of Aston, but because of its location, as Birmingham is almost 50% more expensive than Bradford to live in.
Considering the current situation its difficult to say that Aston can fetch you with a good job with better salary and Bradford can not or vice-versa.
I personally think both B-Schools have almost same reputation, but it terms of Cost and ROI, Bradford would be a better option.
<blockquote>Aston has outperformed Bradford substantially. It gets higher salary, a much better careers rating, a higher percentage for 'aims achieved'. Birmingham has many more jobs than Bradford. </blockquote>

I do agree that Aston has over all better reputation than Bradford as a University, but I dont think there is a remarkable difference between Aston and Bradford. Infact I personally feel Bradford has a strong edge in terms of diversity of modules as compared to Aston.
Aston students are subjected to higher salary not because of Aston, but because of its location, as Birmingham is almost 50% more expensive than Bradford to live in.
Considering the current situation its difficult to say that Aston can fetch you with a good job with better salary and Bradford can not or vice-versa.
I personally think both B-Schools have almost same reputation, but it terms of Cost and ROI, Bradford would be a better option.
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eleni_di
Thank you for your answer!!

I do choose Bradford for my postgraduate studies and I am very happy for that fact!
However it is good to see your comment!

Thank you!
Thank you for your answer!!

I do choose Bradford for my postgraduate studies and I am very happy for that fact!
However it is good to see your comment!

Thank you!
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Mamit
Thank you for your answer!!

I do choose Bradford for my postgraduate studies and I am very happy for that fact!
However it is good to see your comment!

Thank you!

I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit
<blockquote>Thank you for your answer!!

I do choose Bradford for my postgraduate studies and I am very happy for that fact!
However it is good to see your comment!

Thank you!</blockquote>
I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit
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Duncan
Birmingham is 23% more expensive than Bradford (http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+Kingdom&country2=United+Kingdom&city1=Bradford&city2=Birmingham) however higher wages mean that loca purchasing power is 50% higher. I'd choose Birmingham.
Birmingham is 23% more expensive than Bradford (http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+Kingdom&country2=United+Kingdom&city1=Bradford&city2=Birmingham) however higher wages mean that loca purchasing power is 50% higher. I'd choose Birmingham.
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eleni_di
I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit

Thank you!

I would like to ask you smth...
I am between two masters.. either International Marketing or Marketing & Management.
My bachelor is in accounting and have some work experience..

Moreover, as you are in Bradford..which residence you suggest me for accomodation near the main campus, near the city center..??

I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit</blockquote>

Thank you!

I would like to ask you smth...
I am between two masters.. either International Marketing or Marketing & Management.
My bachelor is in accounting and have some work experience..

Moreover, as you are in Bradford..which residence you suggest me for accomodation near the main campus, near the city center..??
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Mamit

I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit


Thank you!

I would like to ask you smth...
I am between two masters.. either International Marketing or Marketing & Management.
My bachelor is in accounting and have some work experience..

Moreover, as you are in Bradford..which residence you suggest me for accomodation near the main campus, near the city center..??
Main Campus is in City Centre, however School of Management is around 2 miles away from City Centre.
If you want to travel then City centre would be better, but if you dont want to travel daily then near school of Management would be better
<blockquote>
I am a alumni of Bradford 2008-09 MBA batch and currently living in Bradford City. Do let me know if you need any assistance or guidance . I will be happy to advice you.
Mamit</blockquote>

Thank you!

I would like to ask you smth...
I am between two masters.. either International Marketing or Marketing & Management.
My bachelor is in accounting and have some work experience..

Moreover, as you are in Bradford..which residence you suggest me for accomodation near the main campus, near the city center..??</blockquote>
Main Campus is in City Centre, however School of Management is around 2 miles away from City Centre.
If you want to travel then City centre would be better, but if you dont want to travel daily then near school of Management would be better
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Mamit
With regards to course option, email me your cv and also let me know your career plans so that I can suggest you the best option.
With regards to course option, email me your cv and also let me know your career plans so that I can suggest you the best option.
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