Aston vs Henley - MSc International Business


lupuspas
I find myself in a bind when it comes to choosing between these two universities, so any information would be greatly appreciated.
I am an international student from Eastern Europe with no real work experience. Also. after my postgrad studies I plan to work in the UK, if possible.
Anyway, which of these business schools is more reputable and has better employment prospects?
Additionally, do many non-financial firms target these schools? I am not keen on working in the financial sector, but do not feel an aversion to it if an opportunity should arise.
I find myself in a bind when it comes to choosing between these two universities, so any information would be greatly appreciated.
I am an international student from Eastern Europe with no real work experience. Also. after my postgrad studies I plan to work in the UK, if possible.
Anyway, which of these business schools is more reputable and has better employment prospects?
Additionally, do many non-financial firms target these schools? I am not keen on working in the financial sector, but do not feel an aversion to it if an opportunity should arise.
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Duncan
Aston has a better track record with MSc students than Henley and, for example, is in the FTs MSc ranking. Henley's finance courses are excellent, in the ISMA centre.

Both these programmes seems very academic and research oriented. If you want to maximise your chances of work, then take an MSc with the word 'management. ' in the title, which includes courses on managing money, people, projects, resources.... etc.
Aston has a better track record with MSc students than Henley and, for example, is in the FTs MSc ranking. Henley's finance courses are excellent, in the ISMA centre.

Both these programmes seems very academic and research oriented. If you want to maximise your chances of work, then take an MSc with the word 'management. ' in the title, which includes courses on managing money, people, projects, resources.... etc.
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lupuspas
Could you explain in what terms does Aston have a better track record? Also, in the FT Masters in Management rankings the Aston course rated is actually MSc International Business, so is this course generally well regarded in the management field?
Could you explain in what terms does Aston have a better track record? Also, in the FT Masters in Management rankings the Aston course rated is actually MSc International Business, so is this course generally well regarded in the management field?
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Duncan
Aston has has a larger MSc portfolio for a longer period of time.

The best measure of the strong regard of the programme is the excellent placement rate and high salaries for alumni. I think all the schools in the FT ranking are well regarded. Unlike many other internationally-oriented MSc programmes in the US, Aston gives students many options for international study visits, especially in Europe, and exchange programmes. It also has a very skill-based approach.
Aston has has a larger MSc portfolio for a longer period of time.

The best measure of the strong regard of the programme is the excellent placement rate and high salaries for alumni. I think all the schools in the FT ranking are well regarded. Unlike many other internationally-oriented MSc programmes in the US, Aston gives students many options for international study visits, especially in Europe, and exchange programmes. It also has a very skill-based approach.
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lupuspas
Thanks a lot Duncan! You've helped me a great deal. I have made up my mind and will opt for Aston.
Thanks a lot Duncan! You've helped me a great deal. I have made up my mind and will opt for Aston.
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Mamit
Yes Aston is a better option then Henley for MSc programs.
Yes Aston is a better option then Henley for MSc programs.
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lupuspas
Just out of curiosity, how would you rate Lancaster University Management School compared to Aston?
Just out of curiosity, how would you rate Lancaster University Management School compared to Aston?
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Mamit
Aston has an advantage over Lancaster due to its location and strong connections with industry. but if you have an option of Bradford then it would be even better as its MSc is ranked 36th
refer the FT ranking for MSc programs
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2011
Aston has an advantage over Lancaster due to its location and strong connections with industry. but if you have an option of Bradford then it would be even better as its MSc is ranked 36th
refer the FT ranking for MSc programs
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2011
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