Bath, Cass, Exeter, Birmingham or Nottingham MBA for strategy and supply chain?


aluvzaa

I am from Asia at the late 30's and I have a working experience of +10 years in the manufacturing sector, specializing at the procurement of components for the company manufacturing needs. I am considering to apply for the above 5 MBA programs at UK for next year intake. Except Bath and Cass and Exeter that all require a GMAT score, the other two do not.
Could anyone give me some valuable advice on how to weight these program, that would add most value to career development in the strategic manufacturing or supply chain area? Thank you very much.

I am from Asia at the late 30's and I have a working experience of +10 years in the manufacturing sector, specializing at the procurement of components for the company manufacturing needs. I am considering to apply for the above 5 MBA programs at UK for next year intake. Except Bath and Cass and Exeter that all require a GMAT score, the other two do not.
Could anyone give me some valuable advice on how to weight these program, that would add most value to career development in the strategic manufacturing or supply chain area? Thank you very much.

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Duncan

I think this is the best approach: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 I don't see why you would look at other schools than Cass and Bath on your list. I think there are better-placed schools for your career path, like Warwick, Lancaster, Cambridge, Imperial and Cranfield.

I think this is the best approach: How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 I don't see why you would look at other schools than Cass and Bath on your list. I think there are better-placed schools for your career path, like Warwick, Lancaster, Cambridge, Imperial and Cranfield.
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aluvzaa

Thank you Duncan very much for your advice.
I notice that there are more choices for MBA in Supply Chain in USA than in UK, however, I would like to pursue on a 1-year MBA and I am probably going to stick on a 1-year course in UK.

I have studied the below choices of programmes:

Cass - finance oriented, with location at London may be a better merit for career development;
Bath - good reputation educationally in The Economist but lower ranking in the FT that is income oriented;
Manchester - good reputation in both academic program and career prospects, but higher cost and higher entry requirement;
Birmingham - the only MBA in UK for supply chain, but ranking in The Economist and FT are lower
Exeter - ranked 10th in UK for undergraduate and the Global MBA requires GMAT 600+ to apply; affordable.

Since I have a longer working experience and the aims to study a MBA is to strengthen my business management knowledge rather than to make it a steppingstone for better career development as I believe that most firm recruiters especially those for consultancy and financial investment banking, would prefer candidates those with 10 years less experience; hence, I would like to take a better balance in terms of input and output for the MBA programm.

And Duncan do you have any advices for reference?
Thank you very much!

Thank you Duncan very much for your advice.
I notice that there are more choices for MBA in Supply Chain in USA than in UK, however, I would like to pursue on a 1-year MBA and I am probably going to stick on a 1-year course in UK.

I have studied the below choices of programmes:

Cass - finance oriented, with location at London may be a better merit for career development;
Bath - good reputation educationally in The Economist but lower ranking in the FT that is income oriented;
Manchester - good reputation in both academic program and career prospects, but higher cost and higher entry requirement;
Birmingham - the only MBA in UK for supply chain, but ranking in The Economist and FT are lower
Exeter - ranked 10th in UK for undergraduate and the Global MBA requires GMAT 600+ to apply; affordable.

Since I have a longer working experience and the aims to study a MBA is to strengthen my business management knowledge rather than to make it a steppingstone for better career development as I believe that most firm recruiters especially those for consultancy and financial investment banking, would prefer candidates those with 10 years less experience; hence, I would like to take a better balance in terms of input and output for the MBA programm.

And Duncan do you have any advices for reference?
Thank you very much!




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Duncan

I am not sure why you are looking at the UK? What did you think of the suggestions in my initial reply?

I am not sure why you are looking at the UK? What did you think of the suggestions in my initial reply?
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aluvzaa

I am focusing on UK because the course is on a 1-year basis instead of 2-year, and the total cost and time to be spent would be more affordable in UK than in the USA.

I did check the below schools which claims to be strong in Supply Chain in their MBA programmes:

Prudue University
Rutgers Business School
Ross Business School

However, my main concern is the GMAT because English is not my first language and I may need much effort to make the overall marks in GMAT to score >600. Added that I have left the university for a quite long time, maybe a 1-year course is more suitable for me.

I am focusing on UK because the course is on a 1-year basis instead of 2-year, and the total cost and time to be spent would be more affordable in UK than in the USA.

I did check the below schools which claims to be strong in Supply Chain in their MBA programmes:

Prudue University
Rutgers Business School
Ross Business School

However, my main concern is the GMAT because English is not my first language and I may need much effort to make the overall marks in GMAT to score >600. Added that I have left the university for a quite long time, maybe a 1-year course is more suitable for me.

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Duncan

Why are you looking at the USA and UK? Why not study in Asia? Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/31767 and especially at http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ms/mscoscm/

Why are you looking at the USA and UK? Why not study in Asia? Take a look at http://www.find-mba.com/board/31767 and especially at http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ms/mscoscm/
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