Bath vs Strathclyde MBA


Hello people,
I am an international student from India with 4 yrs work ex in Merchant Marines. I have been accepted at Bath (with $$$) and Strathclyde (no $$ as of now). I am yet to hear from UofManchester Alliance, UCD Smurfit, Edinburgh and Durham. I need to confirm my place latest by the eve of christmas but i'm doubtful that I shall hear from UofM by then (which is the school I'm looking forward to attending). I see Ducan suggests international students to prefer Strathclyde (if competeing against Bath) due to better job prospects in Glasgow. I also notice that Bath has a older cohort as compared to Strathclyde.

My goal is to work in Operations preferably for firms like Amazon because I have a global operations experience under my belt. I am looking forward to working in UK atleast for 2 years and my preferance will be based on school's employability. In this case, what course of action should I take? Should I pay the deposit to Bath (deadline: Christmas eve) or Strathclyde (deadline: mid Jan) and meanwhile wait for UofM Alliance? If I ditch the deadline, I would miss on the handsome scholarship (considerable amount allotted to me because of my unqiue profile and inetrnational experience). Looking forward to hearing from you guys.

Thanks!
Naman

[Edited by sailor_marine on Dec 12, 2019]

Hello people,
I am an international student from India with 4 yrs work ex in Merchant Marines. I have been accepted at Bath (with $$$) and Strathclyde (no $$ as of now). I am yet to hear from UofManchester Alliance, UCD Smurfit, Edinburgh and Durham. I need to confirm my place latest by the eve of christmas but i'm doubtful that I shall hear from UofM by then (which is the school I'm looking forward to attending). I see Ducan suggests international students to prefer Strathclyde (if competeing against Bath) due to better job prospects in Glasgow. I also notice that Bath has a older cohort as compared to Strathclyde.

My goal is to work in Operations preferably for firms like Amazon because I have a global operations experience under my belt. I am looking forward to working in UK atleast for 2 years and my preferance will be based on school's employability. In this case, what course of action should I take? Should I pay the deposit to Bath (deadline: Christmas eve) or Strathclyde (deadline: mid Jan) and meanwhile wait for UofM Alliance? If I ditch the deadline, I would miss on the handsome scholarship (considerable amount allotted to me because of my unqiue profile and inetrnational experience). Looking forward to hearing from you guys.

Thanks!
Naman
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Duncan

Read the post linked in my profile page called The Sad Facts About Scholarships. If your goal is to work in the UK, then a cheaper route that is less certain is inferior to a more costly route that is more likely to lead to a good outcome. It's not Bath versus Glasgow as a city .

Read the post linked in my profile page called The Sad Facts About Scholarships. If your goal is to work in the UK, then a cheaper route that is less certain is inferior to a more costly route that is more likely to lead to a good outcome. It's not Bath versus Glasgow as a city .
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Read the post linked in my profile page called The Sad Facts About Scholarships. If your goal is to work in the UK, then a cheaper route that is less certain is inferior to a more costly route that is more likely to lead to a good outcome. It's not Bath versus Glasgow as a city .


Hi Duncan. Thanks for the reply. The article was an interesting read for sure! I have an updated situation now and would appreciate if you could throw some light on it. I've just been accepted at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. Now I'm just waiting for Alliance Manchester to evaluate my application and return with an interview invite (hoepfully). I need to confirm with UCD by 2 Jan but given the holidays, I don't think I'll hear from Alliance by then. What's a good way out? UCD is the top school in Ireland but MBS has a better reputation. I'm hoping I can get a decision by 2 Jan!

[quote]Read the post linked in my profile page called The Sad Facts About Scholarships. If your goal is to work in the UK, then a cheaper route that is less certain is inferior to a more costly route that is more likely to lead to a good outcome. It's not Bath versus Glasgow as a city . [/quote]

Hi Duncan. Thanks for the reply. The article was an interesting read for sure! I have an updated situation now and would appreciate if you could throw some light on it. I've just been accepted at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. Now I'm just waiting for Alliance Manchester to evaluate my application and return with an interview invite (hoepfully). I need to confirm with UCD by 2 Jan but given the holidays, I don't think I'll hear from Alliance by then. What's a good way out? UCD is the top school in Ireland but MBS has a better reputation. I'm hoping I can get a decision by 2 Jan!
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Duncan

It sounded like employability matters most to you. I think you can work that out for yourself.
What does the FT ranking tell you, when you compare the international mobility and employment percentages?

It sounded like employability matters most to you. I think you can work that out for yourself.
What does the FT ranking tell you, when you compare the international mobility and employment percentages?
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Thanks Duncan. Yes international mobility and emplobaility matter most to me. As per FT Global MBA Ranking, in terms of International Mobility, UCD Smurfit ranks at an impressive 40th position while Manchester is a tad bit higher at #34. UCD ranks higher for placing students in job market (I guess given the small class size as against Alliance Manchester).

Considering the deadline within which I need to respond to UCD, I think I'll go ahead with UCD unless I receive a call from AMBS.

Thanks Duncan. Yes international mobility and emplobaility matter most to me. As per FT Global MBA Ranking, in terms of International Mobility, UCD Smurfit ranks at an impressive 40th position while Manchester is a tad bit higher at #34. UCD ranks higher for placing students in job market (I guess given the small class size as against Alliance Manchester).

Considering the deadline within which I need to respond to UCD, I think I'll go ahead with UCD unless I receive a call from AMBS.
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Duncan

Good luck!

Good luck!
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Razors Edg...

Considering the deadline within which I need to respond to UCD, I think I'll go ahead with UCD unless I receive a call from AMBS.

Probably a good call. All the best!

[quote]Considering the deadline within which I need to respond to UCD, I think I'll go ahead with UCD unless I receive a call from AMBS. [/quote]
Probably a good call. All the best!
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