Hello Duncan and everyone.
I would like to ask for your advice.
What is best citeria to choose between business school ranking and overall university ranking (well known of university)?
I have just read the book from consulting education company. It said that we should choose university from its reputation rather than business school ranking because ranking is rapidly changing every year and the reputation of university will be with you forever.
At first I choose Cranfield because its ranking from FT , QS,bloomberg and forbes ranking. However, the book which pulished around 5 years ago said that we should select from its well known. (At that time Cranfield ranking was a bit higher than Imperial , the book suggest that we should select Imperial.( however my case is different because I did not apply from imperial but my choice is between Cranfield and Reading,Durham andExerter.) Inaddition, some of my friend dont know about Cranfield.
On the other hand some of my freind said that people in the industry (banking) will know about its reputation. They said that they known that Cranfield is well known for MBA and Finance.
Regarding to my case , I have already paid deposit for Cranfield but I am very confuse that is right decision. In my case I got offer from Reading, Exerter, Durham. Course structure cranfield is the best and many business school ranking (QS,FT,Bloomberg,The economist and Forbes) Cranfield is impressed me.( highest from my offer from every ranking.)
I am from Thailand which the other three universities might be more well known and have more alumni, so I really worry and confuse.
Ps my course is MSC finance based on my mind I would choose cranfield but I am very confuse.
Thank you for your advice in advance.
[Edited by Baskad on May 13, 2018]