Bradford v/s Aston v/s Nottingham


Hi,

I am interested in General Management.
I have an offer letter from Bradford, Aston,Nottingham(waiting for reply).
Bradford had really went down in Global FT rankings reason,
Aston is better than Bradford but Expensive
and Nottingham have good reputation among employer.

Can anyone help me which can be considerate?

Hi,

I am interested in General Management.
I have an offer letter from Bradford, Aston,Nottingham(waiting for reply).
Bradford had really went down in Global FT rankings reason,
Aston is better than Bradford but Expensive
and Nottingham have good reputation among employer.

Can anyone help me which can be considerate?
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Duncan

All very similar, but I think Bradford has the edge. I would also look at the Nottingham campuses in China and Malaysia. A great MBA at a much lower cost there, and a very powerful experience.

All very similar, but I think Bradford has the edge. I would also look at the Nottingham campuses in China and Malaysia. A great MBA at a much lower cost there, and a very powerful experience.
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Hi Duncan,

Thanks for reply,
Can you tell me the reason for Bradford of going down in FT Rankings?
is it because of lack of ACCSB accredition?

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for reply,
Can you tell me the reason for Bradford of going down in FT Rankings?
is it because of lack of ACCSB accredition?
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Mamit

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for reply,
Can you tell me the reason for Bradford of going down in FT Rankings?
is it because of lack of ACCSB accredition?

The main reason i could see with bradford went down in FT is because they were not keeping proper track of their MBA graduates , due to which very few MBA graduates were able to register their feedback during FT survey. However i believe Bradford could be a very good option among all the three, in terms of choices of electives, faculties, and post MBA opportunities.
Soon Bradford will be triple accredited, as currently they are undergoing ACCSB audit.
Regards
Mamit

<blockquote>Hi Duncan,

Thanks for reply,
Can you tell me the reason for Bradford of going down in FT Rankings?
is it because of lack of ACCSB accredition?</blockquote>
The main reason i could see with bradford went down in FT is because they were not keeping proper track of their MBA graduates , due to which very few MBA graduates were able to register their feedback during FT survey. However i believe Bradford could be a very good option among all the three, in terms of choices of electives, faculties, and post MBA opportunities.
Soon Bradford will be triple accredited, as currently they are undergoing ACCSB audit.
Regards
Mamit
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Hi,

Because FT rankings is considered my most of students as one of factor for b-school,though not all.
they should make sure in keeping track of the alumni so proper registration should be done for FT survey.
Ya i had words with there delegates they informed its going under triple accredit, good news for bradford-aspirant.

Hi,

Because FT rankings is considered my most of students as one of factor for b-school,though not all.
they should make sure in keeping track of the alumni so proper registration should be done for FT survey.
Ya i had words with there delegates they informed its going under triple accredit, good news for bradford-aspirant.


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Duncan

The issue isn't a fall in the percentage of Bradford alumni responding. The major difference is the separate of TiasNimbas from Bradford. Tias now issues a Tliburg MBA, and this is the first year where we see the data from only the program in Bradford.

Actually, when we compare Bradford to the joint cohort, the Bradford programme this year reports higher salary than the joint programme did last year, as well as a faster increase and better value for money, as well are more alumni recommendations. That reflects the fact that Bradford students are younger but on a faster accelleration, while the Tias students were older, more senior, but not growing salaries as quickly.

What's really pushing Bradford down is the arrive of new programmes in the top 100. Most of the bottom 30 left the top 100 last year. In that context Bradford, 95th this year and 91st on average over the last three years, is falling less quickly than other third-tier schools.

The issue isn't a fall in the percentage of Bradford alumni responding. The major difference is the separate of TiasNimbas from Bradford. Tias now issues a Tliburg MBA, and this is the first year where we see the data from only the program in Bradford.

Actually, when we compare Bradford to the joint cohort, the Bradford programme this year reports higher salary than the joint programme did last year, as well as a faster increase and better value for money, as well are more alumni recommendations. That reflects the fact that Bradford students are younger but on a faster accelleration, while the Tias students were older, more senior, but not growing salaries as quickly.

What's really pushing Bradford down is the arrive of new programmes in the top 100. Most of the bottom 30 left the top 100 last year. In that context Bradford, 95th this year and 91st on average over the last three years, is falling less quickly than other third-tier schools.
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Mamit

Most of the UK B-Schools have dropped in FT due to unemployment in the UK.

Most of the UK B-Schools have dropped in FT due to unemployment in the UK.
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ralph

What's really pushing Bradford down is the arrive of new programmes in the top 100.

That, and a general slowing of employment opportunities for international students. It used to be that students could come from their home countries, study at schools in the UK, and then land a decent job there with a substantial salary increase. This kind of placement has slowed, though.

However, if what you're saying about the TiasNimbas students being more experienced - maybe their higher salaries will continue to push up Bradford's stats, on average?

<blockquote>What's really pushing Bradford down is the arrive of new programmes in the top 100. </blockquote>
That, and a general slowing of employment opportunities for international students. It used to be that students could come from their home countries, study at schools in the UK, and then land a decent job there with a substantial salary increase. This kind of placement has slowed, though.

However, if what you're saying about the TiasNimbas students being more experienced - maybe their higher salaries will continue to push up Bradford's stats, on average?
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Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies,

Hi guys,

Thanks for the replies,
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I would like to know that Some (Tier-2)b-schools accept students without GMAT score.
eg:- Aston given offer without GMAT
Bradford give an opportunity for there internal test.
I know few of the alumni in University of Birmingham.
with low GMAT score.
So is it like university which accept without GMAT is not good enough. or are they doesn't have good reputation among employers.
because above university are in FT rankings,Tier-2 with good reputation.
Please clear my doubt?

I would like to know that Some (Tier-2)b-schools accept students without GMAT score.
eg:- Aston given offer without GMAT
Bradford give an opportunity for there internal test.
I know few of the alumni in University of Birmingham.
with low GMAT score.
So is it like university which accept without GMAT is not good enough. or are they doesn't have good reputation among employers.
because above university are in FT rankings,Tier-2 with good reputation.
Please clear my doubt?

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Masood Sah...

Hi Christina..

I am an bradford mba alumni..

Firstly dont follow FT ranking, 2010 leeds was out of FT, 2011 aston was out of FT, 2012 a school like strathclyde is out....

Bradford internal test is more like a formality so dont worry much about...

4 cities where jobs are in UK.. London , Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow..

studying in one of these cities means there are events to network and companies can come to b school to recruit student.. No company prefers to travel london to bradford ( 5 hours journey) to recruit or visit bradford b school...

So aston looks best fit for me..

all the best..

Hi Christina..

I am an bradford mba alumni..

Firstly dont follow FT ranking, 2010 leeds was out of FT, 2011 aston was out of FT, 2012 a school like strathclyde is out....

Bradford internal test is more like a formality so dont worry much about...

4 cities where jobs are in UK.. London , Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow..

studying in one of these cities means there are events to network and companies can come to b school to recruit student.. No company prefers to travel london to bradford ( 5 hours journey) to recruit or visit bradford b school...

So aston looks best fit for me..

all the best..

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Sarames

Hi Christina..

I am an bradford mba alumni..

Firstly dont follow FT ranking, 2010 leeds was out of FT, 2011 aston was out of FT, 2012 a school like strathclyde is out....

Bradford internal test is more like a formality so dont worry much about...

4 cities where jobs are in UK.. London , Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow..

studying in one of these cities means there are events to network and companies can come to b school to recruit student.. No company prefers to travel london to bradford ( 5 hours journey) to recruit or visit bradford b school...

So aston looks best fit for me..

all the best..



Hi Sahibzada,
So you reckon, Aston MBA is a better choice in comparison to Bradford MBA?

<blockquote>Hi Christina..

I am an bradford mba alumni..

Firstly dont follow FT ranking, 2010 leeds was out of FT, 2011 aston was out of FT, 2012 a school like strathclyde is out....

Bradford internal test is more like a formality so dont worry much about...

4 cities where jobs are in UK.. London , Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow..

studying in one of these cities means there are events to network and companies can come to b school to recruit student.. No company prefers to travel london to bradford ( 5 hours journey) to recruit or visit bradford b school...

So aston looks best fit for me..

all the best..

</blockquote>

Hi Sahibzada,
So you reckon, Aston MBA is a better choice in comparison to Bradford MBA?
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If Duncan,Ralph or Mamit can answer the above it will be enlightening.

If Duncan,Ralph or Mamit can answer the above it will be enlightening.
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Duncan

I've already answered: see the second post in this thread.

I've already answered: see the second post in this thread.
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Masood Sah...

@sarames...
My overall experience of doing the Bradford MBA was excellent.For me Bradford, Aston or Nottingham are in same league.. and every school will have its pros and cons...

Aston advantage is location (Birmingham). More opportunities to Network, attend Events and campus recruitment, its also just 1 hour from London and one can also consider its triple accreditation..

@sarames...
My overall experience of doing the Bradford MBA was excellent.For me Bradford, Aston or Nottingham are in same league.. and every school will have its pros and cons...

Aston advantage is location (Birmingham). More opportunities to Network, attend Events and campus recruitment, its also just 1 hour from London and one can also consider its triple accreditation..

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Sarames

I've already answered: see the second post in this thread.


Thanks Duncan,
I am applying for a couple of MBA programmes, in addition, to my original plan of MSc programmes, including the MBA at both Aston and Bradford.

<blockquote>I've already answered: see the second post in this thread.</blockquote>

Thanks Duncan,
I am applying for a couple of MBA programmes, in addition, to my original plan of MSc programmes, including the MBA at both Aston and Bradford.
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Sarames

@sarames...
My overall experience of doing the Bradford MBA was excellent.For me Bradford, Aston or Nottingham are in same league.. and every school will have its pros and cons...

Aston advantage is location (Birmingham). More opportunities to Network, attend Events and campus recruitment, its also just 1 hour from London and one can also consider its triple accreditation..



Thanks Sahibzada.

<blockquote>@sarames...
My overall experience of doing the Bradford MBA was excellent.For me Bradford, Aston or Nottingham are in same league.. and every school will have its pros and cons...

Aston advantage is location (Birmingham). More opportunities to Network, attend Events and campus recruitment, its also just 1 hour from London and one can also consider its triple accreditation..

</blockquote>

Thanks Sahibzada.
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I agree with sahibzada that b-school have there pros and cons,
If accredition and city location is cons for Bradford then what about Aston?
As Duncan had said that Bradford has edge,
What is the reason that given b-school edge over others too?

I agree with sahibzada that b-school have there pros and cons,
If accredition and city location is cons for Bradford then what about Aston?
As Duncan had said that Bradford has edge,
What is the reason that given b-school edge over others too?

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I agree with sahibzada that b-school have there pros and cons,
If accredition and city location is cons for Bradford and also reason which Duncan had posted
then what about Aston?
As Duncan had said that Bradford has edge,
What is the reason that gives bradford edge over other too?

I agree with sahibzada that b-school have there pros and cons,
If accredition and city location is cons for Bradford and also reason which Duncan had posted
then what about Aston?
As Duncan had said that Bradford has edge,
What is the reason that gives bradford edge over other too?

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Mamit

In terms of recognition I could imagine Bradford and Aston at same level, however when it comes of choosing one program, I personally believe that Bradford could be considered over Aston due to following reasons:
1. Bradford offers choice of 13 modules with choices of 5 electives from the pool of 18 electives., on the other side Aston offers total 12 modules with a choice of 2 electives. This gives more flexibility to students to choose their own electives based on their career objective.
2. Bradford fees is 22450 and offering a scholarship of £2000 to International Students, reducing the net fees to 20450. as compared to Aston MBA at the price of £24700. which means that a candidate is saving £ 4250. which i believe is a huge amount.
3. Living in Bradford is dirt cheap as compared to Birmingham, therefore a person can easily save around £2000 in an year as compared to living in Birmingham.
3. In terms of Location, I think Aston has an edge over Bradford due to its proximity to London.

I hope this helps.
Mamit

In terms of recognition I could imagine Bradford and Aston at same level, however when it comes of choosing one program, I personally believe that Bradford could be considered over Aston due to following reasons:
1. Bradford offers choice of 13 modules with choices of 5 electives from the pool of 18 electives., on the other side Aston offers total 12 modules with a choice of 2 electives. This gives more flexibility to students to choose their own electives based on their career objective.
2. Bradford fees is 22450 and offering a scholarship of £2000 to International Students, reducing the net fees to 20450. as compared to Aston MBA at the price of £24700. which means that a candidate is saving £ 4250. which i believe is a huge amount.
3. Living in Bradford is dirt cheap as compared to Birmingham, therefore a person can easily save around £2000 in an year as compared to living in Birmingham.
3. In terms of Location, I think Aston has an edge over Bradford due to its proximity to London.

I hope this helps.
Mamit
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