Brunel MBA Healthcare - Admissions


Danio23

Hello,

I am interested in attending Brunel's Business School this Fall 2012. When is it recommended to apply for the program? Also, how difficult is it to get into the program? I have a BA with honors from a well-known American university with two years of professional work experience. Does anyone have any experience with the admissions process?

Also, any information on the part-time program? The website is very limited. Is there another program that begins in the Spring?

Thank you

Hello,

I am interested in attending Brunel's Business School this Fall 2012. When is it recommended to apply for the program? Also, how difficult is it to get into the program? I have a BA with honors from a well-known American university with two years of professional work experience. Does anyone have any experience with the admissions process?

Also, any information on the part-time program? The website is very limited. Is there another program that begins in the Spring?

Thank you
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aftab43

There are few Healthcare MBA in UK but most of them not accredited AND non of them in any of the rankings. Is it worth doing MBA from these institution? How about doing MBA(general) from good institution, preferably from the one having wide network in Healthcare. Any suggestions on institutions having wide healthcare network

There are few Healthcare MBA in UK but most of them not accredited AND non of them in any of the rankings. Is it worth doing MBA from these institution? How about doing MBA(general) from good institution, preferably from the one having wide network in Healthcare. Any suggestions on institutions having wide healthcare network
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ralph

I have a BA with honors from a well-known American university with two years of professional work experience.

Then you should probably wait a bit to apply for this program, as they specifically ask for three years of work experience.

In any case, it's one of the few MBAs in the UK offering a healthcare concentration. You should also look at Cambridge/Judge - they offer a number of healthcare-related courses and their health concentration is very robust. Plus, Judge's connection with the Centre for Health Leadership and Enterprise provides a valuable network of researchers and industry contacts.

Maybe check out the MBA in International Healthcare Management at Aberdeen? There's also the EMBA in healthcare management at Nottingham, but that's a bit out of your league in terms of professional level for the moment.


There are few Healthcare MBA in UK but most of them not accredited AND non of them in any of the rankings. Is it worth doing MBA from these institution? How about doing MBA(general) from good institution, preferably from the one having wide network in Healthcare. Any suggestions on institutions having wide healthcare network

<blockquote>I have a BA with honors from a well-known American university with two years of professional work experience.</blockquote>
Then you should probably wait a bit to apply for this program, as they specifically ask for three years of work experience.

In any case, it's one of the few MBAs in the UK offering a healthcare concentration. You should also look at Cambridge/Judge - they offer a number of healthcare-related courses and their health concentration is very robust. Plus, Judge's connection with the Centre for Health Leadership and Enterprise provides a valuable network of researchers and industry contacts.

Maybe check out the MBA in International Healthcare Management at Aberdeen? There's also the EMBA in healthcare management at Nottingham, but that's a bit out of your league in terms of professional level for the moment.


<blockquote>There are few Healthcare MBA in UK but most of them not accredited AND non of them in any of the rankings. Is it worth doing MBA from these institution? How about doing MBA(general) from good institution, preferably from the one having wide network in Healthcare. Any suggestions on institutions having wide healthcare network</blockquote>
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aftab43

Hi Duncan,
I am expecting a reply from you.

Hi Duncan,
I am expecting a reply from you.
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ArunS

Hi Duncan,
I am expecting a reply from you.


How can you "expect" a reply? Did you pay for it?

<blockquote>Hi Duncan,
I am expecting a reply from you.</blockquote>

How can you "expect" a reply? Did you pay for it?
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Duncan

I have nothing to add to Ralph. And, goodness, how rude!

I have nothing to add to Ralph. And, goodness, how rude!
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Danio23

Thank you for the thoughtful responses.

Do you think a degree from the UK (one of these institutions) would be useful for me in the US?

Also, is the Brunel program difficult to get in to? Do you know anyone that has gone through the process?

I am wondering whether I should take the GMAT ...

Thank you for the thoughtful responses.

Do you think a degree from the UK (one of these institutions) would be useful for me in the US?

Also, is the Brunel program difficult to get in to? Do you know anyone that has gone through the process?

I am wondering whether I should take the GMAT ...

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Duncan

Brunel looks for "a minimum of three years? full time work experience at managerial or professional level following your degree." I think you don't have that.

I don't think a UK MBA will be very useful in the US for you. If you have more work experience you could attempt to get into a top Uk MBA, like London Business School, Oxford or Cambridge. I don't think other schools have much brand value in the US.

Also, healthcare management it quite different in the UK. It's nationalised. I am not sure that you'd learn what you would need to know in the US.

Brunel looks for "a minimum of three years? full time work experience at managerial or professional level following your degree." I think you don't have that.

I don't think a UK MBA will be very useful in the US for you. If you have more work experience you could attempt to get into a top Uk MBA, like London Business School, Oxford or Cambridge. I don't think other schools have much brand value in the US.

Also, healthcare management it quite different in the UK. It's nationalised. I am not sure that you'd learn what you would need to know in the US.
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ezra

Do you think a degree from the UK (one of these institutions) would be useful for me in the US?
I'd agree with Duncan that if you want to work in healthcare in the US, it's best to do your MBA there, in an institution that has curriculum in the field. Think Cornell, George Washington, Northeastern. And Johns Hopkins/Carey just completely designed their MBA program to focus specifically on healthcare. Might be something to look into.

I am wondering whether I should take the GMAT

Funny thing about Brunel is that they don't require it unless they think you don't meet the other standards. So if they're not sure about your work experience or if your undergrad degree is not relevant, or you did your degree a long time ago. But in these cases, they're only looking for a score of 550 or higher. If you wanted to get into a better school - especially the ones in the US that I mentioned, you'd have to take the GMAT and score substantially higher than that.

<blockquote>Do you think a degree from the UK (one of these institutions) would be useful for me in the US?</blockquote> I'd agree with Duncan that if you want to work in healthcare in the US, it's best to do your MBA there, in an institution that has curriculum in the field. Think Cornell, George Washington, Northeastern. And Johns Hopkins/Carey just completely designed their MBA program to focus specifically on healthcare. Might be something to look into.

<blockquote>I am wondering whether I should take the GMAT</blockquote>
Funny thing about Brunel is that they don't require it unless they think you don't meet the other standards. So if they're not sure about your work experience or if your undergrad degree is not relevant, or you did your degree a long time ago. But in these cases, they're only looking for a score of 550 or higher. If you wanted to get into a better school - especially the ones in the US that I mentioned, you'd have to take the GMAT and score substantially higher than that.
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Mamit

I would suggest that you must wait for another 2 years and take your GMAT as well in the mean time. Going for MBA is not recommended with just 2 years of work experiences as most of the branded B-School would not consider your application, unless you have exceptionally high scores in GMAT. Doing MBA from average B-School is not worth.

I would suggest that you must wait for another 2 years and take your GMAT as well in the mean time. Going for MBA is not recommended with just 2 years of work experiences as most of the branded B-School would not consider your application, unless you have exceptionally high scores in GMAT. Doing MBA from average B-School is not worth.
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