Cambridge vs Kellogg


psk321
Hello I am an Indian male with a digital consulting background at one of the big four.

I applied to top schools in the US and UK and have offers from Cambridge Judge and Kellogg.

I have worked with e-commerce throughout my career and want to pursue an MBA focused on Entrepreneurship to establish my own company in the B2B e-commerce sphere.

Which one of the two schools would be favourable considering my career targets?

Obvious differences I can note -

1. Location - US vs UK - The US is more entrepreneurial friendly and it would be easier to obtain funding/VC support potentially. However, the US visa situation is pretty dire at the moment for foreigners.

2. Brand - Cambridge vs Kellogg - both brand names are strong and recognised fairly well throughout. Cambridge is obviously better known due to its long history, but Kellogg is one of the M7.

3. Entrepreneurial focus - Cambridge is in the Silicon Fen and has amazing university research and startups that make it very attractive. However, Kellogg also has dedicated accelerators for students and there are tons of networking opportunities in Chicago.

4. Duration/Cost - Cambridge is a one year program and allows me to quickly leave B school to work on my potential idea. it is almost half the money has I would spend at Kellogg.

5. Alumni - Kellogg wins at this hand down. Cambridge has an extensive alumni network, but not sure about the business school in this regard.

Any feedback is welcome and appreciated!
Hello I am an Indian male with a digital consulting background at one of the big four.

I applied to top schools in the US and UK and have offers from Cambridge Judge and Kellogg.

I have worked with e-commerce throughout my career and want to pursue an MBA focused on Entrepreneurship to establish my own company in the B2B e-commerce sphere.

Which one of the two schools would be favourable considering my career targets?

Obvious differences I can note -

1. Location - US vs UK - The US is more entrepreneurial friendly and it would be easier to obtain funding/VC support potentially. However, the US visa situation is pretty dire at the moment for foreigners.

2. Brand - Cambridge vs Kellogg - both brand names are strong and recognised fairly well throughout. Cambridge is obviously better known due to its long history, but Kellogg is one of the M7.

3. Entrepreneurial focus - Cambridge is in the Silicon Fen and has amazing university research and startups that make it very attractive. However, Kellogg also has dedicated accelerators for students and there are tons of networking opportunities in Chicago.

4. Duration/Cost - Cambridge is a one year program and allows me to quickly leave B school to work on my potential idea. it is almost half the money has I would spend at Kellogg.

5. Alumni - Kellogg wins at this hand down. Cambridge has an extensive alumni network, but not sure about the business school in this regard.

Any feedback is welcome and appreciated!
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Duncan
Unless you have identified a pathway to a US visa, it seems an odd choice.
Unless you have identified a pathway to a US visa, it seems an odd choice.
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psk321
Unless you have identified a pathway to a US visa, it seems an odd choice.


No pathway identified - I will be amongst the numerous H1B Visa candidates, even after the MBA - obtaining the visa is a lottery pretty much.
[quote]Unless you have identified a pathway to a US visa, it seems an odd choice. [/quote]

No pathway identified - I will be amongst the numerous H1B Visa candidates, even after the MBA - obtaining the visa is a lottery pretty much.
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Duncan
The H1B is a lottery only in name. Different participants don't have equal chances. In practice, if you are not already working in India for one of a very small number of firms you really have pretty much no chance. The UK is better, Canada even better.
The H1B is a lottery only in name. Different participants don't have equal chances. In practice, if you are not already working in India for one of a very small number of firms you really have pretty much no chance. The UK is better, Canada even better.
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George Pat...
Did you apply to LBS?

For the U.S. I heard that if you land high paying job, you can get visa. Not sure about that, maybe check it out - if the salary matters
Did you apply to LBS?

For the U.S. I heard that if you land high paying job, you can get visa. Not sure about that, maybe check it out - if the salary matters
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Duncan
I found this useful reading: Tips from a European top 10 MBA in the US http://www.find-mba.com/board/39577
I found this useful reading: Tips from a European top 10 MBA in the US http://www.find-mba.com/board/39577
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George Pat...
A very nice read, and I think it is accurate for the most part
I imagine the situation has changed lately.... and not for the better

P.S. Cambridge has a great brand name worldwide, so no matter where you end up, it will be valuable

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Mar 23, 2018]

A very nice read, and I think it is accurate for the most part
I imagine the situation has changed lately.... and not for the better

P.S. Cambridge has a great brand name worldwide, so no matter where you end up, it will be valuable
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