Careers Service Support for DL MBA - Warwick vs. MBS


Hello,

My background is SW Engineering/Project Management and my goal is to do an MBA to change career. I am interested in international development. I think that in order to successfully change career post MBA, besides programme content, I need to choose the MBA which will offer me the best career support, introduction to new sector, best alumni network etc.

Could anyone comment on the level of career service support at both MBS and Warwick for distance learning MBA? Manchester seems to integrate career development within the programme and put an emphasis on career support for Global student. Do they deliver?
Since both programmes are good and quite comparable, could career support be a differentiator between Warwick or MBS and if so, has MBS the best offering? Could DL alumni from both school comment on how the school has helped them move into a new career?

Thanks a lot!

Hello,

My background is SW Engineering/Project Management and my goal is to do an MBA to change career. I am interested in international development. I think that in order to successfully change career post MBA, besides programme content, I need to choose the MBA which will offer me the best career support, introduction to new sector, best alumni network etc.

Could anyone comment on the level of career service support at both MBS and Warwick for distance learning MBA? Manchester seems to integrate career development within the programme and put an emphasis on career support for Global student. Do they deliver?
Since both programmes are good and quite comparable, could career support be a differentiator between Warwick or MBS and if so, has MBS the best offering? Could DL alumni from both school comment on how the school has helped them move into a new career?

Thanks a lot!
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realist

Careers Service Support for DL MBA = 0 (any school)

Careers Service Support for DL MBA = 0 (any school)
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Duncan

Realist, that's simply not true. Most schools have careers resources open to all business school students, and DL students also have access to the parent university's careers services. They might not have access to the internships and other services aimed at full-time students, but generally DL students have the same access as EMBA students.

Realist, that's simply not true. Most schools have careers resources open to all business school students, and DL students also have access to the parent university's careers services. They might not have access to the internships and other services aimed at full-time students, but generally DL students have the same access as EMBA students.
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ezra

Could anyone comment on the level of career service support at both MBS and Warwick for distance learning MBA? Manchester seems to integrate career development within the programme and put an emphasis on career support for Global student. Do they deliver?

In terms of component pieces of their career services, I think Manchester may have a bit of an edge. While both schools offer a robust collection of articles, job listings, and general guidance, the Manchester program also offers face-to-face counseling on its campus locations (Manchester, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, and Dubai.) If you planned on taking advantage of this, it would probably be worth it.

Keep in mind that like online programs is general, both of the schools' career support services are mainly virtual. So it would be much harder to do, say, a mock job interview than if you did an in-class program.

But while I can comment on the technical aspect of the career services components at each school, I can't necessarily comment on their quality or effectiveness. Try to connect with alumni for this kind of feedback.

<blockquote>Could anyone comment on the level of career service support at both MBS and Warwick for distance learning MBA? Manchester seems to integrate career development within the programme and put an emphasis on career support for Global student. Do they deliver?</blockquote>
In terms of component pieces of their career services, I think Manchester may have a bit of an edge. While both schools offer a robust collection of articles, job listings, and general guidance, the Manchester program also offers face-to-face counseling on its campus locations (Manchester, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, and Dubai.) If you planned on taking advantage of this, it would probably be worth it.

Keep in mind that like online programs is general, both of the schools' career support services are mainly virtual. So it would be much harder to do, say, a mock job interview than if you did an in-class program.

But while I can comment on the technical aspect of the career services components at each school, I can't necessarily comment on their quality or effectiveness. Try to connect with alumni for this kind of feedback.
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