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I got my first degree from a national open university. I went to a public university before but I resigned due to the high work-load and my father's conditions(I worked full time since the second year and my father's health was deteriorating). After quitting, I continued working for a year before transferring my credits to a national open university.Although having graduated with GPA more than 3.5 I wonder if this flaw in the past would affect my application when applying for an MBA at reputable business schools in UK. I wonder if Indonesian students can stand a good chance considering (I'm well aware) the quality of our education. Will my previous job working at the U.N help? Will it make a difference if you work for a non-profit organization? One more thing, do they count your work experience after graduating only?
Thank you in advance.

I got my first degree from a national open university. I went to a public university before but I resigned due to the high work-load and my father's conditions(I worked full time since the second year and my father's health was deteriorating). After quitting, I continued working for a year before transferring my credits to a national open university.Although having graduated with GPA more than 3.5 I wonder if this flaw in the past would affect my application when applying for an MBA at reputable business schools in UK. I wonder if Indonesian students can stand a good chance considering (I'm well aware) the quality of our education. Will my previous job working at the U.N help? Will it make a difference if you work for a non-profit organization? One more thing, do they count your work experience after graduating only?
Thank you in advance.
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LaVoz de G...

I am not too familiar with the universities in Indonesia. Generally, as you will know the required GPA varies from university to university. For instance, Birmingham (http://www.bham.ac.uk/page.asp?section=00010001000900100004000200020009) requires a GPA of 3, and Westminster (http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mba/entrance.htm) requires a GPA level of at least 3 from "a major American University". Thus, the best advice is to check the MBA websites very carefully for admissions requirements.

There are two university websites, which I found quite helpful as they provide specific information for applicants from other countries. First, Manchester provides specific admission criteria for some countries including Indonesia. See http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/apply/applyforpostgraduatestudy/generalentryrequirements/
The University of Toronto has a equivalency table for international grades at http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospective/admission/index.asp , which is said to be used by several universities. Indonesia is also among the countries in this table (see list at bottom of page).

I am sure, your job at the UN will also facilitate your chances, too. Just pick some top & medium ranked UK business schools and give it a try. Good luck!

I am not too familiar with the universities in Indonesia. Generally, as you will know the required GPA varies from university to university. For instance, Birmingham (http://www.bham.ac.uk/page.asp?section=00010001000900100004000200020009) requires a GPA of 3, and Westminster (http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mba/entrance.htm) requires a GPA level of at least 3 from "a major American University". Thus, the best advice is to check the MBA websites very carefully for admissions requirements.

There are two university websites, which I found quite helpful as they provide specific information for applicants from other countries. First, Manchester provides specific admission criteria for some countries including Indonesia. See http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/apply/applyforpostgraduatestudy/generalentryrequirements/
The University of Toronto has a equivalency table for international grades at http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospective/admission/index.asp , which is said to be used by several universities. Indonesia is also among the countries in this table (see list at bottom of page).

I am sure, your job at the UN will also facilitate your chances, too. Just pick some top & medium ranked UK business schools and give it a try. Good luck!
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Thanks, Uxl :-)
I was wondering if there's an MBA program that concentrates on Logistic/Warehouse Management/Shipping. If there's any, what's the difference with Msc in the same field (except for the cost). For some reasons, I'd prefer taking my postgraduate studies in England or Singapore.

Thanks, Uxl :-)
I was wondering if there's an MBA program that concentrates on Logistic/Warehouse Management/Shipping. If there's any, what's the difference with Msc in the same field (except for the cost). For some reasons, I'd prefer taking my postgraduate studies in England or Singapore.
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LaVoz de G...

I know that in the UK Coventry University and the Derbyshire Business School offer an LLM in logistics. Have you browsed through the UK listings on the Find-MBA website or tried the subject-based search at http://www.find-mba.com/search? Maybe there are some more UK programs in the subjects you mentioned.

As the regards the MBA/Msc issue, check this discussion: "MA/Msc vs MBA" at http://www.find-mba.com/board/2512 - I guess Marsha's post sums it up pretty well.

I know that in the UK Coventry University and the Derbyshire Business School offer an LLM in logistics. Have you browsed through the UK listings on the Find-MBA website or tried the subject-based search at http://www.find-mba.com/search? Maybe there are some more UK programs in the subjects you mentioned.

As the regards the MBA/Msc issue, check this discussion: "MA/Msc vs MBA" at http://www.find-mba.com/board/2512 - I guess Marsha's post sums it up pretty well.
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Cranfield for logistics and more schools of that stand....cheack reputed schools in UK through Financial Times MBA Rankings of previous 4 years.

Cranfield for logistics and more schools of that stand....cheack reputed schools in UK through Financial Times MBA Rankings of previous 4 years.
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Uxl, Thanks for the links!

Uxl, Thanks for the links!
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tam

I am almost done with my B.A at a university in Montreal. I was wondering if a gpa of 2.7 could get me in an mba program at a good university in England? thanks

I am almost done with my B.A at a university in Montreal. I was wondering if a gpa of 2.7 could get me in an mba program at a good university in England? thanks
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LaVoz de G...

That may work. Check the links above. The Exeter admissions website is also quite useful: http://www.offices.ex.ac.uk/international/prospective/country.shtml
Surrey accepts 2.7 (http://www.som.surrey.ac.uk/student/mba/mbaFAQ.asp)

That may work. Check the links above. The Exeter admissions website is also quite useful: http://www.offices.ex.ac.uk/international/prospective/country.shtml
Surrey accepts 2.7 (http://www.som.surrey.ac.uk/student/mba/mbaFAQ.asp)
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