Choice of part-time MBA


FrankieL
Hi there

I would need some help in this. I am from Hong Kong but will be on secondment to the UK shortly for approxiamtely 2-3 years and would like to maximize the time and take a part-time MBA (or master) degree. There are not many choices and I am currently looking at Imperial Weekend MBA and LSE Executive Global Master's in Management. Not sure if I am qualified for Warwick /Cambridge/LBS part-time EMBA.

My background:
Accounting graduate in 2010 in a average university in Hong Kong (QS global ranking 102)
Joined as a management trainee in a MNC and then working on financial planning & analysis and project management work in some instantly recognized brand names. Total working experience is 8 years+
Currently working as a project finance manager (Asia Pacific region) for managing capital expediture for investment projects in a UK listed company.
WIll be moving to the UK for a finance transfomation project supporting the design and implementation of a global ERP.

Career goal:
I would love to move to the consulting field for some years and then going to to in-house after some years (flexible locations). That said, I am happy to explore any accelrated career opportunities within the current company in the UK.

I would need some advice on which programme would suit me the most based on the situation and career goal.

Thanks and regards
Frankie
Hi there

I would need some help in this. I am from Hong Kong but will be on secondment to the UK shortly for approxiamtely 2-3 years and would like to maximize the time and take a part-time MBA (or master) degree. There are not many choices and I am currently looking at Imperial Weekend MBA and LSE Executive Global Master's in Management. Not sure if I am qualified for Warwick /Cambridge/LBS part-time EMBA.

My background:
Accounting graduate in 2010 in a average university in Hong Kong (QS global ranking 102)
Joined as a management trainee in a MNC and then working on financial planning & analysis and project management work in some instantly recognized brand names. Total working experience is 8 years+
Currently working as a project finance manager (Asia Pacific region) for managing capital expediture for investment projects in a UK listed company.
WIll be moving to the UK for a finance transfomation project supporting the design and implementation of a global ERP.

Career goal:
I would love to move to the consulting field for some years and then going to to in-house after some years (flexible locations). That said, I am happy to explore any accelrated career opportunities within the current company in the UK.

I would need some advice on which programme would suit me the most based on the situation and career goal.

Thanks and regards
Frankie
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Duncan
The LSE option doesn't make any sense to me. I'd certainly try LBS since that's the best school for the UK and the only top UK school that runs an MBA in Hong Kong.
The LSE option doesn't make any sense to me. I'd certainly try LBS since that's the best school for the UK and the only top UK school that runs an MBA in Hong Kong.
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FrankieL
Thanks Duncan. I am relocating to the UK next year so I will be taking the course in the UK instead of Hong Kong. WIll that change your comments?
Thanks Duncan. I am relocating to the UK next year so I will be taking the course in the UK instead of Hong Kong. WIll that change your comments?
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Duncan
No, I totally understood that. I just think that if you are from there you might want a brand with great international mobility. Cass, for example, is a better part time school than Imperial but it's not so portable.
No, I totally understood that. I just think that if you are from there you might want a brand with great international mobility. Cass, for example, is a better part time school than Imperial but it's not so portable.
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mba hipste...
I would try at LBS, although their average work experience for the EMBA is 12 years, they generally do recruit some students with less experience (as little as 6 years in the most recent class...) That program would give you a solid network in Hong Kong (assuming you'll be going back there after the 2-3 years in the UK...)

If that's your approach you can also apply to a second or even a second and a third safety school where you know you have a good chance of getting in.
I would try at LBS, although their average work experience for the EMBA is 12 years, they generally do recruit some students with less experience (as little as 6 years in the most recent class...) That program would give you a solid network in Hong Kong (assuming you'll be going back there after the 2-3 years in the UK...)

If that's your approach you can also apply to a second or even a second and a third safety school where you know you have a good chance of getting in.
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FrankieL
I agree - would give it a try for LBS.

What are the good optionsofr safety schools?
I agree - would give it a try for LBS.

What are the good optionsofr safety schools?
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Duncan
If you get a GMAT over 650, have solid references, a clear career goal and otherwise present in a straightforward way, I think you are a fairly safe admit at all of the schools mentioned on this thread.
If you get a GMAT over 650, have solid references, a clear career goal and otherwise present in a straightforward way, I think you are a fairly safe admit at all of the schools mentioned on this thread.
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