Cranfield vs Manchester Full-time MBA


jt1610

Hello!

Petroleum Engg graduate with 3.5 yrs of technical and coordinating profile in Oil and Gas and 3.5 yrs of project management background in agro-chem industry.

Goal 1 - Strategic management role. Management of tech, innovations and investments in reputed MCs. Leveraging the work-ex in O&G and Chem/pharma in UK or elsewhere.

Goal 2 - Strategic role or a program/portfolio leadership role in an O&G or Chem/pharma cos in UK or elsewhere.

Which best suits my goals and why?
Cranfield or Manchester MBA
Any other best suited ?

[Edited by jt1610 on May 27, 2020]

Hello!

Petroleum Engg graduate with 3.5 yrs of technical and coordinating profile in Oil and Gas and 3.5 yrs of project management background in agro-chem industry.

Goal 1 - Strategic management role. Management of tech, innovations and investments in reputed MCs. Leveraging the work-ex in O&G and Chem/pharma in UK or elsewhere.

Goal 2 - Strategic role or a program/portfolio leadership role in an O&G or Chem/pharma cos in UK or elsewhere.

Which best suits my goals and why?
Cranfield or Manchester MBA
Any other best suited ?
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Grooss

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Duncan

Manchester.

Manchester.
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jt1610

Manchester.

Hi Duncan, Can you elaborate why? 

[quote]Manchester. [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Hi Duncan,&nbsp;</div><div>Can you elaborate why?&nbsp;</div><div><br></div>
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StuartBB

You are changing role, yeah? How likely are you to be changing industry? Do you have UK work experience and already the network you need? 
Manchester is better for switchers, while Cranfield's four terms give little opportunities for projects, networking and job hunting off the campus.
PS Manchester generally has higher salary too. 

[Edited by StuartBB on May 28, 2020]

You are changing role, yeah? How likely are you to be changing industry? Do you have UK work experience and already the network you need?&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>Manchester is better for switchers, while Cranfield's four terms give little opportunities for projects, networking and job hunting off the campus.</div><div><br></div><div>PS Manchester generally has higher salary too.&nbsp;</div>
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jt1610

You are changing role, yeah? How likely are you to be changing industry? Do you have UK work experience and already the network you need? 
Manchester is better for switchers, while Cranfield's four terms give little opportunities for projects, networking and job hunting off the campus.
PS Manchester generally has higher salary too. 

Hey! 
Thanks for the insight.
Yes I am intending to change my domain. And there is a good chance that I might change the industry (I am definitely looking to diversify and explore opportunities during the course). No UK work-ex unfortunately.  Moreover Manchester (big class size) curriculum seems much more experiential but Cranfield (less class size) has a strong alumni. 
Being close to London or being in Manchester, which is strategically more advantageous (based on my goals) ? 

[quote]You are changing role, yeah? How likely are you to be changing industry? Do you have UK work experience and already the network you need?&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>Manchester is better for switchers, while Cranfield's four terms give little opportunities for projects, networking and job hunting off the campus.</div><div><br></div><div>PS Manchester generally has higher salary too.&nbsp;</div> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Hey!&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks for the insight.</div><div><br></div><div>Yes I am intending to change my domain. And there is a good chance that I might change the industry (I am definitely looking to diversify and explore opportunities during the course). No UK work-ex unfortunately.&nbsp; Moreover Manchester (big class size) curriculum seems much more experiential but Cranfield (less class size) has a strong alumni.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Being close to London or being in Manchester, which is strategically more advantageous (based on my goals) ?&nbsp;</div>
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StuartBB

It's a tiny country. I just looked on google maps: the train from Manchester to London is 2 hours and 9 minutes, one minute longer than the bus from Cranfield.
Manchester, on the other hand, is ten times larger: it's the biggest bricks-and-mortar university in the UK so a lot more employers come to the campus.

Does Cranfield have a more active alumni base than Manchester? That sounds odd, doesn't it, a school so much smaller being able to accomplish more? 

[Edited by StuartBB on May 29, 2020]

It's a tiny country. I just looked on google maps: the train from Manchester to London is 2 hours and 9 minutes, one minute longer than the bus from Cranfield.<div><br></div><div>Manchester, on the other hand, is ten times larger: it's the biggest bricks-and-mortar university in the UK so a lot more employers come to the campus.<br><div><br></div><div>Does Cranfield have a more active alumni base than Manchester? That sounds odd, doesn't it, a school so much smaller being able to accomplish more?&nbsp;</div></div>
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jt1610

It's a tiny country. I just looked on google maps: the train from Manchester to London is 2 hours and 9 minutes, one minute longer than the bus from Cranfield.
Manchester, on the other hand, is ten times larger: it's the biggest bricks-and-mortar university in the UK so a lot more employers come to the campus.

Does Cranfield have a more active alumni base than Manchester? That sounds odd, doesn't it, a school so much smaller being able to accomplish more? 

Superb. Thanks. And would you recommend Oxford above MBS and Cranfield, given the same career goals and background? 

[quote]It's a tiny country. I just looked on google maps: the train from Manchester to London is 2 hours and 9 minutes, one minute longer than the bus from Cranfield.<div><br></div><div>Manchester, on the other hand, is ten times larger: it's the biggest bricks-and-mortar university in the UK so a lot more employers come to the campus.<br><div><br></div><div>Does Cranfield have a more active alumni base than Manchester? That sounds odd, doesn't it, a school so much smaller being able to accomplish more?&nbsp;</div></div> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Superb. Thanks.&nbsp;</div><div>And would you recommend Oxford above MBS and Cranfield, given the same career goals and background?&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

That's much closer. I think it would come down to a more specific comparison of employers.

That's much closer. I think it would come down to a more specific comparison of employers.
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jt1610

That's much closer. I think it would come down to a more specific comparison of employers.

I understand. Thank you Duncan and StuartBB. 

[quote]That's much closer. I think it would come down to a more specific comparison of employers. [/quote]<div><br></div><div>I understand. Thank you Duncan and StuartBB.&nbsp;</div>
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