Distance Learning MBA for Warwick - Imperial - Durham


Hello Everyone,

I am trying to get some clarity on a few MBAs i have been accepted to in the UK as there isn't a lot of information about my industry relating to these MBAs

My background is I reside in the US, chicago specifically, and am looking to get my distance MBA from Europe. I want to do the UK as it will ideally give me that international experience I want as well as some level of name recognition over here as well. I work in the Consumer package goods industry and most likely plan to stay there, although i could see myself leaving for consulting for the right opportunity but that is a secondary thought. My short term ambition is to move over into marketing in my current company and become a director once i complete my degree (any marketing role in the US requires a MBA for the most part).

I have been offered by Durham and Aberdeen ( i know its not the best but was a very easy app), and still in the process with Warwick (made the shortlist for interviews and playing the waiting game currently) and Imperial ( just miss the last cutoff date with my app.)

My question is, if i were to stay in my industry of CPG which university gives the best overall educational experience? I see a ton in here about Finance or Consulting but little in here for the industry I am wanting to stay in.

If i were to rank right now It would go

1.Warwick
1a. Imperial
2 Durham
3 Aberdeen

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated or anywhere else (not requiring a GMAT) i should look as well let me know. Thanks Everyone!

And if you know how to add the other related business school that would be great as i for the life of me cant figure it out.

[Edited by GVSU Laker on Jun 25, 2018]

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to get some clarity on a few MBAs i have been accepted to in the UK as there isn't a lot of information about my industry relating to these MBAs

My background is I reside in the US, chicago specifically, and am looking to get my distance MBA from Europe. I want to do the UK as it will ideally give me that international experience I want as well as some level of name recognition over here as well. I work in the Consumer package goods industry and most likely plan to stay there, although i could see myself leaving for consulting for the right opportunity but that is a secondary thought. My short term ambition is to move over into marketing in my current company and become a director once i complete my degree (any marketing role in the US requires a MBA for the most part).

I have been offered by Durham and Aberdeen ( i know its not the best but was a very easy app), and still in the process with Warwick (made the shortlist for interviews and playing the waiting game currently) and Imperial ( just miss the last cutoff date with my app.)

My question is, if i were to stay in my industry of CPG which university gives the best overall educational experience? I see a ton in here about Finance or Consulting but little in here for the industry I am wanting to stay in.

If i were to rank right now It would go

1.Warwick
1a. Imperial
2 Durham
3 Aberdeen

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated or anywhere else (not requiring a GMAT) i should look as well let me know. Thanks Everyone!

And if you know how to add the other related business school that would be great as i for the life of me cant figure it out.
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Duncan
Other than Oxbridge, no UK full time MBAs have meaningful brand recognition in the USA. Look at the Kelley-MBS joint degree, the Chicago EMBA, the Northwestern-WHU EMBA, the Carlson-Vienna, Purdue-Tias IMM EMBA etc. I attended LBS and on my exchange in the USA people would correct me and say I was attending the LSE, which felt like a MIT student being told he attended UMass.
Other than Oxbridge, no UK full time MBAs have meaningful brand recognition in the USA. Look at the Kelley-MBS joint degree, the Chicago EMBA, the Northwestern-WHU EMBA, the Carlson-Vienna, Purdue-Tias IMM EMBA etc. I attended LBS and on my exchange in the USA people would correct me and say I was attending the LSE, which felt like a MIT student being told he attended UMass.
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Duncan
PS The idea you get international experience from a foreign online MBA just baffles me.
PS The idea you get international experience from a foreign online MBA just baffles me.
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Thanks for the post Duncan.

I have looked into those schools and dont really want pay the Kings Ransoms to attend them, NU EMBA is over 200K i believe.

i disagree with you on the experience factor on the distance MBA however. with the on campus learns you have to do as well as the international student body alone it is a great experience. More then that even it is being taught in a different way. I have been in America my whole life and have done the American educational system as well. While we do a lot of things well here give students that international view point of the world and getting you to think like people from other parts of the world, something i will need, is not one of them. For those reason that is why i am looking at the distance MBA from the UK.

Thanks for your input and i will keep plugging away on some more research from my end
Thanks for the post Duncan.

I have looked into those schools and dont really want pay the Kings Ransoms to attend them, NU EMBA is over 200K i believe.

i disagree with you on the experience factor on the distance MBA however. with the on campus learns you have to do as well as the international student body alone it is a great experience. More then that even it is being taught in a different way. I have been in America my whole life and have done the American educational system as well. While we do a lot of things well here give students that international view point of the world and getting you to think like people from other parts of the world, something i will need, is not one of them. For those reason that is why i am looking at the distance MBA from the UK.

Thanks for your input and i will keep plugging away on some more research from my end
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Thanks for the post Duncan.

I have looked into those schools and dont really want pay the Kings Ransoms to attend them, NU EMBA is over 200K i believe.

i disagree with you on the experience factor on the distance MBA however. with the on campus learns you have to do as well as the international student body alone it is a great experience. More then that even it is being taught in a different way. I have been in America my whole life and have done the American educational system as well. While we do a lot of things well here give students that international view point of the world and getting you to think like people from other parts of the world, something i will need, is not one of them. For those reason that is why i am looking at the distance MBA from the UK.

Thanks for your input and i will keep plugging away on some more research from my end
Thanks for the post Duncan.

I have looked into those schools and dont really want pay the Kings Ransoms to attend them, NU EMBA is over 200K i believe.

i disagree with you on the experience factor on the distance MBA however. with the on campus learns you have to do as well as the international student body alone it is a great experience. More then that even it is being taught in a different way. I have been in America my whole life and have done the American educational system as well. While we do a lot of things well here give students that international view point of the world and getting you to think like people from other parts of the world, something i will need, is not one of them. For those reason that is why i am looking at the distance MBA from the UK.

Thanks for your input and i will keep plugging away on some more research from my end
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Duncan
The NU WHU EMBA is less than half that cost in Europe, and less than a third in Tel Aviv. You might be surprised at how low US schools go.
The NU WHU EMBA is less than half that cost in Europe, and less than a third in Tel Aviv. You might be surprised at how low US schools go.
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Duncan
Not only for b school: I think Northwestern LLM is around €34k at IE, and Europeans pay £9k or so for the Notre Dame LLM.
Not only for b school: I think Northwestern LLM is around €34k at IE, and Europeans pay £9k or so for the Notre Dame LLM.
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Thanks for the reply Duncan but you are depressing me with those numbers. I dont think you can got a ND for less the $40K and Northwestern is around that as well if youre in the US, but good for any european that can get that price for a quality education
Thanks for the reply Duncan but you are depressing me with those numbers. I dont think you can got a ND for less the $40K and Northwestern is around that as well if youre in the US, but good for any european that can get that price for a quality education
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Duncan
If you are able to get a plane to Germany, then that price is avaable to you too at WHU.
If you are able to get a plane to Germany, then that price is avaable to you too at WHU.
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AJJ_99
look at LinkedIn for each to see which has more alumni in your sector and then look to see if there are electives that match your needs/interests
look at LinkedIn for each to see which has more alumni in your sector and then look to see if there are electives that match your needs/interests
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Larry
Thanks for the reply Duncan but you are depressing me with those numbers. I dont think you can got a ND for less the $40K and Northwestern is around that as well if youre in the US, but good for any european that can get that price for a quality education

Yes, when you're only considering 'quality education' as the sole factor. Top schools in the US cost a lot for various other reasons: brand name, career outcomes, alumni network. But generally if you don't want to work in the US, you probably shouldn't do an MBA there. :)
[quote]Thanks for the reply Duncan but you are depressing me with those numbers. I dont think you can got a ND for less the $40K and Northwestern is around that as well if youre in the US, but good for any european that can get that price for a quality education[/quote]
Yes, when you're only considering 'quality education' as the sole factor. Top schools in the US cost a lot for various other reasons: brand name, career outcomes, alumni network. But generally if you don't want to work in the US, you probably shouldn't do an MBA there. :)
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Duncan
US university fees also need to cover the cost of world class sports teams and venues, huge cultural infrastructures and neoclassical construction.
US university fees also need to cover the cost of world class sports teams and venues, huge cultural infrastructures and neoclassical construction.
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mba hipste...
Plus, in terms of those quoted fees I think Duncan was actually referring to LLM programs, which are an entirely different ballgame versus MBAs.
Plus, in terms of those quoted fees I think Duncan was actually referring to LLM programs, which are an entirely different ballgame versus MBAs.
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Duncan
Indeed I was, but it is also the case the where US universities have partner campuses for their business school programmes abroad, those fees are generally discounted. So the Northwestern, Minnesota, Chapman, Iowa, Pitt, Kelley etc degrees are all discounted.
Indeed I was, but it is also the case the where US universities have partner campuses for their business school programmes abroad, those fees are generally discounted. So the Northwestern, Minnesota, Chapman, Iowa, Pitt, Kelley etc degrees are all discounted.
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