Durham launches 15-month MBA


Duncan

Durham is bucking the trend of shorter MBAs by introducing a 15 variant on its MBA: https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/mba/15-month-mba/ This allows students to have all the benefits of the 12 month programme, but also have the option of a three month internship as part of their programme. There's a brochure online at http://issuu.com/durhambusinessschool/docs/15-monthmba

Durham is bucking the trend of shorter MBAs by introducing a 15 variant on its MBA: https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/programmes/mba/15-month-mba/ This allows students to have all the benefits of the 12 month programme, but also have the option of a three month internship as part of their programme. There's a brochure online at http://issuu.com/durhambusinessschool/docs/15-monthmba
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Thanks Duncan.
I came across this new variant visiting the Durham MBA website.
I noticed that their MBA entered once again this year in the FT top100 ranking. How would you rate the course? Is it at the same level as WBS, MBS or Cranfield?

Thanks Duncan.
I came across this new variant visiting the Durham MBA website.
I noticed that their MBA entered once again this year in the FT top100 ranking. How would you rate the course? Is it at the same level as WBS, MBS or Cranfield?
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Duncan

No, the GMAT programmes rank higher for a reason. Read Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939

No, the GMAT programmes rank higher for a reason. Read Why you should take the GMAT http://www.find-mba.com/board/38939
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That's why i'm going to take the GMAT within next month :).
I'm wondering whether the value for money of MBA like the ones offered by Durham or Strathclyde is good enough to justify the investment. Considering that they cost on average around 10k£ less than those mentioned in my previous post.
What about their ROI? And the placement rates?

That's why i'm going to take the GMAT within next month :).
I'm wondering whether the value for money of MBA like the ones offered by Durham or Strathclyde is good enough to justify the investment. Considering that they cost on average around 10k£ less than those mentioned in my previous post.
What about their ROI? And the placement rates?
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Duncan

That's all public knowledge. But you should be calculating the Net Present Value, not the Return on Investment.

That's all public knowledge. But you should be calculating the Net Present Value, not the Return on Investment.
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ezra

Just looking at the FT data, it will also depend on where you are in your career, and where you come from. For instance, Strathclyde shows an 81 percent salary increase to around $95k USD, while Cranfield's salary increase is less (75 percent) but to a higher overall salary ($120k).

What this tells me is that Strathcylde generally recruits either younger students with less work experience, or students from countries where salaries are lower; while Cranfield recruits a more experienced, probably more domestic, cohort.

But Durham's salary increase is reported at 55 percent, to around $87k - which means their cohorts tend to probably be younger and less experienced than even Strathcylde's.

As for an ROI or NPV calculation, this is something that you can do yourself - use your current salary, the cost of the program, and expected salary increase.

Just looking at the FT data, it will also depend on where you are in your career, and where you come from. For instance, Strathclyde shows an 81 percent salary increase to around $95k USD, while Cranfield's salary increase is less (75 percent) but to a higher overall salary ($120k).

What this tells me is that Strathcylde generally recruits either younger students with less work experience, or students from countries where salaries are lower; while Cranfield recruits a more experienced, probably more domestic, cohort.

But Durham's salary increase is reported at 55 percent, to around $87k - which means their cohorts tend to probably be younger and less experienced than even Strathcylde's.

As for an ROI or NPV calculation, this is something that you can do yourself - use your current salary, the cost of the program, and expected salary increase.
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thank you ezra!
I'm also interested in getting more info about the network of both schools (Durham and Strathclyde) and about the set of employers that recruit there. Where do you advise me to cast a glance apart from the courses websites? Which is in your opinion the most effective way to get in touch with former students?

thank you ezra!
I'm also interested in getting more info about the network of both schools (Durham and Strathclyde) and about the set of employers that recruit there. Where do you advise me to cast a glance apart from the courses websites? Which is in your opinion the most effective way to get in touch with former students?
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Duncan

Take a look at www.linkedin.com/edu

Also ready How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 although you will need premium membership to make the most of that approach.

Take a look at www.linkedin.com/edu

Also ready How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 although you will need premium membership to make the most of that approach.
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