Durham MBA Class 2010/11


Hello, all!

I've been offered a place at Durham for Sept. 2010 entry, and I'm quite interested in meeting anyone who will be matriculating.

I've started a facebook called "Durham Business School MBA 2010/2011" for those who are planning to enter and are on facebook.

Please contact me or become a fan of the page if you'd like to communicate further.

Thank you!

Jeremy

Hello, all!

I've been offered a place at Durham for Sept. 2010 entry, and I'm quite interested in meeting anyone who will be matriculating.

I've started a facebook called "Durham Business School MBA 2010/2011" for those who are planning to enter and are on facebook.

Please contact me or become a fan of the page if you'd like to communicate further.

Thank you!

Jeremy
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Durham Business School is in the same league of Warwick,Cranfield,Lancaster in UK.Its rankings are continuously increasing in UK as well as in Europe.

Durham Business School is in the same league of Warwick,Cranfield,Lancaster in UK.Its rankings are continuously increasing in UK as well as in Europe.
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dulsban

@Gautam - If I'm not mistaken I've seen your posts in paagalguy...and you are a 2009 cohort of Durham.
Hey it would be great if you can share some insights about the school. That would be a big help for all of us here.

Thanks
Anirban

@Gautam - If I'm not mistaken I've seen your posts in paagalguy...and you are a 2009 cohort of Durham.
Hey it would be great if you can share some insights about the school. That would be a big help for all of us here.

Thanks
Anirban
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Hi Anirban,

I think most of yours queries has been addressed in the previous post of one of my colleague Brijesh Bava or Birju.As far i,m concern there three positive side of Durham Reputation in UK & Europe,Value for Money(Ranked in 10 B-school recent FT ranking2010),Career Progress rank(FT2010).The another most imp thing is that its career services are very active however it dont provide campus placement like Indian top B-school(But none of school provide this in UK except few) as well as they give importance to International students.One year MBA is not for those people who are looking for 180 degree shift in their career rather it is meant for those who want to upgrade them-self in the same domain after exp of on an average of 6-7 years.

Amit

@Gautam - If I'm not mistaken I've seen your posts in paagalguy...and you are a 2009 cohort of Durham.
Hey it would be great if you can share some insights about the school. That would be a big help for all of us here.

Thanks
Anirban

Hi Anirban,

I think most of yours queries has been addressed in the previous post of one of my colleague Brijesh Bava or Birju.As far i,m concern there three positive side of Durham Reputation in UK & Europe,Value for Money(Ranked in 10 B-school recent FT ranking2010),Career Progress rank(FT2010).The another most imp thing is that its career services are very active however it dont provide campus placement like Indian top B-school(But none of school provide this in UK except few) as well as they give importance to International students.One year MBA is not for those people who are looking for 180 degree shift in their career rather it is meant for those who want to upgrade them-self in the same domain after exp of on an average of 6-7 years.

Amit
<blockquote>@Gautam - If I'm not mistaken I've seen your posts in paagalguy...and you are a 2009 cohort of Durham.
Hey it would be great if you can share some insights about the school. That would be a big help for all of us here.

Thanks
Anirban</blockquote>
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jindal

Hey All,

I ve got successfull in contacting the current student from 2009-10 batch. Here is what he has written to my query about the placements and current batch:

Congratulations on receiving the offer for the Durham MBA. As you are aware I am pursuing the full time MBA program and no student has left the program in the middle of the semester. Two students decided to defer it to next year within the first week of the induction program and the rest of us are really enjoining the learning experience.
Regarding the placements none of the UK universities guarantee placements for the MBA program. At Durham Business School (DBS) we have the careers department which has a placement officer and they also regularly conduct workshops. We had a 1 day workshop yesterday on interview techniques and case study interview techniques. The last batch which graduated only a handful are yet to find a job.
We have a multi cultural cohort, 24 nationalities and there are 35 Indians out of 89 students.

Kind Regards
Hafiz

Thanks Hafiz if he is reading these posts.......:)

Hey All,

I ve got successfull in contacting the current student from 2009-10 batch. Here is what he has written to my query about the placements and current batch:

Congratulations on receiving the offer for the Durham MBA. As you are aware I am pursuing the full time MBA program and no student has left the program in the middle of the semester. Two students decided to defer it to next year within the first week of the induction program and the rest of us are really enjoining the learning experience.
Regarding the placements none of the UK universities guarantee placements for the MBA program. At Durham Business School (DBS) we have the careers department which has a placement officer and they also regularly conduct workshops. We had a 1 day workshop yesterday on interview techniques and case study interview techniques. The last batch which graduated only a handful are yet to find a job.
We have a multi cultural cohort, 24 nationalities and there are 35 Indians out of 89 students.

Kind Regards
Hafiz

Thanks Hafiz if he is reading these posts.......:)
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Wow 89 students in a class is too many and Indian students made up almost half of the cohort. The admission office told me they are aiming for a cohort of 55-75 for the upcoming intake. Hopefully the diversity of the class would be more balanced this time round.

Wow 89 students in a class is too many and Indian students made up almost half of the cohort. The admission office told me they are aiming for a cohort of 55-75 for the upcoming intake. Hopefully the diversity of the class would be more balanced this time round.
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OK, i received the email from Ustinov to decide the type of accommodation. It offers single rooms of different types;
(a) En-suite,
(b) paired or
(c) standard (which is the cheapest)

I am opting for the cheapest type which does not have a shower in the room..... Wise choice?

OK, i received the email from Ustinov to decide the type of accommodation. It offers single rooms of different types;
(a) En-suite,
(b) paired or
(c) standard (which is the cheapest)

I am opting for the cheapest type which does not have a shower in the room..... Wise choice?
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dulsban

Well...that would be based on your preference. I'd be happy with a room w/o shower and use the money saved elsewhere...It'd be fun lining up in front of the shower room in the morning and banging the doors with the hope of the bathroom singer to stop singing and letting me have my turn ;) Jokes apart...the choice isn't insensible at all.

Well...that would be based on your preference. I'd be happy with a room w/o shower and use the money saved elsewhere...It'd be fun lining up in front of the shower room in the morning and banging the doors with the hope of the bathroom singer to stop singing and letting me have my turn ;) Jokes apart...the choice isn't insensible at all.
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NicoDiaz

Hi, guys,
I just received a mail from DBS Admission about the unsuccessful of my scholarship application. Did anyone else receive the same information as well? In fact, I did not apply for any scholarship such as FD Ellis, so I am not sure what's going on ? Does it mean the Admission has decided the FD Ellis goes to? or the implication of the conceal of early bird discount?
Many thanks in advance.

Hi, guys,
I just received a mail from DBS Admission about the unsuccessful of my scholarship application. Did anyone else receive the same information as well? In fact, I did not apply for any scholarship such as FD Ellis, so I am not sure what's going on ? Does it mean the Admission has decided the FD Ellis goes to? or the implication of the conceal of early bird discount?
Many thanks in advance.
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dulsban

The panel was for DBS scholarships (10-40 percent fee waiver). The F D Ellis is to be decided in June and the early bird is a discount and not a schol.

I have talked to a few and none seems to have received a schol, not even 10%. I wonder who it went to and how many schols were for offer!

The panel was for DBS scholarships (10-40 percent fee waiver). The F D Ellis is to be decided in June and the early bird is a discount and not a schol.

I have talked to a few and none seems to have received a schol, not even 10%. I wonder who it went to and how many schols were for offer!

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With the government cutting funding to the schools nationwide, you might not want to have high hopes for big juicy tuition fee waivers.

With the government cutting funding to the schools nationwide, you might not want to have high hopes for big juicy tuition fee waivers.
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Hi All,

I'm now thinking/making up my mind for Durham, as I see all suitable & convincing reasons to choose Durham as the "Best b-school" in the Tier-2 category of UK b-schools, in all the considering parameters like Value for Money, Cost, Accreditations, Reputation, Career Services..etc.

However, its a tough call b/w Durham & Strathclyde, but I'd Zero Durham for all these valid reasons.
Lets see.

Hi All,

I'm now thinking/making up my mind for Durham, as I see all suitable & convincing reasons to choose Durham as the "Best b-school" in the Tier-2 category of UK b-schools, in all the considering parameters like Value for Money, Cost, Accreditations, Reputation, Career Services..etc.

However, its a tough call b/w Durham & Strathclyde, but I'd Zero Durham for all these valid reasons.
Lets see.
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Christian

Hi there,
I will join MBA class intake Sep. 2010.
Profile: 4yrs work experience (2yrs junior sales Manager clothing industry, 2yrs Credit Analyst Large Corporates Finance Industry)
Who of you guys has already arranged accommodation? Where?
See you soon
Cheers

Hi there,
I will join MBA class intake Sep. 2010.
Profile: 4yrs work experience (2yrs junior sales Manager clothing industry, 2yrs Credit Analyst Large Corporates Finance Industry)
Who of you guys has already arranged accommodation? Where?
See you soon
Cheers
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Hi there,
I will join MBA class intake Sep. 2010.
Profile: 4yrs work experience (2yrs junior sales Manager clothing industry, 2yrs Credit Analyst Large Corporates Finance Industry)
Who of you guys has already arranged accommodation? Where?
See you soon
Cheers


Hi Christian,

Welcome to the expected cohort of DBS 2010-11 batch. Where are you from?
I'm an Indian and come from a healthcare/medical background with >4 yrs of Entrepreneurial experience (Clinic), and I'm looking forward to switch from Healthcare services to Pharma/Healthcare Corporate management, so its going to be a career shift for me and I'm sure that Durham would suffice my needs, however I haven't paid my fees for Durham, but still despite of having multiple admits from good UK/EU schools, I'm quite confident about Durham.

I would be accompanying my wife with me, for my MBA at Durham. I m in contact with many current students and have got a fantastic feedback about the Univ & the course as such.

I have started searching and doing my ground work for the accommodation, as I would be opting for an off-campus acc. So, it would be great if we can form a small group of 3-4 people, then we book our house, which would be awesome & cheap outside the Ustinov college(preferred acc at Univ). These houses are recommended by the Durham Student Union (DBS) and are checked and assured by the DBS. They generally charge aound 700-800 GBP for a month, for a big house, accommodating 4 guys..which comes upto just 200 GBP per month, per person. So, count us 2 (I and my wife) and waiting for others to join, so that we can even look for other better options.

Cheers !

<blockquote>Hi there,
I will join MBA class intake Sep. 2010.
Profile: 4yrs work experience (2yrs junior sales Manager clothing industry, 2yrs Credit Analyst Large Corporates Finance Industry)
Who of you guys has already arranged accommodation? Where?
See you soon
Cheers</blockquote>

Hi Christian,

Welcome to the expected cohort of DBS 2010-11 batch. Where are you from?
I'm an Indian and come from a healthcare/medical background with >4 yrs of Entrepreneurial experience (Clinic), and I'm looking forward to switch from Healthcare services to Pharma/Healthcare Corporate management, so its going to be a career shift for me and I'm sure that Durham would suffice my needs, however I haven't paid my fees for Durham, but still despite of having multiple admits from good UK/EU schools, I'm quite confident about Durham.

I would be accompanying my wife with me, for my MBA at Durham. I m in contact with many current students and have got a fantastic feedback about the Univ & the course as such.

I have started searching and doing my ground work for the accommodation, as I would be opting for an off-campus acc. So, it would be great if we can form a small group of 3-4 people, then we book our house, which would be awesome & cheap outside the Ustinov college(preferred acc at Univ). These houses are recommended by the Durham Student Union (DBS) and are checked and assured by the DBS. They generally charge aound 700-800 GBP for a month, for a big house, accommodating 4 guys..which comes upto just 200 GBP per month, per person. So, count us 2 (I and my wife) and waiting for others to join, so that we can even look for other better options.

Cheers !
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Christian

That sounds like a great idea. Nonetheless, I am actually in contact with Ustinov College, just to get a clear picture about options available. I would definitely prefer accommodation including own kitchen. Let's see.
Cheers
myself: 27, from Germany

That sounds like a great idea. Nonetheless, I am actually in contact with Ustinov College, just to get a clear picture about options available. I would definitely prefer accommodation including own kitchen. Let's see.
Cheers
myself: 27, from Germany

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rajahep

Hi guys,

Good post... Thanks for the info given...
Could someone please let me know the estimated budget for living expense in UK? Especially for the prospective studentsx of Durham/Aston....

- Raja N

Hi guys,

Good post... Thanks for the info given...
Could someone please let me know the estimated budget for living expense in UK? Especially for the prospective studentsx of Durham/Aston....

- Raja N
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If you have accepted an offer for the Durham MBA program starting in Sep 2010, kindly introduce yourself in this thread. I hope to get to know some folks before the program starts. Cheers!


Hi Friends,
Can any of you please give me some insight about how many days durham takes to decide on any student's application.

Did they conduct telephonic interviews for any of you. Would be thankful if you can share some insights on the same.

<blockquote>If you have accepted an offer for the Durham MBA program starting in Sep 2010, kindly introduce yourself in this thread. I hope to get to know some folks before the program starts. Cheers!</blockquote>

Hi Friends,
Can any of you please give me some insight about how many days durham takes to decide on any student's application.

Did they conduct telephonic interviews for any of you. Would be thankful if you can share some insights on the same.
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If you have accepted an offer for the Durham MBA program starting in Sep 2010, kindly introduce yourself in this thread. I hope to get to know some folks before the program starts. Cheers!


Hi Friends,
Can any of you please give me some insight about how many days durham takes to decide on any student's application.

Did they conduct telephonic interviews for any of you. Would be thankful if you can share some insights on the same.


The answers to your questions are found in the 4 pages of this thread. pls take some time to read them.

<blockquote><blockquote>If you have accepted an offer for the Durham MBA program starting in Sep 2010, kindly introduce yourself in this thread. I hope to get to know some folks before the program starts. Cheers!</blockquote>

Hi Friends,
Can any of you please give me some insight about how many days durham takes to decide on any student's application.

Did they conduct telephonic interviews for any of you. Would be thankful if you can share some insights on the same.</blockquote>

The answers to your questions are found in the 4 pages of this thread. pls take some time to read them.
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Vips

HI All,
This is Vipul. I was just browsing when i saw some posts on DBS.

I have also been offered the place in Sept 2010/11 MBA course which I have accepted. Its gr8 to know the colleagues before hand.

Please let me know how can I come in contact and meet in person with you all or even talk on phone.

Also gr8 to have suggestions, views and details about the school and course from the alumni and existing students.
Thanks a lot

Cheers.

HI All,
This is Vipul. I was just browsing when i saw some posts on DBS.

I have also been offered the place in Sept 2010/11 MBA course which I have accepted. Its gr8 to know the colleagues before hand.

Please let me know how can I come in contact and meet in person with you all or even talk on phone.

Also gr8 to have suggestions, views and details about the school and course from the alumni and existing students.
Thanks a lot

Cheers.
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tarunshri

Hi, I have offer from Durham and Bradford. Planned late for MBA so could not prepare for GMAT. Not sure if I should take admisison this year or wait one more year and try for Oxbridge?
I have more than 10 years experience and working in US. So I can continue to work one more year and then go for MBA.
Advice is appreciated.

Hi, I have offer from Durham and Bradford. Planned late for MBA so could not prepare for GMAT. Not sure if I should take admisison this year or wait one more year and try for Oxbridge?
I have more than 10 years experience and working in US. So I can continue to work one more year and then go for MBA.
Advice is appreciated.
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