Durham vs Bath vs Leeds


MS2811
Hi,

I have got offers to the full time MBA programme in Leeds, Bath and Durham.

With scholarships awarded the fees are the same for all three so I am in a dilemma which one to choose out of the 3. All three Universities offer 6 months post study visa option and I guess that makes it even. I believe Bath has good job placements and international mobility. But am also liking Durham owing to its heritage and consistent rankings.But Economist has ranked Durham very low in terms of job offers in 3 months, so definitely a concern. This is a prime factor in my consideration i.e. Placement preferably in the UK or Europe.

I am an IT manager and looking at a mid manager level ideally in a different industry or function.

Cheers
M
Hi,

I have got offers to the full time MBA programme in Leeds, Bath and Durham.

With scholarships awarded the fees are the same for all three so I am in a dilemma which one to choose out of the 3. All three Universities offer 6 months post study visa option and I guess that makes it even. I believe Bath has good job placements and international mobility. But am also liking Durham owing to its heritage and consistent rankings.But Economist has ranked Durham very low in terms of job offers in 3 months, so definitely a concern. This is a prime factor in my consideration i.e. Placement preferably in the UK or Europe.

I am an IT manager and looking at a mid manager level ideally in a different industry or function.

Cheers
M
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donho199
Bath and Leeds and then Durham
Bath and Leeds and then Durham
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MS2811
That's interesting. 80% of the education consultants or folks seem to direct me towards Durham due to its oldest University tag and overall high ranking.

Any particular reason donho999 behind your sequence..just curious to know.
That's interesting. 80% of the education consultants or folks seem to direct me towards Durham due to its oldest University tag and overall high ranking.

Any particular reason donho999 behind your sequence..just curious to know.
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Duncan
Durham and Bath MBAs get much better placement, salary and international mobility. Cranfield is ranked only slightly above Durham, but is qualitatively better. Read my post on the Sad Facts about Scholarships.
Durham and Bath MBAs get much better placement, salary and international mobility. Cranfield is ranked only slightly above Durham, but is qualitatively better. Read my post on the Sad Facts about Scholarships.
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MS2811
Thanks Duncan. Apart from Bath and Durham I quite like Cranfield and also Edinburgh Full time. Cranfield was expensive. However the longer stay back at Bath and Durham has got me hooked and am now in a dilemma between Bath and Durham, though I can still apply to Edinburgh but not sure.
Thanks Duncan. Apart from Bath and Durham I quite like Cranfield and also Edinburgh Full time. Cranfield was expensive. However the longer stay back at Bath and Durham has got me hooked and am now in a dilemma between Bath and Durham, though I can still apply to Edinburgh but not sure.
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Duncan
The added cost of Cranfield is tiny compared to the added lifetime income. For most students it will pay for itself in one year. If you calculate the Net Present Value, it's not a hard choice.
The added cost of Cranfield is tiny compared to the added lifetime income. For most students it will pay for itself in one year. If you calculate the Net Present Value, it's not a hard choice.
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MS2811
Thanks guys for the insights. But whilst I try my luck with Cranfield or Warwick as of now immediately I need to confirm to Bath or Durham about my decision.

Durham - Consistent overall high rankings across published ones, heritage and a safe bet

Bath - Decent ranked MBA and seems to have better mobility and job placements within 3 months (which is a major and prime factor for me)

Hope the experts can help me make a calculated decision.
Thanks guys for the insights. But whilst I try my luck with Cranfield or Warwick as of now immediately I need to confirm to Bath or Durham about my decision.

Durham - Consistent overall high rankings across published ones, heritage and a safe bet

Bath - Decent ranked MBA and seems to have better mobility and job placements within 3 months (which is a major and prime factor for me)

Hope the experts can help me make a calculated decision.
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Duncan
Muktiply the placement within 3 months by the percentage replying. Often a low response rate reflects alumni who don't want to drag down the average. Look at past years too.
Muktiply the placement within 3 months by the percentage replying. Often a low response rate reflects alumni who don't want to drag down the average. Look at past years too.
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MS2811
I'm also trying to understand how exactly is International Mobility calculated ?

Does it mean number of students who find jobs in the UK or US I e. Location of bschool after graduating or % students getting jobs in their home country thereby depicting transfer value
I'm also trying to understand how exactly is International Mobility calculated ?

Does it mean number of students who find jobs in the UK or US I e. Location of bschool after graduating or % students getting jobs in their home country thereby depicting transfer value
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Duncan
It shows the success of students in finding work in a country they have not worked in before. It's not a percentage, I think, but a ranking.
It shows the success of students in finding work in a country they have not worked in before. It's not a percentage, I think, but a ranking.
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MS2811
I wonder why is Bath MBA costing 37500 GBP while Durham is older, overall higher ranked but charges 28k
Though both give scholarships.

Secondly, From a job perspective does Bath hold an advantage due to location or Durham attracts employers due to its Brand.
I wonder why is Bath MBA costing 37500 GBP while Durham is older, overall higher ranked but charges 28k
Though both give scholarships.

Secondly, From a job perspective does Bath hold an advantage due to location or Durham attracts employers due to its Brand.
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Duncan
Bath is a much older and better business school, and it has had a top MBA for decades. The Bath MBA attracts a more global, less Asian, more female cohort.
Bath is a much older and better business school, and it has had a top MBA for decades. The Bath MBA attracts a more global, less Asian, more female cohort.
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