EMBA: LBS vs Ashridge vs Cranfield


mistermark

I'd like to do an EMBA in the UK. Currently I have an offer from Cranfield, am close to having one from Ashridge, and am awaiting the outcome of a GMAT test to determine whether I'll be offered an interview at LBS.

Assuming for the present that I receive offers from all three, which should I attend? Factors to consider:

1. Cost. LBS is £53k I believe, Cranfield £31k, Ashridge £32.3k. Scholarships/bursaries may be more readily obtained from Cranfield and Ashridge, too

2. Prestige. I guess LBS is ahead of the other two - but by how much, and what are the relative merits of Cranfield and Ashridge?

3. Sector specialism and course content. Is it true that LBS is more focused on finance than the other two? I'm stronger at verbal than numerical tasks, so wonder whether this means I could struggle there. Some say Ashridge is about the interpersonal skills of managing and the science of organisational structures etc whereas Cranfield has a lot to do with supply chains etc because of its heritage in industry/engineering. Or are these just stereotypes?

4. How are the three perceived by potential employers (especially in private equity) or investors (for entrepreneurship)?

5. How would you describe the differences in EMBA student intake between the three?

Any experiences much appreciated, especially from students/alumni.

[Edited by mistermark on Dec 04, 2014]

I'd like to do an EMBA in the UK. Currently I have an offer from Cranfield, am close to having one from Ashridge, and am awaiting the outcome of a GMAT test to determine whether I'll be offered an interview at LBS.

Assuming for the present that I receive offers from all three, which should I attend? Factors to consider:

1. Cost. LBS is £53k I believe, Cranfield £31k, Ashridge £32.3k. Scholarships/bursaries may be more readily obtained from Cranfield and Ashridge, too

2. Prestige. I guess LBS is ahead of the other two - but by how much, and what are the relative merits of Cranfield and Ashridge?

3. Sector specialism and course content. Is it true that LBS is more focused on finance than the other two? I'm stronger at verbal than numerical tasks, so wonder whether this means I could struggle there. Some say Ashridge is about the interpersonal skills of managing and the science of organisational structures etc whereas Cranfield has a lot to do with supply chains etc because of its heritage in industry/engineering. Or are these just stereotypes?

4. How are the three perceived by potential employers (especially in private equity) or investors (for entrepreneurship)?

5. How would you describe the differences in EMBA student intake between the three?

Any experiences much appreciated, especially from students/alumni.
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markym190

Hi mark,

i know this is a very old post but i am assuming you must have completed your MBA by now, let me know which university you chose and if you were happy with your choice.

cheerz

Mark

Hi mark,

i know this is a very old post but i am assuming you must have completed your MBA by now, let me know which university you chose and if you were happy with your choice.

cheerz

Mark
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Duncan

Cranfield. You can see his posts at: http://find-mba.com/about/mistermark?_ga=1.118677193.1135327313.1413908577

Cranfield. You can see his posts at: http://find-mba.com/about/mistermark?_ga=1.118677193.1135327313.1413908577
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mistermark

Yes, as Duncan said I chose Cranfield, enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. A positive experience.

Yes, as Duncan said I chose Cranfield, enjoyed the experience and learned a lot. A positive experience.
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