Employment after MBA from BATH


Mizanur

Hi All,

I am Mizanur and i got selected for BATH SOM (with scholarship) for full time MBA 2020 Sept Intake. Due to pandemic, i have deferred it to Sept 2021.
I am currently a Business Analytics/Development Manager with Flipkart (which is India's largest e-comm company and owned by Walmart) with 8 years of experience in e-commerce, client management, digital marketing, and web-analytics.
GMAT - 600
IELTS - 7.5

I just want to have an overview of BATH SOM in general. How reputable is it in UK?
Do firms like Amazon recruit people from BATH? I really want to grow in the same domain and working for BD teams in Amazon, Facebook is my dream

I also got selected for Surrey MBA with 60% scholarship. But i have decided to attend BATH SOM.

Any leads to the above query will be very helpful.

Hi All,

I am Mizanur and i got selected for BATH SOM (with scholarship) for full time MBA 2020 Sept Intake. Due to pandemic, i have deferred it to Sept 2021.
I am currently a Business Analytics/Development Manager with Flipkart (which is India's largest e-comm company and owned by Walmart) with 8 years of experience in e-commerce, client management, digital marketing, and web-analytics.
GMAT - 600
IELTS - 7.5

I just want to have an overview of BATH SOM in general. How reputable is it in UK?
Do firms like Amazon recruit people from BATH? I really want to grow in the same domain and working for BD teams in Amazon, Facebook is my dream

I also got selected for Surrey MBA with 60% scholarship. But i have decided to attend BATH SOM.

Any leads to the above query will be very helpful.
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Duncan

Take a look at the article linked from my profile page about using LinkedIn.

Amazon and Facebook have different approaches to recruitment. 

Take a look at the article linked from my profile page about using LinkedIn.<br><br>Amazon and Facebook have different approaches to recruitment.&nbsp;
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Mizanur

Take a look at the article linked from my profile page about using LinkedIn.

Amazon and Facebook have different approaches to recruitment. 


Thanks a lot Duncan, will definitely take a look. But also want to the reputation of BATH overall. Is its SOM considered good in UK.
Where does it stand ? I know it has few very good rankings and considered one of the good MBA colleges in UK

[quote]Take a look at the article linked from my profile page about using LinkedIn.<br><br>Amazon and Facebook have different approaches to recruitment.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks a lot Duncan, will definitely take a look. But also want to the reputation of BATH overall. Is its SOM considered good in UK.<br>Where does it stand ? I know it has few very good rankings and considered one of the good MBA colleges in UK
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Duncan

I think it's important to separate the ranking of the university from that of the MBA. 

Bath SOM is a good school, and it's ranked fairly. It's more a pre-experience school than an MBA player. It doesn't place eveny across industries. It's not, for example, a notable provider of MBAs for the top management consultancies. It's better at placing MBAs in IT and Financial Services. However, it has many undergrad alumni at McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company who have typically done their MBAs at top schools like INSEAD, Kellogg or London Business School. 

Similarly, there are many Bath alumni in IT firms like Oracle and Microsoft but they tend to have done their MBAs elsewhere. 

PS See: Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143 

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I think it's important to separate the ranking of the university from that of the MBA.&nbsp;<br><br>Bath SOM is a good school, and it's ranked fairly. It's more a pre-experience school than an MBA player. It doesn't place eveny across industries. It's not, for example, a notable provider of MBAs for the top management consultancies. It's better at placing MBAs in IT and Financial Services. However, it has many undergrad alumni at McKinsey &amp; Company and Bain &amp; Company who have typically done their MBAs at top schools like INSEAD, Kellogg or London Business School.&nbsp;<br><br>Similarly, there are many Bath alumni in IT firms like Oracle and Microsoft but they tend to have done their MBAs elsewhere.&nbsp;<br><br>PS See: Best MBAs for international students' placement&nbsp;<a href="https://www.find-mba.com/board/41143" rel="nofollow" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143</a>&nbsp;
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Mizanur

Thanks a ton Duncan.

I really consider myself having a good professional experience after working with some of the major global companies over the past 8 years (Time Inc. , Hewlett-Packard, Flipkart etc.). Now i feel to move to the next step in my professional career.

I know i have to put in some serious effort during my MBA year to get my dream job. 
Do companies in UK give too much preference to B-schools? What if i acquire the relevant skills during my MBA year and then apply to different companies, will the ranking of the school still be a hindrance?

FYI: I want to majors in Marketing (my current field along with analytics) and finance in my MBA year from BATH SOM. I thoroughly checked the linkedIN profiles but couldnt find any one working in Amazon. I dont mind being the first of the lot :)

Thanks a ton Duncan.<br><br>I really consider myself having a good professional experience after working with some of the major global companies over the past 8 years (Time Inc. , Hewlett-Packard, Flipkart etc.). Now i feel to move to the next step in my professional career.<br><br>I know i have to put in some serious effort during my MBA year to get my dream job.&nbsp;<br>Do companies in UK give too much preference to B-schools? What if i acquire the relevant skills during my MBA year and then apply to different companies, will the ranking of the school still be a hindrance?<br><br>FYI: I want to majors in Marketing (my current field along with analytics) and finance in my MBA year from BATH SOM. I thoroughly checked the linkedIN profiles but couldnt find any one working in Amazon. I dont mind being the first of the lot :)
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Duncan

Yes, it matters which schools you attend. I am sure that is true also in your country. Outcomes vary between schools. The best employers recruit for the best roles at the best schools. If you want to work in marketing at Amazon UK, don't take the Bath MBA. Take an MSc in marketing at the schools that send the most MSc graduates to Amazon UK. Also, remember that Amazon has bigger offices in Ireland and Luxembourg. 

Yes, it matters which schools you attend. I am sure that is true also in your country. Outcomes vary between schools. The best employers recruit for the best roles at the best schools. If you want to work in marketing at Amazon UK, don't take the Bath MBA. Take an MSc in marketing at the schools that send the most MSc graduates to Amazon UK. Also, remember that Amazon has bigger offices in Ireland and Luxembourg.&nbsp;
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Duncan

For example: UCL; Imperial College London,  The London School of Economics (LSE); King's College London or University of Aberdeen. 



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Duncan

I don't know enough to comment about your best options. Better schools are better, and the placement data speak for themselves. I suggest you take more time to assess your goals and see how you could become a stronger candidate. 

I don't know enough to comment about your best options. Better schools are better, and the placement data speak for themselves. I suggest you take more time to assess your goals and see how you could become a stronger candidate.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

Duncan has a nice post about using LInkedIn, linked from his profile page. That might help you. 

Duncan has a nice post about using LInkedIn, linked from his profile page. That might help you.&nbsp;
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John Snow

Commenting on this thread as I have similar offers from Bath SOM, Strathclyde and Cranfield. How would you rate these three for someone who is from the Banking side of the world and has 6+ work ex in this field and wants to switch to a top/mid tier consulting firm?

Commenting on this thread as I have similar offers from Bath SOM, Strathclyde and Cranfield. How would you rate these three for someone who is from the Banking side of the world and has 6+ work ex in this field and wants to switch to a top/mid tier consulting firm?<br><br>
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Duncan

This really depends on the firms you consider to be top, and which sort of consulting. The top strategy consultancies do not hire MBAs from those schools. You'd have to look at the top six or seven UK schools for that

This really depends on the firms you consider to be top, and which sort of consulting. The top strategy consultancies do not hire MBAs from those schools. You'd have to look at the top six or seven UK schools for that
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I have an admit from Bath and Singapore management university. While the 2 colleges completely different in terms of rankings, location and pedagogy, I am having a hard time picking up one. Obviously SMU is a much better clg with better career support but in terms of job opportunities, it has been facing a recent crisis and with companies being reluctant to sponsor the visa. UK on the other hand is lucrative this year with 2 year work visa and with more chances of getting a job post MBA (atleast for 2 years). Also I am into marketing and strategy and Singapore is mostly known for finance...can anyone share some thoughts on this dilemma that I am having...I plan to work in the country I graduate from atleast for 3-4 years and then return to my home country, India.

I have an admit from Bath and Singapore management university. While the 2 colleges completely different in terms of rankings, location and pedagogy, I am having a hard time picking up one. Obviously SMU is a much better clg with better career support but in terms of job opportunities, it has been facing a recent crisis and with companies being reluctant to sponsor the visa. UK on the other hand is lucrative this year with 2 year work visa and with more chances of getting a job post MBA (atleast for 2 years). Also I am into marketing and strategy and Singapore is mostly known for finance...can anyone share some thoughts on this dilemma that I am having...I plan to work in the country I graduate from atleast for 3-4 years and then return to my home country, India.
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Duncan

I think you should start from your goals. These are not the only two schools in the world. 

I think you should start from your goals. These are not the only two schools in the world.&nbsp;
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I think you should start from your goals. These are not the only two schools in the world. 


Thanks for ur reply.. obviously there re other schools but I was targetting either the UK or Singapore.. within Uk, I have already gotten rejection from imperial Cambridge Manchester Warwick..I only have hopes from bath Cranfield Lancaster and edinburgh now...

And then I have got an admit from Singapore management University..so that's where I am trying to evaluate ..with the Singapore market being a bit down and though being better ranked, I am still contemplating the same

[quote]I think you should start from your goals. These are not the only two schools in the world.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for ur reply.. obviously there re other schools but I was targetting either the UK or Singapore.. within Uk, I have already gotten rejection from imperial Cambridge Manchester Warwick..I only have hopes from bath Cranfield Lancaster and edinburgh now...<br><br>And then I have got an admit from Singapore management University..so that's where I am trying to evaluate ..with the Singapore market being a bit down and though being better ranked, I am still contemplating the same
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Duncan

What are your career goals? In Singapore, NTU seems to have a strong position for marketing and so does the ESSEC campus there. 

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What are your career goals? In Singapore, NTU seems to have a strong position for marketing and so does the ESSEC campus there.&nbsp;
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What are your career goals? In Singapore, NTU seems to have a strong position for marketing and so does the ESSEC campus there. 


From what I have heard from recent alums, it has become very tough for an international student to get a job in Singapore and after graduation students who get a job also take 5-6 months nd hence a lot many people return to their countries they re not able to sustain themselves. Also, I am looking into strategy and marketing as a function and j don't see many roles there.

On the other hand I only have an admit from bath in the UK..I m not very sure of bath as I have not seen very good reviews about bath Som and also I don't see bath SOM in the Ft rankings atleast in the last 5-7 years.... however I see some decent jobs in uk in strategy and marketing and also the 2 year post study permit shud help.

But it's just I am skeptical of bath ..had it been edinburgh or Cranfield or Lancaster, I would have gone for it surely.

[quote]What are your career goals? In Singapore, NTU seems to have a strong position for marketing and so does the ESSEC campus there.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>From what I have heard from recent alums, it has become very tough for an international student to get a job in Singapore and after graduation students who get a job also take 5-6 months nd hence a lot many people return to their countries they re not able to sustain themselves. Also, I am looking into strategy and marketing as a function and j don't see many roles there.<br><br>On the other hand I only have an admit from bath in the UK..I m not very sure of bath as I have not seen very good reviews about bath Som and also I don't see bath SOM in the Ft rankings atleast in the last 5-7 years.... however I see some decent jobs in uk in strategy and marketing and also the 2 year post study permit shud help.<br><br>But it's just I am skeptical of bath ..had it been edinburgh or Cranfield or Lancaster, I would have gone for it surely.<br><br>
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StuartHE

Considering your goals, I think an MSc in marketing analytics from an excellent school will be a better investment than an MBA from good but not excellent school. Aston, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, Leeds, Southampton, UCL come to mind. 

Considering your goals, I think an MSc in marketing analytics from an excellent school will be a better investment than an MBA from good but not excellent school. Aston, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, Leeds, Southampton, UCL come to mind.&nbsp;
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But it's just I am skeptical of bath ..had it been edinburgh or Cranfield or Lancaster, I would have gone for it surely.

I agree with you to some degree. Cranfield or Edinburgh would certainly be better for your career outcomes.

However, the situation has changed somewhat over the past couple of years. It used to be that non-residents could not get a post-study work visa in the UK after graduation, but now you can. That's not to say it's a sure shot by any means, and an MBA from a better school would certainly be safer, but simply because of the visa rules I would recommend Bath with a bit more confidence than say, 5 years ago. 

[quote]<br>But it's just I am skeptical of bath ..had it been edinburgh or Cranfield or Lancaster, I would have gone for it surely.[/quote]<br>I agree with you to some degree. Cranfield or Edinburgh would certainly be better for your career outcomes.<br><br>However, the situation has changed somewhat over the past couple of years. It used to be that non-residents could not get a post-study work visa in the UK after graduation, but now you can. That's not to say it's a sure shot by any means, and an MBA from a better school would certainly be safer, but simply because of the visa rules I would recommend Bath with a bit more confidence than say, 5 years ago.&nbsp;
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