Entreprenuer Mba..Help Please


gabbii

Hi Everyone ,

I am an entreprenuer from india...and have my own business..i have six year work experience in the field....I am planning to do an mba form uk this year.as it will help me develop my skills and also have broader knowledge of international markets...i scored 82 % in my 12th..i dont have a gmat...Kindly guide me which mba is the best for me...i dont intend to stay in uk after my studies...i have shortlisted the following univ

Bath..Leeds...birmingham..Durham..newcastle..manchester..

Any suggestions will help...Thank You

Hi Everyone ,

I am an entreprenuer from india...and have my own business..i have six year work experience in the field....I am planning to do an mba form uk this year.as it will help me develop my skills and also have broader knowledge of international markets...i scored 82 % in my 12th..i dont have a gmat...Kindly guide me which mba is the best for me...i dont intend to stay in uk after my studies...i have shortlisted the following univ

Bath..Leeds...birmingham..Durham..newcastle..manchester..

Any suggestions will help...Thank You
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Duncan

Why not take the GMAT? Then you can get into the best school you can.

Why not take the GMAT? Then you can get into the best school you can.
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gabbii

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your prompt reply...i do not have time to write & prepare for Gmat...I want to apply this year only...Could you suggest some good universities...

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your prompt reply...i do not have time to write & prepare for Gmat...I want to apply this year only...Could you suggest some good universities...
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Duncan

There's a great list here: http://www.find-mba.com/board/25239

You'll have a much better return on your investment if you take the time to take the GMAT and get into the best school you can.

There's a great list here: http://www.find-mba.com/board/25239

You'll have a much better return on your investment if you take the time to take the GMAT and get into the best school you can.
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ralph

You'll have a much better return on your investment if you take the time to take the GMAT and get into the best school you can.

Agree. This is almost always the case: an MBA program that does not require the GMAT will usually not be a good investment. And I'd say this is doubly true for entrepreneurs: I'd only really recommend a program that's close to a startup hotspot and has ties to venture capital and networks (think Cambridge/Judge or Warwick - hell, even Imperial.)

The schools that you mentioned don't have these resources - so their value to you as an entrepreneur who doesn't want to stay in the UK after graduation is pretty minimal.

<blockquote>You'll have a much better return on your investment if you take the time to take the GMAT and get into the best school you can.</blockquote>
Agree. This is almost always the case: an MBA program that does not require the GMAT will usually not be a good investment. And I'd say this is doubly true for entrepreneurs: I'd only really recommend a program that's close to a startup hotspot and has ties to venture capital and networks (think Cambridge/Judge or Warwick - hell, even Imperial.)

The schools that you mentioned don't have these resources - so their value to you as an entrepreneur who doesn't want to stay in the UK after graduation is pretty minimal.
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Mamit

Well if you dont want to take GMAT then some of the B-Schools, not demanding GMAT scores are:
1. Aston
2. Durham
3. Birmingham
4 Bradford
5. Strathclyde
6. Edinburgh
These are among the best ones (without GMAT category )

Well if you dont want to take GMAT then some of the B-Schools, not demanding GMAT scores are:
1. Aston
2. Durham
3. Birmingham
4 Bradford
5. Strathclyde
6. Edinburgh
These are among the best ones (without GMAT category )
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realist

Entreprenuer MBA - Isn't it an Oxymoron?

Entreprenuer MBA - Isn't it an Oxymoron?
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Duncan

Not at all. An MBA taught me the skills, connections and self-confidence I needed to build a business and help found two others. Not everyone needs, but it will benefit some people.

If I was focussed narrowly on entrepreneurship, I would look not at those non-GMAT schools in the UK, but at EM Lyon in France, or Babson in the US. They also run a joint MSc.

Not at all. An MBA taught me the skills, connections and self-confidence I needed to build a business and help found two others. Not everyone needs, but it will benefit some people.

If I was focussed narrowly on entrepreneurship, I would look not at those non-GMAT schools in the UK, but at EM Lyon in France, or Babson in the US. They also run a joint MSc.
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gabbii

Hi All ,

Thank You so much to take out your valuable time and responding to my query...it has really helped me with loads of info...Thanks once again

Hi All ,

Thank You so much to take out your valuable time and responding to my query...it has really helped me with loads of info...Thanks once again
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ezra

If I was focussed narrowly on entrepreneurship, I would look not at those non-GMAT schools in the UK, but at EM Lyon in France, or Babson in the US. They also run a joint MSc.

I'd recommend that EM Lyon International MBA as well, it's a great emerging program for entrepreneurs.

However, from the initial post, it looks like the OP is less interested specifically in entrepreneurship than leveraging the business school experience into his already-existing business. If I were him, I'd look closely at the curriculum of the schools he's interested in to get a sense of what kinds of relevant skills and insights he could pick up. For instance, the Durham electives in "Small Business Management" or "Globalizing Strategic Management" sound appropriate. And Manchester has some great marketing-oriented electives that might make sense.

But I'd echo others in this thread that a school that requires the GMAT will be better than one that doesn't.

<blockquote>If I was focussed narrowly on entrepreneurship, I would look not at those non-GMAT schools in the UK, but at EM Lyon in France, or Babson in the US. They also run a joint MSc.</blockquote>
I'd recommend that EM Lyon International MBA as well, it's a great emerging program for entrepreneurs.

However, from the initial post, it looks like the OP is less interested specifically in entrepreneurship than leveraging the business school experience into his already-existing business. If I were him, I'd look closely at the curriculum of the schools he's interested in to get a sense of what kinds of relevant skills and insights he could pick up. For instance, the Durham electives in "Small Business Management" or "Globalizing Strategic Management" sound appropriate. And Manchester has some great marketing-oriented electives that might make sense.

But I'd echo others in this thread that a school that requires the GMAT will be better than one that doesn't.
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Also understand that B-Schools not requiring a GMAT score for their MBA applications are preferably placed on the lists of the so called Admission Agents or Admission Consultants, whatever you may want to call them & generally the student quality in such MBA programs is not very good.

Also understand that B-Schools not requiring a GMAT score for their MBA applications are preferably placed on the lists of the so called Admission Agents or Admission Consultants, whatever you may want to call them & generally the student quality in such MBA programs is not very good.
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Duncan

That really depends on the admissions consultants. At JK, where I am a consultant, we don't take fees from schools (as fare I I know we never have). That would encourage us to push students towards the schools where they would have weaker outcomes, since it's the weaker programmes which need to pay for applicants.

That really depends on the admissions consultants. At JK, where I am a consultant, we don't take fees from schools (as fare I I know we never have). That would encourage us to push students towards the schools where they would have weaker outcomes, since it's the weaker programmes which need to pay for applicants.
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gabbii

HI All ,

Thanks for the info..well i have got offers from nottingham , strathclyde , sheffield and leeds...my interview with durham is on 10th July...really confused as to which university i should join..if you could help me it would be of great help..

HI All ,

Thanks for the info..well i have got offers from nottingham , strathclyde , sheffield and leeds...my interview with durham is on 10th July...really confused as to which university i should join..if you could help me it would be of great help..
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Duncan

The first two are the best. Chose between them on the basis of which city you prefer.

The first two are the best. Chose between them on the basis of which city you prefer.
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Mamit

Strathclyde would be best among your choices unless you get through Durham.
Mamit

Strathclyde would be best among your choices unless you get through Durham.
Mamit
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gabbii

Hi ,

Whats your view on Leeds??

Hi ,

Whats your view on Leeds??
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Mamit

not as strong as the other two.

not as strong as the other two.
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I would recommend that you avoid all of them. I thought you wanted some international experience. All of the schools you mentioned will have a huge student population of Indians. At any of these schools, half of the MBA class will be Indian. So for you it will be like studying in India again.

I would recommend that you avoid all of them. I thought you wanted some international experience. All of the schools you mentioned will have a huge student population of Indians. At any of these schools, half of the MBA class will be Indian. So for you it will be like studying in India again.
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Duncan

This person will also be surrounded by Indians if he stays in India, but at least in an MBA he will make progress faster. Do you have a positive suggestion for him?

This person will also be surrounded by Indians if he stays in India, but at least in an MBA he will make progress faster. Do you have a positive suggestion for him?
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Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your prompt reply...i do not have time to write & prepare for Gmat...I want to apply this year only...Could you suggest some good universities...


If you dont have time for GMAT, how can you have time for MBA ?????

<blockquote>Hi Duncan,

Thanks for your prompt reply...i do not have time to write & prepare for Gmat...I want to apply this year only...Could you suggest some good universities...</blockquote>

If you dont have time for GMAT, how can you have time for MBA ?????
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