Full time MBA apply 2020


K.Japan
Hi,all
I'm Japanese man with 40 age.
I have 16 years experiences in finance.(Bank,Non-Bank,Asset management, overseas subsidiary)
I might be too old age to take full-time MBA, but recently
I decided to take full time MBA 2020 in UK.

After MBA I plan to my career as below.
1. join start-up (Japan)
2. join international company which aims to expand Japanese market
3. venture capital, PE , M&A firm (Japan)

Regarding MBA,
I prioritize the quality of students and professors.
My interest modules are entrepreneurship and marketing.
I don't prefer school which emphasizes finance or academic approach.
Except Oxbrige and LBS, UK MBA has little value of a name in Japan, so I don't care reputation in Japan.

Now I'm finalizing the application for 3-4 schools out of following list.
In terms of my CV check , I got good response.
I haven't got IELTS and GMAT, currently I'm preparing IELTS and don't plan to take GMAT as I need to focus on IELTS.

Could you rank these schools and suggest other schools if any?

・Strathclyde
・Bath
・Warwick
・Manchester(Probably GMAT is needed finally)
・Durham
・Edinburgh
・Loughborough
・Lancaster

[Edited by K.Japan on Jan 04, 2020]

Hi,all
I'm Japanese man with 40 age.
I have 16 years experiences in finance.(Bank,Non-Bank,Asset management, overseas subsidiary)
I might be too old age to take full-time MBA, but recently
I decided to take full time MBA 2020 in UK.

After MBA I plan to my career as below.
1. join start-up (Japan)
2. join international company which aims to expand Japanese market
3. venture capital, PE , M&A firm (Japan)

Regarding MBA,
I prioritize the quality of students and professors.
My interest modules are entrepreneurship and marketing.
I don't prefer school which emphasizes finance or academic approach.
Except Oxbrige and LBS, UK MBA has little value of a name in Japan, so I don't care reputation in Japan.

Now I'm finalizing the application for 3-4 schools out of following list.
In terms of my CV check , I got good response.
I haven't got IELTS and GMAT, currently I'm preparing IELTS and don't plan to take GMAT as I need to focus on IELTS.

Could you rank these schools and suggest other schools if any?

・Strathclyde
・Bath
・Warwick
・Manchester(Probably GMAT is needed finally)
・Durham
・Edinburgh
・Loughborough
・Lancaster
quote
Duncan
I think the three-year average FT ranking of these firms is reliable as a proxy for the quality of the faculty, students and international portability of these MBAs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2019 I'd pay particular interest to the 'Aims Achieved' score. Imperial, Manchester, Cranfield and Durham do well. LBS and Oxbridge lead. Manchester seems to have a good MBA network in Japan.

Why are you looking only at UK schools? EDHEC seems to have a bigger network in Japan than Manchester or Oxford.
I think the three-year average FT ranking of these firms is reliable as a proxy for the quality of the faculty, students and international portability of these MBAs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2019 I'd pay particular interest to the 'Aims Achieved' score. Imperial, Manchester, Cranfield and Durham do well. LBS and Oxbridge lead. Manchester seems to have a good MBA network in Japan.

Why are you looking only at UK schools? EDHEC seems to have a bigger network in Japan than Manchester or Oxford.
quote
K.Japan
Thank you for your advise, Duncan.

I don't persist in UK, but the problem is that EDHEC ( also ESADE,IE) require GMAT.
Just in case I will contact their admissions officer which might give me helpful suggestion.
Regarding IE, they can accept ieGAT, I'm not familiar with the test though.
Thank you for your advise, Duncan.

I don't persist in UK, but the problem is that EDHEC ( also ESADE,IE) require GMAT.
Just in case I will contact their admissions officer which might give me helpful suggestion.
Regarding IE, they can accept ieGAT, I'm not familiar with the test though.

quote
Duncan
Edhec does not require the GMAT to apply, and only asks for a score of 600. You can apply now and take the GMAT at your leisure.
Edhec does not require the GMAT to apply, and only asks for a score of 600. You can apply now and take the GMAT at your leisure.
quote
K.Japan
Thank you for your tips.
What do you think i n comparison between EDHEC and IE?
Thank you for your tips.
What do you think i n comparison between EDHEC and IE?
quote
Duncan
IE seems like a stronger school.
IE seems like a stronger school.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Glasgow, United Kingdom 42 Followers 374 Discussions
Bath, United Kingdom 14 Followers 147 Discussions
Coventry, United Kingdom 76 Followers 536 Discussions
Manchester, United Kingdom 53 Followers 467 Discussions
Durham, United Kingdom 51 Followers 371 Discussions
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 22 Followers 199 Discussions
Loughborough, United Kingdom 12 Followers 51 Discussions
Lancaster, United Kingdom 18 Followers 274 Discussions

Related Articles

Beyond London: MBA Programs in England

Jun 08, 2012

How MBA programs outside the capital can offer global, practical experience

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists

Hot Discussions