Glasgow MBA or Sheffield MBA ??


deepalir
hi..
I have an unconditional offer letter from university of sheffield for sept 2010 session
I wanted to know how is its mba rated, abt the city and how much expenditure can i expect. Also, what are the job opportunities there after.

Thanks
hi..
I have an unconditional offer letter from university of sheffield for sept 2010 session
I wanted to know how is its mba rated, abt the city and how much expenditure can i expect. Also, what are the job opportunities there after.

Thanks
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zinc
Hey! i will be applying to Glasgow for 2013 batch. By that time, my work-ex will be just 1 year with JP Morgan - Bangalore. But i am confident of a 750+ GMAT score.
Do i have a chance of getting in? what other universities in the UK, better than glascow can i think of with 1 year exp?
I could really use some guidance.

thanks
Hey! i will be applying to Glasgow for 2013 batch. By that time, my work-ex will be just 1 year with JP Morgan - Bangalore. But i am confident of a 750+ GMAT score.
Do i have a chance of getting in? what other universities in the UK, better than glascow can i think of with 1 year exp?
I could really use some guidance.

thanks
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Duncan
Why on earth would you want to go to an unranked school like Glasgow when you could apply to one of the top schools in the world which such a high GMAT?
Why on earth would you want to go to an unranked school like Glasgow when you could apply to one of the top schools in the world which such a high GMAT?
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zinc
coz i want to finish my MBA early, and top B schools want work-ex. also, i cant afford the tuition fee top B-schools like LBS.
coz i want to finish my MBA early, and top B schools want work-ex. also, i cant afford the tuition fee top B-schools like LBS.
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Duncan
With a 750 GMAT there are numerous accredited business schools which would offer you full or partial costs, which would reduce your fees to the same as, or less than, Glasgow. For example:
- At Glasgow the average salary is $53,678 (http://www.economist.com/whichmba/2010/university-of-glasgow-business-school), while fees are £20,500 ($32451).
- At Cranfield, for example, the average salary is $125,196 (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2012). Fees are £33,000 ($52239).

The gap in salaries will *widen* over time but, even if we assume it does not, over a 30 year career that is $600,000 extra income for a $20,000 higher investment. How can you afford *not* to go to a better school?
With a 750 GMAT there are numerous accredited business schools which would offer you full or partial costs, which would reduce your fees to the same as, or less than, Glasgow. For example:
- At Glasgow the average salary is $53,678 (http://www.economist.com/whichmba/2010/university-of-glasgow-business-school), while fees are £20,500 ($32451).
- At Cranfield, for example, the average salary is $125,196 (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-rankings-2012). Fees are £33,000 ($52239).

The gap in salaries will *widen* over time but, even if we assume it does not, over a 30 year career that is $600,000 extra income for a $20,000 higher investment. How can you afford *not* to go to a better school?
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zinc
i am trying to get informed on the matter since i dont know much about schools in UK. thanks so much about the info. can you also tell whether schools relax the work-ex requirement if the GMAT score is good?
thanks a ton
i am trying to get informed on the matter since i dont know much about schools in UK. thanks so much about the info. can you also tell whether schools relax the work-ex requirement if the GMAT score is good?
thanks a ton
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Duncan
Very few schools will do that. Generally, work experience is needed for the case study approach, and that's what gives the top MBA programmes' graduates their distinctive confidence and integrated perspective. But you could try to apply now and defer your entry for a year or two.
Very few schools will do that. Generally, work experience is needed for the case study approach, and that's what gives the top MBA programmes' graduates their distinctive confidence and integrated perspective. But you could try to apply now and defer your entry for a year or two.
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zinc
i will certainly think about it. thanks for the information again.
that was really helpful.
i will certainly think about it. thanks for the information again.
that was really helpful.

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Duncan
To be more precise - very few serious ranked and accredited schools do that. There are several former polytechnic schools which will allow anyone into their MBA degrees but these have poor RoI.
To be more precise - very few serious ranked and accredited schools do that. There are several former polytechnic schools which will allow anyone into their MBA degrees but these have poor RoI.
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Mamit
I totally agree with Duncan's suggestion, as if you are working with JP morgan, it will be better that you wait for another 2-3 years in order to increase your work ex and if you manage to score 750+ in GMAT then no doubt you will be able to crack into some top B-Schools.

Regards
Mamit
I totally agree with Duncan's suggestion, as if you are working with JP morgan, it will be better that you wait for another 2-3 years in order to increase your work ex and if you manage to score 750+ in GMAT then no doubt you will be able to crack into some top B-Schools.

Regards
Mamit
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olaotan
Hey! i will be applying to Glasgow for 2013 batch. By that time, my work-ex will be just 1 year with JP Morgan - Bangalore. But i am confident of a 750+ GMAT score.
Do i have a chance of getting in? what other universities in the UK, better than glascow can i think of with 1 year exp?
I could really use some guidance.

thanks

If you have a 750GMAT Score, go to a better school..its worth it over and again. From your two options, Sheffield is better especially as they recently got triple accredited and would soon see a jump in various rankings. I am there presently, but if I had done the GMAT(and scored 750) I would be in LBS or Harvard,etc. You recoup your investment back over and again
<blockquote>Hey! i will be applying to Glasgow for 2013 batch. By that time, my work-ex will be just 1 year with JP Morgan - Bangalore. But i am confident of a 750+ GMAT score.
Do i have a chance of getting in? what other universities in the UK, better than glascow can i think of with 1 year exp?
I could really use some guidance.

thanks</blockquote>
If you have a 750GMAT Score, go to a better school..its worth it over and again. From your two options, Sheffield is better especially as they recently got triple accredited and would soon see a jump in various rankings. I am there presently, but if I had done the GMAT(and scored 750) I would be in LBS or Harvard,etc. You recoup your investment back over and again
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Great Man
If you have a 750GMAT Score, go to a better school..its worth it over and again. From your two options, Sheffield is better especially as they recently got triple accredited and would soon see a jump in various rankings. I am there presently, but if I had done the GMAT(and scored 750) I would be in LBS or Harvard,etc. You recoup your investment back over and again

Hi Olaotan,
I made 750 in GMAT but I didn't consider LBS (even though it's always been my dream school) because of the high tuition so am looking at Warwick or CASS at the moment.
Perhaps you may have suggestions on how to go about the funding issues, I will gladly appreciate it.
I am aware that some of these top schools give out scholarships and all but the balance that one will be left to pay will still be high.
If you have a 750GMAT Score, go to a better school..its worth it over and again. From your two options, Sheffield is better especially as they recently got triple accredited and would soon see a jump in various rankings. I am there presently, but if I had done the GMAT(and scored 750) I would be in LBS or Harvard,etc. You recoup your investment back over and again</blockquote>

Hi Olaotan,
I made 750 in GMAT but I didn't consider LBS (even though it's always been my dream school) because of the high tuition so am looking at Warwick or CASS at the moment.
Perhaps you may have suggestions on how to go about the funding issues, I will gladly appreciate it.
I am aware that some of these top schools give out scholarships and all but the balance that one will be left to pay will still be high.
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olaotan
That's really nice to hear. They are both good business school's but IMO you should pick Warwick. This is because Cass is known as a good business school but Warwick University has a worldwide reputation and would probably be more popular (and thus probably open more doors) worldwide.
As for the high tuition, I would say apply to LBS anyway(you have only your application fee to lose) and explore potential scholarships. If you subtract the balance, it might be equal to the fees you would pay for Warwick. In the highly competitive recession market today, the very top Business schools are the only "guaranteed" immediate returns (with the chances from the others exponentially less according to their cadre).
While I am glad I chose Sheffield amongst my options, if I were to rewind time I would have sat the GMAT and aimed for LBS or Harvard(which has much higher chances of scholarships) as the returns are higher even in recessions.
As of now, I might still write the exam(which I didnt want to be bothered to write) as I might be considering going to Harvard for a masters(real estate development) and would also like pointers from you on the GMAT "750" You can reach me, [email protected] as that isn't the topic for this forum. Feel free to ask further quesions.
That's really nice to hear. They are both good business school's but IMO you should pick Warwick. This is because Cass is known as a good business school but Warwick University has a worldwide reputation and would probably be more popular (and thus probably open more doors) worldwide.
As for the high tuition, I would say apply to LBS anyway(you have only your application fee to lose) and explore potential scholarships. If you subtract the balance, it might be equal to the fees you would pay for Warwick. In the highly competitive recession market today, the very top Business schools are the only "guaranteed" immediate returns (with the chances from the others exponentially less according to their cadre).
While I am glad I chose Sheffield amongst my options, if I were to rewind time I would have sat the GMAT and aimed for LBS or Harvard(which has much higher chances of scholarships) as the returns are higher even in recessions.
As of now, I might still write the exam(which I didnt want to be bothered to write) as I might be considering going to Harvard for a masters(real estate development) and would also like pointers from you on the GMAT "750" You can reach me, [email protected] as that isn't the topic for this forum. Feel free to ask further quesions.
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ezra
I made 750 in GMAT but I didn't consider LBS (even though it's always been my dream school) because of the high tuition so am looking at Warwick or CASS at the moment.

As with most things in life, you pay for what you get. When you're making your decision, make sure you do the math over the long term to decide which school is better. For instance, LBS grads, on average, make about $150k/year within three years of graduation - for Cass grads, this is about $110k. You'd most likely recoup the difference in tuition costs with an LBS degree within a couple of years.

Also, top schools like LBS have many more funding options for students based on things like background, nationality, and even interests. For instance, at LBS, there are scholarships specifically for students of Russian and Israeli descent; scholarships for ex-military personnel, and even scholarships for those interested in working in the financial services industry.

I'd at least check with the financial aid department to see what would be available to you.
<blockquote>I made 750 in GMAT but I didn't consider LBS (even though it's always been my dream school) because of the high tuition so am looking at Warwick or CASS at the moment.</blockquote>
As with most things in life, you pay for what you get. When you're making your decision, make sure you do the math over the long term to decide which school is better. For instance, LBS grads, on average, make about $150k/year within three years of graduation - for Cass grads, this is about $110k. You'd most likely recoup the difference in tuition costs with an LBS degree within a couple of years.

Also, top schools like LBS have many more funding options for students based on things like background, nationality, and even interests. For instance, at LBS, there are scholarships specifically for students of Russian and Israeli descent; scholarships for ex-military personnel, and even scholarships for those interested in working in the financial services industry.

I'd at least check with the financial aid department to see what would be available to you.
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Hello everyone,

I have an offer for MBA from the University of Sheffield. Just wanted to ask - how is the scene now? How is employment after MBA in the UK?

I am choosing Sheffield MBA over MSc Management from Bristol, Glasgow, and Limerick (Ireland).

Any suggestions, please?

Thank you so much.
Hello everyone,

I have an offer for MBA from the University of Sheffield. Just wanted to ask - how is the scene now? How is employment after MBA in the UK?

I am choosing Sheffield MBA over MSc Management from Bristol, Glasgow, and Limerick (Ireland).

Any suggestions, please?

Thank you so much.
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samarthin
Hello There,

Congratulations on the offer.

I was in your shoes almost a decade back and I took the plunge and went with the University of Sheffield MBA and do not regret it.

It has a fantastic access to resources and library (called as IC) for your studies. It has been recently recognized as one of the best in the UK.

The course is wrapped up in 1 year so you will be pretty busy with the studies. If you are specific to do something after MBA you can get relevant contacts and the faculty is quite helpful. The study community is excellent and Friday clubbing is also famous.

Employment - this depends on you and your experience until now. If you are in IT and want to continue then consider yourself a bit lucky as you might be able to find job easily. Else if you are looking to switch it may be slightly difficult.

One thing you might need to note is that they have now scrapped the idea of PSW visa. (post study visa) which was valid for two years so that students can look for jobs in those 2 years. So you will be left with few months before you can find a job and then the company has to sponsor you a Tier 2 General Visa (work visa) if you are looking to continue to work in the UK. Only Tier 1 companies issue that such as Accenture, Cognizant etc. So finding job now might be tricky but I found the job almost immediately I applied and went to job from the next day I submitted my dissertation. So there are chances.

Not sure about Bristol and Glasgow. A thing to note is Bristol is in Wales and Glasgow is up north (chilly). I would recommend Sheffield. And to be honest with you when I got job, where I got my MBA did not really matter and I am with Accenture now.

Good luck and best wishes.

Samarth
Hello There,

Congratulations on the offer.

I was in your shoes almost a decade back and I took the plunge and went with the University of Sheffield MBA and do not regret it.

It has a fantastic access to resources and library (called as IC) for your studies. It has been recently recognized as one of the best in the UK.

The course is wrapped up in 1 year so you will be pretty busy with the studies. If you are specific to do something after MBA you can get relevant contacts and the faculty is quite helpful. The study community is excellent and Friday clubbing is also famous.

Employment - this depends on you and your experience until now. If you are in IT and want to continue then consider yourself a bit lucky as you might be able to find job easily. Else if you are looking to switch it may be slightly difficult.

One thing you might need to note is that they have now scrapped the idea of PSW visa. (post study visa) which was valid for two years so that students can look for jobs in those 2 years. So you will be left with few months before you can find a job and then the company has to sponsor you a Tier 2 General Visa (work visa) if you are looking to continue to work in the UK. Only Tier 1 companies issue that such as Accenture, Cognizant etc. So finding job now might be tricky but I found the job almost immediately I applied and went to job from the next day I submitted my dissertation. So there are chances.

Not sure about Bristol and Glasgow. A thing to note is Bristol is in Wales and Glasgow is up north (chilly). I would recommend Sheffield. And to be honest with you when I got job, where I got my MBA did not really matter and I am with Accenture now.

Good luck and best wishes.

Samarth
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Hey Samarth,

Thank you so much for replying. I never expected a reply so fast on a 9-year-old thread!

Congratulations on your success.

Yes, you’re right. Presently, Russel Group universities provide a 6 months pilot visa after study to find a job in the UK (Earlier it was just 3 months; I am glad about new amendment this year).

I am from IT and have some management experience as well. I aspire to be in the IT Industry.

I understand that MBA is a global degree and will be better than MSc’s but sometimes there are some negative elements around us, which makes us fall into a dilemma (I am from India, I hope you understand).

Thank you for the wishes. I will be glad to join the Sheffield MBA.

Best Regards,
Shamsh
Hey Samarth,

Thank you so much for replying. I never expected a reply so fast on a 9-year-old thread!

Congratulations on your success.

Yes, you’re right. Presently, Russel Group universities provide a 6 months pilot visa after study to find a job in the UK (Earlier it was just 3 months; I am glad about new amendment this year).

I am from IT and have some management experience as well. I aspire to be in the IT Industry.

I understand that MBA is a global degree and will be better than MSc’s but sometimes there are some negative elements around us, which makes us fall into a dilemma (I am from India, I hope you understand).

Thank you for the wishes. I will be glad to join the Sheffield MBA.

Best Regards,
Shamsh
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