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khyathi113

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khyathi113

hello everyone,
i am planning to go for a masters in international business\management.
the first confusion is -UK OR AUSTRALIA??
SECOND presently i have got offers from
university of strathclyte for the masters in management
university of exeter for the same
university of glasgow for masters in interntl management and development
i have got a reject from lancaster
also i have applied to australia
to AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
(replies awaited)
now the australian courses start next jan n uk this september for me
so i am confused as to whether the options i have are good enough or shall i wait for australia( as i dont want to leave the UK ones and not get any good australian univs also)

hello everyone,
i am planning to go for a masters in international business\management.
the first confusion is -UK OR AUSTRALIA??
SECOND presently i have got offers from
university of strathclyte for the masters in management
university of exeter for the same
university of glasgow for masters in interntl management and development
i have got a reject from lancaster
also i have applied to australia
to AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
(replies awaited)
now the australian courses start next jan n uk this september for me
so i am confused as to whether the options i have are good enough or shall i wait for australia( as i dont want to leave the UK ones and not get any good australian univs also)
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Duncan

What are your goals? Why such different courses and countries?

What are your goals? Why such different courses and countries?
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khyathi113

i wanted to do an mba first but as none of the really good universities offer an mba without a work ex
so as a fresher i decided to pursue a masters.
also, i thought of masters in international management
as i wasnt sure of doin a specific masters like finance etc.so i thought masters in international management is a gr8 option as it gives me an opportunity to get a flavour of each be it be finance,marketing etc.
plus i want to work abroad only so this course also offers exposure to international dealing subjects like global strategy etc.
so i found it as a good mix..
now regarding the course,the thing is every university i was seeing didnt have exactly masters in international management so i applied for the course which i found relevant and close to my program
about the country,its like i was a little worried about UK,about the job market and all thats why i thought of applying to australia also.

i wanted to do an mba first but as none of the really good universities offer an mba without a work ex
so as a fresher i decided to pursue a masters.
also, i thought of masters in international management
as i wasnt sure of doin a specific masters like finance etc.so i thought masters in international management is a gr8 option as it gives me an opportunity to get a flavour of each be it be finance,marketing etc.
plus i want to work abroad only so this course also offers exposure to international dealing subjects like global strategy etc.
so i found it as a good mix..
now regarding the course,the thing is every university i was seeing didnt have exactly masters in international management so i applied for the course which i found relevant and close to my program
about the country,its like i was a little worried about UK,about the job market and all thats why i thought of applying to australia also.
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Duncan

A degree in international management is a good role if you want to return home and work in exports. A masters in general business management or in finance will give you many more work opportunities.

If you want to focus on Australia, then don't be distracted by the UK.

A degree in international management is a good role if you want to return home and work in exports. A masters in general business management or in finance will give you many more work opportunities.

If you want to focus on Australia, then don't be distracted by the UK.
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khyathi113

my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.

my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.
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Duncan

It's a challenging environment, especially for MBAs. I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable. Australian economy is obviously going better.

It's a challenging environment, especially for MBAs. I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable. Australian economy is obviously going better.
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Australia's economy is going great so there's a reason to head down that way. ASB's stats for graduate employment for 2011 MBAs were very promising so there's also a testament to Career Services and the possibility of getting hired.

Australia's economy is going great so there's a reason to head down that way. ASB's stats for graduate employment for 2011 MBAs were very promising so there's also a testament to Career Services and the possibility of getting hired.
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hello everyone,
i am planning to go for a masters in international business\management.
the first confusion is -UK OR AUSTRALIA??


Australia's economy is going great so there's a reason to head down that way. ASB's stats for graduate employment for 2011 MBAs were very promising so there's also a testament to Career Services and the possibility of getting hired.

<blockquote>hello everyone,
i am planning to go for a masters in international business\management.
the first confusion is -UK OR AUSTRALIA??
</blockquote>

Australia's economy is going great so there's a reason to head down that way. ASB's stats for graduate employment for 2011 MBAs were very promising so there's also a testament to Career Services and the possibility of getting hired.
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Mamit

my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.

Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit

<blockquote>my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.
</blockquote>
Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit
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Duncan

Good advice :-)

Good advice :-)
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Mamit

Good advice :-)
:)

Thanks :)

<blockquote>Good advice :-)</blockquote>:)

Thanks :)
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ezra

I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable.

Interesting. But I'd add that the OP's lack of work experience will be a huge hinderance, regardless of the degree.

Employers today want to see solid, verifiable work experience. I think that, more than anything, is why those with MBAs from good universities end up making so much more than MScs.

<blockquote>I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable.</blockquote>
Interesting. But I'd add that the OP's lack of work experience will be a huge hinderance, regardless of the degree.

Employers today want to see solid, verifiable work experience. I think that, more than anything, is why those with MBAs from good universities end up making so much more than MScs.
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khyathi113

i agree with you ezra,
but i have just done my graduation in economics and though i am getting decently paying jobs but i think i am no that prepared for doing a job at the moment and hence i opted for as an Msc to learn more.
(i might do an mba also afterwards if needed)

i agree with you ezra,
but i have just done my graduation in economics and though i am getting decently paying jobs but i think i am no that prepared for doing a job at the moment and hence i opted for as an Msc to learn more.
(i might do an mba also afterwards if needed)
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khyathi113

my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.

Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit

thank you so much for your advice.
as i have mentioned earlier my best option till is strathclyde univ.
i have already got an offer for a MIM there.waiting for the reply for the MBM.
what do you suggest should i go ahead with it.
it is ranked 26th according to FT

<blockquote><blockquote>my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.
</blockquote>
Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit</blockquote>
thank you so much for your advice.
as i have mentioned earlier my best option till is strathclyde univ.
i have already got an offer for a MIM there.waiting for the reply for the MBM.
what do you suggest should i go ahead with it.
it is ranked 26th according to FT
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khyathi113

also i wanted an advise on another thought of mine,
i was considering UK as a better OPTION as it will give me a masters degree in a year in lesser cost and time than australia.
also it will make me eligible for applying for an MBA(if a want to in future) to say the ivy league colleges in the US.(after some years of work ex)
(as i currently have 15 yrs of education)

also i wanted an advise on another thought of mine,
i was considering UK as a better OPTION as it will give me a masters degree in a year in lesser cost and time than australia.
also it will make me eligible for applying for an MBA(if a want to in future) to say the ivy league colleges in the US.(after some years of work ex)
(as i currently have 15 yrs of education)
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khyathi113

It's a challenging environment, especially for MBAs. I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable. Australian economy is obviously going better.


also i wanted an advise on another thought of mine,
i was considering UK as a better OPTION as it will give me a masters degree in a year in lesser cost and time than australia.
also it will make me eligible for applying for an MBA(if a want to in future) to say the ivy league colleges in the US.(after some years of work ex)
(as i currently have 15 yrs of education)

<blockquote>It's a challenging environment, especially for MBAs. I think it's easier for MSc graduates, since their debts and salary expectations are more reasonable. Australian economy is obviously going better. </blockquote>

also i wanted an advise on another thought of mine,
i was considering UK as a better OPTION as it will give me a masters degree in a year in lesser cost and time than australia.
also it will make me eligible for applying for an MBA(if a want to in future) to say the ivy league colleges in the US.(after some years of work ex)
(as i currently have 15 yrs of education)
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Mamit

my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.

Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit

thank you so much for your advice.
as i have mentioned earlier my best option till is strathclyde univ.
i have already got an offer for a MIM there.waiting for the reply for the MBM.
what do you suggest should i go ahead with it.
it is ranked 26th according to FT


Strathclyde is a good option,but you can also try schools in England as well (preferably close to London )

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>my main focus is UK only.
i was just worried about the job scenario there that's why considering other places as an option.
what would say about the job market condition in UK.
</blockquote>
Although the job scenario is not very great in the UK but deserving students of both MBA / MSc are still getting good offers. If you are considering UK then I would recommend you to opt for only top 100 FT universities only.
Mamit</blockquote>
thank you so much for your advice.
as i have mentioned earlier my best option till is strathclyde univ.
i have already got an offer for a MIM there.waiting for the reply for the MBM.
what do you suggest should i go ahead with it.
it is ranked 26th according to FT </blockquote>

Strathclyde is a good option,but you can also try schools in England as well (preferably close to London )
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kooky

Hello everyone,

I wanted to know if work experience is mandatory to get into a decent B school in the UK. I have a score of 720 in GMAT and No work experience. Do you think I'd get called without work ex?

Hello everyone,

I wanted to know if work experience is mandatory to get into a decent B school in the UK. I have a score of 720 in GMAT and No work experience. Do you think I'd get called without work ex?
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Mamit

Hello everyone,

I wanted to know if work experience is mandatory to get into a decent B school in the UK. I have a score of 720 in GMAT and No work experience. Do you think I'd get called without work ex?

Hi Kooky,
Yes in UK the work experience is mandatory in you are looking for some of the decent B-Schools, however since you have a high GMAT score and provided you are 4 years UG degree, then i would suggest you to try for USA as you may get some good B-School with our work experience. And some of the B-School may offer you 100% scholarship as well.
Mamit

<blockquote>Hello everyone,

I wanted to know if work experience is mandatory to get into a decent B school in the UK. I have a score of 720 in GMAT and No work experience. Do you think I'd get called without work ex?</blockquote>
Hi Kooky,
Yes in UK the work experience is mandatory in you are looking for some of the decent B-Schools, however since you have a high GMAT score and provided you are 4 years UG degree, then i would suggest you to try for USA as you may get some good B-School with our work experience. And some of the B-School may offer you 100% scholarship as well.
Mamit
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