HELP ON SELECTION OF MBA UK PROGRAMME.


873230150
Hello everyone,

I've done a lot of research and have applied to these schools. I would like to know people's advice on what are the best programs. They all have different accreditations AMBA, EQUIS, AACSBB. I'm looking for a program that will bring a great learning experience and offer opportunities to a good job. Hopefully some of you are either enrolled, known someone, read, whatever the reason I hope I can get your opinion.

Cheers!
SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY
EXETER UNIVERSITY
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON
STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY
NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
Hello everyone,

I've done a lot of research and have applied to these schools. I would like to know people's advice on what are the best programs. They all have different accreditations AMBA, EQUIS, AACSBB. I'm looking for a program that will bring a great learning experience and offer opportunities to a good job. Hopefully some of you are either enrolled, known someone, read, whatever the reason I hope I can get your opinion.

Cheers!
SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY
EXETER UNIVERSITY
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON
STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY
NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
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Duncan
I don't think Trent has any of those accreditations. The MBA rankings are a very reliable guide to quality.
I don't think Trent has any of those accreditations. The MBA rankings are a very reliable guide to quality.
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873230150
By bad, didn't apply for that programme.
By bad, didn't apply for that programme.
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It depends on your status, are you a national or international student? I would believe that Nottingham has the best MBA learning experience to offer, since it has wide specialised MBA programmes, Strathclyde also has advantages to offer. As for Loughborough, their programme is theoretical and doesn't offer much practical knowledge that you need, and some lecturers are terrible.

I'm not aware of Leeds, Trent, Kingston, or Sheffield.
It depends on your status, are you a national or international student? I would believe that Nottingham has the best MBA learning experience to offer, since it has wide specialised MBA programmes, Strathclyde also has advantages to offer. As for Loughborough, their programme is theoretical and doesn't offer much practical knowledge that you need, and some lecturers are terrible.

I'm not aware of Leeds, Trent, Kingston, or Sheffield.
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873230150
Thanks Thebadluck, I'm an international student. Did you take any courses at Loughborough, I'm interested in that program for two reasons reasons:
-Internship included in the program
- Triple Accredited
Thanks Thebadluck, I'm an international student. Did you take any courses at Loughborough, I'm interested in that program for two reasons reasons:
-Internship included in the program
- Triple Accredited
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No worries, you're welcome.

I'm aware of what Loughborough has currently, they don't offer much support to MBA students, if you are excited about finding an internship I'm afraid this can be disappointing. All what you will get is some C.V advices( How to create a good C.V), and how to be successful if you go to a job interview, moreover, they don't attract specific MBA fairs to give you opportunities to find potential MBA recruiters, so this is all your own effort. And here you will be stuck with the hard conditions of the U.K economy plus your Visa restrictions, as most of the graduate recruiters prefer to take undergraduates, and its really hard to find short term jobs that can take you as an international MBA student.

As for the Triple Accreditation, the programme is more focused on theories, and not on the practical models of evaluation, meaning that some lecturers overflow the students with academic theories when the modules should be more about the real business methods that are adopted by the developed businesses. Furthermore, you get evaluated by how much theoretical you are in your exams or coursework, not how creative you are in solving some business issues.

[Edited by Thebadluck245 on Nov 02, 2014]

No worries, you're welcome.

I'm aware of what Loughborough has currently, they don't offer much support to MBA students, if you are excited about finding an internship I'm afraid this can be disappointing. All what you will get is some C.V advices( How to create a good C.V), and how to be successful if you go to a job interview, moreover, they don't attract specific MBA fairs to give you opportunities to find potential MBA recruiters, so this is all your own effort. And here you will be stuck with the hard conditions of the U.K economy plus your Visa restrictions, as most of the graduate recruiters prefer to take undergraduates, and its really hard to find short term jobs that can take you as an international MBA student.

As for the Triple Accreditation, the programme is more focused on theories, and not on the practical models of evaluation, meaning that some lecturers overflow the students with academic theories when the modules should be more about the real business methods that are adopted by the developed businesses. Furthermore, you get evaluated by how much theoretical you are in your exams or coursework, not how creative you are in solving some business issues.
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My name is Dr Donna Champion and I am Director of MBA Programmes for Loughborough University. If you are interested in knowing about our programmes please get in touch us directly on [email protected] The feedback I have seen from some users of this website is not a reliable guide.

Last year all of our MBA students went to a MBA specific recruitment fair and will do so again this year. We have employers coming in to talk to our students about opportunities in their company and have placed all but one of last year's cohort on the FT MBA with Internship programme in a company. We are known for our applied approach and have two core 20 credit modules this year where we are delivering the teaching in collaboration with Board members from companies. Our full time programme is new to the market but we have some very exciting plans. Do take care about whose advice you take.
We hope you will be in touch: [email protected]
Best wishes
Donna
My name is Dr Donna Champion and I am Director of MBA Programmes for Loughborough University. If you are interested in knowing about our programmes please get in touch us directly on [email protected] The feedback I have seen from some users of this website is not a reliable guide.

Last year all of our MBA students went to a MBA specific recruitment fair and will do so again this year. We have employers coming in to talk to our students about opportunities in their company and have placed all but one of last year's cohort on the FT MBA with Internship programme in a company. We are known for our applied approach and have two core 20 credit modules this year where we are delivering the teaching in collaboration with Board members from companies. Our full time programme is new to the market but we have some very exciting plans. Do take care about whose advice you take.
We hope you will be in touch: [email protected]
Best wishes
Donna
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ezra
Strathcylde is ranked in the FT, I'd say if you can get into that then do it.
Strathcylde is ranked in the FT, I'd say if you can get into that then do it.
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ralph
Yes, Strathclyde is great if you're look at programs in Scotland. Nottingham is ranked in the Economist as well.

But you haven't mentioned what your career goals are. You've applied to such a range of programs really all over the map in the UK. Each of them will have its strengths and weaknesses, so you'll want to narrow your choice down by career goals and region preference, among other things.
Yes, Strathclyde is great if you're look at programs in Scotland. Nottingham is ranked in the Economist as well.

But you haven't mentioned what your career goals are. You've applied to such a range of programs really all over the map in the UK. Each of them will have its strengths and weaknesses, so you'll want to narrow your choice down by career goals and region preference, among other things.
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reham

SO .. Which university of the above could you advise if one wants to pursue a career in management and consulting in pharmaceutical industry or Fast moving goods
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SO .. Which university of the above could you advise if one wants to pursue a career in management and consulting in pharmaceutical industry or Fast moving goods
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Mamit
I agree with Ralph. Foremost you need to identify your career goals and accordingly select the program that best aligns with your goals.
I agree with Ralph. Foremost you need to identify your career goals and accordingly select the program that best aligns with your goals.
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pankti
Hi!!
Please advise how good is Nottingham Trent University for Digital Marketing. I have got an acceptance already but very confused as to what should be done. i have chosen a 2 yr course which includes one years of placement. will that be helpful to get employed further in the UK.
Hi!!
Please advise how good is Nottingham Trent University for Digital Marketing. I have got an acceptance already but very confused as to what should be done. i have chosen a 2 yr course which includes one years of placement. will that be helpful to get employed further in the UK.
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