Henley or Aston MBA


Sirad

Hi, I hold places in this two programmes but my decision is still out.
Qs launched the results of this survey where employers vote for schools where they are more likely to search for MBA graduates Aston occuped a place in what they called Global Emerging School, whislt Henley roughly got a place in what they called Leader Regional schools or so. However, the latter ranked in those business school where employers look for leadership.
Aston offers specialized MBA and Henley General.
I am keen on FMCG industries as my background is on this sector however I am open to changes in my career. By the way I have 8 years of experience which is the average experience for those programmes.

Hi, I hold places in this two programmes but my decision is still out.
Qs launched the results of this survey where employers vote for schools where they are more likely to search for MBA graduates Aston occuped a place in what they called Global Emerging School, whislt Henley roughly got a place in what they called Leader Regional schools or so. However, the latter ranked in those business school where employers look for leadership.
Aston offers specialized MBA and Henley General.
I am keen on FMCG industries as my background is on this sector however I am open to changes in my career. By the way I have 8 years of experience which is the average experience for those programmes.
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Duncan

Henley is the obvious choice between these two. Aston has no notable alumni base in consumer goods or food and beverage, while Henley has alumni in firms like Diageo, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Company (which also has some Aston alumni), SABMiller and Tiger Brands.

But why only these two?

Henley is the obvious choice between these two. Aston has no notable alumni base in consumer goods or food and beverage, while Henley has alumni in firms like Diageo, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Company (which also has some Aston alumni), SABMiller and Tiger Brands.

But why only these two?
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Sirad

Hi thanks,

Do you choose Henley assesing staff, programme and opportunities after graduating?

Regarding why, Reading is where I live with my family so basically is a personal reason.

On the other hand, I deeply refuse to take the Gmat. I have plenty of colleagues in top schools and the average opinion is that thouse with the gmat high score present lack of soft skills, presentation skills and they are not the most experienced. Hence my options are reduced to that school who dont ask for Gmat if you are a experienced worked.

Hi thanks,

Do you choose Henley assesing staff, programme and opportunities after graduating?

Regarding why, Reading is where I live with my family so basically is a personal reason.

On the other hand, I deeply refuse to take the Gmat. I have plenty of colleagues in top schools and the average opinion is that thouse with the gmat high score present lack of soft skills, presentation skills and they are not the most experienced. Hence my options are reduced to that school who dont ask for Gmat if you are a experienced worked.

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Duncan

That's silly. GMAT scores show verbal and quant skill. Those are randomly associated with being a jerk. Many students have great GMAT, and great soft skills. Other students have high GMATs, and are jerks.

Henley looks for students with a GMAT around 640. That's not a high GMAT. The GMAT is an excellent predictor of success in MBA courses. Students with good English and maths, around the level of a bright 18 year old, do better in MBAs and in the traditional MBA recruiters, which use budgets and meetings and hierarchies.

Schools with the GMAT produce, on average, better MBAs with higher salaries and more capacity for leadership. If you want to rule yourself out from those programmes because you think that people are less likely to be jerks because they are opposed to the GMAT, then that's your call.

That's silly. GMAT scores show verbal and quant skill. Those are randomly associated with being a jerk. Many students have great GMAT, and great soft skills. Other students have high GMATs, and are jerks.

Henley looks for students with a GMAT around 640. That's not a high GMAT. The GMAT is an excellent predictor of success in MBA courses. Students with good English and maths, around the level of a bright 18 year old, do better in MBAs and in the traditional MBA recruiters, which use budgets and meetings and hierarchies.

Schools with the GMAT produce, on average, better MBAs with higher salaries and more capacity for leadership. If you want to rule yourself out from those programmes because you think that people are less likely to be jerks because they are opposed to the GMAT, then that's your call.
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kabir_mba

I have to agree with Duncan here. Why shoot yourself in the foot with respect to MBA selection because some people told you that it's not worth it?

It's too bad, because Oxford (which requires you to take the GMAT) would be perfect for you in terms of your career goals - it does a lot of research in FMCG through its retail management institute.

I have to agree with Duncan here. Why shoot yourself in the foot with respect to MBA selection because some people told you that it's not worth it?

It's too bad, because Oxford (which requires you to take the GMAT) would be perfect for you in terms of your career goals - it does a lot of research in FMCG through its retail management institute.
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