imperial or cass


saudbs

Hello Experts

I am from IT background from telco industry. I am looking to do emba or part time mba from cass or imperial. Can someone please guide me which one is better?

After mba I may start my own IT company to provide technical services to various businesses or I may go for progressing further in my career to be IT/technical director.

Thanks,

Hello Experts

I am from IT background from telco industry. I am looking to do emba or part time mba from cass or imperial. Can someone please guide me which one is better?

After mba I may start my own IT company to provide technical services to various businesses or I may go for progressing further in my career to be IT/technical director.

Thanks,
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saudbs

Hello Experts/Duncan

Any comments?

Thansk,

Hello Experts/Duncan

Any comments?

Thansk,
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Duncan

Why these schools? Not a huge difference between the rankings. Cass has a slightly more senior cohort.

Why these schools? Not a huge difference between the rankings. Cass has a slightly more senior cohort.
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saudbs

My budget is around 44k and location is convinient for me. Any other school which you think is better in this budget?

My budget is around 44k and location is convinient for me. Any other school which you think is better in this budget?
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saudbs

"Cass is on a whole other level. The quality of the students is much better there and the EMBA is its flagship course. It is also a much older and larger business school. And not in a basement."

Your quote above back in 2012. Has Imperial improved in last three years?

"Cass is on a whole other level. The quality of the students is much better there and the EMBA is its flagship course. It is also a much older and larger business school. And not in a basement."

Your quote above back in 2012. Has Imperial improved in last three years?
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Duncan

No, I don't think the situations has changed massively. Both these schools are on the same long-term side down the rankings as most UK schools because of the greater competition in the EMBA market. Cass has certainly held up better because of the large number of students from the financial district around its campus. Imperial's grown, and become a bit less selective I suspect, with the new programmes. If the slightly greater classroom time from the Imperial Weekend MBA suits you better than then the EMBAs, then that could be interesting. If you want to work in tech or entrepreneurship, then Imperial seems a better network unless your focus is on financial technology. But, certainly, the Cass cohort is more senior, but salaries are better because of the finance sector strength which makes the gap been greater than it is. Personally I would be very tempted to pick Cass for the higher-octane cohort and (in my opinion) better curriculum. But Imperial has a specific strength in innovation and entrepreneurship.

No, I don't think the situations has changed massively. Both these schools are on the same long-term side down the rankings as most UK schools because of the greater competition in the EMBA market. Cass has certainly held up better because of the large number of students from the financial district around its campus. Imperial's grown, and become a bit less selective I suspect, with the new programmes. If the slightly greater classroom time from the Imperial Weekend MBA suits you better than then the EMBAs, then that could be interesting. If you want to work in tech or entrepreneurship, then Imperial seems a better network unless your focus is on financial technology. But, certainly, the Cass cohort is more senior, but salaries are better because of the finance sector strength which makes the gap been greater than it is. Personally I would be very tempted to pick Cass for the higher-octane cohort and (in my opinion) better curriculum. But Imperial has a specific strength in innovation and entrepreneurship.
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laurie

Not sure how far you are into the decision making process, but Warwick is now offering an EMBA in London as well, which you might look into. Solid rankings in the FT EMBA ranking, plus it's within your budget.

Not sure how far you are into the decision making process, but Warwick is now offering an EMBA in London as well, which you might look into. Solid rankings in the FT EMBA ranking, plus it's within your budget.
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saudbs

thanks Duncan and Laurie.

thanks Duncan and Laurie.
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LawMan88

Not sure how far you are into the decision making process, but Warwick is now offering an EMBA in London as well, which you might look into. Solid rankings in the FT EMBA ranking, plus it's within your budget.

Do you have any more insight about this EMBA from Warwick in London? I understand it is a pretty new program, does that mean it would be a bit less "known" than the Cranfield/Imperial EMBAs?

[quote]Not sure how far you are into the decision making process, but Warwick is now offering an EMBA in London as well, which you might look into. Solid rankings in the FT EMBA ranking, plus it's within your budget.[/quote]
Do you have any more insight about this EMBA from Warwick in London? I understand it is a pretty new program, does that mean it would be a bit less "known" than the Cranfield/Imperial EMBAs?
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Duncan

The EMBA is not new. It's only the London location that is new. But, indeed, the block format of the traditional Warwick EMBA means that few alumni are in London.

The EMBA is not new. It's only the London location that is new. But, indeed, the block format of the traditional Warwick EMBA means that few alumni are in London.
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LawMan88

That makes sense, thanks.

That makes sense, thanks.
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Duncan

One last thought. If entrepreneurship is your focus (as it is for Saud, above), then perhaps other options might be programmes with more of a focus on entrepreneurship (the HEC EMBA has an entrepreneurship major, for example, and EM Lyon is centred on entrepreneurship) or an good quality EMBA in a cheaper location (Lancaster, for example, is half your budget) coupled with the excellent LBS Entrepreneurship Summer School, which is only 6k.

PS See the LBS page at https://www.london.edu/education-and-development/entrepreneurship-summer-school#.Vp4rDZOLSRs .

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 19, 2016]

One last thought. If entrepreneurship is your focus (as it is for Saud, above), then perhaps other options might be programmes with more of a focus on entrepreneurship (the HEC EMBA has an entrepreneurship major, for example, and EM Lyon is centred on entrepreneurship) or an good quality EMBA in a cheaper location (Lancaster, for example, is half your budget) coupled with the excellent LBS Entrepreneurship Summer School, which is only 6k.

PS See the LBS page at https://www.london.edu/education-and-development/entrepreneurship-summer-school#.Vp4rDZOLSRs .
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