London vs Germany MBA


I'm a Lebanese civil engineer who is applying for an MBA to make a career change.
Right now, my best options (affordable and with enough time to submit an application) are Mannheim and Warwick.

If i plan on pursuing a career in Europe after my MBA, which option is better? UK or Germany?

My English skills are really good, and my German skills are basically null. But i can definitely work on them if Germany is a better option.
I'm a Lebanese civil engineer who is applying for an MBA to make a career change.
Right now, my best options (affordable and with enough time to submit an application) are Mannheim and Warwick.

If i plan on pursuing a career in Europe after my MBA, which option is better? UK or Germany?

My English skills are really good, and my German skills are basically null. But i can definitely work on them if Germany is a better option.
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Duncan
I guess that depends on when you intend to start your MBA. If you will learn business German first, then that is a better option. But without it, Ireland or the UK seen like options.
I guess that depends on when you intend to start your MBA. If you will learn business German first, then that is a better option. But without it, Ireland or the UK seen like options.
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Thanks for the reply Duncan.

I'm actually planning on starting next September.
My top three options till now are Warwick, Cass, and Mannheim. And i want to do an MBA because i want to pursue a career in consulting or marketing.
If i get accepted in Mannheim (deadline for submitting the application is March 31st), then i'll have plenty of time to learn German.

So the two main points that i have to consider are:

1. Which one of the above three schools is the best?
2. Can i work in the UK after i graduate from London? If the visa laws in the UK allow me to work after i graduate, then i'll definitely choose UK since all 4 of my uncles live in London with their families.

Can you help me out with these two questions. And thanks again.
Thanks for the reply Duncan.

I'm actually planning on starting next September.
My top three options till now are Warwick, Cass, and Mannheim. And i want to do an MBA because i want to pursue a career in consulting or marketing.
If i get accepted in Mannheim (deadline for submitting the application is March 31st), then i'll have plenty of time to learn German.

So the two main points that i have to consider are:

1. Which one of the above three schools is the best?
2. Can i work in the UK after i graduate from London? If the visa laws in the UK allow me to work after i graduate, then i'll definitely choose UK since all 4 of my uncles live in London with their families.

Can you help me out with these two questions. And thanks again.
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Duncan
Sorry, how will you be able to learn professional-level German between March and entering an English-speaking graduate school in September? You should drop the MBA and teach this technique instead.

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 10, 2019]

Sorry, how will you be able to learn professional-level German between March and entering an English-speaking graduate school in September? You should drop the MBA and teach this technique instead.
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Duncan
UK employers are able to register so they can sponsor work permits. Almost all major employers have, but they still prefer to hire Europeans who don't require permits. That is a real hurdle, but for most people a smaller one than learning German.
UK employers are able to register so they can sponsor work permits. Almost all major employers have, but they still prefer to hire Europeans who don't require permits. That is a real hurdle, but for most people a smaller one than learning German.
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laurie
I'd agree with Duncan - with English fluency but no German at this point, you're much better off aiming for London / UK. One other small point:

Use the FT Ranking to sort schools by 'international mobility' to see which schools are better in terms of helping graduates move to new countries. For the UK schools, Cass does a bit better than Warwick, but not as well as the 'better' schools: Oxbridge + LBS.
I'd agree with Duncan - with English fluency but no German at this point, you're much better off aiming for London / UK. One other small point:

Use the FT Ranking to sort schools by 'international mobility' to see which schools are better in terms of helping graduates move to new countries. For the UK schools, Cass does a bit better than Warwick, but not as well as the 'better' schools: Oxbridge + LBS.
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