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Mahmed
Hi,
I have been going through the posts and found information here pretty useful. But i'll stick my neck out and ask the same old question.
A brief Profile:
I did my BSc (Hons.) from a well reputed school, LUMS, in Pakistan. Graduated with a low GPA of 2.69. I have around 6 eyes of work experience in my family business. My background is primarily sales in IT (read: Office equipment, we are distributors for HP, Ricoh, Emerson power etc. for Pakistan) industry. I also have experience in Project Management.
I gave my GMAT in December 2010 with a score of 630.
I have had done some research and believe i can get into Strathclyde and Sheffield. i am aiming for this September.

My question:
Are there any better Options that i may be able to pursue given my profile? All options can be considered (Read: Cranfield, Cass, Bath, imperial etc.), as finances are not an issue.
i Want to have chances of international placement, preferably within UK

Any help and guidance will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Ahmed

[Edited by Mahmed on Mar 01, 2015]

Hi,
I have been going through the posts and found information here pretty useful. But i'll stick my neck out and ask the same old question.
A brief Profile:
I did my BSc (Hons.) from a well reputed school, LUMS, in Pakistan. Graduated with a low GPA of 2.69. I have around 6 eyes of work experience in my family business. My background is primarily sales in IT (read: Office equipment, we are distributors for HP, Ricoh, Emerson power etc. for Pakistan) industry. I also have experience in Project Management.
I gave my GMAT in December 2010 with a score of 630.
I have had done some research and believe i can get into Strathclyde and Sheffield. i am aiming for this September.

My question:
Are there any better Options that i may be able to pursue given my profile? All options can be considered (Read: Cranfield, Cass, Bath, imperial etc.), as finances are not an issue.
i Want to have chances of international placement, preferably within UK

Any help and guidance will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Ahmed
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Duncan
No I think you are not a competitive candidate at the schools you mention. I don't think there's a school with better international mobility than Strathclyde available to you. Rather than Sheffield, I would consider Birmingham or Durham as alternatives. In any case, apply to all three.
No I think you are not a competitive candidate at the schools you mention. I don't think there's a school with better international mobility than Strathclyde available to you. Rather than Sheffield, I would consider Birmingham or Durham as alternatives. In any case, apply to all three.
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Mahmed
Hi Duncan,
Thank you For such an honest and quick feedback, You have conveyed what i had thought so in the first place, just hearing it from someone of an authority on the subject makes it more convincing. Much Appreciated.
I have also seen on various posts here that Schools asking for a GMAT as an admissions criteria are more worthy options for well-stated reasons. If i am not mistaken Birmingham does not require a GMAT, and for Durham and Strathclyde GMAT may be asked for but is not compulsory. So i don't know how to look at that.
In your expert opinion which options i might have which do require a GMAT, if different from the above three? Keeping in mind how i want international mobility.
Secondly does it really matter from which city you are doing your MBA, as my preferred destination in terms of Job prospects is London. Any options i might have in that case? I've heard this through different friends working in the UK.
Sorry to be a bother and ask such detailed questions but i really do appreciate your help.
Hi Duncan,
Thank you For such an honest and quick feedback, You have conveyed what i had thought so in the first place, just hearing it from someone of an authority on the subject makes it more convincing. Much Appreciated.
I have also seen on various posts here that Schools asking for a GMAT as an admissions criteria are more worthy options for well-stated reasons. If i am not mistaken Birmingham does not require a GMAT, and for Durham and Strathclyde GMAT may be asked for but is not compulsory. So i don't know how to look at that.
In your expert opinion which options i might have which do require a GMAT, if different from the above three? Keeping in mind how i want international mobility.
Secondly does it really matter from which city you are doing your MBA, as my preferred destination in terms of Job prospects is London. Any options i might have in that case? I've heard this through different friends working in the UK.
Sorry to be a bother and ask such detailed questions but i really do appreciate your help.
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Duncan
Are you familiar with the idea of the efficient frontier? For each tier of schools, there's a trade-off between employment and salary. Other things being equal, you have a range of schools available to you, each with a different % of students in employment and average salary. Cass and MBS, for example, are higher salary with a slower placement rate. Bath and Lancaster have faster placement but lower salary. Given the choice between them, different students might make different choices. A UK student might choose Cass, but an international student could be better advised to take Bath even if the salary was lower because it improves their chance of moving into the UK market. I'd suggest you aim for Bath or Lancaster in your current position.

That said, the fact that you have such an old GMAT score might make some schools wonder about your motivation. Why not retake with some serious effort and aim for LBS, Oxford or Cambridge? These are schools closer to London with much better international mobility.
Are you familiar with the idea of the efficient frontier? For each tier of schools, there's a trade-off between employment and salary. Other things being equal, you have a range of schools available to you, each with a different % of students in employment and average salary. Cass and MBS, for example, are higher salary with a slower placement rate. Bath and Lancaster have faster placement but lower salary. Given the choice between them, different students might make different choices. A UK student might choose Cass, but an international student could be better advised to take Bath even if the salary was lower because it improves their chance of moving into the UK market. I'd suggest you aim for Bath or Lancaster in your current position.

That said, the fact that you have such an old GMAT score might make some schools wonder about your motivation. Why not retake with some serious effort and aim for LBS, Oxford or Cambridge? These are schools closer to London with much better international mobility.
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I am looking forward for Durham University MBA 15 months full time in Sept 2015 and been offered the joining letter and have accepted the offer as i was given 5000 pound scholarship from Durham University,
Is anybody applying out for Durham University MBA ?

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I am looking forward for Durham University MBA 15 months full time in Sept 2015 and been offered the joining letter and have accepted the offer as i was given 5000 pound scholarship from Durham University,
Is anybody applying out for Durham University MBA ?
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