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I have offer from Bath and Edinburgh MbA programme.

I have 14 years of work experience in HR, looking for a  prestigious MBA and a good teaching methodology.
Please suggest your inputs is it worth going this year for MBA in UK? Which MBA is better out of these two. Hows the reputation of these MBA with employers?  

[Edited by Rinkipanwar1986@gmail on May 11, 2024]

I have offer from Bath and Edinburgh MbA programme.<br>
I have 14 years of work experience in HR, looking for a &nbsp;prestigious MBA and a good teaching methodology.<br>Please suggest your inputs is it worth going this year for MBA in UK? Which MBA is better out of these two. Hows the reputation of these MBA with employers? &nbsp;
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Duncan

I assume you mean UEBS rather than EBS. It's a better school than Bath. Look at the employment column in the FT global MBA ranking. There are some better schools than Edinburgh.

I assume you mean UEBS rather than EBS. It's a better school than Bath. Look at the employment column in the FT global MBA ranking. There are some better schools than Edinburgh.
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Thank you Duncan for your reply. Yes you are right it is UEBS.. I have no GMAT or GRE score  hence I think getting a better college than UEBS is not possible as most of the colleges require GMAT. 
Do you suggest think it is worth while for a person like who has ample years of work experience? 

Also how about cranfield ? Its FT ranking is better than UEBS… but beyond rankings is there anything I should be concerned about. 

[Edited by Rinkipanwar1986@gmail on May 12, 2024]

Thank you Duncan for your reply. Yes you are right it is UEBS.. I have no GMAT or GRE score &nbsp;hence I think getting a better college than UEBS is not possible as most of the colleges require GMAT.&nbsp;<br>Do you suggest think it is worth while for a person like who has ample years of work experience?&nbsp;<br><br>Also how about cranfield ? Its FT ranking is better than UEBS… but beyond rankings is there anything I should be concerned about.&nbsp;
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Duncan

Take a look at https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542



I don't know what your career goals are but I would certainly consider Cranfield to be on the same level as UEBS for the full-time MBA and MSc, and better for the EMBA and Exec Ed. Edinburgh often has a slightly older and more experienced cohort with lower salary expectations, which gets them into work slightly sooner than Cranfield, whose students are often holding out for roles in London or the Home Countries with higher salaries. Edinburgh students have a very different urban setting, reflected in higher overall satisfaction.



Since you mention employers: alumni networking, career services, career progress and international mobility are better for the Cranfield MBA.



If you wanted to work in HR, then I wonder if you are already CIPD qualified and whether a CIPD-accredited HR strategy course might be a better fit.



Overall, these are very different schools in terms of educational approach and cohort. UEBS is better for slightly older people going more in a straight line, while the Cranfield MBA is better for people looking to switch careers or directions. I'm unsure of the way both these schools have redesigned their courses to reduce the contact time. I would pick UEBS for the cohort and Cranfield for the experience.

[Edited by Duncan on May 12, 2024]

Take a look at https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542<br>
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I don't know what your career goals are but I would certainly consider Cranfield to be on the same level as UEBS for the full-time MBA and MSc, and better for the EMBA and Exec Ed. Edinburgh often has a slightly older and more experienced cohort with lower salary expectations, which gets them into work slightly sooner than Cranfield, whose students are often holding out for roles in London or the Home Countries with higher salaries. Edinburgh students have a very different urban setting, reflected in higher overall satisfaction. <br>
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Since you mention employers: alumni networking, career services, career progress and international mobility are better for the Cranfield MBA. <br>
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If you wanted to work in HR, then I wonder if you are already CIPD qualified and whether a CIPD-accredited HR strategy course might be a better fit. <br>
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Overall, these are very different schools in terms of educational approach and cohort. UEBS is better for slightly older people going more in a straight line, while the Cranfield MBA is better for people looking to switch careers or directions. I'm unsure of the way both these schools have redesigned their courses to reduce the contact time. I would pick UEBS for the cohort and Cranfield for the experience.
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Thank you Duncan for detailed explaination. Right now I have offers from Bath and Edinburgh.. 
I have spoken to few students of Edinburgh and it appears there are not many job  opportunities available as banking sector is now moving to Glasgow..Edinburgh’s cost is also very high as compared with Bath as Bath is giving me a very good scholarship. Post MBA I wish to work in HR consulting jobs. I wanted to check with you is it worth doing MBA from Bath uni? 

[Edited by Rinkipanwar1986@gmail on May 15, 2024]

Thank you Duncan for detailed explaination. Right now I have offers from Bath and Edinburgh..&nbsp;<br>I have spoken to few students of Edinburgh and it appears there are not many job &nbsp;opportunities available as banking sector is now moving to Glasgow..Edinburgh’s cost is also very high as compared with Bath as Bath is giving me a very good scholarship. Post MBA I wish to work in HR consulting jobs. I wanted to check with you is it worth doing MBA from Bath uni?&nbsp;
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Duncan

Do you mean the sort of HR consulting done by Mercer, Korn Ferry and the Big Four? Look at people in those roles in LinkedIn. Are they likely to be foreigners with MBAs? Are they Chartered MCIPDs?

From what I can see on LinkedIn, they are much more likely to be CMI and CIPD qualified. There seem to be small numbers in firms like Accenture, Infosys and the Big Four. I see people from top schools like LBS and Oxbridge in England but not much in Scotland.

I wonder how sure you are that this is a viable path.

[Edited by Duncan on May 15, 2024]

Do you mean the sort of HR consulting done by Mercer, Korn Ferry and the Big Four? Look at people in those roles in LinkedIn. Are they likely to be foreigners with MBAs? Are they Chartered MCIPDs?

From what I can see on LinkedIn, they are much more likely to be CMI and CIPD qualified. There seem to be small numbers in firms like Accenture, Infosys and the Big Four. I see people from top schools like LBS and Oxbridge in England but not much in Scotland.

I wonder how sure you are that this is a viable path.
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aslamo

Good point from Duncan above.

Think about the kinds of HR consulting work you might do - developing a workforce transformation strategy, improving employee experience or engagement, organisational and functional design, designing a rewards system etc. These are the kinds of things that would be much better covered in specialist qualifications from CIPD than a general management MBA.

You already have 14 years HR experience - what is the delta that a further qualification (MBA or other) will give you?

[Edited by aslamo on May 15, 2024]

Good point from Duncan above. <br>
Think about the kinds of HR consulting work you might do - developing a workforce transformation strategy, improving employee experience or engagement, organisational and functional design, designing a rewards system etc. These are the kinds of things that would be much better covered in specialist qualifications from CIPD than a general management MBA.

You already have 14 years HR experience - what is the delta that a further qualification (MBA or other) will give you?
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Duncan

Aslamo makes some good points. If you budget is limited, you might be better off taking an MSc at a much better school with stronger employer connections.

Two other points.
- I am not sure that banking jobs are moving from Edinburgh to Glasgow. However, unemployment is much higher in Glasgow, which could mean more competition. Even so, you don't want to work in banking. Does it matter?
- Bath's MBA placement for international students is almost certainly inferior to Edinburgh's. The Bath MBA has lower entry criteria and has not been FT ranked for many years.
- The scholarship is there to *distract* you from the more valuable options that you would focus on without a scholarship: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701

Of course, these are good universities with similar accrediation. However, the FT, QS etc rankings all place Edinburgh some way above Bath.

Aslamo makes some good points. If you budget is limited, you might be better off taking an MSc at a much better school with stronger employer connections.

Two other points.
- I am not sure that banking jobs are moving from Edinburgh to Glasgow. However, unemployment is much higher in Glasgow, which could mean more competition. Even so, you don't want to work in banking. Does it matter?
- Bath's MBA placement for international students is almost certainly inferior to Edinburgh's. The Bath MBA has lower entry criteria and has not been FT ranked for many years.
- The scholarship is there to *distract* you from the more valuable options that you would focus on without a scholarship: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701

Of course, these are good universities with similar accrediation. However, the FT, QS etc rankings all place Edinburgh some way above Bath.
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