MBA at UK - without GMAT reg.


Dear all,

Im interested in doing MBA at the UK. Im planning for the Jan 2014 intake. I work for TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES as Systems Engineer. By Dec 2013 i would complete full 2 years of service with the TCS. I have 8.57(out of 10) CGPA in my UG. I have more than 75% score in English subjects throughout my academic profile. I would take up IELTS by Oct 2013. Targeting to score 7 atleast. I dont have time to take up GMAT. Please do suggest me good universities preferably at London.

Please help me out in selecting a good university that im eligible for.

Dear all,

Im interested in doing MBA at the UK. Im planning for the Jan 2014 intake. I work for TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES as Systems Engineer. By Dec 2013 i would complete full 2 years of service with the TCS. I have 8.57(out of 10) CGPA in my UG. I have more than 75% score in English subjects throughout my academic profile. I would take up IELTS by Oct 2013. Targeting to score 7 atleast. I dont have time to take up GMAT. Please do suggest me good universities preferably at London.

Please help me out in selecting a good university that im eligible for.
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Duncan

There are no accredited UK MBAs that have January starts for non-GMAT applicants with less than three years' work experience. Take the GMAT and apply for entry in 2015.

There are no accredited UK MBAs that have January starts for non-GMAT applicants with less than three years' work experience. Take the GMAT and apply for entry in 2015.
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Duncan

With the exception of Cardiff, every accredited MBA in the UK requires three years of post-degree work experience. So that gives you four options:
1. January 2014 entry in a weak, unaccredited MBA. Poor alumni networks, placement services, study body, reputation. E.g. http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business_and_management/mba.aspx
2. September 2014 entry at Cardiff. (they might even have spaces for 2013)
3. January 2015 entry at one of the few accredited programmes with January starts: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/oxford-brookes-mba/ or http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/the-salford-mba for example. Perhaps the best of these is http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-administration-mba or http://www.brad.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/accelerated-mba/
4. September 2015 entry at one of the majority of accredited schools, which recruits only at the start of the academic year. These are the programmes with the best cohort experience and which employers favour.

PS Cardiff is the exception because it has US accreditation and not the UK AMBA accrediation, which requires three years work experience. Employers obviously are less comfortable with the US accreditation, and it's fair to say that the Cardiff programme is really optimal for Asians intending to return to their home country.

With the exception of Cardiff, every accredited MBA in the UK requires three years of post-degree work experience. So that gives you four options:
1. January 2014 entry in a weak, unaccredited MBA. Poor alumni networks, placement services, study body, reputation. E.g. http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business_and_management/mba.aspx
2. September 2014 entry at Cardiff. (they might even have spaces for 2013)
3. January 2015 entry at one of the few accredited programmes with January starts: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/oxford-brookes-mba/ or http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/the-salford-mba for example. Perhaps the best of these is http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-administration-mba or http://www.brad.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/accelerated-mba/
4. September 2015 entry at one of the majority of accredited schools, which recruits only at the start of the academic year. These are the programmes with the best cohort experience and which employers favour.

PS Cardiff is the exception because it has US accreditation and not the UK AMBA accrediation, which requires three years work experience. Employers obviously are less comfortable with the US accreditation, and it's fair to say that the Cardiff programme is really optimal for Asians intending to return to their home country.
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Hi Duncan,
I am looking for admissions in EMBA in jan2014. I am having a total work experience of 4 years and 3months.
I have done BTECH with 68%. I know that most of the good universities will not be open for jan session, but unfortunately
its my only chance. Please suggest what shud be my priority.

Hi Duncan,
I am looking for admissions in EMBA in jan2014. I am having a total work experience of 4 years and 3months.
I have done BTECH with 68%. I know that most of the good universities will not be open for jan session, but unfortunately
its my only chance. Please suggest what shud be my priority.
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Duncan

Use the FT EMBA ranking.

Use the FT EMBA ranking.
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Hi Duncan,
Thanks for ft ranking link. I think westminister is my only option.
Further it wud be great help if u could throw some light on jobs in uk in Information Technology, if I go for MBA in IT.

Thanks

Hi Duncan,
Thanks for ft ranking link. I think westminister is my only option.
Further it wud be great help if u could throw some light on jobs in uk in Information Technology, if I go for MBA in IT.

Thanks
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Duncan

Why is Westminster your only option?

Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Why is Westminster your only option?

Take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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It is because I hav missed the september session and there are only a few universities open for jan. Of which fewer are accredited.And I cant wait for another year[as family will get me married till then :( ]. So please suggest some option for jan.

It is because I hav missed the september session and there are only a few universities open for jan. Of which fewer are accredited.And I cant wait for another year[as family will get me married till then :( ]. So please suggest some option for jan.
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Duncan

How about the options I list above? Bradford is certainly better than Westminster.

PS "accredited programmes with January starts: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/oxford-brookes-mba/ or http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/the-salford-mba for example. Perhaps the best of these is http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-administration-mba or http://www.brad.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/accelerated-mba/ "

How about the options I list above? Bradford is certainly better than Westminster.

PS "accredited programmes with January starts: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/courses/postgraduate/2013/oxford-brookes-mba/ or http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/the-salford-mba for example. Perhaps the best of these is http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-administration-mba or http://www.brad.ac.uk/management/programmes/mba/full-time-mba/accelerated-mba/ "
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Is it of good value to get into an MSc program instead of an MBA. What is the difference between an MBA and MSc in the UK with regards to career and job market ?

Since i have lot of good options for MSc degree open for jan 2014 intake, im thinking about taking up MSc. in 'Logistics and Supply chain management'.

Is this a good choice; to grow up to a managerial position. Will i be able to find a good career in the UK wih the employer sponsoring my VISA ??

Is it of good value to get into an MSc program instead of an MBA. What is the difference between an MBA and MSc in the UK with regards to career and job market ?

Since i have lot of good options for MSc degree open for jan 2014 intake, im thinking about taking up MSc. in 'Logistics and Supply chain management'.

Is this a good choice; to grow up to a managerial position. Will i be able to find a good career in the UK wih the employer sponsoring my VISA ??
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Duncan

An MSc from a ranked school is better than an MBA from an un-ranked, unaccredited school. If you get a degree from a good business school then you stand a good change of being offered a good job, and with that the visa is easy.

An MSc from a ranked school is better than an MBA from an un-ranked, unaccredited school. If you get a degree from a good business school then you stand a good change of being offered a good job, and with that the visa is easy.
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Please suggest good universities offering MSc degrees in 'Supply chain management' and open for January 2014.

Also please suggest good universities offering MSc in 'International Business' and open for Jan 2014

Please suggest good universities offering MSc degrees in 'Supply chain management' and open for January 2014.

Also please suggest good universities offering MSc in 'International Business' and open for Jan 2014
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Dear all,

It would be great if i could find an MSc couse with triple accredition or dual accredition.

Please do help me out in finding the same.. Also help me out with good accredited universities offering internship as part of the course.

Dear all,

It would be great if i could find an MSc couse with triple accredition or dual accredition.

Please do help me out in finding the same.. Also help me out with good accredited universities offering internship as part of the course.
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Duncan

Sorry, but you won't find many of the top British business schools offering MSc internships. MSc degrees here tend to be 9 months programmes where you finish in June, and there is no employer demand for MSc summer interns. Only ESCP's London campus will be an exception.

The best programmes are listed at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012 (LBS will be in the ranking soon, I guess)

Sorry, but you won't find many of the top British business schools offering MSc internships. MSc degrees here tend to be 9 months programmes where you finish in June, and there is no employer demand for MSc summer interns. Only ESCP's London campus will be an exception.

The best programmes are listed at http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012 (LBS will be in the ranking soon, I guess)
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There are no accredited UK MBAs that have January starts for non-GMAT applicants with less than three years' work experience. Take the GMAT and apply for entry in 2015.
sir im from bangladesh and i have served 9 years in a nationalised commercial bank in bangladesh.have completed graduation.now im interested to do mba but i want to do it in less expenditure or fees.plz in form me

<blockquote>There are no accredited UK MBAs that have January starts for non-GMAT applicants with less than three years' work experience. Take the GMAT and apply for entry in 2015. </blockquote> sir im from bangladesh and i have served 9 years in a nationalised commercial bank in bangladesh.have completed graduation.now im interested to do mba but i want to do it in less expenditure or fees.plz in form me
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Duncan

I think you'll find MBAs in Bangladesh to be less expensive than elsewhere. How about the University of Dhakar?

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-bangladesh.html

It has one of the ten top MBAs in the region: http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-executive-mba-in-central-asia.html

I think you'll find MBAs in Bangladesh to be less expensive than elsewhere. How about the University of Dhakar?

http://www.eduniversal-ranking.com/business-school-university-ranking-in-bangladesh.html

It has one of the ten top MBAs in the region: http://www.best-masters.com/ranking-master-executive-mba-in-central-asia.html
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Dear duncan,

Hapy to inform you tat I ve received an offer frm Brunel for Jan 2014 intake.

Im waitin for bradford's reply to the accelerated MBA course too.

I ve also applied to Salford, kingston, university of east anglia. Waitin for the offers from them too. Please help me choose he best suited course and university for my purpose and experience.

I came to know frm sources tat the avg age of students in AMBA schools wud b around 30yrs and so ppl do advice tat I wud feel fish out of watr if I join an AMBA school. ( im just 24 and hav 2 yrs of work experience)

Please suggest me te university tat wud best suit my need and experience.

Dear duncan,

Hapy to inform you tat I ve received an offer frm Brunel for Jan 2014 intake.

Im waitin for bradford's reply to the accelerated MBA course too.

I ve also applied to Salford, kingston, university of east anglia. Waitin for the offers from them too. Please help me choose he best suited course and university for my purpose and experience.

I came to know frm sources tat the avg age of students in AMBA schools wud b around 30yrs and so ppl do advice tat I wud feel fish out of watr if I join an AMBA school. ( im just 24 and hav 2 yrs of work experience)

Please suggest me te university tat wud best suit my need and experience.
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Duncan

Interesting. Brunel normally requires 3 years, but you must be a strong candidate if they offer you a seat. I would trust their judgement and accept the place unless Bardford, which is a more demanding programme.

Interesting. Brunel normally requires 3 years, but you must be a strong candidate if they offer you a seat. I would trust their judgement and accept the place unless Bardford, which is a more demanding programme.
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Thanks for your suggestion. Mr. Duncan.
Im waitin for Bradford's reply..

Thanks for your suggestion. Mr. Duncan.
Im waitin for Bradford's reply..
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davidsmart

Dear all,

Im interested in doing MBA at the UK. Im planning for the Jan 2014 intake. I work for TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES as Systems Engineer. By Dec 2013 i would complete full 2 years of service with the TCS. I have 8.57(out of 10) CGPA in my UG. I have more than 75% score in English subjects throughout my academic profile. I would take up IELTS by Oct 2013. Targeting to score 7 atleast. I dont have time to take up GMAT. Please do suggest me good universities preferably at London.

Please help me out in selecting a good university that im eligible for.


Thats pleasure to know that you are also fan of London. Move to London and i promise you will not regret your decision. It is a nice place to study, work and ofcouse to party.

<blockquote>Dear all,

Im interested in doing MBA at the UK. Im planning for the Jan 2014 intake. I work for TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES as Systems Engineer. By Dec 2013 i would complete full 2 years of service with the TCS. I have 8.57(out of 10) CGPA in my UG. I have more than 75% score in English subjects throughout my academic profile. I would take up IELTS by Oct 2013. Targeting to score 7 atleast. I dont have time to take up GMAT. Please do suggest me good universities preferably at London.

Please help me out in selecting a good university that im eligible for.</blockquote>

Thats pleasure to know that you are also fan of London. Move to London and i promise you will not regret your decision. It is a nice place to study, work and ofcouse to party.
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