MBA choice: Manchester BS vs Warwick BS


bomerino

Hi to all,
I am new and I see you are really active, that is why I am writing here because I need your opinion to be able to asses all point of view. I am Omar, Italian engineer looking for a good MBA; I am self funding and I selected the 2 BS you read in the subject. I am facing a doubts; I have the option in choosing to enter for in a course in UK and I opted or Manchester or Warwick. I have the following doubts:
1. Which is the best choice between these 2 in term of course quality, international recognition and job chances?
2. Which one has the best networking?

Really thanks for your support, hope you can drive me in the decision

Omar

Hi to all,
I am new and I see you are really active, that is why I am writing here because I need your opinion to be able to asses all point of view. I am Omar, Italian engineer looking for a good MBA; I am self funding and I selected the 2 BS you read in the subject. I am facing a doubts; I have the option in choosing to enter for in a course in UK and I opted or Manchester or Warwick. I have the following doubts:
1. Which is the best choice between these 2 in term of course quality, international recognition and job chances?
2. Which one has the best networking?

Really thanks for your support, hope you can drive me in the decision

Omar
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Duncan

A lot of this depends on your career goals. Warwick is very much better at placing people into work, and it gets a more senior cohort. In that sense, perhaps Manchester is better because it gets better increases for a more junior cohort, leading them through a longer MBA to a similar outcome. However, many Manchester students struggle to find work quickly. Broadly speaking, Manchester is better known and has a better course design. But WBS has a great reputation, and is totally the equal of MBS. Manchester is biggest so I guess it will have more alumni in NZ. If you want to change industry and of you need more soft skills development then Manchester could be the right choice. If you have good experience and want to move fast, then Warwick would be my choice.

A lot of this depends on your career goals. Warwick is very much better at placing people into work, and it gets a more senior cohort. In that sense, perhaps Manchester is better because it gets better increases for a more junior cohort, leading them through a longer MBA to a similar outcome. However, many Manchester students struggle to find work quickly. Broadly speaking, Manchester is better known and has a better course design. But WBS has a great reputation, and is totally the equal of MBS. Manchester is biggest so I guess it will have more alumni in NZ. If you want to change industry and of you need more soft skills development then Manchester could be the right choice. If you have good experience and want to move fast, then Warwick would be my choice.
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bomerino

Hi Duncan, really thanks for your reply to both of my posts. Look for the right MBA is really a challenge and subjective, taking into account so many factors. I give you just more information on me: I am 35 years old, 16 years work experience and my actual role is Program and Portfolio Manager and I would like to get a role like CIO or CTO. Following your comments it look likes WBS the best place for me, because I have already a good experience and their reputation look like the same ( the FT rank over 3 years for WBS is 38 and for MBS is 39), but from my understanding WBS is better to place people in a good role, but at global level or just in Europe?
1. WBS is 3 years course part time and you can have course just in Dubai or China outside Europe, or in Europe like in German, Switzerland. Totally 7 core modules and 6 electives, very good
2. MBS is 30 months with the last 6 practical experience. It has 12 courses including 3 electives that you can attend in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, good for a global experience I think

My opinion is that WBS as you said is smaller in term of alumni network, but I do not give a lot o relevance to that, I am more focus on global reputation and course quality, and for sure chances to get the right role. After all, I am still interested in try a work experience in NZ, but with the online course provided by MBS Zoe WBS is still possible, because you have to attend just 3 weeks mandatory per year on campus ( a bit crazy in term of travel expenses and time but still possible, just only to avoid to lose my resident permit in NZ).
Eventually I think I will opted for MBS or WBS, but still a bit of doubts on both, although your comments support my vision. What do you think about the additional information I gave you?

Thanks sir, I really appreciate

Omar

Hi Duncan, really thanks for your reply to both of my posts. Look for the right MBA is really a challenge and subjective, taking into account so many factors. I give you just more information on me: I am 35 years old, 16 years work experience and my actual role is Program and Portfolio Manager and I would like to get a role like CIO or CTO. Following your comments it look likes WBS the best place for me, because I have already a good experience and their reputation look like the same ( the FT rank over 3 years for WBS is 38 and for MBS is 39), but from my understanding WBS is better to place people in a good role, but at global level or just in Europe?
1. WBS is 3 years course part time and you can have course just in Dubai or China outside Europe, or in Europe like in German, Switzerland. Totally 7 core modules and 6 electives, very good
2. MBS is 30 months with the last 6 practical experience. It has 12 courses including 3 electives that you can attend in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, good for a global experience I think

My opinion is that WBS as you said is smaller in term of alumni network, but I do not give a lot o relevance to that, I am more focus on global reputation and course quality, and for sure chances to get the right role. After all, I am still interested in try a work experience in NZ, but with the online course provided by MBS Zoe WBS is still possible, because you have to attend just 3 weeks mandatory per year on campus ( a bit crazy in term of travel expenses and time but still possible, just only to avoid to lose my resident permit in NZ).
Eventually I think I will opted for MBS or WBS, but still a bit of doubts on both, although your comments support my vision. What do you think about the additional information I gave you?

Thanks sir, I really appreciate

Omar
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Duncan

Okay, so I understand now that you are looking for a distance learning course or a part-time course in NZ. Your career goal is tricky because few firms would come to a business school to hire a CIO or CTO. I don't understand the limitations of your visa, but if you are looking for a senior role then I don't think a distance learning MBA will give you the personal transformation or credibility you'd need. You should consider an Executive MBA. Auckland"s EMBA, either by direct entry or (look at the deadlines) through the PGDip is the obvious choice. There might be options in other countries that could fit with your visa limitation.

Okay, so I understand now that you are looking for a distance learning course or a part-time course in NZ. Your career goal is tricky because few firms would come to a business school to hire a CIO or CTO. I don't understand the limitations of your visa, but if you are looking for a senior role then I don't think a distance learning MBA will give you the personal transformation or credibility you'd need. You should consider an Executive MBA. Auckland"s EMBA, either by direct entry or (look at the deadlines) through the PGDip is the obvious choice. There might be options in other countries that could fit with your visa limitation.
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bomerino

I have replied you in the other discussion. Basically all of them are Executive, distance learning is not pure so, there are 3 weeks on average condensed during each year mandatory on campus or overseas, for courses or examination in MBS and WBS. Auckland is fortnight 2 days, is part time.

I have replied you in the other discussion. Basically all of them are Executive, distance learning is not pure so, there are 3 weeks on average condensed during each year mandatory on campus or overseas, for courses or examination in MBS and WBS. Auckland is fortnight 2 days, is part time.
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Duncan

I've replied there. No: they are not all executive MBAs.

I've replied there. No: they are not all executive MBAs.
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