MBA decision


ankur3530

Hi all,

I have 13 yrs of experience working in engg field and working at a principle level. I have worked in the US, Europe and India. I have been thinking of doing a part time MBA for last few years now. I have time and again looked at different MBA schools and can't seem to make up my mind.

1) In my case tuition fees is a big factor as I will have to take a student loan.
2) Also salary being offered after MBA will be a factor.

I would have like to try for LSE, Booth School in London, Cambridge or Oxford but their fees are eye watering.

Henley is pretty near but the reviews has not been great. Also they require access to some of my employer's details for project work. Which might not be easy to get as I am in a different role.

Hence I have narrowed myself to

1) Manchester - I have been a student hence get 20% bursary. Global MBA I am thinking
2) Warwick - Don't think they have any substantial scholarship for part time MBA. Most expensive in the list
3) Lancaster - They have some good scholarships

As mentioned I would have liked to go with a top tier business schools but fees was to high. But I still would like to go for a recognised business school for MBA.

Any feedback on
1) Support structure available within the above mentioned schools during and after the course
2) Earning Potential - Any knowns salaries in £'s. What job profiles?
3) Any benefits of going with a particular school.

Thank You

Hi all,

I have 13 yrs of experience working in engg field and working at a principle level. I have worked in the US, Europe and India. I have been thinking of doing a part time MBA for last few years now. I have time and again looked at different MBA schools and can't seem to make up my mind.

1) In my case tuition fees is a big factor as I will have to take a student loan.
2) Also salary being offered after MBA will be a factor.

I would have like to try for LSE, Booth School in London, Cambridge or Oxford but their fees are eye watering.

Henley is pretty near but the reviews has not been great. Also they require access to some of my employer's details for project work. Which might not be easy to get as I am in a different role.

Hence I have narrowed myself to

1) Manchester - I have been a student hence get 20% bursary. Global MBA I am thinking
2) Warwick - Don't think they have any substantial scholarship for part time MBA. Most expensive in the list
3) Lancaster - They have some good scholarships

As mentioned I would have liked to go with a top tier business schools but fees was to high. But I still would like to go for a recognised business school for MBA.

Any feedback on
1) Support structure available within the above mentioned schools during and after the course
2) Earning Potential - Any knowns salaries in £'s. What job profiles?
3) Any benefits of going with a particular school.

Thank You
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Duncan

Because the most valuable schools require the highest investment, you need to make a choice. The difference in outcomes is much bigger than the difference in fees. Financially, it makes no sense to attend a worse school if a better school is more costly because the added income will be so much higher than the additional fees. In that respect, read: The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055 

Considering your seniority and your goals, you should focus on executive MBAs at schools with extensive alumni networks in your target industry or firms. Other things being equal, the salaries for EMBAs are much higher than for part-time MBAs that are not EMBAs, such as DL MBAs, Online MBAs, the Manchester Global MBA. Your best fit will almost certainly be LBS and Imperial primarily, then Warwick and Manchester, and almost certainly not Lancaster. 

Because the most valuable schools require the highest investment, you need to make a choice. The difference in outcomes is much bigger than the difference in fees. Financially, it makes no sense to attend a worse school if a better school is more costly because the added income will be so much higher than the additional fees. In that respect, read: The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055&nbsp;<br><br>Considering your seniority and your goals, you should focus on executive MBAs at schools with extensive alumni networks in your target industry or firms. Other things being equal, the salaries for EMBAs are much higher than for part-time MBAs that are not EMBAs, such as DL MBAs, Online MBAs, the Manchester Global MBA. Your best fit will almost certainly be LBS and Imperial primarily, then Warwick and Manchester, and almost certainly not Lancaster.&nbsp;
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ankur3530

Thanks Duncan. Imperial is good suggestion - Any feedback on their Weekend MBA program. 


On EMBA it seems its for more senior leader and Seniors Manager (with P&L responsibility, or a large team to manage). Engg background is more about managing project scope and not necessarily in term of the cost. I might struggle to get into one of the good schools for the same. 
Any feedback on Cranfield EMBA

Thanks Duncan. Imperial is good suggestion - Any feedback on their Weekend MBA program.&nbsp;<br><br><br>On EMBA it seems its for more senior leader and Seniors Manager (with P&amp;L responsibility, or a large team to manage). Engg background is more about managing project scope and not necessarily in term of the cost. I might struggle to get into one of the good schools for the same.&nbsp;<br>Any feedback on Cranfield EMBA
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Duncan

These are all good programmes. The open question is: what are your goals. If you wanted to stay in yiur current role, you would not be taking an MBA. 

These are all good programmes. The open question is: what are your goals. If you wanted to stay in yiur current role, you would not be taking an MBA.&nbsp;
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