MBA difficult choice


Daco

Hello,

Hope you are doing well.

The situation I am in is that I applied for a prestigious scholarship and thankfully I was selected. But since I have to make a university choice quite early and with a limited number of 3 Universities.

So I received an offer from an MBA from Bath, alongside Nottingham and Liverpool. Bath is offering a good scholarship to complete as well. In May 2019 I applied for Warwick MBA and I ended up receiving an offer as well as a good scholarship, but since I did not list it in my initial choices for the full scholarship, they did not accept changing the scholarship to Warwick. Eventually if I choose to go this year, I will go to Bath with full scholarship.

Do you think it would be worth it to defer one year, still I would be risking the full scholarship as I would need to reapply and would not guarantee a place, or is BATH combined with a prestigious scholarship good enough? If so what can I do in parallel to improve my profile. I am by the an Electrical Engineer, and hold a Masters degree in Legal and Financial Engineering that I completed part-time, and I have 6 years of experience in an Electricity Utility.

Best regards,

Hello,

Hope you are doing well.

The situation I am in is that I applied for a prestigious scholarship and thankfully I was selected. But since I have to make a university choice quite early and with a limited number of 3 Universities.

So I received an offer from an MBA from Bath, alongside Nottingham and Liverpool. Bath is offering a good scholarship to complete as well. In May 2019 I applied for Warwick MBA and I ended up receiving an offer as well as a good scholarship, but since I did not list it in my initial choices for the full scholarship, they did not accept changing the scholarship to Warwick. Eventually if I choose to go this year, I will go to Bath with full scholarship.

Do you think it would be worth it to defer one year, still I would be risking the full scholarship as I would need to reapply and would not guarantee a place, or is BATH combined with a prestigious scholarship good enough? If so what can I do in parallel to improve my profile. I am by the an Electrical Engineer, and hold a Masters degree in Legal and Financial Engineering that I completed part-time, and I have 6 years of experience in an Electricity Utility.

Best regards,
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Larry

Warwick would be far and away a better option, and worth the cost of either deferring for one year or making up the rest of the cost yourself or through a loan.

Warwick would be far and away a better option, and worth the cost of either deferring for one year or making up the rest of the cost yourself or through a loan.
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Duncan

I think this really hinges on your career goals. If Bath's 'footprint' matches yours, then perhaps it's a stronger choice. And if entrepreneurship is a possibility, then you have more choices without debt. But for traditional, major, corporate MBA roles Warwick will be a better investment for most students, even if Bath has a full scholarship.

I think this really hinges on your career goals. If Bath's 'footprint' matches yours, then perhaps it's a stronger choice. And if entrepreneurship is a possibility, then you have more choices without debt. But for traditional, major, corporate MBA roles Warwick will be a better investment for most students, even if Bath has a full scholarship.
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Daco

Thank you, for you advice Larry and Duncan. I would be opting for Bath. They also seem to have strong ambition to grow and develop. New Building and infrastructures on the way.
All the best,


Thank you, for you advice Larry and Duncan. I would be opting for Bath. They also seem to have strong ambition to grow and develop. New Building and infrastructures on the way.
All the best,
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Duncan

Good luck!

Good luck!
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