MBA in the UK


Tim back

I want to study a Full time MBA in the UK next 2016. I don't want to take the GMAT. I've looked into the UEA and Bradford. The ladder is a little more expensive, but it is not a problem. Bradford is in the top 100 world wide according to the FT, which are the main differences between Bradford and UEA?

A friend of mine suggested UEA without comparing with Bradford due to the fact a colleague of him studied there, does anyone have some arguments o experiences with that University?

I have 7 years experience.

Thanks!!!

I want to study a Full time MBA in the UK next 2016. I don't want to take the GMAT. I've looked into the UEA and Bradford. The ladder is a little more expensive, but it is not a problem. Bradford is in the top 100 world wide according to the FT, which are the main differences between Bradford and UEA?

A friend of mine suggested UEA without comparing with Bradford due to the fact a colleague of him studied there, does anyone have some arguments o experiences with that University?

I have 7 years experience.

Thanks!!!
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If the school admits students without GMAT then it is hardly reputed in business world. why not take a GMAT and do it from a reputed b school?

[Edited by Aditya Dawlekar on Dec 19, 2015]

If the school admits students without GMAT then it is hardly reputed in business world. why not take a GMAT and do it from a reputed b school?
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yipkc

If the school admits students without GMAT then it is hardly reputed in business world. why not take a GMAT and do it from a reputed b school?


I think he has to take into account of which uni he graduated from for his first degree. If it is a reputable one, then as long as the MBA is ranked in FT top 100, that should be fine. I believe it is too much of a financial constraint to do an MBA from a GMAT school. Not every one can qualify for a scholarship as well.

[quote]If the school admits students without GMAT then it is hardly reputed in business world. why not take a GMAT and do it from a reputed b school?[/quote]

I think he has to take into account of which uni he graduated from for his first degree. If it is a reputable one, then as long as the MBA is ranked in FT top 100, that should be fine. I believe it is too much of a financial constraint to do an MBA from a GMAT school. Not every one can qualify for a scholarship as well.
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sts

GMAT is more typical as a requirement for the US & Canadian business schools, as far as I have seen from my investigation. The approach to higher education in the UK is somewhat different, with more emphasis on research capability and/or professional experience. I think that's why we can see various prestigious UK universities offering MBA degrees without GMAT being a strict requirement. Just a quick example is Durham, for example, according to their website. To sum up, it is about your goals and what the school has to offer. If a school is ranked in the FT, I would not be worried about why they do not require GMAT, really.

No single criterion can be perfect for all times and all cases, but broadly speaking, we can see the rankings as an "end" or the results, whereas the admission criteria are one of the "means". If the end seems ok, then it is ok.(of course, without ethical or regulatory violations, etc.)

[Edited by sts on Dec 19, 2015]

GMAT is more typical as a requirement for the US & Canadian business schools, as far as I have seen from my investigation. The approach to higher education in the UK is somewhat different, with more emphasis on research capability and/or professional experience. I think that's why we can see various prestigious UK universities offering MBA degrees without GMAT being a strict requirement. Just a quick example is Durham, for example, according to their website. To sum up, it is about your goals and what the school has to offer. If a school is ranked in the FT, I would not be worried about why they do not require GMAT, really.

No single criterion can be perfect for all times and all cases, but broadly speaking, we can see the rankings as an "end" or the results, whereas the admission criteria are one of the "means". If the end seems ok, then it is ok.(of course, without ethical or regulatory violations, etc.)
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Duncan

I think the GMAT is a very clear sign of quality, and it is shown by salaries: read Why you should take the GMAT http://bit.ly/WhyGMAT

I think the GMAT is a very clear sign of quality, and it is shown by salaries: read Why you should take the GMAT http://bit.ly/WhyGMAT
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sts

I simply disagree. GMAT is one of the tools used to evaluate the candidates, that's it. As with every tool, the effectiveness of standard tests is also open to discussion. (Please note that I am not simply for or against GMAT.)
Also judging a school's quality with the salary of the graduates is itself a highly questionable approach, since graduate salaries can normally be affected by various other factors such as the geographical location, the status of competition at that location, the specializations of the schools, etc.

[Edited by sts on Dec 19, 2015]

I simply disagree. GMAT is one of the tools used to evaluate the candidates, that's it. As with every tool, the effectiveness of standard tests is also open to discussion. (Please note that I am not simply for or against GMAT.)
Also judging a school's quality with the salary of the graduates is itself a highly questionable approach, since graduate salaries can normally be affected by various other factors such as the geographical location, the status of competition at that location, the specializations of the schools, etc.
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Tim back

Thanks for your replays,however, could you give some feedback about the EUA? Is it worth it? Is there a huge difference compared with Bradford?

Thanks!

Thanks for your replays,however, could you give some feedback about the EUA? Is it worth it? Is there a huge difference compared with Bradford?

Thanks!
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Duncan

There is a huge difference between the gradate business schools. UEA is a lovely university in a very pretty setting. At the undergraduate level, UEA is generally better. But as a world-class graduate school of business, the Bradford MBA's triple accreditation and huge global network make it a much better investment.

There is a huge difference between the gradate business schools. UEA is a lovely university in a very pretty setting. At the undergraduate level, UEA is generally better. But as a world-class graduate school of business, the Bradford MBA's triple accreditation and huge global network make it a much better investment.
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Tim back

Thanks Duncan,

I'll attempt to be admitted in Bradford, however, is the UEA a good option? Is it high valuated?

Thanks

Thanks Duncan,

I'll attempt to be admitted in Bradford, however, is the UEA a good option? Is it high valuated?

Thanks
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Duncan

No, I don't think the UEA MBA is especially highly valued. It has AMBA accreditation, but its major asset is its unusual January start date which gives it a strong market niche for people who (often for personal circumstances) need to rapidly get into an MBA programme.

No, I don't think the UEA MBA is especially highly valued. It has AMBA accreditation, but its major asset is its unusual January start date which gives it a strong market niche for people who (often for personal circumstances) need to rapidly get into an MBA programme.
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Tim back

Don't you think it's a good option? What about its reputation in market?

Don't you think it's a good option? What about its reputation in market?
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Tim back

Hi,

Eventually I have been admitted in Bradford and I'm attending its MBA.

Thanks for your comments. Also, I would aprecciate any suggestions you may have.

Hi,

Eventually I have been admitted in Bradford and I'm attending its MBA.

Thanks for your comments. Also, I would aprecciate any suggestions you may have.
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yipkc

Hi,

Eventually I have been admitted in Bradford and I'm attending its MBA.

Thanks for your comments. Also, I would aprecciate any suggestions you may have.

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Well done mate. I think its business school looks stunning. What prompts you to select this school btw?

[quote]Hi,

Eventually I have been admitted in Bradford and I'm attending its MBA.

Thanks for your comments. Also, I would aprecciate any suggestions you may have.[/quote]
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Well done mate. I think its business school looks stunning. What prompts you to select this school btw?
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Tim back

I wish it will live up to my expectactions. I'll start in January 2016. Everything I have read it looks astonishing. I'll let you guys know.

Any comment or opinion about its MBA?

I wish it will live up to my expectactions. I'll start in January 2016. Everything I have read it looks astonishing. I'll let you guys know.

Any comment or opinion about its MBA?
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yipkc

I wish it will live up to my expectactions. I'll start in January 2016. Everything I have read it looks astonishing. I'll let you guys know.

Any comment or opinion about its MBA?


I believe you went for the accelerated MBA course. To complete 14 modules within 10 months, I believe you will be heavily loaded with essays and lectures. Good luck with that mate and hope that you can deal with the stress.

[quote]I wish it will live up to my expectactions. I'll start in January 2016. Everything I have read it looks astonishing. I'll let you guys know.

Any comment or opinion about its MBA? [/quote]

I believe you went for the accelerated MBA course. To complete 14 modules within 10 months, I believe you will be heavily loaded with essays and lectures. Good luck with that mate and hope that you can deal with the stress.
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Tim back

Yes it's the Accelerated MBA programme. Does anyone have references and opinions about this programme?

Thanks

Yes it's the Accelerated MBA programme. Does anyone have references and opinions about this programme?

Thanks
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