MBA in UK


Hi,

I have received a conditional offer from Loughborough, Leeds, Liverpool, Strathclyde, Aston and Sussex for MBA
Waiting for Birmingham, Manchester(MSc) and Lancaster.
I see you have mentioned that quality of MBA is really important but you also shared this link
https://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-england for budget MBA.
I am a business analyst with 8 years of experience. My reason for MBA would be to make great contacts, get good business knowledge and be able to have PSW and land a good job in the UK.
Can u recommend which university would be best suitable for my requirements?
P.S: My partner already has a job in the UK but working from India(country of my origin) and is waiting for tier 2 sponsorship, would he be able to work on my student visa from the UK?

[Edited by vidhi shah on May 14, 2020]

Hi,

I have received a conditional offer from Loughborough, Leeds, Liverpool, Strathclyde, Aston and Sussex for MBA
Waiting for Birmingham, Manchester(MSc) and Lancaster.
I see you have mentioned that quality of MBA is really important but you also shared this link
https://find-mba.com/lists/other-top-business-school-lists/top-10-budget-mba-programs-in-england for budget MBA.
I am a business analyst with 8 years of experience. My reason for MBA would be to make great contacts, get good business knowledge and be able to have PSW and land a good job in the UK.
Can u recommend which university would be best suitable for my requirements?
P.S: My partner already has a job in the UK but working from India(country of my origin) and is waiting for tier 2 sponsorship, would he be able to work on my student visa from the UK?
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StuartHE

The best business schools are the ones that have the highest salaries, employment and reputation, and which offer the best chance of international mobility. Those are exactly the schools ranked in the Financial Times. If you don't need those outcomes, then a budget MBA is a good choice. 
I used The Economist's Line-Up tool to compare the schools you mentioned. Percentage in work three months after graduation:-94 Lancaster University; 67 Leeds University Business School; 6 The University of Liverpool; 43 University of Strathclyde.
The other MBAs you mention are not ranked. 
So, although Lancaster seems to be the best of the schools you mention I feel that you are not focussing on schools of a high enough quality to assure you of placement. 
Birmngham and Loughborough has two-year options, and I assume those will allow your partner to work. One year is not enough - Your spouse may work in the UK if the grant of leave is for more than 12 months. If your visa was granted for a period of less than 12 months or you are participating in a course of study below degree level, your spouse will not be allowed to work in the UK. https://workpermit.com/news/uk-tier-4-student-visa-work-rights-20120419

The best business schools are the ones that have the highest salaries, employment and reputation, and which offer the best chance of international mobility. Those are exactly the schools ranked in the Financial Times. If you don't need those outcomes, then a budget MBA is a good choice.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>I used The Economist's Line-Up tool to compare the schools you mentioned. Percentage in work three months after graduation:-</div><div><div>94<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Lancaster University;<span style="white-space:pre"> </span>67<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Leeds University Business School;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>6<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>The University of Liverpool;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>43 University of Strathclyde.</div><div><br></div><div>The other MBAs you mention are not ranked.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>So, although Lancaster seems to be the best of the schools you mention I feel that you are not focussing on schools of a high enough quality to assure you of placement.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Birmngham and Loughborough has two-year options, and I assume those will allow your partner to work. One year is not enough -&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 17.9999px;">Your spouse may work in the UK if the grant of leave is for more than 12 months. If your visa was granted for a period of less than 12 months or you are participating in a course of study below degree level, your spouse will not be allowed to work in the UK.</span>&nbsp;<a href="https://workpermit.com/news/uk-tier-4-student-visa-work-rights-20120419" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">https://workpermit.com/news/uk-tier-4-student-visa-work-rights-20120419</a></div><div><br></div></div>
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Hi Stuart, 

What would you recommend among these two unis? MSc Business and Management at Strathclyde or MBA at Liverpool? I have 3.5 years work experience in SCM and wanted to switch field and land a good job in UK. I also got 50% tuition fees waiver at both unis. But I'm pretty unsure of what would be the best one. 

Hi Stuart,&nbsp;<br><br>What would you recommend among these two unis? MSc Business and Management at Strathclyde or MBA at Liverpool? I have 3.5 years work experience in SCM and wanted to switch field and land a good job in UK. I also got 50% tuition fees waiver at both unis. But I'm pretty unsure of what would be the best one.&nbsp;<br>
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StuartHE

Since just 6% are employed after the freshers' MBA at Liverpool, I think the obvious answer is Strathclyde. It reports 91% employment after the MBM. 

If you look at the best pre-experience masters, none of the are freshers' MBAs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019 

Since just 6% are employed after the freshers' MBA at Liverpool, I think the obvious answer is Strathclyde. It reports 91% employment after the MBM.&nbsp;<br><br>If you look at the best pre-experience masters, none of the are freshers' MBAs:&nbsp;<a href="http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019">http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019</a>&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

In general I would agree. However, if your goal is to transition to the UK, even the Strath program is not ideal: it's ranked 83rd in terms of international mobility. 

You might want to look into an MiM that is ranked higher in terms of international mobility - this signals that the program would be more successful at helping non-UK students making the transition to the UK. Of course, LBS and Cass are the best ranked UK schools in this sense, but there are some highlights further down the list: Edinburgh, Henley, for example. If Ireland is on your radar as well Trinity could be interesting. 

In general I would agree. However, if your goal is to transition to the UK, even the Strath program is not ideal: it's ranked 83rd in terms of international mobility.&nbsp;<br><br>You might want to look into an MiM that is ranked higher in terms of international mobility - this signals that the program would be more successful at helping non-UK students making the transition to the UK. Of course, LBS and Cass are the best ranked UK schools in this sense, but there are some highlights further down the list: Edinburgh, Henley, for example. If Ireland is on your radar as well Trinity could be interesting.&nbsp;
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R Sharma

Since just 6% are employed after the freshers' MBA at Liverpool, I think the obvious answer is Strathclyde. It reports 91% employment after the MBM. 

If you look at the best pre-experience masters, none of the are freshers' MBAs: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019 


Hi Stuart, as per https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021?indicator=OUTCOME_OFFERED_A_JOB  The University of Liverpool - The University of Liverpool Management School's rank is 6th and the % of graduates with job offers is 96.2. 



[quote]Since just 6% are employed after the freshers' MBA at Liverpool, I think the obvious answer is Strathclyde. It reports 91% employment after the MBM.&nbsp;<br><br>If you look at the best pre-experience masters, none of the are freshers' MBAs:&nbsp;<a href="http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019">http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2019</a>&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Stuart, as per https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021?indicator=OUTCOME_OFFERED_A_JOB&nbsp; The University of Liverpool - The University of Liverpool Management School's rank is 6th and the % of graduates with job offers is 96.2.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div>
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Duncan

I don't think that ranking can be taken seriously. The employment date are nice to hear but the point here is about international mobility. I am sure these people find jobs eventually, mostly, but I doubt that they find work in the UK. 

I don't think that ranking can be taken seriously. The employment date are nice to hear but the point here is about international mobility. I am sure these people find jobs eventually, mostly, but I doubt that they find work in the UK.&nbsp;
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Razors Edg...

And the FT does list International mobility stats for the programs it ranks. We can only assume that, since it's not included in the ranking, Liverpool has a worse success rate than the lowest ranked UK school, at which less than half of the alumni reported working in a different country from where they worked before graduation. Not a great outcome, if you want to switch countries. 

And the FT does list International mobility stats for the programs it ranks. We can only assume that, since it's not included in the ranking, Liverpool has a worse success rate than the lowest ranked UK school, at which less than half of the alumni reported working in a different country from where they worked before graduation. Not a great outcome, if you want to switch countries.&nbsp;
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Hi...just wanted to know my chances of getting an interview invite for MBA in UK..I have applied at Cranfield , Lancaster and edinburgh around 22 Feb but just wanted to understand that is that too late for a September 2021 intake ?? Haven't heard any updates from them and that makes me feel that I am too late in my application process considering the timelines

Hi...just wanted to know my chances of getting an interview invite for MBA in UK..I have applied at Cranfield , Lancaster and edinburgh around 22 Feb but just wanted to understand that is that too late for a September 2021 intake ?? Haven't heard any updates from them and that makes me feel that I am too late in my application process considering the timelines
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Duncan

Since you give no information about how competitive you are as a candidate at those schools, it's hard to estimate odds. 

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Since you give no information about how competitive you are as a candidate at those schools, it's hard to estimate odds.&nbsp;
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Since you give no information about how competitive guy are as a candidate at those schools, it's hard to estimate odds. 


I have a WE of 4 years in ecommerce and a GMAT of 680. I have applied around 22nd Feb but I fear it's too late

[quote]Since you give no information about how competitive guy are as a candidate at those schools, it's hard to estimate odds.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I have a WE of 4 years in ecommerce and a GMAT of 680. I have applied around 22nd Feb but I fear it's too late
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Duncan

You could be interesting for them. Applications are being processed slowly, and later than normal, at most UK schools because of lockdown. I don't know if your goals fit with the strengths of those schools, but I would guess Cranfield and Lancaster will see a better fit than Edinburgh, which has a more senior cohort.

You could be interesting for them. Applications are being processed slowly, and later than normal, at most UK schools because of lockdown. I don't know if your goals fit with the strengths of those schools, but I would guess Cranfield and Lancaster will see a better fit than Edinburgh, which has a more senior cohort.
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You could be interesting for them. Applications are being processed slowly, and later than normal, at most UK schools because of lockdown. I don't know if your goals fit with the strengths of those schools, but I would guess Cranfield and Lancaster will see a better fit than Edinburgh, which has a more senior cohort.



Thanks a lot for your reply..Hoping to hear from them

[quote]You could be interesting for them. Applications are being processed slowly, and later than normal, at most UK schools because of lockdown. I don't know if your goals fit with the strengths of those schools, but I would guess Cranfield and Lancaster will see a better fit than Edinburgh, which has a more senior cohort. [/quote]<br><br><br>Thanks a lot for your reply..Hoping to hear from them
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For Edinburgh you can check the portal, they update it over there, as for the other universities you can mail them and check, they are very responsive and would help you out.

For Edinburgh you can check the portal, they update it over there, as for the other universities you can mail them and check, they are very responsive and would help you out.<br><br>
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For Edinburgh you can check the portal, they update it over there, as for the other universities you can mail them and check, they are very responsive and would help you out


Have you applied as well and if yes when ?

[quote]For Edinburgh you can check the portal, they update it over there, as for the other universities you can mail them and check, they are very responsive and would help you out[/quote]<br><br>Have you applied as well and if yes when ?
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