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?
quote
StuartBB

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>
quote

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>
quote
StuartBB

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;
quote
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;
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Loughborough, United Kingdom 13 Followers 57 Discussions
Leeds, United Kingdom 15 Followers 142 Discussions
Liverpool, United Kingdom 20 Followers 87 Discussions
Glasgow, United Kingdom 43 Followers 395 Discussions
Birmingham, United Kingdom 27 Followers 289 Discussions
Brighton, United Kingdom 3 Followers 10 Discussions
Birmingham, United Kingdom 29 Followers 238 Discussions
Manchester, United Kingdom 56 Followers 488 Discussions
Lancaster, United Kingdom 19 Followers 283 Discussions

Other Related Content

Oct 09, 2019

Application Deadlines: MBA Programs in the UK & Ireland Beginning in Fall 2020

News Oct 09, 2019

Beyond London: MBA Programs in England

Article Jun 08, 2012

How MBA programs outside the capital can offer global, practical experience

The Top 10 Budget MBA Programs in the UK

Top List

An MBA in the UK can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be: here are the top MBAs in the UK for budget-minded students.

Hot Discussions