MBA in UK (England/Scotland) vs. Ireland


Hey guys. I am not an EU/UK citizen but would very much like to do my MBA in either the UK or in Ireland. Which of these places (including England/Scotland...) is safest and the best choice for long-term career growth?

I've heard that Strathcylde is a good school for finding a job in Scotland, but there's also the London schools like Cass/Imperial, not to mention the ones in Ireland like Smurfit...

I'm a bit confused right now about which would help me stay and work, so any advice would be appreciated.

Hey guys. I am not an EU/UK citizen but would very much like to do my MBA in either the UK or in Ireland. Which of these places (including England/Scotland...) is safest and the best choice for long-term career growth?

I've heard that Strathcylde is a good school for finding a job in Scotland, but there's also the London schools like Cass/Imperial, not to mention the ones in Ireland like Smurfit...

I'm a bit confused right now about which would help me stay and work, so any advice would be appreciated.
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Duncan

The difference is really between schools rather than countries. Read Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

The difference is really between schools rather than countries. Read Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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mba hipste...

A good indicator is the "International mobility" metric in the Financial Times ranking. This basically indicates the success rate of students who end up switching countries. For these schools, this is the ranking (lower numbers being better, obviously):

Strathclyde 20
Imperial 24
Cass 33
Smurfit 35

So looking at this and that indicator you'll see that schools like Cambridge, Oxford, LBS, and even Cranfield are ranked higher, but there are many that are also ranked lower.

A good indicator is the "International mobility" metric in the Financial Times ranking. This basically indicates the success rate of students who end up switching countries. For these schools, this is the ranking (lower numbers being better, obviously):

Strathclyde 20
Imperial 24
Cass 33
Smurfit 35

So looking at this and that indicator you'll see that schools like Cambridge, Oxford, LBS, and even Cranfield are ranked higher, but there are many that are also ranked lower.
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Duncan

You need to look at that in the context of how many international students there are. Most Smurfit MBA students are Irish, so its ranking is much more impressive than Cass's.

You need to look at that in the context of how many international students there are. Most Smurfit MBA students are Irish, so its ranking is much more impressive than Cass's.
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Thanks for the info, guys!

Thanks for the info, guys!
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Larryyou

Hey, just wondering if you've considered any other business schools in Scotland, such as Aberdeen Business School, University of Edinburgh Business School, or Adam Smith Business School. I'm specifically looking to go to Scotland due to the promise of better jobs. I just need to decide which MBA to do...

Hey, just wondering if you've considered any other business schools in Scotland, such as Aberdeen Business School, University of Edinburgh Business School, or Adam Smith Business School. I'm specifically looking to go to Scotland due to the promise of better jobs. I just need to decide which MBA to do...
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Duncan

I think these are all schools that are are getting stronger. The economy in Aberdeen is astonishing. I read that it's now one of the ten most expensive cities for housing in the UK.

I think these are all schools that are are getting stronger. The economy in Aberdeen is astonishing. I read that it's now one of the ten most expensive cities for housing in the UK.
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Hey, just wondering if you've considered any other business schools in Scotland, such as Aberdeen Business School, University of Edinburgh Business School, or Adam Smith Business School. I'm specifically looking to go to Scotland due to the promise of better jobs. I just need to decide which MBA to do...

I've heard of these schools but I'm not really considering them. I am only targeting b-schools that are ranked in the Financial Times.

[quote]Hey, just wondering if you've considered any other business schools in Scotland, such as Aberdeen Business School, University of Edinburgh Business School, or Adam Smith Business School. I'm specifically looking to go to Scotland due to the promise of better jobs. I just need to decide which MBA to do...[/quote]
I've heard of these schools but I'm not really considering them. I am only targeting b-schools that are ranked in the Financial Times.
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Larryyou

Right on mate, good luck to you.

Right on mate, good luck to you.
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respekt80

Hi all, I'm confused about which MBA program I should do... Need to decide between Strathcylde and Smurfit, but I am not 100% sure about the job opportunities post graduation for non-EU students.

Plus my age (35) might be a factor, I am concerned that companies will be unwilling to sponsor me. Should I be concerned on this account?

Hi all, I'm confused about which MBA program I should do... Need to decide between Strathcylde and Smurfit, but I am not 100% sure about the job opportunities post graduation for non-EU students.

Plus my age (35) might be a factor, I am concerned that companies will be unwilling to sponsor me. Should I be concerned on this account?
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mba hipste...

Smurfit is a little better in the ranking and in terms of post-MBA salary, but ultimately this difference is not that important; your choice would probably depend on your post-MBA career goals and other expectations.

I don't know if your age is that big of a deal, unless you're targeting industries that tend to recruit younger candidates. I'd say it might be an uphill battle - but not impossible - if you are targeting the industries that young MBAs tend to go to: financial services, management consulting, etc.

Smurfit is a little better in the ranking and in terms of post-MBA salary, but ultimately this difference is not that important; your choice would probably depend on your post-MBA career goals and other expectations.

I don't know if your age is that big of a deal, unless you're targeting industries that tend to recruit younger candidates. I'd say it might be an uphill battle - but not impossible - if you are targeting the industries that young MBAs tend to go to: financial services, management consulting, etc.
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respekt80

I work in hospitality and would very much enjoy staying in the industry, but working in either Scotland or Ireland (or maybe England...) Do you think this a realistic goal?

I work in hospitality and would very much enjoy staying in the industry, but working in either Scotland or Ireland (or maybe England...) Do you think this a realistic goal?
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Duncan

Honestly, I don't think that the hospitality industry hires many MBAs outside headquarter roles.

Honestly, I don't think that the hospitality industry hires many MBAs outside headquarter roles.
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respekt80

What if I wanted to go into consumer products or technology?

What if I wanted to go into consumer products or technology?
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Duncan

Try How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
and also look at the top ten lists on this website.

Try How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
and also look at the top ten lists on this website.
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respekt80

I will do that. Do you think my age will be a factor, in either admissions or in finding a job?

I will do that. Do you think my age will be a factor, in either admissions or in finding a job?
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Duncan

Not in the industries you are looking at, no. But I do think it's an argument for looking at much school has the higher average age. My guess is that will be Smurfit.

Not in the industries you are looking at, no. But I do think it's an argument for looking at much school has the higher average age. My guess is that will be Smurfit.
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