MBA in UK for International students


mrl9vinay

Hi All,

Hope you all are doing well. I am from India with more than 5 years of experience as SAP consultant. I aim to join MBA programme this year in September if everything goes well. I have applied in some universities in UK -

Cranfield SoM - received a call for interview
Durham University - decision pending
University of Edinburgh - decision pending
Strathclyde - got offer
Bath - got offer
University of leeds - got offer
Lancaster - received a call for interview

I prefer to work in organization such as EDF , Akzonobel etc. basically from client side not in any consulting firms. With this in mind, do you think I am targeting correct schools? What are the job prospects post MBA especially given the current situation?

thanks.

[Edited by mrl9vinay on Apr 23, 2020]

Hi All,

Hope you all are doing well. I am from India with more than 5 years of experience as SAP consultant. I aim to join MBA programme this year in September if everything goes well. I have applied in some universities in UK -

Cranfield SoM - received a call for interview
Durham University - decision pending
University of Edinburgh - decision pending
Strathclyde - got offer
Bath - got offer
University of leeds - got offer
Lancaster - received a call for interview

I prefer to work in organization such as EDF , Akzonobel etc. basically from client side not in any consulting firms. With this in mind, do you think I am targeting correct schools? What are the job prospects post MBA especially given the current situation?

thanks.
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Duncan

I can't get much of a grasp of your career goals. 94% of MBAs don't work in management consulting. If you are looking for a SAP role, why take an MBA?

Those schools are all in the UK. Do you have right to work in the UK? If not, see Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

Cranfield is a good fit for your background. Also consider London Business School, Warwick, and Cambridge.

I can't get much of a grasp of your career goals. 94% of MBAs don't work in management consulting. If you are looking for a SAP role, why take an MBA?

Those schools are all in the UK. Do you have right to work in the UK? If not, see Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

Cranfield is a good fit for your background. Also consider London Business School, Warwick, and Cambridge.
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mrl9vinay

Thanks Duncan for your response.
I have chosen to pursue MBA for role change i.e. to move away from SAP consultant role. Previously, I have experience with Accenture, KPMG and TCS and they all are service based companies. So, post my MBA I want to work for organizations which are product based. Also, job prospect is important to me.

I understand that with new VISA rules, I will get work rights in UK for 2 years or am I missing something? I will be joining for session 2020-21.

I have not taken GMAT so i think I can' t apply in LBS, Cambridge and Warwick.

With all this in consideration, could you please suggest which school will be best for me or do i need to apply some other schools?

Thanks.

Thanks Duncan for your response.
I have chosen to pursue MBA for role change i.e. to move away from SAP consultant role. Previously, I have experience with Accenture, KPMG and TCS and they all are service based companies. So, post my MBA I want to work for organizations which are product based. Also, job prospect is important to me.

I understand that with new VISA rules, I will get work rights in UK for 2 years or am I missing something? I will be joining for session 2020-21.

I have not taken GMAT so i think I can' t apply in LBS, Cambridge and Warwick.

With all this in consideration, could you please suggest which school will be best for me or do i need to apply some other schools?

Thanks.
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Duncan

It sounds like you want to make a triple transition: country, function and industry. In that case, you should aim to take a longer-format MBA with an internship, project and enough electives to get into a few functional role. London and Manchester stand out there. Manchester has an alternative test to the GMAT available.

You offer the most value if you attend an excellent school, and will have less chance of making this big transition in one move from one which is merely good rather than excellent. See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542

It's not unusual to take the GMAT with 50 hours of preparation.

It sounds like you want to make a triple transition: country, function and industry. In that case, you should aim to take a longer-format MBA with an internship, project and enough electives to get into a few functional role. London and Manchester stand out there. Manchester has an alternative test to the GMAT available.

You offer the most value if you attend an excellent school, and will have less chance of making this big transition in one move from one which is merely good rather than excellent. See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542

It's not unusual to take the GMAT with 50 hours of preparation.
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mrl9vinay

Thanks Duncan for your insights.

I am reluctant to take GMAT because of time crunch in my current role. If I have to choose from the pool of schools mentioned in my introductory comment, what do you think will be good in order of preference?

Going by your comments on different threads I have put schools in these order-
Cranfield>Durham>Edinburgh>Strathclyde>bath>Lancaster>Leeds.

What do you suggest?

thank you.

[Edited by mrl9vinay on Apr 24, 2020]

Thanks Duncan for your insights.

I am reluctant to take GMAT because of time crunch in my current role. If I have to choose from the pool of schools mentioned in my introductory comment, what do you think will be good in order of preference?

Going by your comments on different threads I have put schools in these order-
Cranfield>Durham>Edinburgh>Strathclyde>bath>Lancaster>Leeds.

What do you suggest?

thank you.
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Duncan

Take a look at:
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

You have two things to balance up:
- access to internships, electives and projects relevant to your career goal
- the schools' connections to the firms you want o work in, especially in terms of employers and alumni.

So, I don't think a generic ordering of schools (And I think yours is largely right) is the best way to approach the challenge. You need to clarify your career goals.

Take a look at:
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

You have two things to balance up:
- access to internships, electives and projects relevant to your career goal
- the schools' connections to the firms you want o work in, especially in terms of employers and alumni.

So, I don't think a generic ordering of schools (And I think yours is largely right) is the best way to approach the challenge. You need to clarify your career goals.
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mrl9vinay

thank you for your inputs.You have been a great help.

thank you for your inputs.You have been a great help.
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