MBA in UK with two years of experience.


Zahra997
Hello Everyone! My name is Zehra and I am planning to do my MBA in Finance and Accounting from a decent UK university. Is there a university with an MBA course for an entry requirement of only two years of work experience?
Hello Everyone! My name is Zehra and I am planning to do my MBA in Finance and Accounting from a decent UK university. Is there a university with an MBA course for an entry requirement of only two years of work experience?
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Duncan
The good schools, with AMBA accrediation, will need three. Maybe Bournemouth, Northumbria or Kent? If you want to work in India, Cardiff.
The good schools, with AMBA accrediation, will need three. Maybe Bournemouth, Northumbria or Kent? If you want to work in India, Cardiff.
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Zahra997
What about MSc in India?
What about MSc in India?
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Duncan
Can you add at least a verb to that question?
Can you add at least a verb to that question?
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Zahra997
I am sorry, I meant what's the scope of MSc in India?
Is it equivalent to the MBA program?

[Edited by Zahra997 on Jun 14, 2019]

I am sorry, I meant what's the scope of MSc in India?
Is it equivalent to the MBA program?
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Duncan
I'm not sure what you mean by scope. The content of an European-style MSc in management is similar to an MBA, but it's constructed differently. Unlike the MBA, there are two types of MSc: some require an undergraduate degree in business, so they start at a higher level, and others aim to compress the core management curriculum for students from other disciplines. Either way, graduates from the top programmes have excellent outcomes (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2018). They are far superior (in terms of students, faculty, facilties, employment, value for money) to 'freshers MBAs' aimed at students who will return to their own countries.

I don't think most foreign universities are highly appreciated by traditional MBA/PGDM recruiters in Indian companies. If you intend to work in India, a third-rate local business school will be more understandable to Indian employers than an MSc from a world-class school like Cass, Cranfield, Durham, Edinburgh, Henley, Lancaster etc...
I'm not sure what you mean by scope. The content of an European-style MSc in management is similar to an MBA, but it's constructed differently. Unlike the MBA, there are two types of MSc: some require an undergraduate degree in business, so they start at a higher level, and others aim to compress the core management curriculum for students from other disciplines. Either way, graduates from the top programmes have excellent outcomes (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2018). They are far superior (in terms of students, faculty, facilties, employment, value for money) to 'freshers MBAs' aimed at students who will return to their own countries.

I don't think most foreign universities are highly appreciated by traditional MBA/PGDM recruiters in Indian companies. If you intend to work in India, a third-rate local business school will be more understandable to Indian employers than an MSc from a world-class school like Cass, Cranfield, Durham, Edinburgh, Henley, Lancaster etc...
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Larry
What are your goals?
What are your goals?
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BUH 1988
Is it possible to get into any 'good' MBA programs (FT ranked) with only two years of work experience? I see that on the LBS website they'll accept candidates with less than three years of work experience in some cases.
Is it possible to get into any 'good' MBA programs (FT ranked) with only two years of work experience? I see that on the LBS website they'll accept candidates with less than three years of work experience in some cases.
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Duncan
You would need to be totally exceptional, the sort of candidate that a peer school would offer a scholarship to.
You would need to be totally exceptional, the sort of candidate that a peer school would offer a scholarship to.
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laurie
For just two years of work experience, you may also have more luck with a Master in Management program.

LBS won't admit many candidates who apply with 2 years of experience - you really have to be the best of the best, or have something extraordinary about your profile otherwise.

An MiM would be better designed for somebody at your career level and probably have more realistic career options.
For just two years of work experience, you may also have more luck with a Master in Management program.

LBS won't admit many candidates who apply with 2 years of experience - you really have to be the best of the best, or have something extraordinary about your profile otherwise.

An MiM would be better designed for somebody at your career level and probably have more realistic career options.
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mba hipste...
You'd have much better luck with lower ranked, less competitive MBA programs - provided you have an above average GMAT score and your profile is otherwise solid.

However, if you are from an over-represented applicant group (ie. a tech professional from India), your chances of an admit are lower.

In general though I agree with laurie, a Master in Management might be a better option, without knowing more about your profile. LBS offers one.
You'd have much better luck with lower ranked, less competitive MBA programs - provided you have an above average GMAT score and your profile is otherwise solid.

However, if you are from an over-represented applicant group (ie. a tech professional from India), your chances of an admit are lower.

In general though I agree with laurie, a Master in Management might be a better option, without knowing more about your profile. LBS offers one.
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