MBA offer


Dolfie

I have applied for UK universities for full time MBA in Finance. I got an offer from below universities.
- University of Birmingham
- University of Leeds
- University of Strathclyde
- Aston business school
- Lough borough University
- Kingston university
Waiting offer from exeter and Brunel
Can you please advise which will be the better one to accept as I am looking for employment in UK post completion of my degree.

I have applied for UK universities for full time MBA in Finance. I got an offer from below universities.
- University of Birmingham
- University of Leeds
- University of Strathclyde
- Aston business school
- Lough borough University
- Kingston university
Waiting offer from exeter and Brunel
Can you please advise which will be the better one to accept as I am looking for employment in UK post completion of my degree.
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Duncan

I don't think these schools offer MBAs in finance. Did you apply for the general management MBA or the MSc in finance? 

I don't think these schools offer MBAs in finance. Did you apply for the general management MBA or the MSc in finance? 
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Dolfie

Thanks Ducan for your response. I have applied for University of Birmingham for MBA in global banking and Finance. Leeds as you said is correct they have general MBA. However for strathclyde ,Aston,lough borough & Kingston is having optional subject in finance. I have not applied for MSC in Fiance as  I have a experience of 15 years in revenue accounting and Finance and further post completion of course planning to continue in UK for work. So can you please advise which will be better to accept from employment point of view. It will be really helpful your  advise as there are multiple suggestion received between Birmingham , Leeds, Aston and Stathclyde.

Thanks Ducan for your response. I have applied for University of Birmingham for MBA in global banking and Finance. Leeds as you said is correct they have general MBA. However for strathclyde ,Aston,lough borough &amp; Kingston is having optional subject in finance. I have not applied for MSC in Fiance as&nbsp; I have a experience of 15 years in revenue accounting and Finance and further post completion of course planning to continue in UK for work. So can you please advise which will be better to accept from employment point of view. It will be really helpful your&nbsp; advise as there are multiple suggestion received between Birmingham , Leeds, Aston and Stathclyde.<br><br>
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Duncan

I have a few doubts. None of these schools have excellent UK placement from their UK. See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651/

You don't say what your career goals are, but I think you want to work in finance. Please look at UK finance jobs in LinkedIn and see what qualifications they ask for. A professional accounting qualification is asked for several times more often than an MBA. Many MSc degrees are aligned to CFA or accounting qualifications, and teach what you need to know to obtain the next qualification in your field. 

Generally, I think those MBA options will be at a lower level of financial skill than an MSc in accounting or finance (Look at the Birmingham MBA course, for example, which looks ten years old). A MSc in finance will have might higher placement. 

I have a few doubts. None of these schools have excellent UK placement from their UK. See: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651/<br><br>You don't say what your career goals are, but I think you want to work in finance. Please look at UK finance jobs in LinkedIn and see what qualifications they ask for. A professional accounting qualification is asked for several times more often than an MBA. Many MSc degrees are aligned to CFA or accounting qualifications, and teach what you need to know to obtain the next qualification in your field.&nbsp;<br><br>Generally, I think those MBA options will be at a lower level of financial skill than an MSc in accounting or finance (Look at the Birmingham MBA course, for example, which looks ten years old). A MSc in finance will have might higher placement.&nbsp;
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Dolfie

I check the UK universities for MSC in Finance course however they recommended this course for freshers and not for the experienced one as I do have an experienced of 15 years. As you said correctly placements are good for freshers nevertheless universities confirmed that through MSC in Finance course, difficult to placed you for 15 years of experienced person. I have cleared my CFA level I and preparing for CFA Level II. CFA and MSC in Finance curriculum are same. Hence carrier adviser suggested me to have combination of CFA+ MBA which will help you to get a work at your level. 
My goals are simply to get a job in UK  post completion of my MBA as looking from immigration point of view.
  





I check the UK universities for MSC in Finance course however they recommended this course for freshers and not for the experienced one as I do have an experienced of 15 years. As you said correctly placements are good for freshers nevertheless universities confirmed that through MSC in Finance course, difficult to placed you for 15 years of experienced person. I have cleared my CFA level I and preparing for CFA Level II. CFA and MSC in Finance curriculum are same. Hence carrier adviser suggested me to have combination of CFA+ MBA which will help you to get a work at your level.&nbsp;<br>My goals are simply to get a job in UK&nbsp; post completion of my MBA as looking from immigration point of view.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Duncan

You don't say what your career goals are, but I think you want to work in finance. Please look at UK finance jobs in LinkedIn and see what qualifications they ask for.  


I appreciate that you 'simply want a job', but finding a job isn't simple if you don't have the right to work in a country, and if it's in recession. You need to really focus on the roles where you can add the most value and meet your goals. For example, most vacancies in finance are on the corporate side but most CFAs are in financial institutions providing banking and investment services. Where will you add the most value? Also remember that the most competition will be for big brand banks (HSBC, Citi, Goldman etc) but there are far fewer applicants for jobs in smaller firms. 

As you say, most MSc students are younger than you. There are MiF degrees aimed at experienced people, like LBS and Cambridge. But, even so, a MSc from a great school is very likely to get you a UK job but an average MBA will not.


[quote]You don't say what your career goals are, but I think you want to work in finance. Please look at UK finance jobs in LinkedIn and see what qualifications they ask for. &nbsp;[/quote]<br><br>I appreciate that you 'simply want a job', but finding a job isn't simple if you don't have the right to work in a country, and if it's in recession. You need to really focus on the roles where you can add the most value and meet your goals. For example, most vacancies in finance are on the corporate side but most CFAs are in financial institutions providing banking and investment services. Where will you add the most value? Also remember that the most competition will be for big brand banks (HSBC, Citi, Goldman etc) but there are far fewer applicants for jobs in smaller firms.&nbsp;<br><br>As you say, most MSc students are younger than you. There are MiF degrees aimed at experienced people, like LBS and Cambridge. But, even so, a MSc from a great school is very likely to get you a UK job but an average MBA will not.<br><br><br>
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