MBA Offers to be Ranked Please!


MBA2018
Dear All and Mr. Duncan!

I have been a silent reader on this forum for few months and finally made my attempt to submit my application for the Full-Time MBA programs in UK (That is where I want to study). I basically submitted 23 applications in all of the top universities (My main goal was Triple accreditation only at first). My experience is 7 years in Project Management. My goal for MBA is simple: develop my career, gain senior or managerial position, higher salary and explore maybe a new sector/industry such as consulting tech, basically I aspire to work in prestigious multinational company one day. Also, for the University to have strong business links/connections. Currently pending decision from Cranfield & CASS (mostly likely won't make it that is why I'm excluding them) and I have offers from the following schools:

Loughborough (With Internship), Aston, Leeds, Strathclyde, Southampton, Bristol, Bath, Warwick.

I checked all kind of ranks from QS, FT to CUG..etc. They are all confusing yet informative. That is why I want to ask the professional people on this forum and anyone who have experience especially from the UK institutions to advise and rank the following schools in order from best to worst if possible or what are the top 5 from the list in order also please?

PS: Loughborough Internship program is so tempting but I can't find any good information about it, I searched everywhere and saw all the comments posted. If anyone have valuable new input on it, I would appreciate it. Because I think the rank of being top 10 business school applies for it's UG degree only. In addition, I'm doubting Bath because it doesn't have triple accreditation that is all.

Those are my input, I have to make a decision by this week, I hope Duncan or anyone else could share with me his/her valuable input and help me rank my options according to most beneficial from an overall term. I know it is tough, but please give the best rank you can provide for the following schools.

Thank you very much in advance.

[Edited by MBA2018 on Jun 29, 2018]

Dear All and Mr. Duncan!

I have been a silent reader on this forum for few months and finally made my attempt to submit my application for the Full-Time MBA programs in UK (That is where I want to study). I basically submitted 23 applications in all of the top universities (My main goal was Triple accreditation only at first). My experience is 7 years in Project Management. My goal for MBA is simple: develop my career, gain senior or managerial position, higher salary and explore maybe a new sector/industry such as consulting tech, basically I aspire to work in prestigious multinational company one day. Also, for the University to have strong business links/connections. Currently pending decision from Cranfield & CASS (mostly likely won't make it that is why I'm excluding them) and I have offers from the following schools:

Loughborough (With Internship), Aston, Leeds, Strathclyde, Southampton, Bristol, Bath, Warwick.

I checked all kind of ranks from QS, FT to CUG..etc. They are all confusing yet informative. That is why I want to ask the professional people on this forum and anyone who have experience especially from the UK institutions to advise and rank the following schools in order from best to worst if possible or what are the top 5 from the list in order also please?

PS: Loughborough Internship program is so tempting but I can't find any good information about it, I searched everywhere and saw all the comments posted. If anyone have valuable new input on it, I would appreciate it. Because I think the rank of being top 10 business school applies for it's UG degree only. In addition, I'm doubting Bath because it doesn't have triple accreditation that is all.

Those are my input, I have to make a decision by this week, I hope Duncan or anyone else could share with me his/her valuable input and help me rank my options according to most beneficial from an overall term. I know it is tough, but please give the best rank you can provide for the following schools.

Thank you very much in advance.
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Duncan
The FT schools are the ones with the best MBA outcomes. CUG is an undergraduate ranking.
The FT schools are the ones with the best MBA outcomes. CUG is an undergraduate ranking.
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MBA2018
So Warwick would be the best of all? but salary wise it's low compared to CASS & Cranfield?
how about business links?
So Warwick would be the best of all? but salary wise it's low compared to CASS & Cranfield?
how about business links?
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Duncan
Well, "consulting tech" isn't a real business, is it? Take a look at the firms you are interested in, and which which has the best links. Cass is great for finance. Cranfield gets a slightly more experienced cohort. You can't go very far wrong with any of them, but look at which has the highest employment, international mobility and the best careers services rather than in salary.
Well, "consulting tech" isn't a real business, is it? Take a look at the firms you are interested in, and which which has the best links. Cass is great for finance. Cranfield gets a slightly more experienced cohort. You can't go very far wrong with any of them, but look at which has the highest employment, international mobility and the best careers services rather than in salary.
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MBA2018
I meant Consulting, Technology sector/industry. Sorry for misspelling. What about Warwick compared to the others? Cranfield & Cass not for sure for me as no offer yet.
I meant Consulting, Technology sector/industry. Sorry for misspelling. What about Warwick compared to the others? Cranfield & Cass not for sure for me as no offer yet.
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Duncan
Warwick is head and shoulders above the others. You mean a consulting role for a technology solutions provider? IBM has an especially strong relationship with Warwick. As always, LInkedIn is your friend.
Warwick is head and shoulders above the others. You mean a consulting role for a technology solutions provider? IBM has an especially strong relationship with Warwick. As always, LInkedIn is your friend.
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MBA2018
Yes that is what I meant. Working as Consultant/PM either for companies like big 4 or for technology sector like IBM, Google, Microsoft. So Warwick is on top on both of Cass and Cranfield? I was confused because I tried to check as you said on the FT ranking through employment, int' mobility..etc. The result keeps fluctuating between those 3.

Do you advise to forget completely about the rest of the offers and just focus on Warwick?
Yes that is what I meant. Working as Consultant/PM either for companies like big 4 or for technology sector like IBM, Google, Microsoft. So Warwick is on top on both of Cass and Cranfield? I was confused because I tried to check as you said on the FT ranking through employment, int' mobility..etc. The result keeps fluctuating between those 3.

Do you advise to forget completely about the rest of the offers and just focus on Warwick?
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Duncan
This is a rather tactical choice. If you are already a strong candidate with a good network, then Cranfield is a better choice. If not, Warwick is a safer choice because there is no teaching over the summer and that gives you more job hunting time in case you have not found the right job offer by then.
This is a rather tactical choice. If you are already a strong candidate with a good network, then Cranfield is a better choice. If not, Warwick is a safer choice because there is no teaching over the summer and that gives you more job hunting time in case you have not found the right job offer by then.
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