MBA Query


mba123456

Hi All,



I am posting this query on behalf of one of my friend.



He got an MBA offer from Lancaster University, University of Bath and Newcastle University and an offer from Sheffield for Msc Accounting & Finance. He is yet to receive any update from Edinburgh University. He is an older international applicant (Asian, around 38). He was always been self-employed and having good consulting experience (self-employed).



His post-career goals are into Consulting industry or Financial Services industry. Would love to get your opinion as to which university will add good value to his profile and post-study outcome. He is not having a GMAT score.



Kindly note he would like to find a job in the UK and planning to stay there at least for 6 to 8 years.



Kindly guide as to which university will be suitable for him and will provide a good career and academic outcome.


Thank You!

Regards.

[Edited by mba123456 on Apr 28, 2021]

Hi All,<br>
<br>
I am posting this query on behalf of one of my friend.<br>
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He got an MBA offer from Lancaster University, University of Bath and Newcastle University and an offer from Sheffield for Msc Accounting &amp; Finance. He is yet to receive any update from Edinburgh University. He is an older international applicant (Asian, around 38). He was always been self-employed and having good consulting experience (self-employed). <br>
<br>
His post-career goals are into Consulting industry or Financial Services industry. Would love to get your opinion as to which university will add good value to his profile and post-study outcome. He is not having a GMAT score.<br>
<br>
Kindly note he would like to find a job in the UK and planning to stay there at least for 6 to 8 years.<br>
<br>
Kindly guide as to which university will be suitable for him and will provide a good career and academic outcome. <br>
<br>Thank You!<br><br>Regards.
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StuartHE

Your friend should start with the end in mind. It's easy to compare the FT rankings to see employment, international mobility and the alumni career destinations from the best programmes. It's not unreasonable to expect them to do basic research. 

Your friend should start with the end in mind. It's easy to compare the FT rankings to see employment, international mobility and the alumni career destinations from the best programmes. It's not unreasonable to expect them to do basic research.&nbsp;
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mba123456

Hello,

Yes he did the research work and then applied I guess. But people who has good expertise in this segment will have more valuable suggestions. As this is going to be a life changing point would like to get experts opinion apart from the readily available internet information. 

Thank you!

Hello,<br><br>Yes he did the research work and then applied I guess. But people who has good expertise in this segment will have more valuable suggestions. As this is going to be a life changing point would like to get experts opinion apart from the readily available internet information.&nbsp;<br><br>Thank you!
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StuartHE

If your friend wants to move to the UK he should take the GMAT, aim for a school with 90%+ success at placing students and start from this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2021 

If your friend wants to move to the UK he should take the GMAT, aim for a school with 90%+ success at placing students and start from this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2021&nbsp;
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mba123456

If your friend wants to move to the UK he should take the GMAT, aim for a school with 90%+ success at placing students and start from this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2021 


Thank you for your valuable guidance! I will pass this info to him.

Any guidance on the mentioned list of universities like Lancaster, Newcastle, bath or Sheffield which might be better for him?

Your guidance is highly appreciated.

[quote]If your friend wants to move to the UK he should take the GMAT, aim for a school with 90%+ success at placing students and start from this list http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2021&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for your valuable guidance! I will pass this info to him.<br><br>Any guidance on the mentioned list of universities like Lancaster, Newcastle, bath or Sheffield which might be better for him?<br><br>Your guidance is highly appreciated.
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Duncan

None of the non-GMAT schools are very good at placing international students. Lancaster is the best of these, with 84% placement. However, that still means one in six students is without work. 

None of the non-GMAT schools are very good at placing international students. Lancaster is the best of these, with 84% placement. However, that still means one in six students is without work.&nbsp;
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mba123456

Thank you very much for your guidance sir. It is very helpful.

So incase if he is not going to take a GMAT then among the given option, Lancaster is better in over all terms, placement and reputation?

Thanks again!

Thank you very much for your guidance sir. It is very helpful.<br><br>So incase if he is not going to take a GMAT then among the given option, Lancaster is better in over all terms, placement and reputation?<br><br>Thanks again!
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StuartHE

I think an FT-ranked masters in finance would be better. If you look at the LUMS MBA, for example, you'll see that financial training is minimal in the MBA, even with the electives. I'm not sure what sort of consulting your friend would like to do, but the top strategy consulting firms will hire at better schools. If they want to avoid the GMAt, perhaps Manchester is a better option? 

I think an FT-ranked masters in finance would be better. If you look at the LUMS MBA, for example, you'll see that financial training is minimal in the MBA, even with the electives. I'm not sure what sort of consulting your friend would like to do, but the top strategy consulting firms will hire at better schools. If they want to avoid the GMAt, perhaps Manchester is a better option?&nbsp;
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mba123456

I think an FT-ranked masters in finance would be better. If you look at the LUMS MBA, for example, you'll see that financial training is minimal in the MBA, even with the electives. I'm not sure what sort of consulting your friend would like to do, but the top strategy consulting firms will hire at better schools. If they want to avoid the GMAt, perhaps Manchester is a better option? 


Respected Sir,
Thanks again for your update. Manchester MBA does need a GMAT. He is affected by this pandemic and currently not in a good Financial situation. Hence he don't want to keep a wide career gap and not in a position to study or take GMAT test as of now. Manchester is indeed a good option but MBA from Manchester does need an GMAT I guess. So neither he nor his circle including me doesn't know what to suggest. Hence I posted my query here to get some experts valuable advice.

Thank you!

[quote]I think an FT-ranked masters in finance would be better. If you look at the LUMS MBA, for example, you'll see that financial training is minimal in the MBA, even with the electives. I'm not sure what sort of consulting your friend would like to do, but the top strategy consulting firms will hire at better schools. If they want to avoid the GMAt, perhaps Manchester is a better option?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Respected Sir,<br>Thanks again for your update. Manchester MBA does need a GMAT. He is affected by this pandemic and currently not in a good Financial situation. Hence he don't want to keep a wide career gap and not in a position to study or take GMAT test as of now. Manchester is indeed a good option but MBA from Manchester does need an GMAT I guess. So neither he nor his circle including me doesn't know what to suggest. Hence I posted my query here to get some experts valuable advice.<br><br>Thank you!
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Duncan

You are mistaken. Manchester, Cranfield, IE and other schools have alternative admissions tests of their own. 

You are mistaken. Manchester, Cranfield, IE and other schools have alternative admissions tests of their own.&nbsp;
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mba123456

You are mistaken. Manchester, Cranfield, IE and other schools have alternative admissions tests of their own. 


Ok sir. I will ask him to check. I am aware of the Cranfield alternative test. And aware that Warwick having similar test. But in Manchester website I am not able to find such option mentioned. Can you kindly guide further. Thanks again.

[quote]You are mistaken. Manchester, Cranfield, IE and other schools have alternative admissions tests of their own.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Ok sir. I will ask him to check. I am aware of the Cranfield alternative test. And aware that Warwick having similar test. But in Manchester website I am not able to find such option mentioned. Can you kindly guide further. Thanks again.
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StuartHE

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=%22Manchester+admissions+test%22

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=%22Manchester+admissions+test%22
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mba123456



Thanks again sir. I will update him regarding this option. I just contacted him on this and he said once he got a profile review update from Manchester for their part time MBA as he is having more experience (Like he is 38 years old now) in the place of a full time MBA. But this was just a preliminary assessment and not like he submitted an official application.

[quote]https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=%22Manchester+admissions+test%22 [/quote]<br><br>Thanks again sir. I will update him regarding this option. I just contacted him on this and he said once he got a profile review update from Manchester for their part time MBA as he is having more experience (Like he is 38 years old now) in the place of a full time MBA. But this was just a preliminary assessment and not like he submitted an official application.
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mba123456

Hi All,

One more query. Is Bristol University MSc better than Lancaster MBA? Or vise versa. In terms of employment and recognition.

Will be more than greatful if you all can provide your valuable guidance. As you all know the situation in india is not good. Any help or guidance in these suggestion will be highly helpful.

Thanks again.

Regards.

Hi All,<br><br>One more query. Is Bristol University MSc better than Lancaster MBA? Or vise versa. In terms of employment and recognition.<br><br>Will be more than greatful if you all can provide your valuable guidance. As you all know the situation in india is not good. Any help or guidance in these suggestion will be highly helpful.<br><br>Thanks again.<br><br>Regards.
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Duncan

A Bristol University MSc is not better than Lancaster MBA in Europe or North America. Non-traditional recruiters in your own country might be more familiar with Bristol as a university. Lancaster is a world-class business school, which has played a key role in the last 50 years in developing managerial knowledge. 

A Bristol University MSc is not better than Lancaster MBA in Europe or North America. Non-traditional recruiters in your own country might be more familiar with Bristol as a university. Lancaster is a world-class business school, which has played a key role in the last 50 years in developing managerial knowledge.&nbsp;
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mba123456

A Bristol University MSc is not better than Lancaster MBA in Europe or North America. Non-traditional recruiters in your own country might be more familiar with Bristol as a university. Lancaster is a world-class business school, which has played a key role in the last 50 years in developing managerial knowledge. 


Thank you very much sir!

One query is Edinburgh or Glasgow better than Lancaster? Or Lancaster is still better than these two.

Due to covid he is not in any position to decide.

All your guidance are very helpful. Thank you!

[quote]A Bristol University MSc is not better than Lancaster MBA in Europe or North America. Non-traditional recruiters in your own country might be more familiar with Bristol as a university. Lancaster is a world-class business school, which has played a key role in the last 50 years in developing managerial knowledge.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you very much sir!<br><br>One query is Edinburgh or Glasgow better than Lancaster? Or Lancaster is still better than these two.<br><br>Due to covid he is not in any position to decide.<br><br>All your guidance are very helpful. Thank you!
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Duncan

This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's. 

This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's.&nbsp;
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mba123456

This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's. 


Thank you very much sir! Stay safe.

[quote]This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you very much sir! Stay safe.
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This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's. 


Thank you very much sir! Stay safe.


Which is better among Edinburgh or Lancaster mba in terms of job prospects for international students within UK?

[quote][quote]This depends on your goals. Edinburgh and Lancaster universities MBAs are much better than Glasgow's.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you very much sir! Stay safe. [/quote]<br><br>Which is better among Edinburgh or Lancaster mba in terms of job prospects for international students within UK?
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StuartHE

Easy answer: Look at the FT MBA ranking and compare the columns called International Mobility and Employment. 

Hard answer: it depends on what role you want. Different schools have different strengths and relationships with different industries. Use LinkedIn and employment reports to compare what sort of roles those schools feed into. 

Easy answer: Look at the FT MBA ranking and compare the columns called International Mobility and Employment.&nbsp;<br><br>Hard answer: it depends on what role you want. Different schools have different strengths and relationships with different industries. Use LinkedIn and employment reports to compare what sort of roles those schools feed into.&nbsp;
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