MBA @Smurfit or @ Bath


I have been admitted to Bath and waiting to hear from Smurfit. Which do you think is better for a non-EEA candidate from post-MBA employment perspective? I mean I would like to work there (@UK or @Ireland) for at least 5 years in the technology industry after my MBA.
Suggestions, eh? ;)

[Edited by BathingSmurf on Apr 07, 2015]

I have been admitted to Bath and waiting to hear from Smurfit. Which do you think is better for a non-EEA candidate from post-MBA employment perspective? I mean I would like to work there (@UK or @Ireland) for at least 5 years in the technology industry after my MBA.
Suggestions, eh? ;)
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Duncan
Start with the FT ranking and compare the international mobility scores.

Also see Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143 and How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571
Start with the FT ranking and compare the international mobility scores.

Also see Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143 and How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

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Thank you very much for your response, Duncan. Are FT rankings the holy grail of rankings? I did consider these rankings before applying. If you were to apply for either, would you solely chose one based on the rankings from FT and Linkedin or something else?
Since Bath MBA is not AASCB accredited, does that reduce employ-ability to other nations in future?
What about the fluctuations in these rankings for the coming years? What if Bath gets moved out of FT list by next year (since it just moved into this list of great international mobility schools)? Is it worth the risk?
I do not see a lot of stats for employment on Bath website. And I presume the initial MBA salary is good for Bath students. I am sick of worrying about my final choice.
I want your take on this. And I shall prevail. ;) :P
Thank you very much for your response, Duncan. Are FT rankings the holy grail of rankings? I did consider these rankings before applying. If you were to apply for either, would you solely chose one based on the rankings from FT and Linkedin or something else?
Since Bath MBA is not AASCB accredited, does that reduce employ-ability to other nations in future?
What about the fluctuations in these rankings for the coming years? What if Bath gets moved out of FT list by next year (since it just moved into this list of great international mobility schools)? Is it worth the risk?
I do not see a lot of stats for employment on Bath website. And I presume the initial MBA salary is good for Bath students. I am sick of worrying about my final choice.
I want your take on this. And I shall prevail. ;) :P
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Duncan
If you want to work outside the US, then the FT rankings are best but should be read alongside other data. The advantage of the FT ranking is that so many of the variables are published, not just the final place. I would choose according to my goals so, for example, if I wanted to work in tech in the UK I would go to the school with the most success as placing people into that industry, or even into the firms I was targetting. Bath rates higher for placement, careers, employment. UCD has a slight edge on aims achieved, ranking, international mobility and salary. So, these are broadly similar. I suggest you use LinkedIn to compare their placement in the tech markets. Other things being equal, I'd consider UCD because it's the leading school in its country, and that means that [unlike Bath] it is the most desired destination for top-tier domestic students, employers and faculty. The gives it a long-term edge in the FT and Eduniversal rankings. On the other hand, the gender balance is very different between these programmes, so the dynamic in the classroom might be different.
If you want to work outside the US, then the FT rankings are best but should be read alongside other data. The advantage of the FT ranking is that so many of the variables are published, not just the final place. I would choose according to my goals so, for example, if I wanted to work in tech in the UK I would go to the school with the most success as placing people into that industry, or even into the firms I was targetting. Bath rates higher for placement, careers, employment. UCD has a slight edge on aims achieved, ranking, international mobility and salary. So, these are broadly similar. I suggest you use LinkedIn to compare their placement in the tech markets. Other things being equal, I'd consider UCD because it's the leading school in its country, and that means that [unlike Bath] it is the most desired destination for top-tier domestic students, employers and faculty. The gives it a long-term edge in the FT and Eduniversal rankings. On the other hand, the gender balance is very different between these programmes, so the dynamic in the classroom might be different.
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Now that clears it all up for me. You have a precise judgement. Thanks mate.
But since I am yet to hear from UCD, do you think I should forgo my admission to Bath and be at a risk of losing admission from both (if say, UCD does not call)?
Your two cents would mean a billion to me ;)
Now that clears it all up for me. You have a precise judgement. Thanks mate.
But since I am yet to hear from UCD, do you think I should forgo my admission to Bath and be at a risk of losing admission from both (if say, UCD does not call)?
Your two cents would mean a billion to me ;)
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Duncan
Use LinkedIn. The top UK schools for your goals are Cranfield, Henley, LBS, Warwick... maybe Cambridge and Imperial too depending on which tech area you are looking at. In Ireland, it's obviously UCD. So, I would focus on UCD and then aim for a better UK school.
Use LinkedIn. The top UK schools for your goals are Cranfield, Henley, LBS, Warwick... maybe Cambridge and Imperial too depending on which tech area you are looking at. In Ireland, it's obviously UCD. So, I would focus on UCD and then aim for a better UK school.
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Duncan
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I am sorry.. Was that for me?? I am well aware of UCD's location. And which part of the conversation above led you to believe that I am unacquainted with the location??? And i do not cut and paste...I type and run :P
I am sorry.. Was that for me?? I am well aware of UCD's location. And which part of the conversation above led you to believe that I am unacquainted with the location??? And i do not cut and paste...I type and run :P
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Duncan
No, that was for a spammer whose post was deleted. Sorry!!

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No, that was for a spammer whose post was deleted. Sorry!!
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Oh, that is cool then :) No worries :) Spammers should be jammed in this world full of information. :P

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I hope this helps to the admin of the website-
http://www.sitepoint.com/stop-comment-spam/
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