MS in Business Analytics - University of Lancaster/ Loughborough/ Strathclyde


As an international student, need your perspectives to finalize the university.
There are few threads about Business school comparison or computer science. I have opted to go for MS in Business Analytics or MS in Artificial Intelligence.
Business Analytics is more like a marriage or Business school and Computer science.

*********employability is important************
The decision of finalizing a college would be the function of few more things. I decided to put Pros and Cons into the perspective:


**Uni Of Strathclyde**: Location is Glasgow, Scotland. In Scotland, Glasgow is the second-best city and so you see a lot of companies or start-ups. You will have access to Uni of Glasgow library as well. Closer to Edinburgh. you get to look for jobs between these 2 cities. These 2 are top two cities in Scotland and you would see most of the companies there.
But QS employability ranking is around 34.5 in 2020
The population is 1.6 mil. Part-time jobs will be within reach.
In Jobserve- there are totally 175 in Glasgow and 146 in Edinburgh (all fields) posted in the last 7 days


**Uni Of Lancaster**- Considering the ranking from QS Business analytics ranking / FT Business school ranking / FT European business school ranking, ...... Lancaster is ahead in the ranking at 49. all the colleges are under 51-97
Employability ranking is 36.3 in 2020 ranking
population is 0.14 mil (160K). so forget about part time jobs. Manchester is close by
In Jobserve- 62 jobs in Lancaster & 604 jobs


**Uni Of Loughborough /Lboro**
Lboro has two campus. (in Loughborough & London)
**Uni of Lboro in Lboro-
Not much to say, Lboro is as small as Lancaster, is closer to Nottingham.
Ranks similar to Strathclyde
QS ranking for Employability for 2020 is not available; however in 2019 they were at 50.4 much higher than the ranking of Lancaster & Strathclyde in 2019 and 2020.
Population is .06 mil (66k)
In jobserve - 204 jobs in Loughborough, 199 in Nottingham.


**Uni of Lboro in London-
all of the item mentioned for Uni of Loughborough;
Infrastructure is similar to a 4 storey mall. does not give a look like a university. The course fee is by default 2K GBP higher
However, the big plus is London. can't beat it.
In jobserve- total jobs are 4545.
Maybe this campus brings up employability scores higher for Lboro

With all this, what am I missing or which perspectives am I missing.
**********for me, employability is important***********

[Edited by arvinde2004 on May 26, 2021]

As an international student, need your perspectives to finalize the university.<br>There are few threads about Business school comparison or computer science. I have opted to go for MS in Business Analytics or MS in Artificial Intelligence.<br>Business Analytics is more like a marriage or Business school and Computer science.<br><br>*********employability is important************<br>The decision of finalizing a college would be the function of few more things. I decided to put Pros and Cons into the perspective:<br><br>
**Uni Of Strathclyde**: Location is Glasgow, Scotland. In Scotland, Glasgow is the second-best city and so you see a lot of companies or start-ups. You will have access to Uni of Glasgow library as well. Closer to Edinburgh. you get to look for jobs between these 2 cities. These 2 are top two cities in Scotland and you would see most of the companies there.<br>But QS employability ranking is around 34.5 in 2020<br>The population is 1.6 mil. Part-time jobs will be within reach.<br>In Jobserve- there are totally 175 in Glasgow and 146 in Edinburgh (all fields) posted in the last 7 days<br><br>
**Uni Of Lancaster**- Considering the ranking from QS Business analytics ranking / FT Business school ranking / FT European business school ranking, ...... Lancaster is ahead in the ranking at 49. all the colleges are under 51-97<br>Employability ranking is 36.3 in 2020 ranking<br>population is 0.14 mil (160K). so forget about part time jobs. Manchester is close by<br>In Jobserve- 62 jobs in Lancaster &amp; 604 jobs<br><br>
**Uni Of Loughborough /Lboro**<br>Lboro has two campus. (in Loughborough &amp; London)<br>**Uni of Lboro in Lboro-<br>Not much to say, Lboro is as small as Lancaster, is closer to Nottingham.<br>Ranks similar to Strathclyde<br>QS ranking for Employability for 2020 is not available; however in 2019 they were at 50.4 much higher than the ranking of Lancaster &amp; Strathclyde in 2019 and 2020.<br>Population is .06 mil (66k)<br>In jobserve - 204 jobs in Loughborough, 199 in Nottingham.<br><br>
**Uni of Lboro in London-<br>all of the item mentioned for Uni of Loughborough;<br>Infrastructure is similar to a 4 storey mall. does not give a look like a university. The course fee is by default 2K GBP higher<br>However, the big plus is London. can't beat it.<br>In jobserve- total jobs are 4545.<br>Maybe this campus brings up employability scores higher for Lboro<br><br>With all this, what am I missing or which perspectives am I missing.<br>**********for me, employability is important***********
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Duncan

You need to consider both supply and demand. There are a lot of vacancies in London, because it's the largest city this side of Istanbul, but it also has a huge supply of business schools and relatively high unemployment. I'm not sure why you think you are less likely to find a job in Lancaster than in London, just because one city is large and the other small: supply and demand have to be both considered. 

I don't know these programmes well, but the QS figures really show the balance in each school's undergraduate populations, with schools ranked higher if they have larger schools in sciences, and smaller schools in the humanities. Lancaster is a full-service university with departments of history, film, theatre, linguistics, philosophy, theology etc. Loughborough is a former CAT ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_advanced_technology_(United_Kingdom) ) and does not have such departments. 

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You need to consider both supply and demand. There are a lot of vacancies in London, because it's the largest city this side of Istanbul, but it also has a huge supply of business schools and relatively high unemployment. I'm not sure why you think you are less likely to find a job in Lancaster than in London, just because one city is large and the other small: supply and demand have to be both considered.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't know these programmes well, but the QS figures really show the balance in each school's undergraduate populations, with schools ranked higher if they have larger schools in sciences, and smaller schools in the humanities. Lancaster is a full-service university with departments of history, film, theatre, linguistics, philosophy, theology etc. Loughborough is a former CAT ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_of_advanced_technology_(United_Kingdom) ) and does not have such departments.&nbsp;
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Thank you Ducan. In my opinion, If we leave proximity out of the equation, then it depends on how the university guides or grooms students.
The only advantage of proximity of a big city is the efforts that you can put thru networking, identifying opportunities. Simply put, you can prove when you have that opportunity. London might give us more of it, it is true that bigger city will have bigger unemployment. But you might have bigger playground to fight ???? is my opinion. Otherwise leaving London campus out of the equation, I am inclined towards Lancaster compared to Strathclyde and Lboro.✌

Thank you Ducan. In my opinion, If we leave proximity out of the equation, then it depends on how the university guides or grooms students.<br>The only advantage of proximity of a big city is the efforts that you can put thru networking, identifying opportunities. Simply put, you can prove when you have that opportunity. London might give us more of it, it is true that bigger city will have bigger unemployment. But you might have bigger playground to fight ???? is my opinion. Otherwise leaving London campus out of the equation, I am inclined towards Lancaster compared to Strathclyde and Lboro.✌
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Again, As per 2019 QS employability report Lboro was higher than those 2 universities but the data is not available in 2020 report. 

@ducan- if not these between these universities, with the info we have, can you share your perspective 

Again, As per 2019 QS employability report Lboro was higher than those 2 universities but the data is not available in 2020 report.&nbsp;<br><br>@ducan- if not these between these universities, with the info we have, can you share your perspective&nbsp;
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Duncan

Loughborough will almost certainly be higher because it has a higher percentage of STEM students. But that's not a meaningful comparison. Obviously, as business schools, Lancaster and Strathclyde are  well above Loughborough: https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2858 

The UK is TINY - don't let location sway you. Lancaster to London is much faster than Rohtak to Noida.

Loughborough will almost certainly be higher because it has a higher percentage of STEM students. But that's not a meaningful comparison. Obviously, as business schools, Lancaster and Strathclyde are&nbsp; well above Loughborough: https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2858&nbsp;<br><br>The UK is TINY - don't let location sway you. Lancaster to London is much faster than Rohtak to Noida.
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 Right 1f44d

[Edited by arvinde2004 on May 26, 2021]

&nbsp;Right&nbsp;:thumbsup:
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