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To Jasy08

In anything but marketing I would say Durham. The problem is that Aston has G. Hooley and J.Saunders as professors (if you know about marketing you should know who they are), and that's a big incentive. Aston would be stronger in that area. However, I would take a look at Warwick's MSc in Strategy & Marketing (N.Piercy is a lecturer there) and also Birmingham's MSc in Strategic Marketing & Consulting (M.Kyrkup is the programme director there)...All these west midlands schools have very big names in marketing...Cranfield also is very good, but the brand is too limited to the UK...
I know that application dates are due in most cases, but almost any school will fit you in if they really like you...so, maybe you should take a second look...

Cheers

To Jasy08

In anything but marketing I would say Durham. The problem is that Aston has G. Hooley and J.Saunders as professors (if you know about marketing you should know who they are), and that's a big incentive. Aston would be stronger in that area. However, I would take a look at Warwick's MSc in Strategy & Marketing (N.Piercy is a lecturer there) and also Birmingham's MSc in Strategic Marketing & Consulting (M.Kyrkup is the programme director there)...All these west midlands schools have very big names in marketing...Cranfield also is very good, but the brand is too limited to the UK...
I know that application dates are due in most cases, but almost any school will fit you in if they really like you...so, maybe you should take a second look...

Cheers
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SabrinaA

^ its true...regarding Warwick...N.Piercy is also the module owner for Marketing core module taught in the first sem of MSc. Management.

_Nes

^ its true...regarding Warwick...N.Piercy is also the module owner for Marketing core module taught in the first sem of MSc. Management.

_Nes
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kidmanx

Whoa you guys seem to know so much about Msc's ! And professors e.t.c. The only schools that gave me admission were Aston & Bradford,still thinking about both
Cranfield rejected my application with 3 days,that really hurt me as that was my dream school

But now I'm glad they did,as I'm not sure I'd like Marketing much.

Whoa you guys seem to know so much about Msc's ! And professors e.t.c. The only schools that gave me admission were Aston & Bradford,still thinking about both
Cranfield rejected my application with 3 days,that really hurt me as that was my dream school

But now I'm glad they did,as I'm not sure I'd like Marketing much.
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Jasy08

Thanx add and ness.
thanx a lot for ur suggestions. It has been really tough for me to choose between the universities, I did finalized it between aston or durham as i had a lot of offers. As u said that even birmingham has a good marketing course. Now what uni will be best for my career. I hv offers 4m Bham,aston,durham,lancaster, bradford, newcastle,qmu,leciester and aberdeen... all of them are fpr msc in marketing except aberdeen which is 4 mba.

Thanx add and ness.
thanx a lot for ur suggestions. It has been really tough for me to choose between the universities, I did finalized it between aston or durham as i had a lot of offers. As u said that even birmingham has a good marketing course. Now what uni will be best for my career. I hv offers 4m Bham,aston,durham,lancaster, bradford, newcastle,qmu,leciester and aberdeen... all of them are fpr msc in marketing except aberdeen which is 4 mba.
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OK, I didn't know you applied to so much uni's, you got a strange mix here...just based on rankings and general awareness on b' schools I would leave newcastle, queen mary (good at law), leicester and aberdeen out...

Bham, aston, lancaster and bradford are all regraded as world class b'schools (although I believe bradford is on its way out) so these should have a positive impact on your career, in terms of opening doors, because in the end, it depends on you.

Regarding marketing programmes, lancaster has a very good one, its a an MSc in advanced mktg management, but i'm not clear if you got an offer from this one or the Msc in mktg and management. LUMS is a top business school, and the university is rather new (1960s), stiil good, but its not a global top 100 university (check THES and World academic rankings).

Birmingham's MSc in strategic mktg and consulting is an excellent programme and its directed by Malcolm Kyrkup (former Lancaster MBA director) and as it has a consulting focus, there is strong relations with industry as placements begin half way the programme. The B'school is also is in the FT and Economist MBA rankings and the University is a global top 100. This is something to take into account, as many employers have more knowledge about good uni's than good b'schools. But again, I'm not clear if you applied to this programme, but i believe you could ask for it if you already got into and MSc there.

Aston, as said before, has some pretty good lecturers, but the downturn is that Uni isn't that prestigous and the place is not very nice, doesnt even look like a uni. It gets worse when you see the great facilities and campus that Birmingham has to offer, which also enjoys much higher general prestige in the UK.

Durham, is an excellent B'school and Uni, highly regarded in the UK and the place is so nice, you'll have a great study environment. But my perception is that it isn't strong on marketing, and it has had some image problems following the expulsion of the school's former director due to plagiarism charges.

Regarding Bradford, I feel there is an overrated perception among applicants due to the good performance of the managment school in the past, when there was less competition.The truth is, it belongs to a terrible uni, and their performance in rankings in a 5 year measurement just indicates that they are probably on their way out. And seriously, that is not a place to study and live for a whole year.

I would say Lancaster and Birmingham are the best options in your case. But maybe you would like to hear some other opinions and do further research.

Cheers,

OK, I didn't know you applied to so much uni's, you got a strange mix here...just based on rankings and general awareness on b' schools I would leave newcastle, queen mary (good at law), leicester and aberdeen out...

Bham, aston, lancaster and bradford are all regraded as world class b'schools (although I believe bradford is on its way out) so these should have a positive impact on your career, in terms of opening doors, because in the end, it depends on you.

Regarding marketing programmes, lancaster has a very good one, its a an MSc in advanced mktg management, but i'm not clear if you got an offer from this one or the Msc in mktg and management. LUMS is a top business school, and the university is rather new (1960s), stiil good, but its not a global top 100 university (check THES and World academic rankings).

Birmingham's MSc in strategic mktg and consulting is an excellent programme and its directed by Malcolm Kyrkup (former Lancaster MBA director) and as it has a consulting focus, there is strong relations with industry as placements begin half way the programme. The B'school is also is in the FT and Economist MBA rankings and the University is a global top 100. This is something to take into account, as many employers have more knowledge about good uni's than good b'schools. But again, I'm not clear if you applied to this programme, but i believe you could ask for it if you already got into and MSc there.

Aston, as said before, has some pretty good lecturers, but the downturn is that Uni isn't that prestigous and the place is not very nice, doesnt even look like a uni. It gets worse when you see the great facilities and campus that Birmingham has to offer, which also enjoys much higher general prestige in the UK.

Durham, is an excellent B'school and Uni, highly regarded in the UK and the place is so nice, you'll have a great study environment. But my perception is that it isn't strong on marketing, and it has had some image problems following the expulsion of the school's former director due to plagiarism charges.

Regarding Bradford, I feel there is an overrated perception among applicants due to the good performance of the managment school in the past, when there was less competition.The truth is, it belongs to a terrible uni, and their performance in rankings in a 5 year measurement just indicates that they are probably on their way out. And seriously, that is not a place to study and live for a whole year.

I would say Lancaster and Birmingham are the best options in your case. But maybe you would like to hear some other opinions and do further research.

Cheers,
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thanks for keeping it going ! - some very interesting information in your posts.


....."I am retired in this forum/board :) ... wont be able to post to any query or reply to your PM, post 31st July 2009...Good luck and good bye everybody!"

Hi nblueblaze ! for a retired person you surly post a lot! ;-)
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....."I am retired in this forum/board :) ... wont be able to post to any query or reply to your PM, post 31st July 2009...Good luck and good bye everybody!"

Hi nblueblaze ! for a retired person you surly post a lot! ;-)
thanks for keeping it going ! - some very interesting information in your posts.


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Hi nblueblaze ! for a retired person you surly post a lot! ;-)
thanks for keeping it going ! - some very interesting information in your posts.
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