MSc Int'l Biz. / Int'l Mgmt for Investment or Operations career


Hello. I'm from Myanmar (Burma). My UG degrees are Mechatronics Engineering, and Business Administration. I have 10 months of work experience in Logistics & SCM (A.P. Moller - Maersk), and a few months of work experience in trading, distribution, and retailing (a company which imports goods from foreign countries and distributes them in my country). 

I'm considering applying to either MSc International Business (or) MSc International Management (or) MSc Management. My goal is to work in investment field, or operations field. (Investment not with a focus or deep-down into doing Finance or Accounting works, and Operations not in warehouse or logistics & supply chain management, because I am not quite good at those things, but rather a managerial role which oversee, do plannings, and set strategies)

I'm having trouble choosing between UK universities which range only around GBP 25,000 as currency inflation in my country is insance. 1GBP = 3700 MMK since 2022. It was 1GBP = 2300 MMK back in early 2021.

My nominated universities are Reading, Bath, Birmingham, Nottingham, Strathclyde, Exeter, Glasgow. Based on investment and operations careers, can you please help me by advising some sorting for all of those universities in a way like - X university > Y university > Z university > etc.

Thank you very much Sirs.

Hello. I'm from Myanmar (Burma). My UG degrees are Mechatronics Engineering, and Business Administration. I have 10 months of work experience in Logistics & SCM (A.P. Moller - Maersk), and a few months of work experience in trading, distribution, and retailing (a company which imports goods from foreign countries and distributes them in my country). 

I'm considering applying to either MSc International Business (or) MSc International Management (or) MSc Management. My goal is to work in investment field, or operations field. (Investment not with a focus or deep-down into doing Finance or Accounting works, and Operations not in warehouse or logistics & supply chain management, because I am not quite good at those things, but rather a managerial role which oversee, do plannings, and set strategies)

I'm having trouble choosing between UK universities which range only around GBP 25,000 as currency inflation in my country is insance. 1GBP = 3700 MMK since 2022. It was 1GBP = 2300 MMK back in early 2021.

My nominated universities are Reading, Bath, Birmingham, Nottingham, Strathclyde, Exeter, Glasgow. Based on investment and operations careers, can you please help me by advising some sorting for all of those universities in a way like - X university > Y university > Z university > etc.

Thank you very much Sirs.
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Duncan

You should look at the FT MiF and MiM rankings and see which schools have the best placement and international mobility. That will be a great guide. 

I think you can drop Nottingham and Glasgow universities. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 17, 2023]

You should look at the FT MiF and MiM rankings and see which schools have the best placement and international mobility. That will be a great guide.&nbsp;<br><br>I think you can drop Nottingham and Glasgow universities.&nbsp;
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Thank you Sir. I just checked both of them. Among my mentioned universities, only Exeter is in the list of FT MiM rankings for 2022. But I am able to find some under FT MiF 2022. I would like to know some of the followings as well if you don't mind.

1. Although I have no intention/interest to attend MiF, but MiM or MSc Int'l Business and intend to work in investment career afterwards, would it be suitable to decide based on FT MiF rankings incl. placement and int'l mobility even though my degree is not going to be MiF?

2. In what area is Bath strong for? From one of your posts, I learned that Bath is quite good and even has a higher employment rate than Cranfield.

Thank you once again Sir.

Thank you Sir. I just checked both of them. Among my mentioned universities, only Exeter is in the list of FT MiM rankings for 2022. But I am able to find some under FT MiF 2022. I would like to know some of the followings as well if you don't mind.<br><br>1. Although I have no intention/interest to attend MiF, but MiM or MSc Int'l Business and intend to work in investment career afterwards, would it be suitable to decide based on FT MiF rankings incl. placement and int'l mobility even though my degree is not going to be MiF?<br><br>2. In what area is Bath strong for? From one of your posts, I learned that Bath is quite good and even has a higher employment rate than Cranfield.<br><br>Thank you once again Sir.<br>
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Andy776

Bath is quite strong. Good in sports and water management. Respected school would recommend for a master even if it is lower than all the targets.

Bath is quite strong. Good in sports and water management. Respected school would recommend for a master even if it is lower than all the targets.<br>
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Duncan

If you want to work in investment, I wonder why you'd rake a general management degree, especially one like international business, which is oriented to export-related positions. If you take a MiM or MiB then the the average salary is probably a better guide to those programmes ability to place into finance. Since your background is not in investment, I would naturally recommend that you take a MSc focussed on investment or financial analysis somewhere like Bayes, Birmingham, Durham, Exeter, Henley, Imperial, LBS, LSE, or Strathclyde.

PS Your £25k ceiling in fees is mistaken. Top schools can help you secure loans to allow you to access programmes with better outcomes.

PPS Focus on the schools that place MSc graduates into your target industries and fines. Read the post on my profile page about using LinkedIn. It doesn't matter if Bath is good for sport or water: what matters is whether it's better for investment analysis. The FT MiF ranking is an excellent guide. LBS, Bayes, etc are not good for sport or water management (Okay Cranfield is good for both) but that doesn't impact your goals. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jan 17, 2023]

If you want to work in investment, I wonder why you'd rake a general management degree, especially one like international business, which is oriented to export-related positions. If you take a MiM or MiB then the the average salary is probably a better guide to those programmes ability to place into finance. Since your background is not in investment, I would naturally recommend that you take a MSc focussed on investment or financial analysis somewhere like Bayes, Birmingham, Durham, Exeter, Henley, Imperial, LBS, LSE, or Strathclyde.<br><br>PS Your £25k ceiling in fees is mistaken. Top schools can help you secure loans to allow you to access programmes with better outcomes.<br><br>PPS Focus on the schools that place MSc graduates into your target industries and fines. Read the post on my profile page about using LinkedIn. It doesn't matter if Bath is good for sport or water: what matters is whether it's better for investment analysis. The FT MiF ranking is an excellent guide. LBS, Bayes, etc are not good for sport or water management (Okay Cranfield is good for both) but that doesn't impact your goals.&nbsp;
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I do appreciate your well-clarified explanation Sir. I'm afraid I might change to another sector after working a few years in investment sector. I'm having some uncertainty about myself in the long-run. That's why I thought of choosing International Business or International Management.

I do appreciate your well-clarified explanation Sir. I'm afraid I might change to another sector after working a few years in investment sector. I'm having some uncertainty about myself in the long-run. That's why I thought of choosing International Business or International Management.
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Duncan

Any other sector you work in will use money. A MiF opens more doors than a MiB. 

Any other sector you work in will use money. A MiF opens more doors than a MiB.&nbsp;
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Thank you sir. I will search for the MSc with a focus on investment-related programmes.

Thank you sir. I will search for the MSc with a focus on investment-related programmes.<br>
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