MSc Management Cass/Lancaster/Strathclyde/Warwick


gr8sher

Hey everybody.... I am in a dilemma here.... I have to choose between MSc management programmes at the following universities....

Cass
Lancaster
Strathclyde (Master in Business Management)
Warwick

I gather that all of them are triple accredited. Strathclyde has particularly attracted me because it offers its MBM grads the option to convert their degree into an MBA after 3 yrs of post grad exp. Lancaster on the other hand offers good internships and was ranked by FT last yr. I've never seen Warwick's programme in any rankings, but it's reputation carries weight, and Cass is in London..!!!

Help me out here guys.... :)

Hey everybody.... I am in a dilemma here.... I have to choose between MSc management programmes at the following universities....

Cass
Lancaster
Strathclyde (Master in Business Management)
Warwick

I gather that all of them are triple accredited. Strathclyde has particularly attracted me because it offers its MBM grads the option to convert their degree into an MBA after 3 yrs of post grad exp. Lancaster on the other hand offers good internships and was ranked by FT last yr. I've never seen Warwick's programme in any rankings, but it's reputation carries weight, and Cass is in London..!!!

Help me out here guys.... :)
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SabrinaA

Do yourself a favour buddy...dig out the old posts....


Do yourself a favour buddy...dig out the old posts....
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dulsban

For a Msc in Mgmt, probably Warwick is the best option. I particularly like their close to real world approach and the comprehensive course design. Dig into their official website, it has enough information.
As a matter of fact, all the schools that you have mentioned are well known and very well reputed in the industry.
I guess, with comparisons this close you should rely on your preferences based on your future plans (I know that sounds cliched and abstract but continues to be a fact)

Thanks
Anirban

For a Msc in Mgmt, probably Warwick is the best option. I particularly like their close to real world approach and the comprehensive course design. Dig into their official website, it has enough information.
As a matter of fact, all the schools that you have mentioned are well known and very well reputed in the industry.
I guess, with comparisons this close you should rely on your preferences based on your future plans (I know that sounds cliched and abstract but continues to be a fact)

Thanks
Anirban
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fre3ze

Go for Cass. Its got the best reputation out off all the four b-schools you have mentioned.

But then again a degree from any of these universities should hold a good amount of weightage.

Go for Cass. Its got the best reputation out off all the four b-schools you have mentioned.

But then again a degree from any of these universities should hold a good amount of weightage.
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SabrinaA

I think it makes sense to be close to the city, warwick & cass are the best option followed by lancs and strath.

Nes

I think it makes sense to be close to the city, warwick & cass are the best option followed by lancs and strath.

Nes
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gr8sher

Thnks fr the responses.... bt is being in the city the only real advantage of cass over warwick? i went through both their course structures. While a detailed description of the cass course is given, the warwick website doesnt elaborate much... is it true that warwick msc is more theoretical and cass approach is more practical?

Ps: Is n't finding accommodation far more difficult in london than in warwick univ.?

Thnks fr the responses.... bt is being in the city the only real advantage of cass over warwick? i went through both their course structures. While a detailed description of the cass course is given, the warwick website doesnt elaborate much... is it true that warwick msc is more theoretical and cass approach is more practical?

Ps: Is n't finding accommodation far more difficult in london than in warwick univ.?
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SabrinaA

Cass is fantastic school and is well known for finance.

Unlike Cass, Warwick doesn't release much info on internet...the website is not flashy, prospectus is not glamorous, this is no fancy video on youtube...

At Warwick-MiM you have so many case-studies and presentations that you cant heave a sigh of relieve...and for the record its the only MSc Management course in the UK which has got two dissertations...You get to do real time company analysis n trade in the reuter systems...many people fail in the module assignments and exams...you really need to work ur a** off in this course...

I dont know what you mean by practical/theoretical approach but like any top b schools, warwick values 'intellectual capital' and promotes 'original thinking'...

Warwick is expensive and difficult, come if u can handle all of them...its a fantastic place to study...

Nes

Cass is fantastic school and is well known for finance.

Unlike Cass, Warwick doesn't release much info on internet...the website is not flashy, prospectus is not glamorous, this is no fancy video on youtube...

At Warwick-MiM you have so many case-studies and presentations that you cant heave a sigh of relieve...and for the record its the only MSc Management course in the UK which has got two dissertations...You get to do real time company analysis n trade in the reuter systems...many people fail in the module assignments and exams...you really need to work ur a** off in this course...

I dont know what you mean by practical/theoretical approach but like any top b schools, warwick values 'intellectual capital' and promotes 'original thinking'...

Warwick is expensive and difficult, come if u can handle all of them...its a fantastic place to study...

Nes
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Hiii, Can any1 help me out?? I am a 24 yr old professional with arnd 18 months workexp. I have done BE as my undergrads.
I have d followin offers:
1. MSc Management, Cass
2. MBus. Global Business Analysis, Manchester
3. MBM, Strathclyde
m also expectin an offer frm Warwick fr MSc Management

Q. Which one out f these is d best option fr me?
Q. Does MSc Management hold a good value, is it worth investing time & money? because a frnd frm Uk is tellin me tht MSc management wouldnt help me land up a job, I need to go fr specialst programs & nt general management..
Q. I hav also heard tht in UK thers a lot f tax(arnd 40%), coupled with high living costs, so one is nt able to save up much, workin ther.. is this true?
Kindly clear the air over these issues...

[Edited by nikhilsharma2411 on Today, 10:27 AM]

Hiii, Can any1 help me out?? I am a 24 yr old professional with arnd 18 months workexp. I have done BE as my undergrads.
I have d followin offers:
1. MSc Management, Cass
2. MBus. Global Business Analysis, Manchester
3. MBM, Strathclyde
m also expectin an offer frm Warwick fr MSc Management

Q. Which one out f these is d best option fr me?
Q. Does MSc Management hold a good value, is it worth investing time & money? because a frnd frm Uk is tellin me tht MSc management wouldnt help me land up a job, I need to go fr specialst programs & nt general management..
Q. I hav also heard tht in UK thers a lot f tax(arnd 40%), coupled with high living costs, so one is nt able to save up much, workin ther.. is this true?
Kindly clear the air over these issues...

[Edited by nikhilsharma2411 on Today, 10:27 AM]
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nur99

hey dude....
can u tell me how hard is it to get into Cass b school...i have applied to their MSc Finance programme, and am expecting a decision from them...ive done my ugrad from a business school in the US...you think ill be asked to take the GMAT by CASS for their MSc...

hey dude....
can u tell me how hard is it to get into Cass b school...i have applied to their MSc Finance programme, and am expecting a decision from them...ive done my ugrad from a business school in the US...you think ill be asked to take the GMAT by CASS for their MSc...
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fre3ze

hey dude....
can u tell me how hard is it to get into Cass b school...i have applied to their MSc Finance programme, and am expecting a decision from them...ive done my ugrad from a business school in the US...you think ill be asked to take the GMAT by CASS for their MSc...


Yes i think a GMAT is mandatory for an MSc in Finance at Cass Business School. Getting into Cass is pretty competitive and it is the first choice for most people who want to do their MSc in Finance.

<blockquote>hey dude....
can u tell me how hard is it to get into Cass b school...i have applied to their MSc Finance programme, and am expecting a decision from them...ive done my ugrad from a business school in the US...you think ill be asked to take the GMAT by CASS for their MSc...</blockquote>

Yes i think a GMAT is mandatory for an MSc in Finance at Cass Business School. Getting into Cass is pretty competitive and it is the first choice for most people who want to do their MSc in Finance.
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macromarco

And what about the MSc in Management at cass? I heard it is pretty good but how can it be compared for example to LSE, LBS, Warwick and Ashton?

And what about the MSc in Management at cass? I heard it is pretty good but how can it be compared for example to LSE, LBS, Warwick and Ashton?
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fre3ze

And what about the MSc in Management at cass? I heard it is pretty good but how can it be compared for example to LSE, LBS, Warwick and Ashton?


LSE and LBS are in a league of their own. If you get into any of those then you should definitely go for it.

<blockquote>And what about the MSc in Management at cass? I heard it is pretty good but how can it be compared for example to LSE, LBS, Warwick and Ashton?
</blockquote>

LSE and LBS are in a league of their own. If you get into any of those then you should definitely go for it.
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Cam som1 pls address my issues as well? Ther hv been no rplies to my post above.. Pls help, m in a dilemma..

Cam som1 pls address my issues as well? Ther hv been no rplies to my post above.. Pls help, m in a dilemma..
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fre3ze

Cam som1 pls address my issues as well? Ther hv been no rplies to my post above.. Pls help, m in a dilemma..


All the universities that you have listed above are good ones and a degree from any one of these universities should fetch you good future prospects.

I am not sure about the about the chances of scoring a good job with a general management degree over a specialist degree but what your friend says makes sense.

I spoke to one of the delegates from a mediocre university in the UK and even he had the same opinion as your friend. He told me that companies prefer students with specialized degrees over general management ones.

But then again I've not done my research on this subject as i have plans for my own entrepreneurial ventures after my Masters degree. In my case a general management degree would be really beneficial.

And about the tax system, well I've got no clue.

<blockquote>Cam som1 pls address my issues as well? Ther hv been no rplies to my post above.. Pls help, m in a dilemma..</blockquote>

All the universities that you have listed above are good ones and a degree from any one of these universities should fetch you good future prospects.

I am not sure about the about the chances of scoring a good job with a general management degree over a specialist degree but what your friend says makes sense.

I spoke to one of the delegates from a mediocre university in the UK and even he had the same opinion as your friend. He told me that companies prefer students with specialized degrees over general management ones.

But then again I've not done my research on this subject as i have plans for my own entrepreneurial ventures after my Masters degree. In my case a general management degree would be really beneficial.

And about the tax system, well I've got no clue.
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nur99

hey
i have applied to the Cass MSc Finance programme...in their admissions requirement, GMAT is not stated as mandatory, but is recommended..
i did my ugrad from Indiana University in the US, and its ranked as one of the top 15 business programs in the US...i have done a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship...plus I have almost 2 yrs of work experience...
you think ill still be req. to take the GMAT as a conditional offer for the CASS MSc Finance? please lemme knw wht u think asap? btw, this is my first choice

hey
i have applied to the Cass MSc Finance programme...in their admissions requirement, GMAT is not stated as mandatory, but is recommended..
i did my ugrad from Indiana University in the US, and its ranked as one of the top 15 business programs in the US...i have done a double major in Finance and Entrepreneurship...plus I have almost 2 yrs of work experience...
you think ill still be req. to take the GMAT as a conditional offer for the CASS MSc Finance? please lemme knw wht u think asap? btw, this is my first choice
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gr8sher

Aren't general management degrees from reputed universities such as Warwick and Cass enough to land you a job in the UK? I shall be choosing one of the two MSc Management courses... are there cases of Warwick/Cass MiM graduates going without a job for months at a time after graduation? Surely these graduates must have an edge over their compatriots in mediocre universities.

Aren't general management degrees from reputed universities such as Warwick and Cass enough to land you a job in the UK? I shall be choosing one of the two MSc Management courses... are there cases of Warwick/Cass MiM graduates going without a job for months at a time after graduation? Surely these graduates must have an edge over their compatriots in mediocre universities.
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nur99

i think anyone associated with such schools would manage to get a decent job...having said tht, im not really sure wht sort of a job market exists in europe right now, due to the current economic scenario...but overall, I think if u hav a masters degree and tht too from a good school as you mentioned, it is more likely than not that ull end up securing a decent job anywhere...
anyways, for those who have got an offer from schools such as CASS, Warwick, etc...congrats
how hard would you say it is to get into CASS if u have done ugrad from a decent school with a 3.3GPA, and 2 yrs work experience....lemme know, thanks

i think anyone associated with such schools would manage to get a decent job...having said tht, im not really sure wht sort of a job market exists in europe right now, due to the current economic scenario...but overall, I think if u hav a masters degree and tht too from a good school as you mentioned, it is more likely than not that ull end up securing a decent job anywhere...
anyways, for those who have got an offer from schools such as CASS, Warwick, etc...congrats
how hard would you say it is to get into CASS if u have done ugrad from a decent school with a 3.3GPA, and 2 yrs work experience....lemme know, thanks


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withdreams

@gr8sher
Cass>>Strath>>Lanchaster,Warwick

@gr8sher
Cass>>Strath>>Lanchaster,Warwick

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angesT

Hey guys, how good is Bath? As compared to Lancaster & Aston?

Hey guys, how good is Bath? As compared to Lancaster & Aston?
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hey

I have got an offer for MSc finance from Cass, but trying to convert it in management.
Do you guys know the class size of MSc management at cass ?

hey

I have got an offer for MSc finance from Cass, but trying to convert it in management.
Do you guys know the class size of MSc management at cass ?
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