I am a 27-year-old Indian male with 4+ years of full-time work experience in operations and marketing in Dubai. I'm getting ready to apply for a master's program in the United Kingdom. Initially, I was considering pursuing an MBA; however, after reading a few posts on this site stating that it is preferable to pursue an MSc from a good university rather than an MBA from an average university, I have decided to pursue an MSc in Management (Specialization preferred in Strategy, Operations or General Management). I have a 3.68 GPA out of 4. I have a tuition budget of around £15,000 - £20,000 GBP. I would prefer that the tuition be below £20,000 and further reduced with some scholarships if available. I'm not wealthy enough to spend money on Warwick or Durham. However, rather than looking at average universities, I am considering some good ones.
I want to work in a corporate or good firm, whether small or large, and improve my overall skills. Maybe I'll start my own business one day. I want to be able to network with people from different countries and learn how businesses are run, as well as to learn and share ideas that I can use to build my dream. My vision is to advance to a strategic position in order to lead the company.
I also plan to stay in the UK for a couple of years if possible, so employability will be my top priority when selecting a university. I hope to make some good friends and network as well.
Also, does applying through a consultant reduce my chances of receiving scholarships?
Kindly shower your feedbacks!
[Edited by christymathew on Apr 25, 2021]