MSc or MBA?


Prajwal

Hello Duncan/Stuart,

Hope you are doing well. I am very keen to pursue international masters either in UK or France. I have only 53% in my Bachelors from Indian university. Post my bachelors I worked for a startup in Marketing for 3.6 years. Now I am in a dilemma whether I should go with an MBA or MSc. The goal is to stay back and work for any medium scale industry in the growth marketer field.

I always thought instead of picking up general MSc in marketing, I thought to pursue MSc in marketing & business analysis. What's your take on it? Do you think general MSc marketing programs are much better to have as a degree? Or specialised one would work?

Here are a few universities which I thought to consider for MSc marketing and MSc marketing & business analysis.


MSc marketing :
Durham university
Manchaster
Edinburgh Napier
Grenoble
University of Birmingham

MSc marketing & business analysis :
Cranfield
University of edinburgh

I am also confused about MBA. I read in a couple of other discussion forums that, it seems you are under selling yourself for MSc especially if you have an experience of 3 plus years your focus should be for MBA than MSc.

Considering my work experience and bachelors marks I have shortlisted few, Could please help me with which one should I apply for?

MBA Universities :
University of Strathclyde
Lancaster
Sheffield university
Aston business school
New Castle
IESEG - France
Audencia - France

Any input from your end will be really helpful.

TIA

Hello Duncan/Stuart,

Hope you are doing well. I am very keen to pursue international masters either in UK or France. I have only 53% in my Bachelors from Indian university. Post my bachelors I worked for a startup in Marketing for 3.6 years. Now I am in a dilemma whether I should go with an MBA or MSc. The goal is to stay back and work for any medium scale industry in the growth marketer field.

I always thought instead of picking up general MSc in marketing, I thought to pursue MSc in marketing & business analysis. What's your take on it? Do you think general MSc marketing programs are much better to have as a degree? Or specialised one would work?

Here are a few universities which I thought to consider for MSc marketing and MSc marketing & business analysis.


MSc marketing :
Durham university
Manchaster
Edinburgh Napier
Grenoble
University of Birmingham

MSc marketing & business analysis :
Cranfield
University of edinburgh

I am also confused about MBA. I read in a couple of other discussion forums that, it seems you are under selling yourself for MSc especially if you have an experience of 3 plus years your focus should be for MBA than MSc.

Considering my work experience and bachelors marks I have shortlisted few, Could please help me with which one should I apply for?

MBA Universities :
University of Strathclyde
Lancaster
Sheffield university
Aston business school
New Castle
IESEG - France
Audencia - France

Any input from your end will be really helpful.

TIA
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StuartHE

I assume you cannot work in French and should thus exclude French schools. I am not sure why you are only looking at the UK and France. 

I don't think anyone advertises for a "growth marketer". What is the role you want to be described as by employers? What qualifications are those people asked for? I think an MSc including a  IDM marketing professional qualification might be worth considering. 


I assume you cannot work in French and should thus exclude French schools. I am not sure why you are only looking at the UK and France.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't think anyone advertises for a "growth marketer". What is the role you want to be described as by employers? What qualifications are those people asked for? I think an MSc including a&nbsp; IDM marketing professional qualification might be worth considering.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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aslamo

I don't think anyone advertises for a "growth marketer". What is the role you want to be described as by employers? What qualifications are those people asked for? I think an MSc including a  IDM marketing professional qualification might be worth considering. 



Yes, people do advertise for a 'growth marketer.' 

E.g. LinkedIn currently has almost 700 such jobs or similar titles advertised.

[Edited by aslamo on Mar 15, 2021]

[quote] I don't think anyone advertises for a "growth marketer". What is the role you want to be described as by employers? What qualifications are those people asked for? I think an MSc including a&nbsp; IDM marketing professional qualification might be worth considering.&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Yes, people do advertise for a 'growth marketer.'&nbsp;<br><br>E.g. LinkedIn currently has almost 700 such jobs or similar titles advertised.
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