Nottingham vs Birmingham vs Newcastle vs Sheffield vs Kingston vs Loughborough


Hi,

I am planning to do my MBA from the UK and I have been offered a place by the following Universities:

Sr. No. University Name
1 Loughborough University
2 Kingston University
3 University of Sheffield
4 Newcastle University
5 University of Birmingham
6 University of Nottingham

A brief background about me:

Bachelor's Degree: Engineering (IT)
University: University of Pune, India
Work Exp: 5 Years 7 Months

Can you please help me choose between these B-schools?

PS: I am more inclined towards Nottingham.

Hi,

I am planning to do my MBA from the UK and I have been offered a place by the following Universities:

Sr. No. University Name
1 Loughborough University
2 Kingston University
3 University of Sheffield
4 Newcastle University
5 University of Birmingham
6 University of Nottingham

A brief background about me:

Bachelor's Degree: Engineering (IT)
University: University of Pune, India
Work Exp: 5 Years 7 Months

Can you please help me choose between these B-schools?

PS: I am more inclined towards Nottingham.
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Duncan

What are your goals?
Take a look at
https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542
https://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
https://www.find-mba.com/board/33571

What are your goals?
Take a look at
https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542
https://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
https://www.find-mba.com/board/33571
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mba hipste...

I guess Birmingham is ranked in the Economist, so it's worth looking closely at that school.
Why did you choose these schools? Were you rejected at others?
Ultimately, it depends on your goals. If you're looking to use an MBA to transition from India to the UK, you might need to aim at better schools. What was your GMAT score? 

I guess Birmingham is ranked in the Economist, so it's worth looking closely at that school.<div><br></div><div>Why did you choose these schools? Were you rejected at others?</div><div><br></div><div>Ultimately, it depends on your goals. If you're looking to use an MBA to transition from India to the UK, you might need to aim at better schools. What was your GMAT score?&nbsp;</div>
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I guess Birmingham is ranked in the Economist, so it's worth looking closely at that school.
Why did you choose these schools? Were you rejected at others?
Ultimately, it depends on your goals. If you're looking to use an MBA to transition from India to the UK, you might need to aim at better schools. What was your GMAT score? 


I wish to explore the management consultancy field. 
I did go through the links and they are very insightful. I haven't given the GMAT and hence I chose these universities. I do understand that the universities mentioned above are not the top ones but from what I have read, Nottingham, Birmingham, and others are not bad either and Nottingham and Birmingham have been listed in the Economist rankings too.

Actually, I was looking to get into respectable B-school where GMAT was not a deal-breaker but at the same time not heavy on the pockets as well. 

Also, I am yet to hear from Durham and Edinburgh.
Leeds and Exeter have denied me an offer.

[Edited by Arjun Varrier on Apr 29, 2020]

[quote]What are your goals?
Take a look at
https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542
https://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
https://www.find-mba.com/board/33571 [/quote]<br><br>[quote]I guess Birmingham is ranked in the Economist, so it's worth looking closely at that school.<div><br></div><div>Why did you choose these schools? Were you rejected at others?</div><div><br></div><div>Ultimately, it depends on your goals. If you're looking to use an MBA to transition from India to the UK, you might need to aim at better schools. What was your GMAT score?&nbsp;</div>[/quote]<br><div><br></div><div>I wish to explore the management consultancy field.&nbsp;</div><div><br>I did go through the links and they are very insightful. I haven't given the GMAT and hence I chose these universities. I do understand that the universities mentioned above are not the top ones but from what I have read, Nottingham, Birmingham, and others are not bad either and Nottingham and Birmingham have been listed in the Economist rankings too.<br><br>Actually, I was looking to get into respectable B-school where GMAT was not a deal-breaker but at the same time not heavy on the pockets as well.&nbsp;<br><br></div><div>Also, I am yet to hear from Durham and Edinburgh.<br>Leeds and Exeter have denied me an offer.</div>
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Duncan

Management consultancies recruit from the best schools, which use the GMAT. If you don't want to take the GMAT or a test like it (CAT, MAT, GRE) then you need a different goal.

Management consultancies recruit from the best schools, which use the GMAT. If you don't want to take the GMAT or a test like it (CAT, MAT, GRE) then you need a different goal.
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Razors Edg...

If you've been dinged at Leeds and Durham I would not hold my breath for Durham or Edinburgh (which would both as you probably know be better options than the schools you've been accepted to.)
I agree, you should probably take the GMAT. 

If you've been dinged at Leeds and Durham I would not hold my breath for Durham or Edinburgh (which would both as you probably know be better options than the schools you've been accepted to.)<div><br></div><div>I agree, you should probably take the GMAT.&nbsp;</div>
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Duncan

Good point. 

Good point.&nbsp;
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I asked around the alumni of the Universities I have been accepted into and they all had struggled to get a job in the UK and had to return back. And those who got it, their pay was on the lower side. I have come to the conclusion that I need to take the GMAT if I want the salary jump.
But, in a really wild chance that I get into either Edinburgh or Durham, would you say that they have a better chance of providing me a job in UK with a decent salary (higher than the ones in the list above and lower than the those of the likes of Oxford, LBS or Cambridge)?

I asked around the alumni of the Universities I have been accepted into and they all had struggled to get a job in the UK and had to return back. And those who got it, their pay was on the lower side. I have come to the conclusion that I need to take the GMAT if I want the salary jump.<div><br>But, in a really wild chance that I get into either Edinburgh or Durham, would you say that they have a better chance of providing me a job in UK with a decent salary (higher than the ones in the list above and lower than the those of the likes of Oxford, LBS or Cambridge)?</div>
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Duncan

Yes. You can use the FT ranking to compare the percentage employed. 

Yes. You can use the FT ranking to compare the percentage employed.&nbsp;
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Yes. You can use the FT ranking to compare the percentage employed. 

Alright. Thank you so much.

[quote]Yes. You can use the FT ranking to compare the percentage employed.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Alright. Thank you so much.</div>
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Duncan

You will see that Durham and Edinburgh have different outcomes, reflecting different students. Edinburgh has a more senior cohort, harder to place. 

You will see that Durham and Edinburgh have different outcomes, reflecting different students. Edinburgh has a more senior cohort, harder to place.&nbsp;
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You will see that Durham and Edinburgh have different outcomes, reflecting different students. Edinburgh has a more senior cohort, harder to place. 

I am sorry I did not understand you fully. Can you please tell me what did you mean by 'harder to place'?

[quote]You will see that Durham and Edinburgh have different outcomes, reflecting different students. Edinburgh has a more senior cohort, harder to place.&nbsp; [/quote]<div><br></div><div>I am sorry I did not understand you fully. Can you please tell me what did you mean by 'harder to place'?</div>
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Duncan

In comparison to the other top schools, it is harder for Edinburgh MBA graduates to be placed quickly into jobs. They are, on the way in, more senior than the Manchester and Durham students. However, they are often making bigger career transitions. 

In comparison to the other top schools, it is harder for Edinburgh MBA graduates to be placed quickly into jobs. They are, on the way in, more senior than the Manchester and Durham students. However, they are often making bigger career transitions.&nbsp;
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Ok understood.

Ok understood.
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