Opinion on Aston Business school


dun1484

Hello

I got an admit from ABS for their full time MBA program starting Sep 2013. I have a few concerns - what is the job market like for Aston graduates ? Do international students get on campus jobs so that they can support themselves? The fees is quite high 24700 pounds and I want to know if the school provides a good ROI. Does anyone know if Aston has alumni in USA? The website says it is one of the 1% business schools in the world with triple accreditation (EQUIS,AMBA and AASCB) - are all of these equally prestigious?

Hello

I got an admit from ABS for their full time MBA program starting Sep 2013. I have a few concerns - what is the job market like for Aston graduates ? Do international students get on campus jobs so that they can support themselves? The fees is quite high 24700 pounds and I want to know if the school provides a good ROI. Does anyone know if Aston has alumni in USA? The website says it is one of the 1% business schools in the world with triple accreditation (EQUIS,AMBA and AASCB) - are all of these equally prestigious?
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ralph

Aston squeezed in at the very bottom of this year's Financial Times ratings, so it's better than some schools but doesn't provide the same return on investment as schools like Warwick, Manchester, Cranfield, etc.

Triple accreditation is a bit deceiving - each accreditation organization has its own geographical focus, and there's not a lot of overlap between all three. So Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, etc. are not triple-accredited, and they're some of the world's top business schools.

Back to Aston. Average post-graduation salary tends to be around $83k, so do the math for ROI. Grads tend to go into IT roles, consultancies, finance. But if your goal is to go to the US, you should really do an MBA in the States instead.

Aston squeezed in at the very bottom of this year's Financial Times ratings, so it's better than some schools but doesn't provide the same return on investment as schools like Warwick, Manchester, Cranfield, etc.

Triple accreditation is a bit deceiving - each accreditation organization has its own geographical focus, and there's not a lot of overlap between all three. So Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, etc. are not triple-accredited, and they're some of the world's top business schools.

Back to Aston. Average post-graduation salary tends to be around $83k, so do the math for ROI. Grads tend to go into IT roles, consultancies, finance. But if your goal is to go to the US, you should really do an MBA in the States instead.
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