Queen's(Belfast) vs Newcastle vs Stirling vs Essex


SunVas

Hello Everyone,

I am Suneel,having 13 years of experience in automotive(embedded systems) domain.After my MBA I want continue in this domain and work in companies such as BOSCH,ZF(TRW),JLR(OEM's) or CApgemini (service based companies) etc.,.

My domain is not complete software domain like banking,insurance,health,eCommerce etc.,.
Can anyone suggest which MBA is best.

Queen's(Belfast) -- interview scheduled next week
Newcastle -- applied and waiting for response
Stirling -- Got a conditional offer
Essex -- Got a conditional offer

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Suneel

Hello Everyone,

I am Suneel,having 13 years of experience in automotive(embedded systems) domain.After my MBA I want continue in this domain and work in companies such as BOSCH,ZF(TRW),JLR(OEM's) or CApgemini (service based companies) etc.,.

My domain is not complete software domain like banking,insurance,health,eCommerce etc.,.
Can anyone suggest which MBA is best.

Queen's(Belfast) -- interview scheduled next week
Newcastle -- applied and waiting for response
Stirling -- Got a conditional offer
Essex -- Got a conditional offer

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Suneel
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Duncan

I don't understand what sort of embedded systems role you think an MBA will help with. Can you find in LinkedIn someone who has used an MBA from one of these unranked MBAs to get into the sort of role you are aiming at?

I don't understand what sort of embedded systems role you think an MBA will help with. Can you find in LinkedIn someone who has used an MBA from one of these unranked MBAs to get into the sort of role you are aiming at?
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SunVas

Hello Duncan,

Thanks for your reply.

I worked as techie in developing and testing software for ECU's for car(in India,USA and China) and currently working as techno-manager in India.To move to the next level roles such as delivery manager,delivery head,engineering manager,business unit head etc., MBA is required as those roles takes decisions considering various things such as money,profits,etc.,. along with technical expertise (which they gained in early years of their career).

In this embedded systems domain,I believe that MBA from above average college (not required from top 100 colleges) is sufficient along with technical skills gained in this domain to go to the next level in these companies.

I hope you are clear now.Can you suggest me from the universities mentioned in my post.

Thanks in advance.


Suneel

Hello Duncan,

Thanks for your reply.

I worked as techie in developing and testing software for ECU's for car(in India,USA and China) and currently working as techno-manager in India.To move to the next level roles such as delivery manager,delivery head,engineering manager,business unit head etc., MBA is required as those roles takes decisions considering various things such as money,profits,etc.,. along with technical expertise (which they gained in early years of their career).

In this embedded systems domain,I believe that MBA from above average college (not required from top 100 colleges) is sufficient along with technical skills gained in this domain to go to the next level in these companies.

I hope you are clear now.Can you suggest me from the universities mentioned in my post.

Thanks in advance.


Suneel
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Duncan

Only Newcastle and Essex have meaningful accreditation from AMBA, and Newcastle has all three (of the triple crown accreditations).

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 29, 2020]

Only Newcastle and Essex have meaningful accreditation from AMBA, and Newcastle has all three (of the triple crown accreditations).
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Ayon

Delivery Manager (service delivery), engineering manager, delivery head, business unit head in Software industry doesn't really require you to have a Full Time MBA.
Good to have MBA - sure! but not required like firms in Finance and Consulting do.

You won't be doing any discounted cash flows or releasing an IPO, heck not even writing off bad debt or amortizing PPE. There is little to no Capex in S/W from service delivery. All you need to know is Revenue [ What you bill to client] and Cost [Salaries] of your team/BU. Rest will be taken care by your Fin/Acc team in your company.

Maybe save your money and time and go for an executive/evening/part-time MBA? A part-time MBA from IIT Delhi will be much more appreciated in India than Essex MBA.

If you want international mobility / immigration / class room experience full of ideas then Full Time MBA from outside of India will make more sense.

[Edited by Ayon on Feb 28, 2020]

Delivery Manager (service delivery), engineering manager, delivery head, business unit head in Software industry doesn't really require you to have a Full Time MBA.
Good to have MBA - sure! but not required like firms in Finance and Consulting do.

You won't be doing any discounted cash flows or releasing an IPO, heck not even writing off bad debt or amortizing PPE. There is little to no Capex in S/W from service delivery. All you need to know is Revenue [ What you bill to client] and Cost [Salaries] of your team/BU. Rest will be taken care by your Fin/Acc team in your company.

Maybe save your money and time and go for an executive/evening/part-time MBA? A part-time MBA from IIT Delhi will be much more appreciated in India than Essex MBA.

If you want international mobility / immigration / class room experience full of ideas then Full Time MBA from outside of India will make more sense.
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SunVas

Hello Ayon,

Thanks for replying to my post.

Yes. I am looking to work in UK after my MBA.That is the reason I am planning to do outside India.

UK announced two year post work visa for students graduating in 2021and I have good experience in this domain.Thanks.

Hello Ayon,

Thanks for replying to my post.

Yes. I am looking to work in UK after my MBA.That is the reason I am planning to do outside India.

UK announced two year post work visa for students graduating in 2021and I have good experience in this domain.Thanks.



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Duncan

If you want to work in the UK then you should look at better schools like Strathclyde, Durham, Cass, Imperial and Manchester.

If you want to work in the UK then you should look at better schools like Strathclyde, Durham, Cass, Imperial and Manchester.
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Duncan

See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651

See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/best-mbas-for-international-students-placement-35651
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Duncan

Also see How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

It looks like Cambridge, London and Warwick are best placed.

Also see How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

It looks like Cambridge, London and Warwick are best placed.
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SunVas

Hi,

Is university ranking for example queens Belfast is ranked 173rd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities does not increase the value of the MBA?

Hi,

Is university ranking for example queens Belfast is ranked 173rd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities does not increase the value of the MBA?
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Duncan

No. That reflects the average performance of the uni, mostly in undergraduate teaching and research. You are picking an MBA. An accredited MBA will have a strong core and students with several years experience. An unaccredited MBA will be light on quantitative reasoning, light on soft skills and will mostly have Freshers with no work experience. So, for example, ancient and respected Aberdeen is inferior to a cheeky upstart like City University as an MBA provider.

No. That reflects the average performance of the uni, mostly in undergraduate teaching and research. You are picking an MBA. An accredited MBA will have a strong core and students with several years experience. An unaccredited MBA will be light on quantitative reasoning, light on soft skills and will mostly have Freshers with no work experience. So, for example, ancient and respected Aberdeen is inferior to a cheeky upstart like City University as an MBA provider.
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mba hipste...

Rather than looking solely at the industry you want to work in, I'd suggest thinking critically on the kind of role that you'd like to land.

Once you're clear on that, you can figure out the following:

1. Do roles like this exist in the UK for your chosen industry?
2. If not, are there stronger industries where you can move into these kinds of positions?

Based on your answers to those questions, you can look at LinkedIn to see where people in similar positions did their MBAs.

My first inclination is that you should be targeting stronger schools, but I guess it depends on your concrete goals.

Rather than looking solely at the industry you want to work in, I'd suggest thinking critically on the kind of role that you'd like to land.

Once you're clear on that, you can figure out the following:

1. Do roles like this exist in the UK for your chosen industry?
2. If not, are there stronger industries where you can move into these kinds of positions?

Based on your answers to those questions, you can look at LinkedIn to see where people in similar positions did their MBAs.

My first inclination is that you should be targeting stronger schools, but I guess it depends on your concrete goals.
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SunVas

Rather than looking solely at the industry you want to work in, I'd suggest thinking critically on the kind of role that you'd like to land.

Once you're clear on that, you can figure out the following:

1. Do roles like this exist in the UK for your chosen industry?
2. If not, are there stronger industries where you can move into these kinds of positions?

Based on your answers to those questions, you can look at LinkedIn to see where people in similar positions did their MBAs.

My first inclination is that you should be targeting stronger schools, but I guess it depends on your concrete goals.


Yes.I checked in UK.There are positions in companies such as Bosch,Continental,ZF etc.,.
I want to continue in the automotive domain as I don't want to loose my valuable 13 years of experience.I want to use this as well as MBA degree to go to the higher level in the automotive companies

I shortlisted Newcastle with 8000 pound scholarship.Newcastle MBA is triple accredited.Should I apply any university now better than Newcastle with no GMAT score or is it too late to apply.

[quote]Rather than looking solely at the industry you want to work in, I'd suggest thinking critically on the kind of role that you'd like to land.

Once you're clear on that, you can figure out the following:

1. Do roles like this exist in the UK for your chosen industry?
2. If not, are there stronger industries where you can move into these kinds of positions?

Based on your answers to those questions, you can look at LinkedIn to see where people in similar positions did their MBAs.

My first inclination is that you should be targeting stronger schools, but I guess it depends on your concrete goals. [/quote]

Yes.I checked in UK.There are positions in companies such as Bosch,Continental,ZF etc.,.
I want to continue in the automotive domain as I don't want to loose my valuable 13 years of experience.I want to use this as well as MBA degree to go to the higher level in the automotive companies

I shortlisted Newcastle with 8000 pound scholarship.Newcastle MBA is triple accredited.Should I apply any university now better than Newcastle with no GMAT score or is it too late to apply.
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Duncan

You should take the time to take your GMAT so you can apply for better schools.

At the very least, consider schools like Cranfield and Manchester that have the own admissions tests.

You should take the time to take your GMAT so you can apply for better schools.

At the very least, consider schools like Cranfield and Manchester that have the own admissions tests.
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SunVas

Is Strathclyde requires GMAT score

Is Strathclyde requires GMAT score
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Duncan

No.

No.
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