RECOMMENDATION BETWEEN LEEDS AND NOTTINGHAM


Hi everyone, I apply to 6 MBA in UK, but I only have 2 convenient scholarships from Leeds and Nottingham. Between these two, which one would you recommend me?

Hi everyone, I apply to 6 MBA in UK, but I only have 2 convenient scholarships from Leeds and Nottingham. Between these two, which one would you recommend me?
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Duncan

If these were the only two schools I'd pick Leeds: the cohort is more experienced, and gets higher salaries; the faculty are more research-intensive. See https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/leeds-university-business-school and https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/university-of-nottingham 

However, these are not the only schools, and focussing on scholarships is a false economy when loans are available. See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701 

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If these were the only two schools I'd pick Leeds: the cohort is more experienced, and gets higher salaries; the faculty are more research-intensive. See https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/leeds-university-business-school and https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/university-of-nottingham&nbsp;<br><br>However, these are not the only schools, and focussing on scholarships is a false economy when loans are available. See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701&nbsp;
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Duncan

I also see that the Leeds MBA is larger and more selective. 

I also see that the Leeds MBA is larger and more selective.&nbsp;
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donho199

Nottingham MBA is poor and like an MSc go to Leeds their MBA has been marginally better

Nottingham MBA is poor and like an MSc go to Leeds their MBA has been marginally better
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If these were the only two schools I'd pick Leeds: the cohort is more experienced, and gets higher salaries; the faculty are more research-intensive. See https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/leeds-university-business-school and https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/university-of-nottingham 

However, these are not the only schools, and focussing on scholarships is a false economy when loans are available. See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701 
thank you for your answer. I received offer from Edinburgh, Durham, Liverpool and Hult too, without scholarship yet. 

[quote]If these were the only two schools I'd pick Leeds: the cohort is more experienced, and gets higher salaries; the faculty are more research-intensive. See https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/leeds-university-business-school and https://whichmba.economist.com/ranking/full-time-mba/2021/university-of-nottingham&nbsp;<br><br>However, these are not the only schools, and focussing on scholarships is a false economy when loans are available. See https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/the-sad-truth-about-scholarships-31701&nbsp; [/quote] thank you for your answer. I received offer from Edinburgh, Durham, Liverpool and Hult too, without scholarship yet.&nbsp;
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StuartHE

Edinburgh and Durham are much better choices. If you want to work in business, it would be a better investment to go to either of them. 

Edinburgh and Durham are much better choices. If you want to work in business, it would be a better investment to go to either of them.&nbsp;
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donho199

Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch

Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch
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Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch
thank you for your answer, could why do you prefer Edinburgh vs Durham? 

[quote]Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch [/quote] thank you for your answer, could why do you prefer Edinburgh vs Durham?&nbsp;
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StuartHE

These are similar in many ways. Your target role and function will determine which is the better school. 

These are similar in many ways. Your target role and function will determine which is the better school.&nbsp;<br>
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donho199

Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch
thank you for your answer, could why do you prefer Edinburgh vs Durham? 


Edinburgh is a much bigger business school and University. It has much more depth and breadth

The Business school made strong strides in recent years and the University just poured money into it.

Edinburgh is also a much bigger city with much more to do in Durham. It has ways more history, economy and impact.

Durham City is one of the smallest cities in the UK, surrounded around by very tough areas crimes and things.

Durham University therefore is a small selective college it is ok for undergraduate immersive teaching. But being where it is, it is handicapped.

Edinburgh MBA benefit from a strong exchange network of top business schools around the world even though you don't go on exchange, those incoming students will elevate your network further. Durham network of partner school is a joke.

The Durham MBA only recently acquired AACSB accreditation, Edinburgh get all 3 accreditation in a finger snap just like that.

The MBA scenery is very very competitive, we already see many good MBA programs in the US shutting down. It will not change in the future and only become more difficult.
Durham's peer like Strathclyde or Lancaster or Reading look east-ward and run offshore programs for several several years.

You know an MBA program with a cohort of 50 students like Durham will kick no impact at all 5 10 years down the road.

The business school has been a good feeder for entry level job to City of London and consulting firms which means if you have 2 or 3 years of work-experience Durham helps you but otherwise be very very careful  

[quote][quote]Edinburgh is obviously the best choice far beyond the remaining bunch [/quote] thank you for your answer, could why do you prefer Edinburgh vs Durham?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Edinburgh is a much bigger business school and University. It has much more depth and breadth<br><br>The Business school made strong strides in recent years and the University just poured money into it.<br><br>Edinburgh is also a much bigger city with much more to do in Durham. It has ways more history, economy and impact.<br><br>Durham City is one of the smallest cities in the UK, surrounded around by very tough areas crimes and things.<br><br>Durham University therefore is a small selective college it is ok for undergraduate immersive teaching. But being where it is, it is handicapped.<br><br>Edinburgh MBA benefit from a strong exchange network of top business schools around the world even though you don't go on exchange, those incoming students will elevate your network further. Durham network of partner school is a joke.<br><br>The Durham MBA only recently acquired AACSB accreditation, Edinburgh get all 3 accreditation in a finger snap just like that.<br><br>The MBA scenery is very very competitive, we already see many good MBA programs in the US shutting down. It will not change in the future and only become more difficult.<br>Durham's peer like Strathclyde or Lancaster or Reading look east-ward and run offshore programs for several several years.<br><br>You know an MBA program with a cohort of 50 students like Durham will kick no impact at all 5 10 years down the road.<br><br>The business school has been a good feeder for entry level job to City of London and consulting firms which means if you have 2 or 3 years of work-experience Durham helps you but otherwise be very very careful&nbsp;&nbsp;
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StuartHE

To be fair Durham has also had a large capital investment and has be especially successful with preexperience programmes in finance. Edinburgh certainly has a bit more buzz and is more plugged into its parent university. The lure of the city also attracts higher quality academics and a more cosmopolitan range of students. Quality of life is notably lower in Durham.

To be fair Durham has also had a large capital investment and has be especially successful with preexperience programmes in finance. Edinburgh certainly has a bit more buzz and is more plugged into its parent university. The lure of the city also attracts higher quality academics and a more cosmopolitan range of students. Quality of life is notably lower in Durham.
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greatans

Both Edinburg and Durham are great schools. To make things clearer, Durham is ranked in FT100 Global MBA and also is ahead in FT European MBA Ranking. It is also ahead in Ranking in Which MBA by The Economist.
Also DBS has been rated as Tier-2 College whereas Edinburg has been rated as Tier-3 in European FT Ranking. Although Edinburg is ahead in QS ranking. 
It all depends on your goal now. I have just placed some recored here to make things more objective.
Location should not matter.

Both Edinburg and Durham are great schools. To make things clearer, Durham is ranked in FT100 Global MBA and also is ahead in FT European MBA Ranking. It is also ahead in Ranking in&nbsp;Which MBA by The Economist.<br>Also DBS has been rated as Tier-2 College whereas Edinburg has been rated as Tier-3 in European FT Ranking. Although Edinburg is ahead in QS ranking.&nbsp;<br>It all depends on your goal now. I have just placed some recored here to make things more objective.<br>Location should not matter.
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Duncan

Location is certainly secondary to the fit that each of these schools might have with your career goals. However, it certainly is the case that a large number of Edinburgh graduates do find work in Edinburgh or the central belt that stretches to Glasgow. Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne are not quite so full of MBA-level jobs. At the end of the day, London is the primary destination and they are both a few hours from there. 

Location is certainly secondary to the fit that each of these schools might have with your career goals. However, it certainly is the case that a large number of Edinburgh graduates do find work in Edinburgh or the central belt that stretches to Glasgow. Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne are not quite so full of MBA-level jobs. At the end of the day, London is the primary destination and they are both a few hours from there.&nbsp;
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