Selection for MBA


Suku suku

Hi Duncan!
I have received offer letters from these schools for MBA-
1. Brunel
2. Aberdeen
3. Kent
Which is better in terms of placement and looking for opportunities to work in branding after the course?
I have a 4+ years of experience working in development sector domain with consulting, INGOs..willing to shift domain post an MBA.

Hi Duncan!
I have received offer letters from these schools for MBA-
1. Brunel
2. Aberdeen
3. Kent
Which is better in terms of placement and looking for opportunities to work in branding after the course?
I have a 4+ years of experience working in development sector domain with consulting, INGOs..willing to shift domain post an MBA.
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Duncan

I don't think any of these is a good choice for placement. If Aberdeen is Aberdeen Business School then it's better than the University of Aberdeen's MBA. However, you want to work in branding then take an MSc at a better school. UEA's MSc in brand leadership with worth considering, and I in the UK I would also consider Bath, Birmingham, Cranfield, Edinburgh, Henley, King's, Lancaster's AMM, Manchester or Warwick. Anything with analytics, online or digital focus will be especially good. UCD's MSc in marketing practice is also very strong. 

I don't think any of these is a good choice for placement. If Aberdeen is Aberdeen Business School then it's better than the University of Aberdeen's MBA. However, you want to work in branding then take an MSc at a better school. UEA's MSc in brand leadership with worth considering, and I in the UK I would also consider Bath, Birmingham, Cranfield, Edinburgh, Henley, King's, Lancaster's AMM, Manchester or Warwick. Anything with analytics, online or digital focus will be especially good. UCD's MSc in marketing practice is also very strong. 
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Suku suku

Thanks Duncan for your replies, it really helps.  I have a few more questions to clarify.
To set the context: I have worked in India for last 4+ years in the development sector and now I'm looking for a job in corporate sector probably in Europe/UK/global as Branding, marketing or non-tech of product specific roles, preferably in pharma, hospitality,tech or green energy sector
Now my questions are :
1. Which is the best option to get a job in these streams ? An MBA or subject specific MS
2. Which among the two will help me in longterm to get into leadership roles
3. Which is a safe option to get job within UK 
4. Now if your answers are MS, what are my chances to get into a reputed university with those specific masters given I don't have previous experience.

Thank you! 

Thanks Duncan for your replies, it really helps.&nbsp; I have a few more questions to clarify.<br>To set the context: I have worked in India for last 4+ years in the development sector and now I'm looking for a job in corporate sector probably in Europe/UK/global as Branding, marketing or non-tech of product specific roles, preferably in pharma, hospitality,tech or green energy sector<br>Now my questions are :<br>1. Which is the best option to get a job in these streams ? An MBA or subject specific MS<br>2. Which among the two will help me in longterm to get into leadership roles<br>3. Which is a safe option to get job within UK&nbsp;<br>4. Now if your answers are MS, what are my chances to get into a reputed university with those specific masters given I don't have previous experience.<br><br>Thank you!&nbsp;
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Suku suku

Hi Duncan! 
Would you suggest on my queries. Hope for a reply.
Thanks.

Hi Duncan!&nbsp;<br>Would you suggest on my queries. Hope for a reply.<br>Thanks.
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Duncan

1. The quality of the school matters more than the degree. 
2. The MBA has a better profile for a senior management role but your goal is to find work notnto find a board seat. Focus on your next step. That might mean an MSc now and an EMBA in ten years. 
3. Safest option is a functional MSc in a shortage area with many hard skills: finance, operations, accounting,  analytics,  supply chain etc. 
4. MSc degrees to not require experience. A strong, early application and a GMAT score will help you. Top schools are highly selective. Applying now for this year is very late but applying in Septembrr for next September is optimal. 

[Edited by Duncan on May 19, 2022]

1. The quality of the school matters more than the degree.&nbsp;<br>2. The MBA has a better profile for a senior management role but your goal is to find work notnto find a board seat. Focus on your next step. That might mean an MSc now and an EMBA in ten years.&nbsp;<br>3. Safest option is a functional MSc in a shortage area with many hard skills: finance, operations, accounting,&nbsp; analytics,&nbsp; supply chain etc.&nbsp;<br>4. MSc degrees to not require experience. A strong, early application and a GMAT score will help you. Top schools are highly selective. Applying now for this year is very late but applying in Septembrr for next September is optimal.&nbsp;
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Suku suku

Hi Duncan, good day..!

I've got an offer from strathclyde for their mba program. I don't have a gmat or gre and hence do you think this as an optimal option for me or is there better Schools I should try for ? I'm targeting the September intake and my top priority is to secure a job in the UK after MBA ..

Hi Duncan, good day..!<br><br>I've got an offer from strathclyde for their mba program. I don't have a gmat or gre and hence do you think this as an optimal option for me or is there better Schools I should try for ? I'm targeting the September intake and my top priority is to secure a job in the UK after MBA ..
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Duncan

See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542 and reread my comment above. You surely know which are the better schools: they will give you a stronger probability of placement, especially if you enter an MSc in an in-demand business function. 

See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542 and reread my comment above. You surely know which are the better schools: they will give you a stronger probability of placement, especially if you enter an MSc in an in-demand business function.&nbsp;
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