Strathclyde v/s Liverpool management v/s Edinburgh?


imtanya

Hello,

I belong to India and currently holding offers from the following schools for September'20/Jan'21 intakes:
-Strathclyde business school
-Liverpool management school
-Norwich business school

Also, awaiting the offers from the below:
-Edinburgh business school
-Glasgow-Adam Smith business school
-Nottingham business school

At the moment, I need guidance/advice on selecting the right university for my profile, considering the ROI.
I am working as an Analyst with 3.5 years of experience in Analytics project.
I am looking forward to the below future career roles:
Consulting, Management Analyst, Project Manager roles in IT/finance/Retail sectors.

Any sort of guidance/help will be really appreciated!

[Edited by imtanya on Apr 05, 2020]

Hello,

I belong to India and currently holding offers from the following schools for September'20/Jan'21 intakes:
-Strathclyde business school
-Liverpool management school
-Norwich business school

Also, awaiting the offers from the below:
-Edinburgh business school
-Glasgow-Adam Smith business school
-Nottingham business school

At the moment, I need guidance/advice on selecting the right university for my profile, considering the ROI.
I am working as an Analyst with 3.5 years of experience in Analytics project.
I am looking forward to the below future career roles:
Consulting, Management Analyst, Project Manager roles in IT/finance/Retail sectors.

Any sort of guidance/help will be really appreciated!
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Duncan

Edinburgh Business School is much worse than the others you mention. Are you sure you don't mean the University of Edinburgh Business School?

Assuming you want to work in the UK, Strathclyde stands well ahead of the other schools.

Edinburgh Business School is much worse than the others you mention. Are you sure you don't mean the University of Edinburgh Business School?

Assuming you want to work in the UK, Strathclyde stands well ahead of the other schools.
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imtanya

My Bad! I meant the University of Edinburgh Business School.

My Bad! I meant the University of Edinburgh Business School.
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Duncan

UEBS is probably a better choice than Strathclyde for more senior roles.

UEBS is probably a better choice than Strathclyde for more senior roles.
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imtanya

Thanks a lot for the response, Duncan!
I have been reading your posts every now-and-then. Would really appreciate it, if you could help me in clarifying my further doubts with respect to the following
(considering I land up in Strathclyde or UEBS):

- ROI (considering the fact that I might not be granted the scholarships because I am actually late with the applications and scholarships are generally distributed on the first come first serve basis). Is it safe, to go for a school with higher fee structure, considering you might have to take the loan to support your studies.
Ofcourse, I will be in debt post my MBA and would certainly need an ample amount of time to repay it. So, how safe as an investment, is it?

-Alumni network: That's obvious, alumni network plays an eminent role when it comes to garbing up the jobs. So, how niche is it for both, Strathclyde or UEBS ?

-Post employment probability: Contrasting both the schools, which one holds a higher probability of grabbing a niche job within U.K. ?

-Starting salary: What are the differences in the starting salaries of the students from both the schools post MBA.

-GMAT criteria: Does GMAT actually defines or categories a School? I mean the colleges accepting GMAT are in a way better than the ones that does not?
I did my homework and found that certainly Strat has got a good alumni network but UEBS wins the trophy when it comes to higher salary structure/better roles.

Duncan, could you please give your insights on all the above catalouged points?
Thanks a lot in advance!

Thanks a lot for the response, Duncan!
I have been reading your posts every now-and-then. Would really appreciate it, if you could help me in clarifying my further doubts with respect to the following
(considering I land up in Strathclyde or UEBS):

- ROI (considering the fact that I might not be granted the scholarships because I am actually late with the applications and scholarships are generally distributed on the first come first serve basis). Is it safe, to go for a school with higher fee structure, considering you might have to take the loan to support your studies.
Ofcourse, I will be in debt post my MBA and would certainly need an ample amount of time to repay it. So, how safe as an investment, is it?

-Alumni network: That's obvious, alumni network plays an eminent role when it comes to garbing up the jobs. So, how niche is it for both, Strathclyde or UEBS ?

-Post employment probability: Contrasting both the schools, which one holds a higher probability of grabbing a niche job within U.K. ?

-Starting salary: What are the differences in the starting salaries of the students from both the schools post MBA.

-GMAT criteria: Does GMAT actually defines or categories a School? I mean the colleges accepting GMAT are in a way better than the ones that does not?
I did my homework and found that certainly Strat has got a good alumni network but UEBS wins the trophy when it comes to higher salary structure/better roles.

Duncan, could you please give your insights on all the above catalouged points?
Thanks a lot in advance!

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Duncan

I don't think there's an easy, off the shelf, answer. Strathclyde gets more people into work, more quickly, with a lower salary. Edinburgh is slower with higher salary. So, this is an assessment that has to start from your goals and your value rather than from the school.

I don't think there's an easy, off the shelf, answer. Strathclyde gets more people into work, more quickly, with a lower salary. Edinburgh is slower with higher salary. So, this is an assessment that has to start from your goals and your value rather than from the school.
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Virender

Hi Guys,
I have received an MBA (2020) offer from the University of Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow. Need your advice on making the final choice. 

Hi Guys,<br>I have received an MBA (2020) offer from the University of Liverpool, Sheffield and Glasgow. Need your advice on making the final choice.&nbsp;
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Duncan

What are your goals? Why did you apply to those schools? 

What are your goals? Why did you apply to those schools?&nbsp;
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Virender

Short term career in consulting or a BizDev role in a mid-size startup and long term - to start my own venture.

Short term career in consulting or a BizDev role in a mid-size startup and long term - to start my own venture.
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Duncan

Will a not-so-excellent MBA help you to do that? Which country do you want to work in? 

Will a not-so-excellent MBA help you to do that? Which country do you want to work in?&nbsp;
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