Strathclyde vs Warwick


hayyat

I have offers from Strathclyde and Warwick to do a Msc in Entrepreneurship. I can't decide which one to go with because the modules on each course are pretty solid, although I'm not too sure about Warwick's style of teaching (is it practical or more theory based?)

Warwick: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/innovation_and_entrepreneurship/

Strathclyde:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/entrepreneurshipinnovationtechnology/

Which business school is more respected and known outside of Europe?

I prefer the modules at Warwick, feel it's straight to the point. Strathcylde is great except not too keen on the design module. But then Strathclyde seems more hands on which I think is important for this kind of course?

Finance wise, Strathclyde is more affordable.

I've never been to Glasgow, so can anyone tell me what uni life is like there in general? Would it be similar to England?

[Edited by hayyat on Jun 02, 2016]

I have offers from Strathclyde and Warwick to do a Msc in Entrepreneurship. I can't decide which one to go with because the modules on each course are pretty solid, although I'm not too sure about Warwick's style of teaching (is it practical or more theory based?)

Warwick: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/innovation_and_entrepreneurship/

Strathclyde:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/courses/postgraduatetaught/entrepreneurshipinnovationtechnology/

Which business school is more respected and known outside of Europe?

I prefer the modules at Warwick, feel it's straight to the point. Strathcylde is great except not too keen on the design module. But then Strathclyde seems more hands on which I think is important for this kind of course?

Finance wise, Strathclyde is more affordable.

I've never been to Glasgow, so can anyone tell me what uni life is like there in general? Would it be similar to England?
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Duncan

I'd certainly choose Strathclyde Business School over the Warwick Manufacturing Group unless your focus was specifically on the auto industry. You'll have a better careers service and more consistent academics and classmates. Glasgow is a much bigger and livelier city than Coventry, where Warwick is. I guess you know the English idiom 'sent to Coventry', meaning to ignore someone.

I'd certainly choose Strathclyde Business School over the Warwick Manufacturing Group unless your focus was specifically on the auto industry. You'll have a better careers service and more consistent academics and classmates. Glasgow is a much bigger and livelier city than Coventry, where Warwick is. I guess you know the English idiom 'sent to Coventry', meaning to ignore someone.
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hayyat

Thanks for the reply Duncan, yes it may be under WMG but I checked the modules and it doesn't contain anything pertaining to auto industry. Anyhow, I'm leaning towards Strathclyde - how big are the postgrad classes? So far, 11 people have been admitted to the course (according to the Facebook group created for this course) I feel like if it's too small I won't be getting much out of it. On the other hand I do know Warwick has about 50-60.

Thanks for the reply Duncan, yes it may be under WMG but I checked the modules and it doesn't contain anything pertaining to auto industry. Anyhow, I'm leaning towards Strathclyde - how big are the postgrad classes? So far, 11 people have been admitted to the course (according to the Facebook group created for this course) I feel like if it's too small I won't be getting much out of it. On the other hand I do know Warwick has about 50-60.
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Duncan

WMG exists to serve the auto industry. The modules don't need to mention the auto industry. As far as I know their courses are all modular so you'll have different people in different classes. Strathclyde will tell you how many students they recruit for that course. Of course not everyone admitted will be in the facebook group. I guess that 40/50 will be the minimum size for a degree intake at SBS.

WMG exists to serve the auto industry. The modules don't need to mention the auto industry. As far as I know their courses are all modular so you'll have different people in different classes. Strathclyde will tell you how many students they recruit for that course. Of course not everyone admitted will be in the facebook group. I guess that 40/50 will be the minimum size for a degree intake at SBS.
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hayyat

One questions though, why isn't the Entrepreneurship course at Warwick offered under WBS? Is there a reason for this?

One questions though, why isn't the Entrepreneurship course at Warwick offered under WBS? Is there a reason for this?
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Duncan

Well the WMG has a lot of modules (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/prof-ed/postgraduate/post_grad/modules/module-schedule/msptpgukbn) that can be arranged in any way and easily tweaked. They have more than a dozen degrees and my guess is they look at the market and respond accordingly. WBS, on the other hand, would only launch a programme if it could have a cohort and a team of faculty members working on it.

Well the WMG has a lot of modules (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/prof-ed/postgraduate/post_grad/modules/module-schedule/msptpgukbn) that can be arranged in any way and easily tweaked. They have more than a dozen degrees and my guess is they look at the market and respond accordingly. WBS, on the other hand, would only launch a programme if it could have a cohort and a team of faculty members working on it.
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hayyat

Ok, which one has better career services? If I study in Scotland would it be ok for me to find a job in England?

Ok, which one has better career services? If I study in Scotland would it be ok for me to find a job in England?
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Duncan

I don't think WMG has its own careers staff.

I don't think WMG has its own careers staff.
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Razors Edg...

If I study in Scotland would it be ok for me to find a job in England?

In terms of legalities, the same work visa rules apply across the UK.

And Strathclyde grads do tend to have some mobility across the UK. London tends to be a big destination. During the program, you'd have to do networking, and ideally do a consulting project at the firm that you want to work in.

[quote] If I study in Scotland would it be ok for me to find a job in England? [/quote]
In terms of legalities, the same work visa rules apply across the UK.

And Strathclyde grads do tend to have some mobility across the UK. London tends to be a big destination. During the program, you'd have to do networking, and ideally do a consulting project at the firm that you want to work in.
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Layug

I think the WMG would be the better qualification. Warwick has a much better name pedigree in the business, bankin and financial world, world-wide. It's blows Strathclyde's name out of the water. Your Warwick diploma will not indicate which college or school or department you attended at Warwick. It will just name the University of Warwick and the programme name.

WMG is also not solely about the automotive industry. It is a programme developed to advance the research about innovation, manufacturing and technology-related areas and how these can be intertwined into business or entrepreneurship. Even the 5 best business schools in America, namely: Stanford, UC Berkeley-Haas School, MIT-Sloan School, Harvard and Wharton are now going towards the direction of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship.

I think the WMG would be the better qualification. Warwick has a much better name pedigree in the business, bankin and financial world, world-wide. It's blows Strathclyde's name out of the water. Your Warwick diploma will not indicate which college or school or department you attended at Warwick. It will just name the University of Warwick and the programme name.

WMG is also not solely about the automotive industry. It is a programme developed to advance the research about innovation, manufacturing and technology-related areas and how these can be intertwined into business or entrepreneurship. Even the 5 best business schools in America, namely: Stanford, UC Berkeley-Haas School, MIT-Sloan School, Harvard and Wharton are now going towards the direction of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship.
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hayyat

I think the WMG would be the better qualification. Warwick has a much better name pedigree in the business, bankin and financial world, world-wide. It's blows Strathclyde's name out of the water. Your Warwick diploma will not indicate which college or school or department you attended at Warwick. It will just name the University of Warwick and the programme name.

WMG is also not solely about the automotive industry. It is a programme developed to advance the research about innovation, manufacturing and technology-related areas and how these can be intertwined into business or entrepreneurship. Even the 5 best business schools in America, namely: Stanford, UC Berkeley-Haas School, MIT-Sloan School, Harvard and Wharton are now going towards the direction of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship.


Thanks for the advice. I've firmed Strathclyde anyhow. Hoping for the best.

[quote]I think the WMG would be the better qualification. Warwick has a much better name pedigree in the business, bankin and financial world, world-wide. It's blows Strathclyde's name out of the water. Your Warwick diploma will not indicate which college or school or department you attended at Warwick. It will just name the University of Warwick and the programme name.

WMG is also not solely about the automotive industry. It is a programme developed to advance the research about innovation, manufacturing and technology-related areas and how these can be intertwined into business or entrepreneurship. Even the 5 best business schools in America, namely: Stanford, UC Berkeley-Haas School, MIT-Sloan School, Harvard and Wharton are now going towards the direction of innovation, startups and entrepreneurship.
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Thanks for the advice. I've firmed Strathclyde anyhow. Hoping for the best.
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