Trinity vs East Anglia vs Bournemouth vs Nottingham MBA


hpaiwbk7

I have to chose between the MBA's of Trinity (Ireland), East Anglia (UK), Bournemouth (UK), & Nottingham (UK). Which one to go for?

I have to chose between the MBA's of Trinity (Ireland), East Anglia (UK), Bournemouth (UK), & Nottingham (UK). Which one to go for?
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I don't think that you can even compare the others in your list with the University of Nottingham. Notts is double accredited and one of the best in the second tier of UK B-Schools. You shouldn't be thinking if you have the offer from NUBS; take it!

I don't think that you can even compare the others in your list with the University of Nottingham. Notts is double accredited and one of the best in the second tier of UK B-Schools. You shouldn't be thinking if you have the offer from NUBS; take it!
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hpaiwbk7

Here's a complication: I also now have offer letters from Smurfit (top in Ireland and top 30 in UK but expensive), Bradford and Heriott Watt. If I would like value for money which of these (including Nottingham) would be the best?

Here's a complication: I also now have offer letters from Smurfit (top in Ireland and top 30 in UK but expensive), Bradford and Heriott Watt. If I would like value for money which of these (including Nottingham) would be the best?
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hpaiwbk7

and yeah exeter as well!

and yeah exeter as well!
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Definitely Smurfit>Nottingham>Bradford>Exeter in my opinion! You might argue about Nottingham leading Bradford, but I am not going by the rankings. You can also speak to the alumni of these B-schools for a better idea.

Definitely Smurfit>Nottingham>Bradford>Exeter in my opinion! You might argue about Nottingham leading Bradford, but I am not going by the rankings. You can also speak to the alumni of these B-schools for a better idea.
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hpaiwbk7

Thank you. I have decided to select between Nottingham and University of Edinburgh. Can you guide me in this respect?

Thank you. I have decided to select between Nottingham and University of Edinburgh. Can you guide me in this respect?
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Edinburgh is definitely the better choice here. The University of Edinburgh is a traditional university, and usually spoken of in the same breath as Oxford and Cambridge. I think there's around 3000 pounds difference in the program fees between Notts and Edin, but when it comes to Edinburgh, the reputation is worth every penny.

Edinburgh is definitely the better choice here. The University of Edinburgh is a traditional university, and usually spoken of in the same breath as Oxford and Cambridge. I think there's around 3000 pounds difference in the program fees between Notts and Edin, but when it comes to Edinburgh, the reputation is worth every penny.
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hpaiwbk7

Thank you. This really makes it a lot easier!

Thank you. This really makes it a lot easier!
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Duncan

Asif almost always makes a lot of sense but, in this case, it's just not right to use the idea that Edinburgh is spoken of in the same was as Oxford and Cambridge. First, it doesn't matter: Edinburgh's MBA is overwhelmingly aimed at foreigners, and the power of the MBA experience and alumni network will be much more powerful than the standing of the university as a whole. Second, it's not true. Edinburgh is number 15 in the main ranking of British universities (http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/stug/universityguide.php). I would put it totally on a par with King's College London (which I am an alum of) and Bristol.

If you were looking only work work in Britain, with British companies that didn't know the MBA market, then Edinburgh's reputation is an asset, but it's not Oxbridge. But choose the MBA programme experence, not just the brand.

Asif almost always makes a lot of sense but, in this case, it's just not right to use the idea that Edinburgh is spoken of in the same was as Oxford and Cambridge. First, it doesn't matter: Edinburgh's MBA is overwhelmingly aimed at foreigners, and the power of the MBA experience and alumni network will be much more powerful than the standing of the university as a whole. Second, it's not true. Edinburgh is number 15 in the main ranking of British universities (http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/stug/universityguide.php). I would put it totally on a par with King's College London (which I am an alum of) and Bristol.

If you were looking only work work in Britain, with British companies that didn't know the MBA market, then Edinburgh's reputation is an asset, but it's not Oxbridge. But choose the MBA programme experence, not just the brand.
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hpaiwbk7

Well I do not see myself living in the UK for too long; if I am looking to go back to Asia, which would be the better option? I mean Nottingham is well known throughout Asia but Edinburgh also has some clout in places like Singapore, so...

Well I do not see myself living in the UK for too long; if I am looking to go back to Asia, which would be the better option? I mean Nottingham is well known throughout Asia but Edinburgh also has some clout in places like Singapore, so...
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Duncan

I suggest you do not choose on the basis of the brand of the parent university. It's a year of your life, so do some serious research into the differences between the MBA experience and the networks of these MBA programmes.

I suggest you do not choose on the basis of the brand of the parent university. It's a year of your life, so do some serious research into the differences between the MBA experience and the networks of these MBA programmes.
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Interesting discussion!

I guess I needed to add the disclaimer "in my opinion" to my previous comment. lol. That said, I still believe that the Nottingham MBA may not measure up to the UEBS MBA on most counts such as the average work exp. of the cohort, the comprehensiveness of the program, the average salaries post MBA etc. I guess the current Financial Times rankings and the Economist rankings (of full-time MBA programs) will substantiate my point. That said, I am not a big fan of the rankings, and that is the reason I played the reputation card :)

The reason I said "the University of Edinburgh (and not the Edinburgh Business School or UEBS) is spoken of in the same breath etc." is based on my own experiences. I vaguely recall a renowned education counselor based in USA saying that in America they know of only three British Universities; Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. Maybe my opinion was based on this premise. Also, I know quite a few people for whom it is a dream to go to Edinburgh for studies. I myself had applied to Edinburgh, but received a reply saying that my age/experience is a factor; hence the point I made about the cohort above :) I hope this is of any help. At the end of the day, you have to choose what's best for yourself. We may either help your cause or perhaps confuse you even more. lol

Interesting discussion!

I guess I needed to add the disclaimer "in my opinion" to my previous comment. lol. That said, I still believe that the Nottingham MBA may not measure up to the UEBS MBA on most counts such as the average work exp. of the cohort, the comprehensiveness of the program, the average salaries post MBA etc. I guess the current Financial Times rankings and the Economist rankings (of full-time MBA programs) will substantiate my point. That said, I am not a big fan of the rankings, and that is the reason I played the reputation card :)

The reason I said "the University of Edinburgh (and not the Edinburgh Business School or UEBS) is spoken of in the same breath etc." is based on my own experiences. I vaguely recall a renowned education counselor based in USA saying that in America they know of only three British Universities; Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. Maybe my opinion was based on this premise. Also, I know quite a few people for whom it is a dream to go to Edinburgh for studies. I myself had applied to Edinburgh, but received a reply saying that my age/experience is a factor; hence the point I made about the cohort above :) I hope this is of any help. At the end of the day, you have to choose what's best for yourself. We may either help your cause or perhaps confuse you even more. lol
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hpaiwbk7

Yes, you're bound to get confused if you apply for half of UK's universities!!! lol

Yes, you're bound to get confused if you apply for half of UK's universities!!! lol
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georgep

Inviting more audiance to related interesting chat ..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20012

Inviting more audiance to related interesting chat ..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20012
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