UK EMBA 2014


mj99pad

Hi guys,

I'll shortly be applying for an Executive MBA to start in Spring 2014 and would really appreciate some feedback on my eligibility for schools. Also I should be taking the GMAT to bolster my application (even though not required by any of the below schools!)? I?m also conscious that I?ll be one of the younger/ more inexperienced applicants. I've not really considered a FT MBA due to the cost of being out of work but it's an option.

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Male, 29 years old, UK national living in London
2.1 Business Studies degree at pretty good UK university
7 ½ yrs work exp inc 1 year on industrial placement whilst at uni
Work exp in IT projects (Prince2 qualified) and spent the last 3 ½ yrs working within a top UK retailer but from a Business side ? Change Manager now working as a Product Owner within E-commerce.
Why an MBA? I'm seeking a career in E-commerce strategy (possibly International) and the challenge of learning

Schools I?m looking at, in priority order. I?ve visited the first two and would be happy enrolling on either!

Imperial
Cass
Aston
Nottingham
Birmingham

Lots of questions so any feedback much appeciated!

Hi guys,

I'll shortly be applying for an Executive MBA to start in Spring 2014 and would really appreciate some feedback on my eligibility for schools. Also I should be taking the GMAT to bolster my application (even though not required by any of the below schools!)? I?m also conscious that I?ll be one of the younger/ more inexperienced applicants. I've not really considered a FT MBA due to the cost of being out of work but it's an option.

Profile:
Male, 29 years old, UK national living in London
2.1 Business Studies degree at pretty good UK university
7 ½ yrs work exp inc 1 year on industrial placement whilst at uni
Work exp in IT projects (Prince2 qualified) and spent the last 3 ½ yrs working within a top UK retailer but from a Business side ? Change Manager now working as a Product Owner within E-commerce.
Why an MBA? I'm seeking a career in E-commerce strategy (possibly International) and the challenge of learning

Schools I?m looking at, in priority order. I?ve visited the first two and would be happy enrolling on either!

Imperial
Cass
Aston
Nottingham
Birmingham

Lots of questions so any feedback much appeciated!
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mistermark

I'm probably biased because I completed my own exec MBA there, but have you considered Cranfield?

I'm probably biased because I completed my own exec MBA there, but have you considered Cranfield?
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ralph

What kind of questions do you have?

Indeed, the GMAT isn't required for many EMBA programs, as business schools usually select based on experience level. It might help at some of the programs where you are well below the average.

In terms of your school selection, my first hit is that you might be a bit less competitive at a program like Birmingham, where the average work experience is about double what you have. Imperial generally has a younger cohort that you might find more fitting.

What kind of questions do you have?

Indeed, the GMAT isn't required for many EMBA programs, as business schools usually select based on experience level. It might help at some of the programs where you are well below the average.

In terms of your school selection, my first hit is that you might be a bit less competitive at a program like Birmingham, where the average work experience is about double what you have. Imperial generally has a younger cohort that you might find more fitting.
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Duncan

How will an EMBA help you get "a career in E-commerce strategy"? I think there's a big assumption there.

How will an EMBA help you get "a career in E-commerce strategy"? I think there's a big assumption there.
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