UK MBA - Help with Selection


aslamo

Thankyou all for sharing your valuable inputs.  Particularly on the upcoming IR 35 legislation, which I did not know about. 

On reading more about the legislation and its impact, I understand this is likely to impact individuals who are working as contractors through PSC's and such contractors are likely to be in the job market seeking new roles. My focus is predominantly landing a job in consulting space with the skills acquired during the program. I have noted companies like Deloitte and Accenture have previously recruited from some of the schools listed above. Please correct me if I am wrong, I am not sure if the impact on those roles is likely to be significant due to IR 35? 

I am looking to decide between Bath and Birmingham as they seem to be the best of the lot. I noted that bath has better ranking and higher salaries, but Birmingham has the advantage of being an Urban area, which helps  my husband find a suitable job whilst I am in School.

Can you advise if there is a significant gap between the bath and Birmingham programs which is not evidenced in the rankings and Salary data.

 Appreciate your feedback!





I have received offers from four schools and interviewing for the other two in the next week.



Possibly for the likes of Deloitte etc. recruiting at MBA level, there is less impact but in general, IR35 is having a widespread impact on driving starting salaries down for all kinds of IT jobs at all levels, at least in the short term.

[quote]Thankyou all for sharing your valuable inputs.&nbsp; Particularly on the upcoming IR 35 legislation, which I did not know about.&nbsp;<br><br>On reading more about the legislation and its impact, I understand this is likely to impact individuals who are working as contractors through PSC's and such contractors are likely to be in the job market seeking new roles. My focus is predominantly landing a job in consulting space with the skills acquired during the program. I have noted companies like Deloitte and Accenture have previously recruited from some of the schools listed above. Please correct me if I am wrong, I am not sure if the impact on those roles is likely to be significant due to IR 35?&nbsp;<br><br>I am looking to decide between Bath and Birmingham as they seem to be the best of the lot. I noted that bath has better ranking and higher salaries, but Birmingham has the advantage of being an Urban area, which helps&nbsp; my husband find a suitable job whilst I am in School.<br><br>Can you advise if there is a significant gap between the bath and Birmingham programs which is not evidenced in the rankings and Salary data.<br><br>&nbsp;Appreciate your feedback!<br><br><br><br><br><br>I have received offers from four schools and interviewing for the other two in the next week.<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Possibly for the likes of Deloitte etc. recruiting at MBA level, there is less impact but in general, IR35 is having a widespread impact on driving starting salaries down for all kinds of IT jobs at all levels, at least in the short term.
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VSJ_MBA

Brunel doesn't make such sense over Bath. I think you can use LinkedIn to map the roles and employers. I don't quite understand why you are avoiding the GMAT. I would certainly consider Oxford and perhaps Henley as commutable as Bath and Brunel. 


I started off quite late in the application process and GMAT is not an option as I want to be in a program starting this year. From the six schools listed above, I have shortlisted two. I just want to choose one of University of Bath or University of Nottingham. I also have an offer from Birmingham, but the program (MBA - International Business is not relevant for my background.

Nottingham MBA program is quite relevant and also substantially cheaper vs Bath after considering the scholarships from both schools. Since I would be living with family, the living costs in Nottingham are also cheaper vs Bath. And living in a larger city offers better employment prospects for my spouse.

So the question is, Is there a significant difference in the career services offered by Bath vs Nottingham that mitigates the additional spend for the program and living expenses in Bath?

I appreciate and understand that there are other schools which are better, but I need to choose one of the above. So kindly advise on this request specifically.

[quote]Brunel doesn't make such sense over Bath. I think you can use LinkedIn to map the roles and employers. I don't quite understand why you are avoiding the GMAT. I would certainly consider Oxford and perhaps Henley as commutable as Bath and Brunel.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I started off quite late in the application process and GMAT is not an option as I want to be in a program starting this year. From the six schools listed above, I have shortlisted two. I just want to choose one of&nbsp;University of Bath or University of Nottingham. I also have an offer from Birmingham, but the program (MBA - International Business is not relevant for my background.<br><br>Nottingham MBA program is quite relevant and also substantially cheaper vs Bath after considering the scholarships from both schools. Since I would be living with family, the living costs in Nottingham are also cheaper vs Bath. And living in a larger city offers better employment prospects for my spouse.<br><br>So the question is, Is there a significant difference in the career services offered by Bath vs Nottingham that mitigates the additional spend for the program and living expenses in Bath?<br><br>I appreciate and understand that there are other schools which are better, but I need to choose one of the above. So kindly advise on this request specifically.
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Duncan

Bath has better placement, better students and much higher starting salaries. It's basically a suburb of Bristol, so lots of jobs there and in Cheltenham. 

Bath has better placement, better students and much higher starting salaries. It's basically a suburb of Bristol, so lots of jobs there and in Cheltenham.&nbsp;
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