UK or the Netherlands /placement


Shakiba

Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks

Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks
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Duncan

I assume you don't speak Dutch but do speak English. If that's the case, Durham will be better than Amsterdam. It's a better MBA, and has stronger careers services.

There are better options. See: Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

I assume you don't speak Dutch but do speak English. If that's the case, Durham will be better than Amsterdam. It's a better MBA, and has stronger careers services.

There are better options. See: Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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Duncan

Also see: Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

Western Europe is very compact, but the labour markets are really national, and sometimes regional within the country.

Also see: Do you need to speak the local language? www.find-mba.com/board/34713

Western Europe is very compact, but the labour markets are really national, and sometimes regional within the country.
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Shakiba

Dear Duncan
Thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, better options are out of my budget . About the language, I ‘ve heard that English is the business language in many companies in the Netherland, plus I am learning Dutch.
Do you still recommend Durham?
Isn’t securing a job in UK harder than in the Netherlands?

Thanks again

Dear Duncan
Thanks for your prompt reply. Unfortunately, better options are out of my budget . About the language, I ‘ve heard that English is the business language in many companies in the Netherland, plus I am learning Dutch.
Do you still recommend Durham?
Isn’t securing a job in UK harder than in the Netherlands?

Thanks again
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Duncan

I can't think of anything to say that isn't in the thread on the local language.

It's worth borrowing to attend a better school.

I can't think of anything to say that isn't in the thread on the local language.

It's worth borrowing to attend a better school.
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Larry

I strongly agree with Duncan. While English might be a 'business' language for many international firms, you will still need to know the local language for internal communications. There are exceptions, but these are few.

The UK's post-MBA visa options are becoming better than they were even last year, so Durham has that going for it. However, it's not a top school and your career opportunities will be more limited than if you were to study at a ranked school.

I suggest doing some critical research on both schools, and reaching out to alumni who are also from your country. See if they have any comments on the success rate of making this kind of transition.

Have you looked into organizations like Prodigy Finance? There may be loans out there which could help you afford a better program.

I strongly agree with Duncan. While English might be a 'business' language for many international firms, you will still need to know the local language for internal communications. There are exceptions, but these are few.

The UK's post-MBA visa options are becoming better than they were even last year, so Durham has that going for it. However, it's not a top school and your career opportunities will be more limited than if you were to study at a ranked school.

I suggest doing some critical research on both schools, and reaching out to alumni who are also from your country. See if they have any comments on the success rate of making this kind of transition.

Have you looked into organizations like Prodigy Finance? There may be loans out there which could help you afford a better program.
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Shakiba

Thanks a lot Larry.
I will look into that option.

Thanks a lot Larry.
I will look into that option.
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M101

Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks

[quote]Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks[/quote]
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M101

Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks

[quote]Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks[/quote]
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M101

Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks

[quote]Hi,
I am from Asia , master in Chemical Engineering and have 10 years work experience in Chemical industry including 3 years working as a sales manager.
I am looking into doing an MBA in Europe with the intention to work and stay there.
I have got admission from Durham and University of Amesterdam.
In which country do you think I would have a better chance for employment?

Thanks[/quote]
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