University reputation vs MBA program


Mateen

Should one keep the prestige of the university in mind while selecting an MBA program or the search should be entirely focused on the school itself?

University of Bath itself is a highly ranked university but its MBA program is not fairly ranked. Doesn't it mean the university is well respected among employers?

Should one keep the prestige of the university in mind while selecting an MBA program or the search should be entirely focused on the school itself?

University of Bath itself is a highly ranked university but its MBA program is not fairly ranked. Doesn't it mean the university is well respected among employers?
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StuartHE

You are mistaken. The Bath MBA is ranked fairly. Not every programme at every university has the same value. Oxford is better for law than it is for German. Bath is better for Economics than it is for Business. Furthermore, Bath is better at the undergraduate level (on a similar level to Cambridge, Edinburgh and Warwick) than at the MBA level. 

You are mistaken. The Bath MBA is ranked fairly. Not every programme at every university has the same value. Oxford is better for law than it is for German. Bath is better for Economics than it is for Business. Furthermore, Bath is better at the undergraduate level (on a similar level to Cambridge, Edinburgh and Warwick) than at the MBA level. 
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Mateen

Thanks for the reply Stuart. By not being ranked fairly I meant it didn't appear on the FT or the economist. What do you have in mind when you say its MBA is ranked fairly? Will you recommend getting an MBA from Bath? As I am attracted to the university for its name and reputation in the UK and Europe.

Thanks for the reply Stuart. By not being ranked fairly I meant it didn't appear on the FT or the economist. What do you have in mind when you say its MBA is ranked fairly? Will you recommend getting an MBA from Bath? As I am attracted to the university for its name and reputation in the UK and Europe.
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StuartHE

The Bath MBA isn't good enough to be ranked in the FT's top 100. It's on a similar standing to Birmingham or Strathclyde, a bit better than Aston or Glasgow. I would not recommend it unless it was the best MBA for your goals. 



PS If you only care about the reputation of the parent university, rather than any specific career outcomes, wny not take an MSc at an even more famous school? 

[Edited by StuartHE on Sep 22, 2021]

The Bath MBA isn't good enough to be ranked in the FT's top 100. It's on a similar standing to Birmingham or Strathclyde, a bit better than Aston or Glasgow. I would not recommend it unless it was the best MBA for your goals.&nbsp;<br><br><br><br>PS If you only care about the reputation of the parent university, rather than any specific career outcomes, wny not take an MSc at an even more famous school?&nbsp;
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Mateen

I have 8 years of work experience. Msc is generally for recent grads so I don't see myself getting the best experience and professional fulfilment out of it. I recently took the gmat but the score is not competitive enough for top B schools so I was thinking of getting an MBA from a prestigious university. I want to pursue a career in consulting but I understand Bath may not be the perfect choice so based on this will you recommend the Bath MBA or should I explore more schools? My gmat is 610.

I have 8 years of work experience. Msc is generally for recent grads so I don't see myself getting the best experience and professional fulfilment out of it. I recently took the gmat but the score is not competitive enough for top B schools so I was thinking of getting an MBA from a prestigious university. I want to pursue a career in consulting but I understand Bath may not be the perfect choice so based on this will you recommend the Bath MBA or should I explore more schools? My gmat is 610.
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Duncan

Bath is unlikely to be the best choice for you. 

Bath is unlikely to be the best choice for you.&nbsp;
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mba hipste...

With your GMAT score, look at the tail end of the FT's rankings for quality programs you may be completive at. Working on your GMAT and getting into the 650-700 range will open up a much better range of options. 

With your GMAT score, look at the tail end of the FT's rankings for quality programs you may be completive at. Working on your GMAT and getting into the 650-700 range will open up a much better range of options.&nbsp;
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