University selection for MBA.


Hi,
I’m looking for pursuing MBA from UK in sept 2023. I’ve a 4 years of experience as a TMS consultant. and I’m looking to pursue the carrier in same field as a project manager or delivery manager in near future. So, currently I’m holding a offer of Strathclyde Business School and Universal of Liverpool Management School for MBA. And now I’m bit confuse which uni selection, which will be good in terms of SCM/Logistics Management, with plan to stay back in UK .

All comments/suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in Advance!

Hi,
I’m looking for pursuing MBA from UK in sept 2023. I’ve a 4 years of experience as a TMS consultant. and I’m looking to pursue the carrier in same field as a project manager or delivery manager in near future. So, currently I’m holding a offer of Strathclyde Business School and Universal of Liverpool Management School for MBA. And now I’m bit confuse which uni selection, which will be good in terms of SCM/Logistics Management, with plan to stay back in UK .

All comments/suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in Advance!
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Duncan

Take a look at:- Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143 and How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 
You are targeting roles where most people won't have an MBA. Did you consider a better business school with an MSc in operations or project management? This would be more relevant and would allow you to access a school with better alumni relations, brand equity and stronger employer relations. 


To give examples:
- operations: Bath, Manchester, Newcastle, Warwick.
- project management: City, Manchester, RGU, Strathclyde.
PS The Alliance MBS MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management seems to perfectly be in overlap, and it is from an excellent school. 

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Take a look at:- Best MBAs for international students' placement&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143<div>&nbsp;and How to use LinkedIn to find the best school&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/33571&nbsp;</div><br>You are targeting roles where most people won't have an MBA. Did you consider a better business school with an MSc in operations or project management? This would be more relevant and would allow you to access a school with better alumni relations, brand equity and stronger employer relations.&nbsp;<br><br><br>To give examples:<br>- operations: Bath, Manchester, Newcastle, Warwick.<br>- project management: City, Manchester, RGU, Strathclyde.<div><br></div><div>PS The Alliance MBS MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management seems to perfectly be in overlap, and it is from an excellent school.&nbsp;<br><br>
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Hi Duncun,
Thanks for the reply, It's really helpful...But here is the thing that, I don't want to do master in very specific domain, I want to explore other aspects of business and management, that's why I decided to go for MBA. The reason for giving reference to SCM/Logistic Management is because I hold a background on that, so might be a bit of my focus on this domain during my PG. Now I've only two option in hand either ULMS or Strathclyde business school..... I know there better universities, but I've no other choices apart from these two. So which would be better for me with some reasonable points, could you please suggest. 
 

Hi Duncun,<br>Thanks for the reply, It's really helpful...But here is the thing that, I don't want to do master in very specific domain, I want to explore other aspects of business and management, that's why I decided to go for MBA. The reason for giving reference to SCM/Logistic Management is because I hold a background on that, so might be a bit of my focus on this domain during my PG. Now I've only two option in hand either ULMS or Strathclyde business school..... I know there better universities, but I've no other choices apart from these two. So which would be better for me with some reasonable points, could you please suggest.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;
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Duncan

Why do you have no other choices? 

Strathclyde is probably the better option. 

Why do you have no other choices?&nbsp;<br><br>Strathclyde is probably the better option.&nbsp;
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Because I’m don’t have GMAT score and may be that’s why I didn’t get offer from Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester Alliance, Dhurum etc.
So liverpool is not a better option.?

Because I’m don’t have GMAT score and may be that’s why I didn’t get offer from Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester Alliance, Dhurum etc.<br>So liverpool is not a better option.?
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Duncan

See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542 for context. 

No Liverpool is not better than Strathclyde in terms of placement.  

See https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/why-you-should-take-the-gmat-33542 for context.&nbsp;<br><br>No Liverpool is not better than Strathclyde in terms of placement.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Ok that Clear for me now…Thanks! And one last thing in terms of program diversification, and diversified culture, which is also a key factor for MBA program.  So w.r.t which uni is better.?

Ok that Clear for me now…Thanks! And one last thing in terms of program diversification, and diversified culture, which is also a key factor for MBA program. &nbsp;So w.r.t which uni is better.?
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Duncan

Is that more important than placement? Any unranked UK MBA will be mostly Asians. 

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Is that more important than placement? Any unranked UK MBA will be mostly Asians.&nbsp;
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I agree, for short term placement is more important. Thanks for your support Duncan.

I agree, for short term placement is more important. Thanks for your support Duncan.
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Manchester don’t require GMAT, you can do their own test and when I applied to Durham they didn’t require it either.

Manchester don’t require GMAT, you can do their own test and when I applied to Durham they didn’t require it either.
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Obinna

Is that more important than placement? Any unranked UK MBA will be mostly Asians. 


Lancaster is ranked yet they have more than 80% of their cohorts in the last 2 years from India alone. And one also sees an increase in the number of candidates from India at Durham as well. This is another FT-ranked school. 

Seems to me like it’s wherever the revenue comes from these days. 


[quote]Is that more important than placement? Any unranked UK MBA will be mostly Asians.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Lancaster is ranked yet they have more than 80% of their cohorts in the last 2 years from India alone. And one also sees an increase in the number of candidates from India at Durham as well. This is another FT-ranked school.&nbsp;<br><br>Seems to me like it’s wherever the revenue comes from these days.&nbsp;<br><br><br>
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Obinna

Because I’m don’t have GMAT score and may be that’s why I didn’t get offer from Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester Alliance, Dhurum etc.
So liverpool is not a better option.?


You really don’t need a GMAT score for these schools you’ve mentioned except for AMBS (Manchester).

I received MBA offers from Leeds and Durham among other schools without a GMAT score. For these schools, it’s more about your experience, clarity of purpose as can be gleaned from your application, mostly your Personal Statement, and your performance at the interview. 

Did you try applying to Lancaster? I also got an offer from them, without a GMAT score by the way. 

From my experience, and this is current information, these schools don’t necessarily require GMAT/GRE scores and their MBAs and/or school’s reputation are quite recognized and well respected within the UK job market:

Durham
Edinburgh
Lancaster 
Leeds
Strathclyde
Sheffield

I wouldn’t go to Liverpool. There are better options. 

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[quote]Because I’m don’t have GMAT score and may be that’s why I didn’t get offer from Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester Alliance, Dhurum etc.<br>So liverpool is not a better option.? [/quote]<br><br>You really don’t need a GMAT score for these schools you’ve mentioned except for AMBS (Manchester).<br><br>I received MBA offers from Leeds and Durham among other schools without a GMAT score. For these schools, it’s more about your experience, clarity of purpose as can be gleaned from your application, mostly your Personal Statement, and your performance at the interview.&nbsp;<br><br>Did you try applying to Lancaster? I also got an offer from them, without a GMAT score by the way.&nbsp;<br><br>From my experience, and this is current information, these schools don’t necessarily require GMAT/GRE scores and their MBAs and/or school’s reputation are quite recognized and well respected within the UK job market:<br><br>Durham<br>Edinburgh<br>Lancaster&nbsp;<br>Leeds<br>Strathclyde<br>Sheffield<br><br>I wouldn’t go to Liverpool. There are better options.&nbsp;
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What is the issue with Liverpool? I know their rankings are not great but is there something else as well. I had an offer from them but AMBS was always the better option.

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What is the issue with Liverpool? I know their rankings are not great but is there something else as well. I had an offer from them but AMBS was always the better option.
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Duncan

No, I don't think there is anything special about Liverpool.  Obviously it's a relatively young and small business school that mostly awards degrees to online students in franchise programmes delivered by Laureate: http://ec2-54-174-148-228.compute-1.amazonaws.com/college/university-of-liverpool-laureate-online-education-reviews/?sort=998 

In terms of placement, alumni and brand equity it just doesn't come close to the top schools. 

No, I don't think there is anything special about Liverpool.&nbsp; Obviously it's a relatively young and small business school that mostly awards degrees to online students in franchise programmes delivered by Laureate: http://ec2-54-174-148-228.compute-1.amazonaws.com/college/university-of-liverpool-laureate-online-education-reviews/?sort=998&nbsp;<br><br>In terms of placement, alumni and brand equity it just doesn't come close to the top schools.&nbsp;
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