Which business School should I choose


I have shortlisted the below mentioned university based on course curriculum and rankings. I would appreciate an advise on which college to choose if I get offers from them:
Henley MBA, Henley Business school
One planet MBA, University of Exeter
Loughborough MBA, University of Loughborough
Bradford MBA, University of Bradford
Reviews from alumni and current students would be greatly appreciated!
I'm looking to move towards business analytics. I have 06 yrs experience in hospitality as a manager.
Thanks in advance

[Edited by Prospect Student on Jan 28, 2017]

I have shortlisted the below mentioned university based on course curriculum and rankings. I would appreciate an advise on which college to choose if I get offers from them:
Henley MBA, Henley Business school
One planet MBA, University of Exeter
Loughborough MBA, University of Loughborough
Bradford MBA, University of Bradford
Reviews from alumni and current students would be greatly appreciated!
I'm looking to move towards business analytics. I have 06 yrs experience in hospitality as a manager.
Thanks in advance
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Duncan
Bradford certainly stands out on this list. Are you a EU national?
Bradford certainly stands out on this list. Are you a EU national?
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I'm an Indian national. I am inclined towards Exeter because of their modules on business and data analytics.
But I haven't had the chance to get honest feedback from the alumni.
I'm also considering Sheffield MBA as an option
I'm an Indian national. I am inclined towards Exeter because of their modules on business and data analytics.
But I haven't had the chance to get honest feedback from the alumni.
I'm also considering Sheffield MBA as an option
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Duncan
Look on my profil page for the link to the article on international student placement.
Look on my profil page for the link to the article on international student placement.
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Thanks Duncan. I browsed the link but could not find much information.
Based on the New FT rankings for 2017, I have decided to withdraw from Henley (also read very negative reviews on this forum). I am now considering One Planet MBA from Exeter University due to the high probability of a scholarship and also applied for Lancaster MBA (Ranked 42 in FT 2017) and Edinburgh (Ranked 91 and has international exchange option as well which seems extremely good for placement opportunities). Both also have triple accreditations.
Would you have any information about the latter two universities for employment statistics. I am also browsing though LinkedIn and most of the alumni seem to be employed in Consultancy Roles (Although a surprisingly high percentage of Exeter Alumni seemed to be working in the University itself).
Course Module and increased networking opportunities are a priority over the area around the University.
Thanks for your time in advance!
Thanks Duncan. I browsed the link but could not find much information.
Based on the New FT rankings for 2017, I have decided to withdraw from Henley (also read very negative reviews on this forum). I am now considering One Planet MBA from Exeter University due to the high probability of a scholarship and also applied for Lancaster MBA (Ranked 42 in FT 2017) and Edinburgh (Ranked 91 and has international exchange option as well which seems extremely good for placement opportunities). Both also have triple accreditations.
Would you have any information about the latter two universities for employment statistics. I am also browsing though LinkedIn and most of the alumni seem to be employed in Consultancy Roles (Although a surprisingly high percentage of Exeter Alumni seemed to be working in the University itself).
Course Module and increased networking opportunities are a priority over the area around the University.
Thanks for your time in advance!
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Duncan
The FT rankings provide good data on employment and careers services.
The FT rankings provide good data on employment and careers services.
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yipkc
To be fair, Henley's EMBA is one of the best in the UK and a lot of senior executives are alumni of Henley. You should do fine with either Lancaster or Edinburgh.
To be fair, Henley's EMBA is one of the best in the UK and a lot of senior executives are alumni of Henley. You should do fine with either Lancaster or Edinburgh.
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Based on the scholarship and full time MBA module, I am currently deciding between Exeter's One Planet MBA and Sheffield's full time MBA. I'm awaiting a revert from Edinburgh and Lancaster but may not choose them due to the relatively high tuition fees. Exeter mentioned they have PWC and SAP as their corporate partner who help in module for business analysis. Sheffield mentioned they will try and assign a business mentor for every student in the upcoming batch. The cost of living in Sheffield seems to be lower than Exeter. Any suggestions?
Based on the scholarship and full time MBA module, I am currently deciding between Exeter's One Planet MBA and Sheffield's full time MBA. I'm awaiting a revert from Edinburgh and Lancaster but may not choose them due to the relatively high tuition fees. Exeter mentioned they have PWC and SAP as their corporate partner who help in module for business analysis. Sheffield mentioned they will try and assign a business mentor for every student in the upcoming batch. The cost of living in Sheffield seems to be lower than Exeter. Any suggestions?
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To be fair, Henley's EMBA is one of the best in the UK and a lot of senior executives are alumni of Henley. You should do fine with either Lancaster or Edinburgh.

I know that the part time MBA has a much higher reputation than others but the full time MBA isn't doing that well in terms of employment.
[quote]To be fair, Henley's EMBA is one of the best in the UK and a lot of senior executives are alumni of Henley. You should do fine with either Lancaster or Edinburgh. [/quote]
I know that the part time MBA has a much higher reputation than others but the full time MBA isn't doing that well in terms of employment.
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Duncan
I don't see why you are considering schools which are quite unlikely to lead to your goals rather than more expensive schools that do lead to your goals.
I don't see why you are considering schools which are quite unlikely to lead to your goals rather than more expensive schools that do lead to your goals.
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Which one in your opinion is much better suited? I read your review on a different article about the high quality career services of Lancaster. Is it well known for a securing a consultancy role or is Edinburgh?
Which one in your opinion is much better suited? I read your review on a different article about the high quality career services of Lancaster. Is it well known for a securing a consultancy role or is Edinburgh?
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Duncan
This very much depends on the sort of consultancy and your background. The premium consulting firms hire MBAs from much better schools. If you are already in consulting, Edinburgh has a better cohort and some elan. But Lancaster remains better at helping making career transitions and is higher ranked.
This very much depends on the sort of consultancy and your background. The premium consulting firms hire MBAs from much better schools. If you are already in consulting, Edinburgh has a better cohort and some elan. But Lancaster remains better at helping making career transitions and is higher ranked.
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Thanks for your revert. You have helped my decision process quite alot. I'm looking to join Management consultancy firms like PWC, McKinsey, etc. I have six years experience in hospitality industry which includes 4 years in a managerial role.
I would be trying for Lancaster as my first preference.
Thanks for your revert. You have helped my decision process quite alot. I'm looking to join Management consultancy firms like PWC, McKinsey, etc. I have six years experience in hospitality industry which includes 4 years in a managerial role.
I would be trying for Lancaster as my first preference.
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Duncan
You are not going to get into McKinsey from an MBA unless you get into a much better school but PwC might work.

[Edited by Duncan on Feb 20, 2017]

You are not going to get into McKinsey from an MBA unless you get into a much better school but PwC might work.
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You are not going to get into McKinsey from an MBA unless you get into a much better school but PwC might work.


A Quick Update: I ha­ve turned down offers from all of the ab­ove universities nam­ely: Sheffield, Exet­er, Henley and Lough­borough (was unsucce­ssful with my applic­ation in Lancaster) as I received offers from Strathclyde Fu­ll Time MBA in Glasg­ow and Edinburgh MBA with International Exchange.

I had a look through LinkedIn along with the Placement Stats in FT MBA Ranking for 2017 which is as follows:

Strathclyde: Rank 80 with 97% employment rate within 03months of graduation. 26% of their 2016 batch were placed in Cons­ulting and as per Li­nkedIn, India was 2nd on the list of the­ir graduates' current job location with UK being on top. I additionally had a ch­at with their career guidance team who stated that 100% of their graduates are placed within 06months and they also have a large alumni base in India.

Edinburgh: Rank 91 with 81% employment rate within 03months of graduation. 22% of their 2016 batch were placed in Consul­ting and most countr­ies had similar plac­ement locations for their Graduates.

I am currently torn between these two un­iversities and would appreciate any advi­ce. Also, is there any significant impact of studying at Gla­sgow or Edinburgh wh­en it comes to Job Opportunities in Scot­land? I am not speci­fically aiming for UK and am open to oth­er countries as well.

I had a check with quite a few people who mentioned that Edi­nburgh has a better reputation than Stra­thclyde, whereas for the course structure and learning Strat­hclyde is preferred.
[quote]You are not going to get into McKinsey from an MBA unless you get into a much better school but PwC might work. [/quote]

A Quick Update: I ha­ve turned down offers from all of the ab­ove universities nam­ely: Sheffield, Exet­er, Henley and Lough­borough (was unsucce­ssful with my applic­ation in Lancaster) as I received offers from Strathclyde Fu­ll Time MBA in Glasg­ow and Edinburgh MBA with International Exchange.

I had a look through LinkedIn along with the Placement Stats in FT MBA Ranking for 2017 which is as follows:

Strathclyde: Rank 80 with 97% employment rate within 03months of graduation. 26% of their 2016 batch were placed in Cons­ulting and as per Li­nkedIn, India was 2nd on the list of the­ir graduates' current job location with UK being on top. I additionally had a ch­at with their career guidance team who stated that 100% of their graduates are placed within 06months and they also have a large alumni base in India.

Edinburgh: Rank 91 with 81% employment rate within 03months of graduation. 22% of their 2016 batch were placed in Consul­ting and most countr­ies had similar plac­ement locations for their Graduates.

I am currently torn between these two un­iversities and would appreciate any advi­ce. Also, is there any significant impact of studying at Gla­sgow or Edinburgh wh­en it comes to Job Opportunities in Scot­land? I am not speci­fically aiming for UK and am open to oth­er countries as well.

I had a check with quite a few people who mentioned that Edi­nburgh has a better reputation than Stra­thclyde, whereas for the course structure and learning Strat­hclyde is preferred.
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Duncan
I don't think that UEBS has a better reputation than SBS. If you were comparing undergrauate courses in other subjects then Edinburgh has huge advantages, but the MBA is better for consulting at Strathclyde.

Edinburgh has a smaller, more diverse and more senior cohort. They take longer to find work because they are more patient and picky, so that is not too bad, but career services are better at Strathclyde. If you had a good network in the UK then Edinburgh could work out, but it sounds like the risky choice.
I don't think that UEBS has a better reputation than SBS. If you were comparing undergrauate courses in other subjects then Edinburgh has huge advantages, but the MBA is better for consulting at Strathclyde.

Edinburgh has a smaller, more diverse and more senior cohort. They take longer to find work because they are more patient and picky, so that is not too bad, but career services are better at Strathclyde. If you had a good network in the UK then Edinburgh could work out, but it sounds like the risky choice.
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Alison
Dear prospective student
I have just come across your post and would encourage you to reconsider Henley. Rather than relying on anonymous posts I would strongly encourage you to come and visit us at our Reading campus. By talking to our current students, faculty members and careers team and sitting in on a session you would get a really good feel for Henley Business School and all that we have to offer.
Kind regards
Alison - Henley FTMBA Programme Director
Dear prospective student
I have just come across your post and would encourage you to reconsider Henley. Rather than relying on anonymous posts I would strongly encourage you to come and visit us at our Reading campus. By talking to our current students, faculty members and careers team and sitting in on a session you would get a really good feel for Henley Business School and all that we have to offer.
Kind regards
Alison - Henley FTMBA Programme Director
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Duncan
Shabby. My posts are obviously not anonymous.
Shabby. My posts are obviously not anonymous.
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Alison
Apologies - I was referring to other comments on this website, a significant number of which are anonymous.
Regards
Alison
Apologies - I was referring to other comments on this website, a significant number of which are anonymous.
Regards
Alison
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Jpinkman
I am looking online MBA programs from one of FT ranked business school such as Durham, Warwick, Bradford, Strathclyde, and Birmingham. I have 6 years’ experience and 2 years managerial experience in a finance institution. Unfortunately my gpa is 2.70/4. Will be helpful to complete LSE graduate programs to bounce in a good business school MBA program?
Kind Regards

Jpinkman
I am looking online MBA programs from one of FT ranked business school such as Durham, Warwick, Bradford, Strathclyde, and Birmingham. I have 6 years’ experience and 2 years managerial experience in a finance institution. Unfortunately my gpa is 2.70/4. Will be helpful to complete LSE graduate programs to bounce in a good business school MBA program?
Kind Regards

Jpinkman
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