Which is better Lancaster or Manchester?


Katyayani

Hi,

I have received an admit from Manchester univ for "corporate communications and reputation management" Msc course....while, at the same time, i am awaiting results from lancaster for the course "advanced marketing management"....

Would appreciate if someone tells me which univ i must opt for...also, since i would be an international student, "job" plays a crucial role especially when ill spending quite a sum for my education either at manchester or lancaster..

My background - i have 2 years of work experience in buying and merchandising - apparel retailing....

Hi,

I have received an admit from Manchester univ for "corporate communications and reputation management" Msc course....while, at the same time, i am awaiting results from lancaster for the course "advanced marketing management"....

Would appreciate if someone tells me which univ i must opt for...also, since i would be an international student, "job" plays a crucial role especially when ill spending quite a sum for my education either at manchester or lancaster..

My background - i have 2 years of work experience in buying and merchandising - apparel retailing....
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SabrinaA

@Katyayani.

The Lancs course you are talking about is a hard-core marketing where as the Manchester course is a HR type and contains only two elective marketing modules. It is not possible to compare.
Unless you wish to change ur current domain in purchase/retail marketing, it makes no sense to apply for the corporate communications and reputation management at MBS.

Tell us one thing, did u originally apply for a marketing course at MBS and the MBS ppl tell you that they are not able to accommodate u in that course and given admit in this course?

_Nes

@Katyayani.

The Lancs course you are talking about is a hard-core marketing where as the Manchester course is a HR type and contains only two elective marketing modules. It is not possible to compare.
Unless you wish to change ur current domain in purchase/retail marketing, it makes no sense to apply for the corporate communications and reputation management at MBS.

Tell us one thing, did u originally apply for a marketing course at MBS and the MBS ppl tell you that they are not able to accommodate u in that course and given admit in this course?

_Nes
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Katyayani

@ nblueblaze

Thanks for the revert. To answer your question -

I applied for the corporate communications and reputation management course and have been offered an admit. Now, i am rethinking about the course i have applied for.

I was wondering, if its possible to request Manchester for a course change. I have gone through the school's website and have seen that there is a lot of demand for the international business course and for the global business analysis programme.. i was contemplating changing my course to either of the above mentioned programmes..Would be thankful for your thoughts and advice on the same..

Also, i particularly like the course at lancaster, but i am little concerned abt teh following -
1) The Job prospects post study
2) The place - smaller town when compared to Manchester
3) Career Guidance - I heard that there is no placement cell unlike manchester

Do you suggest a course change in MBS?

@ nblueblaze

Thanks for the revert. To answer your question -

I applied for the corporate communications and reputation management course and have been offered an admit. Now, i am rethinking about the course i have applied for.

I was wondering, if its possible to request Manchester for a course change. I have gone through the school's website and have seen that there is a lot of demand for the international business course and for the global business analysis programme.. i was contemplating changing my course to either of the above mentioned programmes..Would be thankful for your thoughts and advice on the same..

Also, i particularly like the course at lancaster, but i am little concerned abt teh following -
1) The Job prospects post study
2) The place - smaller town when compared to Manchester
3) Career Guidance - I heard that there is no placement cell unlike manchester

Do you suggest a course change in MBS?
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SabrinaA

The Global Analysis course is good but its the International Business and Management which steals the show. I dont think the MBS will change your course of study once you have been made a firm offer. But then do ask them, miracle might happen!

The MBS course is of HR type and do finds its takers across all industry sectors. Consulting domain seems to love these grads but dismal less than 30% have been able to secure jobs inside UK and 21% unemployed (as per 2007 stats.). Most of the unemployed would definitely be the international students particularly those without work-ex. This proves that location though is very important but profile is much more important, a big city like Manchester wont help out in a big way. Overall its okay type course which will fetch u a white collar job, and since you have 2 yrs of work ex, you can be optimistic regarding job. If you are wondering where from I am giving u the stats, have a look here: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/specialist/careers/documents/MScCorporateCommunicationsandReputationManagementvsn1.pdf

Talking about the Lancaster course, I really like it. Course structure gives me a felling that its worth the money. The course being accredited by CIM is a big bonus. Its a no-nonsense Marketing course without the big city glamor. Lancaster's business school has its own career service (http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/careers/) unlike Manchester's Studentnet (http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/) which caters to all the departments.

To me the efficacy of the careers services of both the business schools seem to be the same. have a look at this page for details: http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2002rankings&rank_category_id=60000006&region_id=270000427&x=34&y=9

Good luck.

_Nes

The Global Analysis course is good but its the International Business and Management which steals the show. I dont think the MBS will change your course of study once you have been made a firm offer. But then do ask them, miracle might happen!

The MBS course is of HR type and do finds its takers across all industry sectors. Consulting domain seems to love these grads but dismal less than 30% have been able to secure jobs inside UK and 21% unemployed (as per 2007 stats.). Most of the unemployed would definitely be the international students particularly those without work-ex. This proves that location though is very important but profile is much more important, a big city like Manchester wont help out in a big way. Overall its okay type course which will fetch u a white collar job, and since you have 2 yrs of work ex, you can be optimistic regarding job. If you are wondering where from I am giving u the stats, have a look here: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/specialist/careers/documents/MScCorporateCommunicationsandReputationManagementvsn1.pdf

Talking about the Lancaster course, I really like it. Course structure gives me a felling that its worth the money. The course being accredited by CIM is a big bonus. Its a no-nonsense Marketing course without the big city glamor. Lancaster's business school has its own career service (http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/careers/) unlike Manchester's Studentnet (http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/) which caters to all the departments.

To me the efficacy of the careers services of both the business schools seem to be the same. have a look at this page for details: http://mba.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=2002rankings&rank_category_id=60000006&region_id=270000427&x=34&y=9

Good luck.

_Nes

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Katyayani

Hi Nes

I havent requested for course change....i am sticking on to the same course..

And here in India, Manchester is more known and reputed than lancaster..

I do beleive that course plays a vital role in building up one's profile, but i guess, for the first time in my life,...ill be prioritising the school over course

thanks for ur suggestions!

Hi Nes

I havent requested for course change....i am sticking on to the same course..

And here in India, Manchester is more known and reputed than lancaster..

I do beleive that course plays a vital role in building up one's profile, but i guess, for the first time in my life,...ill be prioritising the school over course

thanks for ur suggestions!
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SabrinaA

Hi,

Well, myself being an Indian I have to agree with you..Manchester is incredibly famous in India. Well my parents (and relatives) were terribly excited when I informed them that I got an admit from the Manchester business school! Not even my Aunt living in the Kent for her entire life didnt even say 'congrats' when I told her that Lancaster offered me a unconditional offer!! She said .. "okay" !!!!

Manchester is very good city...in fact an exciting one and hugely popular with young ambitious people..I am sure you will love the place and do well at the University

Though a very good B School (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b94c81ac-8dbe-11dd-83d5-0000779fd18c.html?nclick_check=1) , Lancaster's location is a big disadvantage actually and I think it is the sole reason why you declined their offer..thats understandable and I tend to agree with you.

Listen to you heart and go ahead...you will succeed.

ATB.

_Nes

Hi,

Well, myself being an Indian I have to agree with you..Manchester is incredibly famous in India. Well my parents (and relatives) were terribly excited when I informed them that I got an admit from the Manchester business school! Not even my Aunt living in the Kent for her entire life didnt even say 'congrats' when I told her that Lancaster offered me a unconditional offer!! She said .. "okay" !!!!

Manchester is very good city...in fact an exciting one and hugely popular with young ambitious people..I am sure you will love the place and do well at the University

Though a very good B School (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b94c81ac-8dbe-11dd-83d5-0000779fd18c.html?nclick_check=1) , Lancaster's location is a big disadvantage actually and I think it is the sole reason why you declined their offer..thats understandable and I tend to agree with you.

Listen to you heart and go ahead...you will succeed.

ATB.

_Nes
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Katyayani

Thanks Nes.

Btw, i am awaiting results from cranfield too, but then i havta start my process for manchester - finances n all. Coz if cranfield ditches me, it will be too late for me to run back to manchester...

Kinda playing a hard game here..dont expect results from cranfield till july..

Thanks Nes.

Btw, i am awaiting results from cranfield too, but then i havta start my process for manchester - finances n all. Coz if cranfield ditches me, it will be too late for me to run back to manchester...

Kinda playing a hard game here..dont expect results from cranfield till july..
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Ziad

Dear Katyayani,

I read the posts brought by yourself but i tend to disagree with you. Manchester is a very good institution and is located in the heart of a big city, however please let me share with you some of my experience. If you are only concerned about the location, then go to Manchester, but if you are considering quality of education then I would definitely suggest you to to Lancatser. The reasons are:

1- Lancaster is higher ranked than Manchester
2- Lancaster's Management School is a 6* business school jointly with London Business School
3- Its MBA programme is ranked 22nd Worldwide
4- Classes are small unlike Manchester
5- Student/Staff Ration in Lancaster is way better
6- Student Satisfaction ranking is way better than Manchester
7- Most companies value Lancaster's graduates as they know that their experience and knowledge is of world class quality

I have been there and done a masters degree and I had the best time of my life and was taught by a group of gurus.

Lancaster is triple accredited and they are now working with a consortium of great schools such as INSEAD, LSE and so forth.

In case you need further details I am more than happy to assit you

Regards

Dear Katyayani,

I read the posts brought by yourself but i tend to disagree with you. Manchester is a very good institution and is located in the heart of a big city, however please let me share with you some of my experience. If you are only concerned about the location, then go to Manchester, but if you are considering quality of education then I would definitely suggest you to to Lancatser. The reasons are:

1- Lancaster is higher ranked than Manchester
2- Lancaster's Management School is a 6* business school jointly with London Business School
3- Its MBA programme is ranked 22nd Worldwide
4- Classes are small unlike Manchester
5- Student/Staff Ration in Lancaster is way better
6- Student Satisfaction ranking is way better than Manchester
7- Most companies value Lancaster's graduates as they know that their experience and knowledge is of world class quality

I have been there and done a masters degree and I had the best time of my life and was taught by a group of gurus.

Lancaster is triple accredited and they are now working with a consortium of great schools such as INSEAD, LSE and so forth.

In case you need further details I am more than happy to assit you

Regards
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SabrinaA

^ yep...thats actually true...Lancaster really has built its own brand name in the UK/Europe.

^ yep...thats actually true...Lancaster really has built its own brand name in the UK/Europe.
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Katyayani

Hmm...my finance from the bank is on its way...its too late for me to change my decision to lancaster....

Lancaster is a good school, the course is great but since i have already made a decision, i dont wish to regret now and look back ....

Thanks a lot for ur suggestions and advice. I guess, ill have to make my mark from manchester business school and hope for the best....

Hmm...my finance from the bank is on its way...its too late for me to change my decision to lancaster....

Lancaster is a good school, the course is great but since i have already made a decision, i dont wish to regret now and look back ....

Thanks a lot for ur suggestions and advice. I guess, ill have to make my mark from manchester business school and hope for the best....
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shefali

Hi All,
Can You please help me too...
I have received an admit from both Lancaster as well as manchester.
Lancaster-Msc-ITMOC(Information technology,Mnagement and organizational change)
Manchester-Msc-Information systems:Buisness-IT
I have 2 yrs of work experience in IT industry.
Kindly help me in selecting the right course in terms of Jobs as well as a safe place to live.
Thanks

Hi All,
Can You please help me too...
I have received an admit from both Lancaster as well as manchester.
Lancaster-Msc-ITMOC(Information technology,Mnagement and organizational change)
Manchester-Msc-Information systems:Buisness-IT
I have 2 yrs of work experience in IT industry.
Kindly help me in selecting the right course in terms of Jobs as well as a safe place to live.
Thanks
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Ace

Hi,

I have received an admit from Manchester univ for "corporate communications and reputation management" Msc course....while, at the same time, i am awaiting results from lancaster for the course "advanced marketing management"....

Would appreciate if someone tells me which univ i must opt for...also, since i would be an international student, "job" plays a crucial role especially when ill spending quite a sum for my education either at manchester or lancaster..

My background - i have 2 years of work experience in buying and merchandising - apparel retailing....



Although Lancaster is better ranked as a university in the UK rankings, Manchester is much better ranked as a university in world rankings plus Manchester's business school is slightly better ranked than Lancaster?s when taking an average of all recognised rankings (FT, EIU, QS, Business Week, Forbes). Manchester has a much better global reputation benefitting from the name of the city and being established long before Lancaster although Lancaster?s business school was formed not long after Manchester's so overall MBS has achieved more than LUMS so far. Lancaster has a pleasant countryside campus but almost in the middle of nowhere compared to Manchester's location in the middle of a big city although that's up to individual preference. Manchester is more expensive but as you will only be doing the MSc once, cost and time should really not be the deciding factors. As for job prospects, Manchester is much better recognised so I would definitely go for it. Hope that helps.

<blockquote>Hi,

I have received an admit from Manchester univ for "corporate communications and reputation management" Msc course....while, at the same time, i am awaiting results from lancaster for the course "advanced marketing management"....

Would appreciate if someone tells me which univ i must opt for...also, since i would be an international student, "job" plays a crucial role especially when ill spending quite a sum for my education either at manchester or lancaster..

My background - i have 2 years of work experience in buying and merchandising - apparel retailing....</blockquote>


Although Lancaster is better ranked as a university in the UK rankings, Manchester is much better ranked as a university in world rankings plus Manchester's business school is slightly better ranked than Lancaster?s when taking an average of all recognised rankings (FT, EIU, QS, Business Week, Forbes). Manchester has a much better global reputation benefitting from the name of the city and being established long before Lancaster although Lancaster?s business school was formed not long after Manchester's so overall MBS has achieved more than LUMS so far. Lancaster has a pleasant countryside campus but almost in the middle of nowhere compared to Manchester's location in the middle of a big city although that's up to individual preference. Manchester is more expensive but as you will only be doing the MSc once, cost and time should really not be the deciding factors. As for job prospects, Manchester is much better recognised so I would definitely go for it. Hope that helps.
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Ziad

ITMOC is a very good programme and it's being affiliated now with Accenture, SAP and Deloitte. Visit LUMS website and you can see that this course combines, management, IT and change in one degree, which is very imperative for today's consulting world. If you plan to be an IT consultant, then this is the right course for you.

Go for it, Lancaster is a great name in Business and its one of the top 12 universities in the UK.

ITMOC is a very good programme and it's being affiliated now with Accenture, SAP and Deloitte. Visit LUMS website and you can see that this course combines, management, IT and change in one degree, which is very imperative for today's consulting world. If you plan to be an IT consultant, then this is the right course for you.

Go for it, Lancaster is a great name in Business and its one of the top 12 universities in the UK.
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vivekjn

Can somebody throw some light on Manchester's part-time (global) MBA programs offered through Dubai Centre. I have been offered a place on part-time MBA from Manchester (Dubai Campus) for July 2010 intake. I have 10+ years of experience in banking/financial services with B. Com. Is it treated at par with full-time Manchester MBAs in the industry ?

Can somebody throw some light on Manchester's part-time (global) MBA programs offered through Dubai Centre. I have been offered a place on part-time MBA from Manchester (Dubai Campus) for July 2010 intake. I have 10+ years of experience in banking/financial services with B. Com. Is it treated at par with full-time Manchester MBAs in the industry ?
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gt_97

I am confused between the Msc management programs at Lancaster, Bath and Durham(Also nottingham). Considering the employability, alumni network and overall student experience which among would be better choice?

Dear Katyayani,


1- Lancaster is higher ranked than Manchester

2- Lancaster's Management School is a 6* business school jointly with London Business School

3- Its MBA programme is ranked 22nd Worldwide

4- Classes are small unlike Manchester

5- Student/Staff Ration in Lancaster is way better

6- Student Satisfaction ranking is way better than Manchester

7- Most companies value Lancaster's graduates as they know that their experience and knowledge is of world class quality



I have been there and done a masters degree and I had the best time of my life and was taught by a group of gurus.



Lancaster is triple accredited and they are now working with a consortium of great schools such as INSEAD, LSE and so forth.



In case you need further details I am more than happy to assit you



Regards

[Edited by gt_97 on Apr 20, 2021]

I am confused between the Msc management programs at Lancaster, Bath and Durham(Also nottingham). Considering the employability, alumni network and overall student experience which among would be better choice?<br><br>[quote]Dear Katyayani, <br><br>
1- Lancaster is higher ranked than Manchester <br>
2- Lancaster's Management School is a 6* business school jointly with London Business School<br>
3- Its MBA programme is ranked 22nd Worldwide<br>
4- Classes are small unlike Manchester<br>
5- Student/Staff Ration in Lancaster is way better<br>
6- Student Satisfaction ranking is way better than Manchester<br>
7- Most companies value Lancaster's graduates as they know that their experience and knowledge is of world class quality<br>
<br>
I have been there and done a masters degree and I had the best time of my life and was taught by a group of gurus.<br>
<br>
Lancaster is triple accredited and they are now working with a consortium of great schools such as INSEAD, LSE and so forth.<br>
<br>
In case you need further details I am more than happy to assit you <br>
<br>
Regards [/quote]
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