Which one to choose?


AAaj99

Hi

This board was very useful in helping me apply for MBA and meet the requirements. I've received offers from the following schools and would appreciate any assistance in helping me choose which to go to:

1- University of Salford
2- University of Bradford
3- Liverpool John Moores University
4- University of Glamorgan
5- Leeds Metropolitan University

I have 5 years of experience in engineering. I will be starting in Sept 2012

Thank you all in advance

Hi

This board was very useful in helping me apply for MBA and meet the requirements. I've received offers from the following schools and would appreciate any assistance in helping me choose which to go to:

1- University of Salford
2- University of Bradford
3- Liverpool John Moores University
4- University of Glamorgan
5- Leeds Metropolitan University

I have 5 years of experience in engineering. I will be starting in Sept 2012

Thank you all in advance
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Duncan

Bradford is the only programme of this set which is ranked or accredited by an internationally respected body. It's the only one of these to consider.

Bradford is the only programme of this set which is ranked or accredited by an internationally respected body. It's the only one of these to consider.
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AAaj99

Hi Duncan and all

it has been time since my last login. my plan to start a program in 2012 was changed due to various reasons.

I'm now planning to start in Sept 2013. I'm weighing my options again, since things might have changed in the past year.

My options are in the order:

1> University of Bradford
2> University of Salford
3> Greenwich School (Plymouth MBA)
4> Cardiff University
5> University of Glamorgan

Please feel free to say anything positive or negative about the choices above. I'm looking for a good program which will provide me with knowledge and experience, a diversified student nationality profile, and a nice environment for my family to join me.

Thank you in advance for your input :)

Hi Duncan and all

it has been time since my last login. my plan to start a program in 2012 was changed due to various reasons.

I'm now planning to start in Sept 2013. I'm weighing my options again, since things might have changed in the past year.

My options are in the order:

1> University of Bradford
2> University of Salford
3> Greenwich School (Plymouth MBA)
4> Cardiff University
5> University of Glamorgan

Please feel free to say anything positive or negative about the choices above. I'm looking for a good program which will provide me with knowledge and experience, a diversified student nationality profile, and a nice environment for my family to join me.

Thank you in advance for your input :)
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Duncan

Bradford is far better, and it's the only one of these five which I can really recommend to you. Salford is fine. Cardiff is okay: but it's aimed at Indians with no work experience, and you will not benefit much. GSM and Glamorgan are not really worth considering.

Bradford is far better, and it's the only one of these five which I can really recommend to you. Salford is fine. Cardiff is okay: but it's aimed at Indians with no work experience, and you will not benefit much. GSM and Glamorgan are not really worth considering.
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ezra

Agree with Duncan - Bradford is the best choice.

But why are you considering only these schools? Maybe also check out one of the ranked MBA programs in the UK, as these will provide a better return on investment. The ones at the lower end of the ranking include:

Strathclyde
Lancaster
Bath

Agree with Duncan - Bradford is the best choice.

But why are you considering only these schools? Maybe also check out one of the ranked MBA programs in the UK, as these will provide a better return on investment. The ones at the lower end of the ranking include:

Strathclyde
Lancaster
Bath
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AAaj99

I thought Strathclyde was one of the top ranked school. I remember seeing it in the list.

I,ll check the ones you listed.

I,ve contacted many schools but these i got prompt reply from. I,m still waiting on Leeds and Manchester offers.

I thought Strathclyde was one of the top ranked school. I remember seeing it in the list.

I,ll check the ones you listed.

I,ve contacted many schools but these i got prompt reply from. I,m still waiting on Leeds and Manchester offers.
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AAaj99

Bradford is far better, and it's the only one of these five which I can really recommend to you. Salford is fine. Cardiff is okay: but it's aimed at Indians with no work experience, and you will not benefit much. GSM and Glamorgan are not really worth considering.



Hi Duncan,

I,m almost going to Bradford. Salford is my backup currently. I want a decent school where i get what i work for. I dont want a top ranked school where i spend my day and night studying. I come from a different educational system and dont have the managemnt background

<blockquote>Bradford is far better, and it's the only one of these five which I can really recommend to you. Salford is fine. Cardiff is okay: but it's aimed at Indians with no work experience, and you will not benefit much. GSM and Glamorgan are not really worth considering.</blockquote>


Hi Duncan,

I,m almost going to Bradford. Salford is my backup currently. I want a decent school where i get what i work for. I dont want a top ranked school where i spend my day and night studying. I come from a different educational system and dont have the managemnt background
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Duncan

I don't think that you'll work *more hours* at Oxford or Cambridge than you would do at Bradford. Indeed, the January-entry programme at Bradford is one of the most demanding in Europe: students are recommended to rent bedrooms in the school (almost unique in Europe).

The difference with the top schools is that they gather a diverse group of great students which produces a more powerful learning experience, and that is more highly valued by employers.

Get into the best school you can.

I don't think that you'll work *more hours* at Oxford or Cambridge than you would do at Bradford. Indeed, the January-entry programme at Bradford is one of the most demanding in Europe: students are recommended to rent bedrooms in the school (almost unique in Europe).

The difference with the top schools is that they gather a diverse group of great students which produces a more powerful learning experience, and that is more highly valued by employers.

Get into the best school you can.
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AAaj99

Hi,

Thanks Duncan and ezra for your assistance. I've applied to more schools and so far got replies from the below to be added to the list:

1) University of Manchester
2) Leeds University
3) University of Liverpool

Hi,

Thanks Duncan and ezra for your assistance. I've applied to more schools and so far got replies from the below to be added to the list:

1) University of Manchester
2) Leeds University
3) University of Liverpool


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Duncan

Manchester Business School is, obviously, much better than the schools you have mentioned so far. Use the FT rankings of MBAs to compare the schools.

Manchester Business School is, obviously, much better than the schools you have mentioned so far. Use the FT rankings of MBAs to compare the schools.
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ezra

Manchester for sure of these three

What are your career goals?

Manchester for sure of these three

What are your career goals?
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AAaj99


What are your career goals?


I've just climbed the ladder of management. I see things that are not in the right order, and things that should not be the way it is. I became interested in studying business to be able to make confident decisions and plan strategically. I obviously want to advance in my career in supply chain management and assume a leadership role.

I've just started my own business and been faced with many difficulties. I believe what I gain in the MBA program can be applied to my business.

<blockquote>
What are your career goals?</blockquote>

I've just climbed the ladder of management. I see things that are not in the right order, and things that should not be the way it is. I became interested in studying business to be able to make confident decisions and plan strategically. I obviously want to advance in my career in supply chain management and assume a leadership role.

I've just started my own business and been faced with many difficulties. I believe what I gain in the MBA program can be applied to my business.
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