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Hello everyone,
I need suggestions for taking admission to MBA.
Let me introduce myself before you give me suggestions, I have completed my graduation in civil engineering in 2017 with a 2.2 grade. Post that I have experience in civil do 2 yrs after that I switched my profile and joined my uncle's firm and worked as an operations manager in IT HARDWARE suppliers firm for 3 yrs. By gaining that much knowledge I opened my proprietorship company in March 2022. Now after realising that it is a very early decision to own a company. I decided to gain some knowledge and planned for MBA from the UK although I was very late to take this decision. However, I decided to gain some knowledge and want to work more for like 10 yrs and then I'll be able to run my company with that much knowledge.
So I plan to take admission in September 22 intake only. Missed out on taking the GMAT/GRE, so my options are narrowed. However, for now, I have conditional letters from Loughborough University, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, Strathclyde and Kingston University London.
Also, the University of Birmingham is awaited, chances are 70-30%. 70 % I'll get the conditional letter and 30% maybe not.


Kindly let me know if these options are good for ROI AND IS IT WORTH SPENDING 30-35 lakhs on tuition fees. Also, I want to stay back for almost 3-4 yrs in the UK FOR JOB.


And what about Aston business school if I plan for January intake I have gotta a confirmation from them for January 2023 intake.

Hello everyone,
I need suggestions for taking admission to MBA.
Let me introduce myself before you give me suggestions, I have completed my graduation in civil engineering in 2017 with a 2.2 grade. Post that I have experience in civil do 2 yrs after that I switched my profile and joined my uncle's firm and worked as an operations manager in IT HARDWARE suppliers firm for 3 yrs. By gaining that much knowledge I opened my proprietorship company in March 2022. Now after realising that it is a very early decision to own a company. I decided to gain some knowledge and planned for MBA from the UK although I was very late to take this decision. However, I decided to gain some knowledge and want to work more for like 10 yrs and then I'll be able to run my company with that much knowledge.
So I plan to take admission in September 22 intake only. Missed out on taking the GMAT/GRE, so my options are narrowed. However, for now, I have conditional letters from Loughborough University, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, Strathclyde and Kingston University London.
Also, the University of Birmingham is awaited, chances are 70-30%. 70 % I'll get the conditional letter and 30% maybe not.



Kindly let me know if these options are good for ROI AND IS IT WORTH SPENDING 30-35 lakhs on tuition fees. Also, I want to stay back for almost 3-4 yrs in the UK FOR JOB.



And what about Aston business school if I plan for January intake I have gotta a confirmation from them for January 2023 intake.
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Duncan

If you want work in the UK, focus on the better business schools ranked at https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2869/european-business-school-rankings-2021

There's no need to shout in block capitals. 

If you want work in the UK, focus on the better business schools ranked at https://rankings.ft.com/rankings/2869/european-business-school-rankings-2021<br><br>There's no need to shout in block capitals.&nbsp;
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Sir, it's not about I'm willing to go for block capitals. It's about I am eligible for top 20 business schools.
I have already gotta a rejection from BAYES, Edinburgh and Lancaster  because of grades in graduation. And from the above shared list only I have shortslisted those universities.

So as for now I have only options from the above list I shared and I have to take admission in 2022 intake itself so pls suggest to me the best option among Loughborough Uni, Liverpool University, Strathclyde Univ., and Cardiff from all these universities I have got acceptance letter. 

And may be I'll get Birmingham letter this week.

[Edited by Akaash2861 on Jul 04, 2022]

Sir, it's not about I'm willing to go for block capitals. It's about I am eligible for top 20 business schools.<br>I have already gotta a rejection from BAYES, Edinburgh and Lancaster &nbsp;because of grades in graduation. And from the above shared list only I have shortslisted those universities.<br><br>So as for now I have only options from the above list I shared and I have to take admission in 2022 intake itself so pls suggest to me the best option among Loughborough Uni, Liverpool University, Strathclyde Univ., and Cardiff from all these universities I have got acceptance letter.&nbsp;<br><br>And may be I'll get Birmingham letter this week.
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Duncan

I think you have three options:
- Become a stronger candidate and attend an MBA at a very good school. For example, you could improve your written English, your GMAT and prepare a stronger application.
- Attend an MSc in a business function at a very good school. Those are the people with the highest placement rates, in terms of percentages employed.
- Pick from the options you have already. I think The Economist's MBA ranking shows the employment rate from most of those MBAs. Strathclyde is probably the best, but check The Economist's data. 

I think you have three options:<br>- Become a stronger candidate and attend an MBA at a very good school. For example, you could improve your written English, your GMAT and prepare a stronger application.<br>- Attend an MSc in a business function at a very good school. Those are the people with the highest placement rates, in terms of percentages employed.<br>- Pick from the options you have already. I think The Economist's MBA ranking shows the employment rate from most of those MBAs. Strathclyde is probably the best, but check The Economist's data.&nbsp;
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As you said I have to work on my written English. Definitely I’ll do that, I know my written english is not very good, English was not my first language but I’m working on it thanks for the advice sir.

So as for now, I took the second option you mentioned. I’m going for masters in management and received a letter from Strathclyde for MSC IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT.

But again I'm confused between the two universities. 
- City University of London offering me an MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk
- Strathclyde is offering me MSc in Business Management.

What should be the good option as a future perspective? Which course has a good range of job opportunities in the UK! And which course will give me a better ROI.



Also after getting 4-5 years of experience post masters in the UK. I will plan for MBA as well and that too from any of the top 3 Business School in the UK (PRIORITY WILL BE LBS)

As you said I have to work on my written English. Definitely I’ll do that, I know my written english is not very good, English was not my first language but I’m working on it thanks for the advice sir.<br><br>So as for now, I took the second option you mentioned. I’m going for masters in management and received a letter from Strathclyde for MSC IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT.<br><br>But again I'm confused between the two universities.&nbsp;<br>- City University of London offering me an MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk<br>- Strathclyde is offering me MSc in Business Management.<br><br>What should be the good option as a future perspective? Which course has a good range of job opportunities in the UK! And which course will give me a better ROI.<br><br><br><br>Also after getting 4-5 years of experience post masters in the UK. I will plan for MBA as well and that too from any of the top 3 Business School in the UK (PRIORITY WILL BE LBS)
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Duncan

Bayes is the better option, by far. The Strathclyde MBM is not a functionally specialised degree,  nor is it at a better school, so it is not a variant of my second option. 

Bayes is the better option, by far. The Strathclyde MBM is not a functionally specialised degree,&nbsp; nor is it at a better school, so it is not a variant of my second option.&nbsp;
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But the MPM course modules are a bit less as compared to Strathclyde MBM. 
Also, the course is designed to be delivered as STEM MSC in Project Management and is offered by the City University of London, not the Bayes Business School.

I'm quite attracted to the business management course. And as I checked all the top business schools are already closed for 2022. 

I have only limited options For MIM.
 I got an offer for MIM from these Business School

- Cardiff University 
- University of Liverpool 
- Exeter Business School 
- Strathclyde Business School 

After watching the FT ranking, I think Strathclyde is on top.

But the MPM course modules are a bit less as compared to Strathclyde MBM.&nbsp;<br>Also, the course is designed to be delivered as STEM MSC in Project Management and is offered by the City University of London, not the Bayes Business School.<br><br>I'm quite attracted to the business management course. And as I checked all the top business schools are already closed for 2022.&nbsp;<br><br>I have only limited options For MIM.<br>&nbsp;I got an offer for MIM from these Business School<br><br>- Cardiff University&nbsp;<br>- University of Liverpool&nbsp;<br>- Exeter Business School&nbsp;<br>- Strathclyde Business School&nbsp;<br><br>After watching the FT ranking, I think Strathclyde is on top.
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Duncan

You are right and I am wrong. 

Were your earlier offers for MBA or MiM? 

How about targeting one business function like finance, accounting,  HR, marketing, operations, logistics etc and taking a functional masters in one of those at a better school?

You are right and I am wrong.&nbsp;<br><br>Were your earlier offers for MBA or MiM?&nbsp;<br><br>How about targeting one business function like finance, accounting,&nbsp; HR, marketing, operations, logistics etc and taking a functional masters in one of those at a better school?
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Duncan

Take a look at Durham, Cranfield and Henley business schools. 

Take a look at Durham, Cranfield and Henley business schools.&nbsp;
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Take a look at Durham, Cranfield and Henley business schools. 


Hi Duncan,

I have received these offer letters 


1- BAYES business school ( City university of london)
Conditional letter for- MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk (STEM) 


2- Henley Business School 
Conditional letter for - MSc in Management
 - MSc in Business Technology and Consulting. 



3- Strathclyde Business School
Conditional letter for
 - MSc in Business & Management with Professional Placement Year
.


4- Cardiff Business School 
Conditional letter for 

- MSc in Business & Management with Professional Placement Year
.





Earlier I had offers for an MBA program from- University of Birmingham 
- University of Liverpool 
- Loughborough University
- University of East Anglia 

But as you suggested earlier 
I think you have three options:
- Become a stronger candidate and attend an MBA at a very good school. For example, you could improve your written English, your GMAT and prepare a stronger application.
- Attend an MSc in a business function at a very good school. Those are the people with the highest placement rates, in terms of percentages employed.
- Pick from the options you have already. I think The Economist's MBA ranking shows the employment rate from most of those MBAs. Strathclyde is probably the best, but check The Economist's data.  




So I took the second option and got these MSc
Offers.
Now, can you help me making the right choice for a better future.

[quote]Take a look at Durham, Cranfield and Henley business schools.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan,
<div>
</div><div>I have received these offer letters&nbsp;
</div><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>1- BAYES business school ( City university of london)
</div><div>Conditional letter for</div><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">- MSc in Project Management, Finance and Risk (STEM)&nbsp;</span><br><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>2- Henley Business School&nbsp;
</div><div>Conditional letter for</div><div>&nbsp;- MSc in Management</div><br><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">&nbsp;- MSc in Business Technology and Consulting.&nbsp;</span><br><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>
</div><div>3- Strathclyde Business School
</div><div>Conditional letter for</div><br><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">&nbsp;- MSc in Business &amp; Management with Professional Placement Year
.</span><br><br><br>4- Cardiff Business School&nbsp;<br>Conditional letter for&nbsp;<br><br>- MSc in Business &amp; Management with Professional Placement Year
.
<br><br><div><br><br><br>Earlier I had offers for an MBA program from<div>- University of Birmingham&nbsp;<br>- University of Liverpool&nbsp;<br>- Loughborough University<br>- University of East Anglia&nbsp;<br><br><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">But as you suggested earlier&nbsp;</span></div><br>[quote]I think you have three options:
</div><div>- Become a stronger candidate and attend an MBA at a very good school. For example, you could improve your written English, your GMAT and prepare a stronger application.
</div><div>- Attend an MSc in a business function at a very good school. Those are the people with the highest placement rates, in terms of percentages employed.
</div><div>- Pick from the options you have already. I think The Economist's MBA ranking shows the employment rate from most of those MBAs. Strathclyde is probably the best, but check The Economist's data. &nbsp;[/quote]<br><br><br><br>So I took the second option and got these MSc<br>Offers.<br><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent;">Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">can you help me making the right choice for a better future.</span><br></div>
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Duncan

We have established that the City MSc is not at Bayes. I think that reduces its value. Henley and Strathclyde are better than Birmingham at the MSc level, so I would focus on those. Read my post on using LinkedIn, linked from my profile page, and see which of those schools is better networked for your goals. Other things being equal, Henley has a better climate. 

We have established that the City MSc is not at Bayes. I think that reduces its value. Henley and Strathclyde are better than Birmingham at the MSc level, so I would focus on those. Read my post on using LinkedIn, linked from my profile page, and see which of those schools is better networked for your goals. Other things being equal, Henley has a better climate.&nbsp;
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Thanks for your help Duncan.
I must say you're doing a great job.

So, as you mentioned about LinkedIn I just did some research and found that Strathclyde has a more strong alumni network than Henle. Most of the Henley alumni had taken their higher degrees from some top-notch colleges after completing their MS. However, If I talk about Strathclyde most of them are working in top companies with their MBM degree only.

So, I'll go with Strathclyde MBM.



Also, I want to know one more thing that you mentioned about Henley Climate.
Here this climate you're referring about the actual climate or this climate is referred to as the Henley student's atmosphere!

[Edited by Akaash2861 on Jul 23, 2022]

Thanks for your help Duncan.<br>I must say you're doing a great job.<br><br>So, as you mentioned about LinkedIn I just did some research and found that Strathclyde has a more strong alumni network than Henle. Most of the Henley alumni had taken their higher degrees from some top-notch colleges after completing their MS. However, If I talk about Strathclyde most of them are working in top companies with their MBM degree only.<br><br>So, I'll go with Strathclyde MBM.<br><br><br><br>Also, I want to know one more thing that you mentioned about Henley Climate.<br>Here this climate you're referring about the actual climate or this climate is referred to as the Henley student's atmosphere!
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Duncan

I am literally talking about the mild climate and sunshine of the Thames valley, in contrast to colder, wetter, darker Scotland (where I live). 

I am literally talking about the mild climate and sunshine of the Thames valley, in contrast to colder, wetter, darker Scotland (where I live).&nbsp;
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