York vs Dundee vs Newcastle vs Aston vs Essex


Hi,

I am planning to do my MBA in the UK and I have been offered a place by the following Universities:

Sr. No. University Name
1 University of York (MSc - IB & SM)
2 University of Dundee (MSc - IB)
3 Aston University (MBA)
4 Newcastle University (MBA)
5 University of Essex (MBA)

A brief background about me:

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Work Exp: 3 years

Can you please help me choose between these B-schools? I have been offered a scholarship of 7k pounds by the University of Essex which will significantly reduce my tuition costs. Hence, I'm inclined towards Essex. Will it be worth it?

Furthermore, I plan on staying back and working in the UK so I have to choose a university basis its employability factor and I am more interested in an MBA rather than an MSc. I am also waiting to hear from Exeter (Msc), Aberdeen (MBA), Sussex (MBA), and Swansea (MBA). Which are the top 2 or 3 universities out of these you suggest I should aim for?

Hi,

I am planning to do my MBA in the UK and I have been offered a place by the following Universities:

Sr. No. University Name
1 University of York (MSc - IB & SM)
2 University of Dundee (MSc - IB)
3 Aston University (MBA)
4 Newcastle University (MBA)
5 University of Essex (MBA)

A brief background about me:

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
Work Exp: 3 years

Can you please help me choose between these B-schools? I have been offered a scholarship of 7k pounds by the University of Essex which will significantly reduce my tuition costs. Hence, I'm inclined towards Essex. Will it be worth it?

Furthermore, I plan on staying back and working in the UK so I have to choose a university basis its employability factor and I am more interested in an MBA rather than an MSc. I am also waiting to hear from Exeter (Msc), Aberdeen (MBA), Sussex (MBA), and Swansea (MBA). Which are the top 2 or 3 universities out of these you suggest I should aim for?
quote
StuartHE

There's a useful post on this site called "The sad facts about scholarships". Normally accepting a scholarship is a false economy because you attend a worse school rather than a better one. 

Why are you applying to these schools rather than schools with better placement? 

There's a useful post on this site called "The sad facts about scholarships". Normally accepting a scholarship is a false economy because you attend a worse school rather than a better one.&nbsp;<br><br>Why are you applying to these schools rather than schools with better placement?&nbsp;
quote

Thank you for your insight, Stuart. I had budget constraints hence went for these universities. I think these are the best ones I can get which have a tuition fee of 20k pounds or less. Could you please help me out by letting me know which are the top 2/3 out of these, in your opinion? I am planning for the January 2021 session.

Thank you for your insight, Stuart. I had budget constraints hence went for these universities. I think these are the best ones I can get which have a tuition fee of 20k pounds or less. Could you please help me out by letting me know which are the top 2/3 out of these, in your opinion? I am planning for the January 2021 session.
quote
Duncan

Is your Scottish option at the Aberdeen Business School, at RGU, or at the University of Aberdeen? 

Is your Scottish option at the Aberdeen Business School, at RGU, or at the University of Aberdeen?&nbsp;
quote

Hi Duncan, I'm talking about the MBA course at the University of Aberdeen. I've applied there recently so they might take a couple of more days to respond.

I'm really confused between Newcastle or Essex MBA degrees and the York or Dundee MSc degrees when it comes to employment. I am planning on accepting Aberdeen (if they make me an offer) or Newcastle. What do you suggest?

Hi Duncan, I'm talking about the MBA course at the University of Aberdeen.&nbsp;I've applied there recently so they might take a couple of more days to respond.<br><br>I'm really confused between Newcastle or Essex MBA degrees and the York or Dundee MSc degrees when it comes to employment. I am planning on accepting Aberdeen (if they make me an offer) or Newcastle. What do you suggest?
quote
Duncan

I don't have the time to review the placement data for those schools but, of course, I suggest you do that. UoAberdeen is a freshers MBA without meaningful international accreditation, and the oil industry is hit hard in that city where it's the major employer, so I would probably put Newcastle above that. 

I don't have the time to review the placement data for those schools but, of course, I suggest you do that. UoAberdeen is a freshers MBA without meaningful international accreditation, and the oil industry is hit hard in that city where it's the major employer, so I would probably put Newcastle above that.&nbsp;
quote

Thank you so much, Duncan. Will keep this in mind while making my decision.

Thank you so much, Duncan. Will keep this in mind while making my decision.
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

Birmingham, United Kingdom 29 Followers 275 Discussions
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 10 Followers 79 Discussions
Colchester, United Kingdom 8 Followers 24 Discussions

Other Related Content

Jan 23, 2020

AMBA Accreditation Awarded to the University of Sydney and ESSEX Business School

News Jan 23, 2020

Beyond London: MBA Programs in England

Article Jun 08, 2012

How MBA programs outside the capital can offer global, practical experience

The Top 10 Budget MBA Programs in the UK

Top List

An MBA in the UK can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be: here are the top MBAs in the UK for budget-minded students.

Hot Discussions