Vanderbilt MBA vs UCD Dublin MBA


I have offers from both these colleges. Fees and location are not my constraints. Which program offers a better MBA ?

I have offers from both these colleges. Fees and location are not my constraints. Which program offers a better MBA ?
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Duncan

This depends on your goals. If you want to return to your own country, I would pick Vanderbilt. 

This depends on your goals. If you want to return to your own country, I would pick Vanderbilt. 
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This depends on your goals. If you want to return to your own country, I would pick Vanderbilt. 

Thank you for the reply Duncan.
I would prefer to work away from home for a few years atleast. I am open to working anywhere. Which college would be better ?  Owen MBA has a very nice alumni and the post MBA salaries are very competitive,  on the other hand,  UCD is a top college in Ireland. Vanderbilt is ranked higher than Owen. Ranking is a factor but I am also looking at employment opportunities. I have applied to Rice(Jones) and Teper, but am yet to receive an updates on that. So for now, these are my best two options. Please guide.


[Edited by Komal Nayak on Jan 12, 2023]

[quote]This depends on your goals. If you want to return to your own country, I would pick Vanderbilt.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>Thank you for the reply Duncan.<br>I would prefer to work away from home for a few years atleast. I am open to working anywhere. Which college would be better ?&nbsp; Owen MBA has a very nice alumni and the post MBA salaries are very competitive,&nbsp; on the other hand,&nbsp; UCD is a top college in Ireland. Vanderbilt is ranked higher than Owen. Ranking is a factor but I am also looking at employment opportunities. I have applied to Rice(Jones) and Teper, but am yet to receive an updates on that. So for now, these are my best two options. Please guide.<br><br><br>
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Duncan

It's quite hard for international students to find work in the US, especially in the South. Take a look at 

Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
 

It's quite hard for international students to find work in the US, especially in the South. Take a look at&nbsp;
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It's quite hard for international students to find work in the US, especially in the South. Take a look at 

Best MBAs for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
 

Hi Duncan,

I also got offers from Southampton and Bath. Should I stil go for UCD ? Bath has competitive post MBA salaries and Southampton is also ranked a little below UCD in QS. 

[quote]It's quite hard for international students to find work in the US, especially in the South. Take a look at&nbsp;
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</div><div>Best MBAs for international students' placement&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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</div> [/quote]Hi Duncan,<br><br>I also got offers from Southampton and Bath. Should I stil go for UCD ? Bath has competitive post MBA salaries and Southampton is also ranked a little below UCD in QS.&nbsp;
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Duncan

UCD is much better and, considering the volatility in the UK, a safer bet. The only issue with Dublin is housing. 

UCD is much better and, considering the volatility in the UK, a safer bet. The only issue with Dublin is housing.&nbsp;
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UCD is much better and, considering the volatility in the UK, a safer bet. The only issue with Dublin is housing. 

I have a conditional offer from UCD, so I want to keep a few more options open. I am still waiting for a decision from Tepper and Rice from USA. 
Which would be another good option after UCD?

[quote]UCD is much better and, considering the volatility in the UK, a safer bet. The only issue with Dublin is housing.&nbsp; [/quote]<br>I have a conditional offer from UCD, so I want to keep a few more options open. I am still waiting for a decision from Tepper and Rice from USA.&nbsp;<br>Which would be another good option after UCD?
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Duncan

The schools on the best placement list are good options. 

The schools on the best placement list are good options.&nbsp;
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MKennedy

The schools on the best placement list are good options. 


That's a good list, although I wonder if there is an EU bias that results in a lot of EU schools showing up on the list.  Because of the visa-free movement of labour, moving countries within the EU (e.g. Spain to France) is a lot easier than moving from China or India to France.  If that list excluded EU to EU country movements, I think you might see the American or Canadian schools better represented in that list.  

I guess it really depends on who you are.  If you are an EU citizen, easier to shift countries within the EU so that list makes sense.  If you are Indian or Chinese, not so much.    

[Edited by MKennedy on Jan 18, 2023]

[quote]The schools on the best placement list are good options.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>That's a good list, although I wonder if there is an EU bias that results in a lot of EU schools showing up on the list.&nbsp; Because of the visa-free movement of labour, moving countries within the EU (e.g. Spain to France) is a lot easier than moving from China or India to France.&nbsp; If that list excluded EU to EU country movements, I think you might see the American or Canadian schools better represented in that list.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br>I guess it really depends on who you are.&nbsp; If you are an EU citizen, easier to shift countries within the EU so that list makes sense.&nbsp; If you are Indian or Chinese, not so much.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;
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Duncan

The participants in these programmes are generally not Europeans, are they? They are generally non-EU. 

The participants in these programmes are generally not Europeans, are they? They are generally non-EU.&nbsp;
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