Got offers, Help me decide a uni to start my MBA with


Mbanerd

Hi there,

As mentioned, I have secured the following offers
1) UIUC - Oct 23 -24k usd
2) Bayes - Sept 23 - 28k pounds
3) Durham - Sept 23 - 30k pounds
4) Bradford - Sept 23 - 19k pounds
5) Warwick - Jan 24 - 26k - 27k pounds (still awaiting official offer)

I have listed final costs, I am seeking to start a General MBA and advance forward in my career. Ik the limitations of online mba and I agree that it might not be the best decision but this is what I have to work with now. Out of these uni's which one has best career services and offers chances better reputation within global market? I dont want to compromise on my experience as it is most significant investment. Which uni will be the best out of all listed?

Hi there,

As mentioned, I have secured the following offers
1) UIUC - Oct 23 -24k usd
2) Bayes - Sept 23 - 28k pounds
3) Durham - Sept 23 - 30k pounds
4) Bradford - Sept 23 - 19k pounds
5) Warwick - Jan 24 - 26k - 27k pounds (still awaiting official offer)

I have listed final costs, I am seeking to start a General MBA and advance forward in my career. Ik the limitations of online mba and I agree that it might not be the best decision but this is what I have to work with now. Out of these uni's which one has best career services and offers chances better reputation within global market? I dont want to compromise on my experience as it is most significant investment. Which uni will be the best out of all listed?
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Duncan

Since you offer no insight on career goals, geographies or fit with specific business functions, only generic answers are available. Warwick has the better career services (according to the full-time FT ranking, 33rd), followed by Bayes (70th) and Durham (89th).  Warwick is £37k and the Bayes MBA is £32k. If you can get either for £27k to £28k, then that's impressive. 

Since you offer no insight on career goals, geographies or fit with specific business functions, only generic answers are available. Warwick has the better career services (according to the full-time FT ranking, 33rd), followed by Bayes (70th) and Durham (89th).  Warwick is £37k and the Bayes MBA is £32k. If you can get either for £27k to £28k, then that's impressive. 
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Mbanerd

Since you offer no insight on career goals, geographies or fit with specific business functions, only generic answers are available. Warwick has the better career services (according to the full-time FT ranking, 33rd), followed by Bayes (70th) and Durham (89th).  Warwick is £37k and the Bayes MBA is £32k. If you can get either for £27k to £28k, then that's impressive. 


My career goals are to progress to senior management level and seek remote opportunities to work for a company that is based off UK, US, Europe etc. I have experience of 6 years working in account management for SaaS companies. I am from India and I have previously worked in such a company from germany but due to personal issues had to quit, since then im unable to secure such positions. Now my aim to break into the international market and get a good job from companies in these regions.

Possibly get a job from the career support from these uni's. What would you rate UIUC in regards to these other uni's eg Bradford (as its closer to cost in UIUC) in comparison to other uni's such as bayes, durham and warwick.

[quote]Since you offer no insight on career goals, geographies or fit with specific business functions, only generic answers are available. Warwick has the better career services (according to the full-time FT ranking, 33rd), followed by Bayes (70th) and Durham (89th).&nbsp; Warwick is £37k and the Bayes MBA is £32k. If you can get either for £27k to £28k, then that's impressive.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>My career goals are to progress to senior management level and seek remote opportunities to work for a company that is based off UK, US, Europe etc. I have experience of 6 years working in account management for SaaS companies. I am from India and I have previously worked in such a company from germany but due to personal issues had to quit, since then im unable to secure such positions. Now my aim to break into the international market and get a good job from companies in these regions.<br><br>Possibly get a job from the career support from these uni's. What would you rate UIUC in regards to these other uni's eg Bradford (as its closer to cost in UIUC) in comparison to other uni's such as bayes, durham and warwick.
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Duncan

UIUC has a helpful set of resources here: https://giesgroups.illinois.edu/bcs/home/ I don't think it's well set up to support the job hunt in Europe, and I see very few remote roles in the US being offered to people without the right to work in the US. If your goal is to work abroad, I recommend that you focus on one country and then study a programme to help you acculturate and build your language skills. That isn't an MBA. Bradford probably has the most modest careers resources. 

UIUC has a helpful set of resources here: https://giesgroups.illinois.edu/bcs/home/ I don't think it's well set up to support the job hunt in Europe, and I see very few remote roles in the US being offered to people without the right to work in the US. If your goal is to work abroad, I recommend that you focus on one country and then study a programme to help you acculturate and build your language skills. That isn't an MBA. Bradford probably has the most modest careers resources.&nbsp;
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Mbanerd

UIUC has a helpful set of resources here: https://giesgroups.illinois.edu/bcs/home/ I don't think it's well set up to support the job hunt in Europe, and I see very few remote roles in the US being offered to people without the right to work in the US. If your goal is to work abroad, I recommend that you focus on one country and then study a programme to help you acculturate and build your language skills. That isn't an MBA. Bradford probably has the most modest careers resources. 


Thank you for your insight duncan. I'll be upfront, I'm not looking to give gmat because imo it is an additional expense for me due to being budget restrained. I am honestly wishing to go to emba or FT mba programs but cant due to costs. GMAT preparation takes time and i am unsure if i can score that good in gmat tbh and that time in preparation is wasted. Hence I'm more focused getting into the program through my work exp & my career trajectory.

I've applied to IIM Kozikhode and IIM Raipur for emba in india as well but they are not as highly ranked as warwick or uiuc. Being accepted into warwick has given me more hope. UIUC is diluted as they're not intaking a lot of students and the reddit reviews aren't helping either as people are being mean to it. I cannot find any info regarding career path outcomes from warwick online mba, no reviews, no student experiences anywhere. That's a red flag to me.

I've secured admission in warwick for 28k pounds and i'm still debating if logically is it a better choice? Just because rankings are good but no review of the program's students make me worried. Warwick has two modules on campus and that is very interesting to me. What would you recommend realistically? Would you personally take warwick over all other B schools? Please assist

[quote]UIUC has a helpful set of resources here: https://giesgroups.illinois.edu/bcs/home/ I don't think it's well set up to support the job hunt in Europe, and I see very few remote roles in the US being offered to people without the right to work in the US. If your goal is to work abroad, I recommend that you focus on one country and then study a programme to help you acculturate and build your language skills. That isn't an MBA. Bradford probably has the most modest careers resources.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for your insight duncan. I'll be upfront, I'm not looking to give gmat because imo it is an additional expense for me due to being budget restrained. I am honestly wishing to go to emba or FT mba programs but cant due to costs. GMAT preparation takes time and i am unsure if i can score that good in gmat tbh and that time in preparation is wasted. Hence I'm more focused getting into the program through my work exp &amp; my career trajectory.<br><br>I've applied to IIM Kozikhode and IIM Raipur for emba in india as well but they are not as highly ranked as warwick or uiuc. Being accepted into warwick has given me more hope. UIUC is diluted as they're not intaking a lot of students and the reddit reviews aren't helping either as people are being mean to it. I cannot find any info regarding career path outcomes from warwick online mba, no reviews, no student experiences anywhere. That's a red flag to me.<br><br>I've secured admission in warwick for 28k pounds and i'm still debating if logically is it a better choice? Just because rankings are good but no review of the program's students make me worried. Warwick has two modules on campus and that is very interesting to me. What would you recommend realistically? Would you personally take warwick over all other B schools? Please assist
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Duncan

No. If your funds were limited and your goals was to work in Europe, then you would be better off taking a free or cheap full-time MSc at a no-name state school in your target country. See mastersportal.com for options Even if you too a half-year language intensive programme to take a free course in the local language this would still be cheaper and more likely to lead to a job offer in Europe. 

No. If your funds were limited and your goals was to work in Europe, then you would be better off taking a free or cheap full-time MSc at a no-name state school in your target country. See mastersportal.com for options Even if you too a half-year language intensive programme to take a free course in the local language this would still be cheaper and more likely to lead to a job offer in Europe.&nbsp;
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