Strathclyde vs Durham


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Hi All!

I have got an offer from Strath and Durham for DL MBA. Few days before I got the offer, I had made my mind to go with strath because of better FT ranking and their course structure (they seem to have very diff prog structure then most of other business school ..focusing on strategy and secondly they give you opportunity to work on live organizational issue). But reading some of the post here I find strath is not so good in Industry interaction & fewer opportunities for placement . Is it true ?
I'm not so bothered about placement but can anyone help to compare with Durham (I have got Durham Finance MBA offer)?
Which one is better ( in terms of career progression, faculty) ?
I'm not looking for any other schools (after a long survey for course fees and ranking)

Thanks

Hi All!

I have got an offer from Strath and Durham for DL MBA. Few days before I got the offer, I had made my mind to go with strath because of better FT ranking and their course structure (they seem to have very diff prog structure then most of other business school ..focusing on strategy and secondly they give you opportunity to work on live organizational issue). But reading some of the post here I find strath is not so good in Industry interaction & fewer opportunities for placement . Is it true ?
I'm not so bothered about placement but can anyone help to compare with Durham (I have got Durham Finance MBA offer)?
Which one is better ( in terms of career progression, faculty) ?
I'm not looking for any other schools (after a long survey for course fees and ranking)

Thanks
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I have applied to those two as well (for the finance and accounting program), but I´m still waiting on their decision. I have Strathclyde pretty much in mind, because of its recognition. It appears that it is one of the best (within the tier 2) for business. Durham I have heard that there are a lot of rich kids, and that social life is not extraordinary. However, I came accross Reading University´s programs (including the ICMA Centre programs) and they have very good programs, with good faculty, and the subjects appear to be interesting. I´m seriously considering applying to that one too. (Does any body has some insights on Reading and ICMA??)
So based on my research, Strath is good for academics, city life is good, but diversity is not that great within the student body (and it´s far from London!).
Durham is good on academics, the school is small (too smal for some).
Students seem to be satisfied on these two schools, and the living costs are OK.

I have applied to those two as well (for the finance and accounting program), but I´m still waiting on their decision. I have Strathclyde pretty much in mind, because of its recognition. It appears that it is one of the best (within the tier 2) for business. Durham I have heard that there are a lot of rich kids, and that social life is not extraordinary. However, I came accross Reading University´s programs (including the ICMA Centre programs) and they have very good programs, with good faculty, and the subjects appear to be interesting. I´m seriously considering applying to that one too. (Does any body has some insights on Reading and ICMA??)
So based on my research, Strath is good for academics, city life is good, but diversity is not that great within the student body (and it´s far from London!).
Durham is good on academics, the school is small (too smal for some).
Students seem to be satisfied on these two schools, and the living costs are OK.
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ralph

When you say Reading do you mean the Henley flexible learning program?

If that's what you mean, then I'd definitely think that it's competitive with Strathclyde and Durham. Henley's been known for its EMBA programs, but is more of an up-and-comer in terms of its MBAs - and is starting to show up higher and higher in the rankings, if that means anything.

From what I've read about the online program, it enrolls far more people than the other two, which is good in that it might be more well-known in the business world... But there might be less personalized instruction, although what that means in a distance learning program is anybody's guess.

But having a triple accredited program, either traditional or online, is definitely a good thing.

When you say Reading do you mean the Henley flexible learning program?

If that's what you mean, then I'd definitely think that it's competitive with Strathclyde and Durham. Henley's been known for its EMBA programs, but is more of an up-and-comer in terms of its MBAs - and is starting to show up higher and higher in the rankings, if that means anything.

From what I've read about the online program, it enrolls far more people than the other two, which is good in that it might be more well-known in the business world... But there might be less personalized instruction, although what that means in a distance learning program is anybody's guess.

But having a triple accredited program, either traditional or online, is definitely a good thing.
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hi, i need to finalize between Bradford MBA and Strathclyde MBA. Please provide your inputs as both seem equally competitive. I need to know which one has higher demand with employers? even though strathclyde has triple accredition , i believe bradford is going to get its third one by next year. Kindly post your views.
Thanks

hi, i need to finalize between Bradford MBA and Strathclyde MBA. Please provide your inputs as both seem equally competitive. I need to know which one has higher demand with employers? even though strathclyde has triple accredition , i believe bradford is going to get its third one by next year. Kindly post your views.
Thanks
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