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Gigi27

Hi guys
I have received offers from these 3 schools plus Oxford Brookes, on their distance-learning MBA programme. Now comes the dilemna: which one to choose? I guess that, without considering how much it costs the obvious choice would be Warwick. It is so tempting but is it really worth it?
You will ask me why I bothered applying there then? Well, just because I trully thought I would be rejected but wanted to see anyway.
Strathclyde is well ranked worldwide (top 100 FT.) but its online MBA is not ranked.
Bradford is not in the top 100 worldwide but its online MBA was number 10 worldwide and it seems to enjoy a bit of a marmite reputation with recruiters outside the UK: love it or hate it.
Oxford Brookes is miles away from being in the top 100, it is even ranking at no. 359 on QS but its online MBA is in the top 10 by QS standards, not FT.
What to think about it? I want good education, great opportunities, thinking that my money is well invested.
Thanks for your thoughts...

Hi guys
I have received offers from these 3 schools plus Oxford Brookes, on their distance-learning MBA programme. Now comes the dilemna: which one to choose? I guess that, without considering how much it costs the obvious choice would be Warwick. It is so tempting but is it really worth it?
You will ask me why I bothered applying there then? Well, just because I trully thought I would be rejected but wanted to see anyway.
Strathclyde is well ranked worldwide (top 100 FT.) but its online MBA is not ranked.
Bradford is not in the top 100 worldwide but its online MBA was number 10 worldwide and it seems to enjoy a bit of a marmite reputation with recruiters outside the UK: love it or hate it.
Oxford Brookes is miles away from being in the top 100, it is even ranking at no. 359 on QS but its online MBA is in the top 10 by QS standards, not FT.
What to think about it? I want good education, great opportunities, thinking that my money is well invested.
Thanks for your thoughts...
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Duncan

Congratulatons onm being accepted to Warwick. It would be very strange to go somewhere worse, if you have the choice.

Congratulatons onm being accepted to Warwick. It would be very strange to go somewhere worse, if you have the choice.
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Gigi27

Thanks Duncan. I guess my biggest scare are the fees. It's gpb 30000, but when you add all the little extras that are not included then it comes more to gpb 40000... It's an investment.

Thanks Duncan. I guess my biggest scare are the fees. It's gpb 30000, but when you add all the little extras that are not included then it comes more to gpb 40000... It's an investment.
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Duncan

The investment is great value when you look at the higher average salary.

The investment is great value when you look at the higher average salary.
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Gigi27

Hi Duncan
Quick question: do you think it is possible to avoid an English proficiency test with a Verbal score of 40/41 on the GMAT?

Hi Duncan
Quick question: do you think it is possible to avoid an English proficiency test with a Verbal score of 40/41 on the GMAT?
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Duncan

Unlikely. The GMAT doesn't test listening or speaking.

Unlikely. The GMAT doesn't test listening or speaking.
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Dan85

Speaking from my experience, TOEFL is really a joke compared to the GMAT Verbal. I had 39 in GMAT Verbal and 118 in TOEFL, almost without any additional preparation effort...

Speaking from my experience, TOEFL is really a joke compared to the GMAT Verbal. I had 39 in GMAT Verbal and 118 in TOEFL, almost without any additional preparation effort...
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Duncan

Maybe, but the MBA is a classroom experience and the oral experience is really vital for most schools.

Maybe, but the MBA is a classroom experience and the oral experience is really vital for most schools.
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maury

Hi Duncan
Quick question: do you think it is possible to avoid an English proficiency test with a Verbal score of 40/41 on the GMAT?

Warwick should waive the TOEFL requirements if you've worked in an English-speaking environment for at least two years or did your undergrad in an English-speaking university.

[quote]Hi Duncan
Quick question: do you think it is possible to avoid an English proficiency test with a Verbal score of 40/41 on the GMAT? [/quote]
Warwick should waive the TOEFL requirements if you've worked in an English-speaking environment for at least two years or did your undergrad in an English-speaking university.
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