MBA in DBS or Griffith College in Dublin?

General Forum
  • Posted by Sevinc on 07/03/13 4:33pm

    I have been admitted MBA in two school. DBS and Griffith College (International Business). I have to choose one of them.
    I need some help to choose. Please share your thought and reason why you choose.
    I have already MSc in agricultural economis but need more MBA. I have already working in international development since 2009. That MBA helps to have more job opportunities in development area.the other MBA options are so expensive and I could not afford it. that is why I applied these inst. due cheaper option compare the others
    thank you in advance and looking forward to hearing

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/03/13 8:44pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. I would choose the one that helps me more with reaching my goals. If your goal is to get a job at specific employers or in a specific industry, I would make sure that your MBA at these schools really is accepted and recognized by these firms. I recommend you to

      • Identify some potential target employers that you would like to work for in the future
      • Contact their HR departments and ask if they know your MBA schools and if they would acknowledge an MBA from them
      • Finally, ask the schools which companies come to campus to recruit MBAs and where their MBAs find a job directly after graduation. Then you see if these are the firms you want to work for.

      If the reputation of your business school in the eyes of companies is less important for you - for instance, if your primary goal is to gain knowledge and develop management competence - then you can ignore my points above. Then I would have a closer look at the curriculum and talk to current students and alumni (ask them how satisfied they are). You get their contacts (at least to one or two) via the admissions departments.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by louise on 07/10/13 11:58am

      Hi Sevinc,

      I work at Griffith College with the Graduate Business School and I definitely think Thomas’ answer is a good idea to help make your decision, particularly contacting potential employers in an industry you would like to work in.

      In relation to the Griffith College MBA I would recommend that you come on campus and meet with the MBA course director who would be more than happy to talk to you about the course, the companies we work with and your prospects after the course. As Thomas has suggested we can also arrange for you to talk to some alumni about the course.

      If you would like to arrange a visit please let me know.

      Best wishes,


  • Posted by AnkitDeore on 06/27/19 9:48am

    I completed my graduation in engineering and pgdm in marketing and 2 years of experience in banking and I have offer letter for MSc in business management from Griffith and DBS but now I m confused which one is better for this course and for job perspective

  • Posted by thomas.graf on 06/27/19 3:18pm


    the best program/school is the one between the best fit between your goals and the program's benefits.

    First, you analyze your (career) goals.
    Second, you analyze the school or program
    Third, you analyze another school or program.
    Fourth, you determine whoich school/program offers more benefits to reach your goals.
    Fifhth, you apply where you have the greater fit .

    So far for the theory. In practice, there are several ways to analyze programs and assess their benefits. I describe them in my eBook Business Masters - How you find the best Master in Management or MBA. E.g., you can find out which schools recruit on the campus just to see if your favorite companies or some of their competitors have connections with the school. If not, it may be a signal of less benefits for you.

    Best wishes,

    By Thomas Graf
    Author of the MIM eBook