MIB at Grenoble or HULT? Need Help

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  • Posted by muthutech08 on 07/25/12 11:39am

    Hello,

    I got accepted to both Grenoble and HULT for the MIB program. I had initially applied only for Grenoble and as a backup i had applied for HULT.. Unexpectedly i got both my acceptance letters yesterday.. Im now confused as to which to accept. The Hult clases start in sep 2012 and so they need a confirmation in by 30 th of July. Grenoble however i have more time.

    This is the confusion i have

    The Grenoble MIB specifically is very highly ranked -top ten in the world. Also the tution and living expense is much lower which i something to be considered since its a Masters degree and not an MBA. But the overall GRENOBLE school does not come into the top 100 Global Ranking.

    Now the HULT Business school in around the 65th rank-but only for MBA. But it is not known for its Masters courses. Also the fees structure in very high along with the living expense in LONDON(Campus that i chose). But i went through some articles and reviews on net that says some negatives and that anyone can get in. I have to admit i got the acceptance in just 1 day after i applied. That was a little fishy.
    The only thing attractive about HULT is their global rotation program and that the course is just 1 year and we have an option of getting into their mba program easily. And the other thing is its a U.S accredited degree.

    They gave me a scholarship also. But even with that i ll be spending nearly double of that i ll have to spend in Grenoble.

    My goal is to finish the MIB and then work for maybe 2 years and then do my MBA at a top b-school like HEC or INSEAD or IE-Spain.

    But I am really confused now on whether i should take HULT or Grenoble. i dont want to be spending so much and then finally ending up with a mediocre job since i need to be able to finance my next MBA also.

    Kindly help me out in this situation.

    Thanks
    Muthukumar

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 07/26/12 2:53am

      Hi Muthukumar,

      thank you for your interesting question. I have some inspirational thoughts for you that may help you solve this question.

      First of all, you said that you plan to do a Master, then work 2 years or so, and then do an MBA. I would recommend you forget about the MBA right NOW. MBA programs are for professionals with a minimum of 3 years (sometimes 2 years) of work experience, sometimes 5 or 6 years. MBAs are for people who feel like needing more knowledge and skills or a renowed title to qualify for leadership roles or change careers. ALL OF THIS IS IRRELEVANT NOW for you. So, I would forget about it. WHETHER you feel like doing an MBA in 2, 3, or 5 years or not is something that you will see THEN. Maybe you will do it, maybe not. Not important now.

      Having said that, most important for you now is to find an education that helps you find a job afterwards that you are satisfied with. So, I recommend you concentrate your research on this question: Which of the two programs can bring you closer to your career goals?

      • If one of the two is clearly better suited than the other - ok, then you take it.
      • If both are equally BAD suited than you don't take anyone.
      • If both are equally WELL suited than you choose the cheaper one or the one where you feel more comfortable etc.

      Now, before you screen the programs you should specify your career goals directly after graduation. Do you know already the industry you want to work in? The task? Some potential employers? The country or geographic area?

      • If yes screen the programs ALONG these goals. For example, if you are interested in Consulting and no consulting firm comes to campus or if no graduate from the program has ever found a job in consulting after graduation - then maybe the program is not desigend to meet your career goals.
      • Check the program websites for statistics; talk to the schol's career service; and ask the school to bring you in touch with ex-students (alumni) and contact them - they can let you know about their experience and what they observed along their fellow students.

      So, I think that these thoughts could instigate a new view or approach for you how to evaluate the programs. Move on along these thoughts and you should find answers that will eventually help you in your decision.

      Best wishes
      Thomas

    • Posted by on 07/30/12 10:22pm

      muthutech08 Wrote:

      Hello,

      I got accepted to both Grenoble and HULT for the
      MIB program. I had initially applied only for
      Grenoble and as a backup i had applied for HULT..
      Unexpectedly i got both my acceptance letters
      yesterday.. Im now confused as to which to accept.
      The Hult clases start in sep 2012 and so they need
      a confirmation in by 30 th of July. Grenoble
      however i have more time.

      This is the confusion i have

      The Grenoble MIB specifically is very highly
      ranked -top ten in the world. Also the tution and
      living expense is much lower which i something to
      be considered since its a Masters degree and not
      an MBA. But the overall GRENOBLE school does not
      come into the top 100 Global Ranking.

      Now the HULT Business school in around the 65th
      rank-but only for MBA. But it is not known for its
      Masters courses. Also the fees structure in very
      high along with the living expense in
      LONDON(Campus that i chose). But i went through
      some articles and reviews on net that says some
      negatives and that anyone can get in. I have to
      admit i got the acceptance in just 1 day after i
      applied. That was a little fishy.
      The only thing attractive about HULT is their
      global rotation program and that the course is
      just 1 year and we have an option of getting into
      their mba program easily. And the other thing is
      its a U.S accredited degree.

      They gave me a scholarship also. But even with
      that i ll be spending nearly double of that i ll
      have to spend in Grenoble.

      My goal is to finish the MIB and then work for
      maybe 2 years and then do my MBA at a top b-school
      like HEC or INSEAD or IE-Spain.

      But I am really confused now on whether i should
      take HULT or Grenoble. i dont want to be spending
      so much and then finally ending up with a mediocre
      job since i need to be able to finance my next MBA
      also.

      Kindly help me out in this situation.

      Thanks
      Muthukumar

      Hi Muthu,

      Thank you for your post and thank you Thomas for the valuable feedback. If I can add a couple of pointers towards solving your problem.

      I was in a similar situation as you were sometime back where I got admission from Hult as well as from Thunderbird school of business. My decision: I went to Hult for September 2012 session and there were a number of reasons why I chose Hult.

      1. Firstly, as you mentioned the Global Rotation Program. Being able to visit,study and experience 3 different locations in 1 year was on the top. Not only that the global network of friends spanning 120 different nationalities and the learning and exposure which I could get is the biggest take away for myself.
      2. Secondly, Hult MIB program is ranked in the top 3 in the world.
      3. But it is not only the ranking which is important. Another take away is that after completing the MIB program I could convert all the credits which I earned in MIB program to MBA and I can do the MBA at any other campus of Hult after getting 3 years of work experience.
      4. Take away number 4: one of very interesting aspects of Hult is that students can come back every single year to any of the campuses globally and take one course completely free of charge. I think they call it the life long learning program and all the alumni can participate in it.
      5. Take away No. 5. It is a US degree and focuses more on practical learning and in the last module students work with one of the leading companies or fortune 500 companies and complete a project for them. Hult arranges this for you. :)
      6. It is a 1 year program therefore cost of living is important and so is the ROI. :)

      These are just some of the reasons why I chose Hult and I have also spoken with Alums and also with the current students. The impression which I got after speaking with them is that if a student start looking for jobs from day 1 and work hand in hand with the career services department, you are bound to get a job with in one year. Some of the student got jobs in there 3rd month inside the program which is pretty amazing.

      I hope the above answers helps you in making the right decision.

      Best

      Sam

    • Posted by evelynhughes131 on 06/17/14 12:28pm

      Hello

      I am Evelyn and i have completed my MBA From Hult London. I don't have any idea about MIB at Grenoble, But have a great experience at Hult So I will suggest Hult on-behalf of it.

      WHY HULT

      I was fascinated by the one-year plan, the range of Hult’s student system, and the opportunity to rotate to Hult’s campuses across the globe.

      LIVING AT HULT

      The atmosphere on campus was simply fantastic.We were all in the very same situation-we were on your own and about to get started on a new lifestyle for 12 months.We developed deep relationships, some of which have lasted right up until nowadays. We partied, studied and traveled and shared a memorable year together.

      A GLOBAL HULT EXPERIENCE

      My home campus was London, and I rotated to Shanghai.

      I had always wanted to study in London for three main reasons: I had never been to Europe before the MBA and London was a huge-multicultural and 24-hour city that had also achieved worldwide academic recognition.

      I decided to go to Shanghai because my family lives in China and I wanted to have a different life experience in a place where the culture is totally distinctive from my own.

      I am still happy with the choices I made in that time because I just loved both cities and I had the opportunity to learn and develop tolerance and patience, and a more open attitude towards different customs. Nowadays, I feel completely sure that I can adapt myself to different groups, places, and situations.

      I feel tremendously lucky to have friends and Hultians to contact in many cities all over the world. I am sure that the diversity in the class is the most important benefit of Hult.

      MY CAREER

      My MBA and Master of Finance from Hult helped me more competitive in the job market, which helped me to get a good job at probably the most important Peruvian holdings. Now I have a job with greater responsibility and more experience of higher levels of management. Financially, I was able to triple my previous salary.

    • Posted by souhayls on 06/19/14 12:14am

      These last two posts are from a HULT representative... They posted the SAME THING here:

      http:// gmatclub.com/forum/avoid-hult-121715 . html

      and here:
      www. docstoc. com/docs/171269700/Hult-Reviews-For-MBA-In-The-Words-Of-Maria-Sofia-Yi

      (A girl named "Maria Sophia" posted the same thing here)

      How could "Maria Sophia" and "Evelyn" have the SAME experience? It's a copy/paste

      Avoid HULT, you'll thank me later

      Just check out on other websites like wallstreetoasis.com, gmatclub.com, beatthegmat.com or any other website about MBA/B-Schools and you'll see what I mean

    • Posted by jake on 06/24/14 7:39am

      Hello Everybody.

      Reading reviews from Hult Alumni attached with their linkedin profile is the best way to gauge a school. Why don't you guys read real hult reviews posted by Hult alumni here: http:// www. hultreviews. com

      This would definitely end most of your doubts.

      Cheers,

      Jacob Parackal
      MIB, 2011, London Campus
      Hult International Business School