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MSc IS: Business IT or MSc Advanced Computer Science

  • Posted by - abhideep - on 12 July 2012 - 8:01am

    I have received two offers from University of Manchester (UK) for

    MSc IS: Business IT
    MSc Advanced Computer Science

    Please guide me which course should i take up. I have 3.5 years of experince in IT industry in India Please guide me which will be a better course in terms of getting high salary jobs in india/UK.


    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 13 July 2012 - 1:13pm

      Dear Abhishek,

      there are certainly several ways to approach your question. But most importantly you should use these two guidelines:

      1. CONTENT: What do you want to learn?
      Just compare the two curricula and talk to current students from both Masters (ask the admissions office to bring you in touch with them). Then you see what is more interesting for you.

      2. CAREER IMPACT: Which program helps you achieve your career goals?
      What are your career goals? Just to find a job in India? Or a specific job? At a specific company or in a specific industry? You need to clarify these questions for yourself. Then you have two options:

      • Get information from Manchester Business School (website and personal conversation) about their experience with the placement of people from India.
      • Contact some firms in India where you would like to work later in and ask them if they would recommend you do one program over the other.

      My gut feeling is that in terms of career impact there will not be much difference between the two programs. But by following my recommendations you can get a clearer picture on that.

      Best wishes