Forum: School selection (4 Comments)

Audencia Nantes School VS Erasmus RSM

  • Posted by - Alexander George Milionis - on 25 February 2014 - 4:43pm

    Hi there,

    I'm in the final year of 5-year studies at the Technical University of Crete (Greece) and i am studying Electronic and Computer Engineering.

    I'm considering Audencia and RSM master in Management.

    Audencia is No 31 and RSM No 5 in FT rankings.
    The first one has 16000 euro as fee and RSM just 2650.
    It's obvious that RSM is "better" BUT i need your opinion about pros and cons working as manager in Netherlands and France.

    Thank you very much. (p.s. i also have in my mind belgium's, tell me sth for that)..

    • Posted by - Alexander George Milionis - on 17 August 2014 - 10:24am

      Thank you very much for your time!! I bought ebook that i hope will help me for doing the right choice.

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 26 February 2014 - 11:02am

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. First, instead of saying that RSM is "better" I recommend becoming more specific and trying to determine "better for what?". For instance, if your goal is to work in France, maybe Audencia is much "better" for you due to the school's local contacts. If your budget is very limited, then RSM seems to be the better choice. In terms of international recognition, RMS may be better as well, for instance, due to their MBA reputation. The question then is, however: Do you need international recognition?

      The bottom line here is: Check out what you really need for your career goals. Particularly, try to reflect the target industry or even target employers and try to find out which school offers you the better benefits to achieve your goals. For instance, if you want to work for an international consulting company - does this firm (or its competitors at least) recruit students from the specific program?

      This basically answers your other questions as well as it all depends on what you want. I don't know about the "pros and cons working as manager in Netherlands and France" - this is something you need to determine by yourself - for instance, by talking to people who live and work there.

      Also "tell me something about Belgium Masters" is not the way how it works here. First, the word "please" is missing here. Particularly, if you communicate with business schools I recommend you to take use of such words that express politeness. It will help you.

      Second, "telling something" about Belgium Masters is a too broad and superficial approach. You need to analyze the programs you are interested in and determine quality criteria.

      I already gave a lot of tips in this Forum how to do that. Also, you may find my soon-coming ebook very useful for this. But as a start, I recommend making a list of all Belgium MIM programs (there are not too many) and analyze them according to international accreditation and ranking positions (not only the MIM ranking but also MBA and European Business School Ranking provided by the FT). After this rather broad analysis, you move on refining it by analyzing the schools' career statistics.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by - Alexander George Milionis - on 25 February 2014 - 4:57pm

      i forgot to tell you that telling RSM master program i was meaning master in management for non-business canditates (not the international master in management that is listed in FT rankings 2013!!)