Posted by emanuelebormida on 03/28/13 9:21pm
Hi everyone, hope to find you well! I would like to have a piece of advice in order to choose a school. the choice is between the MIM at Cranfield or at IE. could you please tell me what your choice would be if you were in my shoes and why you would choose in that way? Thank you very much. i wish you the best!
Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/28/13 10:34pm
thank you for your question. You have picked two renowned schools - so there is no objective answer. Instead, your next steps is to reflect your (1)goals with Master in Management (MIM) and (2) the school/program profiles. Sounds simply but takes some time, thinking, and trade-off taking.
I give you some inspirations:
You can clear most questions by screeing the websites and by getting in contact with the schools' admissions and career service teams.
Once you are clear on what you want and the programs' strengths and weaknesses, you should go a step further:
Posted by emanuelebormida on 03/29/13 10:39am
Many thanks for your precious information. i wish you and this useful website all the best!
Posted by Thomas Graf on 03/29/13 11:15am
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Thanks a lot to you and all the bestThomas
Posted by ayesha2013 on 04/10/13 11:45am
@ thomas.graf Good job but i feel there is more recession in uk and Indian people are struggle to get jobs in uk and guys it will be a good decision to take graduation in spain rather than uk. or else why not study in other country for overseas studies.
Posted by Ashwanth on 04/22/13 1:59pm
Dear Ayesha and Thomas,
Hope you are at the best of your health! First, I would like to thank Mr.Thomas for providing such a wonderful website.With respect to my queries, Even I got admission in Cranfield School of Management, Msc Management. I chose this institution because of it's Reputation and Management Consultancy simulation and 3 month compulsory internship in organization, facing live project. As I want a career in Management Consulting firm, I think the prospect of implementing the theories learnt in the program in a 3 month internship is astounding.
But, After having discussions with Alumni and professionals in UK, Everyone point towards the low job market in UK and how the foreign students are returning home because of this. How far is this true?
I have offers from Aston, Strathclyde, Bath. With respect to FT rankings Cranfield is not there. But the reputation is there. I am struck in-between Aston, Strathclyde, Bath and cranfield. How far the rankings indicate the value? and Msc degree in Cranfield being new, is it going to affect it's value in anyway? Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks and regards,
Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/22/13 2:17pm
thank you for your question.
As for the job situation in the UK, I heard that the VISA restriction for people form outside of the UK have been restricted. If this is an important criterion for you to study there, I would do three things:
(1) Contact your embassy in London: They should be able to provide you with information.(2) Contact the school's career office ans ask them about their experience with placing non-British graduates in the UK.(3) Ask the admissions office to bring you in contact with someone who graduates within the last two years and has yoru nationality. Then interview him or her.
As for the Rankings, the schools need to have implemented a new program for at least three years until it can be included in the ranking. Hence, the fact that Cranfield is not included does not mean that the MIM has a weak quality. If you like the school - and I agree it has a great reputation - and if the program fits your needs (and I liked a lot your in-depth research and reflected position with respect to the program content) then I woudl ignore the ranking.
A good example is the IE Business School. Its Master in Management hasn't been in the Ranking even though the school was on position 1 on Best European B-Schools in 2012 - simply because the program was too young. Last year, eventually, it was included and reached position 6...
All the bestThomas
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