Forum: School selection (2 Comments)


  • Posted by - dani - on 7 March 2014 - 8:35pm

    I have been admitted both to HEC Paris and the LSE and I am now considering which university/b-school may fit more my profile. I want to undertake a career in marketing for companies such as Pearson, FT, The Economist Group, etc. As both school run good programs I would like to ask you which criteria should I refer to in order to make the right choice. Both the schools have advantages and drawbacks (ex. LSE is in Central London but it is expensive and lessons-hours are few, HEC far away from Paris but is not so expensive and there are more hours of lessons) so it is difficult to me to choose.
    I would be glad if you can help me.
    Best regards

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 9 March 2014 - 3:11pm

      Hi Daniel,

      congrats for that - I think you have gained admission to two great schools. I describe criteria for selecting schools and a step-wise approach in detail in my eBook "Roadmap to your Master in Business Degree". But the general idea is that you need to balance your career goals, resources, experience goals, and intuition to maximize your satisfaction with the program. The more you can find out the career potential of a program SPECIFICALLY for your individual career goals the better; but a Master is also an experience and not only a career tool - hence, you need to reflect what else you want to get from it. Finally, and after checking your resources (financing, but also requirements of your time and effort) you should include your intuition, on which campus you feel more comfortable or where you felt treated better.

      In my eBook I also describe how you can find the career potential of a program, particularly, by including more then one source of information. Given that you pay a lot for your education and a ridiculously low price of my ebook I recommend you reading it.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf