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vaibhav_21
Joined: 22 May 2012
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STRATHCLYDE / EDINBURGH / DURHAM / MANCHESTER -- MIM
Wed May 23, 2012 08:20 AM
Hi I am an engineering final year student and have decided to pursue a MSc in Management to change my career path from Engineering.
I have offers from the following schools:
STRATHCLYDE,EDINBURGH,DURHAM,MANCHESTER

I was going through the "FT Times-Masters in Management 2011 rankings" and saw that STRATHCLYDE is ranked as the fourth best in UK, and 26th best in the world.
But Everyone is saying that STRATHCLYDE MBA-2012 rankings have fallen down,its not that good anymore,as of now Edinburgh and Manchester are better than STRATHCLYDE FOR MIM.

I am really really confused

Please help me with the pro's and con's of each school. Specially considering that I am from INDIA and i need a school that will give me more opportunities to Network/attend events.

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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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STRATHCLYDE/EDINBURGH/DURHAM/MANCHESTER--MIM
Wed May 23, 2012 09:56 AM
No, I don't think everyone is saying the same thing. The MBA rankings are for MBAs. Use the MSc rankings. They show that Strathclyde and Edinburgh are stronger than Manchester and Durham.

If you are focussed primarily on the ability to network, rather than employment or salary outcomes, then the order of activity in the b-schools alumni base is Manchester > Strathclyde > Edinburgh > Durham [more or less in line with the size of the schools].

However, if someone wanted high salary then they would look at Edinburgh, and if they wanted the fastest route into work they would choose Strathclyde. Personally, I would choose Edinburgh out of those four.

PS But isn't the MBM at Strathclyde better than the other programmes?

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vaibhav_21
Joined: 22 May 2012
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STRATHCLYDE/EDINBURGH/DURHAM/MANCHESTER--MIM
Wed May 23, 2012 10:12 AM
YEAH that is what i am confused about...
MBM at STRATHCLYDE is good. But for "network+employment or salary outcomes" EDINBURGH is better!

But then STRATHCLYDE is 1 of only 48 business schools in the world (out of 3500) and only Scottish business school with triple international accreditation (AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS)


STRATHCLYDE OR EDINBURGH , which one to go for ??
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Duncan

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STRATHCLYDE/EDINBURGH/DURHAM/MANCHESTER--MIM
Wed May 23, 2012 10:41 AM
MBM has the clear advantage that it upgrades to an MBA. That might influence your plans. Strathclyde score much better on Careers in the FT ranking than Edinburgh, and slightly better for employment, placement and aims achieved. Salaries are higher from Edinburgh, and I guess that is because of the strong focus on finance.

I think the two options are very similar. Perhaps your choice should be between the cities? Glasgow is warmer but Edinburgh is dryer.
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kinginthenorth

Joined: 21 May 2012
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STRATHCLYDE / EDINBURGH / DURHAM / MANCHESTER -- MIM
Wed May 23, 2012 12:00 PM
You can also refer to Rankings by Guardian that were released yesterday. Strathclyde does better than Edinburgh.


www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2012/may/22/university-gu…


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