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Re: Cranfield MBA? [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2008, 08:11
Hello Artemov,

Congrats!
When did you receive your offer for a place at Cranfield?
Have you applied for a scholarship or did you receive it with acceptance?

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I got an admit to Cranfield with 4000 GBP schol! :)
I was expecting a higher figure, though! :o
Can I send a pm to you?

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Re: Cranfield MBA? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2008, 11:08
I was also admitted to Cranfield with 10,000 GBP schol but I joined Oxford. Despite the fact that I did not join I think Cranfield is an extremely competitive program. It is good especially for Consulting as it is evident from its careers report.

Congrats to those who have got an admit from Cranfield.
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Hi ps_dahiya,

I was at SBS yesterday at the openday. Now that a few months have passed and you are into your 2nd term, what do you think of the program?

What have been the highlights/lowlights so far?
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Hi ps_dahiya,

I was at SBS yesterday at the openday. Now that a few months have passed and you are into your 2nd term, what do you think of the program?

What have been the highlights/lowlights so far?


No program is perfect and so is SBS. But overall I am liking the place as well as program. There is so much fun going on always and it is very difficult to keep up. This is true of all one year programs - Extremely Intense. Before coming keep your priorities straight otherwise you will not be able to put the focussed effort on your career goals because you will find everything interesting. The choice of electives is what I was looking for. But the career service is not what I expected. I have heard from my friends that all other UK programs (Cambridge, LBS, Cranfield) are also same as far as career service is concerned. Here the case may be that I am used to "Indian" style recruitment and now I am finding it totally opposite. Anyway, I am happy. If you have specific questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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Re: Cranfield MBA? [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 05:10
Thanks.
I received the admit last week.
As PS_Dahiya has indicated, one applies for the scholarship in the application and the offer of scholarship is made known with the admission offer.
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Hello Artemov,

Congrats!
When did you receive your offer for a place at Cranfield?
Have you applied for a scholarship or did you receive it with acceptance?

Cheers,

Artemov wrote:
I got an admit to Cranfield with 4000 GBP schol! :)
I was expecting a higher figure, though! :o
Can I send a pm to you?

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Re: Cranfield MBA? [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2008, 23:40
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I got an admit to Cranfield with 4000 GBP schol! :)
I was expecting a higher figure, though! :o
Can I send a pm to you?

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For anyone interested in getting a look at the social side of the Cranfield MBA, you can take a look at our group on facebook: Cranfield FT MBA 07/08


Hey what was your GMAT score ?
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2008, 03:02
I had scored 690 (V38 Q47), was never happy with it and thought a lot about the re-take. Once upon a time, I never imagined I would ever score less than 700, my practice tests confirmed that...but time was not on my side for an early re-take...and well...that's a long story...

I got an admit from Oxford recently :lol: and am exploring the means of finance for the programme at SBS.

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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2008, 10:52
Hi Artemov, congratulations!

I am also taking this school into account. By the way, why did you apply there? Cranfield is seems to be a very good school, but I never met any Russians going there.

So what have you decided ? SBS or Cranfield ? As for me, my application only at the very beginning (mastering GMAT), but I seriously consider Cranfield for its average applicants age (31).

Good luck to you !
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2008, 04:03
Hi.

We have 3 russians on the course this year.

Pm me and I can put you in touch if necessary.

Best of luck with all your applications,

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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2008, 04:50
Thanks for the wishes, ArtEast.
I am on the higher side of the age (38+) and I could fit into very few FT MBA programmes.
I am from India and I have decided on attending SBS.
Only time will tell about the correctness of my decision, but I let go the chance to attend LBS-Sloan Fellowship Programme because of a no. of personal reasons!

Best of luck for your future successes.

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Hi Artemov, congratulations!

I am also taking this school into account. By the way, why did you apply there? Cranfield is seems to be a very good school, but I never met any Russians going there.

So what have you decided ? SBS or Cranfield ? As for me, my application only at the very beginning (mastering GMAT), but I seriously consider Cranfield for its average applicants age (31).

Good luck to you !
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 04:01
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IF anyone has any queries on work and life on the Cranfield MBA please feel free to PM me.

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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 00:58
I'm actually targeting Cranfield as a backup choice for my MBA, if I will be dinged by other top 1-year programs in Europe.
From the information that I have reached, I have an idea that Cranfield is about the same league as SDA Bocconi, but since I am italian, I could be more interested in an internationa experience.
Furthermore, since I will be targeting for September 2009, fees for UK masters are going down in these months due to the exchange rate to Euro!

In which sectors is Cranfield MBA good for works and networks?

I am an engineering working in IT consulting, desiring to move in technology marketing, or tech start-up / VC.

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IF anyone has any queries on work and life on the Cranfield MBA please feel free to PM me.

Cheers,

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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 03:19
From the information that I have reached, I have an idea that Cranfield is about the same league as SDA Bocconi, but since I am italian, I could be more interested in an international experience.
Cranfield is highly recognized in UK due to its GM / executive education and has a strong alumni network in UK. I heard that actually many recruiters come to Cranfield campus. Moreover Cranfield focuses on personal development and networking (London!) for its candidates. I think that Cranfield is in the same league like Manchester, Imperial College, maybe ESADE, but yet below Oxbridge. I think that Cranfield is still underestimated and as a matter of fact not super famous outside of UK.

In which sectors is Cranfield MBA good for works and networks?
From what I heard, strong ties with AT Kearney and McK for their UK consulting arms. I am not sure if it is really recommendable for finance/IB. The Cranfield MBA is a GM programme and benefits from its mature and experienced candidates who probably return to their former career sectors.

Please note that I am NOT a current Cranfield student, but I have visited the campus and have talked to current students and alumni. Maybe Apieterse can provide you with more accurate information about Cranfield.

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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 11:29
We met quite a few Bocconi people at MBAT and the Dean also came and gave us a lecture, he was really excellent.

I would say that there are quite a few differences between Bocconi and Cranfield in terms of culture, my impression was that the student population at Bocconi was a lot younger than here at Cranfield, where pratical experience is held in high regard.

I would agree that Cranfield is underestimated outside of the UK, where it is not very well known. The school's history is strong here in the UK. Our Director, who is my tutor, has just been awarded an OBE by the Queen.
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 22:09
How are the placement services ?? How does it compares with Warwick WBS.. ??
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 12:44
The school has a full-time career services staff of 8 people who provide career guidance, mock interviews and CV reviews. In addition they point you towards opportunities that suit your profile.

This year the careers fair was attended by 24 companies including Arcelor Mittal, Rolls Royce,Microsoft, Amazon, Vodafone, etc, etc, etc.

On average we probably have 1 company recruitment presentation per week.

In addition we have had consulting alumni evenigs and finance alumni evenings.

The rest would be up to you.

No idea how this compares to Warwick.
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 22:29
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The school has a full-time career services staff of 8 people who provide career guidance, mock interviews and CV reviews. In addition they point you towards opportunities that suit your profile.

This year the careers fair was attended by 24 companies including Arcelor Mittal, Rolls Royce,Microsoft, Amazon, Vodafone, etc, etc, etc.

On average we probably have 1 company recruitment presentation per week.

In addition we have had consulting alumni evenigs and finance alumni evenings.

The rest would be up to you.

No idea how this compares to Warwick.


Thanks Apieterse.

For comparison, I meant how does the school compares to Wbs in general ?? In various rankings both are evenly matched ..
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 11:12
For anyone interested in updated info about Cranfield SOM, I just have been at a Preview day event and the impression is excellent.
Maybe the facilities and the surrounding environemnt aren't glamourous (e.g. as Oxford for Said), but the class presentation and the mini case-study were very clear taught, interactive and professional. The career service approach seems very helpful, going the extra-mile in defining your career objectives and really working hard on finding ways to land you the "dream job".
On the darker side, the campus may seem deserted, not really many "distractions"` from study and it's about 20 min drive from the nearest town (Milton Keynes). On the brighter side, there are plenty of on-campus accomodation places both for single and couples.
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2010, 10:29
a11c99 wrote:
For anyone interested in updated info about Cranfield SOM, I just have been at a Preview day event and the impression is excellent.
Maybe the facilities and the surrounding environemnt aren't glamourous (e.g. as Oxford for Said), but the class presentation and the mini case-study were very clear taught, interactive and professional. The career service approach seems very helpful, going the extra-mile in defining your career objectives and really working hard on finding ways to land you the "dream job".
On the darker side, the campus may seem deserted, not really many "distractions"` from study and it's about 20 min drive from the nearest town (Milton Keynes). On the brighter side, there are plenty of on-campus accomodation places both for single and couples.


Thanks for the info mate... when are u planning to apply ?
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Re: [[Cranfield]] MBA? [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2010, 11:56
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a11c99 wrote:
For anyone interested in updated info about Cranfield SOM, I just have been at a Preview day event and the impression is excellent.
Maybe the facilities and the surrounding environemnt aren't glamourous (e.g. as Oxford for Said), but the class presentation and the mini case-study were very clear taught, interactive and professional. The career service approach seems very helpful, going the extra-mile in defining your career objectives and really working hard on finding ways to land you the "dream job".
On the darker side, the campus may seem deserted, not really many "distractions"` from study and it's about 20 min drive from the nearest town (Milton Keynes). On the brighter side, there are plenty of on-campus accomodation places both for single and couples.


Thanks for the info mate... when are u planning to apply ?


:-) mate, I've already applied and got accepted with scholarship.
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