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Questions to recruiters about MBA ranking [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 12:14
Hello, guys,
I live in the UK and applying to business schools here. So far, I think, I was successful with my applications - I got places in good MBA schools, some schools offered me a scholarship.
1. Warwick –got an offer of a place.
2. Bath – waiting for reply.
3. Cranfield – got an offer of a place.
4. Henley - waiting for reply after interview.
5. Lancaster – invited for interview.
6. Ashridge – got an offer of a place.
What I start finding now is that there is little difference between business schools: they all promise (and usually deliver) high salary expectations and good career opportunities. I also suspect that many companies happily recruit graduates from these schools as well as MBA graduates from Cambridge, Oxford or LBS, i.e. in real live there is little difference between the very top schools and these ones. You can see how ranking of all schools changes every year, this again means reputation of business schools is very subjective.
So, could anybody explain to me what is the competitive advantage of each of these business schools? I read a few replies that, for example, Lancaster is strong in Finance, Warwick is good in Consulting and Cranfield in Marketing, but is it really like this? From my understanding, they are all strong in all these fields (not sure about Ashridge though), therefore they are ranked highly. And because many companies hire graduates for the same positions from several schools, again this shows in real life there is little difference among these business schools, it is your personal attributes will mainly determine how successful you will be with job offers, not the reputation of the school…
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Re: Questions to recruiters about MBA ranking [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2010, 23:39
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Re: Questions to recruiters about MBA ranking [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 13:58
I'm not really sure what you are asking for here. Recruiters never recruit from a school purely on its perceived strength. Recruiters usually have long standing relationships with these schools and typically recruit individuals on the individual's background and accomplishments. My suggestion would be to have a think about where you want to be after the MBA and then investigate whether recruiter from that firm or industry recruits from the particular school and make your decision based on that. Bear in mind that this does not preclude you from going into a school and contacting recruiters outside of the school's career services and seeking out jobs on your own.

Think of competitive advantage by way of strength of teaching and quality of faculty, strength and helpfulness of alumni, any location advantage (and of course relationship with powerful recruiters). Of course the marketing jargon for all schools often tout very similar strengths so it helps to look beyond this by visiting the school and getting a sense of what the current students are getting out of their experience.

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Re: Questions to recruiters about MBA ranking   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 13:58
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