I am thinking of going for the MSc in Analytics and Consulting in Warwick.
I wish to pursue my career in the field of Management Consulting.
Do you think it is the right course?
What about MSc Management Science & Operational Research?
What school and course did you decide for yourself?
First things first - Warwick's programmes are top class. I made it to BAC. A shame I was late in applying to MSOR: I was told, however, that I would be allowed to switch (they are sister courses, after all) if there was any last-minute vacancy. But this info came in rather late and I had to make a decision by then.
I chose to enrol at UCL's Master of Management programme. There were a number of factors that I had to consider - location played a big role. This is not to belittle Coventry in any way. But studying in London, to me, was more appealing at this level.
Furthermore, the project opportunities are fantastic. My dissertation will be on a real-world project and not a research project (which is the case at Warwick - only a limited number get to do a real-world consultancy project).
UCL's programme has been modelled along the lines of the one that is offered at London Business School - in fact, we do have a couple of modules that have been assigned tutors from LBS.
As regards your aim - I concur. MSOR/BAC/MM are all equally suited for a Management Consultant. The difference is that MSOR is the most number crunching of the three programmes. Followed by BAC. I have an Operations module as part of my MM programme which will, in some way, add to the number crunching bit.
So... MSOR and BAC are more specialised programmes (as evidenced from Warwick's website!) - while MM looks to make you more rounded - covering all major areas (helps if you choose, say, consultancy in a bank, etc.)
I don't have any regrets - UCL understands that this programme is only in to its second year and they definitely are fine-tuning it and helping us in every possible way.
However - do not get swayed by my opinion alone. Do your research. (I'm sure you will!)
Good luck! And feel free to ask your questions in this thread...
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