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Urgent help needed - LBS 2011 vs Oxford Said next week

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Urgent help needed - LBS 2011 vs Oxford Said next week [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 05:59
I just received an offer for LBS class of 2013 starting August next year. I have already paid Oxford's 5000GBP reservation fee and am preparing to start next month.

I am however seriously considering declining the offer to resume at LBS next year. What do you guys think? I need to decide before this weekend. Hellllllllp!!!!!
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Re: Urgent help needed - LBS 2011 vs Oxford Said next week [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 07:19
Tayooye,

Interesting. It sounds like you would rather go to LBS. Will you be able to keep your job for another year? Is the difference between SBS and LBS worth the additional 2 years before moving to your next job? I assume you're already in the UK...
Evaluate your reasons for making your decision, talk with your family, and make sure you can afford it. If so, 5000 GBP (plus the added 2 years and costs of LBS) may not be as important to your future as will your choice of B-School. Good luck!

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Re: Urgent help needed - LBS 2011 vs Oxford Said next week [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 19:55
very interesting dilemma.

are you focused purely on finance? if so i'd consider the LBS offer. if not, i wouldn't bother...simply because 1. you have to wait a yr, 2. it costs more, 3. it's a 2 yr program vs. Oxford's 1 yr, and 4. your MBA's only going to get you in the door for an interview...what happens afterwards is up to you...and in terms of opening doors, LBS isn't going to do that much more for you than Oxford (especially if you want to work abroad).

the thing you hear about Oxford's reputation is that the further you go from England, the more reputable the Oxford brand name is. so unless you're dead fixed on doing finance in London, i'd say the advantages of a LBS degree < the disadvantages of graduating a full 2 yrs later than your alternative.
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