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New post 05 Mar 2014, 10:38
Thanks for clarifying many questions.... As you mentioned, Cranfield is a top ranked college in UK but why it doesn't reflect in various rankings. For an example, the FT ranking for this program is slipping 2012 onwards. As a current student, can you please add some insights here....
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Dear Friends;

In last one month, I have gone through lot of dilemma on joining Cranfield. Today, I have closed it officially through responding it to Cranfield. I have also shared my analysis on decision with Cranfield. I hope that Cranfield along with other schools may influence U.K. government on relaxing Work Visa permit for MBA graduates.

I am sharing with you all on what I have written to Cranfield

The various reasons for which I have to turn down the offer are as follows:-
1) There is very high risk on investment, as chance of getting the job for Asians is very less. There are 27000 companies in U.K. who are authorized for sponsoring the non European professionals.
2) Job opportunity for Non IT professional is even tough.
3) The tuition fee is quite high .
4) The financial times ranking of Cranfield MBA is consistently dropping (2010 - 26th, 2011 - 34th, 2012 - 36th, 2013 - 38th, 2014 - 46th).

The very stringent work visa policy at U.K. is most cautious and decision making factor in joining any U.K. MBA program. According to my research, the actual employment rate for the UK based universities is actually almost 50% ONLY. And this 50% includes the local people - it is very difficult for Asians to crack something special, because when the company has to sponsor for the visa, they need to give in writing to government that what you have which a local UK professional doesn’t have.

Friends, I have another choice in my hand which is XLRI, Jamshedpur and I have decided to join GMP program which is starting from 13th June 14.

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New post 09 Mar 2014, 23:54
Thanks Amit for your analysis ..I would like to add some of my thoughts on your analysis:-
1)the job market has fewer takers for non EU market for sure.Talking to Alumni i found that student start connecting to employers very early in the programs to cover up for the turn around time. But the situation is not as good as it used to be 2 years back ,that's what they told me.
2) in terms of investment ,it is better to look at 5 year return on investment instead of immediate gains. The opportunity cost is pretty low for cranfield and in in par with Warwick or manchester etc.US colleges will charge upto 2 time for the MBA degree there.
3)Ranking wise i also found that Cranfield is slipping .But people have rated the experience in cranfield very high and the career assistance is also highly rated among its peers.
XLRI is cheaper and also highly rated in India and i think based on your requirements you have made a right choice Amit.
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Any current students/alums who can throw more light on the issue.
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New post 07 Jun 2014, 12:36
Hi everyone,

I have been offered a place in the Cranfield MBA program and have been contemplating on whether to join it or not. I have heard a lot of concern about working in the UK and it is difficult for non-EU students in particular to land a job.

I have done an extensive search on the net and have seen people on either side. I would like to quote a particular an answer by Admissions Director of Judge Business school who says "Non-EU students are still receiving job offers in the UK. What has happened though is that there is a widespread perception that the UK is closed to non-EU students, when the reality is greatly different.

Yes, the UK has tightened its work visa regime but in many respects, non-EU MBA students are exempted from many aspects of the visa regime. For example, there are no caps on non-EU students, and if a non-EU student accepts a job offer during the period of their student visa, the student is not counted towards the annual quota of Tier 2 visas, nor is the employer obliged to comply with labour market testing.
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Can anybody answer how much of a concern it really is currently is? Perhaps an answer who is near the ground reality would be in better position to answer this.

How many of you can I expect to see at the school?

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New post 25 Jun 2014, 21:24
I don't know about other sectors. But getting a job in the UK banking sector could be difficult unless you have prior work exp in the sector. That's what I have heard from alumni. I am taking up the offer at Cranfield.
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