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Im an Electrical Engineer with 7 yrs exp in the Electric Utility/Renewable Energy sector. I have EU passport (Italian cit.). Im looking to continue working in the energy industry and change country. (Target companies EDF/Shell/BP/E.ON). I want to stay in UK after my MBA or in Germany/Netherlands (Brexit). I dont speak German/Dutch.

Based on my profile and goals, which b-school to choose? I've highlited the main points for four schools Ive applied/been admitted:

1) Cranfield (MBA Energy) - 44.000 (50% scholarship)
Pros: Cheapest/Specific Energy Business modules/Decent Ranking/Strong network in UK and links with industy/Positive alumni reviews and satisfaction
Cons: Location middle of nowhere/Brexit issue/Cranfield great slip in ranking in the last years 30-40th to 70th/Small class size.

2) ESMT Berlin - 43.500 (20% scholarship)
Pros: Berlin!! (the best location, inexpensive and so cool)/German strong economy and prosperity/Jobs conditions in German and excelent quality of life
Cons: Language barrier-only 20% offers available for positions in English/graduated students dissatisfaction with Career Service and poor Network however all end up working in Germany/Mannheim-Whu better reputation in Germany/Young b-school and the Program is new in 2020

3) Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - 52.000
Pros: Great Curriculum (sustainability focus) and b-school reputation & network/better ranking/Job postions in English/Excelent quality of life in the Netherlands
Cons: Expensive/drop in rank from 30-40th to 55th/Uncertainty about b-school reputation outside The Netherlands (mainland Euope)

4) Imperial College - 59.000
Pros: London (best student city and opportunities)/Reputation as one of the best university and prestigious network/Top 40 ranking positions/Exciting program curriculum w/real world experience, connection with others faculties and innovation focus
Cons: The most expensive but I dont know if it carries such a high brand value over Cranfield in UK market in terms of job offers/Brexit issue

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New post 26 May 2019, 20:48
I see that there is a big focus on rankings in your perception about these programs. Stay away from rankings - look at the alum and jobs reports.
FT rankings have a ton of Asian schools that have suddenly risen in the ranking, and that would explain the drop in European school rankings-but look at the jobs that participants get after graduating. Jobs sum up all the recruiters perceptions, schools teaching, network and everything else.

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JohnBerto wrote:
Im an Electrical Engineer with 7 yrs exp in the Electric Utility/Renewable Energy sector. I have EU passport (Italian cit.). Im looking to continue working in the energy industry and change country. (Target companies EDF/Shell/BP/E.ON). I want to stay in UK after my MBA or in Germany/Netherlands (Brexit). I dont speak German/Dutch.

Based on my profile and goals, which b-school to choose? I've highlited the main points for four schools Ive applied/been admitted:

1) Cranfield (MBA Energy) - 44.000 (50% scholarship)
Pros: Cheapest/Specific Energy Business modules/Decent Ranking/Strong network in UK and links with industy/Positive alumni reviews and satisfaction
Cons: Location middle of nowhere/Brexit issue/Cranfield great slip in ranking in the last years 30-40th to 70th/Small class size.

2) ESMT Berlin - 43.500 (20% scholarship)
Pros: Berlin!! (the best location, inexpensive and so cool)/German strong economy and prosperity/Jobs conditions in German and excelent quality of life
Cons: Language barrier-only 20% offers available for positions in English/graduated students dissatisfaction with Career Service and poor Network however all end up working in Germany/Mannheim-Whu better reputation in Germany/Young b-school and the Program is new in 2020

3) Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - 52.000
Pros: Great Curriculum (sustainability focus) and b-school reputation & network/better ranking/Job postions in English/Excelent quality of life in the Netherlands
Cons: Expensive/drop in rank from 30-40th to 55th/Uncertainty about b-school reputation outside The Netherlands (mainland Euope)

4) Imperial College - 59.000
Pros: London (best student city and opportunities)/Reputation as one of the best university and prestigious network/Top 40 ranking positions/Exciting program curriculum w/real world experience, connection with others faculties and innovation focus
Cons: The most expensive but I dont know if it carries such a high brand value over Cranfield in UK market in terms of job offers/Brexit issue

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Hi Congratulation on your admits. I suggest you don't go with rankings, consider the post-MBA employability and scholarships. Imperial and Cranfield would be better choices.
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New post 27 May 2019, 08:32
JohnBerto wrote:
Im an Electrical Engineer with 7 yrs exp in the Electric Utility/Renewable Energy sector. I have EU passport (Italian cit.). Im looking to continue working in the energy industry and change country. (Target companies EDF/Shell/BP/E.ON). I want to stay in UK after my MBA or in Germany/Netherlands (Brexit). I dont speak German/Dutch.

Based on my profile and goals, which b-school to choose? I've highlited the main points for four schools Ive applied/been admitted:

1) Cranfield (MBA Energy) - 44.000 (50% scholarship)
Pros: Cheapest/Specific Energy Business modules/Decent Ranking/Strong network in UK and links with industy/Positive alumni reviews and satisfaction
Cons: Location middle of nowhere/Brexit issue/Cranfield great slip in ranking in the last years 30-40th to 70th/Small class size.

2) ESMT Berlin - 43.500 (20% scholarship)
Pros: Berlin!! (the best location, inexpensive and so cool)/German strong economy and prosperity/Jobs conditions in German and excelent quality of life
Cons: Language barrier-only 20% offers available for positions in English/graduated students dissatisfaction with Career Service and poor Network however all end up working in Germany/Mannheim-Whu better reputation in Germany/Young b-school and the Program is new in 2020

3) Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - 52.000
Pros: Great Curriculum (sustainability focus) and b-school reputation & network/better ranking/Job postions in English/Excelent quality of life in the Netherlands
Cons: Expensive/drop in rank from 30-40th to 55th/Uncertainty about b-school reputation outside The Netherlands (mainland Euope)

4) Imperial College - 59.000
Pros: London (best student city and opportunities)/Reputation as one of the best university and prestigious network/Top 40 ranking positions/Exciting program curriculum w/real world experience, connection with others faculties and innovation focus
Cons: The most expensive but I dont know if it carries such a high brand value over Cranfield in UK market in terms of job offers/Brexit issue

Thank you,

Congrats on your admits. Based on your Post-MBA goals i suggest you go with Cranfield. At the same time check with alumni group also.
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New post 27 May 2019, 10:46
Would you suggest UK schools to the OP even though they may have to return back to mainland Europe to find work with the Brexit and UK immigration issues?
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New post 28 May 2019, 03:39
JohnBerto wrote:
Im an Electrical Engineer with 7 yrs exp in the Electric Utility/Renewable Energy sector. I have EU passport (Italian cit.). Im looking to continue working in the energy industry and change country. (Target companies EDF/Shell/BP/E.ON). I want to stay in UK after my MBA or in Germany/Netherlands (Brexit). I dont speak German/Dutch.

Based on my profile and goals, which b-school to choose? I've highlited the main points for four schools Ive applied/been admitted:

1) Cranfield (MBA Energy) - 44.000 (50% scholarship)
Pros: Cheapest/Specific Energy Business modules/Decent Ranking/Strong network in UK and links with industy/Positive alumni reviews and satisfaction
Cons: Location middle of nowhere/Brexit issue/Cranfield great slip in ranking in the last years 30-40th to 70th/Small class size.

2) ESMT Berlin - 43.500 (20% scholarship)
Pros: Berlin!! (the best location, inexpensive and so cool)/German strong economy and prosperity/Jobs conditions in German and excelent quality of life
Cons: Language barrier-only 20% offers available for positions in English/graduated students dissatisfaction with Career Service and poor Network however all end up working in Germany/Mannheim-Whu better reputation in Germany/Young b-school and the Program is new in 2020

3) Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University - 52.000
Pros: Great Curriculum (sustainability focus) and b-school reputation & network/better ranking/Job postions in English/Excelent quality of life in the Netherlands
Cons: Expensive/drop in rank from 30-40th to 55th/Uncertainty about b-school reputation outside The Netherlands (mainland Euope)

4) Imperial College - 59.000
Pros: London (best student city and opportunities)/Reputation as one of the best university and prestigious network/Top 40 ranking positions/Exciting program curriculum w/real world experience, connection with others faculties and innovation focus
Cons: The most expensive but I dont know if it carries such a high brand value over Cranfield in UK market in terms of job offers/Brexit issue

Thank you,


Congrats for all those acceptance

I would be cautious on how you focus on ranking. It is all about many factors. I would avoid any school in the UK because of Brexit turmoil. It is huge risk even for people inside UK so what do you think about new comer?

I heard many concerns about ESTM. You can read here and others on the internet.
https://gmatclub.com/reviews/business_school/esmt-146

I believe RSM is good choice but just check with current students and career service about the jobs you target.

Good lcuk
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Re: MBA Imperial/RSM/Cranfield/ESMT ??   [#permalink] 28 May 2019, 03:39
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