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Schulich (Canada) or AGSM (Australia) for MBA, International student

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Hi,

I am in a bit of a fix. I have 2 offers for my MBA, Schulich in Canada and AGSM with 25% scholarship in Australia

So fee wise: Schulich $75,000 USD for the entire program (awaiting the decision on scholarship but not sure), and AGSM $50,000 USD for the entire program. Both are 16–20months.

Both countries have relaxed PR policy and I am not sure which one would suit me and its hard to figure out. I guess both have their due advantages.

I have experience in oil gas and would prefer moving into Operations Consulting. I see, that AGSM has perhaps a stronger placement in Consulting with few even making it to MBB.

Location wise, both schools are pretty strong (Toronto and Sydney).

My plan would be to apply for PR once I accept the offer.

Would appreciate an expert opinion on this.

Originally posted by TA89 on 05 Sep 2018, 17:42.
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Hi....let me give my 2 cents. AGSM is very regional school. In case, u come out of Australian Geography, it might be the case that AGSM MBA is not recognized. Regarding PR, MBA programme won't give you even 1 year post study work permit unless you extend the course for 2 years. In fact, Schulich is also a regional brand but proximity to USA is an advantage in graduating from Schulich. Moreover, you will get 3 years post study work permit. But what I know is Schulich is good for IT industry. Well, in short, be prepared that once you come of the respective country, your MBA is not going to help you too much. I would recommend you to improve your GMAT and apply for good BSchools. Rotman and Ivey are worth the investment in comparison with Schulich and AGSM. Also be prepared that in Australia, MBA is not a game changer unlike USA and India.
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Hi,

I am in a bit of a fix. I have 2 offers for my MBA, Schulich in Canada and AGSM with 25% scholarship in Australia

So fee wise: Schulich $75,000 USD for the entire program (awaiting the decision on scholarship but not sure), and AGSM $50,000 USD for the entire program. Both are 16–20months.

Both countries have relaxed PR policy and I am not sure which one would suit me and its hard to figure out. I guess both have their due advantages.

I have experience in oil gas and would prefer moving into Operations Consulting. I see, that AGSM has perhaps a stronger placement in Consulting with few even making it to MBB.

Location wise, both schools are pretty strong (Toronto and Sydney).

My plan would be to apply for PR once I accept the offer.

Would appreciate an expert opinion on this.


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New post 06 Sep 2018, 19:15
Hey buddy,
I did retake the GMAT and improved from 650 to a 660, just 10 points. This was when I decided to go ahead with the application process.

Now, in terms of school. I applied at Ivey and Rotman last year with a 650 but in R3 which already is a no-show for international. I took my GMAT around the R2 deadlines, then worked on the applications which stretched the submissions to R3. Both schools rejected me within a weak. Plus these were the 1st two schools I applied to, so my application still had room for improvement. Queens didn't even shortlist me after the preliminary assessment. This left me with Schulich or Mcgill and Schulich had a Jan intake so I applied.

As for AGSM, its graduates go into Consulting. Consulting is not as competitive to get into as it is in Canada since Aus is a growing market. This was the reason why I considered it. The location is also a strong advantage.

So its either these 2 or try for some Mid-tiers US.

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Hi....let me give my 2 cents. AGSM is very regional school. In case, u come out of Australian Geography, it might be the case that AGSM MBA is not recognized. Regarding PR, MBA programme won't give you even 1 year post study work permit unless you extend the course for 2 years. In fact, Schulich is also a regional brand but proximity to USA is an advantage in graduating from Schulich. Moreover, you will get 3 years post study work permit. But what I know is Schulich is good for IT industry. Well, in short, be prepared that once you come of the respective country, your MBA is not going to help you too much. I would recommend you to improve your GMAT and apply for good BSchools. Rotman and Ivey are worth the investment in comparison with Schulich and AGSM. Also be prepared that in Australia, MBA is not a game changer unlike USA and India.
TA89 wrote:
Hi,

I am in a bit of a fix. I have 2 offers for my MBA, Schulich in Canada and AGSM with 25% scholarship in Australia

So fee wise: Schulich $75,000 USD for the entire program (awaiting the decision on scholarship but not sure), and AGSM $50,000 USD for the entire program. Both are 16–20months.

Both countries have relaxed PR policy and I am not sure which one would suit me and its hard to figure out. I guess both have their due advantages.

I have experience in oil gas and would prefer moving into Operations Consulting. I see, that AGSM has perhaps a stronger placement in Consulting with few even making it to MBB.

Location wise, both schools are pretty strong (Toronto and Sydney).

My plan would be to apply for PR once I accept the offer.

Would appreciate an expert opinion on this.


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